STEM Programs & Events

The Great Lakes Bay Region is home to a plethora of programs and events related to science, technology, engineering, and math. You can view our curated list of great programs and events below.

Science Sunday!

Come view a live science demonstration and learn how it works! Every other Sunday!
When: Sun November 13 2016 1:00 PM - Sun December 31 2017 2:00 PM
Where: Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum

Minecraft Club

Monday, May 15, 2017 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday, June 19, 2017 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday, July 17, 2017 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
When: Mon May 15 3:15 PM - Mon July 17 4:15 PM
Where: 105 E Main St, Harrison, MI 48625

2017 Summer Camps Line Up!!

Come to Delta College for five weeks of Summer Camp education and fun! Our camps are designed to inspire creativity and an enthusiasm for learning. They are focused on science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), the arts and so much more! Delta College offers:
•Fun, educational camps in a safe environment
•Hands-on learning in a state-of-the-art facility
•Introduction to STEM and the arts at an early age

Visit www.delta.edu to view the name, full description, dates, times, entering grades for fall 2017, course numbers and cost for the camps offered during that week.

When: Mon June 19 8:30 AM - Thu June 29 4:00 PM
Where: 1961 Delta Rd, University Center, MI 48710

2017 Summer Camps Line Up!!

Come to Delta College for five weeks of Summer Camp education and fun! Our camps are designed to inspire creativity and an enthusiasm for learning. They are focused on science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), the arts and so much more! Delta College offers:

•Fun, educational camps in a safe environment
•Hands-on learning in a state-of-the-art facility
•Introduction to STEM and the arts at an early age

Visit www.delta.edu to view the name, full description, dates, times, entering grades for fall 2017, course numbers and cost for the camps offered during that week.

Returning this summer are favorites such as LEGO® Education; Hogwarts College of Witchcraft & Wizardry and Farm to Fork: Agri-Science Unearthed. New camps include City X Project; BIOBLITZ Citizen Scientist; Science WORKS!; Genetics: Dive into DNA; Manufacturing with Sand & Metal; Woodworking & Applied Technology; Mechanical Drafting Camp; First Responder Academy, Architecture & Modeling with AutoCAD & Minecraft and so much more!!!
When: Mon June 19 12:45 PM - Thu July 27 1:45 PM
Where: 1961 Delta Rd, University Center, MI 48710

2017 Summer Camps Line Up!!

Come to Delta College for five weeks of Summer Camp education and fun! Our camps are designed to inspire creativity and an enthusiasm for learning. They are focused on science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), the arts and so much more! Delta College offers:

•Fun, educational camps in a safe environment
•Hands-on learning in a state-of-the-art facility
•Introduction to STEM and the arts at an early age

Visit www.delta.edu to view the name, full description, dates, times, entering grades for fall 2017, course numbers and cost for the camps offered during that week.
When: Mon June 19 12:45 PM - Thu July 27 1:45 PM
Where: 1961 Delta Rd, University Center, MI 48710

Cow 2 Cone

Cow 2 Cone is an Agriscence Summer Camp for kids ages 12-18 years old. Campers will learn about agriculture through the process of making ice cream! Yum! This camp will allow students to learn to be creative, market , and learn product development. It is a 3 day summer camp includes all camp materials, shirt and lunches.

Registration Deadlines: May 26th, 2017

If you have any questions contact Sarah Vollmer: email: svollmer@midlandesa.org, phone: 989-631-5892 ext.106
When: Mon June 26 8:00 AM - Wed June 28 4:30 PM
Where: Coleman Regional Agriscience Center Coleman, MI

Robot Theater Camp for Girls

Appropriate for girls in fourth through sixth grade.
Cost is $20, due the first day of camp. T-shirt and daily snack provided.
Taught by Wendy Hoyle and Lisa Zimmerman, sixth grade instructors at Fancher Elementary.

Students will create and bring a story to life with a robot they build and animate using recycled materials. Campers will collaborate with their peers and present their makings at camp.
When: Mon June 26 9:00 AM - Fri June 30 12:00 PM
Where: 1200 S. Franklin St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48859

Drone Camp

(Select one of two sessions)

SESSION I: June 26 - 30? 9 a.m. to noon in the ET Building
Appropriate for students entering sixth through eighth grade in fall 2017.

SESSION II: Aug. 14 - 18 9 a.m. to noon in the ET Building
Appropriate for students entering fifth through seventh grade in fall 2017.

Cost is $20. A t-shirt and daily snacks provided.
Taught by Dr. Dru Wilson, CMU engineering faculty.

Students learn about the use of drones in the following contexts: commercially, as a sport or hobby and in research. Students will design and build a drone throughout the week and will learn to fly drones in a safe manner both indoors and out.
When: Mon June 26 9:00 AM - Fri August 18 12:00 PM
Where: 1200 S. Franklin St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48859

Drone Camp

(Select one of two sessions)

SESSION I: June 26 - 30? 9 a.m. to noon in the ET Building
Appropriate for students entering sixth through eighth grade in fall 2017.

SESSION II: Aug. 14 - 18 9 a.m. to noon in the ET Building
Appropriate for students entering fifth through seventh grade in fall 2017.

Cost is $20. A t-shirt and daily snacks provided.
Taught by Dr. Dru Wilson, CMU engineering faculty.

