Metroparks Summer Camps 2020

Metroparks Summer Camps 2020 – Summer camps for kids ages 6 and up at Hudson Mills Metropark, Indian Springs Metropark, Kensington Metropark, Lake St Clair Metropark, Oakwoods Metropark, Stony Creek Metropark, and Wolcott Metropark. Nature day camps, nature art camps, fun survival camps, science camps, farm camps, fish camp, and paddleboard camps across the Metroparks this summer.

UPDATE 6/5/20 – Due to concerns about the Coronavirus / Covid-19, this camp has been canceled for the summer of 2020 and is looking forward to returning for 2021..

Pre-registration is required a week from camp start dates.

Metroparks Summer Camps 2020

Metroparks Summer Camps – Hudson Mills Metropark Summer Camps 2020

Rocket Camp
July 18, 2020 from 10a-2p (ages 9-12)
Calling all space cadettes! During this camp kids will test gravity. Campers will be building an Alka-Seltzer rocket, balloon rocket, and putting together their own model rocket to take home. Then they’ll get a chance to launch their model rocket. Cost is $45.

Outdoor Explorer’s Day Camp at Huron Meadows
July 22, 2020 from 10a-2p (ages 9-12)
During this camp, kids will explore Huron Meadows Metropark. Grab one of the nets to discover and catch the critters found in ponds. Then explore the Huron River by dipping a fishing pole in to catch the fish living there. Finally, journey through the trail to spot animals and the signs they leave behind. Campers will get outside and not only walk through, but truly explore the park. Campers will need to bring a lunch and a water bottle. Cost is $30.

Outdoor Explorer’s Day Camp at Hudson Mills
August 19, 2020 from 10a-2p (ages 9-12)
During this camp, we’ll be exploring Hudson Mills Metropark. We’ll pond dip for small critters, wade the Huron River Tributary, fish the Huron River, and journey through the trails in search of animals. Campers will need to bring a lunch and a water bottle. Cost is $30.

To register for these camps – Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)

Metroparks Summer Camps – Indian Springs Metropark Summer Camps 2020

Nature Explorers Day Camp
July 14 – 17, 2020 from 10a-3p (ages 2nd grade & up)
In this nature camp, you will get to explore two different Metroparks! Each day features different activities and explorations. Campers will hunt for insects, explore underwater pond life, dip in the pond with nets, explore the prairie, jump in the mud, meet Ranger the red-tailed hawk, visit the Spray ‘n’ Play and ride the Island Queen. Spend Tuesday and Wednesday at Indian Springs Metropark and end your week at the Kensington Metropark on Thursday and Friday. Cost is $150.

To register for this camp – Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)

Metroparks Summer Camps – Kensington Metropark Summer Camps 2020

Farm Camp
June 16 – 19, August 11 – 14, 2020 from 9a-3p (ages 8-13)
Farm Camp offers your child the opportunity to work, learn and have fun on a working farm. Experience agriculture up close by interacting with the farm animals, helping with farm chores, and taking part in a variety of “ag-ventures”. Each day will offer a new adventure with activities such as: hikes (with goats!) and scavenger hunts; craft projects such as candle-dipping, pierced tin, and paper mache; pioneer life experiences like barn-raising, rope skills, or playing old-fashioned games; milking a cow or goat; or grooming and harnessing draft horses before going for a horse-drawn hayride. Cost is $175.

Stand-Up Paddleboard Camp for Young Adults
June 18, 2020 from 3p-4:30p (ages 5th-10th Grade)
Come enjoy an afternoon on the water and learn the basic skills and safety of one of the fastest growing paddle sports, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP). Camp will cover the basic techniques of forward stroke, reverse stroke, and turning on the SUP. Safety and self-rescue will be emphasized. All equipment is provided and included in camp price. This camp begins and ends at the Kensington Metropark Boat Rental. This camp is for kids between 5th and 10th grade. It is highly recommended that kids know how to swim to participate. Cost is $30.

