ExploreHope Summer Camps 2.0: Adapted to ‘Keep Exploring’

ExploreHope Summer Camps were adapted this year to provide opportunities for students to ‘Keep Exploring’. Our creative and dedicated staff came up with the idea of Exploration Boxes! What fun! We delivered supplies to fuel an Elementary Design Exploration to 30 families in June. Each week, families joined in for two Zoom classes to investigate the box and build marble roller coasters, water runs, and chain reaction machines. Continue reading to learn about the ‘Art in Nature’ Exploration Box Virtual Camp that begins July 7.

Partnership is a big part of our programming this summer. We partnered with Holland Public Schools to offer 2 virtual camps in June – an Elementary STEM Camp for 5th Graders and a Virtual Careers exploration for Middle School. We also collaborated with with the CASA summer program to provide weekly virtual science activities.

Summer Camp Staff in Virtual session

In July, we are partnering with Hope College’s STEP UP programs for 2 weeks of virtual camps and with GRAAHI and Hope’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion for a week long virtual College Preview Camp.

We are excited to partner with community families beginning July 7 to offer another ‘Exploration Box’ camp for Elementary students and beginning July 13 we are offering 2 great weeks of PopUp camps on campus for MS/HS students! Read below for descriptions and registration information.

July 2020 Camps are happening!

Elementary Grades (entering K-5 in the fall) 
Family Exploration Box Adventure: Art in Nature!
Get inspired by the natural world. Explore color, texture, patterns and more using Nature as our muse!  Every week features three Zoom calls to investigate the science behind the art, and a family art project to keep creating and exploring at home. Expect a lot of messy making with this Exploration Box! Just $25 for supplies and 12 sessions. Register here!

Middle and High School Pop-Up Camps! Join us on campus July 13-23! Following strict state health guidelines, we’ve reformatted the camps to keep you engaged while also safe. Camp descriptions are on our website – notice some programs are 4 days, some 2 days. A special welcome to Science Olympiad students – join us to get started on many of your events! Thank you again. Stay safe and we can’t wait to see you all soon! Reduced rates for 2020. Register here!

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