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Summer Camps & Workshops

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Arts
Art Intensive

Grades 9-12 

This is an intense course for serious high school art students who are considering majoring in art in college. Offerings include anatomical and figure drawing, painting, graphic design and Photoshop. Portfolio preparation for Scholastics and AP will be addressed along with writing personal artist statements and the college application process, including obtaining scholarships.

Dates: TBD
More information: Linda Tyson, tyson@oakland.edu


Music, Theatre, and Dance


Summer camps for music and dance include:

  • Great Lakes Dance Festival
  • Jazz Workshop
  • Piano Camp
  • Music Theory Boot Camp
  • Computer Music Workshop

Check the Music, Theatre, and Dance workshop page for details.

Career Exploration
Summer Camps

 

Career Exploration Camps in Macomb County for High School Teens

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Not sure what you want to do after high school? No worries. We’ve got a camp for that! If you’re between the ages of 14 and 18, check out Oakland University’s 2015 Career Exploration Summer Camps!

You’ll explore career options and prepare for college through interactive and engaging hands-on activities, field trips and presentations. Presented by Oakland University faculty experts, the camps will offer you: 

  • a thorough look into current and emerging career fields
  • highlights of the knowledge and skills you’ll need for each career
  • essential information on projected employment - where the jobs are and will continue to grow
  • steps you can take now, while in high school, to prepare for your future

OU's Career Exploration Summer Camps will prepare you for the 21st-century workplace, so you'll do what you love and love what you do.


2015 Career Exploration Summer Camps

Career Exploration Camp

June 22 - 26, 2015
OU’s Anton/Frankel Center (Mt. Clemens, Mich.)
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $150

Not sure where your career interests lie? Dive in and start exploring careers in engineering, criminal justice, business, medical fields, graphic design and more. This camp will introduce you to various high-growth, high-demand jobs of the future. You’ll participate in hands-on activities such as building a light bulb, visiting a sheriff department, developing business strategies and engaging in healthcare simulations to understand what professionals in these fields do on a daily basis. You’ll also take a career assessment to discover what career path may be the best fit for you based on your personality and interests.

Register today.

 

Healthcare Professions Camp

July 13-16, 2015
Aug. 3-6, 2015
OU’s Human Health Building (Rochester, Mich.)**
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $205

In this 4-day camp, you’ll explore several high-demand health-related professions including: nursing/advanced practice nursing, medical laboratory science, nutrition, exercise science and physical therapy. During this interactive camp, you’ll learn about each health profession through hands-on activities and simulation experiences, engage with OU faculty from the various health professions and learn how to pursue a career in Nursing and the other health-related professions. In addition, students from the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine will meet with you to discuss careers in medicine. You’ll also earn CPR and AED certifications!

**Transportation for this camp is available from the Anton-Frankel Center. Drop off is at 8:15 a.m. and pick up is at 3:45 p.m.

Register today.

 

Engineering and Computer Science Camp

July 27-31, 2015
OU’s Anton/Frankel Center (Mt. Clemens, Mich.)
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $175

Explore exciting and in-demand careers in the fields of industrial, systems, mechanical, and electrical engineering, and computer science. You’ll delve into the emerging field of alternative energy. Hands-on activities and simulations, such as constructing a solar panel and building electronic motors, will help you learn about career options in these growing fields. You’ll also travel to OU's campus in Rochester for an alternative energy tour and visit the Clean Energy Research Center.

Register today.

 

Aerial Robotics Camp - NEW FOR 2015

July 20-24, 2015
OU’s Anton/Frankel Center (Mt. Clemens, Mich.)
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $175

This 5-day camp will introduce you to robotics, microprocessor controllers, basic programming and measurement and control instrumentation. You'll construct aerial vehicles of the quad-rotor variety and learn best practices for flying these machines within line-of-site. Best of all, you'll engage in a variety of flight scenarios, including construction inspection, people finder and coordinated missions.

Register today.

 

Career Exploration Camp - St. Clair County

August 17-21, 2015
St. Clair County Community College (Port Huron, Mich.)
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $150

Not sure where your career interests lie? Dive in and start exploring careers in criminal justice, business, medical fields, communication and more. This camp will introduce you to various high-growth, high-demand jobs of the future. You’ll participate in hands-on activities such as engaging in healthcare simulations, visiting a sheriff department and developing business strategies to understand what professionals in these fields do on a daily basis. You’ll also take a career assessment to discover what career path may be the best fit for you based on your personality and interests.

