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.  Click on a camp for its specific grade requirements.

NEW for 2019: Daily hot lunch is included in camp tuition for all full-day programs. Two entree selections, one of which is vegetarian, are served with beverages, salad bar, sandwiches, fresh fruit and dessert. For the safety of all campers, items that contain nuts, peanuts or peanut oil are not served. Every Friday is Pizza Party lunch day - campers receive a choice of either cheese or pepperoni pizza, chips, and a juice box.

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

2019 Offerings

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  • Chess Camp

    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.

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    Daily hot lunch is included in camp tuition. Two entree selections, one of which is vegetarian, are served with beverages, salad bar, sandwiches, fresh fruit and dessert. For the safety of all campers, items that contain nuts, peanuts or peanut oil are not served.  Every Friday is Pizza Party lunch.

    Cost: $ per session, includes lunch
    A deposit of $150 per session is required within 14 days of registration. Remaining camp fees, after the enrollment deposit has been applied, are due in two equal installments on April 1 and May 1.

    The cancellation deadline is March 1, 2019

    Chess Camp is led by BRYAN WILSON, the three time state title winning head coach of The Roeper School chess team and award winning National Chess Championship coach at Cass Technical High School. Bryan privately trains top chess students throughout the community. Currently he trains five of the top 100 chess players in the nation
  • 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 8-19, 9am-3pm
    Session 2: July 22-August 2, 9am-3pm 

    Daily hot lunch is included in camp tuition. Two entree selections, one of which is vegetarian, are served with beverages, salad bar, sandwiches, fresh fruit and dessert. For the safety of all campers, items that contain nuts, peanuts or peanut oil are not served.  Every Friday is Pizza Party lunch.

    Cost: $650 per session, includes lunch
    A deposit of $150 per session is required within 14 days of registration. Remaining camp fees, after the enrollment deposit has been applied, are due in two equal installments on April 1 and May 1.

    The cancellation deadline is March 1, 2019

    Forensics Camp is led by Roeper teacher, Dan Jacobs. Dan has taught science fiction and fantasy literature, forensics, debate and a myriad of other classes at The Roeper School for over 20 years. Dan graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in English, a minor in Social Sciences and certification in Secondary Education. He is the Head Coach for speech activities at Roeper, including Lincoln-Douglas Debate, High School Forensics and Middle School Forensics. 
  • 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 24 - June 28, 9am-3pm
    Session 2: July 1 - July 5, 9am-3pm  No Camp on July 4

    Daily hot lunch is included in camp tuition. Two entree selections, one of which is vegetarian, are served with beverages, salad bar, sandwiches, fresh fruit and dessert. For the safety of all campers, items that contain nuts, peanuts or peanut oil are not served.  Every Friday is Pizza Party lunch.

    Cost: $325 per session, includes lunch
    A deposit of $150 per session is required within 14 days of registration. Remaining camp fees, after the enrollment deposit has been applied, are due in two equal installments on April 1 and May 1.

    The cancellation deadline is March 1, 2019

    Photography Workshop Camp is led by Roeper faculty member, Michelle Stamler. Michelle holds a Bachelor Degree in Art History from Oakland University. She has been teaching photography at The Roeper School for over 25 years, currently teaching darkroom photography, digitial photography, digital video editing and graphic design to middle and upper school students. A freelance and fine art photographer, Michelle began her career in England and has exhibited in Europe and across the United States. 


  • 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: July 22-26,  9am-3pm

    Daily hot lunch is included in camp tuition. Two entree selections, one of which is vegetarian, are served with beverages, salad bar, sandwiches, fresh fruit and dessert. For the safety of all campers, items that contain nuts, peanuts or peanut oil are not served.  Every Friday is Pizza Party lunch.

    Cost: $325 per session, includes lunch
    A deposit of $150 per session is required within 14 days of registration. Remaining camp fees, after the enrollment deposit has been applied, are due in two equal installments on April 1 and May 1.

    The cancellation deadline is March 1, 2019
     

    Science Camps are led by Roeper School science teacher, Wendy Mayer. Wendy holds an Associate degree from Schoolcraft College, a Bachelor Degree (summa cum laude) in Psychology and a Master Degree in Science Education from Wayne State University. She has been teaching for over 12 years and currently teaches 8th Grade Science and a variety of middle school science electives.
  • 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 29 - August 2, 9am-3pm

    Daily hot lunch is included in camp tuition. Two entree selections, one of which is vegetarian, are served with beverages, salad bar, sandwiches, fresh fruit and dessert. For the safety of all campers, items that contain nuts, peanuts or peanut oil are not served.  Every Friday is Pizza Party lunch.

    Cost: $325 per session, 
    includes lunch
    A deposit of $150 per session is required within 14 days of registration. Remaining camp fees, after the enrollment deposit has been applied, are due in two equal installments on April 1 and May 1.

    The cancellation deadline is March 1, 2019
     

    Science Camps are led by Roeper School science teacher, Wendy Mayer. Wendy holds an Associate degree from Schoolcraft College, a Bachelor Degree (summa cum laude) in Psychology and a Master Degree in Science Education from Wayne State University. She has been teaching for 12 years and currently teaches 8th Grade Science and a variety of middle school science electives.

Specialty Camp Info

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  • Location

    All Roeper Specailty Camps are held at The Roeper School, 1051 Oakland Avenue, Birmingham MI 48009 (two blocks north of Maple Road on the west side of Adams Road).


  • Lunch and Snacks

    Daily hot lunch is included in camp tuition. Two entree selections, one of which is vegetarian, are served with beverages, salad bar, sandwiches, fresh fruit and dessert. Every Friday is Pizza Party lunch day.

    Campers are encouraged to bring a daily snack from home in addition to a refillable water bottle. For the safety of all campers, items that contain nuts, peanuts or peanut oil are not allowed or  served at camp.
  • 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.


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