Summer Camps for Kids in Wayne County

Get your kids ready for summer camp with these options in Wayne County!

When the summer days start to stretch and kids begin complaining about boredom, summer camps enter right on time.

These camps offer kids structured time for creative and educational learning, but with an emphasis on fun that the regular school year sometimes lacks. Luckily, summer camp options are plentiful in metro Detroit and families can find an option that doesn’t require too much driving.

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

Check out our list below for summer camp options located in Wayne County.

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

Featured Summer Camps for Kids in Wayne County

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

CCS Summer Youth and Teen Programs

College for Creative Services
Photo credit: College for Creative Services

June 17-Aug. 2, 2024

  • Address: 201 E. Kirby St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-664-7456
  • Cost: $350 per week. $95 for before and after enrichment. Some teen classes have additional fees for materials, models, etc.
  • Best for ages:  8-18

Each week young artists can choose from four different art and design camps developed to keep them engaged and having fun. Try animation, game design, fashion, stop motion Lego animation, drawing, painting and more.

Kids on Campus – Schoolcraft College

Kids on Campus - Schoolcraft College
Photo Credit: Felicia Bannan

July 8-Aug. 16, 2024

Enjoy hands-on learning experiences led by skilled, professional instructors that will bring out the inquisitive side of every kid! Kids ages 5-18 will engage in career-oriented summer camps that focus on technology, the arts, science and more, all in Schoolcraft College’s welcoming campus environment. Scholarships are available!

Mosaic Summer Camp

Mosaic Summer Camp

June 24-July 3, July 8-18, July 22-Aug. 1, 2024

Mosaic summer camp is available for kids in Grades 3-8 allowing young artists to garner the attention and instruction they deserve at a pace that best suits their needs. 

Through theater and music games, craft projects, dance breaks, mindfulness moments and play rehearsals each session provides young artists with an opportunity to create incredible memories that will last a lifetime. At the end of each two-week session, families are invited to a special performance created by the young artists and the teaching artists. This year, Mosaic offers six two-week sessions.

More Summer Camps for Kids in Wayne County

Camp Fascinate at Fascination Factory

June 10-Aug. 30, 2024

Discover a world of wonder at Fascination Factory’s Camp Fascinate! Tailored for younger kids, this Montessori-inspired summer adventure blends weekly themes, learning toys, and unique experiences.

AccelerateKid

June 13-Aug. 26, 2024

Dive into the digital world with our live, virtual coding and robotics camps! From ScratchJr for young learners to advanced Python and Java for older campers, AccelerateKid makes tech fun and accessible.

Science Engineering Exploration Camp at University of Detroit Mercy

June 14-Aug. 16, 2024

Explore the world of engineering and biomedical sciences at University of Detroit Mercy’s SEEC Summer Camps! Engage in hands-on activities like coding, robotics, and 3D printing for rising 9th-12th graders.

Van Buren Youth Camp

June 16-Aug. 9, 2024

Opened in 1950, this overnight camp features traditional activities like riflery, archery, canoeing, kayaking, crafts and more.

The partial-week “Little Bear” program gives the youngest campers (ages 6-8) a shorter stay to help them get used to the experience. This camp also offers leadership training for teens and a financial assistance program is available.

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.

Camp Mirage

June 17-Aug. 26, 2024

Hello, huge mud pits! This day camp has that, along with bonfires, water activities — and more than 40 total themed camps, from “Animal Planet” to “Pokemon,” all with flexible schedules that are great for working parents. In 2021, the camp opened a second location in Plymouth to allow for more inside space plus a new slip-n-slide and an extra wooded area.

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.

Snapology of Troy

June 17-Aug. 16, 2024

Choose from STEAM summer camps and workshops, blending play with learning in robotics, coding, and more. Each program promises a blend of education and excitement, ensuring a summer filled with creativity, friends and new skills.

Tigers Youth Baseball and Softball Camps

June 17-Aug. 23, 2024

  • Address: Camp locations in Beverly Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Detroit, Madison Heights, Pontiac, Wixom 
  • Cost: $395
  • Best for ages: 6-14

Join the Detroit Tigers Baseball/Softball Camps in summer 2024 for a week of unparalleled baseball heaven, promising a world-class experience and lifelong memories for every young player.

Summer Camp at Mosaic Youth Theatre

June 24-Aug. 1, 2024

  • Address: 2251 Antietam Ave, Detroit; camp held at Detroit Waldorf School in prior years.
  • Cost: 2024 information not yet released
  • Best for ages: 3-8 years old

The nationally recognized Mosaic Youth Theatre offers a summer camp for kids with an emphasis on performing arts. Campers explore the process behind putting together a performance.

The Henry Ford Summer Camp

June 24-Aug. 2, 2024

Dive into innovation this summer at The Henry Ford Summer Camps! Explore behind-the-scenes adventures, hands-on experiments, and the stories of American creativity. Open for grades 2-7, with artifact explorations and unique learning experiences.

Summer Camp at Michigan Science Center

June 24-Aug. 16, 2024

Every year, Mi-Sci summer camp offers kids a chance to break loose with wacky science experiments and activities, plus access to stage shows and the theater.

Detroit Opera

July 8-Aug. 9, 2024

Detroit Opera’s summer camps offer a creative stage for youths. “Create & Perform” for ages 8-12, turns kids into playwrights and stars. “Operetta Remix” for ages 13-18, hones musical theater skills. Both end in a Detroit Opera House showcase.

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.

TGA Junior Golf Summer Camp

June-August 2024

  • Address: Camp locations in Detroit, Novi, Northville, New Haven, Oakland Township, Southfield, Plymouth, Washington, Royal Oak, Canton and New Hudson.
  • Cost: $245-$495
  • Best for ages: 6-16

TGA Premier Junior Golf Camps guide kids by combining expert instruction, course play and learning activities. Groups are paired by age and skill and the camp maintains a low camper to instructor ratio.

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.

Matrix School of Theatre

2024 Dates TBA

Leave this summer camp with a newfound confidence thanks to the performing arts. Campers will learn the ins and outs of theater productions and get a chance to make their own creations, too.

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Amanda Rahn
Amanda Rahn
Amanda Rahn is a freelance journalist, copy editor and proud Detroiter. She is a graduate of Wayne State University’s journalism school and of the Columbia Publishing Course at Oxford University. Amanda is a lover of translated contemporary fiction, wines from Jura and her dog, Lottie.

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