1999 Summer Camps

The following is a list of camps and other summer programs sponsored by various organizations and companies. For additional information on a specific one just click on its name.

Adventure Center
Anchors Science Camp
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Ann Arbor Hills child Development Center
Ann Arbor Schools
Ann Arbor YMCA
Ann Arbor Y Activites Camp
Apples and Pears Summer Day Camp
Bryant Community Day Camp
Camp Adventure
Camp Birkett
Camp CAEN 1999
Camp Funshine
Camp Sea World
Camp Wannakombak
Camp 9-1-1
Carousel Acres
The Child Care Connection Summer Camp 1999
Children's Institute Flights of Imagination Summer Camp
Cloniara Summer Camp
Cobblestone Farms Summer Day Camps
Community Day Camps
Concord School for the Gifted
Concordia Computer Day & Residential Camps
Cub Scout Day Camp
Camp Dexter
Discovery Center
Doughty Montessori
Early Learning Center
Eastern Michigan University's Fun Camp
Emerson School
Excellence R Us
Exhibit Museum of Natural History
Farm Life and the Outdoors
Fuller Day Camp
Future Science: Future Engineering
Go Like the Wind!
Gallup Park Summer Programs
Hickory Tree Children's Center
Humane Society of Huron Valley
Huron Valley Girl Scout Council
Jack and Jill Child Care Center
Leslie Science Center
Little Folk's Corner
Little Lamb Day Nursery
McMath-Hulbert Observatory Discovery Program
Michigan Tech's Summer Youth Program
Music Technology Camp
Parks and Recreation
Saline Parks and Recreation
Show Me The Fun Summer Playground Program
Sunshine Special
Super Summer Enrichment
University of Massachusetts 4-H Camps
University of Michigan Children's Center
University of Michigan Math Scholars
Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission
Waterloo Farm Museum Young Pioneers
Wee Wisdom Summer Adventures
Willow Run Community Schools Child Care Program
Ypsilanti Township Recreation Day Camp



Adventure Center, Ypsilanti

Summer programs for kindergartners begins June 21 and ends Sept. 3. Hours are 6:30 a.m. - 6 attended a minimum of two full days per week. Activities include swimming at Buhr Park, field trips, sports, arts and crafts and music. The fee is $145 per week $30 per day, Call (734) 434-0505.



Anchors Science Camp

Offers life science hands-on activities for ages 9-14. The camp offered from 9 a.m. -4 p.m. on Saturday July 31, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday Aug. 1. Camp will be held at Concordia College in the Science Building. Fun group an individual activities will relate to life science and math. Lunch is provided. there also is a science project fair (optional) with prizes, including money. Program is free; deposit of $20 is refundable when campers bring a healthy snack and help with clean-up. Free math tutoring and old-fashioned fun will be offered Saturday May 29, at the Jarvis Stone School. Hours are 10 a.m.-noon. A $10 refundable deposit will save a spot. For a registration form for any of the camps, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Anchors Unlimited, P.O. Box 970772, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. Call (313) 438-3337.



The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Two summer programs offered. A summer science camp is open to children age 1 through eight grade. Classes, which will be held at Logan Elementary School, are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, and from 1:30-3:30 p.m. They begin June 28 and end Aug. 13. Fees vary. There will be Trio-Grande Day Camps, sponsored by Wild Swan Theater, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and Ann Arbor Arts Center and offered in two one-week sessions. The first is July 12-16 for grades one through four, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. The second session is July 19-23 for grades one through six, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The theme for both sessions will be "2000 And Beyond." Drama, science, music and the arts are incoporated in the theme. Camp will be held at Logan Elementary School. Fee is $180 per week for non members and $162 for members of any of the organizations. Call (734) 995-5439.



Ann Arbor Hills Child Development Center, Ann Arbor

Two-week sessions beginning June 7 and ending July 15. Sessions for 2- year olds are Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday, from 9:15-11:45 a.m. Classes for 3- and 4-year -olds are 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Thrusday, with an extended optional until 1 p.m. A program for children in kindergarten through second grade begins June 14 and ends July 15. Hours Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-noon, with an optional extended hour until 1 p.m. All sessions will have a theme, which will be carried out in daily activities that include art, music, outdoor play, organized games and computers. Fee has not yet been determined. Call (734) 971-3080.



