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.
That’s where the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development’s Summer Camp database comes in handy.
This tool lists some of the coolest summer camps in and around the county by type of camp, the start date and the community it happens in, making it easy for busy parents to search for the right camp fit for their kiddos. There are camps for kids who love the arts, nature, STEM and, of course, sports.
You can view the full database on the Macomb County website. In the meantime, get a taste of the 2023 summer camps kids will enjoy, here.
Selected Summer Camps in Macomb County
Ten weeks of fun camps for kids with daily activities, field trips each week and pizza Fridays! Camps held at the Chesterfield Community Center. Register now for camps that begin on June 19, 2023.
Kids living in Clinton Township and the surrounding area enjoy sports, crafts, games and more at this drop-in summer camp program. Camps in 2023 run Monday-Thursday, June 26-Aug. 10, and are available for kids ages 6-14.
Kids interested in coding will gain new tech skills and learn the art from coding expert at this summer camp. Lots of choices for kids of various ages. Visit the Macomb Township location’s website for more information.
Campers in grades 2-12 will learn cooperation, concentration, movement and more in a non-competitive, welcoming environment. Learn the skills of performance at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts. $175 for grades 2-3, $225 for grades 9-12.
Lake St. Clair Metropark is where kids ages 4-5 will investigate the marsh, enjoy nature-inspired crafts and learn about the plants and animals that live at the Metropark. This mini-camp is perfect for first timers.
Fun and busy day camp for kids ages 6-12. Group games, sports, crafts, swimming and field trips in the community. Located at Walter & Mary Burke Park. $665 for residents, $700 for non-residents.
This three-day camp is brought to you by the Detroit Lions and focuses on teaching kids ages 4-8 how to be a quarterback, running back and wide receiver. These camps cost $55 and are held at Delia Park in Sterling Heights July 10-12, 2023.
Kids ages 4-6 will learn proper golf swing fundamentals and the rules of the game in a small-group environment. Located at Cherry Creek Golf Club. $200 per camper.
This horseback riding center in Clinton Township offers day camps for kids 4-8 and 8 and older. Learn the basics of grooming, feeding, bathing, clipping, braiding and lunging horses. Register early as spots fill up fast.
Your local YMCA, including the Macomb Family YMCA, offers summertime science, sports, nature and other camp options for kids ages 3-17. Camps run three to five days and cost $155-$205 a camper. Financial aid options are available.
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