Local Events and Opportunities

Community activities and events are listed below.  All items listed have been approved by the district office for posting.  In most cases, paper copies of these postings can be found in the designated school building's office.  By clicking on the headings below, more information regarding the events can be viewed.


MacDonald Middle School Fall Cross Country Programs

MacDonald Middle School Cafeteria
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
6:00pm – 7:00pm

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Andre Hutson Basketball Camp 2017

Andre Hutson began his amazing basketball career at Trotwood-Madison Highschool in Trotwood, Ohio. After graduating, he played college basketball for Michigan State University under Tom Izzo from 1997 to 2001. Hutson won four  Big Ten titles, played in three Final Fours, and won a national championship against  the  Unviversity of Florida as a junior. After his collegiate career ended, he became the second round draft pick for the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2001 NBA Draft. In the following years Hutson would play professional basketball in Italy, Greece, Russia, and Turkey. He once again calls East Lansing his home where his children currently attend East Lansing Public Schools. Since his return to the state of Michigan, he has become an advocate for healthy living  through the promotion of an active lifestyle. He founded Conquest Health and Fitness Foundation and is the owner of Conquest Fitness  which  has a location in Bath, Michigan and another in Dewitt, Michigan.


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Archer Trojan Community Soccer Camp

Nick Archer—championship coach and founder of the ELHS boys’ and girls’ soccer program—lends his skills and expertise to ELHS girls’ varsity soccer coach Jeff Lyon; current and former ELHS soccer players; and community coaches to offer East Lansing’s premier soccer camp.

The Archer Trojan Community Soccer Camp will offer participants at all levels a challenging and rewarding
experience that will help them gain an understanding of teamwork and sportsmanship; learn the game of soccer; and develop age-appropriate skills—in a safe, positive, nurturing environment. All of the camps are held at the East Lansing Soccer Complex.

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Burchfield County Park 2017 Nature Day Camp

ENROLLMENT to Burchfield Park’s Nature Day Camp is open to children ages 5-12. Children age 5 must have completed kindergarten. Campers are limited to 5 weeks of camp and it is not recommended that a camper attend the same camp more than once.

REGISTER TODAY—Please have your session(s) chosen prior to calling.

To register, please call the Ingham County Parks office at 517-676-2233.

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City of East Lansing/East Lansing Parks, Recreation, & Arts Upcoming Events

East Lansing Farmer's Market


The 2017 season will run June 4-Oct. 29 on Sundays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Valley Court Park, 280 Valley Court.                 

About the Market
The ELFM features fresh, farm-grown Michigan produce/products and draws a crowd of more than 1,000 visitors each week. As a growers-only market, ELFM vendors are required to grow their own produce and/or make their own products. The ELFM tagline says it all: “100% Homegrown Makes Us Different.”

Community members can learn more about the ELFM at www.cityofeastlansing.com/farmersmarket.

Kids Power Karate (Ages 6-12)

DATES: 6/19/17 TO 7/31/17 (No Class on 7/3/17)
TIME: 5:45 TO 6:15 PM


Little Ninjas Karate (Ages 4-5)

DATES: 6/19/17 TO 7/31/17 (No Class on 7/3/17)
TIME: 5:00 TO 5:30 PM


Moonlight Film Festival

Valley Court Park
280 Vally Court
July & August

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Summer Concert Series

Ann Street Plaza
Downtown EL
Fridays 7-9 p.m.
July & August

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City of East Lansing Parks & Recreation Summer Camps 2017

All-of-Us Express Children's Theater Summer Drama Camps

Camps will take place at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road.

Participants will need to bring a lunch to camp each day.

Due to the popularity of these camps, all cancellations must be made at least five days prior to the first day of camp.

To register, go to www.cityofeastlansing.com/onlineregistration and click on “Children’s Theater”
under “Class Types.”