Students learn about the use of drones in the following contexts: commercially, as a sport or hobby and in research. Students will design and build a drone throughout the week and will learn to fly drones in a safe manner both indoors and out.
When: Mon June 26 9:00 AM - Fri August 18 12:00 PM
Where: 1200 S. Franklin St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48859

Mini Zookeeper A Zoo Camp

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a Zookeeper? Find out in this hands on, animal filled camp! Talk to Zookeepers, meet ambassador animals, and get down and dirty in this camp designed especially for mini Zookeepers! For 5 to 7 year olds. Registration required. Cost: $70/$65 for Zoo Members Dates: June 26th and 27th Time: 9 am-2 pm with before and after care available.
When: Mon June 26 9:00 AM - Tue June 27 2:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

Mini Zookeeper A Zoo Camp

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a Zookeeper? Find out in this hands on, animal filled camp! Talk to Zookeepers, meet ambassador animals, and get down and dirty in this camp designed especially for mini Zookeepers! For 5 to 7 year olds. Registration required. Cost: $70/$65 for Zoo Members Dates: June 26th and 27th Time: 9 am-2 pm with before and after care available.
When: Mon June 26 9:00 AM - Tue June 27 2:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

Mini Zookeeper A Zoo Camp

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a Zookeeper? Find out in this hands on, animal filled camp! Talk to Zookeepers, meet ambassador animals, and get down and dirty in this camp designed especially for mini Zookeepers! For 5 to 7 year olds. Registration required. Cost: $70/$65 for Zoo Members Dates: June 26th and 27th Time: 9 am-2 pm with before and after care available.
When: Mon June 26 9:00 AM - Tue June 27 2:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

Camp Extension Available

Monday through Thursday

This is only available for Session I of Drone Camp
An additional fee of $20 per week of camp, students may stay on campus, eat lunch in the dining commons, and take part in open make in EHS 134. While direct instruction will not be provided, students will be able to work on a variety of open-ended projects. Staff will chaperone the students for lunch and be available to answer questions and provide support. Registration for the afternoon is limited to 20 students. Select Camp Extension option when registering for this camp.
When: Mon June 26 12:00 PM - Fri August 18 3:00 PM
Where: 1200 S. Franklin St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48859

Camp Extension Available

This is only available for Session I of Drone Camp

An additional fee of $20 per week of camp, students may stay on campus, eat lunch in the dining commons, and take part in open make in EHS 134. While direct instruction will not be provided, students will be able to work on a variety of open-ended projects. Staff will chaperone the students for lunch and be available to answer questions and provide support. Registration for the afternoon is limited to 20 students. Select Camp Extension option when registering for this camp.

When: Mon June 26 12:00 PM - Fri August 18 3:00 PM
Where: 1200 S. Franklin St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48859

Robot Theater Camp for Girls

Appropriate for girls in fourth through sixth grade.
Cost is $20, due the first day of camp. T-shirt and daily snack provided.
Taught by Wendy Hoyle and Lisa Zimmerman, sixth grade instructors at Fancher Elementary.

Students will create and bring a story to life with a robot they build and animate using recycled materials. Campers will collaborate with their peers and present their makings at camp.
When: Mon June 26 3:45 PM - Fri June 30 4:45 PM
Where: 1200 S. Franklin St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48859

JUNIOR ROBOTICS: AMAZING MECHANISM

This camp is a perfect mixture of fun and learning, using LEGO® WeDo™ Robots. Using LEGO® bricks, students build a dancing bird, a smart spinner, and a drumming monkey. They also learn how to program and operate their creations using a laptop computer.

June 27 - July 1: Afternoon
August 1 - 5: Morning
When: Tue June 27 9:00 AM - Sat July 1 11:30 AM
Where: 225 Washington Ave Bay City, Michigan 48708

POWER AND ENERGY

Students will explore the foundational concepts of potential and kinetic energy by building their very own toys. Additionally, students will explore natural power and energy sources such as falling water and the sun.

Morning Programs | Mon-Fri 9-11:30am
When: Tue June 27 8:30 PM - Sat July 1 9:30 PM
Where: 225 Washington Ave Bay City, Michigan 48708

Wild Things Zoo Camp!

Show off your wild side! From animals in the Children’s Zoo to animals all over Michigan, learn about what makes these amazing critters a unique part of our planet. For 5 to 7 year olds. Registration required. Cost: $70/$65 for Zoo Members Dates: June 28th and 29th Time: 9 am-2 pm with before and after care available.
When: Wed June 28 9:00 AM - Thu June 29 2:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

Wild Things Zoo Camp!

Show off your wild side! From animals in the Children’s Zoo to animals all over Michigan, learn about what makes these amazing critters a unique part of our planet. For 5 to 7 year olds. Registration required. Cost: $70/$65 for Zoo Members Dates: June 28th and 29th Time: 9 am-2 pm with before and after care available.
When: Wed June 28 9:00 AM - Thu June 29 2:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

Wild Things Zoo Camp

Show off your wild side! From animals in the Children’s Zoo to animals all over Michigan, learn about what makes these amazing critters a unique part of our planet. For 5 to 7 year olds. Registration required. Cost: $70/$65 for Zoo Members Dates: June 28th and 29th Time: 9 am-2 pm with before and after care available.
When: Wed June 28 1:45 PM - Thu June 29 2:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

JUNIOR ROBOTICS: ADVENTURE STORIES

This is a perfect mixture of fun and learning, using LEGO® WeDo™ Robots. Using LEGO® bricks, students build an airplane rescue, a giant escape, and a sailboat storm. They also learn how to program and operate their creations using a laptop computer.
When: Tue July 4 9:00 AM - Sat July 8 11:30 AM
Where: 225 Washington Ave Bay City, Michigan 48708

Hatchlings Zoo Camp!

Join us for our early childhood education toddler program at the Children’s Zoo! Hatchlings is a hands-on play and exploration time just for 2-4 year olds and an accompanying adult. This session’s theme is “On the Farm”. Help us water and harvest our “crops” and feed our barnyard friends! Registration required. Cost: $15/$11 for Zoo Members Date: July 6th Time: 11 am-12 pm
When: Thu July 6 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

Hatchlings Zoo Camp!

