Throughout metro Detroit and Ann Arbor, kids can enjoy an increasing number of enrichment camps and programs. Each one packs in a hearty focus on academics, learning and continuation of school-year studies.
They’re a great way to ensure kids are well-rounded — and have a little variety. And while some kids thrive in overnight outdoor and nature camps, these sorts of enrichment camps offer an alternative for kids with different tastes.
If you’re considering summer enrichment camps in southeast Michigan for your kids, you’ve come to the right spot. Check out this sampling of high-achieving enrichment camps in southeast Michigan — from engineering and technology to art and theater.
Note: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, some camps may be canceled for 2021 or may enforce social distancing and face masks protocols. Check with your chosen camp before signing up.
Brookfield Academy’s Summer Camp
Livonia, West Bloomfield, Troy, Rochester Hills
The four Brookfield Academy campuses offer a Montessori-based day camp. The Montessori morning classroom will be a blend of individual, small and large group activities. Children can look forward to working with the Montessori classroom materials.
Offers nine popular summer camp options including art studio, theatre school, STEM, sports camps and more. Each option is popular at Cranbrook’s expansive campus every summer.
Dearborn Heights Montessori Center
This nine- or 10-week summer program for kids ages 18 months to 12 years old combines learning with fun. The majority of each day focuses on academics. Each week is themed.
Detroit Zoo Summer Camps
The Detroit Zoo divides its camps up by grade level and has a different program for every child in grades K-12. Choose from options like Zookeeper Camps, Animal Welfare Workshops and more.
Eastern Michigan University Inkstains
This writing camp is an incubator where kids in middle and high school hone their chops in a variety of genres. Choose from the Young Writer’s Camp for grades 3-5 or Inkstains 2.0 for grades 6-8 and 9-12
Franklin Athletic Club Specialty Camps
Franklin Athletic Club’s Lego Robotics Camp introduces kids to the basic methods used in building and coding robots. This camp encourages collaboration and problem-solving, culminating in a competition that places each team’s robots against one another.
Find safety, fitness and fairy tale camps, too.
ID Tech Camps
Ann Arbor, Rochester
This top tech camp has a rich array of STEM offerings for kids ages 7-19. It’s part of a national network of programs held on college campuses — locally, that includes the University of Michigan and Oakland University.
Learning at the Opera House
Try out singing like an opera star at the Operetta Workshop, learn how to create and perform or explore dancing workshops. Participants will learn about acting, singing, stage movement, healthy vocal technique and how to audition, cumulating in a final performance. 2021 camps are pending.
The Robot Garage Summer Camps
Birmingham, Rochester Hills
Summer camps here let kids work on meaningful projects and form new friendships while learning about robotics and technology. Camps were online in 2020. 2021 camps are pending.
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