Grandparents, Grandkids, and Grand Valley (G3) Summer Camp Registration Open Soon!

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G3 is a residential summer camp program for grandparents and grandchildren (ages 8-12) to come together for a three day educational experience while spending time together on the Grand Valley State University campus. Families 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.

Class sessions are taught by GVSU faculty and staff and will be held during the day in the campus academic buildings. In the evening, there would be various activities that families may choose to attend. On the final day, a graduation luncheon ceremony will be held. GVSU faculty and staff will expose camp participants to a wide range of options and people may choose their sessions based upon their interests.

The goal is to offer educational experiences and activities that will strengthen the bond between generations and facilitate creating many positive memories together. Daily sessions will involve grandparents and grandkids experiencing adventures in a variety of the sciences, mathematics, art, technology, and law enforcement, just to name a few.


The dates for G3 camp are June 25 - 27, 2013 on the Grand Valley Allendale campus. Housing, meals, and sessions are all inclusive. Registration begins November 26, 2012 and will close on April 30, 2013. During this registration window, participants can sign up for their top ten preferences for sessions covering many different topics from the various Grand Valley professors, depending on their interests.

This is the second year the camp has been held. One hundred participants had an unforgettable experience in summer 2012. G3 provides a great opportunity for generations to connect on neutral territory and share memorable experiences. Kids get to explore the GVSU campus and live on campus, and grandparents can share their educational experiences with their grandkids while spending quality, educational time together.

This summer camp is sponsored by the Regional Math and Science Center and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS). More information is available at www.gvsu.edu/g3 or by calling the Regional Math and Science Center at (616) 331-2267.