Join us for our early childhood education toddler program at the Children’s Zoo! Hatchlings is a hands-on play and exploration time just for 2-4 year olds and an accompanying adult. This session’s theme is “On the Farm”. Help us water and harvest our “crops” and feed our barnyard friends! Registration required. Cost: $15/$11 for Zoo Members Date: July 6th Time: 11 am-12 pm
When: Thu July 6 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

Hatchlings Zoo Camp!

Join us for our early childhood education toddler program at the Children’s Zoo! Hatchlings is a hands-on play and exploration time just for 2-4 year olds and an accompanying adult. This session’s theme is “On the Farm”. Help us water and harvest our “crops” and feed our barnyard friends! Registration required. Cost: $15/$11 for Zoo Members Date: July 6th Time: 11 am-12 pm
When: Thu July 6 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

Hatchlings Zoo Camp!

Join us for our early childhood education toddler program at the Children’s Zoo! Hatchlings is a hands-on play and exploration time just for 2-4 year olds and an accompanying adult. This session’s theme is “On the Farm”. Help us water and harvest our “crops” and feed our barnyard friends! Registration required. Cost: $15/$11 for Zoo Members Date: July 6th Time: 11 am-12 pm.
When: Thu July 6 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

Hatchlings Zoo Camp!

Join us for our early childhood education toddler program at the Children’s Zoo! Hatchlings is a hands-on play and exploration time just for 2-4 year olds and an accompanying adult. This session’s theme is “On the Farm”. Help us water and harvest our “crops” and feed our barnyard friends! Registration required. Cost: $15/$11 for Zoo Members Date: July 6th Time: 11 am-12 pm
When: Thu July 6 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

Hatchlings!

Join us for our early childhood education toddler program at the Children’s Zoo! Hatchlings is a hands-on play and exploration time just for 2-4 year olds and an accompanying adult. This session’s theme is “On the Farm”. Help us water and harvest our “crops” and feed our barnyard friends! Registration required. Cost: $15/$11 for Zoo Members
When: Sat July 8 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

Hatchlings!

Join us for our early childhood education toddler program at the Children’s Zoo! Hatchlings is a hands-on play and exploration time just for 2-4 year olds and an accompanying adult. This session’s theme is “On the Farm”. Help us water and harvest our “crops” and feed our barnyard friends! Registration required. Cost: $15/$11 for Zoo Members
When: Sat July 8 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

Hatchlings!

Join us for our early childhood education toddler program at the Children’s Zoo! Hatchlings is a hands-on play and exploration time just for 2-4 year olds and an accompanying adult. This session’s theme is “On the Farm”. Help us water and harvest our “crops” and feed our barnyard friends! Registration required. Cost: $15/$11 for Zoo Members
When: Sat July 8 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

Junior Zookeeper A Zoo Camp!

Step into the boots of a Zookeeper and discover what it’s like to take care of the animals at the Children’s Zoo! For 8 to 10 year olds. Registration required. Cost: $70/$65 for Zoo Members Dates: July 10th and 11th Time: 9 am-3 pm with before and after care available.
When: Mon July 10 9:00 AM - Tue July 11 3:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

Junior Zookeeper A Zoo Camp!

Step into the boots of a Zookeeper and discover what it’s like to take care of the animals at the Children’s Zoo! For 8 to 10 year olds. Registration required. Cost: $70/$65 for Zoo Members Dates: July 10th and 11th Time: 9 am-3 pm with before and after care available.
When: Mon July 10 9:00 AM - Tue July 11 3:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

Junior Zookeeper A Zoo Camp!

Step into the boots of a Zookeeper and discover what it’s like to take care of the animals at the Children’s Zoo! For 8 to 10 year olds. Registration required. Cost: $70/$65 for Zoo Members Dates: July 10th and 11th Time: 9 am-3 pm with before and after care available.
When: Mon July 10 9:00 AM - Tue July 11 3:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

Junior Zookeeper A Zoo Camp!

Step into the boots of a Zookeeper and discover what it’s like to take care of the animals at the Children’s Zoo! For 8 to 10 year olds. Registration required. Cost: $70/$65 for Zoo Members Dates: July 10th and 11th Time: 9 am-3 pm with before and after care available.
When: Mon July 10 9:00 AM - Tue July 11 3:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

SMEKplus JUNIOR CAMP

The Science and Mathematics Extravaganza for Kids (SMEKplus) summer camps, sponsored by the Regional Mathematics and Science Center, are designed to involve area students, grades 2-8, in engaging, age appropriate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics enrichment activities. SMEK has been offered here at SVSU for almost 20 years. Past activities include building a trebuchet, designing cardboard boats that must race across the pool in Ryder Center, engineering bubble wands, studying organisms from our very own wetlands, LEGO robotics, constructing a mini golf course, and more!

Students participating in this year's 3-day camps will experience hands-on, project-based lessons taught by area certified teachers and assisted by SVSU undergraduates aspiring to become teachers, as well as enjoy lunch in Marketplace at Doan.

Cost: $135
Registration: $25.00 (In order to hold place in summer camp)
*The remaining balance must be paid by June 16th, 2017
When: Tue July 11 8:30 AM - Thu July 13 3:00 PM

SMEKplus SENIOR CAMP

Children in grades: 5th. 6th, 7th, and 8th grade

The Science and Mathematics Extravaganza for Kids (SMEKplus) summer camps, sponsored by the Regional Mathematics and Science Center, are designed to involve area students, grades 2-8, in engaging, age appropriate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics enrichment activities. SMEK has been offered here at SVSU for almost 20 years. Past activities include building a trebuchet, designing cardboard boats that must race across the pool in Ryder Center, engineering bubble wands, studying organisms from our very own wetlands, LEGO robotics, constructing a mini golf course, and more!

