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Need To Know: Your Guide to Summer Camps in Birmingham and Beyond

A selection of summer camps in or near Birmingham and other communities.

With the choice and variety of summer camps available in southeastern Michigan, boredom won't be an option this summer for your kids. A lot of organizations, from the YMCA to your local parks and recreation department offer dozens of choices for camps, with science, reading, sports, music and more among them. Whether you're looking for an all-around experience or a camp more focused on a particular interest, this list features one in your town and several very close by. Feel free to add your own, as well:

Birmingham

Location: Birmingham
Name: Camp Super Summer 
Type of camp: General variety
Cost: Varies on half-day or full day enrollment
Where: Birmingham Covington School, 1525 Covington Road, Bloomfield Hills
When: Seven weeks from June 27 to Aug. 12
Deadline for registration: Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Details: Grades 1 through 8 are welcome here, with both full day and half day options as well as Latchkey before or after normal camp hours. Specialty camps are offered for more time in certain areas including international food, rocket sciences and model car building.
For more information call: 248-203-3800

Location: Birmingham
Name: Camp Birmingham
Type of camp: General variety
Cost: $175 a week for YMCA members, $205 for nonmembers
Where: Birmingham Family YMCA, 400 E. Lincoln St., Birmingham
When: June 13 to Sept. 2
Deadline for registration: None, but camps are filling up quickly.
Details: The YMCA-led camp includes a weekly field trip, character development, sports, reading and literary activities and more. The program is ideal for 6 to 11 year-olds.
For more information call: 248-644-9036

Location: Birmingham
Name: The Community House
Type of camp: Theater/fitness
Cost: Varies on the type of camp
Where: 380 S. Bates St., Birmingham
When: Varies on the type of camp
Deadline for registration: Registrations are taken up to the day before a camp begins.
Details: The Community House has its share of performance related camps like a summer theater camp and a cabaret workshop, but it also provides fencing, video game animation and robotics. Check the brochure link above.
For more information call: 248-644-5832

Location: Beverly Hills
Name: Beverly Hills Club
Type of camp: General variety
Cost: Varies on day or week enrollment and on member status
Where: 31555 Southfield Road, Beverly Hills
When: June 13-Sept. 2
Deadline for registration: Registration is available all summer
Details: Adventure Camp (5 years and older) and Extreme Camp (9 years and older) are the main camps featured, but there are also specialty camps divided by gender as well as camps focused on just tennis and swimming. 
For more information call: 248-642-850.

For more camps in Birmingham, including the various camps offered by the Birmingham Community Education foundation, check out .

Clawson

Location: Clawson
Name: Clawson Parks and Recreation
Type of camp: General variety
Cost: Varies, depending on how many days and sessions are purchased
Where: Hunter Community Center, 509 Fisher Court, Clawson
When: Eight different weekly sessions from June 20 to Aug. 12
Deadline for registration: Registration is available until camps are full.
Details: Each session includes a field trip to places like the Detroit Science Center and Stony Creek Beach. Every Tuesday the kids swim at the pool at Clawson High School. Call the Parks and Recreation office at 248-589-0334 for a flyer and more information.

Royal Oak

Location: Royal Oak
Name: Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music
Type of camp: Music
Cost: $1499
Where: 1109 S. Washington, Royal Oak
When: Three different sessions, from June 20 to Aug. 19
Deadline for registration: Call 888-988-7625 for info.
Details: The Summer Rocks camp will also include a tour to Nashville and Memphis. Along the way, participants will be able to play in a band, meet industry professionals, record in a studio and shoot a music video. Camp enrollment is by audition only, so practice up!