Bird Guardians Camp
June 25, 2020 from 10a-2p (ages 2nd Grade +)
Become a bird steward at this summer day camp. Focus on native birds and the human efforts to conserve these species. Campers will learn the basics of binocular use and birding techniques. Then, they’ll test out their new knowledge by birding along the Kensington Metropark nature trails. Each camper will build a bluebird nesting box to take home and learn how their box can help the native bluebird population. Discover proper nest box monitoring techniques and go out in the field to observe current Kensington Metropark monitoring processes. Cost is $50.

Daring Day for Kids Camp
June 27, 2020 and August 1 from 10a-2p (ages 2nd Grade +)
Are you daring enough to spend the day learning to survive in the woods? Build a survival hut, learn safe fire building and dousing practices, learn how to survive a bear attack, how to identify poisonous plants and venomous snakes, and much more. Kids will have fun learning real wilderness survival skills. $40.

Farmer for a Day Camp
July 8 & 15, August 19, 2020 from 10a-3p (kids ages 8-15)
Designed to be educational and fun, this program allows kids the chance to work alongside our farmers taking care of animals. Each program includes a chance to meet all the farm’s animals. Kids will perform hands-on tasks such as feeding and watering animals, mucking stalls, and hauling hay and grain sacks. The farm staff is looking forward to sharing the sights, sounds, and smells of a real working farm. The day includes many different activities, most of which are held outside. Cost is $40.

Farmer Jr Day Camp
July 10 &17, August 21 from noon-3p (kids ages 6-8)
Now younger kids get their chance to work at the farm. If your child has the energy and enthusiasm for farm chores, but maybe not the muscle power yet, this is the program to check out. Like the Metroparks popular “Farmer for a Day camp,” but designed for the capabilities of younger kids. Farmer Jr lets kids work alongside Kensington Metroparks farmers to learn about life on the farm: meeting and feeding animals, hauling straw, doing chores and having fun! The farm staff is looking forward to sharing the sights, sounds, and smells of a real working farm. The program includes many different activities, most of which are held outside. Cost is $30.

Nature Explorers Day Camp
July 14 – 17, 2020 from 10-3p (ages 2nd Grade +)
In this nature camp, you will get to explore two different Metroparks/ Each day features different activities and explorations. Campers will hunt for insects, explore underwater pond life, dip in the pond with nets, explore the prairie, jump in the mud, meet Ranger the red-tailed hawk, visit the Spray ‘n’ Play and ride the Island Queen. Spend Tuesday and Wednesday at Indian Springs Metropark and end your week at Kensington Metropark. Cost is $150.

Nature Art Camp
July 21, 2020 from 10a-2p (ages 1st Grade +)
Discover art in nature. Explore the Kensington Metropark nature area and collect items from nature to make amazing sculptures and get inspiration for creating your own nature print t-shirt. Spend time at the lake while painting an awesome canvas. Canvasses provided, please bring a white t-shirt for paint stamping. Bring a lunch. Cost is $40.

Summer Blast Science Camp
July 23, 2020 from 10a-2p (ages 2nd Grade +)
Have a blast with summer science. No science camp would be complete without some crazy science experiments—kids will make things pop, fizz, and explode (safely, of course) while learning about different types of chemical reactions. Beat the heat and learn about kitchen chemistry, including making your own ice cream. Cost is $40.

Naturalist for a Day Camp
August 18, 2020 from 10a-2p (ages Kindergarten +)
Designed to be educational and fun, this camp allows participants the chance to work alongside our nature center staff. Campers will go behind the scenes and meet some of the nature center’s animals. Campers will perform hands-on tasks such as helping to feed and water the animals, learn animal care, and walk the nature trails to see what is blooming and which wild animals have been active in that area lately. Cost is $40.

