February 19, 2014

Ann Arbor Summer Day Camp Information

Summer camp creates memories - swimming, crafts, sports,
or horseback riding  - of a lifetime!
Many parents are already searching for summer day camp options for their children, I know, I am one of those parents  It's exciting and scary. My son even wants to try an overnight camp this summer - I just don't know if I am ready for that.

So for working parents throughout the area, here is my annual camp list that includes Ann Arbor summer camp and day-camp options that are convenient and at a variety of prices.

I will be updating this list as information becomes available, so if you have other Ann Arbor area summer day camp information or feedback that you would like included, please contact Tammy at tmayrend (at) gmail.com or add a comment to the post.


ANN ARBOR

All Hands Active Summer Camp
Various Weeks
Ages: 10-15
Cost: $200+
Times: 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Specialized Camps: Maker Bootcamp, Gamer Summer Camp and Arduino Bootcamp.

Ann Arbor Art Center Creativity Camp

June 23-August 29, 2014
Ages: 5-12
Cost: $320/wk. members, $360/wk. non-members
Times: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Pre and post camp care is also available starting at $30/wk.
Specialized summer camp - focus on arts including sculpture, mixed media, drawing, clay and more. Choose from multi-media camp  or clay camp.

Ann Arbor Community Rec & Ed Summer Camps
*Virtual Summer Camp Open House February 17*

Ages: Variety
2013 Cost: Varries based on program chosen. Pre-school camp programs are also available.
Times: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Before and aftercare available to campers.
General summer camp activities. Enroll for 4 weeks and receive a 10% discount. An Early Bird discount is also available for campers registering before May 19. Check out the NEW Ann Arbor Red & Ed virtual summer camps fair listing or their summer camp catalog.

Day camp may mean exploring the great outdoors, playing
in the sandbox and making new friends!
Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation Summer Camps
Ages: School aged children - Programs may be age specific
Cost: Start at $225+/wk
Times: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - AM and PM extended care available for campers.
Specialized and general camping activities: Programs are available to canoe/kayak, swim, and playing golf. *For some of their camps, register by March 15 to receive a $20/week discount.

Ann Arbor YMCA Summer Day Camps
June 16-August 29, 2014
Ages: 5-16
Cost: Some camp prices vary $110+/wk for half-day - $210+/wk full-day
Times: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Pre/post care camp options available.
General summer camp activities. See the brochure to read the full description of YMCA Ann Arbor summer daycamp programs.

Bricks4Kids Ann Arbor
June 16-20, June 30-July 2, July 14-18, July 28-Aug 1, August 4-8, 11-15, 18-22 & 25-29
Various locations
Ages: Programs for preschoolers 3-5 and youth 5-12
Cost: $150+/half day
Times: 9:00 a.m. - noon or 1:00-4:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. - noon for preschool aged children.
Lego building block camps. For more information be sure to visit the Ann Arbor Bricks4Kids Camps page.

Camp CDC at Ann Arbor Learning Community
Ages: Grades 1-5
Cost: $156.50/wk morning only - $252.50/wk. Daily rates are also available.
Time: 7:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m.
General summer damp programming - swimming every day! Weekly themes and field trips. There is a non-refundable registration fee of $50 per child.

Camp PAWS at the HSHV
*2014 Camp information not yet released*
Grades: 1-5 (Ages 7-11)
Cost: $265
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Info: Activities that will help prepare kids to become responsible and compassionate future pet owners. Weekly field trips. There is a Camp PAWS Junior (ages 5 and 6) June 17 - 21.

Creature Conservancy Summer Camp
Kinder Camp: June 23-July 25
Fur, Feathers & Fun: June 9-13, July 7-11, August 4-8, 18-22
Junior Zoo Camp: June 16-29, July 14-18, July 28-Aug 1, Aug 11-15
Various weeks
Ages: Kinder Camp, Grades 1-3, Grades 4-7
Cost: $160/$260/$285
Time: Kinder Camp = 9:00-noon or 1:00-3:00 p.m., Other Camps = 9:00-4:00 p.m.
Info: Day Camp focusing on animals. Space is limited to 16 registrants so register for camp early!

Emerson School Summer Program
June 24-August 16
Grades: K-8
Cost: $115+/wk.
Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon and 1:00-4:00 p.m. Extended day childcare before and after camp is also available.
General summer camp activities - baking, chess, Lego's, soccer and more. The Emerson School Summer Camp program also has a full camp brochure with more information.

Fuller Park Summer Day Camp
June 16-August 29, 2014
Ages: K-5
Cost: $170-210/wk
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. After camp care available.
General summer camp activities - Swimming. *Register by March 15 for a $20/week camp discount.

Great Lakes Zoological Society Summer Day Camp
3-day/week camps - 6/16, 6/30,7/14, 7/28, 8/11
5-day/week camps - 6/23, 7/7, 7/21, 8/4, 8/18
Ages: Campers who have finished 1-3rd & 4-7th
Cost: $145/3-day, $240/5-day
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Specialized camp where campers learn about indigenous and exotic reptiles and amphibians, conservation, handling reptiles, taking proper care of reptiles, rescue, and many other activities including reptile related crafts.

