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Campus Activity Heats Up During Summer Months

It may seem that summer at a college campus is a time to wind down and relax after a busy school year, yet Northwood University is livelier than ever.

This year, Northwood is preparing to host more than 4,000 high school and college students at our campus in Midland for various camps and activities that are intended to challenge the minds and expand the horizons of future business leaders and budding entrepreneurs.

“Learn by doing” is the phrase of the summer, as students immerse themselves in real-world experiences that shape their view of business and enterprise.

This week kicks off one of the busiest of the summer with nearly 400 high school students staying on campus. They’re attending programs like our elite and interactive “Learning About Business” (LAB) camp, in which over 60 high schoolers from all over the state spend six thought-provoking days creating a product or service from scratch.

Another free-enterprise packed offering this week is the Boys State Summer Camp, where almost 300 pupils spend a week practicing skills related to the interworkings of city and state government. Also worth mentioning are programs for teacher development, leadership, music and band, and other activities. Several athletic camps push students mentally and physically.

It is wonderful to see our dormitories, classrooms and sports fields put to great use during the summer as thousands of learners take advantage of our many offerings in and out of the classroom. Special thanks to our NU staff that leads programs, cooks meals, cleans dorms and welcomes with open arms our many guests and friends. Our team works tirelessly to sculpt these extracurricular programs into beneficial tools for our young entrepreneurs and, we hope, future Timberwolves.

Have a great weekend!


Keith A. Pretty, J.D. President and CEO Northwood University 4000 Whiting Drive Midland, MI 48640 989.837.4203

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