SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION
*With COVID-19, these summer camps are subject to change or be canceled. Please call ahead to confirm availability.
Humane Society of Huron Valley
3100 Cherry Hill Rd.
734-662-5585 | HSHV.org
Get your tail wagging! Enjoy hands-on time with the furry friends at our humane society, and learn about safe animal handling, good animal care, animal behavior and lots more. From toddlers (Camp PAWS, Jr.) to grade school (Camp PAWS) to teens (Animal Care Residency), campers will prepare to become responsible future pet owners and compassionate contributors to the world. Sessions include snacks and “paw-tastic” T-shirts. HSHV’s camps sell out every year, so be sure to register early!
Camp dates: June, July and August weeks available
Camp times: 9am-4pm with optional aftercare from 4-5pm (Except 4-5 year olds; 9am-noon)
Ages: 4-15 (Separate sessions for different age ranges)
Camp cost: $115 (Camp PAWS, Jr.) to $285
Registration: Go to hshv.org/camppaws to register. Limited number of scholarships available, too.
Tiny Lions Cat Café
5245 Jackson Rd.
734-661-3530 | TinyLions.org
For teens, CampPurrs takes place at the Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center—the cat café run by the Humane Society of Huron Valley. It includes deep dives into special animal topics and interactions with the friendly cats at the cat café!
Camp dates: July and August weeks available
Camp times: 9am-noon
Ages: 9-14 (Separate sessions for 9-11 and 12-14)
Camp cost: $125
Registration: Go to hshv.org/camppaws or tinylions.org for more information or to register!
Wild Swan Theater’s Studio,
6175 Jackson Rd. Suite B
734-995-0530 | wildswantheater.org
Wild Swan Theater drama camps are fun experiences where kids can feel safe and comfortable exploring the imaginative world of theater. Their main goal is that every camper has a great time cultivating their creativity and leaves camp feeling successful. With a new theme every week, activities will include warm-ups, theater games and improvisations that bring people together in a nurturing, memorable way.
Camp dates: Week-long, and half day camps offered in July.
Camp times: 9:30am-12:30pm
Camp cost: $125 – $185
SCRAP Creative Reuse
4567 Washtenaw Ave.
734-800-4137 | SCRAPA2.org
Camp SCRAP is an art camp centered on themes of creative reuse. This camp is for children who love inventing, making, and bringing their creative ideas to life! Alongside SCRAP staff, kids entering first through sixth grade will explore the possibilities of all of the discarded materials in the world around us, play games, try experiments, and make quality, useful projects infused with their own artistic ideas.
Camp dates: Ocean Camp April 2nd-3rd, Rainforest Camp June 24th-26th, Superhero Camp July 8th-10th, Monster Camp July 22nd-24th, Color Camp July 29th-31st, Ocean Camp August 3rd-7th, Earth Camp August 17th – 21st
Camp times: 9am-3:30pm
Ages: Entering first through sixth grade
Camp cost: $95-$285. Sibling discounts available
Registration: Register at annarbor.scrapcreativereuse.org/Camp-SCRAP
Ann Arbor YMCA
400 West Washington St.
734-996-9622 | annarborymca.org
The Ann Arbor YMCA strives to foster kids’ curiosity. Rooted in caring, honesty, respect and responsibility, the Y’s holistic approach works wonders, preparing kids for life one fantastic summer at a time. Camp Birkett, an ACA-accredited program, provides a traditional camp experience (transportation to and from Ann Arbor available), and is the perfect place for your child to explore the summer outdoors. The Y also has a wide variety of sports and specialty camps from physics to fishing or bowling to basketball as well as service-learning opportunities for teens. Pre and post care is available.
Camp dates: Twelve weeks of full and half-day camps at the downtown Ann Arbor YMCA facility and at Camp Birkett on Silver Lake in Pinckney. Weekly sessions of Camp Birkett run from June 15-September 4. Camp Al-Gon-Quian has one and two-week sessions running from June 20-August 29, with a four day mini-camp for youth ages 6-10.
Camp times: Varies by camp.
Camp cost: Price varies. Financial assistance is available.
Registration: Register at annarborymca.org.