Students participating in this year's 3-day camps will experience hands-on, project-based lessons taught by area certified teachers and assisted by SVSU undergraduates aspiring to become teachers, as well as enjoy lunch in Marketplace at Doan.

Cost: $135
Registration: $25.00 (In order to hold place in summer camp)
*The remaining balance must be paid by June 16th, 2017
When: Tue July 11 8:30 AM - Thu July 13 3:00 PM

SMEKplus SENIOR CAMP

"Children entering the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade
The Science and Mathematics Extravaganza for Kids (SMEKplus) summer camps, sponsored by the Regional Mathematics and Science Center, are designed to involve area students, grades 2-8, in engaging, age appropriate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics enrichment activities. SMEK has been offered here at SVSU for almost 20 years. Past activities include building a trebuchet, designing cardboard boats that must race across the pool in Ryder Center, engineering bubble wands, studying organisms from our very own wetlands, LEGO robotics, constructing a mini golf course, and more!

Students participating in this year's 3-day camps will experience hands-on, project-based lessons taught by area certified teachers and assisted by SVSU undergraduates aspiring to become teachers, as well as enjoy lunch in Marketplace at Doan.

Cost: $135
Registration: $25.00 (In order to hold place in summer camp)
*The remaining balance must be paid by June 16th, 2017
When: Tue July 11 8:30 AM - Thu July 13 3:00 PM

SMEKplus SENIOR CAMP

Children in grades: 5th. 6th, 7th, and 8th grade

The Science and Mathematics Extravaganza for Kids (SMEKplus) summer camps, sponsored by the Regional Mathematics and Science Center, are designed to involve area students, grades 2-8, in engaging, age appropriate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics enrichment activities. SMEK has been offered here at SVSU for almost 20 years. Past activities include building a trebuchet, designing cardboard boats that must race across the pool in Ryder Center, engineering bubble wands, studying organisms from our very own wetlands, LEGO robotics, constructing a mini golf course, and more!

Students participating in this year's 3-day camps will experience hands-on, project-based lessons taught by area certified teachers and assisted by SVSU undergraduates aspiring to become teachers, as well as enjoy lunch in Marketplace at Doan.

Cost: $135
Registration: $25.00 (In order to hold place in summer camp)
*The remaining balance must be paid by June 16th, 2017
When: Tue July 11 8:30 AM - Thu July 13 3:00 PM

SMEKplus JUNIOR CAMP

The Science and Mathematics Extravaganza for Kids (SMEKplus) summer camps, sponsored by the Regional Mathematics and Science Center, are designed to involve area students, grades 2-8, in engaging, age appropriate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics enrichment activities. SMEK has been offered here at SVSU for almost 20 years. Past activities include building a trebuchet, designing cardboard boats that must race across the pool in Ryder Center, engineering bubble wands, studying organisms from our very own wetlands, LEGO robotics, constructing a mini golf course, and more!

Students participating in this year's 3-day camps will experience hands-on, project-based lessons taught by area certified teachers and assisted by SVSU undergraduates aspiring to become teachers, as well as enjoy lunch in Marketplace at Doan.

Cost: $135
Registration: $25.00 (In order to hold place in summer camp)
*The remaining balance must be paid by June 16th, 2017.

When: Tue July 11 8:30 AM - Thu July 13 3:00 PM

SMEKplus JUNIOR CAMP

The Science and Mathematics Extravaganza for Kids (SMEKplus) summer camps, sponsored by the Regional Mathematics and Science Center, are designed to involve area students, grades 2-8, in engaging, age appropriate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics enrichment activities. SMEK has been offered here at SVSU for almost 20 years. Past activities include building a trebuchet, designing cardboard boats that must race across the pool in Ryder Center, engineering bubble wands, studying organisms from our very own wetlands, LEGO robotics, constructing a mini golf course, and more!

Students participating in this year's 3-day camps will experience hands-on, project-based lessons taught by area certified teachers and assisted by SVSU undergraduates aspiring to become teachers, as well as enjoy lunch in Marketplace at Doan.

Cost: $135
Registration: $25.00 (In order to hold place in summer camp)
*The remaining balance must be paid by June 16th, 2017
When: Tue July 11 1:45 PM - Thu July 13 1:45 PM

Mad Scientist Camp

Are you mad about science? In this week-long summer camp we will put on our lab coats as we try different hands-on experiments. You will be exposed to radioactive fun!

Camps are for 6-12 grade students.

Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are included.

If you have any questions contact Lacey at (989) 835-2542 or lacey@therockc4yd.org.
When: Mon July 17 8:00 AM - Thu July 20 7:00 PM
Where: 2205 S. Jefferson Ave, Midland, MI 48640

Mad Scientist Camp

Are you mad about science? In this week-long summer camp we will put on our lab coats as we try different hands-on experiments. You will be exposed to radioactive fun!

Camps are for 6-12 grade students.

Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are included.

If you have any questions contact Lacey at (989) 835-2542 or lacey@therockc4yd.org
When: Mon July 17 8:00 AM - Thu July 20 7:00 PM
Where: 2205 S. Jefferson Ave, Midland, MI 48640

Square One Trades Camp

Starting at Square One Trades camp welcomes kids 12 to 18 to leaner new trade skills they will learn skills like carpentry, plumbing, safety skills, construction, teamwork, electrical, entrepreneurship skills and much more!

