Summer camp opportunities abound at WMU
April 15, 2011 | WMU News
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KALAMAZOO--Whether they like to play the drums, write mysteries, sing jazz or design their own video games, young people will find something to engage their minds at numerous Western Michigan University camps planned for this summer. Registration is under way for many of the camps, and space is limited for most. The following is a partial list of camp offerings.
Summer 2011 camps at WMU
- Various dates throughout June, July and August--Bronco athletics sports camps for high-school-age and younger students interested in soccer, volleyball, football, and other sports. More information
- Various dates in June and July--ATYP Summer Programs for students entering grades six through nine who have qualified for the Academically Talented Youth Program, 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. Sessions include Web page design, graphic novels, poetry workshop, pinhole photography, ceramic face jugs and chess. Fee: $100 per camp. Registration deadline is June 1. Contact: (269) 387-3230 or email@example.com. More information
- June 6-Sept. 2--Campus Kids, ages 18 months to five years, 13 themed weeks, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Children's Place Learning Center. Fees: $40 registration and $175 per week per child or hourly rates for WMU students, staff and community that range from $4.88 to $6.61. Contact: (269) 387-2277. More information
- June 13-18 and June 19-24--Keith Hall Summer Drum Intensive, various ages and levels, Dalton Center. Final concerts are Thursday and Friday at The Union Cabaret and Grille in downtown Kalamazoo. Tuition: $425. Dining hall meals: $150. Residence hall housing: $150. Contact: (201) 406-5059 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More information
- June 20-24 and June 26-30--GEAR UP College Day programs for recent graduates and those staring the 12th grade in the fall at eligible high schools. For the class of 2011 at Kalamazoo Central, Fennville and Hartford high schools; the GUCD Summer Bridge Program at WMU targets 50 GUCD students who will be attending WMU in the Fall 2011. They will have the opportunity to stay at Henry Hall in the center of campus for four days (June 20-23), take math brush-up workshops, participate in EduGuide workshops, learn about student services WMU has to offer and get themselves acclimated to the WMU campus and its colleges, among other activities. Students interested must submit an application and selections are made on a first-come-first-serve-basis.
For the class of 2012 at Kalamazoo Central, Fennville, Hartford, Benton Harbor and Eau Claire high schools, the GUCD Summer College Tour (June 26-30) is available to 40 GUCD students who submit an application and are selected on a first-come-first-serve-basis. Participants will have the opportunity to tour the state of Michigan and visit some of the best colleges and universities the state has to offer. This four-day tour will include stops at educational activities, such as museums, and fun activities, such as visiting state parks.
Fee: Free. Contact: Tania Echavarria, assistant director at email@example.com or (269) 387-3339. More information
- June 20-July 1--Third Coast Writing Project, ages eight to 14, 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, Brown Hall. Two themed writing camp experiences: "Animals in Action" for ages eight to 10 and "It's a Mystery!" for ages 11-14. Tuition: $150 and includes computer fees, T-shirt and writing supplies. Contact: (269) 387-7572 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More information
- June 26-July 1--Steve Zegree Vocal Jazz Camp, open to high school and college students, teachers, professors and community members, starts at 8 a.m. at the Dalton Center and runs through the day with evening rehearsals. Solo performances 8:30-10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at The Union Cabaret and Grille in downtown Kalamazoo. Final concert is Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Dalton Center. Fees: $495 and housing available for $250 per person for double room and board or $325 for single room. Contact: (269) 387-4689 or email@example.com. More information
- June 27-Aug. 5--Upward Bound, an academic college preparatory program for first generation and/or low-income high school students, is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and sponsored locally by WMU. Upward Bound is designed to strengthen the academic skills of eligible high school students and prepare them to enter college and graduate with baccalaureate degrees. Participants take classes in math, English, science, language and history to strengthen their skills to excel academically and to ensure their post secondary enrollment and completion. They are also exposed to culturally enriched programs such as plays and museum tours. Students who successfully complete the summer component are eligible to participant in a week-long trip to explore college campuses outside the state of Michigan.Contact: Walter Malone, assistant director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (269) 387-2875. More information
- July 10-23--Seminar, high school summer music camp offered to students in grades nine through 12 and 2011 graduates in six areas of study: brass, woodwind, percussion, string, vocal/choral and keyboard. Held in residence hall facilities on the WMU campus. Tuition: $1,095 for residents who live on campus, $895 for students who live off-campus. Competitive scholarships are available. Contact: (269) 387-4681 or email@example.com. More information
- July 11-15--Design and Manufacturing Summer Camp, grades six to eight, hands-on experience using design and manufacturing model of bringing products to market, 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Fee: $200 and a 10 percent discount for registration before June 11. Contact: (269) 276-3350. More information
- July 25-Aug. 12--Archaeological Summer Camp provides three sessions 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday for participants in grades 10 through 12 (July 25-29), in grades six through nine (Aug. 1-5) or for adults who wish to earn graduate or CEU credits (Aug. 8-12) to be trained in excavation and record keeping techniques at historic Fort St. Joseph in Niles, Mich. Fee: $125. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or (269) 387-3981. More information
- Aug. 1-5 and Aug. 8-12--Video Game Design Institute promotes an understanding of basic video game design in a hands-on environment, grades six to 12, two weeklong sessions, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, Parkview Campus. Fee: $275 per week. Contact: Scot Conant at (269) 276-3272 or firstname.lastname@example.org; John Troxtel at (818) 249-7030 or email@example.com. More information