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Enrichment Camps

Online registration for 2024 Summer Camps begins on Tuesday, March 5 at 10:00AM.

 

All Summer Enrichment camps will be IN PERSON

and the  AAPS COVID & Health Guidance

will be followed.

FULL DAY CAMPS
HALF DAY AM CAMPS

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All About Animals

Full Day Camp

9:00AM - 4:00PM

6/24/24 - 6/28/24

Slauson Middle School

Ages: 5 - 7. Do you really like animals, and are you curious to know more about them? Research all kinds of animals, from common house pets to rare and endangered species. Learn how they live, and understand the important work that they do. Choose your favorite animal and create a habitat they'd love to roam. Experience on-site visits from some furry friends! You’re sure to love our animal trivia, games and crafts as well! Instructors: Rec & Ed Staff. Monday - Friday.

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NEW! Golden Gardeners

Full Day Camp

9:00AM - 4:00PM

6/24/24 - 6/28/24

Slauson Middle School

Ages: 5 - 7. Welcome Golden Gardeners! Golden Gardeners is perfect for the campers with a green thumb. Campers will participate in basic gardening skills and activities, such as planting seeds to watch them grow, observing plants, and making crafts for your own garden! All campers will receive a garden journal to reflect on their gardening camp experience with prompted reflection and individual reflection. Join in on the fun of digging in the dirt, basking in the sun, and enjoying all things plants! Instructors: Rec & Ed Staff. Monday - Friday.

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NEW! Golden Gardeners

Full Day Camp

9:00AM - 4:00PM

6/24/24 - 6/28/24

Slauson Middle School

Ages: 8 - 10. Welcome Golden Gardeners! Golden Gardeners is perfect for the campers with a green thumb. Campers will participate in basic gardening skills and activities, such as planting seeds to watch them grow, observing plants, and making crafts for your own garden! All campers will receive a garden journal to reflect on their gardening camp experience with prompted reflection and individual reflection. Join in on the fun of digging in the dirt, basking in the sun, and enjoying all things plants! Instructors: Rec & Ed Staff. Monday - Friday.

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Twin Knights Chess Camp

Half Day AM Camp

9:00AM - 12:00PM

6/24/24 - 6/28/24

Slauson Middle School

Ages: 7 - 13. Twin Knights Chess camp is for kids who have never played, those who have had some instruction and those who are familiar with the rules and some tactics. Campers will learn chess history, etiquette, piece movement, relative values of the pieces, common opening moves, middlegame and endgame strategies and tactics. They will practice under tournament conditions, analyze games of famous players, solve puzzles and have fun with playing bughouse. There will be trophies and other prizes. Instructor: All The King’s Men Staff. Monday - Friday. IMPORTANT: If you register your child for both a morning camp and an afternoon camp, note that Rec & Ed staff will not be available to provide supervision between 12-1pm, so it will be necessary for you (or someone on your authorized pick-up list) to check your child out at 12pm and check them back in again at 1pm.

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 Harry Potter Camp

Full Day Camp

9:00AM - 4:00PM

7/8/24 - 7/12/24

Slauson Middle School

Ages: 5 - 6. Ever wonder if you would be in Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, or Slytherin? Curious about your Patronus? Come join us in the wondrous world of Harry Potter. Throughout the week, magic will come to life as we test our wand-waving, spell-casting and potion-making abilities. Climb aboard the Hogwarts express this summer to be transported to a world like no other! Select age-appropriate scenes from the movies may be shown to support activities. Instructors: Rec & Ed Staff. Monday - Friday.

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Harry Potter Camp

Full Day Camp

9:00AM - 4:00PM

7/8/24 - 7/12/24

Slauson Middle School

Ages: 7 - 9. Ever wonder if you would be in Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, or Slytherin? Curious about your Patronus? Come join us in the wondrous world of Harry Potter. Throughout the week, magic will come to life as we test our wand-waving, spell-casting and potion-making abilities. Climb aboard the Hogwarts express this summer to be transported to a world like no other! Select age-appropriate scenes from the movies may be shown to support activities. Instructors: Rec & Ed Staff. Monday - Friday.

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Harry Potter Camp

Full Day Camp

9:00AM - 4:00PM

7/8/24 - 7/12/24

Slauson Middle School

Ages: 10 - 12. Ever wonder if you would be in Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, or Slytherin? Curious about your Patronus? Come join us in the wondrous world of Harry Potter. Throughout the week, magic will come to life as we test our wand-waving, spell-casting and potion-making abilities. Climb aboard the Hogwarts express this summer to be transported to a world like no other! Select age-appropriate scenes from the movies may be shown to support activities. Instructors: Rec & Ed Staff. Monday - Friday.

