We are happy to announce the East Lansing Area Moms 2021 Summer Camp Guide
Camps across our area are preparing to help our kids have the best summer ever in 2021! Get ahead of the game and get your kids registered for camp nice and early this year!
Many are operating under limited capacity due to COVID-19 protocols, so space may be limited!
The East Lansing Area Moms 2021 Summer Camp Guide is here to help make the decision and registration process quick and easy, with all the info you need in one place!
Scroll down for a list of onsite, virtual and sleepover camps and more!
You will find information such as the age range for each camp, dates, sessions, special offers and how to register!
Please check back often! This is a dynamic list and we will be making updates as registrations open.
The East Lansing Area Moms Summer Camp Guide has been generously sponsored by
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Their goal is to make everyone feel welcome, uplifted and beautiful.
Located at 232 Verlinden Street.
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On site camps
Archer Trojan Community Soccer Camp
Week of July 26 – 29
Entering 1st-4th, M-TH, 9-11am
Entering 5th-8th, M-TH, 9-11am
All High School Students, M-TH, 6-8pm
Coach headed by East Lansing High School boys and girls varsity soccer coach, Jeff Lyon, the camp is directed following the example set by the former ELHS championship coach, Nick Archer. East Lansing’s premier soccer camp.
Campers will receive instruction from former and current ELHS players. All camps will be held at the East Lansing Soccer Complex
517-388-2580, extension 0
All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre camps will take place at Hannah Community Center.
Many camps available. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, space in these camps in extremely limited and space may fill quickly.
List of camp offerings and registration information HERE
Fenner’s Go Wild Day Camp provides campers the opportunities to experience the great outdoors right here in their own neighborhood.
517-485-8116, ext. 132
Learn about basic science in science-themed day camps! L.A.B.S. Camps offer children hands-on on experiences exploring scientific concepts through interactive experimentation, challenges, artistic expression, and play. These camps are designed to pique your child’s interest in the world around them, encourage curiosity and creativity, and celebrate new discoveries each day. Camps are for children ages 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, and 11-14.
Join Midway Theater Company for this week-long theater training camp. Students can expect to hone their skills in acting, singing, dancing, and more. We believe after this week, kids will walk away with new-found confidence, personal and theatrical breakthroughs, and meaningful relationships.
The Meridian Sun Golf Junior Academy is a structured long term learning program for those interested moving beyond the normal clinics. This program is part of a national program that uses Operation 36 Platform. The object of the academy is to teach our juniors to shoot par or better or nine holes from a prescribed distance. The players progress from a distance of 25 yards from the hole back to the regulation tees.
More information and registration HERE
Soccer Kickers to hold Summer Skills Camps at Patriarche Park.
While following CDC and MDHSS guidelines and keeping classes small, offering a four-day camps are open to players ages 4-12. A variety of topics covered. The proper way to dribble, pass, trap, shoot etc., will be taught.
Focus on technical, tactical, and mental training. At the end of the camp, each camper will be able to understand the difference between attacking, defending and most importantly why passing and first touch are so important in soccer.
Additional information HERE
Todd Martin Youth Leadership Tennis Programs
517-333-2580 extension 0
Brought to you by East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts
June, July and August camp dates
On-court fun and tennis games for kids; Open to all skill levels with an emphasis on learning and developing.
All equipment is provided
The Todd Martin Youth Leadership Summer Tennis Program offers on-court fun and tennis games for kids, ages 6-12. Open to youth of all skill levels, focusing on the beginner and intermediate players, with an emphasis on learning and developing in an exciting environment. Participate in leadership and team building activities both on and off the court. All coaches are TMYL staff. All equipment is provided but participants are welcome to bring their own racquet.
Todd Martin Youth Leadership (TMYL) is a National Junior Tennis and Learning Program (NTJL) chapter and affiliate of the USTA.
Offer sports focused camp with instruction and practice of each sport in two-week increments. Will conduct wacky science experiments, water play, art activities and special guests including Nature Discovery and Science Alive.
25 spots available! 5 – 12yo
June 7 – August 20, Monday – Friday.
Held on a beautiful 24 acre wooded farm in Laingsburg Michigan, First Spark welcomes children to explore nature in an interactive hands-on outdoor classroom setting.
Our Nature Experiences are taught by a former public school First Grade teacher with a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and include nature based literature and art.
Children learn at First Spark by exploring the woods, our pond, through games and other thematic hands-on activities, building and constructing, sensory activities, and enjoying time in the mud kitchen with other children learning cooperative skills.
