Summer Camps for Kids
Every summer, we offer language and culture day camps for children ages 6-12 on campus. They generally take place for one week (Monday-Friday) from 9 am - 4 pm. Morning-only options are available for most camps (9 am - 12 pm). No previous knowledge of the language is necessary and children of higher proficiency levels can be accommodated. Older and more advanced children may also serve as facilitators if they are interested.
Online enrollment for our 2013 summer camps opens on Monday, March 11.
Monday-Friday, June 17-21, 9 am - 12 pm (morning only)
French: Monday-Friday, June 17-21, 9 am - 4 pm (full day or morning only)
Arabic: Monday-Friday, June 24-28, 9 am - 12 pm (morning only)
German: Monday-Friday, June 24-28, 9 am - 4 pm (full day or morning only)
Chinese: Monday-Friday, July 22-26, 9 am - 4 pm (full day or morning only)
Japanese: Monday-Friday, July 29 - August 2, 9 am - 4 pm (full day or morning only)
Shona: Monday-Friday, July 29 - August 2, 9 am - 3 pm (full day, please contact us to enroll)
Italian: Monday-Friday, August 5-9, 9 am - 4 pm (full day or morning only)
Hindi: Monday-Friday, August 12-16, 9 am - 4 pm (full day or morning only)
Spanish: Monday-Friday, August 19-23, 9 am - 4 pm (full day) *waitlisted, please contact us to be added to the list*
Please refer to our High School Programs for more information about a French Camp for Teens.
Early registration discount (full payment due by May 20, 2013):
- $250 for all-day camps (sack lunch provided by parents)
- $110 for half-days
Post May 20 registration rates:
- $270 for all-day camps (sack lunch provided by parents)
- $120 for half-days
Multiple-child/program discounts are available for all programs (15%).
Please enroll on our enrollment site.
Please note that we have a new enrollment system. You will need to create a new account and enter your child's information. This system will work for any outreach programs offered by the College of Arts and Letters.
Please review our Program Policies and Procedures.
Our curricula are theme-based and include topics such as numbers, things in my room, animals, our town, activities and hobbies, my friends, directions, or fruits and vegetables. Different activity types are alternated with games and hands-on as well as visually activated learning. In our lessons, we try to connect the new knowledge with the community by utilizing, for example, the animals in the historical museum on campus, the children's garden at MSU, or the dairy store with mini museum.
Each summer, camps are placed under a certain theme. Previous themes have included "Circus", "Knights, Castles, Princesses", and "Traveling through Fairy Tale Land".
Read about our 2011 French camp in the State News.
|Learning how to do diabolo
||After our circus performance
||John R. King camp
Parent's comment: "Thanks for running a great camp and outreach program!"