Registration open for grandparents, grandchildren camp at GVSU

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Grandparents and their grandchildren can share a college experience by attending the second annual G3 — Grandparents, Grandkids, Grand Valley — a summer camp at Grand Valley State University June 25-27, 2013. Registration is open at www.gvsu.edu/g3.

While registration runs through April 30, early registration (at a reduced rate) ends January 31.

Children ages 8-12 and their grandparents will spend three days and two nights on campus, sleeping in the living center apartments and eating in the common dining halls along with college students and others on campus.

Campers will attend hands-on learning activities in areas like art, history, science, mathematics, engineering, technology, and law enforcement, among others. Class sessions will be taught by Grand Valley faculty and held during the day in the campus academic buildings. In the evening, families can choose from a variety of activities including swimming, playing volleyball, using the climbing wall and playing games.

A graduation luncheon ceremony will be held on the final day of the camp on Thursday, June 27.

“The goal is to offer educational activities that will strengthen the family bond, give children a college-life experience and create many positive memories for family members,” said Karen Meyers, director of the Regional Math and Science Center.

More than one hundred grandparents and grandchildren participated in the first year of the camp last summer.

G3 is sponsored by Grand Valley’s Regional Math and Science Center and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For more information or to register, visit www.gvsu.edu/g3 or contact Margo Dill in the Regional Math and Science Center at (616) 331-2267.