Our days are jam-packed full of unique experiences that your child will not soon forget. Our horse, donkey, farm kitties and 140+chickens and ducks are excited to share our love of nature with you. Children love it here.
For more Summer Camps and Activties information, see Facebook page HERE.
Exciting STEM, sports, and fine arts opportunities for student’s grades 2-12!
We’ve got enriching and inspiring online classes scheduled as well as face-to-face offerings (pandemic permitting).
Join us for a fun time doing some serious learning! ….
**Descriptions of each camp and Flyer coming soon**
WILDCAT Summer Age’s 7 and up unless noted in camp descriptions
Camp days are 9am-5pm, late pick up available
Includes a t-shirt (Different color and different design for each camp!)
Max. 30 campers per camp Staff and campers will practice important COVID safety procedures including use of increased hand washing, hand sanitizer, and increased sanitation of equipment. Staff members will be required to wear masks. Masks for campers will be determined by the State’s Executive Order at the time of the camp.
More information and updates HERE
The Hive Dance Studio is a new dance studio in Grand Ledge and happily serve the greater Lansing area.
The Hive Dance Studio’s mission is to create a powerful, loving, and creative learning environment. We promote a family atmosphere by giving individual care to our students. The Hive’s goal is to help all levels of dancers grow personally and artistically.
There are many summertime classes for children ages 2 – 12.
Home is where THE HIVE is.
Class information HERE
Morning Camps offering a number of morning summer camps for children in 2021. Each camp has participant minimums and maximums
Afternoon camps visit Sleepy Hollow State Park – see the description note at registration for each camp’s Sleepy Hollow date. (Dates may be subject to change due to Sleepy Hollow State Park conditions) All programs are tentative pending local guidelines and subject to change or cancellation. More information HERE
A complete list and schedule of City of St. Johns Recreation offerings HERE
Summer Soccer Camps! Daily overall athletic and performance development, including things like strength, speed, power, agility, coordination, and balance. By developing better movement mechanics, each player is able to meet the demands of the game and execute the required skills more effectively.
There will be a heavy emphasis on individual ball mastery and technical skills. Players will be put through several individual activities to improve their dribbling technique, creativity with the ball, passing and receiving, and finishing. We will also use several 1v1, 2v1, 1v2, and 2v2 games to reinforce these techniques in a game-like setting.
Each camp day will conclude with small-sided games to again reinforce the technical skills they are working on but also to improve their risk-taking and creativity.
We are offering two, four-week camps for each age group.
Class information and registration here HERE
Camp Discovery at Woldumar Nature Center has filled! Waiting list can be found HERE.
Camp Discovery at Woldumar Nature Center is a safe place for campers to make friends, learn about nature, and participate in structured and unstructured play.
We foster positive learning and community-building experiences which allow children to flourish in an inclusive atmosphere that values curiosity and diversity. We have several weeks of summer fun planned for the youth in the Greater Lansing Area!
Open to campers ages 4-16yo
Potter Park Zoo has you covered with the wildest weeks of programming available in Michigan!
Zookambi has 7 weeks of camp for students entering 1st -7th grade in the fall. All of our programs run Monday through Friday. Zookambi kids can attend in the morning (9:00-12:00), afternoon (1:00-4:00), or all day! All sessions will have a snack provided. If your child is enrolled in both morning and afternoon classes, lunchtime supervision is provided by zoo staff. All you have to do is pack a lunch for your kids!
Need a little extra time? No problem! We have early drop off and late pick up available.
Registration coming soon HERE
The Literacy Ladies
Ready For a Calm, Creative, Educational & FUN School Break That Your Kids Will LOVE, While Making Your Life Easier?! The Literacy Camp (NOW VIRTUAL!) is designed for parents…
Virtual Camp is delivered to you in an easy to access online package that can be used by following the given schedule OR picking, choosing, & using however you wish to best meet your family needs! Suggested Grade Levels 1st – 3rd Grade
*A weekly flexible schedule provided (8:30-12)…lesson video length averages 25 minutes* The Literacy Camp inspires a LOVE for reading & writing in kids everywhere! We can’t wait to see your kids at Virtual Literacy Camp this summer!
GATE summer programs provide a challenging and fun experience for gifted students LIVE ONLINE!
GUPPY (Gifted University for Parents and Precocious Youth): grades 3-6.
MST (Math, Science and Technology): 7-8 Grade
MSTL (Math, Science, Technology and Leadership): In this two-week program, high school students (9-10 grade) will take advanced curriculum in STEM areas.