The Ann Arbor Public Schools Community Education and Recreation

Several summer camp programs offer:



The Ann Arbor YMCA

Several camp options offered. The Y day camp options are listed below. In part two of our camp guide, look for information about family camp and overnight camp at the Y's Camp Algon-Quian, located in northern Michigan.



Ann Arbor Y Activites Camp

Held at the YMCA building, is open to ages 3-12. Ten one-week sessions, from June 21 to Aug.27. Children can attend a full day or half day. Extended hours available. Activities include arts and crafts, health and fitness, field trips and swimming. Fee for a full day is $135 per week per members, and $145 for non-members. Fee for a half day is $68 members and $73 for non-members. There is also a half-day art camp in the morning, and a half-day computer camp in the morning. Call (734) 663-0536.



Apples and Pears Summer Day Camp

Open to Kindergarteners through 7-year-olds. Twelve one-week sessions, begin June 14 and end Sept. 3. Hours are 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Activities include swimming, nature hikes, exercise, dancing, team sports and crafts. Camp is at 1505 Pear Street. Day care for younger sibling available. Fee is $135 per week. Call (734) 769-2795.



Bryant Community Day Camp

Sponsored by the City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Department, a six-week program runs from June 28-Aug. 6 for ages 6-12 at the Bryant Community Center. Activities include swimming, games, art, nature, conflict mangement, computer play, fishing, instruction, science, golf lessons, outdoor recreation and weekly educational and recreational field trips to area state parks, lakes, zoos, museums and theme parks. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration fee has not yet been determined; affordable weekly camp fee is based on income and city residency. Scholarships available. Daily breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided. Call (734) 994-2722.



Camp Adventure

Sponsored by the University of Michigan Department of Recreational Sports, program is geared for children ages 6-12. The emphasis at Camp Adventure is on having fun, not competition. Three two-week sessions, begin June 28 and end Aug. 6 Camp hours are from 9 a.m. - noon Monday through Friday. All activities are based in or around the North Campus Recreation Building. Arts and crafts, swimming, sports and a daily snack are included. Registration begins May 5. Fee is $130 per session, including T-shirts. Call (734) 763-4560.



Camp Birkett

Is open to ages 5-12 and is located on a 10-acre site at Silver Lake, approximately 22 miles from Ann Arbor. Archery, recreational games, swimming, boating, water skiing, horseback riding, outdoor skills, nature, and arts and crafts are all part of a days agenda. Bus transportation to and from June 21- Aug 27. YMCA member rate is $155, and non-member rate is $165. Call Jeff Merhige at the Y at (734) 663-0536.



Camp CAEN (Computer Aided Engineering Network)

A computer exploration camp at the University of Michigan College of Engineering. Four two-week residential or day-time programs are offered for ages 13-18. Sessions are June 14-25, June 28-July 9, July 19-30 and Aug. 2-13. Campers stay at Bursley Residence Hall. Day hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Course includes C/C++ programming, Java programming, computer graphics and multimedia graphics, developing web sites and virtual reality. Advanced classes include game development. Other activities include recreational sports and computer gaming during recreational time. Students receive top level instruction and meet U-M faculty and staff. Cost is $750 for day camp, $1325 for residential. Call Craig Strickland at (734) 936-8039.



Camp Funshine

Open to all elementary school-age children, the camp is on the University of Michigan North Campus and sponsored by the U-M's Family Housing Children's Services. Activities include swimming, field trips, science, nature, arts and crafts, music, drama, sports and multicultural activities. Four two-week sessions begin June 21 and end Aug. 13(If Ann Arbor Public Schools extend dates, then camp will begin a week later.) Camp operates Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. The fee has not yet been determined. Child care before and after camp hours is available for an extra charge. There is a lower fee for family housing residents. Call (734) 764-4557.



Camp Sea World

Camp Sea World is a week-long, real-world camp offering snorkeling, hiking, canoeing, animal husbandry experiences and up-close encounters with some of Sea World and Busch Gardens' most intriguing animals.

Camp Sea World classes are available during June, July and August at all Sea World parks!

For additional information, call 1-800-406-2244 or check out the Camp Sea World web site.



Camp Wannakombak

Run by Walled Lake Community Education, the camp ofers two-week sessions for second - through sixth-graders. Dates are June 21-July 2 and July 12-23. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Activities including hiking, swimming, fishing, arts and crafts. Fee is $220 per two-week session. Call (248) 960-8324.



