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CeLTA Language School (CLS) Summer Classes

June 19 - August 18, 2017

Program Fee: $135 - $295

Grades K-12 and adults

Since 2002, the language departments at Michigan State University have offered community-based language and culture outreach programs on campus and at area schools. Our programming has expanded over the years to include a variety of programs for K-12 students as well as professional development opportunities for K-16 teachers and language classes for adults. In 2008, we officially launched the CeLTA Language School (CLS) as part of the Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA). All programs are organized and conducted by MSU faculty members, graduate students, advanced undergraduate students, and community members.

Visit the CeLTA Language School Website

2017 All-Day Kids Camps registration closes Tuesday, Aug 1st 2017
2017 Morning-Only Kids Camps registration closes Tuesday, Aug 1st 2017
2017 Half-Day Teen Camps registration closes Tuesday, Aug 1st 2017

Film Camp 2017

June 26-30, 2017
Program Fee: $495
Grades 8 - 12
Middle & high school students (13-19) will begin by analyzing what goes into making a great movie—the story, acting, directing, camera, sound, and editing.  Specialized workshops in writing, acting, sound, cinematography, and editing will be held to equip students with the advanced skills to take their films to the next level.
$50.00 discount for students who attended 2016 Film Camp. 
Scholarships/Financial Aid available. 


Film Camp 2017 registration closes Thursday, Jun 1st 2017

Spartan Writing Camps

June 19, 2017 - July 20, 2017

Program Fee: $140 - $240

Grades 1 - 8

During the summer, outstanding teachers from across mid-Michigan who are affiliated with the Red Cedar Writing Project (Michigan State University's site of the National Writing Project) facilitate a wide range of summer writing camps for students from 1st to 8th grade. 

Visit the Spartan Writing Camps Website for more information.


June 19-22, 2017 Camp registration closes Monday, Jun 12th 2017
June 26-29, 2017 Camp registration closes Monday, Jun 19th 2017
July 10-13, 2017 Camp registration closes Monday, Jul 3rd 2017
July 17-20, 2017 Camp registration closes Monday, Jul 10th 2017

Greenrock Writers Retreat

June 22 - 25, 2017   OR   July 13 - 16, 2017
Program Fee: $325
Grades 9 - 12
Greenrock Writers Retreat offers 9th - 12th grade students the opportunity to explore their writing interests through workshops designed to encourage writing as both personally meaningful and pleasurable, while improving writing ability.
Participants are immersed in a community of writers, spending four days writing on the campus of Michigan State University and working with National Writing Project Teacher-Consulants.
Visit the Greenrock Writers Retreat Website at
June 22-25, 2017 Retreat registration closes Friday, Jun 2nd 2017
July 13-16, 2017 Retreat registration closes Friday, Jun 2nd 2017

Young Authors Conference

June 18, 2016
Program Fee: $75
Grades 5 - 12
The Young Authors Conference is a day-long adventure for young writers, grades 5 - 12, and their parents and teachers.  The conference offers the participants the chance to share and improve their writing.  Participants will explore characterization, style, plot, the publication process and more!  This year's conference is Saturday, June 18, 2016.  Our participants will spend the day in Michigan State University's Bessey Hall, learning all about writing from professional authors and MSU faculty.
Visit the Young Authors Conference Website at
Enrollment is currently not open for this program sponsor.