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Socially Distant Outdoor Classes in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

COVID-19 may have put indoor classes on hold but these local organizations stepped up and got creative to offer socially distant outdoor classes in our area.

Unity In Learning Camp-At-Home for Southeast Michigan Kids

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Leslie Science and Nature Center and Yankee Air Museum have teamed up to offer local kids the camping experience from home.
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Four Safe Kids Camp Options in Southeast Michigan

Get the scoop on four Metro Parent advertising partners who are offering safe summer camp experiences in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.
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Camp Scholarships Available in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Summer camp is a rite-of-passage for our kids but getting them there can be expensive. These camp scholarship opportunities can help ease the financial burden.
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10 Inspirational Sports Quotes for Kids

Parents who are encouraging young athletes to do their best may find these inspirational sports quotes for kids and students to provide the perfect amount of motivation.
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Enriching Experiences at YMCA Camp Ohiyesa

The summer camp experience boasts big benefits for children, and at YMCA Camp Ohiyesa, situated just off Fish Lake in Holly, campers take a break from city living to get in touch with nature, build relationships and make memories that last a lifetime.

Set Sail With Pontiac Junior Sailing Club

With a mix of STEM education and sailing fun, this summer day camp offers a unique opportunity for kids who want to spend their days on the water while learning a new skill.
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Learn, Play, Score Program Offers Free Street Hockey to Kids in Detroit

Youth sports are expensive. Between sign-up fees, gear fees and the money it takes carting kids to and from practice or games, it's no wonder kids quit playing sports before their teenage...

Day Camps Are Now Open at the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit

After months in quarantine, families are invited back to the YMCA — and the beloved day camps have made their return. Here's what you need to know about this summer's day camp offerings.
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Are Summer Camps in 2020 in Jeopardy from the Pandemic?

Summer camps — both day and overnight — are back on in Michigan. Here, we offer some expert information on what summer camps will look like in 2020.
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Water Safety 101: Lake and Pool Safety Tips for Families

With summer approaching, families of small kids and teenagers should keep safe swim practices in mind. These lake and pool safety tips can help.

Diving 101: Teaching Kids How to Dive Into a Pool

Is your child ready to tackle the headfirst water-splash this summer? Here are some tips and advice on how parents can go about teaching kids how to dive.