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British Soccer Camps

June 19-23
Ages 6-14

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Rugby Camps

June 19-23
Ages 12-16

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City of East Lansing Parks, Recreation and Arts Summer Camps

Various summer camps for many ages

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Crossing Guard Applications Are Being Accepted for the City of East Lansing


Either one hour in the morning, or, one hour in the afternoon, or both depending on need, Monday – Friday. Must be available before school starting time and when school lets out in the afternoon. Specific hours dependent on public school.

$12.00 per Hour

Go Online to cityofeastlansing.com for details and to complete an application.

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East Lansing Community Baseball Camp

The East Lansing Community Baseball Camp will offer participants at all levels a challenging and rewarding
experience that will help them gain an understanding of teamwork and sportsmanship; learn the game of
baseball; and develop age-appropriate skills—in a safe, positive, nurturing environment. All of the camps are held at the East Lansing Softball/Baseball Complex.

Campers entering grades 1-4 and 5-9 will learn the rules, fundamentals and age-appropriate skills with group and individual instruction. Morning sessions will be filled first and afternoon sessions will be added, if needed.

The Camp is designed to challenge players to build on their skills -- providing group and individual instruction.  Team and individual competitions will be held.

The Camp staff will feature former college players Jeremy Nordquist (EMU), Shane Johnson (MSU), Carlos Fernandez (MSU), East Lansing high school coaches, current varsity players and alumni, and other community coaches. We will also have other special guest instructors and speakers, including Nolan Moody (former pitcher for EL, MSU and Detroit Tigers organization).

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East Lansing Public Library

ELPL Raising Funds to Bring Pop-Up Library to East Lansing

The East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) is continuing to raise funds to bring a Pop-Up Library to East Lansing.

Pop-Up Libraries are low-speed, electric vehicles specially customized to transport and display library materials. Bringing a Pop-Up Library to East Lansing will provide ELPL with the opportunity to extend its reach outside of the library walls at special community events and destinations throughout the City.

“The vehicle will allow us to get out in the community and share what we have to offer at places like the East Lansing Farmer’s Market, the East Lansing Family Aquatic Center, schools, senior communities, area festivals and more,” said ELPL Director Kristin Shelley. “Community engagement is such an important part of what we do and we believe this vehicle will make a huge difference in how we better reach the people living in our community.”

This past April, ELPL raised more than $20,000 at its annual Books, Bites & Bids fundraising event for the Pop-Up Library. It was a record amount for the annual event, but a little more than half of the funds still need to be raised to make the Pop-Up Library a reality. With that in mind, community members interested in supporting the fundraising effort can donate a “part” to the library. Community members can give a lugnut for $25, a gas pedal for $150 and/or a tire for $500. Donations of any amount are welcome!

Community members can learn more about supporting the Pop-Up Library at https://www.elpl.org/browse_program/pop-up-library/ or by calling ELPL at (517) 351-2420.

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Stories in the Garden

Stories in the Garden is a program where teens read stories to younger children at the MSU 4-H Children's Garden


Summer Reading Program

Sign up for the 2017 at East Lansing Public Library to have fun and win cool prizes all summer! From June 11 through August 5, every 2 hours you read gets you a new prize! This year's theme is Build a Better World. It's as easy as 1-2-3.

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Teen Summer Reading Challenge

Teens entering grades 7-12, check out materials at the service desk during the Summer Reading Program and get a scratch-off ticket for a chance to win prizes or an entry into the grand prize raffle!

Teen Movies
1pm-3pm in the Meeting Room
Thursdays June 22, July 6 and 20, August 3, 17, 31
Watch movies intended for a teen audience. Popcorn while supplies last!

Teen Board Games
1pm-3pm in the Meeting Room
Thursdays June 29, July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24
Play party, strategy, and resource-based board games with other teens.

