EXCEL Camp (11th Grade)
Exploring Careers in Education and Leadership (EXCEL) Camp is a 1-week introduction to the world of education. Scholars participate in activities that provide hands-on experience in the field of education. Program activities include designing a high-impact, community-based project utilizing project-based learning, developing leadership skills, exploring Grand Valley State University, and learning more about the college admissions process in preparation for their senior year.
To learn more about EXCEL Camp, check out this GV Next Article.
EXCEL Camp applications for Summer 2022 will be available in February 2022.
sHaPe Camp (7th and 8th Grade)
Summer Health Activities and Professions Explorations Summer Camp (sHaPe) is a four-day, day camp, offering an introduction to the health professions. Campers participate in activities that provide hands-on exposure to a variety of health professions including physical therapy, medical lab science, sports medicine, nursing and more! Campers work with our Grand Valley State University undergraduate student counselors and faculty members to support them exploring sHaPe camp.
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sHaPe Camp applications for Summer 2022 will be available in February 2022.
Check out this video to see all the activities completed at sHaPe Camp 2021!
STEPS Camp (6th Grade)
Grand Valley State University's "Science Technology & Engineering Preview Summer Camp" (STEPS Camp) is a four-day, day camp introduction to the world of science, technology, and engineering. The theme of airplane flight is utilized to integrate technical classes and recreational activities, all the while encouraging social development and personal growth. The students, in teams of roughly twelve, each manufacture and assemble a radio controlled airplane with the assistance of teachers, counselors, and volunteers. By the end of the week, the students fly their airplanes at a sanctioned fly field, with the help of certified pilots. Throughout the week, they learn theory of flight, utilize manufacturing equipment and tools, and ultimately learn a lot more about their own personal capabilities and potential.
To learn more about STEPS Camp 2021, check out this GV Next article.
STEPS Camp applications for Summer 2022 will be available February 2022.