Camps & Classes

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.
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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.

Return to Play Risk Assessment Prepares Athletes for Sports

The Aspen Institute's Health, Medicine & Society Program partnered with its Sports & Society Program to develop a risk assessment to help athletes, coaches and parents get back into sports after stay-at-home restrictions are lifted.

Farmington Native Teen Flyinbrian Eyes Snowboarding in Olympics

15-year-old Brian Rice II, who goes by the nickname Flyinbrian, has his sights set on being the first African American snowboarder in the Olympics.

Bloomfield Hills Schools’ Summer Camps Offer Continued Learning

From arts and crafts to animals on the farm, kids as young as age 3 can experience all the fun and enrichment opportunities that summer camp has to offer.

To Keep Your Child Active and Healthy, Think Outside the Box

Through an initiative called Project Play, the Aspen Institute and its partners are working to boost the numbers of kids engaged in healthy, active sports and play. We share their parent tips for reimagining kid-focused play.
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Most Expensive Sports for Kids to Play

It's wonderful to encourage kids to get active and grow strong, but some sports cost more to take on than others. Here are seven of the most expensive sports and how you can cut the cost.