Summer Camps for K - 12

  • I love WMAES. This school is tremendous and I couldn't imagine sending my son anywhere else.
    -- Jennifer Dietrich

High School Garden Apprentice Program

  • 9-noon on Fridays and other scheduled dates TBD
  • WMAES high school students only

Up to 12 high school students will be chosen via an application process to learn about organic gardening practices, and to offer assistance in the garden throughout summer. Students can earn Service Learning volunteer hours for their time. They will work together with Miss Holly, Mr. Shawn, and Mr. Johnson 1 day per week (Friday mornings) in the gardens. One day will also be spent at the Fulton Street Market selling produce, and working on independent projects. Produce will be used in the school salad bar and sold after school in the fall.

**WMAES students attend all camps listed below for ½ price.**


*Registration ends one week prior to the beginning of each camp
*Campers who pay in full with registration mailed in will receive 10% off (not for Groupon users)
*Register online or via mail - addressed to WMAES Summer Camp Registration

Camp 1: Survival Camp


Dates: June 22-25                                                          
Entering grades 5-8
Times: 9am-2pm                                                           
Cost: $80

Campers will learn all about survival skills and how our ancestors lived off the land. Part of this camp will be making fires with flint and steel, as well as bow drills. Campers will work on shelters throughout the week, make tools, learn about mapping and compass skills, and use bows and arrows. Lunch Thursday will be around the fire that the campers must make themselves.

Camp 2: Michigan's Animal Planet


Dates: June 29 - July 1                                                         
Entering grades K-2
Times: 9am-12pm                                                           
Cost: $60

Little explorers will learn all about Michigan's native animals through games, stories, songs and hikes! Live bugs, reptiles, amphibians and birds will help campers learn how Michigan's animals survive!

Camp 3: Nature's Superheroes


Dates: July 13-15                                                       
Entering grades 3-5
Times: 9am-12pm                                                           
Cost: $60

With our powers combined, we will learn about different ways that we can help save the planet that we live on, and become Superheroes! We'll start our superhero venture in the prairie, exploring the creatures who live there. Then, we will head to the forest to find clues of life and finally head to the pond to use dip nets and microscopes to see how we can help the microscopic creatures survive. We'll have fun while helping the earth. Don't forget your capes!

Camp 4: Nature Games


Dates: July 20-22
Entering grades 5-8
Times: 9am-12am                                                          
Cost: $60

Campers will learn survival skills like archery, orienteering, fire building with flint and steel, shelter building, and camouflage. We'll end the week with a final adventure combing the new skills!

Camp 5: Prairie, Forest, and Pond Ecology


Dates: July 27-29                                                       
Entering grades 4-7
Times: 9am-12pm                                                           
Cost: $60

Become a Scientist and immerse yourself in our 3 largest ecosystems. Campers will make clinometers that measure tree height, make a bio-ring that will be used to sample plants in the prairiers, and much more! We'll spend some time in the field and in the lab, all while having a good time exploring the wilds of WMAES.