St. Paul Ann Arbor Summer Camps
495 Earhart Rd.
734-665-0604 | school.stpaulannarbor.org
Exciting half-day and full-day camps for all ages and all interests! Adventurous camps include aviation, Chinese, photography, volleyball, woodworking, dinosaurs, martial arts, soccer, computer coding, Arbor Chess, german theater, and even Dr. Seuss! Camps are taught by energetic teachers, parents, and professionals who are passionate about their programs. They also offer the flexibility of half- and full-day classes in a variety of areas like science, sports, technology, and art.
Camp dates: June 15 – August 7
Camp times: Half- and full-day camps with before and aftercare options, 8am-6pm
Ages: Completed Kindergarten-Grade 8
Camp cost: Ranges from $100 (half-day) -$350 (full-day)
Michigan Swim Camp Canham Natatorium
Four sessions open to any and all entrants, limited to 195 campers per session at the University of Michigan. A staff of 60+ and three instructional sessions per day ensure the individual attention necessary for significant improvement. Choose the Intensive Training Track or the Technique Development Track.
Camp dates: Week-long camps offered June 7-August 6
Ages: Ages 8-18
Camp cost: $690-$860
Summer Camp at Stone School Cooperative Preschool
2811 Stone School Rd.
734-971-4820 | stoneschool.org
Stone School Cooperative Preschool is excited to offer summer camp at our historic Stone School House. Each week will feature a unique camp theme such as creepy crawlers, water exploration, camping, little builders and more. Each session runs Monday-Friday and times vary. A snack is provided each day.
Camp dates: 9 independent weeks. June 3-August 9
Ages: Ages 3-6
Camp cost: $150/session for non-members; $135/session for members
5425 Scio Church Road, Ann Arbor 48103
734-665-5662 | emerson-school.org/summer
Summer at Emerson is open to all students, regardless of school attended. We offer seven individual weeks of half-day camps for children who have completed grades K-8 during the 2019-2020 school year. Morning (9am- 12pm) and afternoon (1-4pm) camps can be selected during the same week to enjoy a full-day of fun. Enroll in as many educational and fun camps as you like!
Camp dates: June 22—August 14
Camp times: Morning Camp: 9:00am to 12:00pm, Afternoon Camp: 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Full Day Camps: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Ages: Completed Kindergarten-Grade 8
Camp cost (can be a range): $145-$195
Registration (provide information on how they can register their child): Registering for our camps continues to be an easy process through our online registration portal. Our online service is fast, safe and simple. Begin your registration at www.emerson-school.org/summer
3723 Plaza Drive
734-761-7255 | bakewithzing.com
Save your child’s seat now for a camp experience they won’t want to miss! Hands-on baking camps at Zingerman’s Bakehouse will offer three different series options: baking basics, advanced basics, and a dinner series. Children will learn valuable kitchen skills and bring home delicious treats like buttermilk cake, cookies, and fruit tarts or dinner staples such as homemade pasta, sauces, and sloppy joes.
Camp dates: Week-long camps offered June 15-September 4.
Camp times: Various half-day times offered.
Camp cost: Weeklong camps start at $250.
Registration: Visit bakewithzing.com.
Saline Parks & Recreation
1866 Woodland Drive, Saline
734-429-3502 | cityofsaline.org/parks
The fun begins when school lets out for summer! There’s so much Comment start that they Comment end do: weekly themed activities, daily swimming in our indoor aquatic center, outdoor exploration, arts & crafts, gym games, creative challenges, dance parties, field trips and more. Licensed by the State of Michigan, the Saline Kids Camp program prides itself in having great staff, endless opportunities for fun and the flexibility parents need.
Camp dates: June 8-August 28
Camp times: 7am-6pm
Camp cost: Discounted rates are as low as $180 per week or $50 per day.
Registration: Online at salinerec.com, over the phone at 734-429-3502 x0 or in person at the Saline Rec Center.
AAPS-Community Education & Recreation
1515 S 7th St
734-994-2300 | aarecedcamps.com
Rec & Ed’s summer camps are designed to give your child an exciting and enriching summer experience under the supervision of trained and experienced leadership. It is their goal to provide your child with a safe and fun summer with age-appropriate, enriching programs that include sports, creative arts, outdoor education, and much more.
Camp dates: June 15 – September 4
Camp times: 9am-4pm (extended care available)
Ages: 5 – 13
Camp cost: $79-$330
Registration: Early bird registration is available. Register by 5pm on Wednesday, April 1st and save $20 on select full day camps and $10 on select half day camps. Register online at aarecedcamps.com, in person at our office, or mail the registration form.