Location: Royal Oak
Name: Detroit Zoo
Type of camp: Nature
Cost: Varies between single half days and week long half day programs as well as member status
Where: 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak
When: All summer long
Deadline for registration: Registration is available until camps are full.
Details: There’s plenty of nature and animal-related camps for many different age groups, ranging from 4 to 15. Some include overnight stays. Check their website for further details.
For more information call: 248-541-5717

Location: Royal Oak
Name: Royal Oak Day Camp
Type of camp: General variety
Cost: $120 a week
Where: Royal Oak High School, 1500 Lexington Blvd., Royal Oak
When: Nine weeks of camp, starting June 20
Deadline for registration: Registration is available until camps are full.
Details: Sign up your kindergarten-through 12-year-old kids on a week-to-week basis for outdoor games, crafts, swimming and sports. 
For more information call: 248-246-3180

Ferndale

Location: Ferndale
Name: Ferndale Summer Day Camp
Type of camp: General variety
Cost: $114 a week
Where: Gerry Kulick Community Center, 1201 Livernois, Ferndale
When: Seven weekly sessions, beginning June 27
Deadline for registration: Registration is available up until a week before each session starts.
Details: Kids get to do arts and crafts, weekly activities, swimming and a field trip every week.
For more information call: 248-544-6767

Location: Detroit
Name: Detroit Day Camp
Type of camp: General variety
Cost: $85 a week or $25 a day
Where: Two locations - Downtown: Friends School, 1100 St. Aubin, Detroit. West side: School Annex of Burnette Baptist Church, 16801 Schoolcraft St., Detroit
When: June 20-Aug. 26
Deadline for registration: Registration is available until camps are full.
Details: This day camp offers flexibility, allowing parents to purchase by the week, day or to just drop in as well. The camp balances academic elements with outdoor fun, and there are camps for younger kids (4 and a half years-12) and older kids (13-15 to train as camp counselors).
For more information call: 313-330-6206

Bloomfield Township/Bloomfield Hills

Location: Bloomfield Hills
Name: Cranbrook Summer Art Institute
Type of camp: Art
Cost: Starts at $995 for one session
Where: 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills
When: Three different sessions from June 27 to Aug. 26
Deadline for registration: Registration is open until camps are full.
Details: Budding artists aged 13-18 are invited to this program, where they’ll spend six hours a day Monday through Friday for three weeks crafting jewelry, designing graphics, learning oil painting and more.
For more information call: 248-207-8562

Location: Bloomfield Hills
Name: Roeper Summer Day Camp
Type of camp: General variety
Cost: Varies on length of enrollment
Where: 41190 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills
When: Four sessions, beginning June 20 and ending Aug. 12
Deadline for registration: Registration is available until camps are full.
Details: Roeper divides its camp between pre-kindergarten, kids entering first grade, and second graders and older. Each age group get its share of dance, drama, science, outdoor adventure and more.
For more information call: 248-203-7370

Location: Bloomfield Hills
Name: TGA Premier Junior Golf
Type of camp: Sports
Cost: $349 per week
Where: Camps are held at three different locations in Farmington Hills, Madison Heights and Holly. Check the site for details.
When: Week-long sessions all summer, from June 20 to Aug. 26
Deadline for registration: Registration is available until camps are full.
Details: Young golfers can learn the basics of full swing, putting and chipping and playing etiquette. 
For more information call: 248-252-0208

Huntington Woods

Location: Huntington Woods
Name: Huntington Woods Parks and Recreation
Type of camp: General variety
Cost: Varies on camp type
Where: Recreation Center, 26325 Scotia Road, Huntington Woods
When: Varies on camp type
Deadline for registration: Registration is still available, but camps are filling up quickly.
Details: The Parks and Recreation Department offers several different kinds of camps, letting kids dig for dinosaurs, skateboard, sing Broadway and more. Each individual camp has its own cost, times, age groups and length, so check the website above for more.
For more information call: 248-541-3030

West Bloomfield

Location: West Bloomfield
Name: Willoway Day Camp
Type of camp: General variety
Cost: Varies, depending on the length of session purchased
Where: 7207 Creeks Bend Drive, West Bloomfield Township
When: All summer, with one, two and four week sessions.
Deadline for registration: Registration is available throughout the summer.
Details: Willoway Day Camp offers a healthy variety of activities, including everything from photography to field hockey and a whole lot more, for three age groups from kindergarten to 8th grade.
For more information call: 248-932-2123

