2022 Detroit Mom-Approved Summer Camp Guide

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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. Detroit Mom’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 2022 Guide to Detroit Summer Camps!

Cranbrook Schools Summer Camps

Each summer, Cranbrook Schools Summer Camps host over 1,800 campers hailing from 20 states and nine countries to experience summer camp on Cranbrook’s historic 319-acre campus. Learn about our traditional, multi-activity day camps as well as our specialty camps in art, robotics, sports, STEM, theatre, and writing. Afford your child a Cranbrook experience this summer!

39221 Woodward Ave,

Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

248-645-3664

SpringHill

SpringHill creates life-impacting camp experiences that enable young people to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ through His message of grace, hope, and love. Everything we do focuses on teaching these messages to kids through faith and fun! 

Join us for an incredible summer camp experience, either at a SpringHill property (Seymour, Indiana or Evart, Michigan), or at SpringHill Day Camps across the Midwest. We look forward to seeing you this summer!

7717 95th Ave

Evart, MI 49631

231-734-2616

Friendship Circle Summer Camp

Friendship Circle, a nonprofit that supports individuals with special needs, is offering eight weeks of summer camp, including two weeks of overnight camp. The nonprofit’s staff will ensure safety of all campers and provide one adult for every four campers in addition to many teen volunteers who provide friendship and support to campers. All staff members are handpicked for their experience and dedicated to working with individuals with special needs. Counselors are specially trained on each camper to ensure participants have the safest and most exciting summer possible.

Day Camp at Friendship Circle (June 21–July 9) Campers will receive a memorable and active summer experience while developing friendships with teen volunteers and their peers. Where: Friendship Circle – 6892 West Maple Road, West Bloomfield, MI. Activities: Arts and crafts, sports, music, dancing, magic shows, and more. Options: 3 weeks (June 21-25, June 28-July 1 and/or July 5-9); ages 5+

Rubin Family Day Camp at North Star Reach (July 12-30) A campground oasis that will give your camper a unique experience. Together, campers will build friendships, learn critical social skills, and engage in summer fun. Where: (Daily travel from Friendship Circle – 6892 West Maple Road, West Bloomfield, MI) to North Star Reach – 200 University Camp Dr, Pinckney, MI. Activities: Boating, swimming, arts and crafts, nature, field games, and more. Options: 1-3 weeks (July 12-16, July 19-23 and/or July 26-30); ages 5+

Rubin Family Overnight Camp at North Star Reach (August 2-13) Located at a beautiful environment, campers will experience the great outdoors while receiving a safe and unforgettable overnight camp experience. Where: North Star Reach – 200 University Camp Dr, Pinckney, MI. Activities: Swimming, canoeing, campfires, crafts, nature, and more. Options: 1-2 weeks (August 2-6 and/or August 9-13); ages 6+

6892 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
248-788-7878 x 209

Camp Carvela

At Camp Carvela we empower young people through experiential learning. Our programming is camper-led and designed to foster an imaginative environment for kids to play and explore. Our unique programming model emphasizes inclusion, creativity, exploration, and community building.

33 Bass Lake Road
Traverse City, MI
231-299-0005

JCC Day Camps of Metro Detroit

Located on 250 wooded acres, on the campus of the Metro Detroit JCC, JCC Day Camps provides summer day camps for kids and teens (5-17) and special needs programming (5-28). Free chaperoned transportation is included from 40 different Metro Detroit locations. With trained and dedicated staff, JCC Day Camps provides the community with a fun, educational, and inclusive camp experience that offers safe opportunities for personal growth through the lens of Jewish values. The camp experience is created through an enriching natural environment for campers and staff to foster and discover personal, social, and physical growth whilst instilling and promoting Jewish values.

6600 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
248-432-5439

Farmington Hills Unplugged Summer Camps

A summer filled with friends, adventure, and fun. Farmington Hills Unplugged Summer Camps have something for everyone ages 3 to 17–art, theatre, music, sports, archery, skateboarding, nature, lifeguarding, safety town, field trips, and STEM. Or for the classic summer experience, give our General Day Camps a try. Farmington Hills Special Services hosts over 3,000 kids each year in our licensed day camps. Kids make friends, explore new places, and gain self-confidence. Every day really is an adventure! Make Farmington Hills your home for summer camp. Working parents? Many camps also offer before and after care as an add-on. Find a complete list of camps in our online brochure. For more information, please call (248) 699-6700. Camps are open to both residents and non-residents. Camp Dates: June 20-24 | June 27-July 1 | July 5-8 | July 11-15 | July 18-22 | July 25-29 | August 1-5 | August 8-12 | August 15-19 | August 22-26 Ages: 3-17

29995 West 12 Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
248-699-6702

Berkley Parks & Recreation Summer Day Camp 2022

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 outdoor local pools, beaches and waterparks, weekly age-appropriate field trips, crafts, sports, movies, ice cream, games, Berkley’s own inflatable bouncer, weekly themes, and so much more! Berkley Parks and Recreation summer day camps run from June 20 through August 18.

Berkley Parks and Rec Summer Camps are divided into 4 age groups.

  • Berkley Summer Camps 2022 Kids Kamp – Kids Kindergarten – 1st grade
  • Berkley Summer Camps 2022 Junior Kamp – Kids 2nd grade – 3rd grade
  • Berkley Summer Camps 2022 Senior Kamp – Kids 4th grade – 5th grade
  • Berkley Summer Camps 2022 Teen Kamp – Kids 6th grade and Up

Camp hours are from 8:45-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Before-care starting at 7:30 a.m. and after-care ending at 6:00 p.m. are available for an additional cost of $25 per week for mornings and $20 per week for evenings. Nine weeks of camp are held at Anderson Middle School and includes a camp T-shirt (required for field trips). Berkley Parks and Recreation summer camps cost $180 per week for residents, $200 per week for non-resident. You can register for ALL nine weeks of Berkley Summer Day Camp 2022 for $1475 per resident ($1375 if you early bird register before June 1) or $1650 for non-resident ($1550 early bird).

2400 Robina

Berkley, MI 48072

248-658-3470

Classroom Antics - STEAM Summer Camps

LEARN WHAT YOU LOVE! If your child likes LEGO, Minecraft, or YouTube, they are going to love becoming a creator in a Classroom Antics summer camp!

Classroom Antics is an educational enrichment provider offering fun, educational STEAM-focused programs for kids 7-13 years old. Weeklong summer camps are offered in a variety of STEAM activities, including video game design, robotics, animation, video production, and coding.

Attend half-day or full-day in a camp location close to home – Auburn Hills, Clarkston, Northville, Royal Oak, Troy, Walled Lake, and West Bloomfield.

– Professional educators – teachers with classroom experience

– Small class sizes – 12 students max per class

– Dedicated materials & equipment – 1:1 student to equipment ratio

– Close to home – most programs within a 15-minute drive

– Fun, safe, social, and respectful environment

Troy Recreation Department

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, with a 10% discount if you register for all seven camps! 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.

3179 Livernois Rd
Troy, Michigan 48083

248-524-3484

iD Tech Camps for Kids & Teens

Register today for Summer 2022! We can’t wait for your child to walk the halls of their dream campus, bond with new friends and mentors, and experience the magic that’s made us the world’s #1 tech camp for over two decades. Held at University of Michigan. Weeklong and two-week sessions for ages 7-18 in coding, game dev, robotics, creative arts, and more. Virtual Tech Camps and online courses also available.

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We want to show our readers all the great camps available right here in the Detroit area. Partnering with us allows your business greater visibility with a large targeted market of local families. Join us and help enrich the lives of Detroit Moms!

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