Camps & Classes

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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.
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Best Specialty Camps for Kids in Michigan

Traditional camps will always be among the best kids’ summer camp options. But here are 10 types of specialty camps for kids that break the mold.

Top Summer Camps for Kids in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Whether it's a day, overnight or specialty camp, Metro Parent's advertising partners have options for every child to experience the best summer ever.
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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.

Building Character at YMCA Camp Ohiyesa

Through five core values, YMCA Camp Ohiyesa is helping campers ages 5-16 become the best versions of themselves while making memories that last a lifetime.

Huron-Clinton Metroparks Offer Summer Day Camp Fun

Kids ages 6-17 can experience a variety of day and week-long camps at eight of the Huron-Clinton Metroparks this year.

Lawrence Technological University Offer Stimulating Academic Camps

High schoolers interested in camps that focus on engineering, technology, design, business, science and more: Look no further than Lawrence Tech.