Bethel Encourages Kids to "Jump In" to Academic Camps

Bethel will offer its fifth annual Academic Camps, which provide campers, from ages 7-17, with the opportunity to explore the vast world of academics. Taught by Bethel professors, along with students and staff, the camps will run during the months of June and July. The cost per camper is $125, with the exceptions of the ceramics and youth gospel choir camps.

Campers who successfully complete one week of camp will receive a $250 financial award toward Bethel College. This award is repeatable up to four times. Academic camps include:                    

Youth Gospel Choir with Zachary Gillis

June 11-15                          Ages 8-14                            9 a.m.-noon ($30)

Theatre with Deb Swerman

June 25-29                          Ages 9-13                            9 a.m.-noon ($125)

July 9-13                               Ages 14-17                          9 a.m.-noon ($125)

July 16-20                            Ages 9-13                            9 a.m.-noon ($125)

Ceramics with Suzanne Mauro

July 9-13, 17-18 Ages 7-11                            9 a.m.-noon ($150)

July 9-13, 17-18 Ages 12-15                          1-4 p.m. ($150)

July 20                                   Ages 7-15                            Combined age group reception

Science Smackdown with Beth Kroa

July 9-13                               Ages 11-15                          9 a.m.-noon ($125)

Sports Communication with Theo Williams

July 16-20                            Ages 11-15                          9 a.m.-noon ($125)

Instrumental Ensemble with Vicky Warkentien

June 25-29                          Ages 7-15                            9 a.m.-noon ($125)

Water Bugs! with Kevin Drury, Ph.D.

June 25-29                          Ages 10-14                          9 a.m.-noon ($125, plus $25 fee)

Operation! With Steve Galat, M.D.

July 9-13                               Ages 11-15                          9 a.m.-noon ($125)

The registration deadline is two weeks prior to each camp. If space is available, late registrations will be accepted up to the first day of camp for an additional $10 fee.

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Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.