Register today.

Know How 2 Go

 

Ground Robotics Camp - St. Clair County - NEW FOR 2015

Aug. 10-14, 2015
St. Clair County Community College (Port Huron)
9 a.m.to 4 p.m.
Cost: $175

In this introductory-level camp, you’ll work with Lego Mindstorms and VEX Robots. The Mindstorms will introduce basic block programming. To work with the VEX Robot, you’ll build the basic clawbot and operate with the remote-controlled robot to compete in a team-based activity. You’ll then be challenged to adjust your VEX robot to do another type of challenge. Once you and your team are comfortable with building and adjusting your robot, the camp instructors will begin to teach basic RobotC programming. You’ll work as you learn. Camp instructors will introduce other concepts and ideas as needed by each group.

Register today.

Know How 2 Go

ENGINEERING
& COMPUTERS
K-12 STEM Camps
Focused Camps: Electrical and Computer Engineering
One-week camps for 3rd - 12th grade students who have an interest in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Upon registration, parents select elementary, middle or high school module.
Monday, August 11 - Friday, August 15, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Registration is OPEN. Click here to register.
More Information: 
 Learn more about K-12 STEM Camp

ACT Math Prep Camp
ACT Math Prep Camp
A five day math preparation course for students who will be taking the ACT.
Monday, August 4 - Friday, August 8, 8 a.m.-11a.m.

Registration is OPEN. Click here to register.

Macomb Engineering and Computer Science Summer Camps

Macomb Engineering and Computer Science Summer Camp
Explore exciting and in-demand careers in the fields of industrial, systems, mechanical, computer and electrical engineering, and computer science. Students will also delve into the emerging fields of biomedical and alternative energy. Hands-on activities and simulations such as constructing a solar panel and building electronic motors and assemblies will engage students as they learn about career options in this growing field. Students will also travel to Oakland University's campus in Rochester for an extensive alternative energy tour and visit the Clean Energy Research Center. 
Monday, August 4 - Friday, August 8, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

More Information: Learn more about camps in Macomb County

St. Clair County Engineering and Computer Science Summer Camp
St. Clair County Engineering and Computer Science Summer Camp
Explore exciting and in-demand careers in the fields of industrial, systems, mechanical, computer and electrical engineering, and computer science. Students will also delve into the emerging fields of biomedical and alternative energy. Hands-on activities and simulations such as constructing a solar panel and building electronic motors and assemblies will engage students as they learn about career options in this growing field.
Monday, August 11 - Friday, August 15, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

More Information: 
 Learn more about camps in St. Clair County.

OUPSA Camp
OUPSA Camp (Public School Academies)
This is a pre-college camp experience for middle school students (entering 6th - 8th grades) who attend the charter schools that OU authorizes.

Click here for more information, including dates.


Math
Grades 9-12
The Summer Mathematics Institute  provides an opportunity for bright and gifted pre-college students to interact with university faculty and each other, to take some challenging math classes that earn college credit, and have fun in an academic atmosphere. Students take two 4-credit courses in mathematics or statistics taught by full-time doctoral-holding faculty. The Summer Mathematics Institute at Oakland University is FREE to all participants. 
Dates:  July 7 - August 15, 2014
Cost:
FREE
Registration Deadline:
  May 15, 2014
More Information:
  call (248) 370-4024 or e-mail echeng@oakland.edu
Medicine

Bioengineering and Biomedical Sciences Summer Program
June 22 - July 2, 2015

A Summer camp where high school students can explore their interest in biomedical sciences and bioengineering.
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and School of Engineering and Computer Sciences faculty members teamed up to create an instructional, hands-on experience in biomedical sciences and human anatomy for the Bioengineering and Biomedical Sciences Summer Program. 

Students participate in demonstrations and use technology to discover the multiple systems and processes of the human body. The experience meets the academically focused components of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and 
Medicine (STEMM).

For application and instructions, contact Kim Martin at diversity.med@oakland.edu or visit this web page on the OUWB website (http://www.oakland.edu/medicine/BEBSSP).

Nursing

CAMP RN at OU

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Eligible 7th, 8th and 9th graders can get a dose of what the nursing
profession has to offer through the CampRN@OU program.

This two week pre-college summer program designed to educate middle school
students of the opportunities available through a nursing career. This
inspiring and innovative, entertaining and educational camp exposes
students to biology, chemistry and the mechanics of the nursing profession.

