Summer Camp

About the Program

Summer is a time for fun with friends, exploring interests and discovering new worlds! Van Andel Education Institute (VAEI) is offering a unique summer camp experience for 4th through 7th graders. Students will learn to think and act like scientists in hands-on and interactive investigations. Summer 2018 dates coming soon!

4th & 5th Grade
Animal Survivor: Pill Bugs, Newts & Geckos, Oh My!

Explore the world of animal adaptations in this week-long day camp. Study animal behavior, observe structural traits, and discover what helps animals survive in the wild. Learn about a variety of species including invertebrates, amphibians, and reptiles through hands on investigations. Build your animal expertise as you learn to handle and interact with our resident animals and look to nature to inspire solutions to everyday problems. Max attendance: 24 students per week.

6th & 7th Grade
Environmental Forensics: What’s in the water?

Explore solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental concerns. In this week-long day camp, discover how oil spills, chemical contamination, and other threats to water quality affect our environment. Through hands-on investigations, learn different water monitoring techniques, and collaborate with peers to brainstorm possible solutions to protect one of our most precious resources—our water. Look to science to go beyond the headlines and inspire solutions to real-world problems. Max attendance: 24 students per week.

Camp Details

Cost: $185.00
Age: Students entering 4th/5th or 6th/7th grade in the fall of 2018
Days: Monday-Friday
Time: 9am-12pm daily