Bethel’s summer academic camps give campers, from age 9-12, the chance to explore their interests with college professors, instructors and leaders who channel their knowledge into a fun, hands-on learning experience. Make new friends and explore with us at summer camp! (For athletic fun, see below for sports camps.)
Nature is amazing and diverse, even in our own backyard! We will examine wildlife found in ponds, woods, and prairies using scientific tools like binoculars, microscopes, and nets. Through hands-on experiments, we will learn about the importance of diversity in nature, how animals interact, and the role of habitat. Come and explore the great outdoors and become a backyard biologist!
Learn drawing! In this class, you will use your imagination as a guide to learn how to draw 3-Dimensional, realistic pictures. You will learn basic perspective, foreshortening and value and how to enhance the way you see the world in order to make more realistic pictures. During exercises and projects you will get to use your imagination to draw and create pictures of the things you like.
Cooking isn’t just for grown-ups anymore! If it’s scary imagining your kids taking cooking lessons in your home kitchen, send them to our professional kitchen instead! Your kids will learn basic knife skills, food safety, basic nutrition, entrée preparation, meal planning, and organizational skills. The week will conclude with a restaurant-quality meal prepared and served to show off your child’s newly acquired talents
Do you enjoy the world of make-believe? Do you enjoy exploring different characters and personalities? Would you like to build your confidence and make new friends? Join us this summer, learning new games and exercises that help build on your own natural creativity. We will explore the world of improvisation as well as delve into short scenes and "playlets." Let’s bring out your inner actor!
Make music to the Lord with the sound of singing! In this camp, we will delve into the vocal techniques, performance and song delivery of the most beloved gospel tunes while having fun doing it! Our week will culminate in a small gospel concert featuring the campers as they really show off their stuff! If you love to sing, then this is the camp for you!
Create and keep the beat! Explore drumming in the unique setting of a drum circle. This camp accommodates both new and intermediate drummers who want to encounter rhythm through the technique of hand drumming. Campers will work within a safe, fun, and community-oriented environment in which they will practice coordination skills, reading rhythm patterns, and drumming as a group. While no experience is necessary to participate, those with drumming experience will be challenged with new rhythms and techniques. Hand drums will be available for campers who don’t own one.
Space is limited! Reserve your spot in an academic camp today!Register