Camp 911

Sponsored by Huron Valley Ambulance, the camp provides training in injury prevention training and bystander care of injuries and information about emergency medical services. Open to ages 10-13, there will be two two-day sessions during the summer. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. There is no fee. Call Julie Saksewski at (734) 482-6259.



Carousel Acres

In South Lyon, is open to 3-12 year olds. The camp offers one-week sessions beginnning June 9 and ending Aug. 22, with a limit of 50 children per week. Activities include gardening, cooking, crafts, games, and animal care. A hands-on petting farm includes miniature horses and donkeys, pygmy goats, calves, chickens, bunnies, ducks, and more. Campers will also be able to ride the ponies. Fee is $175 per week, including lunch and snack. Hours are 9 A.M. - 3 P.M. Transportation and family discounts may be available.

Call (248) 437-7669



CCC Summer Camp 1999

A summer program for pre-kindergartners through post-sixth-graders Run by Child Care Connection Inc. Sessions run from June 14- Aug. 20. Hours are 7:30 a.m.- 6 p.m., and camp is located at the High Point buidlingat the Washtenaw Intermediate School District. Children can sign up for as many days as they like. Activities, centered on the theme Friendships With Nature, include hiking, gardening, cooking, woodworking, arts, crafts, dance, music and story-telling, as well as field trips, computers and a daily swim. Fees are as $1580 for the whole summer all day or $37 a day and $18.50 for mornings or afternoons only; post-kindergarten through sixth grade, $1,150 for the entire summer or $30 a day. A 10 percent sibing discount is offered. There will also be a junior counselor program, but the price has not been determined. Call (734) 994-2636.



Children's Institute Flights of Imagination Summer Camp

A camp for children entering kindergarten through second grade at Eastern Michigan University. Eight one-week sessions begin June 28 and end Aug. 20. Swimming sports, arts and crafts, storytelling, special theme days and field trips are included. Campers can attend either a full-day program 7:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m., or a half-day program, which can be either mornings or afternoons. Schedule is flexible. Camp will take place at Eastern's campus; prices vary. Call (734) 487-1126.



Cloniara Summer Camp

A series of camps for ages 5-12, held at the Cloniara School, at 1289 Jewett, camp runs June 21- Aug. 20. Hours are from 7:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. and campers can attend anywhere from one week to the entire summer. Full-day adventure camps are built around a theme, such as pirates, knighs and damsels and star travel. There are also language immersion camps, where children can choose from Spanish, French or German and learn and use the language while enjoying the cultural experience. Art classes are also available, including instruction in painting in tempera and watercolors with artist Elena Townsend Efimova, clay and sculpture, an weaving with artist Butty Forsyth. Campers in the adventure camps will also participate in the art classes. Fee ranges from $75 to $180. Call (734) 769-4511.



Cobblestone Farm Summer Day Camp

Sponsored by the City of Ann Arbor Department of Parks and Recreation and held at Cobblestone Farm, the camp gives 5-11 year olds the opportunity to feed the animals, garde, play games and participate in activities typical of the mid-1800s. There are eight one-week sessions, some all day, some in the morning and some in the afternoon. Dates: June 21-Aug.20. Fees: All day camp, $180 for city residents and $215 for non-residents for ages 5-11; half day for ages 5-8, mornings only, is $64 for resident or $77 for non-resident. Afternoon session, for ages 7-11 is $72 for resident and $86 for non-resident. For more information call (734) 994-2928 or (734) 994-2780. Also see more information by clicking here.



Community Day Camp

Open to Kindergarteners through children entering sixth grade, the camp offers one-week sessions from June 23 to mid-August at Allen Elementary School in Ann Arbor. The weeks are planned around nature and science themes, with a related weekly field trip. Activities include swimming daily, arts and crafts, canoeing at the Arb, nature hilkes and sports. Fee is $135 a week or $32 per day. Call (734) 761-7101.



Concord School for the Gifted

Ten-week summer program begins June 14 for ages 2-7. Youngsters can sign up for as many weeks as they like . Hours are 7:30 a.m.-5:30p.m. and the activities include weekly field trips, science activities and swimming. Fee is $22 for a half day and $32 for a full day. Call(734) 994-3515.



