2018 Summer Camp Guide | Mid-Michigan Moms Blog

After being stuck inside all winter, we’re here to tell you that Spring is around the corner! And with warmer weather and the anticipation of our children’s last day of school comes summer vacation. Have you had a moment to sit down and solidify your summer plans to keep the kids busy yet? With sunshine quickly approaching, we couldn’t be more excited to launch our annual Summer Camp Guide! We’re moms that understand the importance of summer camp to many families in + around Mid-Michigan. Our goal is to make your life a little easier by sharing a list of summer camps that you may want to learn a little more about. We have some wonderful and enriching programs just waiting for your child this summer!

YMCA Camp Copneconic

Since 1915, YMCA Camp Copneconic has served thousands of families as a place for fun, excitement and learning. Add 700 acres of beautiful, serene property, a medley of historical and modern facilities, and a long-standing reputation of caring staff, Camp Copneconic is truly the Genuine Article in the camping industry. As a year-round camp and retreat center, YMCA Camp Copneconic offers the best variety of programs that tailor to groups of many sizes and purposes. At camp, you are able to choose your programs, have a blast with Camp Copneconic’s exciting and passionate staff, and enjoy the serenity that radiates from every corner of their beautiful lake front location.

Offerings include School Programs, Youth Retreats, Special Events and Seasonal Camps throughout the fall, winter and spring seasons. Throughout summer season, Camp Copneconic offers a wide variety of both Day Camps and Overnight Camps.

Camp Dates: June 1st – August 17th, 2018

10407 Fenton Rd.
Fenton, MI 48430

810-629-9622

Camp Fish Tales

Camp Fish Tales provides a unique and exciting outdoor learning experience where individuals with special needs interact and develop skills that enhance their health, abilities, independence and quality of life.

“We, Camp Fish Tales in unity will empower each other to achieve the highest level of self-esteem. Through encouragement, we will continue to grow in mind, body and spirit. We will recognized and meet each others’ needs. We will carry this team spirit into our homes, our communities and preserve it for posterity.
We, at Camp Fish Tales, are dedicated to providing a unique camping atmosphere for those with special challenges. We are committed to being a highly respected member of our business and local communities. We will demonstrate a sincere interest in the quality of life of our campers, volunteers and fellow citizens. We will provide a camping environment that respects and encourages the potential of each individual. We will support and foster camper involvement as well as the opportunity to be part of a winning team. We will continue to be leaders in our communities and will strive to exceed the expectations of our campers, our volunteers and ourselves.”

Camp Dates: June 3rd – August 17th, 2018

2177 E Erickson Rd
Pinconning, Michigan

989-879-5199

Camp Lael

Camp Lael is a non-denominational Christian summer camp located near Lapeer on Skinner Lake. In operation since 1947, the camp is fully licensed by the State of Michigan for the care of children at overnight camp.  Previously called Detroit Baptist Camp, the facility is rustic and beautiful, located on 240 acres of rolling hills and deep woods.  Children stay in cabins with an adult cabin leader and about 8 campers for a week at a time. The camp experience emphasizes God and creation. We want this week of camp to be one that is remembered and cherished forever by the campers.

Please call Camp Lael with any questions or to schedule a tour of the camp and to meet us personally.

Camp Dates: July 1st – August 10th, 2018

2062 Ferns Road
Lapeer MI 48446

Phone: 800-636-8452 (toll-free)
810-664-6795 (local)

Camp Lu Lay Lea

Camp Lu Lay Lea is a Christian summer camp now entering its 69th summer of operation, open to all boys and girls ages 8-14. Lu Lay Lea is located on picturesque Henderson Lake in one of the state’s loveliest regions, with abundant trees and foliage providing a gorgeous backdrop for camp activity. They offer seven one-week sessions, each accommodating up to 86 campers per week (Sunday through Saturday). Young people need positive, constructive, interesting and challenging things to do with their time. Camp Lu Lay Lea structures its schedule to provide these opportunities along with plenty of fun. Campers play, learn, develop their creativity, strengthen their faith in a Christian environment, create new friendships, and grow, all while being surrounded by the charming elegance of Northern Michigan. They strive to give campers an unforgettable summer experience, along with growing their relationship with Jesus Christ.

Camp Dates: June 24th – August 11th, 2018

92 Ohio Street
Lupton, MI 48635

989-345-1635

Camp Sancta Maria

Since 1933, Camp Sancta Maria has been offering young people aged 8 to 16 a summer full of fun, personal growth, and spiritual development.

Camp Sancta Maria offers young men and women ages 8 to 16, a summer full of fun, personal growth, and spiritual development. Our 96 wooded acres in the heart of Northern Lower Michigan is the perfect setting for such a close-knit community.

Camp Dates: June 17th – August 19th, 2018

 

5361 W M-32
Gaylord, Michigan

231-546-3878

Michigan Christian Youth Camp

Summer camp at MCYC is a special time. 
​Every camper will have a chance to spend time doing Arts and Crafts, Leather crafting, archery, fishing, swimming, boating, riflery, dodgeball, octoball, horseback riding, and much more during their typical day.
MCYC’s summer camp is a place where kids can come experience a place that is not typical.  It’s where they can put that daily routine behind them and just be themselves.  They will meet some of the craziest people that are in love with Jesus.  Our team helps connect each camper with Jesus and strengthen their relationship with God while letting the Holy Spirit work through them each day. 

