2023 Detroit Mom-Approved Summer Camp Guide

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 2023 Guide to Detroit Summer Camps!

YMCA Camp Ohiyesa

Lifelong memories are made at Camp Ohiyesa, a great escape without a ticket or an “are we there yet.” Camp Ohiyesa is located on the shores of Fish Lake in Holly, Michigan and offers an array of activities, from zip lining to archery to horseback riding. Now in our 106th year, we offer day and overnight camp for children ages 4-16. Our caring, responsible Y staff help campers safely step out of their comfort zones to learn new skills and build confidence. Day Camp bussing available from Birmingham, Novi, Milford, and White Lake.

7300 Hickory Ridge Road

Holly, MI 48442


Camp Carvela

Camp Carvela is an all-gender overnight summer camp for ages 7-15 located in Traverse City, MI. Its unique camper-led approach to programming gives kids the opportunity to design and lead camp activities, which makes it welcoming to campers of all interests. Carvela campers also enjoy an “unplugged” camp experience and plenty of free time each day, providing an environment that fosters exploration, connection, and community.

Camp Carvela is part of Project Foxwood, an outdoor education collaborative that includes Camp Lookout and Crystalaire Adventures.

33 Bass Lake Road
Traverse City, MI

Farmington Hills Unplugged Summer Camps

Welcome to your summer of fun!

Whether it’s exploring nature, creating art, enjoying sports, or any of the other activities we offer, kids make friends, discover new places, and gain self-confidence. Every day truly is an adventure! We offer Nature, Sports, Visual Arts, Dance, Music, Theatre, General Day Camps, Safety Town, TourXplore!, and Nature Camps. Camps are offered for all ages, 3-17. So, with over 50 different camps to choose from, we have something for everyone. Need extended care? Many camps also offer before and after care if you need a supportive place for your children. Sign them up today! Early bird sign-up saves you $20 on each camp.

29995 West 12 Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

iD Tech

Getting hands-on with the latest tech. Finding like-minded friends and expert mentors. Exploring a university campus and igniting a love for future learning. There’s so much to look forward to at iD Tech! Guarantee an unforgettable experience for your child. Coding, game dev, robotics, and more.

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 Avenue
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

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.

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

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


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


Berkley Parks & Recreation Summer Day Camp

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!

2400 Robina

Berkley, MI 48072


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

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