Location: West Bloomfield
Name: Summer Impressions
Type of camp: General variety
Cost: Varies, depending on choice of camp length and age level
Where: 4150 Middlebelt Rd, West Bloomfield
When: All summer, with 3 three-week sessions and 3 one-week mini camps.
Deadline for registration: None, but there is very little availability now.
Details: Summer Impressions boasts two heated swimming pools and has its participants dabble in sports, arts and crafts, environmental learning, rock climbing and more.
For more information call: 248-661-3630

Location: West Bloomfield
Name: West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation
Type of camp: General variety
Cost: Varies on the type of camp and on resident status
Where: A variety of parks in the West Bloomfield area
When: All summer, starting in June
Deadline for registration: Most camps need to be registered a week before they start.
Details: The Parks and Recreation department features multitudes of camps on a daily basis from June 20 to Sept. 2. Art and performance, nature, sports and science camps are all represented, and one of the highlights is the “It’s Great To Be Grand Camp,” for kids and their grandparents. Check the camp brochure for a complete list of dates and locations and camp descriptions.
For more information call: 248-451-1900

Farmington Hills/Farmington, Livonia

Location: Livonia
Name: Hearts, Hands and Voices
Type of camp: Musical/art/religious
Cost: $85
Where: Two locations: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 30650 W. Six Mile Road, Livonia. Second location: St. Paul Lutheran Church, 375 Lothrop, Grosse Pointe Farms.
When: Aug. 8-11 at the Livonia location and Aug. 15-18 at the Grosse Pointe Farms location
Deadline for registration: A week before camp starts
Details: This worship and music camp welcomes people of all faith backgrounds grades 2-7. The kids will have a chance to lead worship, create liturgical art and drama and play with drums.
For more information call: 248-497-1451

Location: Farmington Hills
Name: Farmington Family YMCA
Cost: Varies on schedule chosen and member status
Where: 28100 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills
When: Weekly sessions from June 20-Sept. 2
Deadline for registration: Registration is available throughout the summer.
Details: Camp Ki-Ka-Pu offers fun themed weeks for kids, as well as a teen camp for older students. 
For more information call: 248-553-4020

Rochester/Rochester Hills

Location: Rochester
Name: Rochester Community Schools
Type of camp: General variety
Cost: Varies on the type of camp
Where: At many locations in the Rochester area
When: All summer long
Deadline for registration: Registration is open until the day before a camp starts.
Details: Rochester Community Schools offers many programs, with no fees to non-residents. Themes include Pretty Princess Camp, Pirate Camp and Young Rembrandts art camps for all ages. Check the link above for full details.
For more information call: 248-726-3165

Location: Rochester
Name: Rochester Avon Recreation Authority
Type of camp: Nature/general variety
Cost: Varies on type of camp
Where: 108 E. Second Street, Rochester
When: Varies on the type of camp, but most are week-long and are throughout the summer
Deadline for registration: Registration is available until camps are full.
Details: RARA provides day camps, specialty camps, sports camps and special needs camps.
For more information call: 248-656-8308

Location: Rochester 
Name: Lowry Center for Early Childhood Education Summer Camp
Type of camp: Early childhood education
Cost: Depends on length of schedule chosen
Where: Pawley Hall, Oakland University, Rochester
When: Three different sessions, from June 27 to Aug. 5
Deadline for registration: Registration is available until camps are full.
Details: This program is available for kids 6 months old to 6 years old. There are several scheduling options available, from two, three or full weeks, and before and after care too.
For more information call: 248-370-4100

Location: Rochester Hills
Name: Lifetime Kids Summer Camp
Type of camp: Fitness/general variety
Cost: Starts at $150
Where: 200 W. Avon Road, Rochester Hills
When: June 13-Sept. 2
Deadline for registration: Registration is available until camps are full.  
Details: Lifetime offers more than just fitness-related programs, like doing science experiments and creating board games. Camps are available to Lifetime members only.
For more information call: 248-601-9400

