Huge 2020 Lansing Summer Camps Directory – Includes Camps Across Mid-Michigan


Summer Camp for Kids in the Lansing Area 2020

I am writing this from my couch in my living room, but that’s standard practice for me. What’s not standard is having all three kids home full time in the middle of spring. I’m taking things one day at a time right now, but also thinking ahead to the summer.

I’m hopeful that the world will have righted itself by June. And for my kids, summer break includes at least one week of camp. Although some places are extending registration deadlines because of all this uncertainty right now, it is still the time to enroll your kids in a Greater Lansing Area Summer Camp.

Note: Due to safety concerns as a result of COVID-19, several summer camp programs are cancelled for 2020. Cancellations are noted in each listing as become aware of them. Check back for summer camp options in 2021 and continue to follow the website directly for the latest information.

YMCA Day Camp 2020

Thanks to our sponsor, YMCA of Lansing Day Camps

YMCA of Lansing Day Camps has been cancelled for 2020. 



Sports Summer Camps

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

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

D-BAT Mid-Michigan runs June 8 - 12, 2020. Bring a sack lunch. Ages 13 and under. | 517-999-6000 | 5339 Aurelius Rd, Lansing, MI 48911

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

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

Lansing Sailing Club is partnering with MSU Sailing Center for summer fun. Youth sailors learn how to sail a small boat with opportunity to build on their skills and confidence throughout the summer. Sailors learn water safety awareness, teamwork and communication skills while having fun. Sessions begin June 22 and run from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

COVID-19 Update: We are taking Pre-Registrations (and waiting list overflow). We will take payment only when we get the go-ahead for youth classes in this area. Our dates are tentative - a change of dates, or cancellations may occur - as Covid-related executive orders for Michigan and the U.S. change and develop.

Contact Info: 517-339-9030 | 6039 East Lake Drive, Haslett MI 48840

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 and July |

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

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


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


As a Summer Explorer at AppleTree & Gilden Woods Early Care and Preschool , your child will have a fun-filled splashing good time this summer. They will participate in both indoor and outdoor activities. 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 with trips to local attractions including zoos, museums, farms, parks and more! Well-balanced breakfast, lunch and snack provided. Ages Served: Kindergarten to age 10. Register at one of our various locations. Facebook 

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

Cancelled for 2020! Burchfield Park offers all-day weekly camps for  ages 5-12. June - August. | 517-676-2233 | 881 Grovenburg Rd, Holt, MI 48842

Camp Invention meets various locations across Lansing for preschool to high school students . June and July.| 800-968-4332 |

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

Fenner Nature Center offers fun and engaging summer day camps for preschoolers through 8th graders. Your camper will spend their days outside playing, adventuring, making new friends, and developing a long-lasting connection to nature. Register now to reserve your space. Contact Info: 2020 E Mount Hope Ave, Lansing, MI 48910 | 517-483-4224

Cancelled for 2020! Harris Nature Center Day camps for preschool (age 4) - 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

Cancelled for 2020! MSU College of Engineering hosts the High School Engineering Institute (HSEI) summer camp through the months of June and July. | 517-353-7282 |

Cancelled for 2020! 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

Whether it's playing, creating, or exploring, we have fun every day at our Summer Adventure Programs! We offer programs for young outdoor enthusiasts that are preschool-aged (4-5 years old), to those who have completed grade six. There is an option for before care for preschoolers, or before and after care for kindergarteners through sixth graders. Contact Info: | 517-627-7351 | 13991 Tallman Rd, Grand Ledge, MI 48837 |  FACEBOOK

tinkrLAB has Lansing's #1 STEAM-Based Summer Camp. Offering full and half-day camps and before/aftercare, each week of camp is hands on and full of discovery. From June 15 to July 23, we highlight many topics that include: STEAM tinkrCAMP,  Inventors Workshop, Design a Video Game, Intro to Robotics, and more! Scholarships available – Contact us for more information. Contact Info: 517-233-1524 | 1982 W. Grand River Okemos, MI 48864 | FACEBOOK

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.  For summer 2020, offering a remote Sketchbook Club instead of summer camp.  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

Cancelled for 2020! MSU Media Summer Camp - College of Communication Arts and Sciences offers high school and middle school students topics including game design, 3D animation, and eSports. July.

