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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.

University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
Camp Explorations is a hands-on, interactive, science-focused summer camp program for ages 4-12.  Each session includes daily experiments, hands-on activities, related games, journaling and plenty of fun! There are nine different sessions covering topics such as Archaeology, Paleontology, Astronomy, Forensic Science, Zoology and much more!


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.

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.
  • Bake! Zingerman’s Bakehouse
    Kids and teens learn to bake this summer with BAKE! At Zingerman’s Bakehouse Camps. Baking Basics Camp (ages 10-12), includes following a recipe, using a scale, mixer and piping bag, and rolling, kneading, and shaping doughs. Advanced Baking camp (ages 12-14) is available for more experienced bakers. Aspiring chefs will love the Dinner Series Camp (ages 13-15), where they will whip up fresh spaghetti with marinara sauce, turkey chili with cheesy cornbread, and more! And new this year, a two-day cake decorating camp (ages 14-17).
  • 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.
  • Blue Turtle
    Come explore at blue turtle! In a playful environment designed to nurture the qualities of cooperation, inclusion and friendship, this hands-on camp fosters the development of nature awareness and outdoor wilderness skills. Each day also includes drumming, craft projects, culinary adventure and team-building games.
  • 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.
  • Dancer’s Edge
    Welcome to Dancer’s Edge! We believe in finding the hidden talent and potential in every student! Helping dancers achieve all of their personal and professional goals are essential to establishing a foundation for future success. Dance teaches us dedication, hard work, leadership, perseverance, teamwork and much more.
  • Daycroft School
    Come spend your summer with us! Daycroft Discovery Days provides a variety of opportunities for your child to run, jump, laugh, and sing with friends – and even learn a little along the way!
    Your child may join us for the whole summer or just a few weeks.
  • 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!
  • Go Like the Wind Montessori School
    Go Like the Wind Montessori School camps for kids ages 3-12 will give your camper entertaining enrichment explorations! The summer camp runs June 10- August 26 and doesn’t require a weekly minimum. Come explore the variety of weekly themes including World Sports. Ocean Art, Music and The Nutty Scientist.
  • Gym America
    Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind summer camp at Gym America! Summer camps and classes at Gym America offer the perfect blend of summer fun and essential gymnastic training. Participants will work with top-notch certified staff to improve fitness and develop new skills. Flexible scheduling is available, with all-day of half-day camp options.
  • Honey Creek Summer Camp
    Adventures abound for school-age children at theme-based Honey Creek Summer Camp. Spend your summer having outdoor adventures, saving the universe, defeating dark wizards, creating artistic masterpieces, searching for buried treasure, completing mythological quests, conducting crazy and cool science experiments, playing sports AND carnival, and making new friends! With forty acres, daily swimming in an indoor pool, and weekly field trips, adventures abound for school-age children at the theme-based Honey Creek Summer Camp.
  • 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.
  • Michigan Premier Soccer Academy- Ann Arbor Crush 
    Michigan Premier Soccer Academy- ANN ARBOR CRUSH will help your player learn soccer skills, positive life habits, and sportsmanship, all while having fun! Summer Kicks for ages 7-19 holds skill-building clinics. Future Stars for ages 4-6 has a focus on basic soccer skills, and is led by early childhood educators. Mighty Strikers Camp is designed for ages 6-8 and offers a fun introduction to travel soccer training. Gaga Training for ages 7-19 is a skill-building clinic. Now partnering with DUTCH SOCCER SCHOOL for summer day camps in July.
  • 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.
  • Oak Trails Montessori
    The children will participate in a variety of activities including crafts, science, foreign language, cooking, picnics, yoga, and lots of outdoor play. Music, art, gardening, and stories are a part of everyday along with nature exploration, and this will consume a good deal of time during the summer program. The children will investigate the wildlife that is abundant during the summer months, and the wonderful growth that goes on before their very eyes.
  • 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.
  • Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor
    Each week we offer one themed camp for Early Childhood children (4 – 6 year olds) and two camps for children in the Grades. The first option for the Grades, Forest Camp, is led by our Outdoor Education teacher and is held in our woods (weather permitting).This option is a little less structured, for those children who need more time for free play. The other Grades offerings are our Art Camps. These camps are led by a teacher who specializes in the week’s theme and offer more structured activities.
  • St. Paul school Ann Arbor
    Summer camps are open to students grades K-8, with a wide range of themes sure to meet everyone’s needs. Campers will learn more about cooking, aviation, volleyball, photography, dinosaurs, sewing, woodworking, German, Minecraft, music, and more. STEAM camps are also offered, and include computer coding, Flipside Art, and chess.
  • Summer Camps Carnival Fair, Saturday, May 4
    This is a great place to find out about camps that your child may be interested in. FREE to all. Families can enjoy an afternoon of fun at Scarlett Middle School and enter for a chance to win a free week of camp. RSVP by April 26 to: Camp Carnival RSVP
  • Summer-Knoll School
    Our campers engage through hands-on explorations of the arts, science, athletics, and the outdoors in a safe space that nurtures each individual child’s emotional, social, and intellectual development. Most importantly our camp program is designed to offer a wide range of opportunities to have fun!
  • 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 County Parks & Recreation Commission
    Outdoor group games, fun craft projects, nature hikes, water park visits, weekly hot dog lunches, park naturalist lessons, swimming, educational nature programs, fishing, and more are offered at Summer Day Camps at Washtenaw County Parks. Camps are available for kids starting first grade- age 11 and are offered at three different parks in Washtenaw County: Independence Lake County Park, Meri Loy Murray Recreation Center, and Rolling Hills County Park.
  • 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.