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 and are smaller in size and shorter in duration than other Roeper camps. Campers have fun while learning from Roeper teachers who are experts in their fields.

Camps are available for children currently in grades 2-11.  Please see requirements for each camp.

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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  • Chess Camp - NEW

    This camp is for both the beginner (those that have never played a rated tournament game) and experienced tournament chess players currently in grades 2 through 11. Players will be divided by experience.

    Beginners will be taught the Russian system consisting of 12 lessons in which two pieces are isolated every lesson. This helps students learn how to play the game and learn how to move the pieces individually before playing with the whole board of pieces. On the first day, two lessons will be taught so that at the end of the second week the students will be ready to play a tournament game.

    For Tournament players, everyday will be something different. Lessons will have different lectures - on material; pawn structure; initiative and development; officers; and finally space.

    Alternating days will feature endgame and tactics lectures and on Friday we will look at different openings.

    We will be playing unique chess games such as: a scavenger hunt where you solve a chess puzzle to move to the next location; bughouse games; two man team chess; and chess jeopardy played as teams.

    During the second week, after the beginners have become official tournament players, we will combine them with the experienced tournament players by putting them on teams together that will be used to compete throughout the week.

    As a special surprise, there will be an out-of town Grandmaster guest lecturer.

    Session 1: July 9-20, 9am - 3pm
    Session 2: July 23 - August 3, 9am - 3pm

    Cost: $560 per session
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  • Roeper Summer Theatre Shakespeare Intensive Camp

    Experience The Roeper School's version of Shakespeare in the Park with this two week acting and tech camp for students currently in grades 6 through 11. For ten days, this camp will be "all about" the Bard - rehearsing, making props, and building sets. The camp culminates in a performance of "The Tempest" on the front lawn of The Roeper School Birmingham campus. 

    Whether you are interested in acting, tech or both, there will be much for you to do! Join us for our inaugural season. 

    Session 1: August 6 - 17, 9am -3pm
    The performance will take place August 17 at 7pm

    Cost: $560
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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 - CLASS IS FULL

    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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  • 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

    Roeper Summer Programs offers flexible and convenient Before Care and After Care hours. No prior notice is needed and no committments. Have an early morning appointment? Just bring your camper to before care. Running late? No worries. Campers not picked up at the close of camp will automatically go to after care. No pre-registration necessary. The program is offered Monday through Friday from 7:30–8:45am and 3:15–6:00pm at the Birmingham campus. Invoices are emailed at the end of each session.

    Cost: $5 per hour per camper, rounded up to the half hour. Pick-ups after 6pm will be billed $1 per minute.

    Before and After Camp Care is NOT available to campers in High School Debate Camp.
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Bloomfield Hills MI 48304

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Birmingham MI 48009

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