Summer Camps in Canton

March is here, which means spring is approaching, and it is time to think about summer. Have you ever wondered what kind of summer camp opportunities are available to you locally? We have curated a list of some nearby summer camp opportunities for you to check out. Please keep in mind that this list is for your reference and not an endorsement of any camps. 

Canton Leisure Services

Canton Leisure Services has something for literally everyone this summer. Check out the entire summer catalog and visit their website to find out what you can register for. Hurry, as their camps are very popular and fill up quickly. Registration opens March 12, 2024 at 1:00 PM. 

Code Ninjas

Does your kiddo love Minecraft, Roblox, video games or computer programming? Do they want to learn some new skills to play and create their own games? Perhaps you should check out Code Ninjas.

Code Ninjas is the world’s largest and fastest-growing kids coding franchise, with hundreds of locations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. We have one right here in Canton. At Code Ninjas, kids learn to code while building their own video games. They gain problem-solving, critical thinking, and STEM skills in a fun, safe and inspiring environment.

Cranbrook Institute Summer Camps

Camp at Cranbrook offers various options designed to suit any need or interest. Kids will receive a chance to work in an actual artist’s studio, study fossils that are more than a hundred million years old, swim in a natatorium designed by an internationally renowned architect, or create an art museum and select the art that goes in it. Whatever your camper’s age or aspiration, the Cranbrook Camp experience is never mundane. Open a world of creativity, exploration and discovery for your child. 

Detroit Summer Camp Fair

This month-long annual digital event hosted by Metro Parent allows caregivers to browse several options for day camps, overnight camps, and specialty camps for kids in metro Detroit, Ann Arbor and beyond.

Great Start to Quality

The mission of this organization is to focus on high-quality early learning experiences that build the foundation for skills children need to thrive in school and life. Find childcare, preschool care, before/after school care, and summer camps from licensed care providers in Michigan. You can search by city or zip code, and filter for faith-based, special needs, hours of operation, ages served, openings and more. Check to see if you qualify for financial assistance. You can also read state licensing reports for care providers and find more information including websites, phone numbers and schedules.

Huron Valley Humane Society Camp PAWS 

Is your kiddo crazy about animals? Then check out the Huron Valley Humane Society Camp PAWS Jr. (Pets Are Worth Saving). This animal-themed camp consists of five fun-filled days to make your tail wag!

Their camp program involves humane education lessons on many topics depending on the session and age group. Some past topics have focused on pet photography, animal communication, bird identification and wildlife conservation. Participants will also visit with adoptable animals daily, provide enrichment and training with shelter animals and enjoy presentations from local rescue organizations.

Lifetime Fitness 

Lifetime Fitness is a paid membership gym in Canton that offers three different programs for kids in the summer. They have camps for preschool, school-aged, and middle school-aged students that include two electives, fun weekly themes, sports and fitness games, STEAM activities and healthy snacks for all ages. 

Real Life Farm 

Real Life Farm is located on 60 acres right here in Canton. They offer programs for children ages 2 and a half up to age 14. Your child will enjoy camp crafts, art projects, riflery lessons, archery lessons, animal care, group games, hiking, fort building, cookouts, hayrides, C.H.A. horseback riding instruction and swimming. Thursdays are field trip days and camp t-shirts must be worn.

Camp directors and riding instructors concerned with the education and safety factors of horseback riding created the camp's Horsemanship Association program, therefore each child must complete a written, oral and ring test to receive their certificate and badge to be eligible for trail riding. Open riding is available every day to all-age campers.

Every week, a unique theme is incorporated into daily activities. Special events are listed on the Real Life Calendar, such as camp Olympics, treasure hunts, craft projects, plays and field trip destinations.

Schoolcraft College "Kids on Campus" Summer Camps

Each summer, Schoolcraft College welcomes children of all ages to Kids on Campus (KOC). The energy, excitement and enthusiasm that the kids bring can be felt throughout the entire campus. Schoolcraft offers a range of activities for kids and teens, from preschoolers to high school seniors. 

Want more information about offerings for the summer? Feel free to call or drop by the library to ask a librarian for help in finding more camp opportunities for your family.