After being stuck inside all winter, we couldn’t be more excited that spring is here! And with warmer weather and the anticipation of our children’s last day of school comes summer vacation. Have you had a moment to sit down and solidify your summer plans to keep the kids busy yet? With sunshine quickly approaching, we couldn’t be more excited to launch our annual Summer Camp Guide! We’re moms that understand the importance of summer camp to many families in + around Detroit. DMB’s goal is to make your life a little easier by sharing a list of summer camps that you may want to learn a little more about. We have some wonderful and enriching programs just waiting for your child this summer! Read below for our 2019 Guide to Detroit Summer Camps!
Cranbrook Schools Summer Camps have been a tradition of fun and learning for campers of all ages. Hosted across our beautiful, historic campus, our summer programs offer a true Cranbrook experience through multi-activity traditional camps and specialty camps in art, jazz, robotics, sports, STEM, theatre, and writing. Camps operate up to eight weeks from age three through entering 12th grade. The camps are accredited by the American Camp Association and licensed through the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. Lunches and snacks are included. Transportation Service, Extended Care, Swim Lessons, and a Monthly Payment Plan are available as options.
Registration is open.
Save up to $100 on full and half sessions by using code DMB19 at checkout. Ends April 1, 2019. Restrictions apply. Register today to take advantages of discounts and avoid wait lists!
Camp Dates: June 17 through August 9, 2019
YMCA Metro Detroit
At Y Summer Day Camp, kids make new friends, accomplish goals and learn new skills, and experience belonging in a way that only the Y can provide. Every new experience comes with a chance to learn and grow. At the Y, we strive to give every child and teen opportunities to test their own limits and explore their potential.
- Boll Family YMCA – Detroit
- Birmingham Family YMCA – Birmingham
- Carls Family YMCA – Milford
- Downriver Family YMCA – Southgate
- Farmington Family YMCA – Farmington
- Lakeshore Family YMCA – St. Clair Shores
- Livonia Family YMCA – Livonia
- Macomb Family YMCA – Mt. Clemens
- North Oakland Family YMCA – Auburn Hills
- Plymouth Family YMCA – Plymouth
- Westland YMCA Day Camp – Westland
- South Oakland Family YMCA – Royal Oak
Y day camp is offered all 12 weeks of summer at various locations throughout Metro Detroit from 7am-6pm Monday-Friday. Every week is packed full of fun and engaging themed activities as well as specific literacy, STEM, and character development focused curriculum. Our highly qualified staff complete a comprehensive background check and intensive training before joining our team as professional role models.
Camp Dates: Monday, June 10 – Friday, August 30
Eton makes learning FUN! Eton Academy in Birmingham has been serving students who learn differently for over 30 years. Eton summer program experiences are planned, taught and led by Eton trained teachers and staff – the experts in how kids learn! Join Eton for a full summer of enrichment, friendship building and new experiences. Camps for students entering grades 1-12 and are taught using the Eton Approach to learning, giving every student a chance to build confidence and shine.
Camp Dates: June 24 – August 9
Grades: 1 – 12
A summer filled with adventure, exploration, and fun. Farmington Hills Unplugged Summer Camps have something for everyone ages 3 to 18 – art, theatre, music, sports, archery, skateboarding, nature, youth center drop-in, and STEM. Or for the classic summer experience, give our Costick Day Camps a try.
Make Farmington Hills your home for summer camp. Farmington Hills Parks and Rec hosts over 3,000 kids each year in our licensed day camps. Kids make friends, explore new places and gain self-confidence. Every day is an adventure!
Working parents? Many camps also offer before and after care for an additional fee.
Find a complete list of camps in our online brochure. For more information, please call (248) 473-1800.
Camps are open to both residents and non-residents. Fees are listed as Resident/Non-Resident (R/NR).