Teen Self-Care Club
3pm-5pm in the Meeting Room
Fridays from June 23-August 25

Decompress in a quiet, relaxing environment with low-stress crafts and activities, such as making calming jars, coloring, journaling, crocheting, and putting together jigsaw puzzles. Tea will be provided.

2017 Stories in the Garden

If you enjoy reading to children in a beautiful setting, sign up to be a teen storyteller for Stories in the Garden!  Teen storytellers must attend the planning session prior to the story day and should be entering grades 7-12.

Kids of all ages are invited to attend the Story Day at the MSU 4-H Children’s Garden (1066 Bogue).

  • June 19, 5-6pm: Teen Planning at ELPL
  • June 20, 10am-12pm: Stories at Children’s Garden
  • July 11, 5-6pm:Teen Planning at ELPL
  • July 12, 11am-1pm: Stories at Children’s Garden
  • Aug 22, 5-6pm: Teen Planning at ELPL
  • Aug. 23, 7-8:30pm: Stories at Children’s Garden


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East Lansing Summer Youth Journalism

East Lansing Summer Youth Journalism

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EveryoneOn is a national nonprofit working to eliminate the digital divide by making high-speed, low-cost Internet service and computers, and free digital literacy courses accessible to all unconnected Americans. Through partnerships with local Internet service providers, EveryoneOn is able to offer free or $9.95 home Internet service in 48 states and the District of Columbia. We work with device refurbishers, so individuals and their families can purchase discounted devices, including $150 tablets and $199 laptops.



Girl Scout Daisies Summer Programming

Your invited to join the fun!  Try ou Girl Scouts this  summer!

Dates: Thursday, June 22nd, 29th, July 6th, 13th
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: The Peoples Church ( 200 W. Grand River Ave., East Lansing)
Cost: $35 for all 4 session or $10 per session
Age: Girls 5 yrs of age entering Kindergarten or 1st Grade fall 2017

*Girls will earn their first Girl Scout Journey, visit the MSU Children's Garden & Butterfly House!

RSVP - Callie Frey (517) 742-4741 / cfrey@gshom.org

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Grand Rapids Academic Summer Program (GRASP)

The GRASP program is a summer math and reading correspondence program for grades Kindergarten to 8th. Children receive a packet of materials with a booklet containing 9 lessons. They complete one lesson a week or work at their own pace. They mail the lessons to GRASP where they are scored and returned to the children with comments.

We also have an on-line version of GRASP for students in 4th to 8th Grade.
Children successfully completing at least 7 lessons with 70% accuracy are awarded a certificate. Those successfully completing all 9 lessons with 70% accuracy receive a medal.

The fees for the summer of 2017 are $38 for one subject or $63 for both subjects for each child. Each child should be placed at the grade just completed in school. If there are extenuating circumstances, order the level that is appropriate for your child.

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ITEC Information Technology Empowerment Center

Summer Camp Opportunities

As summer approaches, parents are looking for ways to keep their children busy and mentally engaged. Here at ITEC, we have a solution! We are offering several week-long technology summer camps ranging from Lego robotics, Raspberry Pi, 3D Printing, Video Game Design, and even a simulated trip to space on our new TechTransport bus, an interactive 12-person mobile computer lab. ITEC offers sliding-scale scholarships to low-income families, as well as additional family discounts.


Lansing Community College Youth Summer Programs

Our goal is to offer your 2nd to 12th grade student a wide variety of opportunities to enjoy high caliber academic pursuit in the fields of technology, science, math, engineering, arts, and more. Discovering a sense of wonder and enthusiasm for learning, our classes are designed with a maximum of hands-on involvement so that your student is inspired to strive for further academic investigation. Energize your summer, meet new friends and experience new and exciting learning opportunities with the LCC Youth Program!

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Lansing Sailing Club Sailing Camp (Grades 5-12

Weekday Afternoons

Weeklong sessions available:

June 19 - June 26
July 10 - July 17

$200 (Plus $50 boat fee),  Additional campers $50 discount

Experienced Instructors
Our instructors are experienced both in teaching and in sailing.  Completing the sailing curriculum will qualify campers to sail club boats for the rest of the year, and enjoy Youth Sailing Fun Days.