Participants are actively engaged in nursing forensics, biology, math, and
chemistry workshops, while learning nursing fundamentals including CPR and
First Aid. Participants also tour Oakland University, interact with nurses
in a hospital setting (job shadowing), and utilize our new physical
assessment laboratory to learn about the human body.

With such expressed interest in this program, CAMP RN will only accept 50
participants for the 2015 Summer program. All interested applicants must
apply no later May 30, 2015. For additional program details, requirements
and an application, click here.

If you are aware of any students who may be interested in being considered
for this excellent opportunity please submit the

application by the deadline. If you have any questions regarding CAMP RN@OU,
please feel free to contact Dr. Kristina Aaron at 248-364-8755 or email
camprnou@gmail.com.

Sincerely,
Kristina Aaron, Ph.D.
Program Director

 
Date: July 20th - July 31st, 2015
Cost: $475
Application Deadline: May 30th, 2015
More Information: Call Kristina Aaron at (248) 364-8755 or email camprnou@gmail.com
Lowry &
OU CARES
OUCARES - PeeWee Camp 2015 (OU Campus)
Children with ASD, ages 3-6
Four 2 Week sessions, Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Session 1: June 15-June 26
Session 2: June 29-July 10 (no class ,July 3)
Session 3: July 13-July 24
Session 4: July 27-August 7

OUCARES Summer Day Camp 2015 (OU Campus)
Children with ASD, ages 6-12
Four 2 Week Sessions Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Session 1: June 15-June 26
Session 2: June 29-July 10 (no class July 3)
Session 3: July 13-July 24
Session 4: July 27-August 7

Meadows Life Skills Camp 2015 (1435 Auburn Rd, Rochester Hills, MI)
Children with High-Functioning ASD/Asperger’s or PDD-NOS, ages 11-14

Three sessions, Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Session 1: June 15-July 2 (3 weeks)
Session 2: July 6-July 24 (3 weeks)
Session 3: July 27-August 7 (2 weeks)

SOUTH LYON Life Skills Camp 2015 (Centennial Middle School, 62500 W. Nine Mile Rd., South Lyon)
Children with High Functioning ASD/Asperger's or PDD-NOS
Two sessions, Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Session 1: June 22-July 10 (no class July 3) for 11-14 year olds
Session 2: July 13-July 31, for 15-18 year olds
Sports
Athletic summer camps include:
  • baseball
  • basketball
  • soccer
  • softball
  • swimming & diving
  • volleyball
Check the OU Athletics website for details. 

Writing
& Reading
Writing Camp (Grades 1-12)
The writing camp is a seven day summer workshop. It includes six, two-hour instructional sessions in Pawley Hall in rooms 204 and 208. The seventh session is The Author’s Chair, an event held on the last day and to which parents are invited to help celebrate children’s growth as writers as each student reads a story, poem, etc. that he or she has been working on in the clinic. The Writing Clinic tuition fee is $250 per child, non-refundable. 

Dates: July 14-17 and July 21-23, 2014, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Cost: $150
More Information:  C all (248) 370-3054 or  peck@oakland.edu with your mailing address to receive an application. Applications will be mailed out in mid-May.
www.oakland.edu/rla/writing-clinics

Young Writer's Camp

The Meadow Brook Writing Project is hosting summer writing camps at historic Meadow Brook Hall on the campus of Oakland University. Every day young writers will tour the historic house museum and world-class gardens to nurture, polish, and ultimately publish their original works. Published works include both written and digital presentation.

Dates: 2014 dates TBD
Cost: 
$200 for each camp
More Information: 
Register online 
or contact Meadow Brook Writing Project at (248) 370-2746.
www.oakland.edu/youthwritingcamps

Youth Writing Half-Day Workshop
Half-day summer workshops are two-hour sessions on a wide variety of writing topics from mystery and poetry to science fiction, comic book and horror writing.  All classes are held on Oakland University's campus. 

Dates:
For a full list and description of workshops, visit the Meadow Brook Writing Project.
Cost: $20 for each workshop
www.oakland.edu/mbwp/half-day-workshops

Reading Clinic
The Reading Clinic is for children in grades 1-12. Most children attending the Reading Clinic range in age from 6-16. We sometimes make exceptions to these guidelines. 
Dates:  2014 dates are full
Cost:  $300
More Information: C all (248) 370-3054 or  peck@oakland.edu
www.oakland.edu/rla/reading-clinics