2001 Summer Camps

Anchors Science Camp   Ann Arbor Parks & Rec.
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum   Ann Arbor YMCA
Bemis Farms   Bryant Community Day Camp
Camp CAEN   Camp Funshine, UM
Camp Hill   Camp 911
Children's Institute, EMU   Cobblestone Farm
Concord Preschool and Kindergarten   Discovery Center
Doughty Montessori   Emerson School
Excellence   Exhibit Museum of Natural History
Farm Life and the Outdoors   G.R.E.A.T.  
Humane Society of Huron Valley   Leslie Science Center  
Little Folks Corner   Michigan Math & Science Scholars  
Music Technology Camp   Oak Trails  
Saline Area Schools   Show Me the Fun, Ypsilanti  
Summer Arts Institute in Ann Arbor   Summers-Knoll School  
Super Summer Enrichment   UM Children's Center  
Wild Swan Theater   Willow Run Community Schools

bullet Anchors Summer Science Camp 2001 at Concordia College in Ann Arbor runs July 28-29from 10 AM to 2 PM for children ages 9-15. It will feature hands-on group and individual activities relating to life science and math and will involve computer use. Contests and prizes are included! Registration is by mail only. Program is free, although registration requires a refundable fee of $20. See their Web site for details.
bullet Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum offers several 2001 camps:
  bullet Summer Science Camp for children 2 years through 8th grade at a local elementary school, Mon.-Fri., 10 AM-noon and 1:30-3:30 PM, June 27-Aug. 17. A separate camp is offered July 9-17 at an Ypsilanti elementary school. Fees vary. Optional lunch program between sessions.
  bullet Trio Grande Day Camps are cosponsored by the museum, the Ann Arbor Arts Center, and the Wild Swan Theater. Theme is "Under the Canopy: the Magic of the Rain Forest." July 17-21 for grades 1-3, July 24-28 for grades 1-6, both from 9 AM-4 PM. Drama, science, music, and art at a local elementary school. Fee $195/week for non-members, $175.50 for members of any of the 3 sponsoring organizations.
  bullet Hands-On, Writes-On 2-week writing camp for grades 3-12, at the museum, dates TBD, hours 9:30 AM-12:30 PM. Cost: $160, with 10% member discount.
bullet Ann Arbor YMCA - 2001 day camp options are listed below.
  bullet Camp Birkett is open to ages 5-12. It is on a 10-acre site at Silver Lake, about 22 miles from Ann Arbor. Archery, recreational games, swimming, boating, horseback riding, outdoor skills, nature, and arts and crafts are all part of a day's agenda. Bus transportation to and from Ann Arbor is provided. Nine 1-week sessions are available June 18-Aug. 17. YMCA member rate is $190. Non-members pay $200. Call 734-663-0536, ext. 229.
  bullet Camp Cedar Lake is outside of Chelsea. One- and two-week sessions offered for 5-12 year olds. Hours are 9 AM-5 PM. Lunch is provided. Activities include swimming, canoeing, sports, nature activities, arts and crafts, and archery.
  bullet Ann Arbor Y Activities Camp at the YMCA building is open to ages 3-12. One-week sessions run June 18 to Aug. 24. Children can attend a full or half day. Extended hours are available. Activities include arts and crafts, health and fitness, field trips and swimming. Fee for a full day $158 per week for members and $168 for non-members. Fee for a half day is $79 for members and $84 for non-members. There is also a half-day art camp in the morning. Call 734-663-0536.
bullet Bemis Farms 2001 - This preschool in Saline offers 10-week session June through August for 5-12 year olds. Themes include gardening, outdoor adventures, 4-H projects, field trips, and cooking. Hours are 7 AM-6 PM. Camp is on an 18-acre farm in Saline. Fee not yet set. Call 734-994-1709.
bullet Bryant Community Day Camp 2001 - Sponsored by the City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Dept., a 6-week program runs June to August for ages 6-12 at the Bryant Community Center. Activities include swimming, games, art, nature study, 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 AM-4 PM. Affordable weekly camp fee is based on income and city residency. Scholarships available. Daily lunch and snacks provided. Registration begins March 19 for Ann Arbor City residents and March 26 for nonresidents. Registration fee: $40 per child. Call 734-994-2722.
bullet Camp CAEN 2001 (Computer Aided Engineering Network) - A computer exploration camp at the University of Michigan College of Engineering. Go straight to their Web site for current information.