Cost: 175 Per Camper (Lunch Provided)

Deadline to Register: May 26th, 2017

Dates: July 1th-19th and July 24th-26th
When: Mon July 17 8:00 AM - Wed July 26 4:45 PM
Where: 7730 W. Wackerly St Midland, MI 48642

Health Science and Kinesiology STEM camp (for High Schoolers)

The Health Science and Kinesiology STEM camp will introduce students to a variety of Health Science, Kinesiology and Public Health topics, issues, opportunities and applications. A primary objective is to promote health, fitness, nutrition and
public health awareness while providing hands-on activities within these fields of study and practice! Topics include:
- Telemedicine tools
- Human Performance Testing
- Sports Nutrition
- Water Quality
- Healthcare Administration
- Nursing simulations

Additionally, students will have opportunities to hear guest speakers and interact with health care professionals.
**Please note**: This camp includes field trips that will take students off campus.

Dates: July 17-21 & 24-27, 2017
When: Mon July 17 8:30 AM - Thu July 27 3:00 PM
Where: 7400 Bay Rd, Saginaw, MI 48604

Health Science and Kinesiology STEM camp (for High Schoolers)

The Health Science and Kinesiology STEM camp will introduce students to a variety of Health Science, Kinesiology and Public Health topics, issues, opportunities and applications. A primary objective is to promote health, fitness, nutrition and public health awareness while providing hands-on activities within these fields of study and practice! Topics include:
- Telemedicine tools
- Human Performance Testing
- Sports Nutrition
- Water Quality
- Healthcare Administration
- Nursing simulations

Additionally, students will have opportunities to hear guest speakers and interact with health care professionals.

**Please note**: This camp includes field trips that will take students off campus.

Dates: July 17-21 & 24-27, 2017
When: Mon July 17 8:30 AM - Thu July 27 3:00 PM
Where: 7400 Bay Rd, Saginaw, MI 48604

Health Science and Kinesiology STEM camp (for High Schoolers)

The Health Science and Kinesiology STEM camp will introduce students to a variety of Health Science, Kinesiology and
Public Health topics, issues, opportunities and applications. A primary objective is to promote health, fitness, nutrition and
public health awareness while providing hands-on activities within these fields of study and practice! Topics include:
- Telemedicine tools
- Human Performance Testing
- Sports Nutrition
- Water Quality
- Healthcare Administration
- Nursing simulations

Additionally, students will have opportunities to hear guest speakers and interact with health care professionals.
**Please note**: This camp includes field trips that will take students off campus.

Dates: July 17-21 & 24-27, 2017
When: Mon July 17 8:30 AM - Thu July 27 3:00 PM
Where: 7400 Bay Rd, Saginaw, MI 48604

Operation Conservation Zooseum Camp!

Conservation starts in your own back yard! Explore the Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square and the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum as you learn about the threats impacting our planet and what YOU can do to help. This camp will be held at the Zoo on July 17th and 18th and at the Museum on July 19th, 20th, and 21st. For 8 to 10 year olds. Registration required. Cost: $140/$125 for Children’s Zoo and Children’s Museum Members
When: Mon July 17 9:00 AM - Fri July 21 3:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

Operation Conservation Zooseum Camp

Conservation starts in your own back yard! Explore the Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square and the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum as you learn about the threats impacting our planet and what YOU can do to help. This camp will be held at the Zoo on July 17th and 18th and at the Museum on July 19th, 20th, and 21st. For 8 to 10 year olds. Registration required. Cost: $140/$125 for Children’s Zoo and Children’s Museum Members
When: Mon July 17 9:00 AM - Fri July 21 3:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

Operation Conservation Zooseum Camp!

: Conservation starts in your own back yard! Explore the Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square and the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum as you learn about the threats impacting our planet and what YOU can do to help. This camp will be held at the Zoo on July 17th and 18th and at the Museum on July 19th, 20th, and 21st. For 8 to 10 year olds. Registration required. Cost: $140/$125 for Children’s Zoo and Children’s Museum Members
When: Mon July 17 9:00 AM - Fri July 21 3:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

Saginaw Zoo Family Nature Club

The Saginaw Zoo Family Nature Club is a wonderful way to the great outdoors right here in Saginaw! We encourage families of all sizes and children of all ages to join us for the hour-long program which includes a structured activity, a walk, and time for nature play. Date: July 19th Time: 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
When: Wed July 19 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
Where: Parking lot at Deindorfer Woods on Barnard Street in Saginaw

Computer Science: CS/Explore (for High Schoolers)

The purpose of this camp is to introduce a wide range of computer science (CS) topics, especially computer programming, by exploring commercially available hardware and software. Students will learn the capabilities of technologies as well as how to use, configure, and implement them. The camp will be as hands-on as possible given practical and economic constraints.
Topics include:
- Web Programming and App Development
- Robot Programming
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) Hardware and Software
- Cybersecurity

Dates: June 19th- 23rd and June 26th-29th.
When: Wed July 19 8:30 AM - Sat July 29 3:00 PM
Where: 7400 Bay Rd, Saginaw, MI 48604

Computer Science: CS/Explore (for High Schoolers)

The purpose of this camp is to introduce a wide range of computer science (CS) topics, especially computer programming, by exploring commercially available hardware and software. Students will learn the capabilities of technologies as well as how to use, configure, and implement them. The camp will be as hands-on as possible given practical and economic constraints.
Topics include:
- Web Programming and App Development
- Robot Programming
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) Hardware and
- Software
- Cybersecurity

Dates: June 19th- 23rd and June 26th-29th.
When: Wed July 19 8:30 AM - Sat July 29 3:00 PM

Computer Science: CS/Explore (for High Schoolers)

The purpose of this camp is to introduce a wide range of computer science (CS) topics, especially computer programming, by exploring commercially available hardware and software. Students will learn the capabilities of technologies as well as how to use, configure, and implement them. The camp will be as hands-on as possible given practical and economic constraints.
Topics include:
- Web Programming and App Development
- Robot Programming
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) Hardware and Software
- Cybersecurity

Dates: June 19th- 23rd and June 26th-29th.
When: Wed July 19 8:30 AM - Sat July 29 3:00 PM

Computer Science: CS/Explore (for High Schoolers)