Hartland, Brighton

Location: Brighton
Name: Maple Tree Montessori Academy
Type of camp: Educational/general variety
Cost: $200 for class only, $300 for class and camp and $400 for full day camp
Where: 2944 S. Old U.S. Highway 23, Brighton
When: 5 two-week sessions, from June 20 to Aug. 26
Deadline for registration: Registration is available throughout the summer.
Details: Maple Tree Montessori offers the flexibility of just morning classes, classes and cam or a full day of camp, with the option of picking the hours between 6:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
For more information call: 810-225-8321

Location: Hartland
Name: 
Type of camp: General variety
Cost: $250
Where: Hartland Middle School at Ore Creek, 3250 Hartland Road, Hartland
When: June 20-23 and Aug. 1-4 for 4th-12th graders
Deadline for registration: A week prior to each camp’s start.
Details: The kids get to do everything from canoe in Milford to shoot archery at Michigan State University. 
For more information call: 248-877-5883

Location: Howell
Name: Wildwood Ranch
Type of camp: General variety
Cost: Varies on the type of camp chosen
Where: 4909 Brophy Road, Howell
When: Different sessions all summer
Deadline for registration: Registration is available until camps are full.
Details: The camp offers both day and residential experiences, and you get a discount by referring people to Wildwood.
For more information call: 517-548-1736

Location: Brighton
Name: Midcourse Correction
Type of camp: For at-risk youth
Cost: $425
Where: Actual camp is located at 10359 East Farrand, Otisville, MI 48463 (North of Flint). Offices are in Brighton.
When: Varies, there are multiple weekend-long sessions throughout the summer.
Deadline for registration: Registration available up to the Thursday before each weekend camp.
Details: From their website: 
“Is your child incorrigible, disrespectful, untrustworthy, mouthy, disobedient, lazy, or just doesn't seem to care about anyone including themself at times? If you answered "YES" to any one of those, we may be able to provide the help you have been looking for.”
For more information call: 810-227-0243

Dexter, Ann Arbor

Location: Ann Arbor
Name: Rocks and Robots Camp
Type of camp: Outdoor activities and science
Cost: From $239 for half day sessions up to $579 for full day sessions.
Where: Honey Creek Community School, 1735 S. Wagner Rd., Ann Arbor
When: Varies, different one week sessions throughout summer, starting June 20
Deadline for registration: None, but sessions are filling up quick.
Details: This unique camp combines working with and building robots with rock climbing and other physical outdoor activities. Ages accepted range from 6 to 15. 
For more information call: 734-645-0211

Location: Ann Arbor
Name: Mostly Music Camp
Type of camp: Music
Cost: $140
Where: Grace Bible Church, 1300 S. Maple, Ann Arbor
When: Aug. 8-12
Deadline for registration: Registration available until camp is full.
Details: The Ann Arbor Area Piano Teachers Guild sponsors this creative camp that lets kids both explore and play different types of music and instruments. There are two different camps, one for kids grades 1-7 and a younger group for pre-K kids.
For more information call: 734-426-8337

Location: Ann Arbor
Name: iD Tech Camps
Type of camp: Technology, computers
Cost: Varies between day and overnight camps
Where: University of Michigan
When: Varies, different sessions throughout the summer
Deadline for registration: Registration available until camps are full.
Details: iD Tech Camps is a national program offering a wide variety of computer and technology-related camps, ranging from game design to film production. The University of Michigan location features both day and overnight camps.
For more information call: 408-871-2227

Location: Ann Arbor
Name: Liberty Athletic Club
Type of camp: General variety
Cost: Varies per camp and on member status with Liberty Athletic
Where: 2975 W. Liberty Road, Ann Arbor
When: Varies, several weekly sessions throughout summer, starting June 20
Deadline for registration: None, sign up is on a week to week basis.
Details: The Ann Arbor-based club provides half and full day camps filled with arts and crafts, rock climbing, outdoor games and even a little Kung Fu training.
For more information call: 734-665-3738