bullet Camp Funshine 2001 - open to all elementary-age children, the camp is open on UM North Campus and sponsored by the university's Family Housing Children's Services. Activities include swimming, field trips, science, nature, arts & crafts, music, drama, sports and multicultural activities. Hours: 9 AM-4 PM. Four 2-week sessions begin June 23. Registration fee: $10 per child. Cost is $215 for family housing residents and $250 for non-residents. Before and after care available. Call 734-764-4557.
bullet Camp 911 - Sponsored by Huron Valley Ambulance, the 2001 camp provides training in injury prevention, bystander care of injuries, and emergency medical services. Two 2-day sessions will be offered to ages 9-12. Dates have not been set. Hours are 9 AM-4 PM. Free. Call 734-477-6781.
bullet Camp Hill 2001 is sponsored by the Ann Arbor Community Center and geared to ages 6-13. Four 2-week sessions June through August at Clear Lake near Chelsea. Hours 8 AM-4:30 PM Monday-Friday. Fishing, field trips, swimming, archery, arts & crafts. Lunch and snack provided. Fee is $100 per 2-week session; partial scholarships available. Free transportation provided to and from the site. Call 734-662-3128.
bullet Concord Preschool and Kindergarten - 2001 camp for children 3 to 6. Weekly field trips, swimming, learning environment, science activities. Camp runs for 10 weeks starting June 18. Hours are 7:30 AM-5:30 PM. Location on the west side of Ann Arbor to be determined. Fee is $36 per day and $26 for half-days. Children bring a sack lunch. For information, call 734-662-6002.
bullet Children's Institute Flights of Imagination 2001 - A camp at Eastern Michigan University for children entering kindergarten through second grade. Eight 1-week sessions July 2-Aug. 4. Swimming, sports, arts & crafts, storytelling, special theme days and field trips. Full day from 7:45 AM-5:15 PM or half day in the morning or afternoon. Schedule is flexible, prices vary. Call 734-487-1126.
bullet City of Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation Youth Day Camp 2001 is at Gallup Park for ages 7-10. Canoeing, paddleboating, fishing, kayaking, swimming, games, and hiking. Snack and lunch included. Fees: $75 for city residents, $90 non-residents. Two 1-week sessions July 23-27 and July 30-Aug. 3. Call 734-994-2780.
bullet Cobblestone Farm Adventures 2001 give children who have completed kindergarten through age 11 the opportunity to take care of the animals, cook on woodstoves, hear stories, make crafts, play outdoor games, and take trips, all based on weekly themes. Also visit Buhr Park pool and play areas. Bring sack lunches, but snacks are provided. Eight 1-week sessions—some all day, some mornings, some afternoons. June 18-Aug. 17, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM, with extended hours until 5:30 available. Fee: $155 per week for residents, $185 non-residents. Morning camps $65 and $78; afternoon camps $75 and $90. Call 734-994-2928.
bullet Concord Preschool and Kindergarten - 2001 camp for children 3 to 6. Weekly field trips, swimming, learning environment, science activities. Camp runs for 10 weeks starting June 18. Hours are 7:30 AM-5:30 PM. Location on the west side of Ann Arbor to be determined. Fee is $36 per day and $26 for half-days. Children bring a sack lunch. For information, call 734-662-6002.
bullet Discovery Center - 2001 sessions held throughout the summer at the center in Ann Arbor. Adventure summer program has weekly themes and field trips for graduates of kindergarten and first grade. Hours are 7:30 AM-5:30 PM with a half-day option. There is also a weekly program for ages 3-5. Hours are 9 AM-2 PM with lunch included. Activities include storytelling, music, arts, crafts, drama, math and science games and experiments. Fees range from $116 to $185 per week. Call 734-663-7496.
bullet Doughty Montessori - Five 2-week 2001 sessions from June 18-Aug. 24 for 2-1/2 to 7 year olds at the school in Ann Arbor. Activities include use of traditional Montessori materials, field trips, science projects, music, dance, gymnastics, arts and crafts, and drama. Session 1: Fun with Food. Session 2: Puppet Magic. Session 3: Rain Forest Animals. Session 4: Simply Science. Session 5: Art Around the World. Fee varies depending on the schedule. Hours are 9 AM-noon; 9 AM-3:30 PM; or 8 AM-5:30 PM. Call 734-663-8050.