Cancelled for 2020! MSU Community Music School multiple music summer camp options for young kids through high school age. June-August. | 517-355-7661| 4930 Hagadorn Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823

REACH Art Studio offers weekly arts camps in a variety of media for ages 6-12. Each Monday-Friday camp (9:00 AM- 12:00 PM and/or 1:00 PM-4:00 PM) explores a different theme and topic. Cost: $120 for half day, $220 full day. Sibling discounts and scholarships are available. Extended day options $10 per day, $50 per week. Contact Info: | 517-999-3643 | 1804 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI 48810

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 for 2nd grade through adults are available throughout the summer. | 517-432-2000| 750 E Shaw Ln, East Lansing, MI 48824


Themed Summer Camps

Arbor Chess Camp meets at MSU for grades K - 9.  June. | 314 and 318 Berkey Hall on MSU campus |

Capital Area Humane Society Summer Camp options for ages 4 - 16. 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.  June 2020 sessions cancelled. Virtual options available.| 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 |

Literacy Camp 2020 LFF Summer Camp Guide

Canceled for 2020. Looking forward to seeing you in 2021! 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!   Contact Info: | 517-202-1617 | River’s Edge Community Church, 12406 Broadbent Road, Lansing, MI 48917 | FACEBOOK

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

Cancelled for 2020! Okemos Special Needs Day Camp provides children and adults with disabilities opportunities to experience local activities. June - August. | 517-706-5020 | 2800 Jolly Rd., Okemos, MI 48864

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

Cancelled for 2020! Spartan Youth Programs Summer Camp many fun options and vary in run times throughout the summer.  | 517-355-1855



Getaway Summer Camps in Michigan

Cancelled for 2020! Camp Lookout | Offers day camps in addition to sessions that last for three nights, one week or two weeks. Ages 7 - 15.| 231-299-0005 | 1310 Beuna Rd, Frankfort, MI

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. | 517-755-5000 | 3400 2nd Street, Wayland, MI 49348 

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

Cancelled for 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. June. |  800-645-322 | The University of Michigan, 500 S State St, Ann Arbor MI, 48109

SpringHill Church Summer Camp. Various camp themes available for grades 2 - 12. June - August.| 231-734-2616 | 7717 95th Ave Evart, Michigan 49631

Cancelled for 2020! Wildwood Ranch Camp & Retreat Center has age appropriate camps and serves children ages 8 - 15 for overnight camps. June - August. | 800-969-8090 | 4909 Brophy Rd, Howell, MI 48855

Overnight-camps kids roasting marshmallows at camp site


Need a Summer Camp Scholarship?

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 and sibling discounts. REACH offers weekly arts camps in a variety of media for ages 6-12.

tinkrLAB has scholarships available. Contact 517-233-1524 for more information.

REACH Art Studio Summer Camp Kids Painting Reo Town Lansing

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!

3 thoughts on “Huge 2020 Lansing Summer Camps Directory – Includes Camps Across Mid-Michigan”

  1. Michigan History Center has scholarships available! “The Michigan History Center offers a limited number of full scholarships each year. Contact 517-420-1342 for more information about eligibility and how to apply.”

  2. HOMTV is offering a 2-Day Summer Media Camp for Kids ages 9-13 on Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 20 from 10 am – 3 pm. Campers can learn how to operate television equipment and even get a chance to be in front of the camera. The cost is $50 and includes lunch, as well as a t-shirt. For more information and to learn how to register, please visit:

  3. Okemos Special Needs Day Camp is celebrating our 42nd year of operating a camp in Okemos for children and adults with special needs. We provide children and adults with disabilities a place to go, we visit places in the community and give these individuals opportunities to experience local activities. This is a place for children and adults with different abilities to shine. It gives people a community to cheer each other on and find ways to be successful.

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