2012 Summer Camp Guide

. October 31, 2012.

Use your mind and get creative this summer! Ann Arbor Family Press’
Summer Camp Guide features the best camps to keep your child moving this summer and throughout the year!

Ann Arbor Academy
111 E. Mosley St.

Ann Arbor Academy's Summer Program is designed to meet the needs of students with ADHD, dyslexia and autism spectrum disorders.
 Our weekly day camp offers morning academic classes to help students retain and develop skills; afternoon field trips for educational
fun; experienced educators; hands-on experiences and friendship in a structured learning environment.

Ann Arbor Arts Center
117 W. Liberty St.

Ann Arbor Art Center Creativity Camp is a ten week-long session for children ages 5-12. Enjoy a full week of multi-media, age-appropriate projects using wide varieties of art-making techniques. The Center’s experienced teaching artists and instructors
will guide campers on a creative journey full of challenges, hands-on projects and mini-lessons about art and cultures throughout time. Register early, sessions fill up quickly!

Ann Arbor Public Schools Community Education and Recreation
1515 S. Seventh

Ann Arbor Rec&Ed is “Where community comes together,” and has been providing popular summer children’s camps for over 25 years!   Our camps consist of half and full-day options offered both indoors and outdoors. Select from offerings like the ever popular GreenAdventures Camp, Literature & Enrichment Camps, Instructional Sports, Safety Town, Music, Art, Drama and many others. If you register before May 20th, you will receive our Early Bird Discount. Cost Savings: When enrolling campers in four or more full day camps within one transaction, you will save 10 percent off each week.

Ann Arbor YMCA
400 W. Washington St.

Get ready for over 30 different camps with something to suit every child, including our new Glee and Fit Kids Camps. Our counselors are dedicated to ensuring a safe atmosphere while instilling character values.   Transportation to and from Camp Birkett and financial assistance are available (applications are available at www.annarborymca.org with a deadline of March 15, 2012.) Currently, the YMCA is offering leader-in-training programs available for campers 13-16, enabling campers to build their leadership skills and assume some counselor responsibilities while still participating in Camp Birkett activities.

Barb’s Sewing School Summer Day Camps

Barb’s Sewing School offers varied half-day camps which include Clothing Camp, Sew Crafty, Sew and Bake, and Dress-a-doll for beginning sewers; along with Giraffe Family for intermediate sewers. All camps are half-days
camps. We have Vocal Camps, Musical Theater Camps and much more! Visit our website at www.DextersDancersEdge.com or email us at DextersDancersEdge@yahoo.com or call 734-424-2626 for full class options and availability. We look forward to spending summertime with YOU!

Daycroft Montessori School
Preprimary Campus
(Preschool and Kindergarten)
100 East Oakbrook Drive, Ann Arbor, (734) 930-0333

Elementary Campus (K-6)
1095 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, (734) 662-3335

At Daycroft’s summer day camps, your child will find worlds to explore … and sprinklers to run through! Camps for kindergarten to sixth grade students include cooking, fishing, music, theater, art, crafts and sports. For ages three to preschool, play-based activities entail art, science, sports and games. Daycroft’s 2012 camps are from June 11-15 to August 13-17. No camps July 2-6. Elementary camps are Monday through Friday from 9am to 4:15pm, with before-camp care. Preprimary camps are half-day (8:30am to 11:30am) or full-day (8:30am to 3:30pm), Monday through Friday. Enroll for one week, a few weeks or all summer.

Generations Together
2801 Baker Rd.

Generations Together offers a fun and active field trip oriented, weekly themed Summer Camp for children ages 5 – 12 years old.  Campers are grouped according to their age which allows our Elementary Education State Certified Camp Director, with nine years experience, to plan trips and activities that are exciting, interesting and age appropriate. Our themes this year are: Blast Off Week, Splish and Splash, Time Travelers, Stars and Stripes, G.T’s Got Talent, Amazing Sports Race, Goin’ Green, Where the Wild Things Are, Artful Antics and more!

Great Lakes
Zoological Society
6885 Jackson Rd.

Join the world of discovery, conservation and rescue with the Great Lakes Zoological Society’s Summer Camp Program. Camps begin June 11 and continue through August for campers that have completed grades two through five. Campers will receive hands-on experiences, both indoors and out, learning about indigenous and exotic reptiles, amphibians, conservation, handling, care, rescue and other activities including reptile related crafts. Camps are filled one week at a time beginning in June.

Green Apple
2664 Miller Rd.

Our summer program for children 12 months to 6 years is outdoor- and nature-focused. A majority of the days are spent in our outdoor playscape or our new outdoor art studio! Our nurturing staff is available for your childcare needs from the second week in June through August 25th! Or, if you’re looking for an artistic
experience for five to ten year olds, ask us about our upcoming theatre and art camp!

Honey Creek Community School
1735 S. Wagner Rd.

Embark on outdoor adventures, defeat dark wizards, create artistic masterpieces, search for buried treasure, complete mythological
quests, conduct crazy cool science experiments, and make new friends at Honey Creek’s unique summer experience.   With 40 acres and an indoor pool, adventures abound for school-age children at theme-based Honey Creek Summer Camp. Weekly field trips and on-site workshops enhance our summer celebration. Whether you come for a day, a week, or the entire summer, our flexible scheduling can customize your summer to fill your child’s days with fun!

ID Tech Camps
530 S. State St.

Love gaming, programming or filmmaking? Ages 7-17 create everything listed and more! Weeklong, day and overnight programs held at 60+ universities including the University of Michigan. Accredited Continuing Education Units available. Small classes (max 8:1) are taught by adult instructors for personalized instruction. Students- complement your summer experience by subscribing to iDTech365.com – an online learning community offering tutorials, forums and video lessons. Also FREE monthly online workshops.

