Guide to Summer Camps in Dearborn
It's not too late to find a camp or program to fit your child this summer.
When school lets out, it's not long until the collective chirps of "I'm bored" begin to ring throughout households everwhere.
Stave off summer boredom by enrolling your child in a summer camp. Dearborn's got plenty. Here's our guide to fitness, arts, exploring and learning this summer.
Youth Tennis: The Dearborn Community Tennis Association will host three classes for kids ages 4-14 at Dearborn High School. Classes meet June 18-28, July 2-12, July 16-26, July 30-Aug. 9, and Aug. 13-23. Learn more at www.DearbornCTA.org.
Volleyball Camp: Girls ages 12-15 will learn basic rules and skills of the game. The camp takes place July 24-27 at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. Cost is $130 for passholders, $140 for residents and $160 for non-residents. Includes lunch. Register at www.dearbornfordcenter.com.
Outdoor Run to Win Class: Learn the sport of track and field with the Dearborn Track Club. The class is open to youth in grades 6-12 and meets June 19-Aug. 2 at Dearborn High School from 6:30-8 p.m. Cost is $55.
Junior Pro Basketball Summer League: Training camp, followed by league play, is open to kids in grades 1-12 and takes place at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. Days and times vary by age group, but the league runs June 25-Aug. 17. Cost is $80. Register at www.jrprobasketball.org.
Shooting and Offensive Basketball Clinic: The Metro Basketball Association will host this clinic from July 9-11 at O.L. Smith Middle School. The camp is open to kids in grades 3-8, and runs from 9 a.m.-noon each day. Cost is $90. Register online at www.metrobasketball.org.
Junior Pro Basketball Summer Camp: One-on-one instruction for kids entering grades 1-9. This camp meets Aug. 20-24 from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at O.L. Smith Middle School. Cost is $30. Register at www.jrprobasketball.org.
Soccer Camp: Dearborn Christian School will host two sessions of camp from June 23-30, teaching fundamentals to younger players while focusing on skills for those with a bit more experience. The first session designed for kids in kindergarten through third grade, runs from 9;10:30 a.m.; the second, for kids in fourth through eighth grade, runs from 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. The cost is $35 or $50, respectively. For more information, contact Kristi Poll at 616-566-2037.
Music Camp: The First Presbyterian Church of Dearborn will host a free summer music camp for elementary-aged children. The camp runs June 25-29, from 1-3 p.m. each day. Call 313-274-1313 to register or check out firstpresdearborn.org.
Missoula Children's Theater: This five-day theatrical workshop takes place July 16-20 at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. The camp runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. daily, and is open to kids ages 6-18. The week culminates with a full scale production of “Jack and the Beanstalk” in the Michael A. Guido Theater on July 20. Registration is $150.
Summer Art Classes: From July 23-26, children will have the opportunity to get acquainted with art at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. Planting Magic Seeds to Grow Big Dreams runs 10-11:15 a.m. daily, and is open to children ages 4-6. Wishes, Tales and Dreams runs from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. daily, and is open to children ages 7-9. Cost ranges from $65-$80. Call 313-943-2354 for more information.
Camp HYPE: HYPE Athletics is hosting a series of 11 one-week camps through the end of August. Camps include enriched programming, combining science, math, physical education, art and life skill awareness. Camps run 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily during the week at the HYPE Recreation Center in Dearborn Heights. Cost is $125 for members and $150 for nonmembers. For a full list of camps, and to register, visit HYPE's website.
Peace Camp: The Littlefield Presbyterian Church will host this free camp for kids ages 6-12. Participants will learn peace-building skills through games, building, singing and other activities in this interfaith event. The camp runs July 10-12 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Call 313-933-3740 to register.
Discovery Camp: The Henry Ford continues its popular camp series this summer with six one-week sessions running June 25-Aug. 10. The camps include science, hiking, tours, fishing and more–and each is geared toward students entering a particular grade. Camps run 8 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday. Prices run from $238-$292, and registration is required. Learn more on The Henry Ford's website.
Learning Spanish Through Storytelling: Children ages 10-13 will learn about Spanish art and language in this camp, which runs July 9-12. The camp includes storytelling, lunch and art, and runs from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. daily at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. Cost is $80. Call 313-943-2354 for more information.
Young Naturalists Program: The University of Michigan-Dearborn's Environmental Interpretive Center hosts this educational camp for youth ages 7-9 and 10-11. The free camps run June 25-29 and July 9-12 on the campus. For more information, visit the EIC website.