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Making Friends at Camp is More Important Than Ever for Kids

In a world of digital relationships, summer camps provide an increasingly important place for kids to connect face-to-face – plus sharpen some of life's soft skills.

Michigan State Parks Camping Sites in Southern Michigan

Want to go overnight camping in Michigan? Stay at one of these Michigan State Park camping sites in the south part of the Lower Peninsula.

7 Steps for Backyard Camping Success

Are your kids begging for a camping trip? Treat them to one from the comfort of your home and make it a backyard camping success with these tips.

Making Friends at Camp is More Important Than Ever for Kids

In a world of digital relationships, summer camps provide an increasingly important place for kids to connect face-to-face – plus sharpen some of life's soft skills.

Best Hiking Trails in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for the best hiking trails in southeast Michigan? Check out these scenic spots in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties in 2018.

Tips on Backyard Camping With Kids of All Ages

From the tent to the fire to the all-important snacks, get tips on creating the ultimate setting for backyard camping with kids of all ages.

Tips to Teach Kids How to Build a Campfire

Blaze a new trail for your kids by teaching them how to build a fire, from safety to creating the perfect pyramid, all the way to putting it out.

Drop-In Summer Day Camps for Kids

Don't feel bad for waiting until the last minute! Several local summer camps for kids are happy to accommodate drop-in campers for summer 2018.

Best Family Nature Centers in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Experience the great outdoors and learn about the wonders of nature at these southeast Michigan nature centers in Metro Parent's 2018-19 guide.

Cosmic Fun and Stargazing in Clayton, Mackinaw City and Pennsylvania

Take a peak into the night sky at a Lenawee County park, a Lake Michigan destination and the International Dark Sky Park in Pennsylvania, too.

Mother-Daughter Duo Preserves Michigan’s Natural Beauty

Without the help of volunteers, Michigan's prairies and other landscapes could be overtaken by invasive plant species. Meet two local women who step up to keep this vegetation at bay.

What’s Your Vacay Personality?

Whether your fam loves lounging, the great outdoors, high-throttle fun or the ultimate tourist trek, get a gauge of your vacation type – and find your best trip fit.
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What You Need to Know About Macomb County’s Children’s Mobile Crisis Unit Program

Kids in crisis in Macomb County can receive immediate assistance thanks to the county's new Children's Mobile Crisis Unit Program. Here's what you need to know.

Vaccine Recommendations for Macomb County Kids

The COVID-19 vaccine is here and we spoke to an expert with the Macomb County Health Department to find out what you need to know about getting one in Macomb County.

Family Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for some family fun virtual things to do while at home or as things open up? Check out our list of events and other things to do this weekend.

Beyond Van Gogh Exhibit Coming to Detroit

Become a part of a Vincent Van Gogh painting at Beyond Van Gogh Detroit, which will be on display starting June 25, 2021 at the TCF Center.