An independent Preschool through Grade 12 school for gifted students.

Specialty Camps

Roeper Specialty Camps provide an opportunity for campers to dig deeply into a specific topic, are smaller in size, and shorter in duration than other Roeper camps. These camps allow campers to have fun and learn from Roeper teachers who are experts in their fields. Camps are available for children currently in grades 2 through 11. 

Location: All Roeper Summer Specialty Camps take place on The Roeper School Birmingham campus at 1051 Oakland Avenue, Birmingham, 48009.

2018 Offerings

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  • Clay Camp- 2 Day Intensive for Teens

    For students currently in grades 6-11, this two day intensive clay camp is for campers who enjoy focused, constructive time developing and completing clay projects. Campers learn to master various hand building techniques. This is also the perfect opportunity for campers interested in learning to work on the potters wheel. After the projects are complete they will need time to dry. The class will resume after 10 days for the final glazing of their work.
     
    Session 1: August 1-2
    9:00am-3:30pm with glazing on August 13 from 9am to noon

    Cost: $150
    Location: Birmingham Campus
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  • Introduction to Forensics Acting Camp

    Introduction to Forensics Acting Camp is not a crime scene camp. This one-week-long camp introduces students to Forensic Acting, a form of engagement with literature of all kinds that emphasizes the connections students make to performance pieces. Students are given guidance with offering and receiving constructive criticism as they use improvisation and other techniques to learn various skills centered on acting, public speaking, and line interpretation. Students will have the opportunity to work independently or with a group on a short performance piece that they will perform at the end of the session. Students will experience one-on-one coaching and learn the basics of public speaking in a supportive environment.

    Students are welcome to bring any of their favorite children’s stories, poems, excerpts from books or plays, or TV/movie scenes to the first day of Forensics Speaking Acting Camp. Please keep in mind that we will have a little show from 2–3pm on the Friday at the end of our camp session.

    June 25–June 29, 9am–3pm

    Cost: $300
    Location: Birmingham Campus
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  • Speak Out: Forensics Acting Camp

    Just to clear up the most commonly asked question, this is an ACTING camp, not a crime scene investigation camp. At SPEAK OUT: FORENSICS ACTING CAMP, a two-week long program, students currently in grades 5 through 8, use plays, stories, poems, or their own writing to focus in on the details of performance and public speaking. Students can perform a solo piece, with a partner, or in a group performance. Participants play with different techniques that address line interpretation, character development, stage fright, body language, improvisational theater, and finding ways to connect with their own emotions and with their audience through the words of their piece. Students will be working with some of the top forensics coaches in the state of Michigan. 

    Students are welcome to bring any of their favorite children's stories, poems, excerpts from books or plays, or TV/movie scenes to the first day of camp. They are also welcome to bring their own creative writing. Please keep in mind that we will have a little show from 2-3:00pm on the Friday at the end of the second week of our camp session.  
     
    Session 1: July 9-20, 9am-3pm
    Session 2: July 23-August 3, 9am-3pm 

    Cost: $560
    Location: Birmingham Campus
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  • Harry Potter Camp

    The Harry Potter Camp at Roeper is a one-week hands-on learning camp that allows the die-hard Potter fan to participate in all of the wonderfulness of Harry Potter. Through project based learning students enjoy Harry in a uniquely different way. Campers make their very own Marauder's maps, play quidditch, design and create wands, participate in a potions lesson, pot mandrakes in herbology and build their own magical creatures. Harry Potter Camp allows the Potter fan to live the experiences of the books! Spend a week living in the worlds of Harry Potter and friends drinking butter beers and eating Bertie Bott's many flavored beans.

    June 25-29, 9am-3pm   

    Cost: $300
    Location: Birmingham Campus
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  • High School Debate Camp

    A two-week long, half-day program for students currently in 8th through 11th grade where students learn the ins and outs of formal and informal debate. This camp covers persuasive writing, speaking and how those skills are applied both in daily life and in competition. Students learn how to reason about contemporary issues and convey their reasoning in a civil and compelling manner. The goal of the camp is to prepare students for the upcoming debate season. 

    Each daily session will focus on a different topic ranging from an introduction and review of historical debates, exploration of argument structure, identifying good sources, the relevance of moral philosophy all culminating in a formal debate.
     
    July 30–August 10, 12pm–4pm

    Cost: $400
    Location: Birmingham Campus
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  • Photography Workshop Camp

    Photography Workshop Camp teaches campers how to work in a wet lab darkroom. The darkroom experience is a wonderful way for campers interested in photography to explore the magic of black and white pinhole photography using an authentic darkroom. This is a hands-on experience for students currently in 6th to 11th grades. Campers shoot a variety of pinhole cameras starting with the standard oatmeal container and produce paper negatives, make positives and learn how to hand-color black and white photographs. All materials are provided. Campers also have the opportunity to scan their pinhole images and work on them in Photoshop. In addition, campers are able to work with digital images that they bring with them to camp.

    In case of inclement weather in which campers are unable to go outside, campers will use digital equipment. Each session is limited to 10 students.

    Session 1: June 25-29, 9am-3pm     
    Cost: $300

    Session 2: July 2-6 (NO CAMP JULY 4), 9am-3pm
    Cost: $240

    Location: Birmingham Campus
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  • Science Camp: 3D Printing and Design

    A week long camp for students currently in 5th through 7th grades, campers explore the world of CAD design using Tinkercad, model making, and 3D printing. Learn how to design, build, and print 3D objects and discover how 3D printing is being used around the world. Bring your ideas to life!

    Campers develop science knowledge and experience using inquiry-based activities that employ the scientific method, data collection and pure discovery. They learn to relate experimentation and science to the real world in these lively classes.

    Session 1: June 25-29, 9am-3pm

    Cost: $300
    Location: Birmingham Campus

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  • Science Camp: VEX IQ Robotics

    A week long camp for students currently in 5th through 7th grades, campers explore VEX IQ robotics programming, driving, building, and design to solve a variety of virtual and real challenges. They work collaborativley in small groups to trouble shoot and investigate the limits of the robots using different graphical programming sequences, sensors, building designs and environments.

    Campers develop science knowledge and experience using inquiry-based activities that employ the scientific method, data collection and pure discovery. They learn to relate experimentation and science to the real world in these lively classes.

    Session 2: July 9-13, 9am-3pm 

    Cost: $300
    Location: Birmingham Campus
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Specialty Camp Info

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  • Location

    All Roeper Specialty Camps are held at The Roeper School's Birmingham campus at 1051 Oakland Avenue in Birmingham (two blocks north of Maple Road on the west side of Adams Road).
  • Lunch

    For full- day programs, students must provide their own lunches. Please do not send items containing nuts, peanuts, or peanut oil.
  • Before and After Care At Specialty Camps

    Before and After Camp supervision programs are available to Specialty Camp campers at an additional fee of $5.00 per hour. The program is offered Monday through Friday from 7:30–8:45am and 3:00–6:00pm at the Birmingham campus. This program can be used as needed; no prior arrangements are necessary. Time is calculated based upon the half hour. All times are rounded up daily for billing purposes. Invoices are emailed at the end of each session.

    Before and After Camp Care is NOT available to campers in High School Debate Camp.
BLOOMFIELD CAMPUS
Lower School and Administrative Offices
41190 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills MI 48304

PHONE 248 203 7300
BIRMINGHAM CAMPUS
Middle School and Upper School
1051 Oakland Avenue
Birmingham MI 48009

PHONE 248 203 7300