SuMO (Summer Mathematics Online): GATE Summer Mathematics ONLINE provides classroom instruction for students looking to complete accelerated math instruction in a shorter time! Study Algebra I or Algebra II.
IS4GT (Intensive Studies for Gifted and Talented): An one-week advanced program in a specific concentrated curriculum for gifted, IS4GT, Intensive Studies for Gifted and Talented. This option for 6th-11th grade students.
Exciting STEM, sports, and fine arts opportunities for student’s grades 2-12! We’ve got enriching and inspiring online classes scheduled as well as face-to-face offerings (pandemic permitting).
Join us for a fun time doing some serious learning!
We offer virtual (Zoom) nature study classes for children. Interested families should join our Facebook group: Virtual Students of Suzy’s Nature Studies: Our in-person events are only open to our virtual students at this time. Classes are offered on a monthly basis.
Families sign up two weeks before the start of the month, and a supply kit is delivered to their front porch before the first class of the month.
Mondays are preschool storytime and activity, Tuesdays are elementary level unit study and lapbook construction, Wednesdays are elementary level conservation education, Thursdays are elementary level fairy garden crafting, and Saturdays are middle-highschool level creative writing.
On Fridays we have a monthly Dino Day and monthly Show and Tell. Families let us know when they sign up for the month, which days of the week their students will be participating in.
We also offer twice a month informal guided nature walks and community service projects located around the city of Lansing, for families who are participating in our virtual classes. Masks over mouth and nose are required for in-person events (exceptions only for children in strollers or carriers).
Virtual classes take place from 11am-12pm Monday-Saturday. In person events from 2pm-3pm the second Wednesday and fourth Friday of the month.
Vacation Bible Schools
St. Martha Parish & School, Okemos | June 14 - 17
For more information visit St. Martha Parish & School
Kidz Kamp at Encounter - Jackson | June 28 - 30
For more information visit Encounter Church, Jackson
St. Lukes Lutheran Church - Meridian Campus | July 12 - 16
Monday, July 12 – Friday, July 16
from 9am – 11am
Ages: 3 through 5th grade
To register, visit the event section on St Lukes Lutheran website – registration link to be added soon.
Lake Lansing Baptist Church | July 12 - 16
Vacation Bible School is still being planned.
Monday, July 12 – Friday, July 16
from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Ages: 4 to going into 6th grade.
Check back or for more information call 517-332-0864
Mount Hope Church Williamston | July 19 - 22
Vacation Bible School is still being planned.
July 19 – July 22
10am – noon
Check back or for more information call (517) 655-4673 Or visit Mount Hope Church, Williamston Facebook page.
Haslett Community Church | August 2 - 4
Are you offering a Vacation Bible School or know of others? Would you like to be added to the ELAM Summer Camp Guide? We would love to hear!
Camp Henry sits on 200 beautiful acres in Newaygo, with over 1/4 mile of lake-frontage on Kimball Lake and provides an ideal setting for summer campers, school groups, youth group retreats, sports teams, and family camps.
Camp Henry is an ideal outdoor and retreat center for youth and adults. School classes, church groups, and community organizations can partner with Camp Henry staff to plan customized activities for their group – including Team-Building, High Adventure, Outdoor and Environmental Education. In addition, Camp Henry offers events for families such as Dad & Me and Mom & Me Weekends.
Animals, Nature, Parks and Zoos
Academic, Reading, S.T.E.A.M., S.T.E.M
Art, Dance, Music and Performance
Athletic Camps and Activities
Todd Martin Youth Leadership Tennis Program
brought to you by East Lansing Parks, Recreation and Art
Summer Youth Camp: Take Me Out to the Ballgame GROW summer camp by AL!VE
Additional information HERE
Are you offering a Summer Camp or Activity? Would you like to be added to the ELAM Summer Camp Guide? We would love to hear!
A note about camp programs and Covid-19:
We have spoken with so many camps who are doing their best to move forward with both camp plans and with the ever-changing CDC guidelines and have your child’s safety and health in mind. Please contact the camp of interest to ask your specific questions relating to activities, swimming changes, snack/meal organization/preparation, etc. Thank you and have a safe and fun summer!
*East Lansing Area Moms researches all camps in our guide.
The Local Moms Network and subsidiary East Lansing Area Moms does not endorse any one camp and assumes no liability. When making your camp decision, please be sure to perform your due diligence.