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City Pulse summer camp guide

by City Pulse Staff

All the reptile identifying, stargazing, horseback riding and basketball conditioning your kid can handle

Arbor Chess Camp
June 23-28.
Building skills and daily play; every camper gets a trophy. Grades K-9 (broken down by age). $279 before May 15/$289 before June 15.  314/318 Berkey Hall, MSU campus. Register and more info at arborchess.com/10201.html.


Breakthrough Basketball at Aim High Sports

July 15-17: Skill Development Camp: Grades 7-8:
Skill building with NBA development coach Don Kelbick. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $225.
Aug. 9-10: Youth Ball Handling and Skills Camp I:
Grades 2-4. Developing skills in ball handling footwork, passing and athleticism. 9 a.m.-noon. $120.
Aug. 9-10: Youth Ball Handling and Skills Camp II:
Grades 5-8. Developing skills in ball handling footwork, passing and athleticism. 1-4 p.m. $120.
Aim High Sports
, 7977 Centerline Drive, Dimondale. (517) 319-1000,
thesummitsportsandice.com/events/breakthrough-basketball-camp


Capital Area Humane Society Day Camps

Capital Area Humane Society
7095 W. Grand River Ave., Lansing. education@adoptlansing.org, (517) 626-6821 ext. 130.


June 16-20/July 21-25: Animal Adventure Camp:
Ages 8-12. Learning about pets and the animal kingdom through games, art and activities. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.. $150 (before and after care available for $50).
June 23-27 or July 28-Aug. 1: K9 Training Workshop I (beginner & intermediate):
Ages 12-16. Learning positive reinforcement training techniques. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $150 ($25
extra for dogs).
Aug. 11-15: K9 Training Workshop II (advanced):
Ages 12-16. Advanced training strategies for shelter dogs. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $150.
July 7-11: Introduction to Animal Careers:
Ages 10-14. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $175 (before and after care available for $50).
July 14-18: Junior Explorers Pet Camp:
Ages 4-8. Younger version of animal adventure camp. Noon-4:30 p.m. $75 (before and after care available for $25).
Aug. 5-9: Pre-Veterinary Workshop:
Ages 13-16. Developing critical skills for animal medicine with local vets and specialists (scrubs required). 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $175.
Aug. 18-22: Back in the Arts Camp:
Ages 10-14. How animals have influenced the worlds of art and pop culture. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $175 (before and after care available for $50).



Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan — Day Camps at Camp Wacousta

Camp Wacousta,
13360 Wacousta Road, Wacousta. (517) 699-9400, gshom.org/events/camp/ resident_camp_new.html.

July 7-11: Animal Adventures: Grades K-5. Learning about animals from around the world.
July 7-11: Program Aide Training:
Grades 6-12. Leadership skill training.
July 14-18: Sports Camp: Grades K-12. Daily competition.
July 21-25: Fantastic Fashion: Grades K-12. Creating fashion, putting on a fashion show.
July 28-Aug. 1: Drama Divas: Grades K-5. Creating and putting on plays.
Aug. 4-8: Water Wonderland: Grades K-5. Work with the MSU Sailing Center.
Aug. 11-15: It’s Your World, Change It!: Grades K-12. Make the world better, visit the Capitol building.
Aug. 18-22: Amazing Art: Grades K-5. Making art, meet local artists.
Aug. 25-29: Fun Science: Grades K-12. Exploring science, take a trip to a planetarium. All camps $140.


Impression 5 Science Center — Day Camps Impression 5 Science Center

200 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 485-8116, impression5.org.

June 18-Aug. 15: Summer Sprouts: Ages 2-4. Science-themed playgroups; themes vary by day. 9:15-10 a.m. $11/$8 members. L.A.B.S. Camps-Single Day
June 30-Rock & Roll Science: Ages 5-13. Learning about the science of sound. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $65.
July 1-Color Explosion: Ages 5-13. Color mixing and fluid movement. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $65.
July 2-Blow it Up!:
Ages 5-13. Create rockets and eruptions. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $65.

July 3-Lego Craze:
Ages 5-13. Exploring the world of Legos. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $65.

Aug. 25-Don’t Try This at Home:
Ages 5-13. Experiment with household objects. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $65.

Aug. 26-Natural Disasters:
Ages 5-13. The science behind natural disasters. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $65.

