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G-A Active Academy
G-A Active Academy
GACS
Monday, April 26, 2021

Active Academy registration is closed! No late registrations will be accepted!


G-A Community Schools invites you to our Summer School Program.... Active Academy!

What we do: 

  • Life learning experiences through projects, activities and field trips 
  • We will be partnering with various groups and programs available in the Kalamazoo area including Sherman Lake, Bombers' baseball, Van Andel Institute, Fire Department, Kalmazaoo Nature Center, Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary and Binder Park Zoo

When:  Monday - Thursday from 8:00am - 11:00am

  • Breakfast and lunch available
  • Weeks of June 28th, July 12, July 19 and July 26

Who: For students going into 1st-12th grade

If you have any questions please email Erin Burkett at erin.burkett2@garams.org.


Active Academy
Frequently Asked Questions

-Will all ages be together?

No, students will be broken up by grade levels.

-Where is Active Academy held?

Active Academy will be housed in schools within our district.  We will determine what building(s) will be used once we know how many students we will have participating.

-What will students be doing?

Each week students will complete lessons and activities related to the week’s theme led by teachers and support staff.  Each week we will also have guest speakers presenting in person and/or virtually.  Some weeks we will be going on field trips.

Some activities students will get to participate in:

  • Animals and Nature

    • Go to Kalamazoo Nature Center 

    • Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary will come and bring 6-8 reptiles for students to meet

  • STEM

    • Take a tour of Gilmore Car Museum 

    • Participate in a science experiment lead by scientist from The Van Andel Institute

  • Sherman Lake 

    • Go to Sherman Lake all four days and work on social and emotional skills

  • Health, Safety and Recreation 

    • Learn basic first aid from our school nurse

    • The fire department will come and demonstrate fire safety

    • The Battle Creek Bombers will come and lead a baseball skills camp