Summer Camps


For both members and non-members.

Art Camps

Great summers start here!

2023 registration opens Sunday, February 12th at 11 a.m. for members, returning campers and their siblings.

Registration for non-members (that are not returners or the siblings of returners) will open Wednesday, February 15th at 7 a.m.

The Y is a place where everyone belongs and can be themselves while engaging in new experiences, strengthening character, building new skills and making friends.

Our well-rounded summer day camp programs are rooted in the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility while being intentional about fostering relationships, a sense of accomplishment, and belonging for all.

More than ever this summer, we are committed to providing youth with a positive environment that prioritizes safety and promotes participants to lead with empathy, build healthy relationships, effectively manage emotions, take responsibility for actions, and develop achievable goals.

As you review our camp brochure, you will notice a range of in-person day camps offered across Washtenaw County, along with several exciting new camps that bring all of the fun of camp to you to complete at home.  We are also offering virtual camp programs that will engage your child in some of their favorite activities from home.

The Ann Arbor YMCA Day Camp Team is here to cultivate your camper’s character, curiosity, and creating for youth to discover their passions and explore their potential.


Online: Click on the dark green “Camp Registration” button at the top of the page

Phone: Day Camp Registrar (734) 661-8039

Ann Arbor YMCA

Apple Playschools’ Apple Scouts program is a gender-inclusive, multi-age outdoors camp based on the belief that all children have the right to connect to the natural world. Aligned with the international movement to “rewild” childhood. Children in our camp programs are immersed in nature in all kinds of weather. Through child-initiated activities like hiking, tracking, mapping, playing, building and creating, Apple Scouts explore the rich surroundings offered by local preserves, woods and trails. Campers grow alongside the plants and animals they encounter, provided with meaningful experiences and trusting relationships that nurture the environmental stewards of tomorrow.

Apple Scouts




Returning AGQ Campers and Siblings

Active Ann Arbor Y Members

Alumni Families


Non-Members and First-Time AGQ Campers

YMCA - AGQ Camp (Burt Lake, MI)


Camp Birkett, located at  9141 Dexter-Townhall Road, Pinckney, Michigan 48169, is licensed by the state of Michigan and accredited by the American Camping Association. A traditional day camping program, Camp Birkett provides a full-day of enriching experiences that promote skill development and self-confidence. With over 100 years of history, Camp Birkett has continued to offer a summer outdoors, immersed in a natural environment on the shores of Silver Lake in Pinckney. Facilities include a lake-view lodge, athletic field, gaga-pit, locker and changing rooms, archery range, waterfront swimming area, watercraft, and fishing areas.


Online: Click the green CAMP REGISTRATION button (above)

By Phone: Day Camp Registrar (734) 661-8039

Registration opens Sunday, February 12th at 11 a.m. for members, returning campers and their siblings.

Registration for non-members (that are not returners or the siblings of returners) will open Wednesday, February 15th at 7 a.m.

Camp Birkett (Age 5-12)

Camp Explorations is a hands-on, interactive, science-focused summer camp program. Each session includes daily experiments, hands-on activities, related games, journaling and plenty of fun! There are nine different sessions covering topics such as Archeology, Paleontology, Astronomy, Forensic Science, Zoology and much more!  

*Campers must comply with applicable University of Michigan public health policies at the time camp occurs. The policies are subject to change, and we will keep parents informed.

Camp Exploration

Our iCamps give children the opportunity to explore different avenues of projects and activities. We have many new additions this year!  Each week brings new happenings and keeps camp exciting. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday campers will be master their chosen skills.  Campers can choose one iCamp from each group each week. 

Camp Gan Israel

Give your young innovator an inspiring, action-packed summer adventure! All-new, hands-on challenges will spark their curiosity and build their confidence as they jump into limitless STEM fun with opportunities to imagine, plan, experiment and create.

Camp Invention

To help kids stay active and make the most of their off-school time, Liberty Athletic Club, located in Ann Arbor, offers camps during the winter, spring, summer and holiday breaks. Members and nonmembers may join us for fun-filled days! Each day brings new activities, new discoveries, and new opportunities for fun. Parents appreciate it and kids of all ages love the chance to play and learn in our amazing facility.

Member Registration
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Non-Member Registration
Monday, February 13, 2023



Registration opens Feb 25th for the 2023 camp season!

Camp Mirage Five Mile
Oasis Golf Center
39500 Five Mile Road,
Plymouth, Michigan 48170

Camp Mirage N. Territorial
Plymouth First United Methodist Church
45201 North Territorial Road
Plymouth, Michigan 48170

Get In Touch:

Phone: (734) 420-4655

Camp Mirage




Registration opens Sunday, February 13th at 11 a.m. for members, returning campers and their siblings.

