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  Why Summer Camp?  Making BIG DREAMS happen!


Summer camp is a transformative experience for many young people.  Camp provides an opportunity for them to build independence, develop social skills, unplug, and create friendships that will last a lifetime; and this year, those summer camp opportunities may be more important than ever.   

The Lansing School District understands that summer camp can be a formative part of a young person's growth and development.  As such we are thrilled to offer a variety of, no cost,  exciting summer camp opportunities for currently enrolled Lansing School District students.  Please review our 2021 Summer Camp program offerings and begin the registration process. 

Note that in order to reserve a space for your camper you must fully complete the registration process.  Should you have any questions or concerns about summer camp registration please do not hesitate to contact us at 517-755-5001.

With gratitude and appreciation, Ben Botwinski (Ebersole Director)

 

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Directions:  Learn more about our summer camp opportunities, by grade-level, using the expandable tabs below.  Note that the grade-levels referenced here refer to your child's grade-level during the 2020-2021 school year.

 



Nature's Studio  |  One-Night Camp  |  June 21-22


Theme:  Does your camper love to craft and create?  Do they often find beauty in the outdoors?  If so, then our Nature's Studio one-night camp might be a great fit.  Here at Ebersole we love connecting Lansing's little artists with the outdoors. During this one-night camp, kids will get creative and messy while making masterpieces they can bring home.   

Length of Stay:  One-Night.  This is a one-night camp so campers will depart from Lansing around 8:30 AM, travel to the Ebersole Center by school bus and arrive at the Center around 10:00 AM.  Campers will remain on campus through the remainder of the day, overnight in our spacious bunkhouses, and into the early afternoon the next day.  They will depart the Center around 1:00 PM and arrive in Lansing by 2:30 PM.  All meals and snacks are provided. 

Note:  Please note that the health and safety of all of our guests is our top priority.  As such space is limited so that we can follow all CDC social distancing guidelines.  This camp is limited to 44 students total.    



One with the Woods  |  Day Camp  |  June 28


Theme:  Is your camper ready to take their love of the outdoors to the next level?  Do they enjoy hiking and outdoor adventures?  If so, then our One with the Woods Day Camp could be a perfect fit.  Campers will spend the day at the Ebersole Center learning basic skills that will prepare them for any outdoor adventure. 

Length of Stay:  Day Camp.  Campers will depart from Lansing around 8:30 AM, travel to the Ebersole Center by school bus, and arrive at the Center around 10:00 AM.  Campers will remain on campus through lunch (provided) and into the early afternoon.  They will depart the Center around 2:30 PM and be back in Lansing by 4:00 PM.  

Note:  Please note that the health and safety of all of our guests is our top priority.  As such space is limited so that we can follow all CDC social distancing guidelines.  This camp is limited to 56 students total.    



Animal Olympics  |  Two-Night Camp  |  July 6-8


Theme:  Does your camper love to learn about animals?  Have lots of energy, and a bit of healthy competitiveness?  If so, then our Animal Olympics two-night camp might be a great option.  Campers can get competitive while learning about all the fantastic facts and impressive feats of animals in our natural world.

Length of Stay:  This is a two-night camp so campers will depart from Lansing around 8:30 AM, travel to the Ebersole Center by school bus and arrive at the Center around 10:00 AM.  Campers will remain on campus for two and a half days and stay overnight in our spacious bunkhouses.  On Day 3, they will depart the Center around 10:30 AM and arrive in Lansing by 12:00 PM.  All meals and snacks are provided. 

Note:  Please note that the health and safety of all of our guests is our top priority.  As such space is limited so that we can follow all CDC social distancing guidelines.  This camp is limited to 44 students total.  



Wonders of Water  |  Extended Day Camp  |  July 12


Theme:  Does your camper love the water?  Or maybe they are a bit nervous around the water but want to learn more about one of the most important life sustaining substances on our planet.  Then our Wonders of Water Extended Day Camp may be a great fit.  There is nothing like exploring water in the middle of summer. Come to the Ebersole Center to see all that Jackson Lake has to offer.

Length of Stay:  This is an extended day camp so campers will depart from Lansing around 8:30 AM, travel to the Ebersole Center by school bus and arrive at the Center around 10:00 AM.  Campers will remain on campus through lunch and dinner (provided) and into the early evening.  Camper will then enjoy a traditional campfire (with s'mores) and depart the Center around 7:30 PM in order to be back in Lansing by 9:00 PM.  

Note:  Please note that the health and safety of all of our guests is our top priority.  As such space is limited so that we can follow all CDC social distancing guidelines.  This camp is limited to 56 students total.      



Nature's Studio  |  One-Night Camp  |  June 24-25


Theme:  Does your camper love to craft and create?  Do they often find beauty in the outdoors?  If so, then our Nature's Studio one-night camp might be a great fit.  Here at Ebersole we love connecting Lansing's little artists with the outdoors. During this one-night camp, kids will get creative and messy while making masterpieces they can bring home.   

