Michigan youth summer camps focus on a variety of different ideas and experiences, but all include plenty of time spent outdoors in Michigan's beautiful countryside. These camps are not only fun but educational as well, and they appeal to all different ages.
Resources for Michigan Summer Camps for Kids
There are plenty of youth summer camps offered throughout the state of Michigan. They are listed on the Internet both with single websites, as well as websites that feature whole catalogs of different camps offering different activities and in different states and countries. The following are a few of the sites with large groups of Michigan summer camps to find just the right one for your needs:
Specific Michigan Youth Summer Camps
No matter what area of interest a teen has, there's a Michigan youth summer camp designed around it. Here's a selection of camps, all built around varied activities:
- Summer Discovery - This summer camp is located at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and offers up both academic and social activities to help with that transition from high school to college. The classes are small and informal in these two-week and three-week sessions. It's a residential camp and open to coed students 14 to 18 years old.
- ID Tech Camps - Class sizes with a ratio of between six-to-one and eight-to-one offer instruction in creating video games, iPhone and iPad apps, websites, and more. This camp features both a residential and day program and is open to coed campers 7 to 17 years old.
- Nike Soccer Camp - This camp is a great place for young soccer players to brush up on their skills. It offers team play, skills, games, and tournaments. With both residential and day programs, it's open to coed soccer players from ages 12 to 18.
- Midcourse Correction Challenge Camps - With a boot camp style, these camps are open to at-risk kids. Their goal is for these kids to learn a greater self-confidence and to have more concern for how their choices affect others. This residential camp is open to coed campers from 11 to 17 years old.
- The Road Less Traveled - This camp offers wilderness adventure, community service, and global perspective programs with activities like backpacking, environmental studies, wilderness medicine, and boogie boarding. The sessions last from 16 to 39 days, and the camp is open to ages 13 through 19.
- Camp Hawthorn Hollow - Four different camps are offered to girls only from ages 6 through 17, with Art Camp, Drama Camp, Fine Arts Camp, and Horseback Riding Camp. This is a residential camp with either dorms or mini-cabins assigned according to age level, type of program, and group size.
- Michigan Tech Youth Programs - Over seventy explorations help pre-teens and teens learn about different fields through hands-on, classroom, and in-the-field experiences. The classes are offered weekly, and if students want to attend multiple weeks, they can also have a "weekend stayover."
- Cedar Lodge - A family-run camp, the focus is on creating a place where kids can be themselves, meet new friends, and learn new skills. They share space with a stable that allows both a "Basic Riding Program" as well as a "Full Riding Program." Both a residential and day program, the camp is coed and open to kids 8 to 16 years old.
A Camp for Everyone
There are camps for kids in Michigan who are interested in sports, fine arts, and academics. There are also plenty of traditional nature-inspired camps, as well as programs for kids with many other areas of interest. They're offered for every different age group form elementary school to 19 years old. In a nutshell, if you're a kid in Michigan and you have a specific interest, there's a camp for you.