PHOTO CAPTION: Academic summer camps at Ferris State University include the popular Design and Manufacturing Camp, which will begin on Sunday, July 15, on the main campus in Big Rapids. A total of 11 residential and day camp sessions will be offered in Big Rapids, and at Ferris-Grand Rapids, which is located in the Grand Rapids Community College campus.
A variety of popular offerings will be available for 12-to 18-year-old students who hope to explore their academic interests in day camps, or supervised and guided residential camps, offered throughout the summer on Ferris State University’s main campus, in Big Rapids, and the Ferris-Grand Rapids campus.
Senior Coordinator of Camps and Conferences Gary Wendlowsky said a Cyber Security Academy is among the first residential camps available, beginning Sunday, June 24 in Big Rapids, and a Design and Manufacturing camp, beginning Sunday, July 15.
“Participants get to live and breathe all that Ferris offers in these programs, with a chance to better understand the curriculum, instructors and the facilities we offer,” Wendlowsky said. “We get good feedback from these students, many of whom then enter the undergraduate program they intend to pursue as a career.”
Wendlowsky also said the day camps on the Ferris-Grand Rapids campus are popular. These camps include the Digital Media: Beginning Game Design-Minecraft for Middle School, which starts Monday, June 11.
“Our staff are usually able to accommodate applicants for our Grand Rapids programs, which offer a good chance to become acclimated with our programs on that campus,” Wendlowsky said. “Coming to camps in Big Rapids allows students to enjoy meals at The Rock Café and to get familiar with the residence halls, along with Ferris’ main campus.”
Questions about academic summer camps can be directed to the Conference and Professional
Services office by email, or by calling toll free, at (800) 562-9130. Wendlowsky said
the schedule for academic camps in Big Rapids and Grand Rapids is also available online.
“We welcome inquiries from families and students, up to a week before the particular
camp,” Wendlowsky said. “We are happy to answer questions and explain all the opportunities
that are available for our participants.”