Aug. 27-Soaked Up Science:
Ages 5-13. Waterrelated experiments. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $65.

Aug. 28-Light, Laser, and More!:
Ages 5-13. The science of light. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $65.

Aug. 29-Tasty Science:
Ages 5-13. Turn kitchen supplies into yummy concoctions. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $65.


IMPRESSION 5 L.A.B.S. Camps — Week Long

June 9-13-Dino Chomp: Ages 3-5. Learning about dinosaurs. 9 a.m.-noon. $125.
June 9-13-Spy Academy:
Ages 5-7. Exploring the world of secret agents. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $250.
June 9-13-Lego Robotics: Ages 7-9. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $250.
June 9-13-Reactions & Lab Coats:
Ages 10-13. The science behind luminescence, dry ice and endothermic reactions. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $250.

June 16-20-Awesome Art:
Ages 3-5. Channel your inner artist and create your own masterpieces. 9 a.m.-noon. $125.
June 16-20-Dino Roar!:
Ages 5-7. Dinosaur studies. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $250.

June 16-20-Forensics:
Ages 7-9.. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $250.

June 16-20-Advanced Robotics:
Ages 10-13. Build and program robots using Lego EV3 system. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $250.

June 23-27-Young Chemist:
Ages 3-5. The world of chemistry 9 a.m.-noon. $125.

June 23-27-Mission to Mars:
Ages 5-7. Learning about the solar system. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $250.
June 23-27-Techno City: Ages 7-9. Creating a city using electricity and circuts. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $250.
June 23-27-Advanced Forensics:
Ages 10-13. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $250.

July 7-11-Galaxy Explorers:
Ages 3-5. Pretend to explore the galaxy. 9 a.m.-noon $125.

July 7-11-Science of Art:
Ages 5-7. Create amazing art and discover science. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $250.

July 7-11-Hollywood Science:
Ages 7-9. Learn all about movie making. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $250.
July 7-11-Start Your Engines: Ages 10-13. Learn about electricity, aerodynamics, and design as you build your own racecar. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $250.
July 14-18-Sense-sational Science:
Ages 3-5. Get in touch with your observational skills and learn what it takes to be a scientist. 9 a.m.-noon. $125.

July 14-18-Sticky, Icky Chemistry:
Ages 5-7. Learn about the wonderful world of chemistry. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $250.
July 14-18-Video Game Science:
Ages 7-9. Learn the science behind video games and create your own. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $250.

July 14-18-Best Commercial EVER!:
Ages 10-13. Learn about what it takes to make your own commercial and create one. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $250.

July 21-25-Science on the Go!:
Ages 3-5. Science camp featuring wheels, gears, and anything that moves. 9 a.m.-noon. $125.

July 21-25-Fairytale Science:
Ages 5-7. The science behind favorite fairytales. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $250.

July 21-25-Avengers to the Rescue:
Ages 7-9. Explore Marvel’s The Avengers while investigating the science behind super powers. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $250.

July 21-25-Video Game Science:
Ages 10-13. Learn the science behind video games and create your own. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $250.

July 28-Aug. 1-Dr. Seuss Adventure:
Ages 3-5. The science in Dr. Seuss’ books. 9 a.m.-noon. $125.

July 28-Aug. 1-Beach Days:
Ages 5-7. Explore the beach in Impression 5’s 300-gallon water room as you conduct experiments, design a boat, and learn about water. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $250.
July 28-Aug. 1-Fizz Boom Chemistry: Ages 7-9. Become a chemist and create and explore things that fizz. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $250.
July 28-Aug. 1-Science of Percy Jackson:
Ages 10-13. Learn about the science behind Percy Jackson and Greek mythology. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $250.

Aug. 4-8-Weather Kids:
Ages 3-5. Become a meteorologist for a week. 9 a.m.-noon. $125.

Aug. 4-8-Nature Safari:
Ages 5-7. Explore what nature has to offer. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $250.

Aug. 4-8-Video Game Science:
Ages 7-9. Learn the science behind video games and create your own. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $250.

Aug. 4-8-Science Fiction Adventure:
Ages 10-13. Explore the world of science fiction and create your own work. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $250.