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A2 Nature Guardians

Full Day Camp

9:00AM - 4:00PM

7/8/24 - 7/12/24

Freeman Environmental Education Center

Ages: 8 - 11. Ready for a week full of exciting outdoor adventures and hands-on activities? Want to help protect and enhance your local environment? A2 Nature Guardians will be back in action again this summer at the Freeman Environmental Education Center! Campers will explore ecology and stewardship principles through place-based activities and games, including habitat enhancement and native plant gardening projects on this beautiful 40-acre campus. Hands-on activities will include digging, removing invasive plants, mulching, planting, hiking, a scavenger hunt, creating and playing nature-based board games, designing and painting art installations, creating a camp newspaper and much more! See how enjoying, studying, and improving a local habitat can help transform you into Ann Arbor’s greatest nature guardians! Instructors: Coert Ambrosino and Nate Hatt. Monday - Friday.

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Twin Knights Chess Camp

Half Day AM Camp

9:00AM - 12:00PM

7/8/24 - 7/12/24

Slauson Middle School

Ages: 7 - 13. Twin Knights Chess camp is for kids who have never played, those who have had some instruction and those who are familiar with the rules and some tactics. Campers will learn chess history, etiquette, piece movement, relative values of the pieces, common opening moves, middlegame and endgame strategies and tactics. They will practice under tournament conditions, analyze games of famous players, solve puzzles and have fun with playing bughouse. There will be trophies and other prizes. Instructor: All The King’s Men Staff. Monday - Friday. IMPORTANT: If you register your child for both a morning camp and an afternoon camp, note that Rec & Ed staff will not be available to provide supervision between 12-1pm, so it will be necessary for you (or someone on your authorized pick-up list) to check your child out at 12pm and check them back in again at 1pm.

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 Junior Detective Camp

Full Day Camp

9:00AM - 4:00PM

7/15/24 - 7/19/24

Slauson Middle School

Ages: 5 - 7. Recruits wanted for our top-secret detective boot camp. Meet real detectives, survey crime scenes, collect evidence and solve crimes all while participating in physical training. Find out whether you have what it takes to be the best of the best! Remember, crime doesn't take summer vacation. Instructors: Rec & Ed Staff. Monday - Friday.

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NEW! Dance Team Camp

Full Day Camp

9:00AM - 4:00PM

7/15/24 - 7/19/24

Slauson Middle School

Ages: 5 - 7. Hey dancers and aspiring dancers! Dance Team Camp is perfect for dancers and aspiring dancers interested in learning dance routines, sidelines, and dance skills. At Dance Team Camp, campers have a choice between learning a jazz or a pom routine to showcase on the last day of camp. Jazz is perfect for campers looking for a fun and dynamic routine to learn. Pom is perfect for campers looking for a high-energy and peppy routine to learn. Basic sideline chants will be taught to campers, just like the sidelines chanted at sports events! Skills being taught to campers will include jumps, leaps, and turns (skills are individual based). We look forward to seeing you on the sidelines of Dance Team Camp! Instructors: Rec & Ed Staff. Monday - Friday.

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NEW! Dance Team Camp

Full Day Camp

9:00AM - 4:00PM

7/15/24 - 7/19/24

Slauson Middle School

Ages: 8 - 10. Hey dancers and aspiring dancers! Dance Team Camp is perfect for dancers and aspiring dancers interested in learning dance routines, sidelines, and dance skills. At Dance Team Camp, campers have a choice between learning a jazz or a pom routine to showcase on the last day of camp. Jazz is perfect for campers looking for a fun and dynamic routine to learn. Pom is perfect for campers looking for a high-energy and peppy routine to learn. Basic sideline chants will be taught to campers, just like the sidelines chanted at sports events! Skills being taught to campers will include jumps, leaps, and turns (skills are individual based). We look forward to seeing you on the sidelines of Dance Team Camp! Instructors: Rec & Ed Staff. Monday - Friday.

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 A2 Nature Guardians

Full Day Camp

9:00AM - 4:00PM

7/15/24 - 7/19/24

Freeman Environmental Education Center

Ages: 8 - 11. Ready for a week full of exciting outdoor adventures and hands-on activities? Want to help protect and enhance your local environment? A2 Nature Guardians will be back in action again this summer at the Freeman Environmental Education Center! Campers will explore ecology and stewardship principles through place-based activities and games, including habitat enhancement and native plant gardening projects on this beautiful 40-acre campus. Hands-on activities will include digging, removing invasive plants, mulching, planting, hiking, a scavenger hunt, creating and playing nature-based board games, designing and painting art installations, creating a camp newspaper and much more! See how enjoying, studying, and improving a local habitat can help transform you into Ann Arbor’s greatest nature guardians! Instructors: Coert Ambrosino and Nate Hatt. Monday - Friday.