Location: Ann Arbor
Name: Wild Swan Theater
Type of camp: Performing arts/theater
Cost: $80-200
Where: 410 S. Maple Road, Ann Arbor
When: Varies, different weekly sessions throughout the summer
Deadline for registration: Registration available until start of camp, but some are already full.
Details: Wild Swan Theater is home to Camp DoYaWanna, with theater games and improv for activities and themes ranging from “Under the Sea” to “African Arts.”
For more information call: 734-995-0530

Fenton, Holly

Location: Fenton
Name: Camp Copneconic
Type of camp: General variety
Cost: Varies
Where: 10407 N. Fenton Road, Fenton
When: Varies
Deadline for registration: Registration available until camps are full. 
Details: This YMCA-affiliated camp includes a wide variety of both residential camps and day camps, usually not lasting more than a week at a time. The day camps include a specialty category that allows children to have a better in-depth experience in a field they enjoy, including fishing, sports and nature exploration. For more, check out the camp website.
For more information call: 810-629-9622

Location: Holly
Name: Camp Ohiyesa
Type of camp: General variety
Cost: Varies
Where: 7300 Hickory Ridge Road, Holly
When: Varies
Deadline for registration: No, but prices go up after June 1
Details: YMCA’s Camp Ohiyesa offers several day camps, both regular and specialized in a variety of age groups and time slots throughout the summer. There are also overnight camp specialty programs that include film and robotics activities. For more, refer to the camp website.
For more information call: 248-887-4533

Plymouth

Location: Plymouth
Name: Camp Mirage
Type of camp: General variety
Cost: Varies on the type of camp chosen
Where: 39500 Five Mile Road, Plymouth
When: All summer long
Deadline for registration: None
Details: 18 new camps were added to Camp Mirage for a grand total of 32. Besides CSI, Harry Potter and Lego-themed camps, there are field trip camps and camps for younger kids as well.
For more information call: 734-420-4655

Location: Canton
Name: Canton Summer Camps
Type of camp: General variety
Cost: Varies on type of the camp chosen and resident status
Where: 1150 Canton Center St., Canton
When: All summer long, from June 20-Aug. 26
Deadline for registration: Registration is available until camps are full.
Details: Canton provides preschool camps, sports camps, theater and arts camps and Camp A.B.L.E., a special needs camp.
For more information call: 734-394-5100

Location: Plymouth
Name: Red Bell Preschool
Type of camp: General variety
Cost: Starts at $179 a week for full time enrollment.
Where: 44661 W. Ann Arbor Trail, Plymouth
When: June 20-Sept, 2
Deadline for registration: Registration is throughout the summer but they are filling up fast.
Details: Designed for both first through fifth graders and preschoolers aged 2-and-a-half through five years old. Kids take field trips every day and are provided snacks and a hot lunch. Beyond that, the program lists rock climbing, bowling and swimming among its regular activities.
For more information call: 734-453-5520

Location: Plymouth
Name: Plymouth Family YMCA
Type of camp: General variety
Cost: Varies on schedule chosen and member status.
Where: 248 Union St., Plymouth
When: Weekly camps from June 20-Sept. 2
Deadline for registration: Registration is available throughout summer.
Details: The Y in Plymouth has themed weeks, including “Creativity: Imaginarium,” “Integrity: In It To Win It” and “Leadership: Take Me To Your Leader.”
For more information call: 734-453-2904

Wyandotte

Location: Wyandotte
Name: St. Patrick Child Care Center
Type of camp: General variety
Cost: Varies on amount of time signed up for
Where: 135 Superior Blvd., Wyandotte
When: June 20 to Aug. 26
Deadline for registration: Registration is available all summer.
Details: Kids are split up into 3 to 5-year-olds and 5 to 12-year-olds. The camp lasts from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., but a full day is 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Games, crafts, cooking, walking trips and more are listed among the activities.
For more information call: 734-283-0477