A Boat for every Sailor
To learn confident hands-on sailing skills, every camper is the skipper of their own boat.  If you don't have a boat, boats are available for $50 fee.

Family Club Membership Included
With Sailing Camp registration, so the fun doesn't stop after camp - use of Club Boats, facilities, racing program, fun holiday events, and even more free Adult sailing lessons.

Sign up now at lansingsailing.org

MASCOT 2017 - Mathematics Augmentation Series: Cultivating Optimal Teaching

Mathematics Augmentation Series: Cultivating Optimal Teaching

The topics of MASCOT are intended to supplement, complement and extend mathematics taught in the regular school program. The choice of topics is based on current research in the field and knowledge about how children learn. The instructional strategies emphasize cooperative learning and build on children’s prior mathematical knowledge.

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MSU Department of Entomology Bee Paooza

WHEN: Sunday, June 18, 2017, from 1-4 pm
WHERE: MSU Horticulture Demonstration Gardens
WHAT:  Learn what bees a re found in Michigan, how you can help them a nd other pollinators. T alk t o beekeepers a bout honey b ees. P et a b umble bee. Ma ke clay s eed bombs. H ave a b ee painted on your knee. This e vent is FREE and fun for all ages!

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MSU Sponsored Summer Camps 2017

2017 Chinese Summer Camp

The  Confucius  Institute  at  Michigan  State  University  is proud to hold the  Chinese  language  and  culture  camp for K-12 students again this summer! This camp features engaging Chinese language and culture activities through music, literature, arts, and hands-on projects. Join our camp  and  let’s  create  some  great  memories  together.

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Art Camp

Bring your imagination and creativity to art camp this summer at the MSU Broad! Camp meets for weekly sessions, 9am–3pm daily.


MSU College of Arts & Letters CeLTA Language School 2017 Language Summer Camps for Children and Teens


Our summer camps introduce children to different languages and cultures by providing a fun learning environment that focuses on hands-on interactions and experiences with the target language. No prior knowledge is required and children of higher levels can be accommodated.
Camps meet from 8:30-4:00 pm in Wells Hall. Morning-only options (8:30-12:00 pm) are available for most camps.

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MSU College of Engineering 2017 Summer Camps

Thinking about becoming an engineer?  Explore engineering before you even enter college! 

Our pre-college engineering programs will show you how to bring your intellect and creativity together to have fun, solve problems, and discover your career interests.

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MSU Mathematics Department 2017 Summer Camps

Detailed course descriptions, introductions to the staff, and online registration can be found on our website: https://iota.math.msu.edu/k12-outreach/

MSU Mathematics Department camps are designed to foster curiosity, creativity, wonder, and enjoyment of mathematical ideas and reasoning. Daily activities will include a variety of fun games, puzzles, explorations and activities.

Please contact MSU Mathematics Department Outreach Coordinator Ashley Ahlin at ahlin@math.msu.edu with any questions.

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MSU Tennis Facility Summer Camps (Ages 3-10)

Parent & Tot Ages 3 & 4 This ½ hour class will help students discover what tennis is about. Focus
on developing hand eye coordination. Throwing, tracking and running and hitting skills.
Parent or nanny must be on court with junior.

Tiny Spartans Ages 5 & 6* This one hour class will help students develop more hand-eye
coordination. Learn and develop a forehand and backhand groundstroke, volley, overhead and serve with some success.

Mini Spartans Ages 7 & 8* This one hour class will help students improve their groundstrokes,
volleys, overheads and serving. Play is with short court format and red balls. Learn how to score a game

Mega Spartans Ages 9 & 10 This one hour class will help students improve their overall strokes.
They will learn how to rally so they could play Jr. Team Tennis on a 60’ court with orange balls. Begin to use strategy and learn scoring.