Registration for non-members (that are not returners or the siblings of returners) will open Wednesday, February 16th at 7 a.m.

Location: Ypsilanti Township Community Center, 2025 East Clark Road, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48198

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm


Online: Register by clicking on the green CAMP REGISTRATION button at the top of the page

By Phone: Day Camp Registrar (734) 661-8039


Our camp program involves humane education lessons on many topics depending on the session and age group. Some past topics have been pet photography, animal communication, bird identification and wildlife conservation. Participants will also visit with adoptable animals each day, provide enrichment and training with shelter animals and enjoy presentations from local rescue organizations.

Designed for youth in grades K-5, Camp PAWS our camp program involves humane education lessons on many topics depending on the session and age group. Some past topics have been pet photography, animal communication, bird identification and wildlife conservation. Participants will also visit with adoptable animals each day, provide enrichment and training with shelter animals and enjoy presentations from local rescue organizations.

Each day of camp runs from 9am-4pm, with the option of after care until 5pm for an additional fee.

Campers will be responsible for bringing their own lunch. Please see the COVID-19 precautions above for more information on safe practices. 


Sessions for Camp Raanana 2023 are as follows:


  • Session 1: June 19 – June 23
  • Session 2: June 26 – June 30
  • Session 3: July 5 – July 7
  • Session 4: July 10 – July 14
  • Session 5: July 17 – July 21
  • Session 6: July 24 – July 28
  • Session 7: July 31 – August 4
  • Session 8: August 7 – August 11
  • Session 9: August 14 – August 18


EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION:  Open here from now until Tuesday, February 28.

Note: in the event of a full session, please sign-up for our waitlist and we will be in touch!

Early Bird Promo Codes:

CRM2023 for Members

CRCOM2023 for Community Members


From horse painting to four-corners to worksheets, their time is spent with the horses. Our participants will have fun learning all the aspects of riding and horse care.  The children will be spit up into groups by experience and will ride twice a day. 

Cedar Ridge

Confident Kids Camp is a 5-day, intensive therapy program designed to help prepare children (ages 4-18) with Selective Mutism for the upcoming academic year. 

Confident Kids Camp 2023 is scheduled for Monday, July 24 to Friday, July 28.
Registration opens on January 1, 2023 and slots fill quickly (usually by March at the latest)!
Mark your calendar to secure your slot, or reach out to us for more information!

Confident Kids Camp

Day Camp & Playground Camp

Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation features three sites for your child’s camp experience. Available to kids starting first grade through age 11, each camp features its own unique activities, with all hosting arts and crafts, swimming, Park Naturalist visits, nature activities, and outdoor and group games.

Day Camp

Day Camp takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday), with pre-care and post-care available one hour before and after camp, included in the camp fee.

Playground Camp

Playground Camp takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Monday through Thursday).


Ranging from 8 to 10-week programs, our camps are structured to ensure your child has an unforgettable summer with lots of memories and fresh air.

Independence Lake Park

Convenient for:



Whitmore Lake

Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center

Convenient for:

Ann Arbor

Pittsfield Township

Rolling Hills Park

Convenient for:




Playground Program

Convenient for:

Superior Township
Ypsilanti Area

Day Camp and Playgroup Camp

Classes fill quickly!

Enrollment deadline 3/31/2023

Registration is easy and will begin online at 9am on February 1st, 2023. Complete the online registration form including payment by credit card. 


Camp drop off: 8:45am to 9am
Half-day camps: 9am to noon - Full-day camps: 9am to 4pm
Camp pick up: 4pm to 4:15pm

Daycroft Summer Camp



Hot Shots

Enrollment Deadline 4/1/2023

Hot Shots Camp is a safe place for kids to try new things. We encourage a wide variety of firsts at camp-some are related to diabetes, others are not. Often, camp is the first time a child stays away from home, the first time they give themselves an injection or even the first time they catch a fish! When a first does happen-its time to celebrate that person and cheer for them on the way to the prize bin! Each year brings a new theme filled with tons of unique crafts, games, and activities. Whether your are a new camper or returning you will never get bored!

Hot Shots Camp

Horsemanship Camp

Enrollment Deadline 3/31/2023

Level: Beginner/Intermediate (campers must be able to demonstrate good listening skills & have been on a horse before signing up for camp). 

Ages (about): 7 to 13 (Young Rider is 4 to 7)

Cost: $550/session (1 session) $500/session (2 or more sessions or multiple children in the same family).

Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (Young Rider is M-W)

Time: 8:30 to 2:30 (Young Rider is 9am to 1pm)

Openings: 12 per session (campers are split by level when riding)


  • Beginner Camp: June 26 - 29  ~   July 17 - 20  ~  August 14 - 17             
  • Young Rider Camp AUG. 7 - 9 (4 to 7 yo)

Daily Schedule:

  • 8:30 to 8:45 - Check - in
  • 8:45 - 9:00 - R & R - Rules (1st day) and Review (2nd & 3rd)
  • 9:00 - 12:00 - Grooming, Riding Lesson & Horse Care (feeding, tack care, bathing, clipping, breeds/colors/markings, etc)
  • 12 - 12:30 - Lunch
  • 12:30 - 1:30 - Hands on project & games (art/craft, horse treat making, scavenger hunt)
  • 1:30 - 1:50 - In-barn activity (Wed. is Ice Cream Sundae making)
  • 1:50 - 2:00 - Clean-up & pick-up (campers need to be picked up by 2:15 or aftercare billed) Custom after-care maybe available by request.

How To Register & other details:


STEP 1: You can register for camps by filling out the form below. Fill in the registration completely and hit submit.

STEP 2: Once the forms come to our email, we will send you a confirmation email. Then we will send your camp invoice via Wave.

STEP 3: We will send you a confirmation email. IF you DON'T receive a confirmation email from us with in 1 week of registering, please contact us. You camper is not registered until we confirm registration, forms and payment.

Please make sure to contact us before registering if you have any questions OR if your camper has never been around horses before.

Please also note there is a $40 office fee for excessive changes or paperwork outside of the basic registration.


refers to your rider at the time of camp (not the time of registration) and is merely a guideline. Please note that as registration starts, camp session info. above may change slightly to accommodate ages/ability where needed. If you have a questions about ages/levels please contact us.


Masks are optional. If a camper is coughing or sneezing a lot outside of allergies we may request they have a mask on. When around others try to not hang all over each other and acknowledge social distancing. Each camper must have a personal hand sanitizer to carry on them at all times. Hand washing will be monitored and gloves are a good idea. If campers are sick with anything please keep them home. 


If you require aftercare from 2pm to 5pm we will gladly supervise your child for you. $60 per day, you will need to send them with an afternoon snack. Activities we may engage them in are helping in the barn/stable, coloring/drawing/painting, reading, horse movie, games. Any camper needing aftercare must register at least TWO WEEKS BEFORE NEEDING IT. Payment for aftercare MUST be made a the time of registration (an invoice will be sent).

CIT's Looking to help with camp should email Robyn with the camp session they would like to assist with.

Please note:

If you would like to have your child and their friends/siblings in the same session they must all meet the requirements for that session. We will not hold spots without payments. Please have everyone sign up together and note the request. Camp opening availability is noted on camp pages.

Youth XS (4 - 6), S (6 - 8), M (10 - 12), L (14 - 16), XL (18 - 20), let us know if you need additional size info.

Great Escape Stables

Enrollment for summer 2023 begins in February 2023

Preschool Camp

Half day, 9am-12pm

Our half day preschool camp is perfect for children age 3 years to 5 years. Campers will have a chance to experience all gymnastics events. They will also participate in games, creative movement, weekly enrichments, and art projects. 

Mini Camp

Half day, 9am -12pm

​Our mini camp is a wonderful option for children entering first grade and older. This half day gymnastics camp will introduce children to all gymnastics events as well as trampoline, conditioning & agility, and summer fun outside. 

Gym America Summer Camps

We offer many different camp options and welcome everyone to participate in our programs regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, ability, or financial status.

JCC Camps

Camp runs weekly Jun 12 to Sept 1 and is designed for kids ages 5-14. Save over $1,400 by registering for the full summer!

Kids Kamp

Kids In Motion offers 2 Full week sessions of Summer Special Fun Day Camp every year!  

Kids In Motion Summer Fun Day Camps offer the perfect, supportive, and enriching environment for children to participate and have Fun in!                 

With unique theme-based activities designed to facilitate motor development, sensory processing, and social skills sure to engage children ages 4-14.   

REGISTER EARLY!!! 248-684-9610 

Kids in Motion

University of Michigan School of Kinesiology

Enrollment Deadline 5/30/2023

KidSport Summer Camps offers children ages 4-12 the opportunity to learn and play a variety of team sports, individual sports, team building games, fitness and other physical education activities, in a non-competitive and fun sports environment.The activities are age-appropriate and developed by experts in children’s physical education. KidSport Summer Camps are staffed by certified teachers, Health & Fitness and Education majors, University of Michigan students and athletes, and other highly qualified individuals focused on providing a first-rate experience for your kids!

Located in the heart of University of Michigan's campus, near the Athletic Campus.