Aug. 11-15-Nature Investigators:
Ages 3-5. Explore life and nature in a hands-on week of outdoor exploration. 9 a.m.-noon. $125.

Aug. 11-15-Science Lab:
Making Stuff: Ages 5-7. Learn about the science of making “stuff”. Create silly putty and nano fabric. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $250.

Aug. 11-15-Cardboard Arcade:
Ages 7-9. Use cardboard to make an arcade game. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $250.

Aug. 11-15-Game Show Science:
Ages 10-13. Create your own game show about science and play other campers’ games. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $250.

Aug. 18-22-Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!:
Ages 3-5. Exploring the world of bugs. 9 a.m.-noon. $125.

Aug. 18-22-Superhero Adventures:
Ages 5-7. Investigating the science behind superpowers. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $250.

Aug. 18-22-Science Canvas:
Ages 7-9. Creating art and discovering science. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $250.

Aug. 18-22-Advanced Mythbusters:
Ages 10-13. Testing common myths. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $250.


Lansing Art Gallery Day Camp

Lansing Art Gallery
119 N. Washington Square, Lansing (517) 374-6400. lansingartgallery.org/ summer-art-camp

June 23-26 July 7-10/July 21-24/Aug. 4-7: Mandala Mixed Media: Ages 7-12. Create mandalas using paint, recycled materials and collages. Led by Artist Jane Reiter. $75/$70 members. lansingartgallery.org/summer-art-camps.


Lansing Community College A Summer Youth Programs

LCC East
2827 Eyde Parkway

July 7-11: Youth police academy: Grades 7-11 Hands-on experience in the criminal justice system, field trips to see arraignments and Michigan Supreme Court proceedings. $239. (517) 483-1860.
June 16-20, June 23-27, July 21-25: Youth basketball camp:
Grades 4-8. Learning offensive sets and team defense, concludes in a championship tournament. $135. Main campus gym. (517) 483-1610

July 28-31: Youth volleyball camp:
Grades 5-8. Body position, footwork, passing, setting, serving and hitting. $115. Main campus gym. (517) 483-1610.

July 28-31: Specialty skills volleyball:
Grades 9-12. Passing, serving and hitting. $145. (517) 483-1610

June 23-27, Aug. 4-8: Big Zoo Explorers:
Grades 2-6. In-depth study on animals at Potter Park Zoo. $310. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. LCC East. (517) 483-1610.

July 28-Aug. 1: Mission to Mars:
Grades 5-8. Science, math, problem solving and teamwork; concludes with acting as astronauts/mission controllers in a simulated mission at Challenger Learning Center in Kalamazoo. $329. LCC East. (517) 483-1610.

Aug. 4-8: Lego Robotics Camp:
Grades 5-9. Computer science, technology, engineering and math; hands-on experience with Lego Mindstorms Robotics EV3. $349. LCC East. (517) 483-1610.

June 23-26: S.T.E.M. Challenges for High Achievers:
Grades 6-8. Robotics, chemistry, geology, biology, forensic science, physics, math and environmental biology. $299.LCC East. (517) 483-9306.

Aug. 11-14: Science & Math Challenges for High Achievers:
Grades 4-6. Robotics, chemistry, geology, biology, forensic science, physics, math and environmental biology. $299. LCC East. (517) 483-9360.


Michigan State Housing Development Authority Dig Camp

Michigan Historical Museum
702 W. Kalamazoo St, Lansing (517) 373-3559

June 23-27/July 14-18: Ages 10-12. Exploring the technology archaeologist’s use on their digs. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. $275/$250 for Michigan Historical Museum members. (517) 373-3559.


MSU Broad Art Museum

MSU Broad Art Museum
547 E. Circle Dr., East Lansing. (517) 884-3900, broadmuseum.msu.edu/summerartcamp.

June 16-27: Summer Art Camp: Grades 1-3. Create art with educators, museum staff, docents, and student teachers.At conclusion, artwork is displayed in a museum exhibition. 9 a.m.-noon. $250.
July 7-18: Summer Art Camp:
Grades 1-3. Create art with educators, museum staff, docents, and student teachers. At conclusion, artwork is displayed in a museum exhibition. 9 a.m.-noon. $250.

July 21-Aug. 1: Summer Art Camp:
Grades 4-6. Create art with educators, museum staff, docents, and student teachers. At conclusion, artwork is displayed in a museum exhibition. 9 a.m.-noon. $250.

