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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

A Bugs Life Camp at Hudson Mills

Whether they’re flying over your head, crawling through the leaf litter below, or hiding out under the rocks in the Huron River, we are surrounded by insects and invertebrates. Campers will spend a day learning about the animals we commonly call bugs in the habitats around Hudson Mills Metropark. We’ll have fun with field guides, take a hike through the meadow to nab insects in our nets, and make art inspired by the critters we find. We will be indoors and outdoors; campers will be traversing nature trails and hills during program.

Date: Thursday, July 20
Ages:
Children ages 7 – 12
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $60 per child
Location: Hudson Mills Metropark, Activity Center

Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. three days (3 days) before the program.

Pre-register online by checking the box of the program you would like to attend. A “Selected Items” window will appear at the bottom of your screen. Click on the “Add to Cart” button to add program to your cart. 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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Junior Nature Art Day Camp at Hudson Mills

Discover art in nature through this camp. This mini-camp is intended for younger nature lovers. We’ll collect items from nature to make amazing sculptures. Spend time by the marsh painting an awesome canvas. Then explore the outdoors to get inspiration for creating your own nature print t-shirt. Canvasses provided, please bring a white t-shirt for paint stamping. Program will be held indoors and outdoors, campers will be traversing nature trails and hills during program.

Date: Wednesday, July 26
Ages:
Children ages 4 – 7
Time: 9 a.m.– Noon
Cost: $30 per child
Location: Hudson Mills Metropark, Activity Center

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

Discover art in nature through this camp. Explore the Hudson Mills Metropark Acorn Nature Trail and collect items from nature to make amazing sculptures. Spend time by the water while painting an awesome canvas. Then explore the outdoors to get inspiration for creating your own nature print t-shirt. Canvasses provided, please bring a white t-shirt for paint stamping. Program will be held indoors and outdoors, campers will be traversing nature trails and hills during program. Please bring a lunch.

Date: Thursday, July 27
Ages:
Children ages 8 – 11
Time: 9 a.m.– 3 p.m.
Cost: $60 per child
Location: Hudson Mills Metropark, Activity Center

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

Adventures in Science Day Camp at Indian Springs

Learn how to make things that fizz, bubble and ooze in this fun and interactive science day camp. Explore how water moves within a plant and more through hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) experiments. Discover life under a microscope in our science lab and meet some of the smallest animals that live in a pond. Science can get messy, so please wear clothing that can get a little dirty! A portion of this program will take place outdoors, so please dress for the weather. During the program, participants may traverse level, composite wood boardwalks and hilly mixed gravel and grass pathways. Sunscreen and bug spray are recommended. Bring a lunch and a water bottle.

Date: Wednesday, July 12
Ages: Children ages 7 – 10
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost:  $40 per camper
Location: Indian Springs Metropark, Environmental Discovery Center

Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. three days (3 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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Running Wild Day Camp at Indian Springs

Spend the day outside exploring the wild places of Indian Springs Metropark. We’ll search for critters, build shelters, play games, create art and more in this day camp. Portions of this program will be held outside and participants may get muddy from all the fun in nature, so please dress appropriately. During the program, participants may traverse level, composite wood boardwalks and hilly mixed gravel and grass pathways. Sunscreen and bug spray are recommended. Bring a lunch and a water bottle.

Date: Tuesday, July 25
Ages: Children ages 7 – 10.
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost:  $40per camper
Location: Indian Springs Metropark, Environmental Discovery Center

Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. three days (3 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 26 & Thursday, July 27 (2 day camp)
Ages: Children ages 10 – 14
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: $80 per camper
Location: Indian Springs Metropark, Environmental Discovery Center

Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. three days (3 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

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, June 27 – Thursday, June 29 OR Tuesday, July 11 – Thursday, July 13 OR Tuesday, August 8 – Thursday, August 10 (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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Farmer Jr. for a Day Camp at Kensington Farm Center

Farmer Jr. Camp offers children a memorable experience and the opportunity to discover the wonders of life on the farm during this multi-day camp. Each day will offer a new adventure. Campers will participate in daily farm chores, as well as various organized activities, all geared for younger campers. 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 11 – Friday, July 14 (4 day camp)
Ages: Children ages 6 – 8
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (each day)
Cost: $175 per camper
Location: Kensington Metropark, Farm Center Classroom

Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. three days (3 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 Naturalist Day Camp at Kensington Nature Center

Campers will start the day by exploring 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 to feed and take care of reptiles and amphibians. Then, experience the wonders of nature during a.5-mile hike on the mixed gravel trails.

