The Value Added Civic Engagement Camp is a three-day camp designed to prepare students to be leaders in civic engagement.

UM-Flint faculty, staff and past camp participants will serve as facilitators as students explore principles and strategies of civic engagement that include:

  • Sustainable communities
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Grant writing
  • Small group leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Problem solving
  • Methods for personal and professional reflection

It's Free to UM-Flint Students!

University Outreach Covers:

  • Transportation to and from camp, which takes place at the Alden B. Dow Home and Studio and Grace A. Dow Memorial Library in Midland, MI
  • All meals and snacks
  • Camp learning materials
  • Two nights of lodging at the NADA Hotel

Camp Dates



Camp Highlights

Day 1

  • Tour of the Alden B. Dow Home and Studio
  • This I Believe; What are your Values?
  • Introduction to Group Project

Day 2

  • Team-Building Activity
  • Small Group Communication
  • Group Project Work Time
  • Sustainable Communities and Social Enterpreneurhisp 
  • Grant Writing

Day 3

  • Group Project Presentations
  • Reflection