Throughout the year, the 13 Huron-Clinton Metroparks boast loads of fun for families – from kayaking and biking in the summer to ice fishing and cross-country skiing in the winter.
But in the summertime, kids ages 6-17 can also experience eight of their local Metroparks in a different way: through summer day camp – and some week-long day camp options, as well.
Whether your child is interested in exploring the great outdoors, has an interest in learning about rockets or wants to live a bit of the farm life this summer, there’s something for everyone at Huron-Clinton Metroparks in 2020. Camp offerings vary by location.
At Oakwoods Metropark in New Boston, during the Can You Dig It? Archaeology Day Camp, which is open to ages 8-14 and offered June 18-19, kids will work with trained archaeologists to learn how to sort and identify objects.
Kids at Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Township can experience Nature Day Camp: Junior Naturalist camp July 27-29. It’s open to ages 8-11 and gives kids a chance to unplug from technology to experience a 34-foot Voyageur canoe ride, cool down at the beach, enjoy pond-dipping activities and more.
Wolcott Mill Metropark in Ray Township offers a Farm Camp for kids ages 6-12, which takes place July 7-9 and July 21-23. This option offers campers a unique opportunity to have fun – and learn – on a working farm. There will be games, gardening, candle dipping and more.
From July 14 to 17, campers – who must have completed second grade – can experience a Nature Explorers Day Camp at Indian Springs Metropark in White Lake, where they hunt for insects, explore the prairie and more.
Hudson Mills Metropark in Dexter boasts a Rocket Camp on July 18. For ages 9-12, this camp gives campers the chance to build and launch their own model rocket.
At Kensington Metropark in Milford, a Bird Guardians Camp, which takes place on June 25, is just one of many offerings. To participate in this camp, which teaches the basics of binocular use and birding techniques, children must have completed second grade.
The Nature Center Day Camp at Stony Creek Metropark in Shelby Township happens June 24-26 and July 15-17, and it’s open to campers ages 8-10. Campers enjoy stream exploration, nature-inspired crafts, a boat-building contest, campfire cooking and more.
Registration is required at least a week in advance of the desired camp start date. For more information on registration, visit metroparks.com/camps.
For more information on the Huron-Clinton Metroparks, visit metroparks.com.