Camp LSSU

Meet new friends, learn new skills, explore the outdoors, and expand horizons! Camp LSSU 2022 offers an array of summer camps at Lake Superior State University and the surrounding area throughout June and July 2022 for primary and secondary schoolchildren. Activities will range for each camp and may include conducting experiments in LSSU’s state-of-the-art science labs, wading in Lake Superior to examine macroinvertebrates, or eating s’mores in front of a roaring fire.

LSSU Kids Camp: June 27–Aug. 12, 2022

5 years to 12 years

This day camp (8 AM–4:30 PM) allows campers to enjoy arts-and-crafts projects, sports, and games while exploring LSSU’s campus and the surrounding community. Campers will be split into multiple groups for daily activities, supervised by first aid-trained LSSU student counselors. Lunch and snacks provided. For ages 5 years to 12 years. No overnight option available.

Sessions at capacity – REGISTRATION CLOSED

Aquatic Ecology and Fisheries Camp: June 27–July 1, 2022

Entering grades 9–12

Develop skills in capturing, identifying, and comparing aquatic animal communities in our lakes and rivers. Gain experience using basic aquatic ecology and fisheries research, sampling techniques, and equipment, including fyke nets, seines, D-nets, and water quality meters. Learn the basics of aquatic science with fish and aquatic invertebrate identification and lab experiments. Overnight and commuter options available. For entering 9th–12th grades.

Biomedical and Health Science Camp: July 11–14, 2022

Entering grades 9–12

Learn and experiment in the state-of-the-art science labs at LSSU. Sample activities include dissections in the anatomy lab, experiments in the physiology lab, DNA extraction in the genetics lab, and simulated patient care in the Nursing SIM lab. This is an excellent camp for all who are interested in science, medicine, and health! For entering 9th–12th grades.

Careers in Natural Resources Camp: July 10–15, 2022

Entering grades 9–12

This program explores careers in natural resources enabling campers to work closely with federal and state fisheries and wildlife biologists, wild land managers, park rangers, and natural resource interpreters. The campers will be in residence at LSSU’s Hunt Creek Field Station, a 3,000 acre natural laboratory near Gaylord, Michigan. Activities will include hands-on exploration of a day in the life of real-world natural resources career professionals, such as habitat assessment, species inventory, soil and water quality, assessment of sustainable human uses of the resources base. This is an overnight camp, commuter options are not available. For entering 9th – 12th grades.

Engineering and Robotics Camp: July 18–22, 2022

Entering grades 9–12

Campers use industrial robots, mobile robots, rocketry, GPS, and 3D printing. Activities include extensive lab time with LSSU engineering faculty and staff and camp counselors and working with state-of-the-art equipment. Our hands-on approach and interactive demonstrations create an engaging, fun, and cutting-edge experience. Overnight or commuter options available. For entering 9th–12th grades.

  • Admiring the natural beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula at Tahquamenon Falls

  • CPR Training

  • Electrofishing apparatus to catch fish

    LSSU Summer Camps High School Electrofishing
  • Careers in Natural Resources

    Careers in Natural Resources
  • Team Building

  • Examining Parasitic Sea Lamprey with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

    LSSU Summer Camps Lamprey
  • Relaxing at Big Pine Beach on Lake Superior

  • Prepping an immunoelectrophoresis apparatus

    LSSU Summer Camps High School Lab
  • Sampling for Asian Carp DNA

    LSSU Summer Camp DNA Sample
  • LSSU’s Medical Simulation Center

    SIM Center monitoring patient progress