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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!

2019 Summer Specialty Camps

Horse Specialty:

Session #3 (June 30-July 2)
Session #4 (July 7-12) *Almost Full*
Session #5 (July 14-19)
Session #6 (July 21-26)

Spend two hours each day focused on basic horse care and knowledge, riding instruction, and horseback rides along the trails surrounding camp. From helping feed in the mornings to grooming their horse before and after rides, campers spend the week building a relationship with their horse. For Horse Specialty, participant must be ages 9-14 and be comfortable riding and working around horses.

As an additional option you might consider adding up to 1 individual horse rides ($20/ride).


MinecraftEdu: Traveling to the Future

Session #4 (July 7-12)

Join us in an apocalyptic future, one where the earth has been ravaged by a series of natural disasters. Each day, students rely on the engineering design process to solve a series of challenges such as building a city on a series of islands, escaping from a bunker on Mt. Everest, and even building a rocket to land on the moon! Through application of engineering principles, students solve numerous challenges as they make their virtual world of Minecraft a safe place for humanity once again. Taught by Engineering for Kids – Great Lakes Bay Region. (Adds $100 per camp session.)

MinecraftEdu: Theme Park Mania

Session #5 (July 14-19)

Students will learn that there is a lot more to constructing an amusement park than a brilliant theme. After reviewing some basics of Redstone (Minecraft’s version of electrical power), and minecarts, students will work with a team to develop their theme, plan attractions, map their park, and even add details such as concession stands, ticket booths, and lighting. On the last day, parks will be tested by their Minecraft characters in “survival mode” to assess their safety and ease of access, as well as entertainment value.  Taught by Engineering for Kids – Great Lakes Bay Region. (Adds $100 per camp session.)


Robotics: Robot Battles

Session #6 (July 21-26)

This LEGO® Robotics: Robot Battle curriculum is designed to introduce students to the world of building and 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.)


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