Summer Camp for Kids in the Lansing Area 2019

Summer is right around the corner and you know what that means – Summer Camp research season is here! It can be hard to keep them all straight with so many tabs open while we mill through the details. There are themes, multiple locations, overnight and day camps, scholarships available and the list goes on.

To help make it easier and fun for families to choose we’ve got the scoop on summer camp options for 2019! Read on to find our huge list of Greater Lansing summer camp options.

REACH Art Studio Summer Camp Kids Painting Reo Town Lansing



Sports Summer Camps:

Al!ve Community Wellness: Designed for ages 3-5 or 6-12. 800 W Lawrence Ave, Charlotte, MI 48813 517-541-5803

Aim High’s boys and girls Basketball Summer Camps. |(517) 319-1000 | 9410 Davis Hwy, Dimondale, MI 48821

City Life Lansing // Lansing Parks and Rec hosts a FREE 4-day K-5 sports camp in August. | (517) 292-6022 | | 5825 Wise Rd, Lansing, MI 48911

DEFY summer camps July and August. | 517-220-6155

East Lansing Parks and Rec themed summer camps run June through August. | (517) 319-6979

Lansing Parks and Rec Summer Camp 2020

Lansing Parks and Recreation Summer Kids Camp Eight themed weeks of maximum fun! This structured camp includes sports, arts and crafts, team-building, gym games, weekly field trips, and more! Camp runs from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM M-F with pre-care and post-care available for an additional cost. Weekly camp fees are $30 for residents and $55 for non-residents, per participant. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Contact Info: (517) 483-4277; 544 Spring Lane, Lansing, MI 48912 Facebook | Instagram

Lansing Sailing Club summer camp grades 5-12. June – July |

The MAC’s multiple themed day camps for ages 3-5 and 6-12 and run June through August. | (517) 364-8888
| 2900 Hannah Blvd, East Lansing, MI 48823

Nike Tennis Camp for all skill levels. June – July. | (800) 645-3226 | 3571 E Mt. Hope, East Lansing, Michigan 48910

Uk International Soccer Inc. for ages 4 – 18. July and August. |


Science, Nature, S.T.E.M and S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camps:


AppleTree & Gilden Woods Early Care and Preschool offers a Summer Explorers program for school-agers during elementary school breaks.

Camp Highlights: Day Camp | Indoor & Outdoor Activities | Field Trips | Balanced Meals Included
Ages Served: Kindergarten to age 10

What you can expect when your child attends our newest Water Works themed Summer Camp!
As a Summer Explorer, your child will have a fun-filled splashing good time this summer. They will participate in both indoor and outdoor activities to keep their mind sharp during their summer break. Expect your child to build lasting relationships, continue to develop their teamwork skills and learn acceptance. All while they create crafts, play group games and participate in a variety of activities that enhance this year’s theme with trips to local attractions including zoos, museums, farms, parks and more! Various locations

Al!ve’s camps are for ages 3-5 or 6-12 and run all summer long. | 517-541-5803 | 800 W Lawrence Ave, Charlotte, MI 48813

Birchfield Park offers all-day weekly camps for  ages 5-12. June – August. 517-676-2233 | 881 Grovenburg Rd, Holt, MI 48842

Camp Invention  preschool to high school in various locations across Lansing. | (800) 968-4332 |

East Lansing Parks and Rec themed summer camps run June – August. | (517) 319-6979

Fenner Nature Center: 2020 E Mount Hope Ave, Lansing, MI 48910 | (517) – 483-4224

Harris Nature Center Day camps for ages 4 th – 8th grade from June – August. | (517) 349-3866 |

Impression 5 Summer LABS day camps for ages 3 – 14 and run June – August. | 517.485.8116 | 200 Museum Dr, Lansing, MI 48933

Information Technology Empowerment Center – ITEC “budding engineers” themed camps run multiple sessions throughout the summer with scholarships available. | (517) 708-4394

LCC offers themed camp options. They run throughout the year including summer. | (517) 483-1415

MSU College of Engineering hosts the High School Engineering Institute (HSEI) summer camp through the months of June and July. Apply.

Potter Park Zoo Zookambi Summer Camps for grades 1-7 or 8-12. Runs June – August. | (517) 342-2713 or (517) 342-2769 | 1301 S Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, MI 48912

Woldumar Nature Center Community building S.T.E.A.M themed day and weekly camp options. Runs June – August. | (517) 322-0030 | 5739 Old Lansing Rd Lansing, MI 48917-8503


Art Summer Camps:

Eli and Edyth Broad offer art-themed weekly day camps. For ages 6 – high school. Scholarships are available. Runs June – August. | (517) 884-4800 | 547 E Circle Dr. East Lansing, MI 48824

Lansing Art Gallery’s Blooming artists summer camp runs – August. | 517 374 6400 | 119 N. Washington Sq. Lansing, MI 48933

MSU Media Summer Camp – College of Communication Arts and Sciences offers high school students topics including game design, 3D animation, and eSports during July 2019. Contact: Register

MSU Community Music School multiple music summer camp options for young kids through high school age. Runs June August. | (517) 355-7661| 4930 Hagadorn Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823

REACH Art Studio Multiple themed art summer camps for ages 6-18. Runs June – August. | 1804 S. Washington Ave, Lansing 48910 | 517-999-3643

Sigh Studio of Music Lessons Summer Camp Ages 6-10 runs in June, Ages 4 – 7 runs in August.

