Summer Camps for Toddlers in Metro Detroit

Summer camp isn't just for big kids. There's summer camps for toddlers, too! Check out these cool summer camps that cater to little ones.

Two toddlers doing arts and crafts

Summer is around the corner. Kick off the season of sunshine and fun with our list of summer camps for toddlers. During the summer break, find summer camp for toddlers in Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Wayne counties with special programming catered to the interests of your little ones. Sign him or her up for a full-day or half-day option for summer fun.

Note: While general information is provided, be sure to contact the camp of your choice for the most current information on rates, dates and other details.

Regional

Metro Detroit YMCA Day Camps

  • Address: Locations in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties, plus see Ann Arbor YMCA for additional options
  • Phone: 313-267-5300
  • Dates: Dates/schedules vary

With a certified and trained staff, day camps here are open to ages 3-plus, with a camper-counselor ratio for ages 3-5 of 6:1. Activities include swimming, arts and humanities, STEM activities field trips, outdoor education and more.

Macomb County

Joe Dumars’ Fieldhouse

  • Addresses: 45300 Mound Road, Shelby Township; 1120 W. State Fair Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 586-731-3080 
  • Dates: vary

From basketball to soccer, T-ball and more, little ones can learn the basics of their favorite sports while having a fun time. Joey D’s “Pee Wee” Summer Camps are for kids ages 4-6 and the Joey D’s Lil’ Kickers program is for ages 18 months-4 years old.

Macomb Township Parks and Recreation

  • Address: 20699 Macomb St., Macomb Township
  • Phone: 586-992-2900
  • Dates: vary

Pee Wee Tennis, tumbling camps (for age 18 months-3 years and 3-5 years), soccer and dance options are offered for kids.

Oakland County

Beverly Hills Club

  • Address: 31555 Southfield Road, Beverly Hills
  • Phone: 248-642-8500
  • Dates: vary
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The little campers in your family will have a blast at the junior camp open for ages 3-6. Tots will be active inside and outside with daily tennis and swimming, crafts and weekly themes to make for an enjoyable time.

Born Yoga

  • Address: 2121 Cole St., Birmingham
  • Phone: 248-480-0452
  • Dates: June 17-Aug. 23, 2019

Give your tot a new summer camp experience with many different yoga classes to choose from. Princess Yoginis, Yoga with Your Doll, Yogis in Space for ages 3-7, just to name a few. 

Bright Loritos Foreign Language for Kids

  • Address: Novi: 24293 Novi Road; Rochester: 543 N. Main St., Suite 412; Troy: 2605 Crooks Road, Suite 2
  • Phone: 248-719-7858 (Novi), 248-841-1569 (Rochester), 248-649-6790 (Troy)
  • Dates: June 17-Aug. 23, 2019

Campers ages 3-5 can enjoy different themes each week, including “Jungle Explorers,” and “3-D Art” and even a “Little Medical Camp.”

Cranbrook Schools

  • Address: 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills
  • Phone: 248-645-3000
  • Dates: June 17-Aug. 9, 2019

The Brookside Tots Day Camp for Boys and Girls is for ages 3-4 and offers activities involving music, art, nature and more, along with weekly themes. Morning, afternoon and full-day sessions are available. One week at a time, four week and eight week options. 

Franklin Athletic Club

  • Address: 29350 Northwestern Highway, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-352-8000
  • Dates: June 10-Aug. 30, 2019

Tiny Tot camp is open to ages 2-3 while Pee Wee Camp is open to campers ages 3-4 who must be potty-trained. Campers will enjoy activities such as coloring, dancing, water fun and more. Specialty camps for toddlers include “Unicorns, Mermaids and Fairies, Oh My,” “Superheroes” and more. 

Jewish Community Center

  • Address: 6600 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield
  • Phone: 248-432-5578
  • Dates: June 24-Aug. 9, 2019

Toddlers can enjoy traditional or specialty camps that include swimming, field trips or a special focus on music, arts and crafts and more. Camps are open to ages 2.5 and older. Campers must be potty-trained.

Stars and Stripes Kids Activity Center

  • Address: 4630 White Lake Road, Clarkston
  • Phone: 248-625-3547
  • Dates: June 10-Aug. 30, 2019

Morning, afternoon and all-day toddler camps available. “S’more Than Camping Camp,” “Yo Ho Ho Pirates Camp,” “Down on the Farm” and many others.

Troy Gymnastics

  • Address: 1600 W. Maple Road, Troy
  • Phone: 248-816-8496
  • Dates: June 17-Aug. 30, 2019

From playing games to participating in fun and creative crafts, day camps at Troy Gymnastics can be a great way to spend the summer. There are half-day camps open to ages 3-plus and full-day camps open to ages 4-plus. Children must be bathroom independent.

Washtenaw County

Go Like the Wind Montessori

  • Address: 3540 Dixboro Lane, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-747-7422
  • Dates: June 10-Aug. 23, 2019

With half-day and full-day options available, this camp is open to ages 3-5 and includes weekly themes such as “Ocean Art” and “World Sports.” Campers will learn about nature, animals and more in a toddler-friendly setting.

Gym America Gymnastics

  • Address: 5555 Hines Drive, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-971-1667
  • Dates: June 17-Aug. 22, 2019

Preschool gymnastics summer camps are available for ages 3-5. Campers will be able to do gymnastics while also participating in daily themes and activities, such as gardening and art projects.

Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor

  • Address: 2775 Newport Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-272-9835
  • Dates: June 17-Aug. 16, 2019

Throughout the camp season, there will be themed weeks for early childhood camps for ages 4-6. Some of the activities include fun in the “garden,” “magical creatures” and “splish splash.” 

Wayne County

Camp Mirage

  • Address: 39500 Five Mile Road, Plymouth
  • Phone: 734-420-4655
  • Dates: June 17-Aug. 26, 2019

With fun activities that get kids active and using their creativity, Camp Mirage offers programs customized to your child’s age group. The junior camp program is open to children entering preschool, kindergarten or first grade in fall 2019.

Canton Leisure Services

  • Address: 46000 Summit Pkwy., Canton
  • Phone: 734-394-5374
  • Dates: June 17-Aug. 23, 2019

With a variety of themes for toddler-friendly camps, your little ones can choose from the Patchwork Preschool Art Camp for ages 3-5, Nerf Mania Camp starting at age 4 and Princess Dance for ages 4-7.

Michigan Science Center

  • Address: 5020 John R St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-577-8400, option 5
  • Dates: July 1-Aug. 23, 2019

Science is fun! Preschoolers and older kids will be able to explore the museum, watch IMAX films and planetarium shows as well as see live presentations and go on weekly field trips. Camps have weekly themes.

Looking for a summer camp for older kids? Check out our roundups of specialty and enrichment camps. 

This post was originally published in 2016 and is updated regularly.

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