Aug. 4-15: Summer Art Camp:
Grades 4-6. Create art with educators, museum staff, docents, and student teachers. At conclusion, artwork is displayed in a museum exhibition. 9 a.m.-noon. $250.

Aug 4-15: High School Summer Residency:
Grades 10-12. Summer residency to hone artistic skills and create a mini portfolio. 1-4 p.m. $300.


Potter Park Zoo-Zookambi Day Camps

Potter Park Zoo
1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 342-2713. potterparkzoo.org/wildlife-education/zookambi-summer-camp

AM Sessions: 9 a.m.-Noon, PM Sessions: 1-4 p.m.

June 16: SuperAnimals: Grades 1-2. Lean about animals with super powers that help them survive. AM
June 16: It’s Not Easy Being Green:
Grades 1-2. Explore the world of amphibians and reptiles. PM

June 16: What’s for Lunch:
Grades 1-2. Learn about how animals find food in the wild and prevent themselves from becoming food themselves. PM

June 16: Around the World:
Grades 3-4. Learn about animals/cultures from around the globe. AM

June 16: Leapers, Creepers:
Grades 3-4. Learn about creatures in ponds, lakes and wetlands. PM

June 16: Picture This:
Grades 5-7. Learn photography skills while photographing wild animals and create your own mock billboard for the zoo. AM

June 16: So You Want to Work at the Zoo?:
Grades 5-7. Try out one of the many animal-related careers and see what it's like to work at the zoo. PM

June 16: Animal Ecology:
Grades 8-12. Become a zoologist and examine environmental and physiological factors that affect the animals. AM

June 16: Animal Behavior:
Grades 8-12. Become a zoologist and observe/analyze animal behaviors. PM

June 23: All in the Family:
Grades 1-2. Explore the families of the animal kingdom. AM

June 23: Wildlife Detective:
Grades 3-4. Learn how to be a wildlife detective and solve a case. AM

June 23: Zoolympics:
Grades 3-4. Come learn about the athletes of the animal kingdom. PM
June 23: Puzzles, Pinatas, and Presents: Grades 5-7. Learn about the enrichment of Potter Park and make treats and toys for the animals. AM
June 23-July 21: Know Your Totem:
Grades 5-7. Learn about animals and discover their importance, just like Native Americans did. PM

June 30-July 2: U.S. of Animals:
All Ages. Explore symbolic animals and celebrate America. All Day

July 14: Sensational Zoo:
Grades 1-2. Lean about how animals use their senses to perceive and live in the world around them. AM

July 14: Dr. Zoo-euss:
Grades 1-2. Animal activities centered around the zoo. PM

July 14: Join the Pack:
Grades 3-4. Lean about and explore the lives of wolves. AM

July 14: Circle of Life:
Grades 3-4. Learn about the lifecycles of various animals. PM

July 14: So You Want to Work at the Zoo?:
Try out one of the many animal-related careers and see what it's like to work at the zoo. AM

July 14: Grossology:
Grades 5-7. Learn how gross can be good in the animal kingdom. PM

July 21: Welcome to my House:
Grades 1-2. Learn about how animals create their homes and take a shot at building one yourself. AM

July 21: Know Your Totem, Jr.:
Grades 1-2. Learn about animals and discover their importance, just like Native Americans did. PM

July 21: Beastly Tails:
Grades 3-4. Connect animals from pictures with their real life counterparts. AM

July 21: Winged Wonders:
Grades 3-4. Explore the world of winged animals. PM

July 21: Puzzles, Pinatas, and Presents:
Grades 5-7. Learn about the enrichment of Potter Park and make treats and toys for the animals. AM

July 21: Vanishing Act:
Grades 5-7. Learn how to help rare and endangered animals from vanishing. PM

July 21: Animal Ecology:
Grades 8-12. Become a zoologist and examine environmental and physiological factors that affect the animals. AM

July 21: Animal Behavior:
Grades 8-12. Become a zoologist and observe/analyze animal behaviors. PM

July 28: Now You See Me:
Grades 1-2. Lean about animal coverings and why they are colored, “dressed”, the way they are. AM

