Choose from Five Options
- $29 for a Michigan’s Animal Planet camp for grades K–2 from Monday, June 29, to Wednesday, July 1 ($60 value)
- $29 for a Nature’s Superheroes camp for grades 3–5 from Monday, July 13, to Wednesday, July 15 ($60 value)
- $29 for a Nature Games camp for grades 5–8 from Monday, July 20, to Wednesday, July 22 ($60 value)
Each camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon. Learn more about activities for campers here.
- $15 for a Nature Nuts camp for ages 3–5 from Wednesday, July 8, to Friday, July 10, 9:30-10:30am ($30 value)
For the Nature Nuts camp, choose between the morning session (9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.) and the afternoon session (1 p.m.–2 p.m.). Learn more about activities for campers here.
West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science
West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science promotes creativity, responsibility, and academic achievement through the comprehensive study of science. Lessons are tailored for students in preschool through 12th grade, grounded in the hard sciences, and supported by a hands-on learning environment. The 62-acre campus maintains farmland, nature trails, wetlands, and forests as outdoor classrooms where students can explore during weekly environmental-science labs. Differentiated instruction allows students to grow in a diverse setting; one lesson asks that they build arbors from spare branches, and the next dictates that they write reports on handmade paper from the previous week's lab. All the while, the school's character-education programs build self-awareness and self-esteem. In addition to regular lessons, the academy offers science fairs to showcase kids' skills and summer camps to keep the fires of learning ablaze—like the traditional end-of-year burning of the times-table tests—in the off season.