I know, I know…it doesn’t feel one bit like summer, but if we think about it and plan for it, maybe it will come? I know many parents sign their kids up for weekly summer camps, so I thought I would give you a little help as you finalize your summer plans. There are so many great options out there!
Many establishments offer a discounted rate for early registration and many camps fill up, so make your choices early. If you know about a camp or are putting on a camp that is not listed here, feel free to contact me and let me know about it! I want this list to be as comprehensive as possible for my readers.
I will also be spotlighting some of the new camps out there and those that are less well known in the coming weeks. If you would like to be considered, please contact me.
Also, you may want to check out the link HERE for last year’s list.
ANN ARBOR REC AND ED (everything!)
Ann Arbor Rec and Ed has a camp for everyone! Click HERE.
ANN ARBOR YMCA (everything!)
Friends, the Ann Arbor YMCA offers so many camps from sports to science to theater, there is something for everyone with full and half day options too! Way too many to list here. Link to the brochure HERE
SALINE SUMMER CAMPS (everything!)
Saline is just a few quick minutes from many areas in Ann Arbor. Check out what they have to offer this summer HERE.
ANN ARBOR REC AND ED (outdoor experiences)
Ann Arbor Rec and Ed offers awesome summer adventures at the Argo and Gallup Canoe Livery, Buhr and Fuller Pools, Huron Hills Golf Course, and the Leslie Science Center. To register, click HERE.
VARSITY DAY CAMP (outdoor experiences)Let your children experience “old school” summer camp with the best of outdoor experiences, arts and crafts, sports and swimming! To register, click HERE.
YOUNG PEOPLE’S THEATER (theater/music/drama)
Musical Theater Camps, link HERE.
BLUE LAKE FINE ARTS CAMP (music)
Is your son or daughter a serious musician? Take their talent to the next level at Blue Lake. Click HERE.
PERFORMING ARTS CAMP (drama/music/performance)
Center Stage drama camps are adventures for actors. Help your superstar fine tune his talent. Click HERE.
FLY CHILDREN’S ART CENTER (art)
Does your child love to create? Head to FLY in Ypsilanti for a hands-on summer camp. For details, click HERE.
ANN ARBOR ART CENTER (art)
Summer is a perfect time to let your children explore their artistic side. Ann Arbor Art Center offers creative classes in art, multi-media and clay. Click HERE.
KIDZ ART (art)
Classes for preschoolers to high schoolers! Help your little ones and big ones enjoy creating! Click HERE.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SPORTS CAMPS (sports)
Baseball, boys/girls Basketball, Cheer, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, boys/girls Golf, boys/girls Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, boys/girls Lacrosse, Rowing, boys/girls Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling. Find your camp HERE.
WIDE WORLD SPORTS (sports/soccer)Wide World is a great indoor sports facility that offers multi-sport and soccer day camps on a weekly or daily basis. Keep your little ones moving this summer. For details, click HERE.
ANN ARBOR ICE CUBE (skating/hockey)
Do you have a future winter Olympian? Check them into a summer camp at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube. For more information click HERE.
PLANET ROCK (sports/climbing)
If your kids are little monkeys, they will love summer camp at Planet Rock. For all the climbing fun, click HERE.
LIBERTY ATHLETIC CLUB (sports/day camp/preschool)
Liberty Athletic Club offers a basic summer camp that gives kids exposure to a little of everything! They also offer a few special camps like Lightsaber Camp, Lacrosse Camp, and Preschool Camp. All info HERE.
GYM AMERICA (gymnastics)
Gym America offers great camps that work for everyone’s schedule and needs. Sign up for classes, half-day camps or full-day camps! Click HERE.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY (science)
Have a budding scientist? This might be the camp for you! Click HERE.
CHESS CAMP (chess)
Calling all kids who love the game of chess, this is a camp you won’t want to miss. Click HERE.
ID TECH (computers)
Do you have a child that was born a techie? This is a serious computer camp help online or at the University of Michigan that teaches everything from game creating to JAVA programming. Get your kids a head start on the future. Click HERE.
BRAIN MONKEYS (robotics, technology, engineering)
If your little and big monkeys love a mix of adventure and robotics, engineering and technology, Brain Monkeys is the perfect camp for them! For more details, click HERE.
BRICKS 4 KIDS (lego/technology)
Is your son or daughter obsessed with LEGOs? Then they will LOVE Bricks 4 Kids summer camps. Find all the details HERE.
CAMP GREEN THINGS (outdoor/farming/eco-friendly)
Join Green Things Farm for a farm and forest adventure. Learn practical farming and green building skills while sharing meaningful outdoor experiences with new and old friends. Find all the details HERE.
GREAT LAKES ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY (animals/science)
My boys would love nothing more than spending a week with reptiles and other interesting animals. If your kids think the same way, try out a camp at Ann Arbor’s Reptile Zoo. Click HERE.
CLUB SCIENTIFIC (science)
If you have a real “Little Einstein” on your hands help him/her explore the wonders of science at Club Scientific! Click HERE.
ANN ARBOR COOKS (cooking)
Nothing better than getting kids cooking! If the kitchen is where your little ones love to spend their time, try a cooking camp this summer. Click HERE.
Your second listing for "ANN ARBOR REC AND ED (outdoor experiences)" should actually be Ann Arbor Parks & Rec. Rec & Ed is loosely affiliated with the school district; Parks & Rec with the city.
Thanks for the comprehensive list! You might want to add Brain Monkeys (http://brainmonkeys.com/ ) and Honey Creek for even more coverage.
(by the way, your 'outdoor experiences' link does go to the Parks & Rec web site, but I was confused as to why Rec & Ed was listed twice until I clicked on the link)
Hi Tricia, Thanks for the heads up. I will also fix things and add the other camps to the list. Thanks!!
Offseason sports camp are organised for girls, one can visit for registration at University of Michigan sports camps for girls. The sports camp provide professional sports training and coaches they aim to develop and take the player on the next level of success.