July 28: Dr. Zoo-euss:
Grades 1-2. Animal activities centered around the zoo. PM

July 28: Wild for Art:
Grades 3-4. Learn about the beauty of animals and create works of art. AM

July 28: Survivor: Wild:
Grades 3-4. Learn about the survival skills of animals and test out your own. PM

July 28: Critter Chronicles:
Grades 5-7. Learn about animals in literature with a chance to write your own story inspired by the animals at the zoo. AM

July 28: Survivor:
Wild: Grades 5-7. Learn about the survival skills of animals and test out your own. PM

Aug. 4: Just Like Me:
Grades 1-2. Learn about animal and human similarities. AM

Aug. 4: What’s for Lunch:
Grades 1-2. Learn about how animals find food in the wild and prevent themselves from becoming food themselves. PM

Aug. 4: Around the World:
Grades 3-4. Learn about animals and cultures from around the globe. AM

Aug. 4: Wild for Art:
Grades 3-4. Learn about the beauty of animals and create works of art. PM

Aug. 4: Water, Water Everywhere:
Grades 5-7. Lean about the relationship between water, humans, and animals with a trip to the Red Cedar for microscope learning. AM

Aug. 4: Picture This:
Grades 5-7. Learn photography skills while photographing wild animals and create your own mock billboard. PM

Each camp is one week long unless listed otherwise. $90 half-day ($75 member)/$180 fullday ($150 member).


Le Chat Gourmet

Le Chat Gourmet
11874 Bunker Highway, Eaton Rapids. (517) 663-7322, lechetgourmet@lechetgourmet.com.

July 7-11: All-American Cooking: Ages 8-16. Making pancakes, pizza, barbeque chicken, meatloaf and snacks. Focusing on kitchen safety, beginner knife skills, reading recipes, measuring ingredients and plate presentation. There will be a cook-off on the last day. 9 a.m.-noon. $245.
Aug. 4-8. Cooking around the World:
Ages 8-16. Making bacon waffles, Thai chicken stir-fry, French ham and cheese crepes and steak fajitas. Focusing on kitchen safety, beginner knife skills, reading recipes, measuring ingredients and plate presentation. Cook-off on the last day. 9 a.m.-noon. $245.


City of East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation and Arts

All activities take place at either Bailey Community Center, 300 Bailey St., East Lansing, or East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing

June 11-13: Nature Gone Wild: Grades K-6. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $27.
June 16-20: Choose Your Own Path:
Grades K-6. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $27.

June 23-27: Explore the Past:
Grades K-6. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. $27.

June 30-July 3: Proud Patriots:
Grades K-6. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $27.

July 7-11: Invent, Engineer & Grow:
Grades K-6. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $27.

July 14-18: Navigate the Universe:
Grades K-6. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $27.

July 21-25: Eco Heroes-“Going Green”:
Grades K-6. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $27.

July 28-Aug. 1: Athletic Adventures:
Grades K-6. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $27.

Aug. 4-8: Water Wonders:
Grades K-6. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $27.

Aug. 11-15: Around the World:
Grades K-6. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $27.

Aug. 18-22: Movin’ & Groovin’:
Grades K-6. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $27.

Aug. 25-28: Wrapping Up the Fun:
Grades K-6. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $27.


Wharton Center

Wharton Center
750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 884-3166, kris.ouellette@whartoncenter.com.

July 28-Aug. 1: Take it from the Top. Five-day musical theatre workshop: Ages 10-18. Participants will learn about music, dance and theater with a final recital for friends and families. Participants should prepare a musical theater song with sheet music. Monday-Thursday: Pre-teen (ages 10-13) 10 a.m.– 2 p.m./Teen (ages 14-18) 1-5 p.m. Friday: Both ages groups noon–5:30 p.m. Recital at 7 p.m. $295. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 884-3166, kris.ouellette@whartoncenter.com.
July 28-Aug. 2. Take it from the Top:
Advanced Group: Ages 15-22. Participants must audition for this group on Sunday, May 4 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The focus will be on the Broadway musical “Pippin.” Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m./Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Recital at 1 p.m. $395.

Mystic Lake YMCA Camp

Mystic Lake YMCA Camp
Lake, MI (517) 827-9650, mysticlakecamp.com

June 22-Aug. 16: The Mystic Experience: Ages 7-14. Traditional sleep-away summer camp with one-week ($460) and two-week ($870) options; horseback riding club addition available for $50.
June 22-Aug. 16: Mini camp:
Ages 6-14. Designed for first-time resident campers. $260.

