Art 2 Science Summer Camp

This camp seeks to ignite stellar imaginations through an integrated STEAM approach to learning. Participants learn about math, science, and engineering through a variety of art styles. 150 campers are divided into groups by age and rotate through 24 hands-on activities, Activities are designed by collaborations with local artists, science teachers, and more! For examples, see the sample schedule and highlight videos below.

For students ages 8-12

Sponsored by

  • Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics, Center for the Evolution of Elements (JINA-CEE)
  • Department of Physics
  • Jordan Hall of Science
  • Friends and Family of Deb Notestine

2018 Sessions

Session 1


From 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Session 2


From 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

New changes this year!

To be able to serve all interested children, we are expanding the camp and removing the application process! We will host two identical sessions in July. Please only register for one session.

We are replacing the former Friday schedule with a field trip to Kalamazoo, MI. All campers will visit both The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts and the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. There will not be an art show on the last day and we may return slightly after 5pm. To offset the cost of transportation, we have also increased camp fees slightly.

Fee Information

The camp fees are based on a sliding scale according to your household eligibility school lunch fees. Payment is due at the time of registration. If you homeschool, or don't know your lunch eligibility, please see these guidelines.

If your family pays full lunch prices (or would at a typical public school), the camp fee will be $200. If your family pays a reduced fee for lunches, the camp fee will be $75 per child. If your family is eligible for free lunches or SNAP, the camp will be free for your children.

Our philosophy is that no child should be denied an educational experience due to finances. If you would like a discount for multiple children or if the fees above would pose a hardship for your family please email us. You can also contact us if you would prefer to pay by check or money order.


Local K-12 school teachers participate in the camp as counselors. Apply below! Activities are developed in collaboration with local artists, scientists, and teachers as well as organizations such as St Joseph County Parks! If you are interested in leading an activity at camp, or just have an idea for a hands-on activity, please email us.

Junior (teen) Counselor Application - Due May 31

Junior Counselors must be at least 15 years of age and have completed the 9th grade by summer 2018. Exceptions may be made for students 13-14 who have previously attended the camp as a student.

Adult Counselor Application - Due May 31

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I can't thank you enough for bringing Art 2 Science to the community. My son gave the camp a "10 out of 10" -- only one of two camps given that honor in his very full lineup of summer camps! - Parent of 2016 camper

Program Contact

JINA-CEE Outreach

180 Nieuwland Science Hall (574) 631-5326