Going to summer camp can be one of the most memorable experiences you can give your child; it gives them a chance to go and experience something new and be somewhat independent for the first time.
But how do you and your child decide which ones are worth your time? Fortunately, we’ve rounded up five of our favorites to help you narrow down your research.
Snapology offers STEM and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) educational camps that help your child learn through play, so they won’t even know they’re learning.
Snapology uses Lego, K’nex, iPads and other technology to teach your child how to plan and build robotics, theme parks, video game coding, and much, much more! An added bonus is that the collaborative nature of the camps means your child will make a bunch of new friends, too.
The Saginaw YMCA offers a residential camp at YMCA Camp Timbers in West Branch, that offers all campers an opportunity to unplug, spend some time in nature, and make a ton of great new friends. They also offer day camps for those who aren’t yet ready to stay away, but who still want the camp experience.
School of Rock offers musical camps at locations all over Michigan, throughout the year. If your child is an avid musician, a School of Rock camp will be the perfect way for them to improve their skills, beat any performance fears, and make new friends. These camps can cater to kids as young as 5, though most are for beginners 7-12 years of age.
Grit Obstacle Training is now offering a fun new summer camp! If your child loves climbing trees or doing amateur parkour as you go shopping, this is the camp for them. During this camp, they’ll have a chance to test themselves on a range of obstacles and feel like an action hero!
Black River Farm and Ranch is a long-established summer camp for horse-mad girls to come together and make great friends. Their days will be filled with riding lessons, trail rides, vaulting, swimming, arts and crafts, archery and much more! Black River Farm and Ranch has been described as a “paradise at the end of a dirt road.”