Grandparents and their grandchildren can live on campus, eat in the dining halls and take classes at Grand Valley State University. It's all part of G3 - Grandparents, Grandkids, Grand Valley - a summer camp being offered at Grand Valley from June 26-28.
G3 is designed for children ages 8-12. The three-day educational camp includes hands-on learning activities in areas like art, history, science, mathematics, engineering, technology and law enforcement, to name a few. Class sessions are taught by Grand Valley faculty and staff members and will be held during the day in the campus academic buildings. In the evenings, families can choose from a variety of activities including swimming, playing volleyball, using the climbing wall, watching movies and playing games.
A graduation luncheon ceremony will be held on the final day of camp.
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.
"This type of summer camp is a growing trend in universities," said Karen Meyers, director of the Regional Math and Science Center. "The camp provides a great opportunity for generations to connect in a fun and educational environment. 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."
G3 is sponsored by Grand Valley's Regional Math and Science Center and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. More information is available at www.gvsu.edu/g3 or by calling the Regional Math and Science Center at (616) 331-2267.