When your kids don’t have school, but you have to work  – summer camps become a necessity! From sleep away camps to specialty camps (sports, music, dance, theatre, etc.), LittleGuide Detroit’s CAMP Magazine has all the information you need – with live links for every mention (click the camp and be directed to their website) to make plans for your kids.  

Find 100+ summer camp destinations listed by specialty and city by city in the magazine above.

Below are a selection of featured LittleGuide Detroit camps that we know you and your littles will love.

Champions Champ Camp

Brownstown / Dearborn / Flat Rock / Gardenn City / Riverview / Rockwood / Southfield / Wayne / Westland /Woodhaven

For over 30 years Champions has offered out-of-school programs that meets all aspects of a child’s development. During the summer months, Champions’ Day Camp hosts weekly themed sessions that inspire kids to learn and have fun. From STEM and creative arts to nature exploration and sports, each week kids will have new fun things to do.

  • Cost: $225 per week
  • Ages: 5 to 12

The YMCA Day Camp

Birmingham / Detroit / Farmington / Macomb / Milford / Plymouth / Royal Oak / Southgate 

At Y Summer Day Camp, kids make new friends, accomplish goals and learn new skills, and experience belonging in a way that only the Y can provide. Every new experience comes with a chance to learn and grow. At the Y, we strive to give every child and teen opportunities to test their own limits and explore their potential. Financial assistance may be provided to eligible families, based upon need and available donor support.

  • Cost: $270 per week
  • Ages: 3 to 12

Detroit Parks and Recreation


Detroit Parks and Recreation hosts a full day summer camp at 7 locations that runs from June 26th to August 25th.

  • Cost: $450 – $500 for the entire summer
  • Ages: 6 to 12

Franklin Athletic Club


Franklin Athletic Club is known for the wide variety of day camps they offer throughout the summer! From Fun & Game, Tennis, Basketball (including Pistons & Nike camps), to specialty camps, Swim, Tiny Tot Toddler Camps and more – there’s a camp for every interest and activity. Because families are busy and flexibility is important, FAC Camps make it convenient for families with walk-in camps, as well as daily and weekly options as well.

  • Cost: $260 – $360 per week
  • Ages: 3 to 12

Lincoln Hills Golf Course


Lincoln Hills Golf Course’s Jr Golf Program offers an opportunity for friendship, instruction, participation, competition, and a great deal of fun for kids.

  • Cost: $130 – $225
  • Ages: 6 to 16

Michigan Science Center


The Michigan Science Center offers an in-person camp experience for learners in grades 1- 7 this summer. Each week will feature different activities designed around a central theme, with interactive activities designed to connect campers’ discoveries to current scientific research and progress.

  • Cost: $320 – $395 per week
  • Ages: 6 to 13

Oakland University


Before the kids sink into the slump of summer, plan ahead to keep them engaged while exploring their interests. Oakland University is pleased to offer a wide variety of camp experiences for kids entering K-12.

  • Cost: $400 per session
  • Ages: 5 to 17

Studio A Dance Camp

Birmingham / Walled Lake

At Studio A dancers will work on their dance skills and technique, as well as exploring their own creativity!  Dance camp is always a good time, from choosing different styles of dance classes each day, to arts and crafts, and even the opportunity to choreograph your own dances.

  • Cost: $225 per week
  • Ages: 3 to 13

Troy Gym


Troy Gym offers multiple indoor and outdoor activities for kids ages 3 to 12 during summer camp. Open play, ropes course, swimming and more – don’t miss out, space fills up quickly.

  • Cost: $35 – $70 per day/ $300 per week
  • Ages: 4 to 12

Eisenhower Dance Summer Camp

Bloomfield Hills irmingham / Detroit / Farmington / Macomb / Milford / Plymouth / Royal Oak / Southgate 

Eisenhower Dance offers an interactive and exciting dance camps are for ages 3 – 8 years (must be potty trained) and will include ballet, jazz, art, creative movement, and all things in the camp theme of your choice. After-camp childcare is available as an add-on from 3-5pm daily for $10/hour.

  • Cost: $420 per week
  • Ages: 3 to 8

The Friendship Factory

Rocheter Hills / West Bloomfield

Create the best summer ever at The Friendship Factory! From Barbie Craft Camp to Mermaid Glam Camp, there are a variety of speciality camps that will make your kids feel like super stars.

  • Cost: $45 – $65 per day
  • Ages: 6+

Blake Farms


For anyone looking for a chance for their kids to get away from screens and enjoy the simple pleasures of life, check out Blake Farm’s three day Appleseed Camp. The popular camp (it will sell-out) offers kids the opportunity to learn about agriculture and farming while having fun and making new friends.

  • Cost: $250 per week
  • Ages: 6 to 11

Girls Scouts of Southeastern Michigan

Columbus, MI

If relaxing around the campfire, making s’mores, taking a hike, or sharpening your archery skills sounds like a lot of fun, join us at Camp Hawthorn Hollow. Each overnight summer camp runs for five days, Sunday–Friday.Campers entering grades 2–5 are able to experience independence and enjoy the benefits of overnight camp without staying the entire length of a six-day, five-night summer camp.

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