There are many wonderful opportunities for students in Kent County to extend their understandings and learn more about their own capabilities. Below you will find a listing of camps (BIG list linked at the very bottom) that ALL students can engage with. Please feel free to share this post with the parents and students in your circles, let’s keep those brains moving in the warm summer months ahead.
DC2 (Design. Discover. Collaborate. Create)
June 27-28 9:00 AM-3:30 PM
Grand Valley University (Seidman Building – Downtown Campus)
DESIGNED FOR BOYS AND GIRLS ENTERING GRADES 5-6 in Fall 2017
COST: $25 per student
Led by at team of local K -12 educators, students will work in small groups to collaboratively tackle problems that connect to both their lives and the world around them, answering questions like:
- How might we redesign our recess experience?
- How might we re-purpose scrap material from a local manufacturer?
- How might we re-engineer a classroom to better meet our needs as students?
The camp will also include local mentors from industry and high school student coaches. There will be opportunities for students to engineer solutions in a ‘maker’s space’ as they prototype and test their ideas. This is a great way for kids to stretch their thinking muscles this summer in a fun, collaborative, creative way as they harness the innovator within them. Visit this page to see a flyer and this page to learn more/register!
July 10-13, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM
Kent Innovation High School (1655 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525)
DESIGNED FOR GIRLS ENTERING GRADES 5-8 in Fall 2017
COST: $100 per student – scholarships available.
Camp Infinity is a four day summer technology camp for girls entering 5th to 8th grade that introduces technology as fun and fulfilling and inspires the pursuit of technology education. MCWT Foundation created it to address the primary reasons girls lose interest in technology: confidence, social relevance, and social (peer) acceptance. Visit this page for more information!
SUMMER LEARNING FOR ALL!
Finally, for a listing of MANY other summer learning opportunities in our area, visit this link.