Aquinas College Summer Camps: Campers can have FUN with Jazz, Science, Ceramics and D&D!

Aquinas 2022 Summer Camps

Discover Aquinas College Summer Camps in Grand Rapids, MI

Summer Camps at Aquinas College

1700 Fulton St. E, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

The 2022 AQ Summer Camps offer fun, inclusive & interactive “hands-on” opportunities for MS & HS students interested in Music (Jazz), Science (Engineering), Art (Ceramics), and Adventures (D&D)!

Aquinas Summer Camps is part of the 2022 West Michigan Summer Camps Guide.

Aquinas College Summer Camp Details

Weeks Camp is Offered
June 13, June 20, July 4, July 11, July 18, July 25 - 2022

This Summer Camp At-A-Glance
AGES: Elementary, Middle School, High School Kids
TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp
CAMP CATEGORY: Academic, Adventure & Outdoor Skills, Art, Design & Making, Music & Performing Arts, STEM or STEAM

What to Expect at Aquinas College 2022 Summer Camps

Ceramics Aquinas Summer Camp

Join us for the 2022 Aquinas College Summer Camps that offer fun, inclusive and interactive “hands-on ~ minds-on” experiences for middle and high school students!

Visit us at https://www.aquinas.edu/resources/aq-summer-camps

Aquinas Summer Camp Jazz


Four Summer Camps To Choose From At Aquinas College


1. *AQ SUMMER JAZZ CAMP*
The very popular AQ Jazz Camp has been a true treasure for West Michigan students for over 35 years.

The faculty of the AQ Music Department in collaboration with expert Jazz musicians from various parts of Michigan, are very excited to host the annual Summer Jazz Camp again in 2022, coming back stronger than ever with this creative, expressive, and educational experience that has been enjoyed by so many young musicians!

DETAILS
• For students in grades 6–12
• 10 half-tuition scholarships are available for students with high financial needs
• Sunday, June 12 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
• Mon–Fri, June 13–17 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
• Aquinas College Art & Music Center
• All camp instructors are recognized jazz masters whose careers as teachers and players are well established and widely respected.
• The Aquinas College Music Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

HIGHLIGHTS:
Combos, big bands, faculty concerts, concerts featuring students with Faculty, Master classes and electives

CHOICES:
Jazz theory & analysis , Jazz composing & arranging, Jazz styles & rhythmic exploration, Jazz keyboard accompaniment, Jazz styles & performance techniques (interpretation and improvisation)

• $275 (until April 1)
• $300 (until May 15)
• $330 (until June 1*)
*Fee includes all materials, classes, lunches & a camp T-Shirt!
After June 1, registrations will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
For more details on the AQ JAZZ CAMP and to register, visit: https://www.aquinas.edu/resources/aq-summer-camps

2. *AQ SAINTS SCIENCE CAMP*
The AQ Science faculty are excited to host the AQ Saints Science Camp again, building on our tradition of offering a creative, fun and interactive “hands-on” summer science programs.

We seek to inspire campers with awe and wonder about the beauty and complexity of nature, and we also begin to plant the seeds of "service through science."

Science is all around us, and we look forward to exploring scientific challenges with you, and finding answers to design and engineering questions.

We especially look forward to welcoming our campers to our brand-new and stunning state-of-the art science building, better known as the Albertus Magnus Hall of Science!

DETAILS:
• For students in grades 5–9
• 10 full-tuition scholarships are available for students with high financial needs.
• Week #1 June 13 – 17 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Grades 5-7
• Week #2 June 20 – 24 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Grades 6-9
• Aquinas College Albertus Magnus Hall of Science

HIGHLIGHTS:
Week #1 (grades 5-7, for new campers)
• Design a toothpick bridge and test its strength
• Use your critical thinking skills to design and build a roller coaster
• Learn about nature’s design and how animals cope with challenges

Week #2 (grades 6-9, for new or returning campers)
• Explore the science of motion by designing an obstacle course
• Learn about animal sounds and how animals defend themselves with sounds
• Build catapults and cantilevers and test their strength
• Create your own cool inventions!

• $200 per student*
*Fee includes all materials, classes & a camp T-Shirt!
After June 1, registrations will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
For more details on the AQ SAINTS SCIENCE CAMP and to register, visit: https://www.aquinas.edu/resources/aq-summer-camps.

3. *AQ CERAMICS CAMP*
Do you like to play in the mud? In this fun and creative art camp, you will learn the fundamentals and techniques of working with wet clay and the traditional pit-fire experience, while enjoying plenty of instructor-led practice time that guides you in creating and unearthing your very own ceramic artifact!

At the end of this 4-week art camp - which is offered once a week on Thursdays - you'll have a good understanding of and connection to ceramics, while also having tons of fun!

DETAILS:
• For students in grades 6–12
• 3 partial scholarships are available for students with high financial needs
• Thursdays July 7, 14, 21 and 28 | 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
• Aquinas College Art & Music Center

HIGHLIGHTS:
• Discover one of the oldest, most fascinating & respected crafts
• Learn step-by-step hand-building basics of working with wet clay
• Explore processes and techniques of traditional pit-fired ceramics
• Create your own unique ceramic artifact

• $200 per student*
*Fee includes all materials, classes, snacks & a camp T-Shirt!
After June 1, registrations will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
For more details on the AQ CERAMICS CAMP and to register, visit:
https://www.aquinas.edu/resources/aq-summer-camps.

4. *AQ DUNGEONS & DRAGONS CAMP*
D&D Camp: Strikes Back!

Prepare for an adventure of epic proportions! AQ's faculty and staff “Masters” will teach you to create your own unique fantasy universe, bring to life characters and villains, and ultimately lead other adventurers through a dramatic boss battle of your own design.

If you like role-play gaming, theater, fantasy or Harry Potter, you’ll love earning your Dungeon “Masters” degree from Aquinas this summer! Designed for novices and experienced players alike.

DETAILS:
• For students in grades 6–12
• 3 partial scholarships are available for students with high financial needs.
• Session #1 July 18 – 21 | 9 am – 4 pm
• Session #2 July 25 – 28 | 9 am – 4 pm
• Aquinas College Jarecki Lacks Center

HIGHLIGHTS:
• Stage combat
• Improv acting
• Mapmaking
• Storytelling
• Creating an epic villain
• Painting, drawing, and visual arts
• Miniatures!
• Evil economics and barbarian societies
• Digital role-playing games and eSports
• Monster menageries and magical items

• $300 per student*
• *After Jun 1, registrations will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
• Fee includes: full set of polyhedral dice & dice bag; notebook & pencil; pre-generated character sheets; 3D/2D miniature figurines & bases; Dungeons & encounters; Monster cards & tokens; Magic Item cards; camp T-shirt; lunches & snacks!
For more details on the AQ DnD CAMP and to register, visit: https://www.aquinas.edu/resources/aq-summer-camps.

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