Fun Summer Camps: Your 2022 List

It’s time to plan some fun for your child and summer camps are the way to go. Metro Parent’s advertising partners share their top camp offerings.

There’s no better time for your child to let loose and make friends than during the summer. Whether they’re into STEM, tennis, archery or arts and crafts, fun summer camps are the perfect place for them to be — and a perfect place for them to build lasting friendships and memories doing things they love.

We’re lucky that with summer’s longer days and generous school breaks, there is ample time to enjoy everything summer has to offer. We’re also lucky that so many camps are offering diverse experiences for kids. Whatever type of summer camp experience your child wants, Metro Parent’s advertising partners fit the bill. Check out what’s on offer.

Cranbrook Schools Summer Camps

Day Camp, Specialty Camp
Ages: Under 6-17
Where: 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills
Each summer, Cranbrook Schools Summer Camps host more than 1,800 campers hailing from 20 states and nine countries to experience summer camp on Cranbrook’s historic 319-acre campus. Among the offerings are traditional, multi-activity day camps as well
as specialty camps in art, robotics, sports, STEM, theater and writing.

Pontiac Sailing Education Foundation Junior Sailing Program at Pontiac Yacht Club

Sailing Lessons
Ages: 6-17
Where: 3270 Wards Pointe Drive, Pontiac
Learn to sail, no experience required. One- and two-week programs start June 20 and continue through the summer. Sailing instructors, all U.S. Sailing Level 1 certified, keep kids safe while making sure they learn and have fun.

YMCA Camp Ohiyesa

Day Camp, Overnight Camp, Specialty Camp
Ages: 5-16
Where: 7300 Hickory Ridge Road, Holly
Since 1918, it has provided quality camp experiences in a caring, family environment. Discover opportunities for growth in a non-competitive and highly supervised atmosphere. It encompasses 300 acres of lake, woods and fields.

Aspiring Artist Camp

Day Camp, Specialty Camp
Ages: 9-16
Where: 200 Kirts Blvd., Suite D, Troy
Offers guided instruction and support for each camper while encouraging camaraderie with peers and project-based makeup instruction. The camps offer kids a glimpse at what it would be like to become a professional makeup artist for both beauty and special fx.

YMCA Camp Copneconic

Day Camp, Overnight Camp
Ages: 4-18
Where: 10407 N. Fenton Road, Fenton
It has been known as one of the best camping experiences in the Midwest. Nestled among 750 acres of wooded lakefront property, it offers campers a variety of activities, including zip lining, water sports, rock wall climbing, horseback riding and more.

Lawrence Technological University

Day Camp, Overnight Camp
Ages: 14-18
Where: Marburger STEM Center, 21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield
Find stimulating academic camps for students interested in engineering, technology, design and science. Expert professors introduce campers to the latest innovations in modern labs and studios on its Southfield campus.

Interlochen Arts Camp

Overnight Camp
Ages: 8-18
4000 J Maddy Parkway, Interlochen
World-renowned summer arts programs that encourage emerging young artists to explore and refine their artistic passion. From cabin games to exploring the outdoors, students experience all the fun of summer camp while expanding their capacity in music, theater, dance, creative writing, visual arts and film.

iD Tech

Day Camp
Ages: 7-19
Where: Various locations and online
A premier destination for STEM education, with on-campus and online programs that sharpen students’ coding, game development and creative skills. Choose from summer programs held at prestigious campuses nationwide, virtual tech camps, teen boot camps, online private lessons, or small-group online classes.

This content was last updated on May 16, 2022.


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