After a picnic lunch break, spend the rest of the day learning to survive in the woods. Have fun practicing real wilderness survival skills. Build a survival hut, learn safe fire building and dousing practices, learn how to survive a bear attack, how to identify poisonous plants and venomous snakes, and more!

Date: Monday, July 24
Ages: Children ages 7 – 12
Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $80 per camper
Location: Kensington Metropark, Nature Center

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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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 during this multi-day camp. 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 25 – Friday, July 28 (4 day camp)
Ages: Children ages 8 – 13
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day
Cost: $200 per camper
Location: Kensington Metropark, Farm Center Classroom

Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. three days (3 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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Creepy Crawly Day Camp at Kensington Nature Center

Calling all bug catchers! Are you fond of butterflies and praying mantises? Curious about, or maybe a little freaked out by, spiders? Do you like to roll over logs and see what’s scurrying underneath? Then join us for our Creepy Crawly Camp! We’ll teach you how to use nets, traps, and collecting jars in our quest to capture insects, spiders, and other arthropods. Our journey will take us through the woods, the grasslands, and the swamps as we search for some of the smallest and strangest creatures in the park.

Dates: Tuesday, August 1
Ages: Children ages 7 – 12
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: $40 per camper
Location: Kensington Metropark, Nature Center

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

Marsh Madness 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 enjoy marsh investigations, nature inspired crafts, stories, songs, with plenty of outdoor discovery. Marsh Madness will focus on the amazing plants and animals that call Lake St. Clair Metropark home through hands-on exploration. Most activities are outside, so get ready to get dirty and dress for the weather! Snacks provided but please pack a water bottle.

Dates: Tuesday, June 26 – Thursday, June 28 (3 day camp)
Ages: Children ages 4 -5
Time: 9 a.m. – Noon (each day)
Cost: $45 per camper
Location: Lake St. Clair Metropark, Nature Center

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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Junior Naturalist Day Camp at Lake St. Clair Nature Center

Does your child love nature and exploring the great outdoors? Then our junior naturalist day camp is for them! During this three-day camp your child will investigate the woods, prairies, and wetlands of Lake St. Clair Metropark. Campers will enjoy guided hikes, crafts, and an opportunity to think like a naturalist. We’ll take a closer look at a variety of wildlife found in our unique park habitats and get up close with the live nature center animals. On our last day of camp, we’ll check out the beach and splash pad so be prepared to get wet! Most activities are outside, so get ready to get dirty and dress for the weather! Snacks provided but please pack a water bottle.

Dates: Tuesday, July 11 – Thursday, July 13 (3 day camp)
Ages: Children ages 6 – 8
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $75 per camper
Location: Lake St Clair Metropark, Nature Center

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!

Dates: Tuesday, August 1 – Thursday, August 3 (3 day camp)
Ages: Children ages 9 – 12
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (each day)
Cost: $100 per camper
Location: Lake St. Clair Metropark, Nature Center

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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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, August 15 – Thursday, August 17 (3 day camp)
Ages: Children ages 4 – 5
Time: 9 a.m.- Noon (each day)
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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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: Tuesday, June 27 – Thursday, June 29 (3 day camp)
Ages: Children ages 8 – 10
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (each day)
Cost: $100 per camper
Location: Stony Creek Metropark, Nature Center

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 Homes & Habitats Day Camp at Stony Creek Nature Center

This drop-ff, three-hour mini day camp is perfect for the first time or new campers. Campers will get out and play in the woods, prairies, and wetlands of Stony Creek Metropark! They will enjoy stream exploration, nature inspired crafts, stories, songs, and plenty of outdoor discovery. We will focus on the variety of shapes, makes, and sizes of animal homes found along our nature trails. Most activities are outside, so get ready to get dirty and dress for the weather! Snacks provided but please pack a water bottle.

Dates: Tuesday, July 25 – Thursday, July 27 (3 day camp)
Ages: Children ages 6 – 7
Time: 9 a.m. – Noon (each day)
Cost: $45 per camper
Location: Stony Creek Metropark, Nature Center

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, August 8 – Thursday, August 10 (3 day camp)
Ages: Children ages 4 – 5
Time: 9 a.m. – Noon (each day)
Cost: $45 per camper
Location: Stony Creek Metropark, Nature Center

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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