2023 Exploring Careers in Education & Leadership Camp (for Battle Creek students only)

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Camp Information

Camp Dates
June 12, 2023 - June 16, 2023

Registration Dates
October 12, 2022 - March 31, 2023



Exploring Careers in Education and Leadership (ExCEL) Camp is a residential camp that will take place June 12-16.  It is designed to help rising seniors from Battle Creek Central High School think about careers in education and gain opportunities to be a student leader. Scholars in the five day program will develop leadership skills, explore Grand Valley State University and the West Michigan Community, and learn more about college life in preparation for their senior year.  Scholars will work with GVSU undergraduate student counselors and faculty members.

Camp Scholars will earn a $500 stipend after successful completion of the camp.

Space is limited and priority will be given first to those students who express an interest in a teaching career.

Camp will begin at Battle Creek Central High School on Monday, June 12 at 10:00 am.  At 1:30, scholars will take a charter bus to GVSU's Allendale campus and spend four days and three nights on campus.

  • In addition to the camp instructional sessions about careers in teaching, scholars will enjoy the following activities:
  • A fun night at the GVSU Recreation Center on Monday, June 12
  • A fun night on GVSU's Grand Rapids Pew Campus on Tuesday, June 13
  • A daytime field trip to Grand Haven, taking a cruise on GVSU's D.J. Angus research vessel and enjoying time on the beach, on Wednesday, June 14
  • A charter bus will return scholars to BCCHS on Thursday, June 15 at 5:30 pm
  • On Friday, June 16, scholars and parents/guardians will be invited to attend a Luncheon Celebration in Battle Creek, 11:00 am-1:00 pm.

Battle Creek Central High School
100 West Van Buren Street
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401


Sponsoring Department
W.K. Kellogg/Battle Creek Public Schools/GVSU Education Programs Partnership


Grade 11