Location: Wyandotte
Name: Wyandotte Recreation, Leisure and Culture Department
Type of camp: General variety
Cost: Varies on type of program
Where: Various locations in Wyandotte
When: Various dates throughout summer
Deadline for registration: None
Details: There are a lot of general sports camps listed, but the most appealing for children may be the Green Box Playground program, a free supervising program that  promises games, arts and crafts and trips for all Wyandotte children.
For more information call: 734-324-4500

Trenton

Location: Trenton
Name: Downriver Youth Performing Arts Center
Type of camp: Fine arts
Cost: Varies depending on number of classes taken, but each class is $70, plus script or material fees
Where: 2447 W. Jefferson, Trenton
When: June 21-July 29 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Deadline for registration: Registration is available as long as camps are open.
Details: DYPAC offers children anything from theater games to sign language. Ages are 5 and up, and there’s a new program for 13-year-olds and older.
For more information call: 734-795-6805

Location: Trenton
Name: Downriver Family YMCA
Type of camp: General variety
Cost: $162 per week, Monday-Wednesday-Friday option for $120. Membership is required.
Where: 16777 Northline Road, Southgate
When: June 20-Sept. 3, with other classes and camps available between those dates.
Deadline for registration: Registration is available on a week to week basis.
Details: A day camp is offered on a week to week basis with a new theme and field trip every week, but there are other classes and camps offered in the program including aquatics and other youth sports. Follow the link above to explore the options.
For more information call: 734-282-9622

Location: Trenton
Name: Trenton Veterans Memorial Library Summer Reading Program
Type of camp: Reading/educational
Cost: None
Where: 2790 Westfield Road, Trenton
When: June 6 to July 29
Deadline for registration: Registration starts June 6, and the last day to register with the program is July 21.
Details: Both independent readers (grades 1-5) and teen readers (grades 6-12) will be able to log hours to win prizes, including t-shirts and a lawn sign marking their achievement. There are also gatherings at the library throughout the summer for the readers.
For more information call: 734-676-9777

Location: Trenton
Name: Trenton Parks and Recreation Department
Type of camp: Theater/dance
Cost: Varies on age level and resident status
Where: Kennedy Recreation Center, 3101 West Road, Trenton
When: Aug. 8-12
Deadline for registration: None
Details: The city is hosting both a theatre dance camp covering favorites like Hairspray and Lion King, and a princess dance camp, where children can learn ballet, tap, jazz/hip-hop and hula styles of dance.
For more information call: 734-675-8600

Dearborn

Location: Dearborn
Name: KinderCare
Type of camp: General variety
Cost: $209 for school age kids, $246 for pre-K
Where: Two locations: Kindercare Learning Center - 3381 Greenfield Road, Dearborn. Dearborn KinderCare - 4900 Evergreen Road, Dearborn
When: June 13 to the first week of September
Deadline for registration: None
Details: The KinderCare centers offer 12 unique camps for pre-kindergarten children and school age children, including camps like “Wilderness 101,” “Art Expo” and “Gross and Gooey Science.”
For more information call: 313-441-1462

Location: Dearborn
Name: Camp Invention
Type of camp: Science
Cost: $215
Where: Henry Ford Elementary School, 16140 Driscoll St., Dearborn
When: Aug.1-5
Deadline for registration: Two weeks before camp starts
Details: The national program invites students entering grades one through six to improve their scientific literacy, creativity and teamwork on five modules. Call Camp Director Kristie Lica at 313-827-7724 for more information about signing up.