Tiny by Design Art & Whimsical Party Summer camp offers multiple options. | 906-362-5759

Wharton Center theatre workshops and summer classes are available throughout the summer. | (517) 432-2000| 750 E Shaw Ln, East Lansing, MI 48824

Themed Summer Camps:

Arbor Chess Camp’s “Tournaments, Risk and Stratego” Chess Camp runs in June. | 314 and 318 Berkey Hall on MSU campus |

Capital Area Humane Society Summer Camp options for ages 4 – 18. Runs June – August. | (517) 626-6060 |

DeWitt Area Recreation Authority (DARA) Summer Camp fun clubs at Valley Farms Community Center for ages 5-9 and 10-14. Runs June – August. | (517) 482-5117

LCC offers themed camp options. Runs throughout the year including summer. | (517) 483-1415

Le Chat Gourmet offers cooking classes for ages 8 – 16 from July through August. | 517.663.7322 |

Michigan Historical Museum offers summer day camps for ages 9 – 12  from June through July 2019.(517) 420-1342 | 702 W Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48915

SierraRose Farms horse camp programs throughout the year including summer. | (517) 668- 0057 | | 5953 W. Cutler Rd, DeWitt MI, 48820

Spartan Youth Programs Summer Camp many fun options and vary in run times throughout the summer.  | (517) 355-1855

Literacy Camp 2020 LFF Summer Camp Guide

Helping children learn to LOVE learning & books is the passion of Team Literacy Camp. No matter where your child is on this journey – there is a place for them at The Literacy Camp! June 15-19, July 13-17, & July 20-24, half & full day options.  Contact Info: (517) 202-1617; River’s Edge Community Church, 12406 Broadbent Road, Lansing, MI 48917; FACEBOOK


Sleepover Summer Camp Getaway Options for Lansing Area Kids

I remember the amazing amounts of expectation and fun I had as a kid packing my bag for the big Summer Camp trip. These types of trips impact our lives, grow us as humans, and create lasting memories. Is your child excited to get away for a bit this summer? We have some fun and safe options for your precious kiddos.

Camp Lookout in Frankfort, MI,  makes it their mission to keep the wonder alive in your youth. Here campers will learn to unplug from the electronic world we live in, make friends, and experience nature and camp life in a safe and fun environment.

Ebersole Center hosts groups of 35 or more that want to experience a unique Summer Camp? This option is great for Homeschooling groups, Churches, Band Camps, and Family Reunions. I have to admit, this sounds pretty awesome for a family reunion Summer Camp! I went here as a kid through my school and it was awesome! You’ll leave with unforgettable great memories.

Grand Rapids Kids has done a lot of research on fun and great places to send your kids this summer. Click the “Sleep Away” tab to find all of their options and contact info.

Kzoo Kids has done the work for us and found fun and safe options for overnight camps. Camp Kidwell and 4-H Camp are a couple of options. Check out their list to see what works great for your family. Contact info and details are included.

Mystic Lake Camp Small LFF Summer Camp Guide 2020

Mystic Lake YMCA Overnight Camp: There’s nothing better than spending the summer in the great outdoors – swimming, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, making friends and roasting marshmallows by the fireside. Ages 6-17. “Our child loves Mystic Lake Camp! She makes friends, tries new activities and always has so much fun. She comes home with more confidence every year.” – Carolyn Contact Info: (517) 827-9650 | 9505 W. Ludington Dr., Lake, MI 48632

Nike Rugby Camp – U of M is for athletes ages 14 – 18 with commuting opportunities available. This overnight summer camp runs June 28 – June 30, 2019. Contact: (800) 645-322 | The University of Michigan, 500 S State St, Ann Arbor MI, 48109

Spring Hill Church Summer Camp features the blob, zip line, climbing wall, water slides, music and more! They integrate Faith, Family, and Fun.

Wildwood Ranch Camp & Retreat Center has age appropriate camps and serves children ages eight through fifteen for our overnight camps. Located less than an hour from Lansing. Contact Info: (800) 969-8090 |

REACH Art Studio Summer Camp Kids Boy and Girl Painting Reo Town Lansing

Need a Scholarship? Summer Camp Scholarships for Kids in Lansing

Many Lansing programs want to make sure all kids have an opportunity to experience summer camp and enhancing Lansing kid’s summer months. If you’re interested in getting your kids into a camp through a scholarship try out these awesome locations:

City Life Lansing holds a public FREE summer sports camp for grades K – 5th August 14-16. Sign up by emailing

Eli & Edyth Broad Art Museum is passionate about making their Summer Camps available and affordable for all families. Email to apply.

Fenner Nature Center: Scholarships are available for those who demonstrate need.

ITEC  has scholarships available for their amazing programs. Call Alex Stevens at (517) 708-4394 for information on how to apply.

Scholarships are available through Lansing Art Gallery to give your child a great summer of art!

Lansing Parks and Rec Summer Camp 2020

Fill out this form through Lansing Parks and Rec to give your kids a great summer!

MSU Community Music School offers financial assistance for all of their camps. Contact (517) 355-7661 to get your student signed up.

REACH Art Studio offers scholarships. Give your child a summer of art in a super cool location with awesome staff by selecting the sessions you’re interested in.

Summer Plans for Camp in Lansing 2020

So, who’s ready for summer break? Do you have a Lansing area summer camp you’d like us to add to the list? Comment below and we’d be happy to get it listed. We love staying connected by hearing your experiences. What are some camps that look interesting for your kids this year?

Whichever your family decides, we know you’ll have a blast because each of these locations has been planning and preparing for a great Summer Camp Season 2020!