Affordable Summer Camps for Metro Detroit Kids

Summer camps can be pricey, but here are some budget-friendly options.

Let’s face it — summer camps are expensive. Finding a combination of childcare and educational programming can end up being a pricey endeavor.

Not all summer camps are priced the same, however. Some, like these more affordable summer camps in metro Detroit offer campers the same quality educational and exciting experiences as their more expensive counterparts at a fraction of the price.

These summer camps fill up fast. Be sure to register ahead of time. Prices and locations for the camps are subject to change.

Looking for more summer camps? Check out our interactive map to find the best summer camps for Metro Detroit kids.

Featured Affordable Summer Camps in Metro Detroit

In this section, Metro Parent’s advertising partners share their top summer camp offerings.

WCC Summer Camp- Future U

WCC Summer Camp- Future U
Photo Credit: WCC Summer Camp- Future U

June 24 – Aug. 9, 2024

Future U summer camps at Washtenaw Community College provide a perfect platform for kids ages 5-18 to explore and develop skills in a fun-filled environment, designed to engage and motivate kids to learn. 

More Affordable Summer Camps in Metro Detroit

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.

Boys and Girls Club of Troy

Begins June 17, 2024

The Boys and Girls Club of Troy offers a very affordable rate for a six-hour daily schedule from Monday-Friday. Before and aftercare is available for an additional $5/hour. Kids will have the opportunity to do arts and crafts, play sports, explore the outdoors and more.

D&M Art Studio

June 17-Aug. 23, 2024

Campers are split into two age groups: 5-10 years old and 11-16 years old. Younger students have fun themes each week, while older kids focus more heavily on different techniques and mediums.

Farm Camp at Maybury Farm

June 18-Aug. 16, 2024

Each session covers a different topic on farm life, from chickens to tractors. Kids will learn about the care and function of animals while helping in the barn and about the cycle of planting, growing and harvesting while helping out in the Farm Garden.

Leslie Science & Nature Center Summer Camps

June-August 2024

The Leslie Science and Nature Center along with the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum offer a wide range of educational and affordable summer camps for kids as young as 4 years old.

Sloan Museum of Discovery

June-August 2024

Flint’s Sloan Museum of Discovery is a great addition to affordable summer camp options in metro Detroit. While camp days are shorter than some other local summer camps, the prices are hard to beat.

Summer Camp at The Salvation Army

June-August 2024

This Christian-based camp includes daily teachings from the Bible alongside games, field trips, arts and crafts projects, and outdoor activities. Kids are served lunch and snacks daily.

Boll YMCA Theater Camp

July 29-Aug. 2, 2024

While any summer camps in general can be expensive, theater camps in particular tend to run on the pricier side. The Boll YMCA theater camp is an exception, and kids still get a world class theater camp experience that culminates in a performance at the Marlene Boll Theatre.

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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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