Summer at BGSU

From preschoolers to adults, Bowling Green State University offers a wide range of activities to make summer fun and productive. You can develop your musical skills or your athletic abilities, make the most of your creativity, and have a terrific experience. To submit an event fill out the online form.


The Black Swamp Baseball Tournament, a team tournament for ages 11-14, draws teams from the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. This year's tournament will be held from June 27-30.


Point Guard College Essentials will be held from July 9-13.


Falcon Millionaire - A Financial Boot Camp for Savvy Kids!

Falcon Millionaires is a week-long financial literacy day camp held at Bowling Green State University. This camp teaches the importance of personal finances. The curriculum is aligned with the middle grades content standards in financial literacy and career development as mandated by the Ohio Department of Education.

Students must be entering 8th grade in Fall 2013 to attend.

Daily 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 10-14
Daily 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 24-28

Register online

From Farm to Fitness: Eat Healthy, Be Healthy

June 24-28, 2013, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Today's middle schoolers don't fit a particular type.  They range from elite athletes to experts on the latest technology.  All tweens needs are different!  To help them stay active and healthy regardless of their fitness level, we have developed a summer camp directed towards empowering tweens to make healthy eating and fitness choices for a lifetime.

Cost is $125, lunch included Tuesday-Friday with a picnic on Friday.  All recreational fees such as travel, swimming, and skating are all included. For more information, visit the website at, call 419.372.8181 or email

BGSU/New York Voices Vocal Jazz Camp

The Bowling Green State University NEW YORK VOICES Vocal Jazz Camp is your opportunity to work, sing, share with, and learn from the members of the foremost vocal jazz quartet of our time in an intense 6-day workshop setting. Their career now spans 25 years and has brought multiple Grammys and critical acclaim around the world. The camp is for ages 14 and up and will be August 5-11. Concerts every evening open to the public.

Visit the BGSU Jazz website for more information. 

Summer Kids Camp

Department of Recreation and Wellness

Children ages 5-12 can spend their summer days swimming, rock climbing, ice skating and doing lots of other fun and instructive activities at our Summer Kids Camps. Each weeklong session has a different theme but all make use of BGSU's great recreational facilities.

View camp listing

Learn to Swim

The University offers private, semi-private and small-group lessons in swimming at the Student Recreation Center Cooper Pool.

We offer swim lessons for all people age six months through adult and all skill levels from beginning to advanced swimmers taught by fully certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors.  View upcoming lesson dates.

Speech Intelligibility and Language & Literacy Enrichment Program for Preschoolers

July 1 - July 26, 2013, M/W/F, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

The BGSU Speech and Hearing Clinic's summer program will improve speech intelligibility and expressive language, and stimulate early literacy skills in preschool-age children. Eligible children will benefit from: hearing screening, speech/language assessment, individual/group treatment, large/small group activities. Program is for children 3-4 1/2 years old; must be toilet trained.

Caregivers will be offered: information sessions about how to facilitate speech and language development in children.

Cost is $400. Please visit Communication Sciences and Disorders website for more information.

Summer Music Institute . . .Where music takes flight

Intensive music camps for high school and junior high school students

College of Musical Arts, Moore Musical Arts Center

Looking to improve on your music or performance skills? Wondering what it would be like to be in the recording studio, act, dance or compose music? Want to meet new friends and get a feel for what it would be like to be on a college campus? Experience all this and more as part of the Summer Music Institute at BGSU.

Week long camps offered in three different sessions.

  • Session One: June 16-21 - Piano, Vocal Arts, String and Double Reed
  • Session Two: June 23-28 - Brass, Recording, Flute and Super Sax
  • Session Three: June 27-July 3 - Musical Theatre

See all music camps

Sports Camps

BGSU Athletics

Let BGSU help you get in shape or take your sports skills to the next level at one of our summer sports camps. We offer camps in:

  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Gymnastics
  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Strength and conditioning

Falcon Volleyball Position Camp

Monday, July 22, 2013 from 6-9 p.m.

The Position Camp is a mini-camp designed for the boys and girls interested
in specialized skill training. Each camp is geared for the beginning,
intermediate and advanced level player looking to specialize in a specific
position. Players will be grouped by position and skill/experience level.
This camp is a one-day (one session) training camp.

Cost: $60; Faculty/Staff Discount: $20 off

Register online

Falcon Volleyball Competition Team Camp

July 23-25, 2013

The Competition Team Camp session provides teams (Varsity and JV) the
opportunity to train together, compete in drills, scrimmages and tournament
play before their school season begins. Teams attending must have their own
coach present and will be provided court time for practice, drills and
scrimmages. Bowling Green State University volleyball staff will provide
lectures/lessons prior to the start of each session.
Cost: $275/camper

Register online