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NEW! Cheer Team Camp

Full Day Camp

9:00AM - 4:00PM

7/22/24 - 7/26/24

Slauson Middle School

Ages: 5 - 7. Go Team Go! Cheer Team Camp is perfect for cheerleaders and aspiring cheerleaders interested in learning cheer routines, cheers, and skills. At Cheer Team Camp, campers will learn a routine to showcase on the last day of camp. Basic cheers will be taught to campers, just like the cheers at sports events! Skills being taught to campers will include jumps, tumbling, and stunts (skills are individual based). We look forward to seeing you on the mat at Cheer Team Camp! Instructors: Rec & Ed Staff. Monday - Friday.

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NEW! Cheer Team Camp

Full Day Camp

9:00AM - 4:00PM

7/22/24 - 7/26/24

Slauson Middle School

Ages: 8 - 10. Go Team Go! Cheer Team Camp is perfect for cheerleaders and aspiring cheerleaders interested in learning cheer routines, cheers, and skills. At Cheer Team Camp, campers will learn a routine to showcase on the last day of camp. Basic cheers will be taught to campers, just like the cheers at sports events! Skills being taught to campers will include jumps, tumbling, and stunts (skills are individual based). We look forward to seeing you on the mat at Cheer Team Camp! Instructors: Rec & Ed Staff. Monday - Friday.

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 Biz Kids Camp

Full Day Camp

9:00AM - 4:00PM

7/22/24 - 7/26/24

Slauson Middle School

Ages: 8 - 10. Have you ever dreamed of creating a new product or service and running your own business? Or have you envisioned how an existing product can be improved? Collaborate with other campers to name your business, design your logo, develop your product or service, and learn about “best practices” regarding inventory, budgets, customers, and marketing. Meet local small business owners too! On the last day of camp, you’ll show off your product or service to our "Minnow Tank" investors. Instructors: Rec & Ed Staff. Monday - Friday.

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 Twin Knights Chess Camp

Half Day AM Camp

9:00AM - 12:00PM

7/22/24 - 7/26/24

Slauson Middle School

Ages: 7 - 13. Twin Knights Chess camp is for kids who have never played, those who have had some instruction and those who are familiar with the rules and some tactics. Campers will learn chess history, etiquette, piece movement, relative values of the pieces, common opening moves, middlegame and endgame strategies and tactics. They will practice under tournament conditions, analyze games of famous players, solve puzzles and have fun with playing bughouse. There will be trophies and other prizes. Instructor: All The King’s Men Staff. Monday - Friday. IMPORTANT: If you register your child for both a morning camp and an afternoon camp, note that Rec & Ed staff will not be available to provide supervision between 12-1pm, so it will be necessary for you (or someone on your authorized pick-up list) to check your child out at 12pm and check them back in again at 1pm.

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Camp Olympics

Full Day Camp

9:00AM - 4:00PM

7/29/24 - 8/2/24

Slauson Middle School

Ages: 5 - 6. With the 2024 Olympic Summer games fast approaching, what better way to celebrate than join Camp Olympics! After a brief history lesson about the origin of the Olympic Games, you will be ready to represent a country of your choice! You will walk alongside your teammates during the Opening Ceremony, participate in various olympic-style games like the pool noodle javelin toss, frisbee discus, and obstacle course relay race; and eventually you will be standing on top of the podium with your very own gold medal! Instructors: Rec & Ed Staff. Monday - Friday.

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Camp Olympics

Full Day Camp

9:00AM - 4:00PM

7/29/24 - 8/2/24

Slauson Middle School

Ages: 7 - 9. With the 2024 Olympic Summer games fast approaching, what better way to celebrate than join Camp Olympics! After a brief history lesson about the origin of the Olympic Games, you will be ready to represent a country of your choice! You will walk alongside your teammates during the Opening Ceremony, participate in various olympic-style games like the pool noodle javelin toss, frisbee discus, and obstacle course relay race; and eventually you will be standing on top of the podium with your very own gold medal! Instructors: Rec & Ed Staff. Monday - Friday.

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Camp Olympics

Full Day Camp

9:00AM - 4:00PM

7/29/24 - 8/2/24

Slauson Middle School

Ages: 10 - 12. With the 2024 Olympic Summer games fast approaching, what better way to celebrate than join Camp Olympics! After a brief history lesson about the origin of the Olympic Games, you will be ready to represent a country of your choice! You will walk alongside your teammates during the Opening Ceremony, participate in various olympic-style games like the pool noodle javelin toss, frisbee discus, and obstacle course relay race; and eventually you will be standing on top of the podium with your very own gold medal! Instructors: Rec & Ed Staff. Monday - Friday.

