Ah summer! The perfect season to play outdoors, roast marshmallows by the campfire, spend a day at the beach! No more bundling up from the cold weather, stuck inside playing games on phones or tablets. Have you made plans for the kids this summer? If not (and if you live in the Flint area), you’re in luck! We’ve pulled together a list of fun and educational summer camps for children of all ages!
Camp Summer Fun
Camp Summer Fun 2016 is hosted by the University of Michigan- Flint Recreation Center and the Flint Cultural Center. Children ages 6-11 can participate in one or more of the four weeks allotted for the camp. Each week children will have experiences in art, science, and problem solving. Afternoons are spent on the UM-Flint campus and include a variety of educational and recreational activities that compliment the morning Cultural Center visits. To learn more about the camp and registration, click here.
Camp Boomerang is filled with day long trips starting June 20th and ending on August 19th. It is ran by the Pierson Road YMCA in Flushing and is designed for children ages 3-13. Day Campers will be immersed in safe and character rich programs with field trips to local area attractions. Click here to learn more about each dates’ theme and how to register!
Sloan*Longway Summer Camps & Programs 2016
The Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium are holding a variety of summer camps and programs throughout the summer. Children of all ages can partake in educational and recreational activities involving history, science, investigations, culture, and so much more! They can even be pirates or wizards for a day! Programs are divided by age/grade. For more information click here.
WeHaKee Camp for Girls
With crafting activities (such as pottery, painting, photography), teaming up for sports (such as soccer, volleyball, and horseback), and heading out to the water, it’s no wonder WeHaKee Camp for Girls brings in girls from around the US! Sessions are broken up into two weeks, four weeks, and six weeks with the entire camp beginning on June 20th. To learn more about the #19 of the 50 most amazing US summer camps, click here.
The University of Michigan-Flint is holding two basketball camps led by former Chicago Bulls Draft Pick Ervin Leavy, Jr. The co-ed camp is designed for young people who want to learn, and improve the execution of the fundamental offensive and defensive skills of basketball for winners. To learn more about the camp and registration, click here.
YMCA Camp Copneconic
Want to participate in a camp that’s full of the outdoors? Then the YMCA’s Camp Copneconic in Fenton is for you! There are a variety of camps available to participate in including overnight camps, day camps, group adventures, and various other programs. The camps run throughout the summer and are for a variety of ages. For a full list of camps click here.
Flint Public Library Summer Reading Program
This year’s Summer Reading Challenge at the Flint Public Library kicks off on June 11th with Rick Kelley and his “Dance into Summer Reading Challenge” program. From that Saturday until August 6th, the Flint Library is holding a variety of events including “Read with Reptiles” and “Lunch on the Lawn Storytime.” Click here for a complete list of their events.