bullet Emerson School - 2001 Summer at Emerson program on Scio Church Road offers a blend of academics and summertime fun. Workshops include orchestra, art, literature, Chinese, French, science & nature, drama, chess, computers, adventure gaming, soccer, and more. Open to students having completed kindergarten through 8th grade, camp runs June 18-Aug. 17. Most workshops are one week long. Hours are 9 AM-3 PM, with extended childcare hours 8 AM-6 PM. Average cost per week is $160-175. Call David Hill at 734-665-4942 or e-mail dhill@emerson-school.org.
bullet Excellence 2001 - offers a 2-week program July 9-20. The camp aims to challenge, stimulate, and promote higher-level thinking for motivated 3rd through 8th graders. Activities include hands-on experiences that use academic skills, arts, science, drum making, drama, and computer technology. Each class will have no more than 12 students. The program takes place at Tecumseh High School and the Civic Auditorium. Hours are 9 AM to noon. Fee is $130. Registration through Tecumseh Parks & Recreation. Call Dawn Schraeder at 517-423-5602.
bullet Exhibit Museum of Natural History at UM 2001:
  bullet Dinosaur Adventures: Session 1, for children who have completed kindergarten or 1st grade, runs June 25-29. Session 2, for those who've completed 2nd or 3rd grade, runs July 9-13. Session 3, 4th or 5th, from July 23-27. Hours are 8:30 AM-12:30 PM. Cost is $130 per session for museum members and $160 for non-members. Call 734-647-6421.
  bullet Junior Camp Explorations, for children entering kindergarten in the fall, runs 9 AM to noon, July 31 (Nature Day), Aug. 1 (Space Day), and Aug. 2 (Dinosaur Day). Cost is $30 per session for members, $36 non-members. To register, call 734-647-6421.
bullet Farm Life and the Outdoors 2001 - The camp allows 5 to 12 year olds to experience nature. Three 2-week sessions run June 26-Aug. 4. Hours are 9 AM-3 PM, and the day camp takes place at program director Connie Weber's farm in Manchester. Children feed horses and chickens and learn about domestic and wild animals through field trips to nature centers, dairy farms, and the livestock 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.
bullet G.R.E.A.T., Gang Resistance Education and Training Ann Arbor Police Department free camp open to ages 10-14 July 9-13 from 10a.m.-3p.m. at Eberwhite Elementary School. Activities include team-building exercises, games, open gym and bike safety. University of Michigan athletes are the team leaders along with the police officers. Awards are given at the end of the sessions. Call Marty Morales (734) 994-9908.
bullet Humane Society of Huron Valley - Two 2001 sessions for preteens ages 8-11 run July 9-13 and July 16-20. A session for teens aged 12-15 is July 23-27. Hours are 8:30 AM-2:30 PM. All camps are held at 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, and they will see demonstrations from top professionals and their animals. They 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. Fee is $200 per child, which includes a snack, beverage, and T-shirt. Space is limited to 20 in the preteen camp and 12 in the teen camp per session. Call 734-622-5585, ext. 103.
bullet Leslie Science Center 2001 - Summer Nature Day Camps for children 4 years old through 5th grade and Outbound Adventures for older youths. A series of 1-week sessions offered Jun 18-Aug. 24 Campers will unlock nature's mysteries through hands-on discovery and fun. They visit ponds, woods, fields, the new Nature House and Critter House. Fee varies. Outbound Adventures are for youngsters who have completed grades 6 and 7. Dates: July 23-27. Registration begins March 19 for Ann Arbor City residents and March 26 for non-residents. Call 734-662-7802.
bullet Little Folks Corner - Summer program for children 12 months to 6 years runs June 18 to Aug. 22. Situated on four acres on Dexter Road, the facilities include a playground for toddlers, two playgrounds 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 are 7:30 AM-5:30 PM. Activities include science, drama, water play, cooking, arts and crafts, music, hiking, computers, outdoor sports and play. Fees vary depending on the child's schedule. Call 734-769-0944.
bullet Michigan Math & Science Scholars 2001 - Sponsored by the UM College of Literature, Science & the Arts and by the Dept. of Mathematics, the program is open to high school students interested in math and science. Sessions are June 24-July 7 and July 8-July 21. Hours are 9 AM-4:30 PM with weekend and evening activities planned, too. Courses will be offered in astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, math, physics, and statistics. UM professors lead learning sessions followed by hands-on research, field work, and computer programming with graduate teaching assistants. Campers can either commute or stay at Markley dormitory with counselors. Commuter fee is $700 per 2-week session and residential fee is $1225. Call 734-615-3439, e-mail mmss@umich.edu, or visit www.math.lsa.umich.edu/mmss.
