Summer camp guide 2

Check out these fabulous camps and let the fun begin!

See part 1 of the Summer Camp Guide here


Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center
Cat Café

5245 Jackson Rd.
Age range: 9-17
Staff/camper ratio: 1:6
Dates/times: Monday – Friday, 9:30am-12pm
July 10-14, July 24-28, August 7-11, August 21-25
Cost: $125
What to expect: Cat camp! Learn about special animal topics in the midst of cats at the cat café. “Animal Science” will cover animal behavior, animal cruelty investigations, and veterinary science. “Animal Photography” will show you how to take great photos of our furry friends. We’ll provide one small snack during the day; participants are encouraged to bring water bottles and any alternative snacks needed due to allergies or dietary restrictions.
That’s cool!: Anywhere from 9-20 cats will be wandering around the “campsite”.

Eco Art & Science Camp:
A Symbiotic Adventure into Agriculture & Conservation

Robin Hills Farm
20390 M-52, Chelsea
Age range: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-17)
Staff/camper ratio: 1:10
(2:20 maximum enrollment)
Session 1 (grades 8-12): July 10-14, 8am-4pm
Session 2 (grades 6-8): July 17-21, 8am-4pm
Cost: $250*/session, *scholarships available
What to expect: This week-long camp is geared towards middle and high school students who wish to explore conservation ecology in a unique, outdoor setting. Students will investigate the biodiversity of Robin Hills Farm using scientific methods, while also learning about sustainable farming practices and creating artwork which reflects these experiences.
That’s cool!: There’s a Birds of Prey live drawing session at the end of each week. In partnership with the Michigan Avian Experience, real birds of prey (i.e. bald eagle, great horned owl, etc.) will be visiting the farm to sit for a “wild” life drawing session where students will get up close and personable with these majestic birds while creating art.

Goldfish Swim School of Ann Arbor
2107 W. Stadium Blvd.

Age range: 2-12
Staff/camper ratio: 1:4
Dates/times: Weekly clinics start June 19 and run through August.
Cost: $102.50
What to expect: Week-long clinics running Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm. Consistency! There will be a 30-minute swim class with the same teacher at the same time each class.

Gym America Camps
5555 Hines Dr.
Age range: Preschool Camp is for ages 3-5. The Mini & Gold Camps are for ages 6 and up.
Staff/camper ratio: 1:8
Preschool Camps: One week sessions offered June 19-August 17. All preschool camps are Monday-Thursday 9am-12pm. For ages 3-5. Mini Camps: One week sessions offered June 26-August 11. All mini camps are Monday-Friday 9am-12pm. For ages 6 and up. Gold Camps: One week sessions offered June 26-August 11
All gold camps are Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. For ages 6 and up
Cost: Preschool Camp: $165.00. • Mini Camp: $190.00.
Gold Camp: $325.00
What to expect: Each day includes a fun filled gymnastics class where the children are able to participate in gymnastics on all four gymnastics events: vault, bars, balance beam, and floor exercise. Campers are also able to participate in activities on our three trampolines as well as strength and flexibility training.
That’s Cool!: Campers will have a mid-morning snack break, then it’s back to the gym for more gymnastics, games, and ninja courses! Preschool campers will enjoy a fun and unique art project after their snack time.

Honey Creek Summer Camp
1735 S. Wagner Rd.
734-994-2636 ext. 2240
Age range: Entering Kindergarten-grade 8
Staff/camper ratio: 1:10
Dates/times: June 21-August 25
Cost: One-time annual non-refundable enrollment fee of $45, then $57/day from 8am-6pm. Specialty camps cost $280 for the full-day camp (8:30am-2pm); or $180 for the half-day camp (8:30-11:30am or 12:30-3:30pm). Before and after care is available through our day camp for those participating in specialty camps. Daily costs are $5 for early drop-off, $25 for 8am-12:30pm, $20 from 2-6pm, and $35 from 11:30am-6pm.
What to expect: Adventures abound for school-age children at theme-based Honey Creek Summer Camp.
Spend your summer having outdoor adventures, defeating dark wizards, creating artistic masterpieces, searching for buried treasure, completing mythological quests, conducting crazy science experiments, playing carnival and making new friends! Daily swimming and weekly field trips are included to enhance the summer celebration. They offer something for everyone; whether you come for a day, a week, or the entire summer. Their flexible scheduling, themed weeks, and specialty camps help you customize your summer to fill your child’s days with fun!
That’s cool!: Families can register for individual days of the summer. No need to pay for an entire week if you won’t use the entire week.

Camp Raanana
Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr.
Camp is held at: Cedar Lake Nature Center, Chelsea. Transportation provided to and from the Jewish Community Center in Ann Arbor.
Age range: Grades K-5: general campers. Grades 6-12: leadership and CIT programs
Staff/camper ratio: 1:8
Dates/times: Nine week-long sessions. June 26 – August 25.
Cost: $120-$265, depending on the program.
What to expect: All the activities and skills of a resident camp in a day camp setting with caring and high quality counselors. Camp Raanana is open to all and proudly guided by Jewish values.
That’s cool!: Full access natural setting including a sand beach and swimming, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, archery, lake front amphitheater, and more. Special overnights included.

See part 1 of the Summer Camp Guide here