July 10-26/July 27-Aug. 2: Gone Fishing:
Ages 11-14. Fishing camp, concluding in a bass tournament on Mystic Lake. $570.

June 29-July 5, Aug. 10-16: Technical Tree Climbing:
Ages 11-15. Learn and enhance tree climbing skills. $560. June 29-July 5: Lacrosse: Ages 10-14. Improving the fundamentals. $560.
June 22-28: South Manitou Island Backpacking. $570.
Aug. 3-9: North Manitou Island Backpacking.
$580. June 29-July 5, Aug. 3-9: Drama camp: Ages 10- 14. Improving acting skills; skit performance for parents on checkout day. $460.

July 6-19: Discovery Adventure Camp:
Ages 12- 15. Two week program of adventure starting at Mystic Lake and ending at Muskegon State Park and a trip to Michigan’s Adventure theme park. $900.

Aug. 10-16: Pictured Rocks Backpacking:
Ages 13-16. Backpack through the Upper Peninsula. $590.

July 20-Aug. 2: Teen Extreme Camp:
Ages 13-16. Designed for teens who love adventure and wilderness camping. $900. mysticlakecamp.com.


Sherman Lake YMCA

Sherman Lake YMCA
6225 N. 39th St., Augusta. (269) 731-3000, shermanlakecamp.org.

July 7-11, 14-18, 21-25, 28-Aug. 1, 4-8, 11-15, 18-22: Kindercamp: Ages 4-5. Half days.
July 7-11, 14-18, 21-25, 28-Aug. 1, 4-8, 11-15, 18-22-Classic Day Camp:
Ages 6-13. 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

July 7-11-Gilmore Piano Camp:
Ages 7-13. Learn /perfect your piano skills. Auditions required. (855) 845-1768. $375 before May 15, $385 after May 16.

July 7-11, 21-25, Aug. 4-8, 18-22-Into Thin Air Climbing Camp:
Ages 10-13. Learn climbing skills as you explore thrilling climbs. $315 by May 15, $325 after May 16.

July 7-11, 14-18, 21-25, 28-Aug. 1, 4-8, 11- 15, 18-22: Horse Whisperer Camp.
Ages 6-13. Horse-riding camp. $405 through May 15, $415 after May 16.

July 14-18-Picasso Goes to Camp:
Ages 9-13. Learn how to express yourself through art. $300 through May 15, $310 May 16 or later.

July 14-18: Where the Wild Things Are:
Ages 9-13.
July 14-18, 28-Aug. 1, 4-8, 18-22: Make a Splash:
Ages 10-13. Swim and water camp on Sherman Lake. $315 by May 15, $325 after May 16.

July 21-25-LARP Quest:
Ages 10-13. LARP adventure camp. $315 by May 15, $325 after May 16.

July 28-Aug. 1: Lights, Camera, Action!:
Ages 11-13. Perfect your acting skills and showcase them in a performance. $300 by May 15, $310 after May 16.

Aug. 4-8-Dance-Dance Revolution:
Ages 6-13. Learn a new dance routine and practice your dancing skills. $290 by May 15, $300 after May 16.

Aug. 11-15-Twisted Sports:
Ages 6-13. Learning outdoor games. $295 by May 15, $305 after May 16.

Aug. 11-15. Weird Science:
Ages 9-13. Participate in challenging, fun science experiments daily. $290 through May 15, $300 May 16 or later.


The First Tee of Mid-Michigan

The First Tee of Mid-Michigan
1526 Mt. Hope Road, Lansing. (517) 281-7475, thefirstteemidmichigan.org.

June 9-12: Base Camp: Learn a solid base for golf. 9 a.m.-noon. $100.
June 16, 23, 30, July 7-14: PLAYer A: Introductory class to golf:
Royal Scot 9-10:30 a.m., PLAYer B: Class for players with moderate golf experience. Sycamore 1-2:30 p.m., Par: Class for those certified at the PLAY level. Sycamore 9-11 a.m.

June 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15:-PLAYer A: Introductory class to golf:
Sycamore 6:30-8 p.m., PLAYer B: Class for players with moderate golf experience. Sycamore 9-10:30 a.m.