Camp Dates: June 15 – August 28
Berkley Parks and Recreation offers fun summer day camps for kids in grades K through 9th grade! Summer day camps at Berkley Parks and Rec offer swimming at BHS and outdoor local pools, beaches and waterparks, weekly age-appropriate field trips, crafts, sports, movies, ice cream, games, out-to-lunch trips, our own inflatable bouncer, weekly themes and so much more! Berkley Summer Camps 2019 from Berkley Parks and Rec are divided into 4 age groups.
- Berkley Summer Camps 2019 Kids Kamp – Kids Kindergarten – 1st grade
- Berkley Summer Camps 2019 Junior Kamp – Kids 2nd grade – 3rd grade
- Berkley Summer Camps 2019 Senior Kamp – Kids 4th grade – 5th grade
- Berkley Summer Camps 2019 Teen Kamp – Kids 6th grade and Up
Camp hours are from 8:45-5p Monday through Friday. Before-care starting at 7:30a and after-care ending at 6p are available for an additional $15 each per week.
All camps are held at TBD and include a free T-shirt (required for field trips).
Berkley Parks and Recreation summer camps cost $170 per week for residents, $185 per week for non-resident. You can register for ALL 10 weeks of Berkley Summer Day Camp 2019 for $1550 per resident ($1500 if you early bird register before May 28) or $1700 for non-resident ($1650 early bird). There are also 3 and 4 day prices are available.
Camp Dates – June 17 – August 22
Ages: K – 9th grade
Total Sports Farmington
Total Sports Farmington’s All summer multi-sport camp:
Multi-Sport Summer Camp runs every week of the summer except the week of the 4th of July.
Each week is Monday through Friday from 9am-3pm with before and after care available beginning at 7am and ending at 5pm for $5/hour or $50 for unlimited for the week.
Cost is $250 for the first week and then $200 per week for any additional week you register your child for!
Register before June 18th and receive $25 OFF per week you sign up!
From early childhood through the grades, campers will spend their days playing games, singing songs, cooking and baking, exploring the arts, gardening, playing music and experiencing all of the wonderful moments that make camp fun!
Camp is open to all students from the greater Detroit area, from pre-K through 8th grade (Pre-K children must be 3 years old by June 1 and fully potty-trained). Register for specific weeks or for the whole summer!
Camps run for 1-week sessions Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 3:30 PM.
- Week 1 (June 17 – June 21st): Gardening & Cooking
- Week 2 (June 24 – June 28th): Gardening & Cooking
- Week 3 (July 8 – July 12th): 2D/3D Fine and Performance Arts
- Week 4 (July 15 – July 19th): 2D/3D Fine and Performance Arts
- Week 5 (July 22 – July 26th): Games
- Week 6 (July 29 – August 2nd): Games
Does your child love video games, LEGOs, robotics, making movies or just all things tech? Let them learn about what they love! Classroom Antics weeklong day camps spark creativity by allowing kids ages 7-13 to use their imagination and create, make and build new ideas, processes, games and solutions.
Kids are introduced to fun challenges and opportunities to gain new insight into STEAM subjects, instilling confidence within each camper as they learn. And they’re not alone! Classroom Antics camps are designed to inspire collaboration among campers, allowing for new friendships to blossom. Parents and campers alike love the 12-student class sizes for individual attention, the 1:1 student to equipment ratio for maximized learning and the fun, social and safe environment. Choose from LEGO robotics, Minecraft coding, stop-motion animation, video production, computer programming and video game design camps!
Instructors are background-checked teachers from local schools, so they’re equipped with excellent classroom management skills to accelerate learning and motivate interests. Space is limited.
Dates: July 8 to August 2
Register today using code DMB10 by 5/31/19
to receive $10 off each camp!
Camp Copneconic is known as one of the best camping experiences in the Midwest. We offer something for everyone with traditional camp activities combined with adventures such as zip lining, water sports, rock climbing wall, horseback riding and more; however, we are so much more than that. Through our thoughtfully designed camp experiences campers develop skills that will serve them for life. Forming life-long friendships, participating in activities that help kids conquer fears, and building character are all part of the camp experience that builds confidence and fosters independence.
