This summer, Meadow Brook Hall will open its gates and grounds once more to creative students of all ages for the all-new Meadow Brook Science Camp, which will join the popular annual Meadow Brook Arts Camp and Meadow Brook Writing Camp (MBWC). Participants will discover secret staircases and amazing playhouses while being challenged and inspired at the three special summer camps at the National Historic Landmark, located on the campus of Oakland University.
“Meadow Brook Hall is a place to learn, connect and be inspired. We are particularly excited to grow our educational programs with the new Science Camp, which will add a special area of interest alongside our returning Arts Camp and Writing Camp. We hope these camps will encourage young students to build a lifetime of curiosity—all while experiencing the beauty and history of this local treasure,” said Shannon O’Berski, external relations director of Meadow Brook Hall.
The all-new Science of Meadow Brook camp invites children in grades fifth through seventh to learn about renewable energy, sustainability, the scientific process and one of the five renewable forms of energy through individual and group experiments. Parents are invited to a science fair where campers can share their findings. The camp will also offer STEM learning opportunities, fun outdoor activities, and more!
The Science of Meadow Brook Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from July 17-21 and costs $400 per camper. Campers will receive a t-shirt and observation journal. For more information or to register, visit meadowbrookhall.org/sciencecamps!
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.
There will be two sessions of the Meadow Brook Arts Camp, running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 26-30 and July 17-21 and costs $400 per camper. Camps are limited to 12 students and run in sections by age group (5-7 & 8-11). For more information or to register, 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 $325 and full day camps are $450. Virtual camps are $150 for Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-8 and 9-12 are $220. For more information or to register, visit meadowbrookhall.org/writingcamps.
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.