Summer Camps for Kids in Macomb County

Looking for a summer camp in or near Macomb County? We've got you covered with some of the coolest camps in the area, courtesy of Make Macomb Your Home.

Summer camp is a rite of passage for kids in southeast Michigan. It allows them to make new friends, explore activities that interest them and create memories that will follow them through life.

But finding the perfect summer camp for your child’s specific interest and needs is a tall order — especially for parents with an already jam-packed schedule. Here are some summer camps to check out in Macomb County.

Summer Camps for Kids in Macomb County

Summer Youth Programs (K-12) at Macomb Community College

Summer Youth Programs (K-12) at Macomb Community College
Photo Credit: Cliff Coleman

 June – August 2024

  • Address: Locations vary in Warren and Clinton Township
  • Phone: 586-349-8712
  • Cost: Costs vary, see website for details.
  • Best for ages: 3-17

Macomb offers kids experiences to grow on. From College 4 Kids (C4K) to Career Academies to Camp Scrubs, Macomb Community College offers K-12 students a Mary Poppins’ carpet bag full of opportunities for exploration and intellectual growth this summer. 

Camp Scrubs is one of nine career academies and is designed for students in Grades 6-10. It provides a four-day interactive experience in the college’s laboratories and Simulation Learning Center on Center Campus. Students wear scrubs, listen to their heartbeat through a stethoscope and explore health care careers that include laboratory science, medical assisting, nursing, respiratory therapy and surgical technology. 

There are eight other career academies designed for students in Grades 6-11. They run from two to five days and are held in the same labs and classrooms occupied by college students the rest of the year. Through a variety of hands-on activities, students can learn about crime scene investigation or 3D printing, media arts or law enforcement, architecture and construction or graphic design and illustration, culinary arts or modern-day blacksmithing. 

The C4K classes run from one day to five and come with names like The Science of Slime, Cyber Spies and Secret Agent Camp. Students can hone their Pokemon skills, visit the LegaSea Aquarium and Reptarium in Utica, serve as an ambassador in a Model United Nations, undertake an engineering project using Legos, crack a computer code, compose digital music and much more.   

To learn more about the K-12 Programs offered at Macomb Community College, visit macomb.edu and search K-12.       

Macomb Day Camp at Macomb YMCA

June 10-Aug. 23, 2024

Campers are encouraged to have fun and make lifelong friendships while participating in group activities, developing creativity, independence and teamwork. They’ll take part in creative arts, sports, swimming, STEAM, outdoor education, field trips and more.

Appleseed Camp at Blake’s

June 11-Aug. 8, 2024

  • Address: 17985 Armada Center Road, Armada
  • Cost: $265/child per session, $25/early check in, $25/extended pick up, $15/additional meal add on for lunch
  • Best for ages: 6-11

Appleseed Camp at Blake’s Cider Mill is sure to be a blast. Kids learn the fundamentals of farming alongside farm animals, tractors and an enormous farm for three days. Plus, pony rides, make and take daily crafts, giant inflatables, train rides and more.

Pony Pal Camp at Windermere Equestrian Center

June 17-Aug. 9, 2024 

This camp is considered “horse kindergarten” for little ones with a love of horses but not much experience. Sessions are limited to 12 students.

Drama Workshop at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts

June 24-28, 2024

This camp teaches kids to learn cooperation, concentration, movement and more in a non-competitive, welcoming environment. This workshop is put together by All The World’s Stage, which specializes in youth theatre and recognized by AuditionsHQ as one of the top ten theatre schools in Michigan.

Horsemanship Day School at Windermere Equestrian Center

June 24-July 26, 2024 

This camp is for ages 8 and older (younger if approved by the rider’s instructor) that are currently enrolled in lessons at Windermere Equestrian Center or another hunter/jumper equestrian facility. Campers will take part in feeding, bathing, grooming, clipping, braiding, lunging and basic first-aid care.

Lake St. Clair Metropark Day Camps

June 26-Aug. 17, 2024 

Explore the outdoors with our Metropark Day Camps! From Marsh Madness for first-timers to Creek Week for nature enthusiasts, each three-day camp offers unique activities like crafts, hikes, and animal encounters for ages 4-12.

Stony Creek Metropark Day Camps

June 27-Aug. 10, 2024 

Embark on a three-day Nature Adventure Day Camp exploring parks, Quadzilla waterslides, and nature crafts for ages 8-10. Discover Animal Homes and Habitats with outdoor exploration for ages 6-7 or dive into Creek Week for a first-time camper experience learning about nature’s wonders for ages 4-5.

Clinton Township Recreation

2024 Dates TBA

This camp provides kids with fun activities like field trips, water games, arts and crafts and more.

Skills Camp at Legacy Volleyball

2024 Dates TBA

This well-respected volleyball camp helps young athletes improve technique, stay in shape and have fun over the summer. There is a second location in Novi.

For more information on living and learning in Macomb County, visit Make Macomb Your Home. Find more articles like this at Metro Parent’s A Family Guide to Macomb County.

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Metro Parent Editorial Team
Since 1986, the Metro Parent editorial team is trained to be the go-to source for metro Detroit families, offering a rich blend of expert advice, compelling stories, and the top local activities for kids. Renowned for their award-winning content, the team of editors and writers are dedicated to enriching family life by connecting parents with the finest resources and experiences our community has to offer.

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