Creative Summer Camps Open for Registration

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The Michigan State University College of Arts & Letters (CAL) offers a wide range of half-day and full-day summer camps for kids from June through August that appeal to diverse interests. Camps are interactive and entertaining for all. 

The MSU College of Arts & Letters Summer Camps Program is one of the longest running on campus. We strive to provide your child numerous learning opportunities from some of the best faculty and staff at an outstanding value. Depending on the camp chosen, your child may learn to speak another language; read and write in a fun environment; create amazing artwork; explore other cultures; or even make their own film, all on the beautiful MSU campus.

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Young Authors Conference

Date: June 18, 2016
Cost: $75
Grades: 5 – 12

The Young Authors Conference is a day-long adventure for young writers, grades 5 – 12, and their parents and teachers.  The conference offers the participants the chance to share and improve their writing.  Participants will explore characterization, style, plot, the publication process and more!  This year’s conference is Saturday, June 18, 2016.  Our participants will spend the day in Michigan State University’s Bessey Hall, learning all about writing from professional authors and MSU faculty. Visit the Young Authors Conference Website at

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CeLTA Language School (CLS) Camps

Date: June 20, 2016 – August 12, 2016
Cost: $145 – $295
Grades: K – 12

Since 2002, the language departments at Michigan State University have offered community-based language and culture outreach programs on campus and at area schools. Our programming has expanded over the years to include a variety of programs for K-12 students as well as professional development opportunities for K-16 teachers and language classes for adults. In 2008, we officially launched the CeLTA Language School (CLS) as part of the Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA). All programs are organized and conducted by MSU faculty members, graduate students, advanced undergraduate students, and community members.

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Filmmakers Camp

Date: June 20-24, 2016
Cost: $450
Grades: 8-12

Middle & high school students (13-19) will begin by analyzing what goes into making a great movie—the story, acting, directing, camera, sound, and editing. Specialized workshops in writing, acting, sound, cinematography, and editing will be held to equip students with the advanced skills to take their films to the next level. $50.00 discount for students who attended 2015 Film Camp. Scholarships available. Visit the Filmmaker Camp website for more information:

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Spartan Writing Camps

Date: June 20, 2016 – July 21, 2016
Cost: $140 – $240
Grades: 1 – 8

During the summer, outstanding teachers from across mid-Michigan who are affiliated with the Red Cedar Writing Project (Michigan State University’s site of the National Writing Project) facilitate a wide range of summer writing camps for students from 1st to 8th grade. Visit the Spartan Writing Camps Website for more information:

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Greenrock Writers Retreat

Date: June 25, 2016 – June 28, 2016
Cost: $325
Grades: 9 – 12

Greenrock Writers Retreat offers 9th – 12th grade students the opportunity to explore their writing interests through workshops designed to encourage writing as both personally meaningful and pleasurable, while improving writing ability. Participants are immersed in a community of writers, spending four days writing on the campus of Michigan State University and working with National Writing Project Teacher-Consulants. Visit the Greenrock Writers Retreat Website at

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