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Camp dates June 21-23, 2016

G3 Camp is a unique opportunity for grandparents and grandchildren (ages 8-12) to share a three-day educational experience while spending time together on the GVSU campus. Participants will enjoy the college experience of living and dining on campus and attending classes while sampling many of the great opportunities that Grand Valley State University has to offer!

Grandparents and grandkids attend hands-on classes together which will be taught by GVSU faculty in a range of disciplines. Evening activities will include swimming, the climbing wall, biking, and games.

Session A301 Tuesday 1:30-3:00 PM Sampling of Living and Non-Living Factors in an Ecosystem is FULL.

Session B202 Tuesday 3:30-5:00 PM Hanging in the Balance is FULL.

Session B302 Tuesday 3:30-5:00 PM Exploring Earthquakes is FULL.

Session C303 Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Squishy Circuits is FULL.

Session C503 Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Picturing the Past is FULL. 

Session CD 103 104 Wednesday 8:30 -Noon Hands-On Science on the WG Jackson Research Vessel is FULL.

Session D304 Wednesday 10:30-Noon How are we like fruit? is FULL.

Session D404 Wednesday 10:30-Noon GVSU's Farmers Market and the Sustainability Initiative is FULL.

Session D504 Wednesday 10:30- Nooon Picturing the Past is FULL.

Session E105 Wednesday 1:30-3:00 PM Making Sense of Our Senses is FULL.

Session E505 Wednesday 1:30-3:00 PM Summertime Snacks is FULL.

Session F106 Wednesday 3:30-5:00 PM Puppetry Workshop: Build, Write, Perform! is FULL.

Session F306 Wednesday 3:30-5:00 PM How are we like fruit? Exploring Genes and DNA is FULL.

Session F406 Wednesday 3:30-5:00 PM Energy is Everywhere is FULL. 

Session G107 Thursday 9:00-10:30 AM Intro to Law Enforcement is FULL.

Session G207 Thursday 9-10:30 AM Family Engineering is FULL.

Session G307 Thursday 9-10:00 AM Tour WGVU is FULL.

Session G507 Thursday 9:00-10:30 AM Music Blender: Learning to Make Music Using the Computer is FULL

Unfortunately, the above sessions are full, please refer to our session description information to see which sessions are still open. 

New this Year!

Residential AND Commuter options!



Cost Per Person

Residential  Option



Commuter Option



2 nights in modern living centers with 2 or 4 bedroom suites. 

Children must share a suite with an adult. 

A maximum of four people are allowed per suite.





7 meals


5 meals


Instruction & Activities

All activities

(climbing wall extra) 


All activities

(climbing wall extra) 





Free on campus parking



Free on campus parking


Scholarships are available thanks to the generosity of United Bank and the Muskegon County Medical Society Endowment Fund of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County.

Click here for scholarship applications

Application deadline is May 16, 2016

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