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 . 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 . 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 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 . 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 . 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 . 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 will host a free 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 . 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 . 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 will 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: 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 . Cost is $80. Call 313-943-2354 for more information.
Young Naturalists Program: The '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.