*Ages 6 & 8 may be able to move up to the next age group depending on their ability level.
Contact Coach Diane with any ????

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MSU Women in Engineering Summer Camps

Spartan Girls in Engineering Summer Camp

Who: 4th-8th graders in Fall 2017
When:Commuter:Session1:June 19-23, 1/2 day, 8am-Noon, (4th-5th graders in Fall 2017)Commuter:Session 2:June 26-30, 1/2 day, 8am-Noon (6th-8th graders in Fall 2017)
What: Exposure to engineering through hands-on activities learning from engineering faculty and professionals.Learn how engineering makes a difference in our world and plays a key role in every aspect of our lives.
Cost: $200

Lady Spartans: Women in Engineering High School Summer Camp

Who: 9th-12th graders in Fall 2017
When:Residential: July 16-20Commuter: July 17-20, 8:30am-5pm
What: Engage in group projects and learn about the various disciplines of engineering.Tour some of MSU's top labs and facilities (such as MSU's Cyclotron) and meet women role models for your future professional career.
Cost: Residential, July 16-20, Cost: $800Commuter, July 17-20, Cost: $400

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MSU Sibling Study - What's it Like to Have a Sibling with Autism?

Read more under the Participate!

Website: http://familystresslab.hdfs.msu.edu
Moms can contact us to hear more and to schedule  a visit!
Phone: 517-898-2206
email: familystresslab@gmail.com

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Mystic Lake 2017 Summer Camps

Parkwood YMCA Weekly Day Camps 2017

Weekly Day Camps
June 12 - September 1, 2017
Ages 3-15

Parkwood YMCA offers a wide variety of week long day camp offerings for ages 3-15. Focus of the camp will be on learning fundamental skills and building teamwork and sportsmanship.   Also, there will be time for other fun and exciting games/activities.  Do something exciting and fun this summer and create a memory that will last a lifetime.

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Potter Park Zookambi Summer Camp

The zoo has you covered with the wildest weeks of programming available in Michigan! Each day of camp includes a variety of hands-on experiences, animal presentations, and adventures typical zoo visitors don't have.

We have another great camp season planned for 2017!  We will continue to offer both morning and afternoon sessions each week of Zookambi for kids entering grades 1-7, and two weeks of specially designed programs for students entering grades 8-12. We will have both morning and afternoon extended care.  Space is limited, so sign your kids up today!

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Reach Studio Art Center

Spartan Writing Camp 2017

Dates & Times:

June 19-22, 26-29
July 10-13, 17-20

AM Half Days 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
PM Half Days 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Full Days: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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Tourette Syndrome Programs

The Tourette Syndrome Camp Organization (TSCO) is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt all volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to promoting camping opportunities for children with Tourette Syndrome (TS) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and its associated disorders Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD).
The Tourette Syndrome Camp Organization (TSCO) will host the 24th Annual Tourette Syndrome Camp USA from Sunday, June 25, 2017 until Saturday, July  1, 2017 at YMCA Camp Duncan in Ingleside, Illinois. Our program is design for children ages 7-16 with Tourette Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.  The cost for this program is $637.  We have financial aid available and a number of opportunities to assist families with raising funds to help cover the cost.  Please see our website for more information at www.tourettecamp.com

There is local support in Michigan for children with Tourette Syndrome and their families through the Tourette Association of America Michigan Chapter at   https://www.tourette.org/chapter/mi/

Trojan Tennis Camp 2017

Dates: July 17th-July 20th (Mon-Thur)

4th-8th (5:00-6:30pm)
9th-12th (6:30-8:00pm)

Cost: $40/camper (includes t-shirt)

Location: East Lansing High School

-Stroke production
-Mental toughness
-Strategy (singles/doubles)
-Match play

Equipment: Athletic clothes and shoes, tennis racket, and water bottle

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