KidSport Summer Camp

The Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth Camp has been educating kids on the outdoors since 1946. Each year, the camp implements environmental curriculum into week long programs. The camp has served tens of thousands of kids, and continues to integrate new programming for new and returning campers each year. Located at the Cedar Lake Outdoor Center, there is no lack of space and resources to explore. The 250-acre property with inclusive beach front and nature trials are the perfect place for children to expand their knowledge and enjoyment of outdoor recreation.


Out-of -Doors

Due to field space and other relevant factors, registration for camp will be limited to the following:

110 Full Day Campers

30 MicroStar Campers

Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once the numbers above are reached, campers will be added to the Waitlist. 


On Goal

Welcome to our summer camp website!

Check out our summer camp opportunities under the Summer Camps, then head to the Camp Registration to get started and reserve your spot!


Oz's Music


SCAMP is a five-week summer program developed and designed for children and young adults with special needs. It runs from the end of June to the beginning of August (except for the week of July 4) from 9:00am-2:00pm Monday through Wednesday. The cost of SCAMP is $500 for Clarkston in-district and $700 for out of district.  There is financial assistance for those in need.  The actual cost of the camp is much higher than the tuition but we strive to keep costs as low as possible for our families.

SCAMPers range in age from 3 to over 40 years old. There is almost a 1:1 ratio of SCAMPers to counselors/volunteers. Physical, as well as, emotional support is provided while fostering a sense of belonging in addition to community and social engagement. The camp is more than just an exciting place for the SCAMPers; this program provides a growing and learning opportunity for both the young adults hired to be aides or volunteers for the SCAMPers, as well as a respite for the SCAMPers' families who care for them.

Needs range from autism spectrum disorders, cognitive or behavioral impairments to physical disabilities. SCAMPers make fast friends at camp and also get to see and do things in the community that might have previously been unavailable to them.


SCAMP is a 5-week summer program that seeks to provide an exciting and therapeutic summer program for individuals with disabilities ages 3-26 in the Metro Detroit area.  Bloomfield SCAMP was founded in 1967 and was the first summer camp in our area to provide a summer program for individuals with disabilities. Campers enjoy a variety of structured activities that focus on social skills improvement, language enrichment, and prevocational skills are focused on at SCAMP.  They also enjoy art and music therapy and physical education. Participants in this program will swim at Walnut Lake which is located behind West Hills Middle School in West Bloomfield. 

SCAMP West Bloomfield

See attached flyer for details.

Leslie Science and Nature Center


Registration for non-members (that are not returners or the siblings of returners) will open Wednesday, February 15th at 7 a.m.

  • 2023 registration opens Sunday, February 12th at 11 a.m. for members, returning campers and their siblings.
  • Registration for non-members (that are not returners or the siblings of returners) will open Wednesday, February 15th at 7 a.m.


Online: Click on the dark green “Camp Registration” button at the top of the page

By Phone: Day Camp Registrar (734) 661-8039

YMCA Day Camps

Summer Overnight Camp

For Campers Ages 7-17

Our summer programs serve campers ages 7 through 17. Campers gain self-esteem and confidence by challenging themselves with a wide variety of skill set tracks and activities, including: sailing, horseback riding, kayaking, canoeing, high ropes course, climbing tower, arts and crafts, disc golf, target or team sports and much more. Campers also enjoy nature hikes, campfires, and making new friends, all while learning to succeed in a community environment and of course, having fun!

Effective Dec. 1, when registration opens for summer camp 2023, you will see three levels of pricing:

Option A more than covers the cost of your camper and the continued growth of new programs at YMCA Storer Camps.

Option B covers the cost of camp.

Option C doesn’t fully cover the cost of camp for one child

The three pricing tiers are called Options A, B and C, because the choice of what price you pay is completely yours. 

An important part of this new model: regardless of which option you choose, your child receives the same camp experience with the same high-quality programming.


ADA & Accessibility

Our School Strives To Ensure Our Website Is Accessible To All Our Visitors 

Washtenaw ISD is committed to providing a website that is fully accessible and we are currently in the process of developing a new website to better meet the needs of our customers. Our new website will include improvements to ADA compliance and accessibility, and during this transition, we remain committed to maintaining our existing website's accessibility and usability. 

ADA Compliance

Non Discrimination

It is the policy and commitment of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, height, weight, familial status, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any legally protected characteristic, in its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment policies in accordance with Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, executive order 11246 as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and all other pertinent state and Federal regulations.

Non Discrimination Information

ADA and Title IX Coordinator ADA and Title IX Coordinator
Brian Marcel
Associate Superintendent
1819 S. Wagner Road 
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
(734) 994-8100 ext. 1402
Cassandra Harmon-Higgins
Executive Director, HR & Legal Services
1819 S. Wagner Road 
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
(734) 994-8100 ext. 1311