High School Garden Apprentice Program
- Dates and times TBD
Up to eight high school students will be chosen via an application process to learn about organic gardening practices and to offer assistance in the garden throughout the summer. Students can earn Service Learning volunteer hours for their time. They will work together with Miss Holly, Mr. Shawn, and Mr. Johnson one day per week in the gardens, one day at the Fulton Street Market selling produce, and another day working on projects independently. Produce will be used on the school salad bar and sold after school in the fall.
**WMAES students attend all camps listed below for ½ price.**
Camp 1: Survival Camp
Dates: June 18-21
Entering grades 5-8
Campers will learn all about survival skills and how our ancestors lived off the land. Make, fires, shelters, tools, work on mapping and compass skills and much more. Campers can choose to spend the night in the forest in their shelters Thursday with a noon pick up on Friday.
Camp 2: Rocket Camp
Dates: June 24-27
Entering grades 5-12
Register for both Rocket Camps for $100 - that’s a savings of $50!
Three, two, one, BLAST OFF! Mr. Raddatz, our local rocket expert will safely lead campers on an exploration of rocket science, rocket programming and rocket launching! Everyday with Mr. Rocket Raddatz is a BLAST, so sign up soon -- space is limited!
Camp 3: Ecosystem Adventures
Dates: July 8-11
Entering grades 2-5
Let’s explore the ecosystems at WMAES and find out who calls these places home. Campers will use bug nets to search for prairie inhabitants, magnifying glasses in the meadow to look at tracks, and microscopes in the pond and creek. We will catch and release live animals and learn from our turtle Zeek! We’ll take a field trip to Aman Park to explore Sand Creek in search of aquatic creatures. WMAES bus will transport campers.
Camp 4: Robots and ROV's
Dates: July 15-18
Entering grades 7-9
Have you wanted to build a robot? Campers at WMAES robot camp will do just that using Lego Mindstorm NXT kits. Campers will learn about programming and engineering autonomous robots then turn their sights below water, and use their engineering skills to design a working remote operated submersible.
Camp 5: Wild Michigan
Dates: July 22-25
Entering grades 2-6
Spend the week learning all about Michigan’s native plants and animals. Campers will spend a day catching and identifying bugs. Another day will be spent learning to identify local plants and making food and medicine with them, and another day we will discover Michigan’s WILD and domestic animals by playing games, exploring animal pelts, visiting with our turtle Zeek, caring for our flock of chickens, using binoculars to ID birds and much more. At the end of the week, we’ll have some special visitors!
Camp 6: Physical Science Camp
Dates: July 22-25
Entering grades 4-8
Spend the week learning about the Physical Sciences. The week starts with an introduction to Newtonian Physics where campers design, build and launch 2-liter rockets, and then focus on building model windmills, and solar panels, with a little chemistry mixed in!
Camp 7: Science Trek
Dates: July 29-August 1
Entering grades 1-5
Take a trek with
WMAES and explore all the wacky, wonders of science!
Monday- Learn all about Astronomy and take a trek through the solar system.
Tuesday- Experience the WMAES science laboratory and use microscopes to discover microbiology.
Wednesday- Food Science is the topic and eating is the game!
Thursday- We’ll finish our trek with an adventure to Aman park to explore the stream with nets and boots!
Camp 8: Advanced Rocketeering
Dates: July 29-August 1
Entering grades 8-12
Register for both Rocket Camps for $100-savings of $50!The continuation of our rocket camp allows rocketeers an opportunity to design and test their rocket building skills using one of the most popular rocketry software: Rock-Sim. Campers will design either their own unique rocket, or modify an existing rocket using Rock-Sim. Mr. Raddatz has been known to build his own coffeenator rocket. Campers are requested to provide their own engines.