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EXPERIENCE OUR SUMMER CAMPS.

Get outdoors, experience something new and make new friends. With a variety of exciting summer day camps to choose from, every camper is sure to have a great time.

CAMPS

Summer camp is a great way for your child to get outdoors, experience something new and make new friends. We have a variety of exciting summer day camps to choose from and we want every camper to have a great time. Find the park location and camp description below that sounds like the best fit for your child, and then click the button to register them before slots fill up!

Keep in mind you will be asked a series of questions during registration (such as medical questions, emergency contacts and the child’s authorized pick-up people) that must be answered in order to register your child for camp. It’s important you complete these fully as asked so park staff have all needed information in the case of an emergency. Payment is also due at the time of registration.

Once your registration is complete, mark your calendars because you’re all set!

Hudson Mills Metropark Day Camps

Science Day Camp at Hudson Mills

Have a blast at our summer science camp! Campers will spend their day building rockets and then putting together their own model rocket to take home. No science camp would be complete without some fun science experiments—we’ll make things pop and fizz while learning about different types of chemical reactions. At the end of camp, we will launch our model rockets to see how far they go.

Program will be held indoors and outdoors, and campers will be traversing some hills and fields during program. Please bring a sack lunch and water bottle.

Date: Thursday, July 14
Ages: Children ages 9 – 12.
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: $40 per camper

Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. one week (7 days) before the program. You will be asked a series of questions during registration (such as medical questions, emergency contacts and the child’s authorized pick-up person) that must be answered in order to register your child for camp. It’s important you complete these fully as asked so park staff have all needed information in the case of an emergency. You can also call the interpretive center at 734.426.8211.

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Nature Art Day Camp at Hudson Mills

Do you love art and nature?  Join us for a day camp dedicated to both of those things.  Campers will explore the nature trail to collect items to make a sculpture, spend time by the water painting a canvas and use nature as inspiration for creating a nature print t-shirt.

Program will be held indoors and outdoors, and campers will be traversing nature trails and hills during program. Please bring a lunch, water bottle and white t-shirt for paint stamping.

Date: Thursday, July 21
Ages: Children ages 7 – 10
Time: 10 a.m.– 2 p.m.
Cost: $50 per camper

Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. one week (7 days) before the program. You will be asked a series of questions during registration (such as medical questions, emergency contacts and the child’s authorized pick-up person) that must be answered in order to register your child for camp. It’s important you complete these fully as asked so park staff have all needed information in the case of an emergency. You can also call the interpretive center at 734.426.8211.

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Indian Springs Metropark Day Camps

Things with Wings: Bird Day Camp at Indian Springs

Are you interested in all things birds? With so many varieties of birds, we will take a dive in to learning what makes a bird a bird. Campers will dissect owl pellets, conduct a beak experiment and go on a hike to discover birds in a variety of habitats.

Please bring a water bottle, snack, and sack lunch. Dress for the weather as part of our day will be outside. We will be walking approximately 1 mile on uneven trails with inclines.

Date: Wednesday, July 13
Ages: Children ages 6 – 10.
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost:  $35 per camper

Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. one week (7 days) before the program. You will be asked a series of questions during registration (such as medical questions, emergency contacts and the child’s authorized pick-up person) that must be answered in order to register your child for camp. It’s important you complete these fully as asked so park staff have all needed information in the case of an emergency. You can also call the interpretive center at 248.625.7280.

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Ecologist Day Camp at Indian Springs

What do ecologists do?  Join us for a two-day camp to explore a few things ecologists may study through hikes, games and art. The world around us has plants and animals galore and each one depends on its environment to survive. On our first day of camp we will discover what plants and animals make Indian Springs Metropark their home.  We will use interactive games and activities to learn about them and what helps them survive.  On the second day, we will focus on how non-living parts of the ecosystem like sunlight, temperatures, soil, and water make up the landscape for living creatures and are crucial parts of an animal’s survival. We will use scientific tools to investigate on this day, with a few games to keep things fun!

Bring a lunch and water bottle. Expect to walk a total of 2-3 miles over two days on some uneven trails with inclines.

Dates: Wednesday, July 20 & Thursday, July 21 (2 day camp)
Ages: Children ages 8 – 12.
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $70 per camper

Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. one week (7 days) before the program. You will be asked a series of questions during registration (such as medical questions, emergency contacts and the child’s authorized pick-up person) that must be answered in order to register your child for camp. It’s important you complete these fully as asked so park staff have all needed information in the case of an emergency. You can also call the interpretive center at 248.625.7280.

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Things with Wings: Insect Day Camp

Spend a day exploring and learning about the incredible world of insects! This one-day camp will be filled with activities, experiments, crafts, and a hike. We will discover exactly what makes an insect an insect. Campers will visit the pond to look for aquatic critters, take nets to the prairie to see what we can catch, and even participate in a honey taste test.