June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16-PLAYer A: Introductory class to golf:
Sycamore 1-2:30 p.m.

June 21-24: Base Camp
9 a.m.-noon.

June 28, July 12, 26, Aug. 9, 23: Little Linksters:
Ages 5-6. Introduction to golf. 10-10:45 a.m. $25.

June 28, July 12, 26, Aug. 9, 23: Open Practice/ Make Up:
Time to make up a class or get additional help. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $25

July 28, Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25-PLAYer B:
Class for players with moderate golf experience. Sycamore 1-2:30 p.m., Par: Class for those certified at the PLAY level. Sycamore 9-11 a.m.

July 29, Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26-PLAYer B:
For players with moderate experience. Sycamore 9-10:30 a.m.


Michigan State University Day Camps

June 23-27: 4-H Animal and Veterinary Science Camp: Ages 13-16. Hands-on experience in animal handling and veterinary medicine. $310/$300 for 4-H members. (517) 431-1626.
June 23-27: Arabic Summer Camp:
Ages 7-12. Learning Arabic language and culture. $120/$110 before May 20. 12:30-4 p.m. (517) 432-6770.

July 21-25/July 28-Aug. 1/Aug. 18-22: Basics of archery:
$95. 1:30-3 p.m. (517) 884-0550, demmercenter.msu.edu/classes.

June 23-25/July 14-16: Spartan Kids baseball camp:
Ages 6-12. Baseball fundamentals. $150. (517) 355-0259.

July 14-16: Spartan Comprehensive Skills Baseball Camp:
Ages 13-18. Position-specific instruction, offensive skills. $225. (517) 355-0259.

July 14-17/July 21-24/July 28-31: Chinese Language and Culture Summer Camp :
Grades K-12.. Learning Chinese language and culture. $60 one session/$100 two sessions/$130 three sessions. (517) 355-3801.

July 28-Aug 1: Chinese Summer Camp:
Ages 7-12. Introduces children to Chinese language/ culture. $250 all-day, $110 half-day before May 20, $270 for all-day, $120 for half-day after May 20. Discounts available. Angelika Kraemer, (517) 432-6770.

Creative Writing Camp:
Grades 3-5 June 16-19, June 23-26, July 14-17, July 21-24. Grades 6-8, June 23-26. $110 half-day, $190 full-day before June 1, $121 half-day, $209 full-day after June 1. (517) 432-7236. Bessey Hall.

Creative Writing: Starting with Pictures:
Grades 3-5. Capture pictures then use digital tools to create your writing. June 23-26, July 14-17. $110 half-day, $190 full-day before June 1, $121 half-day, $209 full-day after June 1. (517) 432-7236. Bessey Hall.

June 11: Football Offensive Line/Defensive Line Camp:
Grades 9-12. $75. (517) 355-1647
June 16-17: Football Youth Camp: Grade: 3-8. Learn football skills from MSU’s coaching staff. $200, $25 discount before May 1. (517) 355-1647,
June 17: Football Kicking Camp:
Grades 9-12. $75. (517) 355-1647. Skandalaris Football Center.

June 17-21: French Summer Camp:
Ages 7-12. Introduces children to French language/culture. $110 half-day, $250 full-day before May 20, $120 half-day, $270 full-day after May 20. Multiple child discounts. (517) 432-6770, cls.celta.msu.edu.

June 14-18: German Summer Camp:
Ages 7-12. Introduces children to German language and culture. $110 half-day, $250 full-day before May 20, $120 half-day, $270 full-day after May 20. Discounts available. (517) 432-6770, cls.celta.msu.edu.

June 23-26 & July 14-17: Growing Young Writers:
Grades 1-2. Develop your writing skills.

July 7-Aug. 1: Health Science Scholar Institute:
Grades 10-11. 3.0 GPA required. Must identify as African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American or underrepresented Asian groups. An intensive, non-residential program to introduce the world of medicine and becoming a physician. (517) 353-7140.

June 23-27: Hebrew Summer Camp:
Ages 7-12. Learn about the Hebrew language and culture. All levels welcome. $110 by May 20; $120 after May 20. (517) 355-7587.

