Medical History/Waiver Forms will be mailed upon receipt of registration. Please complete and return no later than two (2) weeks prior to the opening of the camp.

A confirmation letter/information on check-in times, what to bring to residence hall, rules of conduct, and other details will be sent upon receipt of registration and payment.

If you have any special needs or accommodations, please telephone (800) 562-9130, ext. 3808 or (231) 591-3808.


All requests for refunds or cancellations received in writing two (2) weeks prior to camp start date will be honored, minus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received less than two (2) weeks prior to camp start date will not be refunded.

Ferris State University reserves the right to cancel programs due to insufficient enrollment with full refund.


For questions regarding registration and/or payment, call Conference & Professional Services at (800) 562-9130, ext. 3808 or (231) 591-3808.

 Inventor's Academy

July 6 - 9, 2014 • Big Rapids, Michigan

Engineering & Design Exploration Academy

Junior High Students Ages 12-14

Register NowStudents will learn how a product is developed from an idea to reality. In this session, students will go through the design process using 3-D computer-aided design, prototype a part, become familiar with various production materials and methods, and testing of products.

  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Construction
  • Product Analysis
  • Material Selection & Production

Camps are taught by leading Ferris State University Faculty.  Activities will teach students problem solving and how to work collaboratively as a team through the low ropes course and other various activities.  Maximum enrollment is 25!

July 6-9, 2014

Big Rapids, Michigan

$459 residence hall, $385 commuter. Includes materials and supplies, instruction, residence hall room (unless commuter), meals and campus activities. Check-in is on Sunday, July 6, 2014 between 4:30 pm and 5:45 pm. Orientation will begin at 6:00 pm followed by evening activities. Discount of $25 per camp for multiple camps or multiple siblings will apply.

June 20, 2014- We are still accepting registrations!  Register today!