Please bring a water bottle, snack, and sack lunch. Dress for the weather as part of our day will be outside. We will be walking approximately one mile on uneven trails with inclines.

Date: Wednesday, August 3
Ages: Children ages 6 – 10.
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost:  $35 per camper

Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. one week (7 days) before the program. You will be asked a series of questions during registration (such as medical questions, emergency contacts and the child’s authorized pick-up person) that must be answered in order to register your child for camp. It’s important you complete these fully as asked so park staff have all needed information in the case of an emergency. You can also call the interpretive center at 248.625.7280.

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Kensington Metropark Day Camps

Farmer for a Day Camp at Kensington Farm Center

Educational and fun, this one-day camp allows kids the chance to work alongside our farmers taking care of, and learning about, the animals. Campers will meet all the farm’s animals, perform hands-on tasks such as feeding and watering animals, mucking stalls, and hauling hay and grain sacks.

Dates: Friday, July 8 OR Friday, July 22 OR Friday, August 5
Ages: Children ages 8 – 15.
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $40 per camper

Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. one week (7 days) before the program. You will be asked a series of questions during registration (such as medical questions, emergency contacts and the child’s authorized pick-up person) that must be answered in order to register your child for camp. It’s important you complete these fully as asked so park staff have all needed information in the case of an emergency. You can also call the interpretive center at 248-684-8632.

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Daring Day Camp at Kensington Nature Center

Are you daring enough to spend the day learning to survive in the woods? Build a survival hut, learn safe fire building and dousing practices, how to survive a bear attack, how to identify poisonous plants and venomous snakes, and more! Campers will have fun learning and practicing real wilderness survival skills.

Dates: Saturday, June 25 OR Wednesday, August 10
Ages: Children ages 7 – 12.
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: $40 per camper

Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. one week (7 days) before the program. You will be asked a series of questions during registration (such as medical questions, emergency contacts and the child’s authorized pick-up person) that must be answered in order to register your child for camp. It’s important you complete these fully as asked so park staff have all needed information in the case of an emergency. You can also call the interpretive center at 810.227.8917.

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Bird Guardians Day Camp at Kensington Nature Center

Campers will become bird stewards in this day camp focused on native birds and human efforts to conserve these species. Campers will learn the basics of binocular use and birding techniques. Then, they’ll test their new knowledge by birding along the nature trails. They will build a bluebird nesting box to take home and will learn how the box can help the native bluebird population. They will discover proper nest box monitoring techniques and will go out in the field to observe the Kensington Metropark monitoring processes.

Date: Wednesday, June 29
Ages: Children ages 8 – 12.
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: $40 per camper

Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. one week (7 days) before the program. You will be asked a series of questions during registration (such as medical questions, emergency contacts and the child’s authorized pick-up person) that must be answered in order to register your child for camp. It’s important you complete these fully as asked so park staff have all needed information in the case of an emergency. You can also call the interpretive center at 810.227.8917.

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Farmer Jr. for a Day Camp at Kensington Farm Center

If your child has the energy and enthusiasm for farm chores, but maybe not the muscle power yet, this is their day camp! During this one day camp, campers will work alongside our farmers to learn about life on the farm. They will meet and feed the animals, haul straw, and do regular farm chores, all while having fun!

Dates: Wednesday, July 6 OR Wednesday, July 20 OR Wednesday, August 3
Ages: Children ages 6 – 8.
Time: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $30 per camper

Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. one week (7 days) before the program. You will be asked a series of questions during registration (such as medical questions, emergency contacts and the child’s authorized pick-up person) that must be answered in order to register your child for camp. It’s important you complete these fully as asked so park staff have all needed information in the case of an emergency. You can also call the interpretive center at 248-684-8632.

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Farm Day Camp at Kensington Farm Center

Farm Camp offers children a memorable experience and the opportunity to discover the wonders of life on the farm all week long. Each day will offer a new adventure. Campers will participate in daily farm chores, as well as various organized activities. Activities may include outdoor adventures like hikes (with goats!), scavenger hunts, craft projects, pioneer life experiences, milking a cow or goat, grooming and harnessing draft horses and hayrides. Campers will experience the sights, sounds, and smells of a real working farm through this four day camp.

Dates: Tuesday, July 12 – Friday, July 15 (4 day camp) OR Tuesday, August 16 – Friday, August 19 (4 day camp)
Ages: Children ages 8 – 13.
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day
Cost: $175 per camper

Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. one week (7 days) before the program. You will be asked a series of questions during registration (such as medical questions, emergency contacts and the child’s authorized pick-up person) that must be answered in order to register your child for camp. It’s important you complete these fully as asked so park staff have all needed information in the case of an emergency. You can also call the interpretive center at 248-684-8632.

