Summer Camp Guide 2016: Part 1

. March 31, 2016.

Saline Parks & Rec Summer Kids Camp

Licensed by the State of Michigan
1866 Woodland Dr., Saline. 
734-429-3502 |

Age range: 5 to 12-years-old
Staff/Camper Ratio: Each age group features 8-10 campers with 1 senior camp counselor and 1 junior counselor volunteer.
Dates/Time: Camp runs Monday-Friday, June 15-September 2. Campers can be dropped off as early as 7am at the Saline Rec Center and picked up as late as 6pm.  
Cost: The best value is to sign up for the full week. The weekly rate is $185 for Rec Center members, $225 for non-members. Sign up early and save an additional $15 per-week. Sibling discounts are also available on weekly rates.  For those families who need a little more flexibility, single day registrations are available: $45/$60 per-day. 
What to Expect: Campers who attend the Saline Parks & Rec Summer Camp can expect an action filled summer full of friends and fun. We will swim, create, explore and play. With the camp being based out of the Saline Rec Center and Tefft Park, there are endless opportunities for games and activities. Parents can expect an exceptional program that is fun, flexible, affordable and led by trained and enthusiastic staff. For a schedule of weekly activities as well as the parent handbook and camper forms, go to  
What to pack: Make sure you pack a swim bag (swimsuit, towel, etc), lunch box, sunscreen and athletic shoes.


Honey Creek Summer Camp

1735 S. Wagner Rd.
734-994-2636 |

Age range: K to 13-years-old
Staff/Camper Ratio: 1:16
Dates/Time: June 22-August 26. 8am-6pm.
Cost: $45 registration fee. $57/day for the day camp; Specialty camps $180 half-day/$280 full-day with before/after care available for an additional fee.
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 games and making new friends! Daily swimming and weekly field trips are included to enhance our summer celebration. Campers will be placed in groups by grade level, and developmentally appropriate activities that tie into the weekly theme will be designed for their age group.  We spend most of the summer outside, but do have air-conditioned rooms in case of inclement weather.  Afternoon snacks are provided. 7th and 8th graders who register and pay for at least 25 days of camp are invited to apply for the Counselor-In-Training program.
What to pack: Campers should dress to have active fun outside! Gym shoes and an extra change of clothes are recommended. Campers should also pack a swimsuit and towel because we swim everyday in our indoor pool. Lunches can be sent from home or purchased in our cafeteria.


St. Paul Lutheran Ann Arbor Summer Camps

495 Earhart Rd. 
734-665-0604 |

Age Range: K to Grade 8.
Staff/Camper Ratio: Varies depending on class. 1:4 up to 1:10.
Dates/Time: Monday through Friday, June 13 to August 19. 8am-5:30pm.
Cost: Varies depending on class.
What to Expect: A wide variety of exciting classes from computer coding to cooking to volleyball to legos and everything in between!
What to pack: A water bottle, sunscreen (depending on class) and a lunch.


Toledo Zoo Summer Safari Camp

2 Hippo Way | Toledo, OH.
419-385-5721 |

Age Range: 4 to 15-years-old
Staff/Camper Ratio: 1:10 for most camps. 1:7 for 4-5 year olds and experience based camps
Dates/Time: Monday through Friday, 9am-3pm for most camps. 9am-Noon or Noon-3pm for 4 and 5-year-olds.
Cost: $135-$340, member discounts apply
What to Expect: Come to meet animals up close, with popular zoo tours, animal games, and Watermelon Wednesdays. New to the zoo is the zipline course, where kids can take an aerial tour of some of the most popular exhibits.


Panda Camps

855-PANDA-33 |

Age Range: Basketball and Soccer: Grade 3 to Grade 8. Special Needs Basketball and Soccer: 8 to 26-years-old.
Staff/Camper Ratio: 1:10
Dates/Time: Camps run June 20-August 5.
Cost: Basketball and Soccer: $229. Special Needs Basketball and Soccer: $269.
What to Expect: Great coaching in a fun atmosphere. We provide technical training that will help your child develop their skills but in a setting that emphasizes the enjoyment of the game.
What to pack: Sack lunch and sunscreen. Beverages and snacks provided.