Concordia Computer Day & Residential Camps

Open to students 9-15. Located at the Concordia College campus, the camps offer exposure to network computer applications such as integrated report writing, desktop publishing, spreadsheet graphics, computer assembly, modem installation, multimedia applications, Web page creation and guided exploration of the Internet. Five five-day sessions begin June 22. The fee is $250 for day camp and $400 for residential. Computers can also spend part of the week commuting, and part overnight. Fee us $350, Call (734) 995-7381.



Cub Scout Day Camp

Sponsored by the Washtenow District Council, camp is June 28-July 1 for boys who will be in grades one through five in the fall. Activities include archery, outdoor games, crafts, nature projects and hiking. Cost is $42 for non-Scouts, and $35 for current registered Cub Scouts. Call (734) 769-5787.



Dexter Community Schools Children's Services

Three summer programs are offered. All camps begin June 21 and end Aug. 13 and are opened to the public. Hours are 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Lunch is included. The fee varies. Call (734) 426-5530. Programs are:



Discovery Center

Sessions throughout the summer at the center in Ann Arbor. Adventure summer program with weekly themes and field trips for graduates of kindergarten and first grade. Hours are 7:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. with a half-day option. There is also a weekly summer program for ages 2-5 . Hours are 9 a.m.-2 p.m. with lunch included. Year-round full-day preschool program are also available. Activities include Spanish, storytelling, music, arts, crafts, drama, math and science games and experiments. Fee is $175 per week or $35 a day for a full day, and $27 per half day. Call (734) 663-7496.



Doughty Montessori

Five two-week sessions from June 14-Aug. 20 for 2 to 6 year olds at the school in Ann Arbor. Many combinations of hours per day are offered. Activities include use of traditional Montessori materials, field trips, science projects, music, dance, gymnastics, arts and crafts and drama. Fee varies, depending on the schedule. Hours are either 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Call (734) 663-8050.



Early Learning Center

One week sessions will be offered during the month of July for 2- 5 year-olds at the school, 3070 Redwood in Ann Arbor. Hours are 9 a.m.-noon, and activities include water play, sand play, art projects, story time and outdoor fun. Fee has not yet been set. Call (734) 973-7722.



Eastern Michigan University's Fun Camp

Three two-week sessions and two one-week sessions begin mid-June and end mid-August for 8-12 year olds. Activities include swimming lessons, open swim, and all kinds of sports. During the last two weeks of camp, students take field trips. Camp takes place at the EMU Student Recreation Center. Fee is $190 for two weeks and $95 for one week. Call (734) 487-1338.



Emerson School

Located on Scio Church Road, the school will offer several specialty camps this year, including music, literature, science, nature, drama, chess, computer, soccer and other sports. Open to students having completed kindergarten through eight grade, camp starts June 28 and ends Aug. 20. Hours are 9 a.m. -3 p.m., with extended hours 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Average cost per week is $150. Call (734) 665-4942.



Excellence R Us

Sponsored by the Lenawee Intermediate School District and Lenawee Alliance for Gifted Education, the camp offers a two-week program fro July 12 to 23. The objective is to challenge, stimulate and promote higher-level thinking for motivated third- through eighth-graders. Activities include hands-on experiences that utilize academic skills, arts, science, drama and computer technology. Each class will have no more than 15 students, and the program takes place at Tecumseh High School. Hours are 9 a.m. -noon. Fee is $120. Call 517-424-0035.



Exhibit Museum of Natural History

"Explorations," are week long sessions beginning June 21 and ending Aug 13. Hours are 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Campers will journey back in time, learning about dinosaurs, amazing animals, natural wonders and space travel. Program includes field trips to local museums. Following are the dates: June 21-June 25 (5 and 6 year olds), June 28-July2, July 5-9, July 12-16 (5 and 6 year olds), July 26-30, Aug. 2-6, Aug. 9-13 ( 7 and 8 year olds). Fee is $150 per session for non-members and $125 for members. Call (734) 647-6421.



Farm Life and the Outdoors

The camp allows 5- to 12-year olds to experience nature. There will be three two-week sessions beginning June 28- Aug. 6. Hours are from 9 a.m. -3 p.m., and the day camp takes place at program director Connie Weber's farm in Manchester. Children feed horse and chickens and learn about domestic and wild animals through field trips to nature centers, dairy farms and live-stock exchange. Discussions, skits and art projects are a part of the program, which is affiliated with Emerson School. Fees have not yet been set. Call (734) 475-3284.