Location: Dearborn Heights
Name: Dearborn Heights Montessori Center
Type of camp: General variety
Cost: Varies on length of day chosen
Where: 466 N. John Daly, Dearborn Heights
When: June 20-Aug. 19
Deadline for registration: Registration must be done the Thursday before any given week to be part of the next week’s program.
Details: The DHMC divides its campers into Toddler, Preschool, Lower and Upper Elementary groups and provides a well-rounded dose of math, language, art, technology and outdoor activities.
For more information call: 313-359-3000

Location: Dearborn
Name: Young Naturalists Program
Type of camp: Nature
Cost: No charge
Where: University of Michigan-Dearborn, at the corner of Fair Lane Drive and Monteith Blvd.
When: June 27, 29, 30 and July 1 for the first session, and July 5-8 for the second session
Deadline for registration: June 15
Details: The first session is offered to 7 to 9-year-olds and the second session is open to 10 to 11-year-olds. Children will explore plants and animals in their natural habitats. 
For more information call: 313-583-6371

Location: Dearborn Heights
Name: Salvation Army of Dearborn Heights
Type of camp: General variety
Cost: $100 a week, with a $25 registration fee
Where: 27600 W. Warren, Dearborn Heights
When: June 20-Aug. 5
Deadline for registration: June 17
Details: Kids aged 6 to 14 can participate in arts and crafts, music and drama, Bible studies, field trips and more.
For more information call: 313-563-4457

Location: Dearborn
Name: University of Michigan-Dearborn Sports Camps
Type of camp: Sports
Cost: Varies on camp selected
Where: Unversity of Michigan-Dearborn campus, 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn
When: Varies on the camp selected
Deadline for registration: Space is limited, so register early before each camp
Details: Three camps are offered, for basketball, hockey and volleyball. Check out the brochure for each one for more details. The link is above, and the links to the camps are down the page on the left side.
For more information call: 313-593-5070

St. Clair Shores

Location: St. Clair Shores
Name: Summer Playground Program
Type of camp: General variety
Cost: $110 a week for residents, $130 for non residents
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, 32400 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores
When: June 13-Aug.12
Deadline for registration: Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Details: For children aged 5 to 12, they’ll be able to go on weekly field trips, do arts, crafts and games and more.
For more information call: 586-445-5350

Location: St. Clair Shores
Name: School Age Child Care Program
Type of camp: General variety/supervision
Cost: $20 per child, plus $4.18 an hour
Where: Rodgers Elementary School, 21601 L’Anse Ave.
When: June 13-Aug. 26
Deadline for registration: Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Details: Kids must be enrolled in K-5 in Lake Shores Public Schools. Hours run from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Science, art and reading are listed as activities.
For more information call: 586-285-8618

Location: St. Clair Shores
Name: Lakeshore Family YMCA Summer Day Camp
Type of camp: General variety
Cost: Varies on age level and membership status
Where: 23401 East Jefferson, St. Clair Shores
When: Weekly sessions from June 6-Sept. 2
Deadline for registration: Registration is on a week-to-week basis.
Details: Each week has a new theme, with a day for water activities, field trip and a camper’s choice day for kids to choose their own activity.
For more information call: 586-778-5811

Location: St. Clair Shores
Name: Childtime
Type of camp: General variety/educational
Cost: Varies on age and program
Where: 19251 Mack Ave. Grosse Pointe Woods
When: June 13-Sept. 2
Deadline for registration: Registration is available throughout the summer.
Details: This program will help kids keep in academic shape, with workbook activities focused on math, literacy and science. Age groups are split between six weeks to 5-year-olds and 6 to 12-year-olds. Note: The Childtime location and program is moving to Grosse Pointe Woods in June. Contact them for more information regarding the move.
For more information call: 586-778-3380

Location: St. Clair Shores
Name: St. Joan of Arc
Type of camp: Religious
Cost: Free to all residents
Where: 22412 Overlake St., St. Clair Shores
When: June 20-24
Deadline for registration: June 16
Details: The “Panda-monium” camp features crafts, songs, music and snacks. Call the Religious Education Office at 586-772-1282 for more info.

Have we missed any camps in your area? If so, please let us know. Email Birmingham editor Laura Houser at laura.houser@patch.com.

Peggy Kerr June 20, 2011 at 03:37 PM
Great camp line up Patch! Thank you for featuring all of the great camps in Metro Detroit Area. We look forward to a wonderful camp season at The Community House!

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