Before and after school care is available for children Kindergarten through age 9. The Children’s Place Learning Center does not provide transportation to and from school. Kalamazoo Public Schools will provide transportation from some schools in the area. Please contact Kalamazoo Public School Transportation for more information.
Campus Kids is a great summertime program for school-aged children featuring themed weeks, special topics, weekly field trips and more. This is a terrific opportunity to bring your children to WMU, and to keep them actively learning while having fun!
|June 3 - 7, 2013
Are You Ready to Get Your Seuss On?
“Oh the Thinks You Can Think!” We are going to have a Seuss extravaganza. Let your imagination take you there or anywhere. Read and experience the mind of Dr. Seuss.
|June 10 - 14
The Land Before Time—Dinosaurs
Come for some prehistoric fun. We will explore the world of dinosaurs and have some prehistoric fun. We will make a volcano, learn about dinosaurs, play games and do some prehistoric crafts.
|June 17 - 21
Get your passports ready as we fly across the ocean to Germany and explore the culture, food and language. Sprechen Sie Deutsch?
|June 24 - 28
Blast into Outer Space!
Get your gear ready, NASA has brought back the space program just for this week. Get on your rocketship and prepare for landing. We will visit the moon and different planets in space in search of new findings, and is there really life in space?
|July 1 - 5
Yes, There Really is a Kalamazoo!
Kalamazoo, discover local businesses and open your ears to Kalamazoo’s rich musical history. Take a walk back in time to learn about the city where we go to school. Create your own paper from “The Paper City, “ taste home grown celery from “The Celery City” and take a walk through our own outdoor mall from the “The Mall City.”
|July 8 - 12
It’s kid’s week in the kitchen. Learn how to read a recipe to create a snack. Experiment with food and create your own special snack recipe. We might even make our own recipe book of our favorites.
|July 15 - 19
Life’s a Zoo
There’s no escaping – this is a fun filled week. Come explore what animals live in the zoo. Pretend to be a zookeeper and care for the animals in our “zoo.”
|July 22 - 26
Where the Wild Things Are
Wild Things come in all shapes and sizes. Let’s explore all the wild things we can find, real and imagined. From the wild things in the jungle to the wild things in our bedrooms, we’ll have a wild time. But please, no gnashing of teeth this week.
|July 29 - August 2
Take a look at nature up close and personal. We will explore nature with all of our senses. Use our magnifying abilities to see even the littlest bits nature has to show us. We will spend a great deal of our time outdoors this week.
|August 5 - 9
Dancing Your Way Through the Arts
Put on your dancing shoes. This week is a waltz through all the arts, from dance to drama to music and masterpieces. Come ready to show off your creative talents.
|August 12 - 16
Under the Sea
Let’s go on an underwater adventure. Venture into the deep to find out what lives in the ocean. We will take our pretend submarine to explore the ocean floor. We might even create our own underwater habitat.
|August 19 - 23
All about Museums
Have you ever been to a museum? There are art museums, science museums and historical museums. Let’s start our own museum. What type of museum would you like? Find out what is found in each type of museum.
|August 26 - 30
We have got an active week in store for all our budding athletes. We will learn to play a variety of sports. We may even invent one. The end of the week will highlight a “field day” to show off our athletic ability.
Rates for the summer program are the same as preschool rates.
A $40 registration fee is required for first-time children, or for children gone from the center over one year.
Fill out a Campus Kids registration formCall 387-2277
Or register in person at
WMU Children’s Place Learning Center