Drop-In Summer Day Camps for Kids

Don't feel bad for waiting until the last minute! Several local summer camps for kids are happy to accommodate drop-in campers for summer 2018.

Did you just realize you missed the deadline for summer day camp registration? Luckily, your child or children may have an opportunity to enroll in one of the camps below as a drop-in camper.

Take a look at this list of eight summer day camp options in metro Detroit that welcome unexpected campers. After you find the perfect fit for your child, call in advance to make sure room is still available and find out what’s involved in the registration process. Best of luck and happy (last-minute) camping!

 Beverly Hills Club

  • Address: 31555 Southfield Road, Beverly Hills
  • Phone: 248-642-8500

Children who are potty trained and ages 3-plus are able to stop by at Beverly Hills Club Day Camps, which includes a Junior Camp (3-6), Adventure Camp (5-plus) and Extreme Camp (9-12). Look for specialty sports camps here, too.

Camp Mirage

  • Address: 39500 Five Mile Road, Plymouth
  • Phone: 734-420-4655

For children who are not registered for day camp, this location offers drop off service. There is no need to call ahead. Parents can drop off their kids any time after 12:30 p.m. as long as they pick them up before 6 p.m. The cost for pre- and post-camp care is $6.50/hour per child. The pre-camp programs run from 7-9 a.m. and after-camp runs from noon-6 p.m.

Canton Leisure Services

  • Address: 1150 S. Canton Center Road, Canton
  • Phone: 734-394-5460

This spot is offering a space camp for ages 6-11, Broadway Boot Camp for ages 5-12, magic camp for ages 7-10 and much more. Camp dates vary by camp June 18-Aug. 25, 2018.

City Camp

  • Address: 1460 E. Forest Ave., Detroit (locations throughout Detroit)
  • Phone: 313-330-6206

At City Camp, kids can attend every week, just one week or drop in for the day. The camp offers a variety of activity-based workshops and programs, fun themed days, sports, crafts and more. Open to campers ages 4.5-12.

Franklin Athletic Club

  • Address: 29350 Northwestern Highway, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-352-8000

This club offers full-day and half-day camp experiences that feature swimming, games, arts and crafts and more for ages 3-11. You’ll also find specialty camps like Magical Mermaids and Unicorns (ages 3-7), Ms. Lori’s Pet Camp (ages 7-11) and sports and fitness camps for all ages, too. Prices start at $55. Extended care available from 7:30-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. for $10 a day.

High Velocity Sports

Address: 46245 Michigan Ave., Canton
Phone: 734-HV-SPORT

High Velocity All-Sports Camp occurs Monday-Friday from June 18-Aug. 31, 2018. Half-day as well as full-day sessions are available for campers. Keep in mind that registrations on the day of camp are subject to a $10 fee. The program is open to Mini Campers (ages 5-8), Jr. Campers (ages 9-11) and Sr. Campers (ages 12-14).

Lake Forest Golf Club

  • Address: 3110 W. Ellsworth Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-994-8580

The 2018 Junior Golf Summer Series teaches the fundamentals of golf along with different techniques and short game skills. The class for ages 8-16 meets from 9-10:30 a.m. The camp is $215/session but does offer drop-in opportunities for $25 per session. Camp dates are July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, 2018 and Aug. 2, 7 and 9, 2018.

Troy Gymnastics

  • Address: 1600 W. Maple Road, Troy
  • Phone: 248-816-8496

At this summer camp, drop-ins are welcome for half days ages 3-12 or full days for ages 4-12, space permitting. The camp includes themed weeks, games, crafts and more. Late registration fees will apply. It is recommended you call ahead to check availability.

This post was originally published in 2015 and is updated regularly.


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