Summer Adventure Camp

Summer Adventure Camp

Registration for Summer Adventure Camp 2023 is now open! 

Ecosystems Camp 

Grades: for students entering 2nd-4th grade
Dates: June 20th- 22nd, 8:30am-12pm
Cost: $50

Breakfast and lunch provided! Michigan is home to some amazing animals, and in this summer camp, campers will explore the property and learn to identify animals using binoculars, microscopes, bug nets, ID books and more. We'll visit the prairie and meadow, and discover the things with wings who live in this habitat. We will also spend some time around the pond searching for reptiles and amphibians. Campers will also meet our resident turtles, Ms. Boxy and Zeek.

Survivor Camp 

Grades: for students entering 5th-7th grade
Dates: June 27th-29th, 8:30am-12pm

Cost: $65
Campers will learn about survival skills and how to use the ecosystem around them to create tools. Campers will learn how to make fires with flint, steel and ferro rods, will work on and build shelters, use map and compass skills, and also make and throw their own spears made from local materials. Can your camper survive the water challenge? What is that exactly- wait and see!

Amazing Animals Camp

Grades: for students entering 1st-3rd grade
Dates: July 11th- 13th, 8:30am-12pm
Cost: $50
Amazing animals camp will encourage your campers love of all animals. Campers will find and meet scaly, slimy, and feathery friends in our ponds and forrests. Campers will catch bugs with nets and learn to ID some local favorites. While out, we will explore under logs, and search for creepy crawlers in the ecosystems and ponds around us! Campers will get dirty, so wear your muddy boots and play clothes!

Plant Powers Camp

Grades: For students entering 4th-5th grade
Dates: July 18th-20th, 8:30am-12pm
Cost: $50
Spend the week learning all about plants! We will plant veggies in the greenhouse and garden, and you will get your own mini garden to take home. Campers will head out into the ecosystems to learn about and collect plants to eat, use as medicine, and natural dyes to dye with as well. We will tie-dye this week as well! We will be providing shirts to tie-dye, so please indicate shirt size!

Summer Insects..Some are NOT! 

Grades: for students entering kinder-1st grade
Dates: July 25th-27th, 8:30am-12pm
Cost: $50
Through songs and stories, campers will learn what makes some creatures insects and some not! Campers will use bug nets to catch insects in the prairies and meadows. Campers will search the gardens and flowers around campus to see who lives there, and they will also search for 4-legged friends. We will use recycled material to make bug views and make sure that we keep all bugs at school!

It's a Small World

Grades: for students entering 6th-8th grade
Dates: August 1st-3rd, 8:30am-12pm
Cost: $50
Have you ever wondered what the inside of a flower looks like? What about the exoskeleton of a beetle? Do you like to draw and explore the outdoors? If so, this is your camp! Each day, students will learn all about dissection by using scopes to get a closer look at everyday objects. Campers will get to enjoy getting to know and explore different animals and plants around campus!

Each session of Summer Adventure Camp will focus on a specific theme for campers to explore. Each day lunch and breakfast will be provided. All WMAES students and non-students are welcome to join!