From STEM to swim and everything in between, there’s a summer camp experience in metro Detroit just waiting for your child. Fun summer camps are the perfect place for your child to grow, learn, make friends and just have a great time.
Should you go for what you know your kid will love? Or should you try something new? With so many quality summer camps to choose from, why not do both? No matter what, Metro Parent’s advertising partners have just what you are looking for. But spots fill up quickly, so register your child now — then put your feet up and let summer arrive in all its glory.
Champions Champ Camp
Where: Multiple locations in the metro Detroit area
Take convenience, flexibility and laughter to the max! Full-time or part-time care with unplugged activities that inspire creativity, confidence and friendship. With an expert-backed curriculum, themed weeks (like outdoors, arts, STEM) are filled with field trips, interactive sports, water play, group activities, adventure and more.
Lawrence Technological University Summer Camps
Day Camp, Overnight/Away Camp
Ages: High school sophomores, juniors and seniors
Where: 21000 W. Ten Mile Road, Southfield
LTU offers 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 Lawrence Tech’s Southfield campus.
Oakland Yard Summer Camps
Where: 5328 Highland Road, Waterford Township
Kids participate in lots of fun activities during the camp. Sports are coached by caring collegiate athletes and teachers. Social activities abound. Kids get the chance to play in groups on the mammoth slip ‘n slide, dig for dinosaur bones, sort through thousands of Lego, gorge at the ice cream bar, dabble in art, nerf blast the enemy, target practice with bows and arrows, treasure hunt or just chillax. The kids go home tired and the week flies by.
Pontiac Sailing Education Foundation
Where: Pontiac Yacht Club, 3270 Wards Pointe Drive, Pontiac
Learn to sail, no experience required. One- and two-week programs start in June and continue through the summer on Cass Lake. Sailing instructors, all U.S. Sailing Level 1 certified, keep kids safe while making sure they learn and have fun.
YMCA Camp Nissokone
Day Camp, Overnight/Away Camp, Specialty Camp
Where: 6836 F-41, Oscoda
The caring, responsible staff is trained in a variety of areas including child development, activity leadership, behavior management, sports and swim instruction. In addition to the exciting activities and new friendships, breakfast and lunch are included daily. In the mornings campers travel with their counselors and age group to a variety of activities that change each day. Each group’s schedule is designed for their age. Check out fencing, paintball, Horse Camp, backpacking and Teen Camp.