The purpose of this camp is to introduce a wide range of computer science (CS) topics, especially computer programming, by exploring commercially available hardware and software. Students will learn the capabilities of technologies as well as how to use, configure, and implement them. The camp will be as hands-on as possible given practical and economic constraints.
Topics include:
- Web Programming and App Development
- Robot Programming
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) Hardware and
- Software
- Cybersecurity

Dates: June 19th- 23rd and June 26th-29th.
When: Wed July 19 8:30 AM - Sat July 29 3:00 PM

Building Underwater Remorely Operated Vehicles (ROV's)

3rd-12th grade educators, with an interest in hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics
(STEM) disciplines are invited to attend this exciting 2-day workshop that provides a truly unique educational
opportunity. Participants will receive instruction, manual, materials and support to design, engineer and build a
fully functional underwater remotely operated vehicle or ROV. STEM lessons, skills and activities presented in this
workshop support standards and benchmarks in science, technology, engineering and math.

Fee: $200 per team of 2-4 people (one kit per team)
When: Wed July 19 9:00 AM - Thu July 20 6:55 PM
Where: Handy Middle School, Bay City MI and Appledore IV, Bay City MI

Assistant Zooekeeper Zoo Camp!

Calling all future Zookeepers: This camp is for you! Explore the world of Zoo keeping as you get up close and personal with the Zoo’s animal residents! For 11 to 13 year olds. Registration required. Cost: $70/$65 for Zoo Members Dates: July 20th and 21st Time: 9 am to 3 pm with before and after care available
When: Thu July 20 9:00 AM - Fri July 21 3:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

Assistant Zookeeper Zoo Camp!

Calling all future Zookeepers: This camp is for you! Explore the world of Zoo keeping as you get up close and personal with the Zoo’s animal residents! For 11 to 13 year olds. Registration required. Cost: $70/$65 for Zoo Members Dates: July 20th and 21st Time: 9 am to 3 pm with before and after care available
When: Thu July 20 9:00 AM - Fri July 21 3:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

Assistant Zookeeper Zoo Camp!

Calling all future Zookeepers: This camp is for you! Explore the world of Zoo keeping as you get up close and personal with the Zoo’s animal residents! For 11 to 13 year olds. Registration required. Cost: $70/$65 for Zoo Members Dates: July 20th and 21st Time: 9 am to 3 pm with before and after care available
When: Thu July 20 9:00 AM - Fri July 21 3:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

Camp Amp! (8-11/11-14)

Have an ELECTRIFYING good time exploring static electricity, lights, sound, circuits, batteries, and magnetism. See and feel the power of these amazing forces!

Sponsored by Consumers Energy
Online registration will close on Thursday, July 20 but registration will take place via our Ticket Office at (989) 631-8250 as space remains.

Cost$100/ $95 ABDM Members (register by April 7 and save $%) Registration begins Monday, March 6, 2017 at 12 noon.
When: Mon July 24 1:00 PM - Fri July 28 4:00 PM
Where: 1801 W. St. Andrews Midland

Camp Amp (8-11/11-14)

Have an ELECTRIFYING good time exploring static electricity, lights, sound, circuits, batteries, and magnetism. See and feel the power of these amazing forces!

Sponsored by Consumers Energy
Online registration will close on Thursday, July 20 but registration will take place via our Ticket Office at (989) 631-8250 as space remains.
When: Mon July 24 1:00 PM - Fri July 28 4:00 PM
Where: 1801 W. St. Andrews Midland, Michigan

Camp Amp (8-11/11-14)

Have an ELECTRIFYING good time exploring static electricity, lights, sound, circuits, batteries, and magnetism. See and feel the power of these amazing forces!

Sponsored by Consumers Energy
Online registration will close on Thursday, July 20 but registration will take place via our Ticket Office at (989) 631-8250 as space remains.

Cost: $100/$90 ABDM Members (register by April 7 and save $5!) Registration Begins Monday, March 6, 2017 at 12 noon
When: Mon July 24 1:00 PM - Fri July 28 4:00 PM
Where: 1801 W. St. Andrews Midland, Michigan

Mini Explorers Zoo Camp!

Let’s explore the world around us! Join us in this camp for hands-on investigations to discover the interesting living (and non-living) things on our planet. For 5 to 7 year olds. Registration required. Cost: $70/$65 for Zoo Members Dates: July 31st and August 1st Time: 9 am to 3 pm with before and after care available
When: Mon July 31 9:00 AM - Tue August 1 3:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

Mini Explorers Zoo Camp!

Let’s explore the world around us! Join us in this camp for hands-on investigations to discover the interesting living (and non-living) things on our planet. For 5 to 7 year olds. Registration required. Cost: $70/$65 for Zoo Members Dates: July 31st and August 1st Time: 9 am to 3 pm with before and after care available
When: Mon July 31 9:00 AM - Tue August 1 3:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

Mini Explorers Zoo Camp!

Let’s explore the world around us! Join us in this camp for hands-on investigations to discover the interesting living (and non-living) things on our planet. For 5 to 7 year olds. Registration required. Cost: $70/$65 for Zoo Members Dates: July 31st and August 1st Time: 9 am to 3 pm with before and after care available
When: Mon July 31 9:00 AM - Tue August 1 3:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

Mini Explorers Zoo Camp!

Let’s explore the world around us! Join us in this camp for hands-on investigations to discover the interesting living (and non-living) things on our planet. For 5 to 7 year olds. Registration required. Cost: $70/$65 for Zoo Members Dates: July 31st and August 1st Time: 9 am to 3 pm with before and after care available
When: Mon July 31 9:00 AM - Tue August 1 3:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

Engineering Sound

Appropriate for students entering sixth through eighth grade.
Cost is $20, t-shirt and daily snack provided.