Aug. 4-8: Hindi Summer Camp:
Ages 7-12. Learn about the Hindi language and culture. Early registration by May 20: $250 all-day camps or $110 halfdays. After May 20: $270 all-day camps, $120 halfdays. (517) 432-6770 or cls@celta.msu.edu

Hockey Camps:
Ages 9-17, boys. (517) 355-1639.

July 21-25: Italian Summer Camp:
Ages 7-12. Learn about the Italian language and culture. All levels welcome. Early registration by May 20: $250 for all-day camps, $110 for half-days. After May 20: $270 for all-day camps. $120 for halfdays. (517) 432-6770 or cls@celta.msu.edu.

July 7-11: Japanese Summer Camp:
Ages 7-12. Learn about the Japanese language and culture. All levels welcome. Early registration by May 20: $250 for all-day camps, $110 for half-days. After May 20: $270 for all-day camps, $120 for halfdays. (517) 432-6770 or cls@celta.msu.edu

Kellogg Bird Sanctuary Summer Science Adventure:
Grades 1-6. Natural environment where children can learn about science and our connection to the natural world. July 7-11, 14-18 or 21-25. (269) 671-2510 or birdsanctuary@kbs.msu.edu.

July 7-18: Kids' College:
Grades 4-5. For elementary students in Eaton, Clinton, Shiawassee and Ingham counties who are interested in exploring science. Scholarships are available on need-basis. (517) 676-1051 or (517) 244-1242.

July 14-18: Middle School Band Camp:
Grades all middle school students who have completed at least one year of instrumental study. Students have an opportunity to perform, receive class instruction and explore music. $215. (517) 355- 7661, commusic@msu.edu.

Middle School Poets Club:
Grades 6-8. Tour MSU gardens, galleries and meeting places. Learn how thoughts/senses transfer to pages. June 16-19, 23-26 or July 21-24. (517) 432-7236, swc@msu.edu.

July 14-25: Musical Theatre Camp:
Grades 2-8; 9-12. Develop solo and ensemble singing skills, prop design skills, and choreography abilities. $300 for grades 9-12; $220 for grades 2-8. (517) 355-7661, commusic@msu.edu.

Playing with Digital Writing:
From Cameras to Computers: Grades 6-8. Learn to write with digital media. June 16-19, 23-26, July 14-17. Prices vary. (517) 432-7236, swc@msu.edu. Bessey Hall.

June 16-19: Reading and Writing Together:
Grades 1-2. Improve writing skills and read favorite books together. $121. (517) 432-7236, swc@msu.edu.

June 23-26: Responding to Remarkable Books:
Grades 3-5. Improve writing skills by studying mentor texts. $209. (517) 432-7236, swc@msu. edu. Bessey Hall.

Robotics & Nano/Bio Technology:
Grades K-12. Eight courses about robotics and nano/ biotechnology, including experiments and project presentations. June 23-26 or July 7-10. aslam@ msu.edu. Bessey Hall.

June 23-26: Rock Camp:
Grades Middle school and high school. Form a band, and perform at The Loft in Lansing. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $220. (517) 355-7661, commusic@msu.edu.

June 14-17: Skits & Scripts:
Grades 6-8. Learn how to write scripts and act out scenarios. (517) 432-7236, swc@msu.edu.

June 16-20: Spartan Engineering for Teens:
Grades 8-9. This program teaches future engineers and scientists the skills to be leaders. $330. (517) 353-7282, donadoto@egr.msu.edu.

Spartan Writing Camps:
Grades 1-8. Develop appreciation for writing as well as increasing versatility and skills as writers. June 16-19, 23-26, July 14-17 or 21-24. (517) 432-7236, swc@msu.edu.

Spartaneering Lego Robotics:
Grades 4-8. Explore engineering and programming and compete using the Lego NXT Robotics Invention System. Session I- June 16-20, Session II- June 23-27. $275 per session. Bob Watson, (517) 353-7282, rwatson@egr.msu.edu.

Aug. 4-8: Strings Camp for Beginners:
Ages 6-12. Introduction to violins, violas, and cellos. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (517) 355-7661, commusic@msu.edu.

July 14-17: Writing with Girls: Yes We Can!:
Grades 3-5. This writing camp for girls emphasizes creativity, critical thinking, decision-making and mentoring. (517) 432-7236, swc@msu.edu.


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