Biotechnology
9 a.m.–4 p.m., $750 day camp/$850 residential
In a research lab setting, you’ll genetically engineer bacteria, purify and quantify proteins, and learn how to clone genes. You’ll apply modern DNA profiling techniques to solve crimes and use high-tech tools to diagnose diseases and track infectious outbreaks. Your days will be filled with hands-on experimentation.
Max. number of students: 20
 
Machining and Fabricating, Week 1
9 a.m.–4 p.m., $750 day camp/$850 residential
Master the skills required to machine and fabricate in a manufacturing environment similar to those you’d find in the automotive, medical, or aerospace industries. After you learn shop, personal, and equipment safety, you’ll interpret blueprints, read precision gauges, and craft components from various types of material. You’ll also be exposed to the electrical side of manufacturing and learn electrical safety, circuit basics, and create a project using electrical soldering. You’ll also operate CNC equipment and experiment with G-Code. It is highly recommended that you attend this camp before participating in Machining and Fabricating, Week 2, July 10–14.
Max. number of students: 25
 
Psychology
9 a.m.–4 p.m., $750 day camp/$850 residential
Want to explore the human mind, see how the brain works, and learn about the secrets of our behavior? In this camp you’ll conduct experiments in human perception, memory, consciousness, language, and social behavior using current research techniques and high-tech devices. You’ll learn about behavioral conditioning by training real animals to perform specific actions in controlled experimental situations. You’ll also be introduced to the main techniques for treating psychological problems so that you can play the role of a clinical psychologist.
Max. number of students: 20
 
Sketching for Architecture and Design*
9 a.m.–5 p.m., $750 day camp/$850 residential
Designed to prepare you for beginning architecture and design courses, including industrial and transportation design, this camp focuses on developing your drawing skills in charcoal, graphite, roller ball, and marker. You’ll observe and draw the objects around you, our built environment, and images from photographs. Things are much easier to understand once you learn to draw them! You’ll also visit the Detroit Institute of Arts for an in-depth sketching session with reference to design and why it works both aesthetically and functionally.
Max. number of students: 25
 
Web Design*
9 a.m.–5 p.m., $750 day camp/$850 residential
Do you want to build your own website? Ever wonder what’s going on behind your internet browser? Learn how to create HTML webpages with customized graphics and dynamic animations in Adobe Dreamweaver. You’ll design animated menus, rollovers, image galleries, and much more. Prior experience with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop is preferred.
Max. number of students: 18