Independence Lake County Park
3200 Jennings Rd., Whitmore Lake
Rolling Hills County Park
7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti
734-484-9676 | washtenaw.org/parks
Washtenaw County Parks offers three camps featuring age-appropriate activities and exciting learning experiences. Your child will have the opportunity to participate in swimming, nature hikes, craft projects, games and more. The fee includes a t-shirt, park entrance, a Friday snack and lunch. Visit washtenaw.org/parks for more information and visit parksonline.ewashtenaw.org to register.
Camp dates: One-week sessions begin June 15
Camp times: 8am-6pm
Ages: First grade through age 11
Camp cost: $200-$220 depending on camp
Registration: Registration begins March 1at parskonline.ewashtenaw.org
Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor
2775 Newport Rd.
734-995-4141 | SteinerSchool.org
Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor offers your child “A Summer of Discovery” with week-long day camps for ages 4-6 and 1st-8th grades. Young children will have the joy of exploring baking, painting, water and sand play, summer crafts, and more. Older campers will be treated to a classic summer camp experience. They’ll be outdoors exploring and developing hands-on skills while they collaborate on shelter-building and scavenger hunts, as well as spending some quality, unplugged time inside enjoying a range of fun activities including soap-making, baking and a variety of crafts.
Camp dates: June 8-August 14
Camp times: Mornings 9am-12:30pm. Full day 9am-3pm. Three or five day options. Before and after care available.
Ages: 4-6 years old and grades 1-8
Camp cost: $110-$310/week
Registration: Register online at SteinerSchool.org
The Creature Conservancy
4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. | 734-929-9324
Campers spend each day engaged in animal visits and activities, including some animal feeding and learning about aspects of animal care. New in 2020 there will be two different sessions of Zoo Camp offered for first through third graders and for fourth through sixth graders. They will also offer an optional late-night activity for campers in the older group. They will also have a camp for kids in 7th-9th grades.
Camp dates: Camps are one week long, and run all summer
Camp times: 9am-4pm, with optional after care available 4pm-6pm daily. Campers in grades 4-6 have an optional late night activity meeting our nocturnal animals on Thursday evenings until 9pm!
Ages: Grades 1-9
Camp cost: $300 per week
Registration: Fill out an online form and submit payment by clicking the dates of the week for which you wish to register on our website.
Ann Arbor Dance Classics
3777 Plaza Dr., Suites 4 & 5
734-302-4248 | Aadanceclassics.com
Your child can spend the summer having fun and actively exploring dance with Ann Arbor Dance Classics. Their themed dance weeks include instruction in ballet, jazz, and rhythms. With themed weeklong camps like On Broadway, Storybook Superheroes, and Big Top Circus. Full-day camps offered for ages 6-8, and half-day camps are offered for ages 3-6. Before and after care are available for an additional fee.
Camp dates: July 13-17, July 27-31, August 10-14
Camp times: Full day: 9:30am-4pm.
Half day: 9:30am-noon.
Camp cost: $220-$320
Registration: Visit aadanceclassics.com for registration information.
Honey Creek Summer Camp
New temporary location for 2020:
235 Spencer Lane in Ypsilanti
734-994-2636 x 2240
Spend your summer having outdoor adventures, defeating dark wizards, creating artistic masterpieces, completing mythological quests, conducting crazy science experiments, and making new friends! Daily swimming and weekly field trips are included. Flexible scheduling, themed weeks, and specialty camps help you customize your summer to fill your child’s days with fun.
Camp dates: June 17-August 21
Camp times: 8am-6pm
Camp cost: $55/day. Specialty camps $190-$205/week
Registration: Register at honeycreekschool.org/summer-program.
2 Hippo Way, Toledo, Ohio
419-385-5721 | toledozoo.org/camps
Toledo Zoo Summer Camp adds animal adventure to any summer! With a wide variety of topics and age groups, there is sure to be a camp to pique the interest of your animal lover. Every camp session is led by trained Zoo staff and volunteers, a daily snack is provided and every camper receives two camp shirts and a reusable water bottle. Registration is now open, book your adventure today!
Camp dates: Week-long camps June 1 to August 7
Camp times: Full Day: 9am-3pm, and Half Day: 9am-noon
Camp cost: $135-$300 for Zoo Members ($160-$350 for non-members).
Registration: Visit toledozoo.org/camps