Gym America
Cost: $180-290/wk.
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sports camp: gymnastics and swimming with other great activities. Call for more details.


*2014 Coming Soon*
Grades: Pre-K-Grade 8
Cost: $45+/day
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Science, music, Greek mythology and more.

JCC Camp Raanana Summer Day Camp
Ages: K-8
Cost: $180+/week ($36+/day)
Times: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; AM and PM extended care available
General summer camp activities, plus specialties for grades 3-5, adventure program for grades 6-8 and counselor in training programs for teens. A 3-day option (M,W,F) is available for campers entering kindergarten.

June 25-August 9
Ages: 7-17
Cost: $849+/wk
Specialized summer computer camp held at University of Michigan.

Leslie Science Center Summer Camp Programs
June 16-August 28
Ages: 2-12
Cost: $115+/wk half-day - $250+/wk full day camp
Times: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m
General summer camp activities with focus on nature and the outdoors.

June 24-August 23
Ages: 5+ including pre-teen camps
Cost: $200+/half day, $320+/full day
Times: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pre and Post camp extended care also available. General camp activities with swimming, tennis, lacrosse, kung fu and lightsaber camp.

Mathnasium Summer Programs
K-1 Camp: August 11-15
Grade 3-6: August 18-22

Cost: $159/wk
Times: 9:30-noon
Specialized summer camp - Math focus. Programs available for elementary school, middle school and high school students.

Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center Day Camp
Ages: 6-11
Cost: $150/wk.
Times: 9:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. Pre- and post-care is available
General day camp activities.

Michigan Math and Science Scholars Program
June 22-July 4 & July 6-18
Ages: Grades 9-12
Cost: $1,000+
Times: 9:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m.
Math and science programs with titles such as Fibonacci Numbers, Roller Coaster Physics, and Human Anatomy and Physiology.

Michigan Theatre Young Filmmakers Camp
*Nothing listed for 2014*

Oz's Music Summer Camps
*2014 dates for summer camp have yet to be confirmed.*
Ages: 3 - 16
Cost: $225/wk half-day, $350/wk full day
Times: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Specialized summer camp - music.

Peachy Fitness Art & Yoga Camp
June 23-27 & July 21-25
Ages: 3-6 (9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) and
7-12 (1:30-4:30 p.m.)
Cost: $195
Specialized art & yoga camp located at St. Paul Lutheran School. Call 734-681-0477734-681-0477 or email info@peachyfitness.com for more information.
June 23-27, July 14-18, 21-25, August 11-15
Ages: 8-18
Cost: $295+/wk
Times: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Specialized summer camp - Theatrical swordplay, stunts and stage combat. Minimal pre and post care is available.

Rocks And Robots Summer Camp
Various weeks
Ages: Programs for ages 6-15
Cost: $239+/wk for half-day - $479+/wk full-day
Times: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Before and after care also available.
Specialized summer camp - Robots, rock climbing, computers.

Rolling Hills Summer Day Camp
June 16-August22
Ages: 6-11
Cost: $135/wk. pre and post camp care available.
Times: 9:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Specialize summer day camp - swimming.

School of Rock
July 7-11 - Rock 101 Pop Camp
July 14-17 - Build Your Own Guitar Camp
July 23-25 - Blues Improvisation Camp
July 29-Aug 1 - Songwriting Camp
Ages: 8+
Cost:$240+
Times: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Specialized music camp. Lunch is provided. After care is available for $10/hour.


My children love their summer day camp experience!
Scio Church Stables Summer Camp
*2014 information has yet to be released.
Ages: 5-12
Cost: $200/wk half-day - $400/wk full-day
Times: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Before and after care available.
Specialized summer camp - animal care, horseback riding, crafts and swimming. Counselor in training program available for teens 13-17.

Summers-Knoll Summer Programs
June 17-August 30
Ages: 4-12
Cost: $270+/wk.
Times: 9:15 a.m.-3:34 p.m. Before and after care available.
General summer day camp activities - adventure or hands-on educational fun.


Wild Swan Theater Summer Camps
*2013 dates for summer camp have yet to be confirmed. Please check availability with the vendor.
Ages: K-5
Cost: $80/wk half day - $150/wk full-day
Times: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Specialized summer camp - Theater.

WideWorld Sports Center Kids K.A.M.P.
June 16-August 29

Ages: 4-13
Cost: $125-$195/wk. Daily rates also available.
Times: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Before and after care available.
Specialized summer camp - sports and soccer specific camp programs.


SUMMER CAMPS NEAR ANN ARBOR

CANTON

Real Life Day Camp & Farm
Ages: All ages
Cost: $215/wk
Times: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
General summer camp with a focus on farm life, animal care and horseback riding skills.

High Velocity Sports Camps
*2014 Camp Dates Yet to Be Released.
Ages: 5-17
Cost: $100/wk half-day - $200/wk full-day
Times: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. before and after care available.
Specialized summer camp - sports.

