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Making Calvin a resource for children and families during the summer

Calvin College extends its commitment to faith and learning during the summer months by offering a variety of camps for kids four–18. Annually, 10 weeks of high-quality educational, developmental and fun experiences are designed to help children and youth bridge the gap between one school year and the next.

Many of the camps are directed by Calvin faculty members who are experts in their fields of study, and most camp staff are comprised of Calvin students who serve as positive role models and mentors. The camps range from two-hour, daily, week-long camp experiences to the Entrada Scholars Program and the Summer Academy, four-week, residential programs for college credit.

In 2011, 2,369 children and youth participated in over 30 camps taught by Calvin professors, expert teachers and coaches.

College access and success

The summer camps are administrated by Calvin's office of pre-college programs, which works to promote access to and success in higher education for children and youth of all backgrounds.


30 camps, 2,369 kids

During the summer of 2011, Calvin offered over 30 camps, with 2,369 children and youth exploring exciting educational opportunities.


"From bug finding to belly flopping, spiking to shooting, filtering to formatting, kids of all ages are finding plenty of activities on Calvin’s campus to keep them busy this summer."

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