Summer Camps

University of Michigan Camps

Camp Go Blue
Let your child make the most of summer at the camp that's got it all – Camp Go Blue! In the mornings, kids experience theme-based activities at the North Campus home base or explore Ann Arbor through hands-on field trips, and in the afternoon, they enjoy a picnic lunch and a swim. This active camp offers ample time for play, sports, relaxing, reading, arts and crafts and good old summer fun!

Camp Michigania
Camp Michigania-Walloon offers 11 weeks of classic American summers for up to 100 Alumni Association member families each week. It’s a long-standing tradition for many Michigan families and time at the camp in the summer is always in high demand. The tradition may keep you coming back, but it’s the broad range of recreational and educational activities that brings you in.

Electrify Tech Camp
Electrify Tech Camp consists of three non-residential summer camps for high school students that is sponsored and run by Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Michigan (U-M). Camp participants will be introduced to college-level topics at an introductory level suitable for high school students.

KIDSPORT Summer Camp
KidSport Summer Camps at Scarlett Middle School offer children ages 4-13 the opportunity to learn and play a variety of team sports, individual sports, team building games, fitness and other physical education activities, along with swimming lessons, in a non-competitive and fun sports environment.

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UM Sports Camps (baseball, soccer, wrestling, etc. 20+ programs)
Different sport programs with different age ranges, spring/summer camp.

WISE programs

  • GIDAS- Computational Biology Camp
    June 18-22, 2018 as well as July 16-20, 2018
    • This camp is for academically motivated current high school and 8th grade students (young women and men) interested in computer, math, science, and medicine. 

  • GIDAS- Camp for R Programming
    July 23-27, 2018
    • This camp provides statistical methods in the context of disease research. It is for current high school and exceptional 8th grade students who want to learn computer programming in relation to future biomedical applications.

  • GIDAS- Biotechnology Camp for High School Students
    July 25-29, 2018
    This camp focuses on nucleotide hybridization and combines UNIX usage, wet-lab experiments, and thermodynamics to teach current nucleotide biotechnology.

  • Girls in Science and Engineering (GISE) Camp
    June 18-22, 2018
    A summer day camp for students finishing grades 7 and 8.

  • Girls Code Camp
    Two sessions, July 9-13, 2018
    The Girls Code Camp introduces students to programming and programming concepts in a fun and supportive environment. This is a commuter program for students finishing grades 8-12.

Ann Arbor Area Camps

The following camps are listed because they are in the Ann Arbor area and may be of interest to those in our community. Inclusion of a camp in the list below should not be taken as University support for or involvement with that camp.

  • Ann Arbor Public Schools Rec & Ed Camp 2018 Brochure

  • Ann Arbor Art Center – Art camp for kids
    The Ann Arbor Art Center offers Art Camps during winter, spring, and summer breaks. These art camps are designed to cultivate cognitive development through hands-on art projects that leverage collaboration, experimentation, critical thinking, and problem solving.

  • The Ann Arbor Young Actors Guild Summer Theatre Academy
    These art camps are designed to cultivate cognitive development through hands-on art projects that leverage collaboration, experimentation, critical thinking, and problem solving.

  • Blue Lake
    Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, a summer school of the arts located on a 1,600 acre campus in Michigan’s Manistee National Forest, offers fine arts education for all ages. Each summer, the principal camp program serves more than 5,400 gifted elementary, junior high, and high school students with diverse programs in music, art, dance, and drama while offering more than 175 performances during its Summer Arts Festival.

  • Camp Copneconic
    Since 1915, YMCA Camp Copneconic has served thousands of families as a place for fun, excitement and learning. Add 700 acres of beautiful, serene property, a medley of historical and modern facilities, and a long-standing reputation of caring staff, Camp Copneconic is truly the Genuine Article in the camping industry.

  • Camp Liberty
    To help kids stay active and make the most of their off-school time, Liberty Athletic Club, located in Ann Arbor, offers camps during the winter, spring, summer and holiday breaks.

  • Canton Summer Camps
    Summer is what we do best. Whether it be park picnics, morning yoga, arts 'n crafts or pool time, Canton Leisure Services' preschool, sports, enrichment, and therapeutic recreation day camps are no exception.

  • Emmerson Camp

  • EMU Fun Camp
    The Rec/IM Department at EMU is offering an exciting opportunity for your child/children to participate in a multi-dimensional day camp designed to promote friendship and fun!

  • Humane Society of Huron Valley Camp PAWS
    Join us for animal-themed fun that will surely leave your tail wagging! Through animal interactions, educational lessons, crafts, games, field trips and visits from local rescue groups, campers will learn how to care for and respect our animal friends.

  • Interlochen
    Interlochen was founded in 1928 and is located in beautiful northwest lower Michigan. Each year, thousands of artists and arts patrons come to Interlochen to experience world-class educational and cultural opportunities. Students study music, theatre, visual arts, film, creative writing and dance, guided by an outstanding faculty and guest artists, and inspired by the scenic beauty of our campus.

  • Leslie Science Center
    LSNC’s dynamic summer camp includes sessions for campers age four-years-old through fifth grade. Campers who have completed second and third grade enjoy an off-site field trip and nearly every fourth and fifth grade camp has a field trip and an on-site overnight.

  • Neutral Zone
    The Neutral Zone is a diverse, youth-driven teen center dedicated to promoting personal growth through artistic expression, community leadership and the exchange of ideas.

  • Parks and Recreation Program List

  • Rec and Ed Camp
    Rec and Ed is offering more than 200 camps this summer and is committed to providing summer camp experience for everyone!d

  • Rocks and Robots
    We combine challenging outdoor activities, the "Rocks" with fun and engaging technology, the "Robots". Our expert staff and small class sizes make sure that each child is challenged at their individual level, to stretch but still succeed.

  • Rolling Hills County Park Summer Day Camp
    This annual program began in 2010 and is held each summer for several weeks at Rolling Hills Park, stationed at the The Lodge. The park is our playground throughout each week of Camp and our Campers will participate in a variety of outdoor experiences.

  • Sur La Table
    Kids and Teens 5-day Summer Cooking series

  • Varsity day camp (Pinkney)
    Varsity Day Camp has been privately owned and operated since 1950. The camp is located about 18 miles from Ann Arbor in Hamburg Township, Livingston County. Camp Activities are conducted on a 40-acre site located 1/2 mile south of M-36 on Cordey Lake Road on the west shore of Cordey Lake.

  • Washtenaw Rowing Center
    Rowing’s enormous potential to have a positive impact on young athletes has made it one of the fastest growing high school sports in the country. At WRC, one of our primary goals is to extend the opportunities for involvement and development in this incredible sport.

  • Wide World
    WideWorld Sports Center is proud to offer indoor soccer and flag football leagues, instructional programs, and camps for children of all ages.

  • YMCA Camp Al-Gon-Auian
    At Al-Gon-Quian, our campers choose their own activities areas, bond with their cabin group and counselors, partake in camp traditions and make friendships that can be life-long.

  • YMCA Day Camps
    There’s no experience like YMCA Day Camps. At the Y, we inspire kids to work together and play together, creating friendships that can last a lifetime! Rooted in caring, honesty, respect and responsibility, our holistic approach works wonders, preparing kids for life, one fantastic summer at a time.

  • Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) at the YMCA
    Volunteering gives kids the opportunity to do something better for their community! Our hope is to empower youth to change things and to make a difference. In addition to being a positive influence in the world.

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