Taught by Pete O’Neil, Ithaca Public Schools instructor.
Students will design and build their own musical instruments using found materials to find out how pitch, frequency and wavelength relate to sound. If time allows, students will design their own piece of music using their instrument and computer software.
When: Mon July 31 9:00 AM - Fri August 4 12:00 PM
Where: 1200 S. Franklin St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48859

Engineering Sound

Appropriate for students entering sixth through eighth grade.
Cost is $20, t-shirt and daily snack provided.

Taught by Pete O’Neil, Ithaca Public Schools instructor.
Students will design and build their own musical instruments using found materials to find out how pitch, frequency and wavelength relate to sound. If time allows, students will design their own piece of music using their instrument and computer software.
When: Mon July 31 9:00 AM - Fri August 4 12:00 PM
Where: 1200 S. Franklin St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48859

Camp Extension Available: Engineering Sound

Monday through Thursday
For an additional fee of $20 per week of camp, students may stay on campus, eat lunch in the dining commons, and take part in open make in EHS 134. While direct instruction will not be provided, students will be able to work on a variety of open-ended projects. Staff will chaperone the students for lunch and be available to answer questions and provide support. Registration for the afternoon is limited to 20 students. Select Camp Extension option when registering for this camp.
When: Mon July 31 12:00 PM - Fri August 4 3:00 PM
Where: 1200 S. Franklin St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48859

Camp Extension Available: Engineering Sound

For an additional fee of $20 per week of camp, students may stay on campus, eat lunch in the dining commons, and take part in open make in EHS 134. While direct instruction will not be provided, students will be able to work on a variety of open-ended projects. Staff will chaperone the students for lunch and be available to answer questions and provide support. Registration for the afternoon is limited to 20 students. Select Camp Extension option when registering for this camp.
When: Mon July 31 12:00 PM - Fri August 4 3:00 PM
Where: 1200 S. Franklin St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48859

Mini Zookeeper B Zoo Camp!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a Zookeeper? Find out in this hands on, animal filled camp! Talk to Zookeepers, meet ambassador animals, and get down and dirty in this camp designed especially for mini Zookeepers! For 5 to 7 year olds. Registration required. Cost: $70/$65 for Zoo Members Dates: August 2nd and 3rd Time: 9 am-2 pm with before and after care available.
When: Wed August 2 9:00 AM - Thu August 3 2:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

Mini Zookeeper B Zoo Camp

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a Zookeeper? Find out in this hands on, animal filled camp! Talk to Zookeepers, meet ambassador animals, and get down and dirty in this camp designed especially for mini Zookeepers! For 5 to 7 year olds. Registration required. Cost: $70/$65 for Zoo Members Dates: August 2nd and 3rd Time: 9 am-2 pm with before and after care available.
When: Wed August 2 9:00 AM - Thu August 3 2:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

Mini Zookeeper B Zoo Camp

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a Zookeeper? Find out in this hands on, animal filled camp! Talk to Zookeepers, meet ambassador animals, and get down and dirty in this camp designed especially for mini Zookeepers! For 5 to 7 year olds. Registration required. Cost: $70/$65 for Zoo Members Dates: August 2nd and 3rd Time: 9 am-2 pm with before and after care available.
When: Wed August 2 9:00 AM - Thu August 3 2:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

Tinkering and Technology Camp

Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon and Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Appropriate for students entering fourth through seventh grade.
Cost is $20, t-shirt, daily snack and lunch on Friday included.

All students will rotate through the following camp options: 1.Learning about circuits in multiple contexts with a goal of repurposing electronics.
2.Making by Breaking:reverse engineering with the goal of understanding how common electronic products work and using the technology to make something new.
3.Engineering: students will be given a real-life problem and tasked with finding a solution to the problem using given supplies and the iterative engineering process.
4.Digital Engineering and Games: students will develop their own simple game and build their own controller.

Students pick one of the four camps listed above on Friday to finish a larger project. Experience the “making” process and enhance problem-solving skills.
*Please note that students might not leave with a finished product each day.
When: Mon August 7 9:00 AM - Fri August 11 3:00 PM
Where: 1200 S. Franklin St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48859

Tinkering and Technology Camp

Appropriate for students entering fourth through seventh grade.
Cost is $20, t-shirt, daily snack and lunch on Friday included.

All students will rotate through the following camp options: 1.Learning about circuits in multiple contexts with a goal of repurposing electronics.
2.Making by Breaking:reverse engineering with the goal of understanding how common electronic products work and using the technology to make something new.
3.Engineering: students will be given a real-life problem and tasked with finding a solution to the problem using given supplies and the iterative engineering process.
4.Digital Engineering and Games: students will develop their own simple game and build their own controller.

Students pick one of the four camps listed above on Friday to finish a larger project. Experience the “making” process and enhance problem-solving skills.
*Please note that students might not leave with a finished product each day.
When: Mon August 7 9:00 AM - Fri August 11 3:00 PM
Where: 1200 S. Franklin St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48859

Bioscience Today

Appropriate for students entering seventh throug?h ninth grade in fall 2017.
Cost is $25, due the first day of camp.
Taught by Toby West, Ingham ISD high school instructor.

In this one-week camp students will engage with some of the most exciting explorations available in the field of Bioscience. Students will analyze forensic evidence to determine the cause of a crime, conduct experiments to determine the safe temperature of food preparation, and make biodiesel fuel. Students will leave unique experiences that will change the way they view food, fuel, and the world around them while learning to use sophisticated laboratory equipment.
When: Mon August 7 9:00 AM - Fri August 11 12:00 PM
Where: 1200 S. Franklin St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48859

Bioscience Today

Appropriate for students entering seventh throug?h ninth grade in fall 2017.
Cost is $25, due the first day of camp.
Taught by Toby West, Ingham ISD high school instructor.

