Goshen College to offer summer camp opportunities for youth of all ages

Goshen College will once again offer a number of summer camp opportunities for youth of all ages interested in athletics, science, theater, film, art, culture and leadership. For many camps, Goshen College will provide transportation between Elkhart and Goshen, as well as meals, and cost waivers for eligible students. All camps cost $50 unless otherwise noted. Grades ranges for the camps are based on the grade the student will be entering in the Fall. For more information and to register for camps visit goshen.edu/summercamps.

Elementary and Middle School Camps

Read, Act, Create
Grades: 1st-2nd
Date & time: June 5-9, 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Experience the fun of Readers’ Theater. Reading comes alive while making props and performing simple skits. Students will build oral fluency skills while developing confidence and promoting teamwork.

Somos Amigos
Grades: 3rd-4th
Date & time: July 10-14, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Through songs, games, conversations, cooking, and dancing, campers will learn a little about different Latin American cultures while simultaneously learning how to introduce ourselves in Spanish and ask others questions about themselves.

Camp COE (Character over Everything)
Grades: 3rd-6th
Date & time: June 12-16, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Students will have fun playing while building small and large motor skills through athletic challenges. Join this diverse group of young people as we build health physical, social and emotional learning together.

ETHOS Lab in a Bag STEM Camp
Grades: 3rd-6th
Date & time: July 17-21, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The ETHOS Summer STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) camp is an experiential and hands-on week-long summer camp. Students will be exposed to a range of activities and challenges that help them to learn, play and connect STEM to the real world. Activities are designed to be fun and engaging.

Healthy Hands, Hearts Minds
Grades: 4th-6th
Date & time: June 26-30, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Students will learn how to care for themselves and others through basic home economics activities (basic cooking skills, nutrition, exercise, meal planning, budgeting and home crafts).

Future Leaders
Grades: 5th-6th
Date & time: July 17-21, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Students will participate in team building and individual activities, games, challenges, and tasks centered around the habits of effective leaders.

Outdoor Fun and Games
Grades: 5th-8th
Date & time: June 26-30, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Students will gain exposure to some off the grid games and activities while learning the importance of sportsmanship and living an active lifestyle.

Future Health Leaders
Grades: 6th-8th
Date & time: June 26-30, 12-4 p.m.
Our aim is to give students the opportunity to explore different health-related careers through interactive sessions focused on the majors and minors offered at Goshen College which would prepare them for those careers.

Arts and Vision
Grades: 6th-8th
Date & time: July 10-14, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Art is a tool of discovery. Artists see the world in a unique way. You will have fun exploring different art mediums, including watercolor, collage, pencil, and colored pencil, to deepen and expand the already unique way you see yourself and the world around you!

Merry Lea – Junior & Teen IMN Summer Day Camp*
Ages: 9-15
Date & time: July 17-21, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
This camp costs $125
This week-long summer day camp includes activities like canoeing glacial lakes, exploring Merry Lea Teaching Farm, fishing, learning about current research projects, and removing invasive species and more. Activities include 6 hours of volunteer hours, dipping for macroinvertebrates, gardening at Merry Lea Teaching Farm, touring Gene Stratton-Porter’s cabin, volunteering with Noble trails, survival skills, and more!

High School camps

Rompiendo Barreras Para Un Futuro Mejor (high school Spanish-language camp)
Grades: 9-12
Date & time: June 5-23, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Mon. – Thurs.)
Los campistas latinos/latinas/latinx aprenderán inglés, aprenderán sobre la cultura y las costumbres de los Estados Unidos. También, recibirán apoyo y participarán en la exploración de la comunidad local. Evaluaremos el nivel de inglés de cada estudiante que ingresa al programa y lo ubicaremos en la clase que mejor se adapte a sus necesidades.

Storytelling Film
Grades: 9th-12th
Date & time: June 12-16, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
High Schoolers will get a taste of Hollywood as they produce their own short films. During the week students will learn scriptwriting, preproduction, cinematography, directing and editing. At the end of the week students will premiere their films for their family and friends.

ASL Camp
Grades: 9th-12th
Date & time: July 10-14, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
High-school students will have an introductory course in American Sign Language. They will learn survival signs, ABCs and basic communication as well as learning about careers in the field of ASL.

Faith in Action
Grades: 9th-12th
Date & time: July 17-21, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This camp for high school students focuses on putting faith into action through various service projects.

Merry Lea – Conservation Leadership School *
Grades: 11th-12th
Date & time: June 5-9, overnight
Camp overnight and explore a world full of natural resources and conservation. Canoe across glacial lakes, plan and run a community nature event, and get a taste of careers like botany, land management or sustainable agriculture. Enjoy an educational and rejuvenating week at our beautiful 1,189 acre nature sanctuary with peers and professionals inspired by the natural world.

*These camps do not include transportation from Elkhart and Goshen, meals and a cost waiver for eligible households.