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Specialty Camps

What is Specialty Time?

Specialty time offers campers the opportunity to pursue a passion or explore an emerging interest for 2 hours daily.  Campers choose a specialty option for the week and experience a progressive set of activities each day.  Our Partner Specialty Camps create a “best of both worlds” experience for campers – they receive a high-quality, focused experience led by experienced instructors… and they also enjoy all of the outdoor experiences, connections, and growth that an overnight summer camp offers!

2018 Summer Specialty Camps

Horse Specialty:

We’re sorry, but all sessions of Horse Specialty are full for summer 2018.
You might consider adding up to 2 individual horse rides ($20/ride).


MinecraftEdu: Medieval Redstone

Session #4 (July 8-13)  We’re sorry, but this specialty is full

MinecraftEDU is an expansive game that lets players design and create unique worlds with amazing structures. One of the more complicated aspects of MinecraftEDU is Redstone, the game’s version of electrical circuitry. This class introduces students to the many uses of Redstone through a Medieval-themed adventure of creation, exploration, and castle besieging.  Students will use Redstone to build mine cart tracks, design traps to defend their castle, and collaborate with others to develop their kingdom.  Taught by Engineering for Kids – Great Lakes Bay Region. (Adds $100 per camp session.)

3D Design: Superheroes to the Rescue!

Session #5 (July 15-20)

In 3D Design: Superheroes to the Rescue, we will explore the basic concepts of 3D printing and computer-aided design, or CAD, to design our very own 3D printed superhero! Students will take their hand drawn design and learn how to extrude it into a 3D model that can then be modified to be printed in 3D on any printer.  Note – students do not print their final 3D models. Taught by Engineering for Kids – Great Lakes Bay Region.  (Adds $100 per camp session.)

Robotics: Rescue Robots

Session #6 (July 22-27)

This LEGO® Robotics: Rescue Robots curriculum is designed to introduce students to the world of not only building, but also programming basic robots. Throughout this course the students will explore different ways in which a robot could be utilized to respond in disaster situations.  Taught by Engineering for Kids – Great Lakes Bay Region.  (Adds $100 per camp session.)

On-Stage Theatre Camp

We’re sorry, but this specialty is full

Does your child love being on stage?  On-Stage Theatre Camp works with beginning and experienced actors and includes theatre games, skill development on how to become another character, and basic stage instructions.  Led by an experienced director (20+ shows and 10+ years theatre coaching), this specialty will help anyone feel more comfortable onstage and will teach campers how to be more prepared for their next auditions! (Adds $100 per camp session.)  Age Level: 9-14  

Camp U Create

Join us as we spend time creating! In this specialty camp, you will be able to try out 5 different mediums of creativity, from sewing and  beading, to paper-crafting and painting! If your child loves to create with their hands, this is the place for them. Learn lifelong skills and build confidence in your talents and abilities.  (Adds $100 per camp session.) Age Level: 9-14