Fuller Day Camp

Sponsored by the City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Department, the camp offers 10 one-week sessions, beginning June 21- Aug. 27. Geared for children ages 5-12, hours are 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., with extended hours from 8 a.m. -5:30 p.m. Activities include nature walks, swimming, sports, sand volleyball and field trips. Fees are $120 a week for residents., $145 for non-residents. Extra charge for extended hours. Call (734) 994-4263 or (734) 994-2899.



Future Science: Future Engineering

Sponsored by the University of Michigan, Women in Science and Engineering Program, Center for the Education of Women, in cooperation with the UM Medical School, College of Engineering, and College of Literature, Science and the Arts, Future Science: Future Engineering is an exciting one-week day program for girls who will complete the 7th or 8th grade in June, 1998. Two separate, week-long sessions are planned for '98. Session 1 runs from June 15 to 19. Session 2 runs from June 22 to 26.

Each day will include hands-on lab experimentation, computer simulation activities and introductions to on-line network systems. Girls will meet women scientists and engineers, obtain information about careers of the future, and have lots of fun exploring the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor. Girls can explore the world of ultrafast optics, learn what DNA reveals, experiment with chemical compounds, build and launch a rocket, or unlock the secrets of the universe through physics.

The working world of scientists and engineers at a major research university will unfold as students participate in a variety of activities designed especially for them. Girls will experience the excitement, fun, rewards, and challenges of real-life science and engineering research in progress. And you will meet other girls, like yourself, with interests in science and engineering.

Participants in the 1997 Future Science: Future Engineering program learned how to create their very own World Wide Web pages during their afternoon Computer Science class. The students' daily activities were guided by the specially created Webmaster Launch Pad, a virtual workbook that exists only in cyberspace. See for yourself what the girls had to say about their Future Science: Future Engineering experiences!

For more information, contact the Women in Science and Engineering Program, CEW, University of Michigan, 330 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2289, or call them at (734) 998-7225.



Go Like The Wind! Montesori

The school, is located on Dixboro Lane, offers a summer program for ages 3-10. Four two-week sessions, begin mid-June an end mid-August. The program is from 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., with extended hours from 7:30 a.m. -5:45 p.m. Children can sign up for as many sessions as they like. Activities include arts and crafts, computers, puppetry, sports, creative movement and field trips. Each session will have a theme. The fee is $225 each two-week sessions, or $125 for half-days. Extended hours are $70 per session. Call (734) 747-7422.



Hickory Tree Children's Center

On-going one-week sessions from June 21-Aug. 27 at the center on Park Road in Scio Township. Hours: 6:30 a.m. -6:30 p.m. Children are grouped according to age. "Club-house Camp," for ages 6-13, includes swimming, field games and arts and crafts, plus visits to a zoo, parks, museums and the movies. Fee is $150 per week or $35 daily. Limited space available for the Learn-N-Fun Camp, for ages 2-5. Swimming, arts and camps and an interactive curriculum. Call (734) 663-8081.



Humane Society of Huron Valley

Three one-week sessions for preteens ages 8-11. Dates are: June 21-25; July 12-16; July 26-30. Hours are 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; extended hours are available.

A Teen Mentoring Camp, for 12- to 15-year-olds, is offered June 28-July 2 and July 19-23. Hours are 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. All camps are held a the Humane Society shelter on Cherry Hill Road. With the focus on dogs and cats, children will learn about breeds, personal hygiene, training and care.

Students will see demonstrations from top professional and their animals. Children will also learn which pets would be best suited for their lifestyle. Crafts, games and hikes to the Botanical Gardens are a part of the program. Campers in the Teen Mentoring Program will have more hands-on activities, including feeding, walking and grooming the animals, as well as building dog houses and bunny hutches. Fee is $160 per child, which includes a snack, beverage and T-shirt. Space is limited to teen camp per session. Call (734) 662-5585, ext. 103.



Huron Valley Girl Scout Council

Three-and five day themed sessions at six locations for kindergartners through ninth-graders throughout the summer. Locations include Ann Arbor, Milan, Brighton and Northville. Sessions offered June 21-Aug. 13 Hours: 9a.m.-3:30 p.m. General activities include crafts, nature study, swimming, sports, drama, cooking and field trips. Fee ranges from $25-$75 per session, depending on the program. Non-Girl Scout members can attend camp for an additional $7. Extended care day-camping program offered at camp Crawford for ages 6-18 from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Limited transportation available for an additional fee. Call (734) 971-8800.