bullet Music Technology Camp 2001 - Two 5-day workshops sponsored by the UM School of Music for junior high and high school teens. The first session is July 30-Aug. 3 for beginners, and the prerequisite is some music background. An introduction to MIDI, computer-based composition, printing scores, and synthesizer ensemble are part of the program. The second session is Aug. 6-10, 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. Classes are at the U-M School of Music. Fee is $310 per week. Hours are 9:30 AM-3:30 PM. Call 734-764-5429.
bullet Oak Trails - Themed weeks on nature, science, and art program for 3-6 year olds run June 25-Aug. 17. Hours are either 9 AM-noon, or 9 AM-3 PM. Cost is $95 for a half day and $145 a full day. A full-day program for ages 6-11 runs 9 AM-3 PM and costs $160 per week. Call 734-662-8016.
bullet Saline Area Schools Community Education 2001 - A Fun Club runs 6 weeks from 12:30-4:30 PM. Cost is $125 for the session or $8 a day for drop-in. A science camp runs 9 AM-3 PM and is tentatively scheduled for the last week in July. Kid University, which includes enrichment courses to be chosen based on a child's interests, has classes scattered throughout the summer. Call 734-429-8020.
bullet Show Me the Fun Summer Playground Program 2001 - City of Ypsilanti Recreation Dept. offers 6 weeks of theme-based fun for ages 5-17. June 25-Aug. 3; 10 AM-4 PM Mon.-Thu. and 10 AM-1 PM fridays. Dance, art, music, field trips, and swimming. Free to city residents; $100 a week for non-residents. Call 734-483-7700.
bullet Summer Arts Institute in Ann Arbor - The program is open to students completing grades six-nine (not limited to Michigan residents). The program offers orchestra, band, choir and piano. Application deadline is MArch 30. The camp runs July 15-28. Students will be housed in Bursley Hall on North Campus, room and board. Day camper fee is $675 includes application fee, tuition, and lunches at the North Campus REcreation Building. Contact Susan M. Grant Robinson, (734) 763-1279, sumgraro@umich.edu
bullet Summers-Knoll Elementary Summer Escape and Enrichment Programs 2001 - Open to 5-12 year olds from June 11-Aug 17.
  bullet Enrichment Program offers more than 100 classes with a schedule customized for campers' needs. Activities include Junkyard Wars, Harry Potter, Japanese Manga, Scooter Safety, Pokemon, gourmet cooking, and more. Also, the exciting worlds of physics, biology, history, and literature are explored. Fee is $52 per class.
  bullet Escape Program offers daily field trips to the Jackson Space Museum, the Detroit Science Center, Metroparks, Stagecoach Stop, the Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum, the Climb Through Giant Intestines at Health Exploration Station in Canton, and more. Hours are 9:30 AM-3:30 PM, with before- and after-care available. Fee is $168 per week. Call 734-971-7991.
bullet Super Summer Enrichment 2001 is sponsored by the Livingston-Washtenaw Mathematics and Science center. Dates are June 25-28 and July 16-19. Hours 9 AM-noon. Flyers are currently being sent to schools. The new director is Carol Beverwyk. Call 517-546-5550, ext. 228.
bullet University of Michigan Children's Center - Four-week 2001 sessions run June 27-July 24 for children ages 3-6 at 400 N. Ingalls St., Ann Arbor. Activities include field trips, water play, block building, arts, and science activities. Fee varies. Call 734-763-6784.
bullet Wild Swan Theater's Camp Doyawanna 2001 - Two 1-week morning camps for ages 6-8, 10 AM-noon, June 25-29. Afternnon camp from 1-3 PM for ages 9-11 may be offered. Theater games and improvisation, movement games, acting out stories, using imagination to create all sorts of worlds. Located at the Wild Swan Theater studio on West Huron in Ann Arbor. Fee: $80 per week. Call Sandy Ryder at 734-995-0530.
bullet Willow Run Community Schools Child Care Program 2001 - Summer Session offered at Henry Ford Child Care in Ypsilanti. Geared for ages 2-11, the session begins the day after public school is over and ends the day before school starts again. Hours are 6:30 AM-6:30 PM. Children may attend half or full day. Activities include swimming lessons, open swim, a weekly field trip, arts & crafts, and sports. The fee varies according to age. Registration fee is $20. Call 734-481-8277, ext. 14.

Last update 7 Mar 2001

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