Summer Academic and Skills Camps Offer Fun, Rewarding Times at Ferris

Academic and Skills CampsFrom Culinary Arts to Television and Digital Media Production, high school and junior-level students can explore career options at Ferris State University’s 2012 Summer Academic and Skills Camps.

Alicia Freye, Ferris coordinator of camps and conferences, explained that the camps provide hands-on experiences for participating students to work with career-related projects. She said that the camps give students a better idea of what their career may be like in the future.

“The camps give a lot of exposure for our specific programs. It really makes a big difference when kids are on campus and staying for a week,” Freye said. “It’s like a mini college experience.  If they are comfortable with the camps, then they are that much more comfortable considering Ferris for their future.”

More than 2,100 students attended the academic camps in 2011, and Freye hopes more students attend this summer to get a better understanding of their fields of interest. During the camps, students share individual ideas while collaborating with a team in various subjects.

Online registration is available for students to sign up for a camp in June or July. Dates, age ranges and fees vary. Students can choose from the following camps:

Week-long Camps

Architecture & Construction



Computer Technology

Culinary Arts

Design & Manufacturing



Television & Digital Media Production

Day-long Camps

Digital Animation & Game Design

Digital Forensics: Intro to Information Security

Digital Media Software Engineering

Students in the week-long camps stay in residence halls with Ferris college counselors and dine in the award-winning Rock Café. In addition to the academic workshops, students can participate in recreational activities such as swimming, bowling, team-building events and other social activities.

“Every day is different. There is always a lot of excitement,” Freye said.  “Students are really excited and willing to try anything. They are happy to have that week of semi-independence and a little taste of college life.”

To learn more about the Ferris summer camps visit our Summer Camps Website.

Last updated: 06-06-2013