Van Andel Institute Summer Camps: Aspiring Scientists Go Full STEAM Ahead

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Summer Camps at Van Andel Institute

216 Division Avenue North, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Van Andel Institute for Education (VAI) offers unique summer camps for students in grades 2–12. Students will learn to think and act like scientists with hands-on, interactive investigations.

Van Andel Institute Summer Camp is part of the 2022 West Michigan Summer Camps Guide.

Van Andel Institute Summer Camp Details

Weeks Camp is Offered
June 13, June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25, Aug 1, Aug 8, Aug 15 - 2022

This Summer Camp At-A-Glance
AGES: Elementary, Middle School, High School Kids
TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp
CAMP CATEGORY: STEM or STEAM

What to Expect at Van Andel Institute Summer Camps

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Kids engage in hands-on, interactive investigations during 5-day, grade-specific camps designed to intrigue them as they learn the science behind real-life careers including paleontology, forensic science, astronomy, and so many more!

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Summer Camp Themes at Van Andel Institute


Grades 2–3
• Can You Dig It? | June 13-17 | 9:00 AM–12:00 PM | $60
• Sense-ational Animals | August 8-12 | 9:00 AM–12:00 PM | $60

Grades 4–5
• Animal Survivor | June 27-July 1 | 9:00 AM–12:00 PM | $60
• Girl Scouts: Journey Through a Life in Space | July 25-29 | 9:00 AM–12:00 PM | $60

Grades 4–6
• What's in Our Water? River Rescue | August 1-5 | 9:00 AM–12:00 PM | $60

Grades 6–8
• Crime Scene Forensics: Catching a Criminal | July 18-22 | 9:00 AM–12:00 PM | $60
• Power Up: Energizing Our Future | July 18-22 | 8:30 AM–12:30 PM | $60
• Hogwarts in Grand Rapids: The Science Behind the Magic | August 15-19 | 8:30 AM–12:30 PM | $60

Grades 6–9
• Mission to Mars | August 1-5 | 8:30 AM–12:30 PM | $60

Grades 9-12
• (New Camp) Fascinating Physiology | June 20-24 | 8:30 AM–12:30 PM | $120



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