Back to Nature: Great Michigan Outdoor Camps for Kids

Discover some classic outdoor kids camps, both overnight and some day options, that great quintessential summer fun for children.

Swimming, archery and rowing by day; s’mores and sleeping in rustic cabins by night. For many of us, it’s what our ultimate summer memories are made of. If you want that sunny fun in the fresh air to be part of your child’s summer vacation, you’ll be glad to know old-school outdoor camps are alive and well in Michigan. They’re ready to help peel your kids from their screens and routines – and learn the true meaning of “the great outdoors.”

Whether you opt for a week away or a day camp close to home, Michigan is packed with kid escapes offer a break from technology and chance to make lasting memories and friendships. Wondering what some of the best picks are in southeast Michigan, west Michigan, northern Michigan and the Thumb area? March is a great time to register! To find lots of up-to-date options, check out Metro Parent’s roundup of best outdoor and nature overnight summer camps in Michigan.

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