Jack and Jill Child Care Center

Two Ann Arbor locations: 2118 Ann Arbor-Saline Road and 216 Beakes Street. Camp for children 3-10 from mid-June to Aug 31. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-2p.m., with extended hours from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Activities include swimming, field trips, computers, science and reading. Three-week minimum. Weeks need not be consecutive. Fee has not yet been set. Part-time rates available. Call (734) 761-8070 or (734) 665-5564.



Leslie Science Center

Summer science day camps for 4-year-olds through fifth-graders and Outbound Adventures for older youths. Campers will be grouped according to age. A series of one-week sessions from June 21-Aug. 27. Campers will have out of the classroom opportunities to learn about wildlife and environmental issues. They will participate in hands-on projects, experiments, crafts and games. Fee varies. Outbound Adventures is for youngsters who have completed grades six and seven. Dates: July 6-9. Canoeing, hiking and outdoor survival is a part of the program. Fee:$175 for residents and $210 for non-residents. Registration begins March 22. Call (734) 662-7802 or (734) 994-2780.



Little Folks Corner

Summer program for children 12 months to 6 years old June 21-Aug. 27. Situated on four acres on Dexter Road, the facilities include a playground for toddlers, a playground for older children, a 600-foot big wheel track and a two-acre adventure area with a shallow spring-fed stream. Gardening and science projects are a large part of the program. Flexible schedule; hours from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Activities include science, drama, cooking, arts and crafts, music, computers, outdoor sports and play. Fee vary depending on the child's schedule. Call (734) 769-0944.



Little Folk's Corner

Located on Dexter Road, offers a summer program for children ages 12 months to 6 years. Situated on four acres, the facilities include a playground for older children, a 60-foot big wheel track and a two-acre adventure area with a shallow spring-fed creek. Gardening and science projects are a large part of the program. Session begins June 15 and ends Aug. 19. The schedule is flexible and hours are from 7:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. Activities include science, drama, cooking, arts and crafts, music, computers, outdoor sports, and play. Fees vary depending on the child's schedule.

Call (734) 769-0944

Little Lamb Day Nursery

A summer session for preschoolers and a day camp for 5-12 year olds from June 14- Aug. 27 on Packard Road. Hours: 7 a.m. -5:30 p.m. Children may attend as many weeks as they like. Activities include daily outings, field trips, arts and crafts, swimming and sports. Tuition is $140 per week or $31.50 per day, with a minimum enrollment of two days per week. Call (734) 971-4811.



Michigan Tech's Summer Youth Program

The Michigan Technological University Summer Youth Program provides youth with an opportunity to explore careers and to develop new skills through laboratory, classroom and field experiences. The program offers a multitude of week-long "Explorations" dealing with Engineering; Fine, Performing, and Technical Arts; Mathematics and Sciences; the Outdoors and Ecology; and Technology and Society.

For additional information, call (906) 487-2219 or check out their Summer Youth Program web site.



Music Technology Camp

Two-five-day workshops sponsored by the U-M School of Music for junior high and high school age youngsters. The first session is from August 2-6 for beginners, and the prerequisite is some music background. An introduction to MIDI, computer-based composition, printing scores and synthesizer ensemble is part of the program. The second session is Aug. 9-13 and the prerequisite is either the completion of the first session, or permission from the instructor. Advanced sequencing synthesis and music applications of the Internet are included in the program. Classes are held at U-M School of Music. Fee is $275 per week. Hours 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Call (734) 764-5429.



Parks and Recreation Facilities and Services at Gallup Park

Youth camps offered July 26-30 and Aug. 2-6 for 7-10 year olds. Activities include hiking, canoeing, bird watching and fishing. The camp will be held at Gallup Park. Snack and lunch are included. Fee is $75 for city residents and $90 for non-residents. Call (734) 994-2780.



Saline Parks and Recreation

A variety of day camps are offered at the Saline Recreation Complex. At Kids Camp, campers swim daily in two pools, participate in gym activities and use the tennis courts, soccer and baseball fields at the recreation complex. Camp runs from mid-June through August. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with extended hours offered. Specialty camps include: Basketball, volleyball, all-sports, Detroit Rockers soccer and football, which includes guest visits by pro football players. Fees have not yet been set. Call (734) 429-3502.