Kenville Studios
323 E. Hoover Ave.

Kenville Studios of Dance and Creativity offers four different creative day camps during the summer. Creative Movement/Art offers children
unique, themed activities to stretch their imaginations and problem solving skills. Puppet Theater provides an opportunity for children to make their own puppets and perform their own plays, while ballet intensives to educate dancers.

401 Washtenaw, 3064 CCRB

KidSport offers children the opportunity to learn and refine non-competitive sport-specific skills,
team building and social skills. Activities are age and developmentally appropriate, and are fosterd by experts in physical education. Activities may include swimming, cooperative games, safety behavior and team sports. Scholarships, discounts and optional aftercare are available. KidSport partners with Camp Explorations and Outdoor Adventures for added variety.

Liberty Athletic Club
2975 W. Liberty Rd.

Whether your kids are couch potatoes or fitness
enthusiasts, Camp Liberty is the place for them! Liberty Athletic Club Summer Day Camp offers swimming, tennis lessons, sports activities, creative projects and more, with each week revolving around a different theme. All campers have access to the rock wall and both indoor and outdoor water parks. There are half-day camps for ages five to seven, full-day camps for ages five to ten.

511 Miller Rd.

Manzanitas is a play-based, full-immersion Spanish curriculum in a multicultural, inclusive environment. With experienced, fluent speaking staff, the preschool and childcare center has opened its NAEYC approved summer program for children two through six years of age. Our programs are for children who do not speak or understand Spanish as well as children from Spanish-speaking homes.

2111 Packard St.

Avoid summer brain drain at Mathnasium! Our summer programs offer students an extra boost for the school year ahead. Flexible summer memberships and/or engaging summer camps, there is something for eveyone! Summer Memberships (grades PreK-12) make math make sense to kids! Choose 12 or 20 one-hour sessions to use anytime throughout summer. During our Summer Camps include Math Explorers for grades K-1 and Journey to London Olympic Games Activities for grades 1-3 and 4-6.

Michigan Field Hockey
1000 S. State St.

Michigan Field Hockey Camp has sessions to teach top collegiate field hockey but also to develop younger player’s fundamental skills. Learn from some of the best collegiate coaches in the nation. Most of all, it is fun and exciting. Join us for a great week of field hockey!

Morning Star Child Care
7444 Ann Arbor St.

Morning Star’s field trip based summer program is designed to encourage activity and movement by teaching the core values of teamwork, friendship and cooperation. Our staff is comprised of professional teachers, and college students working on teaching degrees (CPR and first aid trained), who act as outstanding role models. Our summer themes combine core educational standards with movement, healthy choices and community involvement. Morning Star’s summer camp, Monday through Friday 9:30am-4pm, offers before and after care for no additional charge and includes field trips, art supplies and activities.

My Urban Toddler
7025 E. Michigan Ave.

My Urban Toddler’s camps, hosted in its premier playspace, immerse children in arts/crafts, movement and hands-on activities. Camps, appropriate for tots ages two to five, are scheduled Monday through Thursdays from 9:30-11:30am and 2-4pm. Themes include fantastic foods, little sports, making music, knights and princesses, under the big top, wild wild west and community helpers. All camp weeks include activities ranging from arts and crafts to music and movement along with obstacle courses, snacks and free play. Parents must remain on the premises. $68 per camper. For more info call 734-944-3628.

Small World Preschool and Childcare
38426 N. Hazelwood Circle

Right off the expressway and minutes from town, Explorer Club Summer Camp offers part/full time care and flexible scheduling for school-aged children! Weekly fieldtrips, electives, swimming, theme-based activities and learning keep your children active and engaged! WARNING: May cause sleepy children by end
of day! Additional programs for Infants – Preschool available.

Varsity Day Club
3420 Cordley Lake Rd.

Varsity Day Camp has been family owned and operated since 1950. Varsity Day Camp is licensed by the State of Michigan and the Livingston County Health Department. Campers are free to choose their activities, ranging from archery to arts and crafts, fishing to any sport you can think of! The best part is your child gets to choose their activity and when. The camp day includes two morning activity periods, a full nutritious lunch and two afternoon activity periods.
Our carefully selected staff is comprised of former campers, college students, teachers and professionals who are trained to be outstanding camp role models. Ages 6-13 are welcome, Monday through Friday from 8:45am-4:20pm. Tuition is $40 per camper, per day and includes lunch, supplies and instruction.

Child Care

Give your kids a great summer of fun and learning. YMCA/JCC Summer Child Care provides opportunities to expand your child’s knowledge through field trips, music, art and drama activities; games and sports and extended learning programs including book clubs, math works, arts and humanities activities, health and wellness – all part of our Healthy Kids activities for school-age children and Creative Curriculum for children under age five. Parents can feel secure knowing their child has a full day of quality care, learning and planned fun just for kids! Call 419-474-3995 for more info, or download our summer vacation guide at

YMCA Storer Camps
6941 Stony Lake Rd.
Jackson, MI

YMCA Storer Camps, located in the Irish Hills of Southeast Michigan, offer summer resident camping programs for youth entering grades 2 – 12. Storer allows campers to grow through teachable moments and experiences that include horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, stand up paddle boards and other exciting adventures. Our 15 element high-ropes course, 50-foot climbing tower and tree climbing course provide campers with opportunities to challenge
their spirit, mind and body. Cabin life builds lifelong friendships and strengthens communication as well as interpersonal skills. Campers also gain a better understanding of the environment by exploring Storer’s 1,200 acres with 15 different ecosystems. Storer also offers Outdoor Environmental Education for schools and custom programming for groups. Visit during an open house on April 15 or May 20 from 1 – 4 pm. Ask about how you can sign up and save when you bring a friend! Call YMCA Storer Camps for details.