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Neuroscience Camp

How do our brains tell our muscles how to move? Did you know that nerve cells called neurons make electrical signals that move through our bodies? Join us for this all-day camp and listen to neurons as they do their jobs. Experience what it’s like to be on the University of Michigan campus. 

A National Science Foundation grant-funded program


The Neuroscience Camp is funded by a National Science Foundation grant and is for 7th or 8th grade students who live within the Ypsilanti Community School District or the Scarlett Middle School attendance boundaries. Campers who qualify for free or reduced lunch at their school in other districts also qualify.

Priority registration will be offered to these students through June 16th. If you would like your child, to be placed on a waiting list for this camp, please contact the Summer Camp Office at (734) 647-6421 or email

Campers will get to meet U-M scientists, visit their labs and see how they work with Drosophila flies, cockroaches and other organisms.  Campers can record live neurons, make a cockroach leg dance and even develop and try out some experiments of their own!


When:  The camp runs from June 26–30, 2017, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.  Aftercare is available from 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Price:  *$75.00 (20 camper maximum). Aftercare is an additional $25.00.

*If you need assistance with the fee, limited scholarships may be available.

Register your child for Neuroscience Camp! 

Note: Students who participated last year are not eligible to participate this year. 

Fill out a registration form and mail, fax, e-mail, or deliver completed forms to:

Mail: University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
1109 Geddes Ave., Room 1011
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079 

Fax: (734) 647-2767