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2022 Berkley Schools Summer Programs

Summer School & Summer Enrichment

Berkley Schools is happy to announce summer school offerings for all grades for the summer of 2022 for Berkley Schools students.

See below for details on Elementary, Middle School and High School Summer School as well as Camp Invention and the Summer Days Camp.

Berkley Summer Difference Elementary Program: Grades TK-5, Math & Language Arts + STEM

The Berkley Summer Difference Math & Language Arts program is intended for students currently in Grades TK-5 who need to maintain or grow in their academic achievement from the 2021-22 school year. Students who enroll in the program will have both math and language arts instruction throughout the summer program. 

The elementary Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program will focus on problem solving, engineering design and offer hands-on opportunities. 

All classes will be taught in person by certified, highly-qualified elementary teachers. Depending on enrollment, multi-grade sections may be organized to better meet staffing needs. The summer program will be educational and enjoyable!

Program Details for Math & Language Arts

Program Details for Elementary STEM


Berkley Summer Difference Middle School Program: Grades 6-8, English Language Arts & Math + STEM

Students who just completed their 6th - 8th grade school year can participate in the Berkley Summer Difference program. All classes will be free and offered in-person. Students have the option to take three types of classes: Math, English Language Arts and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Availability of sections will be determined based upon registration.

The middle school summer English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics school programs are intended for students currently in Grades 6-8 who need to maintain or grow in their achievement. 

The middle school summer STEM program is intended for any students interested in exploring STEM topics which could include Coding/Robotics or Fossils & Rocks. 

Classes will be taught by certified, highly-qualified middle school teachers. Depending on enrollment, multi-grade sections may be organized to better meet staffing needs.

Program Details for Math & English Language Arts Classes

Program Details for the STEM Class


High School Summer Options: Grades 9-12

High School summer options will be held in person, for students in current grades 9-12, focusing on Credit Recovery.

Credit Recovery Courses should be selected in consultation with each student’s school counselor. Credit Recovery coursework will be delivered through the APEX online learning system, assisted, facilitated, and overseen by certified teachers. Students will complete the coursework in person. These courses are tailored to each student and are mastery-based, which means the length of time students must spend in Credit Recovery will vary and is dependent upon mastery of course objectives.

Program Details for Credit Recovery

  • June 27 - July 28, 2022 (no class July 4 & 5)
  • All classes held at Berkley High School
  • Monday - Thursday, 8-10:15 am or 10:20 am - 12:30 pm
  • Fee - The fee is $100 per credit recovery class for students attending Berkley Schools. The fee is $220 per class for out of district students.  Any Berkley Schools student who is eligible for free/reduced meals will receive a reduced rate of $25/class.
  • Google DocAdditional details are available in the High School Summer Learning & Credit Recovery document


2022 Summer Days Camp

June 27 - August 12, 2022
Monday - Friday
7 am - 6 pm
For students entering 1st through 6th Grade

Program cost: $240 per week or $65 daily
Registration Fee: $60 or $100 for family

Join us this summer where campers will develop new relationships and set the tone for an amazing summer filled with field trips, fun, and friendships! Weekly themes include:  Summer Blast Off, Party in the USA, Superhero Week, Mad Science, Michigan Adventures, and Wacky Water.

Camp will be held at Rogers Elementary School, 2265 Hamilton, Berkley, 48072. For more information please contact Building Blocks at 248-837-8900.

Learn more about Kids' Zone Summer Days Camp and grab the registration forms on the Kids' Zone website

Summer Drama Camp led by the Berkley High School drama program director John Hopkins consists of multiple classes in different dramatic and performance techniques. Drama camp is open to all students in grades 6-12 in the 2022-23 school year.

The Berkley Schools Drama Department announces three opportunities for summer programming for students interested in the dramatic arts. Registration is now open for the following sessions:

  • Session 1 - General Musical Theater Camp, June 27 - July 1, for middle school students entering grades 6-8
  • Session 2 - Acting Camp, August 1-5, for middle/high school students entering grades 6-12
  • Session 3 - Advanced Musical Theater Camp, August 8-12, for middle/high school students entering grades 6-12

Drama Camp Details

  • When: Monday-Friday, 10 am - 3:30 pm with a 45 minute lunch ("brown bag" lunch or off-campus lunch for high school students only)
  • Location: Berkley High School Auditorium, 2325 Catalpa, Berkley, MI 48072.
  • Tuition: $175/session payable via MISTAR Parent Portal. A reduced rate of $150/session if a student pays for more than one session at the time of initial registration. There is a $10 cancellation fee and refunds will not be given after the first class session.
  • Behavior/Attendance/Dismissal Policy: Students are expected to arrive on time and follow all provisions outlined in the Student Code of Conduct. The instructor may dismiss a student from the program at any time for behavior deemed inappropriate, and tuition will not be refunded to students dismissed from the program.


  • Register now using this Google Form
  • Payment is made through the MISTAR Parent Portal
    • Click on the SBA Info section on the left
    • Under Accounts, click on the words “Click Here to Access Online SBA Payments”
    • Choose your student
    • Under Item, choose how many Drama Camp sessions you signed up for
    • Click Add to Cart
    • Click Proceed to Checkout to complete the transaction

Contact John Hopkins

Grades K-6
June 27 - July 1, 2022
9 am - 3:30 pm
Burton Elementary School

Camp Invention® is an exciting one-week summer camp for students entering 1st through 6th grades, designed to inspire creativity, inventiveness and critical thinking skills through hands-on activities and fun. Campers participate in five inventive modules each day which include disassembling old appliances, discovering simple machines and using parts to create new invention prototypes. Every program integrates science, math, history and the arts in the context of hands-on activities.

Camp Invention is a national STEM week-long camp held at Burton Elementary School. All students going into grades K-6 are invited to participate. 

Director: Kim Ternus
Email Kim