In summer 2023, Andrews University will host several camps that provide opportunities for participants to grow academically, spiritually and socially.
Explore Andrews Summer Camp
Join Andrews University this summer for an exciting, week-long day camp for middle school students. This unique academic camp connects students entering grades 7–9 directly with Andrews University’s academic departments and faculty in an engaging, hands-on format.
Campers will participate in the fun side of learning through small group interactions with University faculty and staff. They will learn about future academic and career possibilities that will help them gain knowledge, confidence and practical skills.
Summer 2023 programming includes six different camp topics.
Aaron Moushon, assistant dean for Undergraduate Education and Explore Andrews Program director, says, “With the Explore Andrews Program, our goal is to help young people make the connection between their academic interests, talents, abilities and God’s calling for their lives. We look forward to welcoming students to campus.”
Andrews University Summer Camp/The Crayon Box Children’s Learning Center
Andrews University Summer Camp and The Crayon Box are together offering 10 weeks of Bible-based educational adventures for children entering grades 1–7. Held exclusively on the University campus, the new day camp features Vacation Bible School-style programming and field trips. Each week of camp highlights a different theme, such as “Everything is Awesome,” learning about architecture and architects, and “Where the Wild Things Are,” learning about God’s amazing creatures.
“We hope every camper ends this summer closer to Jesus, with new friends, and prepared academically and emotionally for the coming school year,” says Kristy Conklin, camp director.
Social Survival Camp
Social Survival Camp, a therapist-led day camp program run through the Speech-Language & Hearing Clinic in the School of Communication Sciences & Disorders, uses a video game theme to teach children and young adults effective social skill strategies. From June 12–23, participants ages 9+ will learn new skills, including eye contact, listening, commenting, answering questions, asking questions, initiating conversation, maintaining a topic, understanding emotions, social problem solving and carrying on a conversation. Jordan Mondak, program director, says, “I want our clients to leave our camp feeling empowered and confident in their ability to make and maintain friendships.”