Camp Dates: June 17th – July 27th, 2017

820 N Lake George Rd
Attica, Michigan

810-664-8040

Oakland Yard Athletics

For 23 years, since 1995, Oakland Yard Summer Camps has offered parents and campers a fun and exciting place to be, a caring environment and a safe place to spend their summers. Summer camp is about making new friends, learning new skills, opportunity for social interaction and just having new experiences. Oakland Yard is very proud of their excellent staff and the variety of activities that they offer your camper. Get ready to enjoy a fantastic summer!

Oakland Yard has been a valuable resource for parents to keep their kids active throughout the summer months. The Yard offers a  flexible schedule of attending programs, allowing to enroll only when you need their services. Their attention to your children is exceptional!

5328 Highland Rd
Waterford, Michigan

248-673-0100

The Speech Language Learning Center, Inc.

Say & Play at The Speech Language Learning Center. These programs provide speech/language therapy and occupational therapy in small group settings using fun theme based activities. 

Each session is 90 minutes long and will run for 7 weeks, from June 19 until August 2, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Three different age ranges are offered, including ages 2-5, 6-11 and 12-16.  Engaging activities will address speech and language, motor skills, sensory processing skills/self-regulation, and social skills.

Phone number to call for registration: (810)733-3911

2413 S. Linden Rd. Ste. B 
Flint, MI  48532

810-733-3911

Sloan Museum & Longway Planetarium

Choose from over 30 camps and activities for preschool, elementary, and middle school kids, presented by Longway Planetarium and Sloan Museum educators. Keep your kids learning and having fun all summer long with engaging hands-on science and social studies experiences. 4-5 year-olds will practice their math, measurement, and building skills while exploring topics like weather, space, chemistry, dinosaurs, and much more. Elementary and middle school kids will explore a variety of science, technology, engineering, and math topics, through engaging themes like art, magic, and gardening. Older kids will love our maker lab, model rockets, and dissection activities.

Register Now: Camp dates: June 25th – August 6nd, 2018

 

1310 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48503

810-237-3409

Portage Lake Bible Camp

Portage Lake Covenant Bible Camp is a community that invests in the lives of others. Their unique camp environment is an ideal setting for guests to experience Christ-centered learning and living. Since 1946, Portage Lake has been synonymous with changing lives. Exciting camp programs are just the thing for children, families and young adults. The Camo’s hope is that Portage Lake will become an uplifting and integral part of your group’s development.

Portage Lake is set along the beautiful, wooded shoreline of northwest Michigan. The over 60-acre property includes a private sandy beach, 40 acres of trails and adventure courses, as well as our numerous meeting and lodging facilities. Northern Michigan provides all ranges of weather conditions for guests to play in, and each season brings new activities with it.  It is the Camp’s desire that guests are presented with the Truth and leave camp hungry for a deeper spiritual walk and significance.

4158 Camp Delight Rd
Onekama, Michigan

213-889-5911

Oakland Yard Athletics

For 23 years, since 1995, Oakland Yard Summer Camps has offered parents and campers a fun and exciting place to be, a caring environment and a safe place to spend their summers. Summer camp is about making new friends, learning new skills, opportunity for social interaction and just having new experiences. Oakland Yard is very proud of their excellent staff and the variety of activities that they offer your camper. Get ready to enjoy a fantastic summer!

Oakland Yard has been a valuable resource for parents to keep their kids active throughout the summer months. The Yard offers a  flexible schedule of attending programs, allowing to enroll only when you need their services. Their attention to your children is exceptional!

5328 Highland Rd
Waterford, Michigan

248-673-0100

Sloan Museum & Longway Planetarium

Choose from over 30 camps and activities for preschool, elementary, and middle school kids, presented by Longway Planetarium and Sloan Museum educators. Keep your kids learning and having fun all summer long with engaging hands-on science and social studies experiences. 4-5 year-olds will practice their math, measurement, and building skills while exploring topics like weather, space, chemistry, dinosaurs, and much more. Elementary and middle school kids will explore a variety of science, technology, engineering, and math topics, through engaging themes like art, magic, and gardening. Older kids will love our maker lab, model rockets, and dissection activities.

Register Now: Camp dates: June 25th – August 6nd, 2018

 

1310 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48503

810-237-3409

Portage Lake Bible Camp

Portage Lake Covenant Bible Camp is a community that invests in the lives of others. Their unique camp environment is an ideal setting for guests to experience Christ-centered learning and living. Since 1946, Portage Lake has been synonymous with changing lives. Exciting camp programs are just the thing for children, families and young adults. The Camo’s hope is that Portage Lake will become an uplifting and integral part of your group’s development.

Portage Lake is set along the beautiful, wooded shoreline of northwest Michigan. The over 60-acre property includes a private sandy beach, 40 acres of trails and adventure courses, as well as our numerous meeting and lodging facilities. Northern Michigan provides all ranges of weather conditions for guests to play in, and each season brings new activities with it.  It is the Camp’s desire that guests are presented with the Truth and leave camp hungry for a deeper spiritual walk and significance.

4158 Camp Delight Rd
Onekama, Michigan

213-889-5911

UofM-Flint Recreation Center Youth Basketball Camp

 

Basketball camp is a co-ed program, offered for children ages 7 -14.
The cost is $60/week, or $50/week per additional sibling that attends.
Camp runs Monday through Thursday, from 8:30 am – 12 noon.

Camp dates: June 18-21  &  June 25-28

401 Mill Street (mapping)  |  303 East Kearsley Street
Flint, Michigan 48502-1950

810-762-3441 

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