/ Center for Exploratory Learning

K–12 Opportunities on Campus

Hope College has a rich history of welcoming younger students on campus to share, explore and grow.

Saturday, September 21
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Middle and High School Girls Engineering Day
Participating Girl Scouts can earn their Think Like an Engineer Journey
Registration
Saturday, October 19
9 a.m.–noon
Girl Scout Daisy/Brownie Science Journey
Daisy: Between Earth and Sky
Brownie: WOW:Wonders of Water
Registration
Saturday, November 16
9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Boy Scout Merit Badge Day
Environmental Science/Citizenship in the Nation complete one on-site!
Registration

Saturday, January 4
9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Girl Scout Junior Journey in a Day
Think Like a Citizen Scientist
Registration

Saturday, January 11
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Boy Scout Merit Badge Day
Nuclear Science / Digital Technology
Registration coming soon!
Saturday, February 15
9 a.m.–noon
Middle School Girls STEM Day
Explore a range of careers in the sciences and engineering.
Save the date - registration coming soon!
Saturday, February 29
9 a.m.–noon
BRAIN DAY!
Families of all ages welcome to join in hands-on exploration of how our brains function. No registration required.
TEACHERS: email us if you'd like a Brain Awareness Week visit to your classroom!
Saturday, April 18

Girl Scout STEM Day
Daisy/Brownie/Juniors: 9 a.m.–noon
Coding for Good and Cybersecurity
Cadettes/Seniors/Ambassadors: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Think Like a Citizen Scientist
Registration

Summer Offerings

Summer Science Camps
Each year, Summer Science Camps provides hands-on, inquiry based learning for students of all ages. Camps run weekly with over 50 topics to choose from.
Awakening
Awakening is a week-long gathering to explore faith, worship, your gifts and your relationship with God. For high school students going into grades 10–12 who are seeking to grow their skills and passions about worship and the arts. Are you a musician, an actor, an artist, a dancer, a sound technician or a philosopher? Take this opportunity to develop your gifts — and perhaps discover gifts you never realized.
Hope College Sports Camps
Hope College sports coaches and players share their time and talents with local youth each summer. Find your sport, ability level and passion, and come learn and grow this summer. View the camp listing
Boy and Girl Scout Programs
ExploreHope partners with local boy and girl scout councils to offer hands-on badge days on campus. Come earn science and engineering related merit badges in a day. Come explore a new interest area with us.