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G-Powers Full Day Chess Camp

Full Day Camp

9:00AM - 4:00PM

7/29/24 - 8/2/24

Slauson Middle School

Ages: 7 - 11. Did you know more than 600 million people in the world know how to play chess? You can too! Join Coach Powers and his team to master the fundamentals of chess, explore openings and endings, learn new tactics and understand the rules. Play games every day, make new friends and compete in the camp tournament. Instructors: G-Powers Training Staff. Monday - Friday.

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CAMP TV-Lights, Camera & Action

Half Day AM Camp

9:00AM - 1:00PM

7/29/24 - 8/2/24

Community Television Network

Ages: 11 - 15. Go behind the scenes of TV production! We will develop individual video projects, as well as collaboratively produce an in-studio show. Learn how to write scripts, be on-air talent, run in-the-field video cameras, understand lighting techniques, and more. Equipment provided by CTN. All participants' final work will be on CTN Cable TV and YouTube channel. Instructors: CTN Staff. Monday - Friday.

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NEW! Paw Patrol Camp

Full Day Camp

9:00AM - 4:00PM

8/5/24 - 8/9/24

Slauson Middle School

Ages: 5 - 7. “No job too big, no pup too small!” Join Ryder, Chase, Marshall, Skye, Rocky and Rubble in an adventure filled camp experience! Enjoy stories, activities and crafts while discovering each pup's special skills and gadgets. Create a pet tag, badges and equipment to help in Adventure Bay. You will make pup friendly snacks. Campers will end each day with the PAW Patrol mantra! “Whenever you’re in trouble, just yelp for help!” Instructors: Rec & Ed Staff. Monday - Friday.

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Pirate Adventure Camp

Full Day Camp

9:00AM - 4:00PM

8/5/24 - 8/9/24

Slauson Middle School

Ages: 5 - 7. Ahoy, me Hearties! Polly the parrot invites you and your shipmates to hoist the sails and batten down the hatches as you explore the Caribbean to search for lost treasure of jewels and gold. Along the voyage, you'll hear fantastical stories of old, tell corny pirate jokes, play games of marksmanship, and create your very own telescope and compass. You'll also learn about popular pirate slang and fashion - we'll have you lookin' and talkin' like a pirate faster than you can say, "Shiver me timbers!" So, pull up yer bootstraps and join us for a swashbucklin' good time! For the safety of all pirates-in-training, there will be no swords allowed. Instructor: Rec & Ed Staff. Monday - Friday.

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Pirate Adventure Camp

Full Day Camp

9:00AM - 4:00PM

8/5/24 - 8/9/24

Slauson Middle School

Ages: 8 - 10. Ahoy, me Hearties! Polly the parrot invites you and your shipmates to hoist the sails and batten down the hatches as you explore the Caribbean to search for lost treasure of jewels and gold. Along the voyage, you'll hear fantastical stories of old, tell corny pirate jokes, play games of marksmanship, and create your very own telescope and compass. You'll also learn about popular pirate slang and fashion - we'll have you lookin' and talkin' like a pirate faster than you can say, "Shiver me timbers!" So, pull up yer bootstraps and join us for a swashbucklin' good time! For the safety of all pirates-in-training, there will be no swords allowed. Instructor: Rec & Ed Staff. Monday - Friday.

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Twin Knights Chess Camp

Half Day AM Camp

9:00AM - 12:00PM

8/5/24 - 8/9/24

Slauson Middle School

Ages: 7 - 13. Twin Knights Chess camp is for kids who have never played, those who have had some instruction and those who are familiar with the rules and some tactics. Campers will learn chess history, etiquette, piece movement, relative values of the pieces, common opening moves, middlegame and endgame strategies and tactics. They will practice under tournament conditions, analyze games of famous players, solve puzzles and have fun with playing bughouse. There will be trophies and other prizes. Instructor: All The King’s Men Staff. Monday - Friday. IMPORTANT: If you register your child for both a morning camp and an afternoon camp, note that Rec & Ed staff will not be available to provide supervision between 12-1pm, so it will be necessary for you (or someone on your authorized pick-up list) to check your child out at 12pm and check them back in again at 1pm.

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CAMP TV-Lights, Camera & Action

Half Day AM Camp

9:00AM - 1:00PM

8/12/24 - 8/16/24

Community Television Network

Ages: 11 - 15. Go behind the scenes of TV production! We will develop individual video projects, as well as collaboratively produce an in-studio show. Learn how to write scripts, be on-air talent, run in-the-field video cameras, understand lighting techniques, and more. Equipment provided by CTN. All participants' final work will be on CTN Cable TV and YouTube channel. Instructors: CTN Staff. Monday - Friday.

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