SkyZone Camp
http://www.skyzone.com/Canton

CHELSEA

Bricks4Kids Chelsea
June 16-20 & 23-27, July 7-11
Arctic Coliseum, Chelsea

Ages: youth 5-12
Cost: $150/half day

Times: 9:00 a.m. - noon or 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Lego building block camps. For more information be sure to visit the Chelsea Bricks4Kids Camps page.

DEXTER

Bricks4Kids Dexter
July 21-25 & 28-Aug 1, August 4-8
St. James Episcopal Church

Ages: youth 5-12
Cost: $150-175/half day

Times: 9:00 a.m. - noon or 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Lego building block camps. For more information be sure to visit the Dexter Bricks4Kids Camps page.


PINCKNEY

Varsity Day Camp
Ages: 6-13
Cost: $200/wk (daily rates available)
Times: 8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
General day camp activities.

PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP

Montibeller Park Day Camp!
*2014 Camp Dates Yet to Be Released.
 Ages: 5-12
Cost: $75+/wk
Times: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
General day camp activities.

SALINE

Saline Parks & Recreation Summer Kids Camp
Beginning the week of June 9, 2014
Ages: 5-14
Cost: $150+/wk (daily rates also available)
Time: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
General day camp activities.

SOUTH LYON

Great Escapes Stables Summer Day Camp
June 16-August 1, 2014
Ages: 6-13
Cost: $350+/session
Times: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Specialized summer camp - English horseback riding camp. Aftercare available.

YPSILANTI

Ann Arbor YMCA Summer Day Camps (In Ypsilanti)
Starting June 23

Ages: 5-16
Cost: $100+/wk
Times: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
General day camp activities. YMCA Day Camp is a full day camp. Camps are held at Recreation and Prospect parks in Ypsilanti.

Bricks4Kids
June 23-27, June 30-July 2, 7-11, August 25-29
EMU & Rolling Hills

Ages: youth 5-12
Cost: $150+/half day
Times: 9:00 a.m. - noon or 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Lego building block camps. For more information be sure to visit the Bricks4Kids Camps page.

Center Stage Productions Summer Camp
High School Camp - Grease, July 7-25
Middle School Camp - High School Musical, July 28-August 8
Elementary Camp - 101 Dalmatians, Aug 11-15

Cost: $350-$550
Times: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Specialized day camp - Musical theatre camp.

Inkstains Summer Writing Camp at Eastern Michigan University
July 7-11 (middle school) and July 14-18 (high school)
Cost: $225+
Times: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Specialized day camp - summer writing camp for middle and high school writers with a focus on creative writing poetry and prose; staffed by certified, experienced English teachers.

Ypsilanti Township Parks & Recreation Day Camps
*2014 dates for summer camp have yet to be confirmed. Please check availability with the vendor.
Ages: Pre-kindergarten-7th grade
Cost: $85+/wk half-day - $125+/wk full-day
Times: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
General day camp activities.

14 comments:

  1. Here is a musical opportunity for all ages this summer:
    PhoenixPhest! Grande
    http://phoenixensemble.com/phoenixphest-grande-overview/
    August 8-12
    Ages: pre-K through adult
    Cost: $400-$500
    Chamber music festival and Suzuki music day camp on the campus of Eastern Michigan University for all ages
    and levels of students.

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  2. In case it's useful, the Arborparents e-mail list has a database of reviews of summer camps by parents who have sent their kids there. (It's free.)

    Arborparents is here:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arborparents/

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  3. Useful Valerie?! Of course having Ann Arbor summer camp reviews is useful. You rock, THANKS!

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  4. I absolutely LOVE this list.... As a working parent, I knew about many but this list shows more than I knew about!! Great job and THANKS for helping us all out!

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  5. Hi!
    There are also some great summer camps at the Humane Society of Huron Valley! You can check them out at hshv.org, then click on "education" and then "youth programs." Might be a great one to list!

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  6. Saline's 212 Art Center has a lot of camp/class options for people who are looking for something centering on are.

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    1. Thanks for posting. Saline's 212 Art Center does offer many great kids art classes, however I am not seeing them listing a summer camp option.

      This post was created to highlight full and half-day camp options that are not located at child-care centers.

      Summer enrichment programming is also an amazing thing though!

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  7. One camp to avoid: the Theater and Arts Camp through the UM Childcare Center. It is taught by a very bias teacher Marissa (not from UM). She first judges your kids ability on the first day of the camp. If your kid is lucky to be her "favorite" kid, he/she can get 100+ lines in the script and solo songs. However, if unfortunately your kid is judged as "not ready", he/she will get only one or two lines and maybe some laughs. And this teacher only teaches the kids the lines that they are assigned in the show. If your child is the unlucky one, he/she might not even have opportunity to learn, to try, or to practice, but just sit on the back stage and watch. This teacher totally ruins the reputation of the UM Childcare Center. Definitely should avoid if they don't change the teacher.

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    1. I rarely endorse childcare center "camps" as that is a whole other option. Thanks for the feedback though, that might be a good option for some but certainly not for a true theatre experience.

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