Signup for summer camps has begun

Contact: Deanne Puca
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WMU's Children's Place Learning Center offers 10 themed weeks during the summer for preschool and elementary students.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Registration is underway for summer camps at Western Michigan University, including new experiences and popular returning programs for learners of all ages.

New this year are opportunities for middle school and high school students to experience WMU's state-of-the-art Esports Arena, working with the University's performance coach and esports team to build teamwork and communication skills. 

Also new among this year's offerings is the internationally acclaimed jazz vocal group New York Voices, which will open its instruction to area teenagers and adults at WMU this summer.

This year's lineup of camps also features several long-running programs. They focus on such subjects as writing, reading, science, virtual reality and Japanese culture offered by the Academically Talented Youth Program; aviation industry and technical operations at the College of Aviation in Battle Creek; 10 themed weeks for preschool and elementary students at the Children's Place Learning Center on the University's Main Campus; and sports camps offered through Bronco athletics.

Also continuing this year are camps for young entrepreneurs through the Haworth College of Business, developing financial savvy with the Department of Finance and Commercial Law; opportunities for high-school students interested in pursuing degrees in elementary education to job shadow teachers and even teach a lesson themselves; and hands-on excavations at the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project.

Details of these camps, along with several other programs that cover a wide variety of interests during June, July and August, are available online. Some scholarships are available; check with specific camps.

For more information, contact WMU's Office of Pre-College Programming at (269) 387-2773.

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