Camp Dates: June 17 through August 23
Grades: Pre-K through 12th
Why Camp Cedar Crest? What makes our summer programs unique? Cedar Crest camps are planned and taught by Cedar Crest teachers and staff. Lead teachers are professional educators sharing camp and field instruction; they are passionate about teaching! Our goal for your child is to experience high-quality academic-focused camps, with plenty of outdoor play, fun, and sports on our sun-drenched campus playgrounds, soccer field, lake, and woods.
Camp Days: Campers will enjoy a different morning camp each week, 9 – 12 p.m. Full day campers eat lunch at noon. Outdoor Adventure Camp, 1 – 4 p.m. is offered every afternoon or campers may participate in Academic Prep offered on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
Camp Dates: Monday, June 17 – Friday, August 23
Kids on Campus at Schoolcraft College offers fun and educational day camps for pre-schoolers (ages 3 – 5) through high school seniors. Campers can choose from activities including science, math, career exploration, computers, art, writing and more. Camps run all day for one week, allowing campers to get involved in several different camps. KOC also offers half-day Academic Skill classes that run for two weeks and allow students to practice or refresh classroom skills in math, English, study skills and more.
Camp Dates: Monday, July 5 – Friday, August 9, 2019
In 2017, JCC Day Camps and Tamarack Camps announced a historic partnership. Beginning in the summer of 2018, JCC Day Camps became officially JCC Day Camps Powered by Tamarack. The mixing of the JCC’s talented staff and expansive campus with Tamarack Camp’s storied “magic” has created a camp experience without parallel.
Located on more than 250 beautiful wooded acres in West Bloomfield, JCC Day Camps offers spectacular summer programs for children and teens ages kindergarten to 17.
They offer a variety of summer (and year-round!) programs for kids and young adults, including:
- Pre & Post Camps
- Camp Kehilla (K-5), our summer day camp
- Specialty Camps (3-6), one-week deep dives into a single theme
- Teen Camps (6-9), for either summer play or work
- Extended Care, for working parents
- Special Needs, an inclusive summer program
Camp Dates: June 18 to August 24
Troy Recreation Department offers more than 45 camps for ages 3–18! We have camps for all interests: art, science, sports, theater, zombies, and more! Try our always popular Safety Town, where Kindergarteners and 1st graders learn how to stay safe and stay smart. Rainbow Preschool offers weekly camps for ages 3–5. Most camps are offered Monday through Friday, with the option of before or after care for our day camps. Registration is available for Troy residents and non-residents.
$205 RESIDENTS, $215 NON-RESIDENTS
Receive a 10% discount if you register before May 24th.
Total Sports Complex (TSC) in Wixom is now offering week-long summer camps all summer long! TSC provides a fun, safe and stimulating sports arena with counselors who are well trained in child care and entertainment.
TSC Wixom Summer Fun Camps give children the opportunity to play fun physical activities such as soccer, baseball, flag football, etc. as well as educational games, arts and crafts, even science experiments! Camp will be packed with outdoor activities, indoor games, and Friday fun-day with a pizza party and water sports included – so be sure to bring a bathing suit. No need to worry about the weather, TSC Wixom has multiple indoor and outdoor turf fields so games will go on, rain or shine. Children will participate in groups organized by age and lead by counselors trained in coaching large groups, mediating conflict should it arise, and communication.
A daily itinerary will be posted on the Total Sports website the Monday prior to the beginning of each camp week. Purchase of lunch and snacks each day is available for an additional cost, or please pack a lunch and snack for your child.
Call (248) 669-9817 for more information, or register online through the DASH portal at www.totalsportscomplex.com
TSC Wixom Summer Day Camps Ages – 5 years old – 12 years old
TSC Wixom Summer Day Camps Cost – Camp costs are as low as $60 per day! Individual day options available or choose the entire week. TSC offers a $50 discount for siblings when each are registered for an entire week. Also, receive a $75 discount when signed up for multiple full weeks.
Additional summer camps in + around Detroit you may want to check out…
Mosaic Youth Theatre Camps