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Naturalist Day Camp at Kensington Nature Center

Explore the Kensington Metropark Nature Center like never before! Go behind the scenes to meet and learn about some of the education animals that live at the nature center. Roll up your sleeves and perform hands-on tasks such as helping the feed and take care of reptiles and amphibians. Then, experience the wonders of nature during a half-mile hike on the compact gravel trails.

Date: Tuesday, July 12
Ages: Children ages 7 – 12.
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: $40 per camper

Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. one week (7 days) before the program. You will be asked a series of questions during registration (such as medical questions, emergency contacts and the child’s authorized pick-up person) that must be answered in order to register your child for camp. It’s important you complete these fully as asked so park staff have all needed information in the case of an emergency. You can also call the interpretive center at 810.227.8917.

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Nature Exploration Day Camp at Kensington Nature Center

What’s that? It’s a question many of us wonder while in the presence of a loud bird, strange bug, colorful flower, or any other exciting encounter with nature.  But where do we start if we want to find the answer? Join us for a one day camp to discover some basic identification techniques, pointers and pitfalls to help sharpen your skills and quickly turn yourself into an amateur naturalist. Then we’ll head out on our compacted gravel nature trails to practice your new expertise and learn about some of the amazing organisms found at Kensington Metropark.

Date: Tuesday, July 19
Ages: Children ages 7 – 12.
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: $40 per camper

Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. one week (7 days) before the program. You will be asked a series of questions during registration (such as medical questions, emergency contacts and the child’s authorized pick-up person) that must be answered in order to register your child for camp. It’s important you complete these fully as asked so park staff have all needed information in the case of an emergency. You can also call the interpretive center at 810.227.8917.

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Adventures in Nature Day Camp at Kensington Nature Center

Nature is full of adventure!  Join us for a three-day camp where we’ll hike through the forests and swamps, look for strange insects, build traps and fires, sneak through the woods (and sneak up on each other!), go on a pond-side creature search, interpret the language of birds, race boats down the river, and much more!

Dates: Tuesday, August 2 – Thursday, August 4 (3 day camp)
Ages: Children ages 7 – 12.
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. each day
Cost: $120 per camper

Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. one week (7 days) before the program. You will be asked a series of questions during registration (such as medical questions, emergency contacts and the child’s authorized pick-up person) that must be answered in order to register your child for camp. It’s important you complete these fully as asked so park staff have all needed information in the case of an emergency. You can also call the interpretive center at 810.227.8917.

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Lake St. Clair Metropark Day Camps

Animal Adventures Day Camp at Lake St. Clair Nature Center

This drop-off, three-hour mini day camp is perfect for first time campers ages 4-5. Campers will get to meet the nature center animals up close, learning a little about each one. They will explore a variety of habitats in the park as we go for a walk on the nature trails. Campers will enjoy crafts and stories all focused on the animals we meet and learn about.

Snacks provided but please bring a water bottle.

Dates: Tuesday, July 19 – Thursday, July 21 (3 day camp)
Ages: Children ages 4 – 5.
Time: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Cost: $45 per camper

Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. one week (7 days) before the program. You will be asked a series of questions during registration (such as medical questions, emergency contacts and the child’s authorized pick-up person) that must be answered in order to register your child for camp. It’s important you complete these fully as asked so park staff have all needed information in the case of an emergency. You can also call the interpretive center at 586.463.4332.

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Creek Week Day Camp at Lake St. Clair Nature Center

This drop-off, three-hour mini day camp is perfect for first time campers ages 4-5. Campers will get to learn all about the organisms, animals and plants that live in the creeks, marshes, wetlands, and waterways at the park. They will explore water habitats as we explore the park and our nature trails. Campers will enjoy crafts and stories all focused on the bodies of water we learn about.

Snacks provided but please bring a water bottle.

Dates: Tuesday, August 9 – Thursday, August 11 (3 day camp)
Ages: Children ages 4 -5.
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cost: $45 per camper

Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. one week (7 days) before the program. You will be asked a series of questions during registration (such as medical questions, emergency contacts and the child’s authorized pick-up person) that must be answered in order to register your child for camp. It’s important you complete these fully as asked so park staff have all needed information in the case of an emergency. You can also call the interpretive center at 586.463.4332.

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Water Wonders Day Camp at Lake St. Clair Nature Center

In this three-day camp, we will explore the wonders of water!  Campers will visit the marsh to do sweep netting and pond dipping to investigate the organisms that live there. They will hit the trail for guided hikes along marshes and Lake St. Clair, as well meet our water dwelling Nature Center animals. On the last day of camp, we will head to the beach and splash pad for a day of playing in the water!

Snacks are provided but please pack a water bottle and sack lunch.