Varsity Day Camp

3420 Cordley Lake Rd., Pinckey. 
734-878-3515 |

Age Range: 6 to 13-years-old
Staff/Camper Ratio: Average 1:8
Dates/Time: Runs June 13-August 5. Daily drop-off begins at 8:45am, pick up from 4-4:20pm. Extended precare and aftercare options available.
Cost: $40/per-day that includes lunch and all activities
What to Expect: Family owned and operated, Varsity Day Camp provides a great program, great trained staff & the opportunity for campers to choose their activities and have fun!
What to Pack: Campers are given a camp bag with the logo, their name and their years of attendance. We ask that they bring a bathing suit, a towel, a jacket or hoodie, a baseball mitt if they wish. Please mark names on everything. PM extended care campers may bring a non-perishable snack.


Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission

Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center
2960 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor | 734-971-6355

Independence Lake County Park
3200 Jennings Rd., Whitmore Lake | 734-449-4437

Rolling Hills County Park
7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti
734-484-9676 |

Age Range: Grade 1 through 11-years-old
Staff/Camper Ratio: 1:10
Dates/Time: One week sessions start June 15 and run Monday-Friday, 9:15am-4:15pm. One hour of precare and postcare are available for an additional fee.
Cost: $150-$165 per-week, depending on camp location
What to Expect: 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 cookout. Visit for more information.
What to Pack: Backpack, water bottle, bag lunch, bathing suit, towel, water shoes, goggles, life vest — we swim every day! If bringing a life vest, it must be Coast Guard approved. Please have the camper’s name somewhere on the vest. Sunscreen & insect repellent: Please be sure to apply sunscreen before camper arrives at camp. Sunscreen will be re-applied before swimming and insect repellent will be recommended before nature walks. Medications: All medications, including over the counter and Epi-pens, must be given directly to the Day Camp Director. Please write camper’s name on all medication containers.


Camp Dexter and Enrichment Camps

3060 Kensington
734-424-4180 |

Age Range: Camp Dexter: K to 6-years-old; Enrichment Camps: K to 12-years-old
Staff/Camper Ratio: varies
Dates/Time: Choose 3-5 days per week starting June 13th thru August 19, anywhere from one week to all weeks camp is in session. Hours are 7am-6pm daily.
Cost: Camp Dexter: $240/week or $60 per day; additional siblings $220/week. Early Registration Discount: $220/week, $50 day, siblings $200/week for those registrations completed by May 15.
Cost for Enrichment Camps: Varies by program. Registration for enrichment camps begins March 28 for all participants. 
What to Expect: Camp Dexter is our summer care program for students entering young fives through 6th grade. Students are grouped by age within the program. We have weekly themes, field trips, swimming, arts and crafts, and more. Transportation (where needed) is provided by Dexter Schools buses.  All staff are CPR and First Aid certified. Current DCS Care families may register starting April 1st, with registration opening to the general public May 1st. Registration packets are available at the Community Education office, and on our website ( Click Class Registration, then Child Care, then Camp Dexter. Return your registration packet with payment to our office ASAP to confirm enrollment.


Kenville Studios

323 E. Hoover Ave. 
734-302-3502 | 

Age Range: 6 to 14-years-old
Staff/Camper Ratio: 2:4 to 2:12
Dates/Time: June 20-24/Creative Movement/Art/Fairy, July 18-22/Puppet TheaterFairy, August 1-5/Ballet Dance Intensive. 9:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday.
Cost: $240
What to pack: Comfortable clothes that are easy to move in and can get dirty are recommended for the Creative Movement/Art/Fairy and Puppet Theater/Fairy camps.  Proper dance gear is required for the ballet/dance intensive.
What to Expect: Three different camps are offered. Creative Movement/Art/Fairy camp: Coordinated movement and art projects have different themes each day. We build fairy villages each day in our patio outdoor area. We also walk to various field trips in the area. Puppet Theater/Fairy: Make your own puppets, write your own puppet play and perform for your family and friends the last day of camp.  We also work on our fairy villages during this camp. Ballet Dance Intensive workshop: Take your dancing to the next level and get in shape for the fall. Ballet class every morning, bring your pointe shoes if you have them. We will have guest teachers in lyrical and other dance forms and conditioning for dancers.  We will also work on our own choreography and on site performance.  We have fun learning about hair makeup. Healthy snacks are provided at all camps.