In this one-week camp students will engage with some of the most exciting explorations available in the field of Bioscience. Students will analyze forensic evidence to determine the cause of a crime, conduct experiments to determine the safe temperature of food preparation, and make biodiesel fuel. Students will leave unique experiences that will change the way they view food, fuel, and the world around them while learning to use sophisticated laboratory equipment.
When: Mon August 7 9:00 AM - Fri August 11 12:00 PM
Where: 1200 S. Franklin St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48859

Camp Amp! (8-14)

Have an ELECTRIFYING good time exploring static electricity, lights, sound, circuits, batteries, and magnetism. See and feel the power of these amazing forces!

Sponsored by Consumers Energy
Online registration will close on Thursday, August 3 but registration will take place via our Ticket Office at (989) 631-8250
When: Mon August 7 1:00 PM - Fri August 11 4:00 PM
Where: 1801 W. St. Andrews Midland, Michigan

Camp Amp! (8-14)

Have an ELECTRIFYING good time exploring static electricity, lights, sound, circuits, batteries, and magnetism. See and feel the power of these amazing forces!

Sponsored by Consumers Energy
Online registration will close on Thursday, August 3 but registration will take place via our Ticket Office at (989) 631-8250 as space

Cost:$100/ $90 ABDM Members
When: Mon August 7 1:00 PM - Fri August 11 4:00 PM
Where: 1801 W. St. Andrews Midland, Michigan

Camp Amp! (8-14)

Have an ELECTRIFYING good time exploring static electricity, lights, sound, circuits, batteries, and magnetism. See and feel the power of these amazing forces!

Sponsored by Consumers Energy
Online registration will close on Thursday, August 3 but registration will take place via our Ticket Office at (989) 631-8250 as space.

Cost: $100/ $90 ABDM Members
When: Mon August 7 1:00 PM - Fri August 11 4:00 PM
Where: 1801 W. St. Andrews Midland, Michigan

Junior Zookeeper B Zoo Camp

Step into the boots of a Zookeeper and discover what it’s like to take care of the animals at the Children’s Zoo! For 8 to 10 year olds. Dates: August 9th and 10th Time: 9 am-3 pm with before and after care available.
When: Wed August 9 9:00 AM - Thu August 10 3:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

Junior Zookeeper B Zoo Camp

Step into the boots of a Zookeeper and discover what it’s like to take care of the animals at the Children’s Zoo! For 8 to 10 year olds. Dates: August 9th and 10th Time: 9 am-3 pm with before and after care available.
When: Wed August 9 9:00 AM - Thu August 10 3:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

Junior Zookeeper B Zoo Camp

Step into the boots of a Zookeeper and discover what it’s like to take care of the animals at the Children’s Zoo! For 8 to 10 year olds. Dates: August 9th and 10th Time: 9 am-3 pm with before and after care available.
When: Wed August 9 9:00 AM - Thu August 10 3:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

Preschool Science (3.5-5)

Science doesn’t have to be difficult. Get your young Einstein or Marie Curie on the road to discovering the mysteries of the world around them with this class of fun and exciting projects. Students must have independent bathroom skills.

Online registration will close on Thursday, August 10 but registration will take place via our Ticket Office at (989) 631-8250 as space remains.
When: Mon August 14 9:00 AM - Fri August 18 11:00 AM
Where: 1801 W. St. Andrews Midland, Michigan

Preschool Science (3.5-5)

Science doesn’t have to be difficult. Get your young Einstein or Marie Curie on the road to discovering the mysteries of the world around them with this class of fun and exciting projects. Students must have independent bathroom skills.

Online registration will close on Thursday, August 10 but registration will take place via our Ticket Office at (989) 631-8250 as space remains

Cost: $75/ $65 ABDM Members. Registration Begins: Monday, March 6, 2017 at 12 noon
When: Mon August 14 9:00 AM - Fri August 18 11:00 AM
Where: 1801 W. St. Andrews Midland, Michigan

Preschool Science (3.5-5)

Science doesn’t have to be difficult. Get your young Einstein or Marie Curie on the road to discovering the mysteries of the world around them with this class of fun and exciting projects.
*Students must have independent bathroom skills.

Online registration will close on Thursday, July 13 but registration will take place via our Ticket Office at (989) 631-8250 as space remains.

Cost: $75/$65 ABDM Members. Registration Begins: Monday, March 6, 2017 at 12 noon
When: Mon August 14 9:00 AM - Fri August 18 11:00 AM
Where: 1801 W. St. Andrews Midland, Michigan

Hatchlings

Join us for our early childhood education toddler program at the Children’s Zoo! Hatchlings is a hands-on play and exploration time just for 2-4 year olds and an accompanying adult. This session’s theme is “Little Scientists”. Join us as we experience life as a scientist by doing experiments and learning about the world around us! We’ll even learn about an adult scientist during story time. Registration required. Cost: $15/$11 for Zoo Members Date: August 17th Time: 11 am-12 pm
When: Thu August 17 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

Hatchlings

Join us for our early childhood education toddler program at the Children’s Zoo! Hatchlings is a hands-on play and exploration time just for 2-4 year olds and an accompanying adult. This session’s theme is “Little Scientists”. Join us as we experience life as a scientist by doing experiments and learning about the world around us! We’ll even learn about an adult scientist during story time.
When: Thu August 17 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601

Hatchlings!

Join us for our early childhood education toddler program at the Children’s Zoo! Hatchlings is a hands-on play and exploration time just for 2-4 year olds and an accompanying adult. This session’s theme is “Little Scientists”. Join us as we experience life as a scientist by doing experiments and learning about the world around us! We’ll even learn about an adult scientist during story time.
When: Thu August 17 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Where: 1730 S. Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601