Length of Stay:  One-Night.  This is a one-night camp so campers will depart from Lansing around 8:30 AM, travel to the Ebersole Center by school bus and arrive at the Center around 10:00 AM.  Campers will remain on campus through the remainder of the day, overnight in our spacious bunkhouses, and into the early afternoon the next day.  They will depart the Center around 1:00 PM and arrive in Lansing by 2:30 PM.  All meals and snacks are provided. 

Note:  Please note that the health and safety of all of our guests is our top priority.  As such space is limited so that we can follow all CDC social distancing guidelines.  This camp is limited to 44 students total.    



One with the Woods  |  Day Camp  |  June 30


Theme:  Is your camper ready to take their love of the outdoors to the next level?  Do they enjoy hiking and outdoor adventures?  If so, then our One with the Woods Day Camp could be a perfect fit.  Campers will spend the day at the Ebersole Center learning basic skills that will prepare them for any outdoor adventure. 

Length of Stay:  Day Camp.  Campers will depart from Lansing around 8:30 AM, travel to the Ebersole Center by school bus, and arrive at the Center around 10:00 AM.  Campers will remain on campus through lunch (provided) and into the early afternoon.  They will depart the Center around 2:30 PM and be back in Lansing by 4:00 PM.  

Note:  Please note that the health and safety of all of our guests is our top priority.  As such space is limited so that we can follow all CDC social distancing guidelines.  This camp is limited to 56 students total.   



Wonders of Water  |  Extended Day Camp  |  July 14


Theme:  Does your camper love the water?  Or maybe they are a bit nervous around the water but want to learn more about one of the most important life sustaining substances on our planet.  Then our Wonders of Water Extended Day Camp may be a great fit.  There is nothing like exploring water in the middle of summer. Come to the Ebersole Center to see all that Jackson Lake has to offer.

Length of Stay:  This is an extended day camp so campers will depart from Lansing around 8:30 AM, travel to the Ebersole Center by school bus and arrive at the Center around 10:00 AM.  Campers will remain on campus through lunch and dinner (provided) and into the early evening.  Camper will then enjoy a traditional campfire (with s'mores) and depart the Center around 7:30 PM in order to be back in Lansing by 9:00 PM.  

Note:  Please note that the health and safety of all of our guests is our top priority.  As such space is limited so that we can follow all CDC social distancing guidelines.  This camp is limited to 56 students total.       



Animal Olympics  |  Three-Night Camp  |  July 19-22


Theme:  Does your camper love to learn about animals?  Have lots of energy, and a bit of healthy competitiveness?  If so, then our Animal Olympics three-night camp might be a great option.  Campers can get competitive while learning about all the fantastic facts and impressive feats of animals in our natural world. 

Length of Stay:  This is a three-night camp so campers will depart from Lansing around 8:30 AM, travel to the Ebersole Center by school bus and arrive at the Center around 10:00 AM.  Campers will remain on campus for three and a half days and stay overnight in our spacious bunkhouses.  On Day 4, they will depart the Center around 10:30 AM and arrive in Lansing by 12:00 PM.  All meals and snacks are provided. 

Note:  Please note that the health and safety of all of our guests is our top priority.  As such space is limited so that we can follow all CDC social distancing guidelines.  This camp is limited to 44 students total.  



Junior Counselors | Various Camps | June 21 - July 22


Our Junior Counselor program is designed to provide current Lansing School District students in grades 7-12 with the opportunity to work with elementary age Lansing students and Ebersole staff at our 2021 summer camps.  Junior Counselors in grades 7-8 will attend all of the K-3 summer camps, including the overnight camps (see details above), to support students and staff.  Junior Counselors in grades 9-12 will attend all of the 4-6 summer camps, including the overnight camps (see details above), to support students and staff. 

Application Process:   

  1. Students that are interested in becoming a Junior Counselor will need to submit a written response to the following question:  Why are you interested in working with Lansing School District students as a Junior Counselor this summer?  The response should be no more the 300 words, typed, use conventional spelling, grammar, and punctuation. 
  2. Students will also have to submit one written recommendation.  Recommendations should come from someone other than a family member and include information about why the student would be a good fit for the Junior Counselor program.        
  3. In order to be eligible, students will also have to commit to one 2-hours training (via Zoom).  Junior Counselor training dates and times are TBD. 

Written responses and recommendations should be submitted via email (ben.botwinski@lansingschools.net) no later than Friday, May 21, 2021.  All eligible applicants will be considered though space and availability is limited.  Notifications will be made to students and schools no later than Friday, May 28, 2021.  If you have questions please feel free to contact Ben Botwinski at 517-755-5001.     



H.S. Band Camps | 9th-12th Graders | Various Dates 


Band camps represent a wonderful opportunity for members of the marching band to bond before the long marching band season, practice their music and drills, and have fun in a beautiful outdoor setting.  The specific details of each band's camp itinerary are usually determined by the band director and band boosters.  Please contact your band director and band boosters president for additional details and information.  

Note:  These camps are for incoming (2021-2022 academic year) ninth through twelfth grade students that are members of the marching band. 

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Registration for all Summer SOAR Programs EXCEPT High School Band & Choir Camp is now closed.