Dates: Tuesday, July 26 – Thursday, July 28 (3 day camp)
Ages: Children ages 6 – 8.
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $75 per camper

Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. one week (7 days) before the program. You will be asked a series of questions during registration (such as medical questions, emergency contacts and the child’s authorized pick-up person) that must be answered in order to register your child for camp. It’s important you complete these fully as asked so park staff have all needed information in the case of an emergency. You can also call the interpretive center at 586.463.4332.

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Nature Explorer Day Camp at Lake St. Clair Nature Center

Let’s get out and play in the woods, prairies, and wetlands of Lake St Clair! During our 3-day camp session for the older kids we will explore these unique habitats through outdoor discovery, nature inspired crafts and hands-on activities. Campers will learn to think like a naturalist as they investigate the wonders of water. Activities will include sweep netting, pond dipping, guided hikes, a trip on our replica Voyageur Canoe, and meeting our Nature Center animals. On the last day of camp, we will head to the beach for a day of fun, so dress to get wet! Snacks provided but please pack a water bottle and sack lunch.

Dates: Tuesday, August 2 – Thursday, August 4
Ages: Children ages 9 – 12.
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $100 per camper

Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. one week (7 days) before the program. You will be asked a series of questions during registration (such as medical questions, emergency contacts and the child’s authorized pick-up person) that must be answered in order to register your child for camp. It’s important you complete these fully as asked so park staff have all needed information in the case of an emergency. You can also call the interpretive center at 586.463.4332.

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Stony Creek Metropark Day Camps

Nature Adventure Day Camp at Stony Creek

Get into the beautiful outdoors and enjoy a variety of hands-on activities in this three-day camp! Children will get wet during our stream exploration, get creative with nature inspired crafts, get innovative with a boat building contest, get experience with campfire cooking and more. Campers will get to explore the park by wagon ride, and they will get a chance to soar down the Quadzilla waterslide! Most activities are outside, so get ready to get dirty and dress for the weather! Snacks will be provided, please plan to bring a sack lunch and a water bottle.

Dates: Monday, June 27 – Wednesday, June 29 (3 day camp)
Ages: Children ages 8 – 10.
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $100 per camper

Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. one week (7 days) before the program. You will be asked a series of questions during registration (such as medical questions, emergency contacts and the child’s authorized pick-up person) that must be answered in order to register your child for camp. It’s important you complete these fully as asked so park staff have all needed information in the case of an emergency. You can also call the interpretive center at 586.781.9113.

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Creek Week Day Camp at Stony Creek Nature Center

This drop-off, three-hour mini day camp is perfect for first time campers ages 4-5. Campers will get to learn all about the organisms, animals and plants that live in the creeks, marshes, wetlands, and waterways at the park. They will explore water habitats as we explore the park and our nature trails. Campers will enjoy crafts and stories all focused on the bodies of water we learn about.

Snacks provided but please bring a water bottle.

Dates: Tuesday, July 26 – Thursday, July 28 (3 day camp)
Ages: Children ages 4 – 5.
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cost: $45 per camper

Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. one week (7 days) before the program. You will be asked a series of questions during registration (such as medical questions, emergency contacts and the child’s authorized pick-up person) that must be answered in order to register your child for camp. It’s important you complete these fully as asked so park staff have all needed information in the case of an emergency. You can also call the interpretive center at 586.781.9113.

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Animal Adventures Day Camp at Stony Creek Nature Center

This drop-off, three-hour mini day camp is perfect for first time campers ages 4-5. Campers will get to meet the nature center animals up close, learning a little about each one. They will explore a variety of habitats in the park as we go for a walk on the nature trails. Campers will enjoy crafts and stories all focused on the animals we meet and learn about.

Snacks provided but please bring a water bottle.

Dates: Tuesday, August 16 – Thursday, August 18 (3 day camp)
Ages: Children ages 4 – 5.
Time: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Cost: $45 per camper

Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. one week (7 days) before the program. You will be asked a series of questions during registration (such as medical questions, emergency contacts and the child’s authorized pick-up person) that must be answered in order to register your child for camp. It’s important you complete these fully as asked so park staff have all needed information in the case of an emergency. You can also call the interpretive center at 586.781.9113.

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SUMMER CAMP TIPS

Remember these tips for the best day camp experience:

  • Campers should dress for the weather (rain jackets, removeable layers, etc). We will be outside rain or shine.
  • Campers should wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes or hiking boots. No sandals or flip-flops please.
  • Campers should wear clothes that might get a little dirty.
  • Campers should bring a refillable water bottle.
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent are recommended.
  • If your camp takes place over lunch, pack a hearty, well-balanced lunch. However, due to the prevalence of nut allergies, we ask you not to pack any peanut/tree nut products in your child’s lunch.
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