Homeschool Farm Camp
September 15-18, 2020 from 9a-3p (ages 8-13)
Farm Camp offers your child the opportunity to work, learn and have fun on a working farm. Experience agriculture up close by interacting with the farm animals, helping with farm chores, and taking part in a variety of “ag-ventures”. Each day will offer a new adventure with activities such as: hikes (with goats!) and scavenger hunts; craft projects such as candle-dipping, pierced tin, and paper mache; pioneer life experiences like barn-raising, rope skills, or playing old-fashioned games; milking a cow or goat; or grooming and harnessing draft horses before going for a horse-drawn hayride. Cost is $175.

To register for these camps – Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)

Metroparks Summer Camps – Lake St Clair Metropark Summer Camps 2020

Nature Day Camp: Junior Naturalist
July 27-29, 2020 from 10a-3p (ages 8-11)
It’s time to unplug the electronics. Come and enjoy our three-day camp explore the many unique habitats of Lake St. Clair Metropark. Campers will dive into the insect world on land and in water through sweep netting and pond dipping activities. Discover what lives in the marsh while aboard our 34-ft Voyageur canoe and see what’s biting when we cast a line in Lake St. Clair. Campers will play games at the beach and cool down with a trip to the splash zone. Cost is $100.

To register for these camps – Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)

Metroparks Summer Camps – Oakwoods Metropark Summer Camps 2020

Can you Dig It? Archaeology Day Camp
June 18 – 19, 2020 from 10a-3p (ages 8-14)
An archaeology camp where you can learn to dig and explore like Indiana Jones. Be ready to get dirty as you work with a trained archaeologist to sort and identify artifacts, sift a dig site, and learn to use a compass and map your finds. Cost is $100.

Nature Art Day Camp
June 25 – 26, 2020 from 10a-2p (ages 8-14)
Capture the beauty of the natural world through activities such as making a nature journal, crafting with natural materials, painting, drawing, and more. Kids will be spending time indoors, and out in nature, using art to make natural keepsakes and lasting memories. Discover your creative side as we explore the beauty of Oakwoods Metropark. Cost is $100.

Oakwoods Nature Day Camp
June 28 – 29 , 2020 from 10a-2p (ages 8-14)
Kids will love this camp focusing on the plants and animals of Oakwoods Metropark. Meet turtles, snakes, frogs and other animals from the Nature Center; including Hawkeye, our Red-tailed Hawk. Hike the fields and prairies to discover the plants and animals found there. Explore the woods to search for deer, squirrels and more. We will be covering it all during this awesome two-day camp. Cost is $75.

Time with Toddlers Week
July 27 – 31, 2020 from 10a-noon (ages 2-5)
Let your child spend time learning about the natural world during this fun, interactive time together. Each day will include nature lessons, music and motion, snack time, crafts, stories and time outdoors. Parents are required to sit back, relax, attend, and enjoy the sessions. Cost is $10 per day, $40 for week.

To register for these camps – Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)

Metroparks Summer Camps – Stony Creek Metropark Summer Camps 2020

Nature Center Day Camp
June 24-26 or July 15-17, 2020 from 10a-3p (ages 8-10)
Children will enjoy stream exploration, nature inspired crafts, boat building contest, campfire cooking and many more activities in this three-day camp. Campers will be exploring the park by wagon ride and will get a chance to ride the waterslide. Most activities are outside, so get ready to get dirty and dress for the weather. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Cost is $130 per session.

To register for these camps – Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)

Metroparks Summer Camps – Wolcott Metropark Summer Camps 2020

Farm Camp
July 7 – 9 & 21 – 23, 2020 from 9a-3p (Ages 6-12)
This three-day camp will offer your child the opportunity to work, learn and have fun on a working farm. Experience agriculture up close by interacting with the farm animals, helping with farm chores, and taking part in a variety of “ag-ventures”. Activities vary for ages, but may include a scavenger hunt, nature hike, candle dipping, games, gardening, crafts, and much more. Cost is $95.

To register for these camps – Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)

Pre-registration required for these camps is required. Campers are encouraged to bring a sack lunch and a water bottle for each day of camp.

SUMMER CAMPS DIRECTORY

For more info on Metroparks Summer Camps, visit metroparks.com

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