This summer, Meadow Brook Hall will open its doors and grounds once more to creative students of all ages for the all-new Meadow Brook Arts Camp and popular annual Meadow Brook Writing Camp. Participants will discover secret staircases and amazing playhouses while being challenged and inspired at the two special summer camps at the National Historic Landmark, located on the campus of Oakland University.
“As a historic cultural center in metro Detroit, Meadow Brook Hall is uniquely placed to host creative and educational programs. Our hope is that our Arts Camp and Writing Camp will encourage young students to build a lifelong love of reading, writing and the arts—all while experiencing the beauty and history of this local treasure,” said Shannon O’Berski, external relations director of Meadow Brook Hall.
The Arts of Meadow Brook summer camps invites students age 5-11 to explore Meadow Brook Hall while learning about the incredible decorative arts that fill the 110-room mansion. Each day, students will complete art projects inspired by Meadow Brook’s unique collection of stained glass, photography, textiles, sculpture and more. The camps will feature fun outdoor activities, games and even a special chance for parents to see their children’s works displayed in a gallery walk and tour on the last day.
The Meadow Brook Art Camps are available in two weeklong, full day sessions for $400 each. All camps are limited to 12 students per section. Two age groups (5-7 & 8-11) will be running simultaneously. The activities may be varied or the same as the other group but children will be grouped with those their own age. Registration for the new Art Camp will begin on Wednesday, March 16. For more information, visit meadowbrookhall.org/artcamps.
The Meadow Brook Writing Camp offers in-person and virtual weeklong camps designed to help students from kindergarten through high school develop as writers. Every day, participants will tour the historic house museum and world-class gardens to nurture, polish and ultimately publish their original written works. Young authors will interact with award-winning, specially-trained experts in the field of writing. Collaborative teaching teams consist of K-12 writing teachers and Oakland University faculty from the Department of Writing and Rhetoric.
Several weeklong sessions are available for the Meadow Brook Writing Camps. Half day camps are $300 and full day camps are $400. Virtual camps are $100 for Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-8 and 9-12 are $185. Registration is available now! For more information or to register, visit meadowbrookhall.org/writingcamps.
Oakland University’s highest priority in providing exemplary academic, athletic and social programs for youth is protecting the health, safety and welfare of all participants. See oakland.edu/youth for detailed information.
Meadow Brook Hall is fully self-supporting, relying on special events, programs and touring for the preservation and interpretation of this National Historic Landmark. For more information, call (248) 364-6200 or visit meadowbrookhall.org.
Meadow Brook Hall is the historic home built by one of the automotive aristocracy’s most remarkable women, Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of auto pioneer John Dodge, and her second husband, Alfred Wilson. Constructed between 1926 and 1929, Meadow Brook Hall represents one of the finest examples of Tudor-revival style architecture in America, and is especially renowned for its superb craftsmanship, architectural detailing and grand scale of 88,000 square-feet. It was the center of a country estate that included 1,400 acres, numerous farm buildings, recreational facilities, several residences and formal gardens. Named a National Historic Landmark in 2012, Meadow Brook Hall strives to preserve and interpret its architecture, landscape, and fine and decorative art so that visitors may be entertained, educated and inspired by history. Meadow Brook Hall is located in Rochester, Mich. on the campus of Oakland University.