Show Me The Fun Summer Playground Program

Sponsored by the City of Ypsilanti Recreation Department, eight weeks of theme based summer programs are offered for ages 5-17. Sessions run June 21-Aug.13, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday. Activities include dance, art, music, field trips and swimming. Free to city of Ypsilanti residents, it's $100 a week for non-residents. Call (734) 483-7700.



Sunshine Special

Located on Scio Church Road, program is open to 2 to 7- year olds and runs June 14- Aug.13 Hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., with extended hours from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Activities include field trips, art, drama, nature study and crafts. Children will also put on a summer circus. A musician and artist will visit twice a month. The fee has not yet been set. Discount offered for children enrolled five days a week and for families with more than one child participating. Call (734) 665-5175.



Super Summer Enrichment

Sponsored by the Livingston-Washtenaw Mathematics and Science Center, the camp is open to students who have completed grades three through eight. The program is held at a variety of sites in the two counties. Fee is $25 per week. Dates are June 22025 and June 28-July 1. Classes emphasize math, science, technology, robotics, a romp in the swamp, physics, chemistry and model rocketry. Call (517) 546-5559 ext. 228.



University of Michigan Children's Center

Four-week summer sessions begin June 28 for children 3 to 6 at 400 N. Ingalls St., Ann Arbor. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday. Activities include field trips, water play, block building, art and science activities. Fees: $141 to $349, depending on how many days a week and hours a day campers attend. Lunch option: $5.75 per day. Call (734) 763-6784.



University of Michigan Math Scholars

Sponsored by the Department of Mathematics at U-M, the program is open to high school students. Sessions are June 20-July 3 and July 4-July 17. Students will participate in mini-courses and work on a research project. Examples of courses include mathematics and DNA, cryptography, a number theory and the nature of infinity, probability and curvature. Faculty and Ph.D. candidates are the instructors. Hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Campers can either commute or stay at Markley dormitory. Commuter fee is $600 per session and residential fee is $1,200 per session. Call (734) 647-4466.



Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission

One week sessions offered throughout the summer at the County Recreation Center in Ann Arbor. The camp is geared for 6- to 11-year-olds, and swimming, arts and crafts, nature, special events, games, sports and a trip to a water park are some of the planned activities. Details have not yet been determined. Call (734) 971-6337.



Waterloo Farm Museum Young Pioneers

A day camp for 8- to 11-year-olds held at Waterloo Farm about 25 miles from Ann Arbor, the program runs July 7-Aug. 11. Campers meet on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. Children will learn what it was like to live on a farm in the 19th century and participate in activities typical of that period. Candle making, farm chores, butter churning, baking, games, stories and learning history are included in the program. Children will be able to wear costumes. Fee is $60 for the entire session. Children need to bring a sack lunch. Call (734) 426-9135.



Wee Wisdom Summer Adventures

Summer program for children ages 3-12 offered June 21- Aug. 20. Activities include swimming, computers, field trips, team sports and cooking. Campers will also learn about different cultures, including languages, foods and regional costumes. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with extended hours available and lunch provided. Fee: $130 per week. Part-time attendance is available, with a three day minimum. Camp is at 2455 Washtenaw, inside the Evangel Temple Assembly of God. Call (734) 663-6100.



Willow Run Community Schools Child Care Program

Summer session offered at Henry Ford Child Care in Ypsilanti. Geared for 2-to 11-year olds. The session begins when public school is over and ends the day before school starts in the fall. Hours: 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Children may attend a full or half day. Activities include swimming lessons, open swim, a weekly field trip, arts and crafts and sports. The fee varies according to age. Registration begins May 3. Registration fee is :$20. Call (734) 481-8277.



Ypsilanti Township Recreation Day Camp

Ten one-week sessions for children 5-12. Camp will be held at two locations, Ford Lake Park and township Community Center on East Clark Road. The community center will include more sports, and Ford Lake will have an emphasis on nature and the arts. camp runs mid-June-late August. Children can sign up for as many sessions as they like. Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Camp uses weekly themes. Activities include arts and crafts, sports, a field trip, nature hikes and drama. Extended hours available. Fee is $70 per week and $65 each additional child in the same family. Call (734) 544-3800.

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Last updated 5 April 99