Lansing 2022’s Mega Summer Camp Guide: Sports, Nature, STEAM, Art Camps + More in Mid-Michigan

Summer Camp

Summer Camp for Kids in the Lansing Area 2022

While it feels much too early to talk about summer plans, Mid-Michigan summer camps are already putting the final touches on some amazing programs that start in June.

Use our mega guide as a one-stop-shop for all summer camps in the Greater Lansing Area. We’ve covered sports, STEAM, arts, music, and more. And don’t forget about financial aid opportunities. Many camps offer scholarships and grants; we’ve listed many local options for these as well.

Start your search now and be ready to enroll SOON. Registration opens in March for many Lansing summer camps.

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Directory: Lansing Summer Camps

Summer Camp Types

Sports Summer Camps 

Breakthrough Basketball Camp offered in various locations in Michigan
grades 3 – 12
(866) 846-7892
DARA – DeWitt Area Recreation Authority Summer Fun Club and Double-Digit Day Camp in DeWitt Township.
ages 5 – 14
(517) 482-5117
Valley Farms Community Center
16101 Brook Rd, Lansing, MI 48906
D-BAT Mid-Michigan baseball camp in Lansing.
ages 13 and under
June
(517) 999-6000
5339 Aurelius Rd, Lansing, MI 48911
Erickson Fun Run hosts mini summer camps for elementary-aged kids.
June – August
confidentkids@ericksonfunrun.com
(517) 798-5325
Howell Recreation offers High Five camps in Howell.
grades K – 5
June – August
(517) 294-6083
925 W Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843
Junior Golf Camp with Meridian Sun Golf Club.
ages 3+
June – August
(517) 339-8281
1018 Haslett Rd, Haslett, MI 48840
Lansing Sailing Club offers summer sessions.
(517) 339-9030
6039 East Lake Dr, Haslett MI 48840
Lansing Parks and Rec Summer Camp 2020
Lansing Parks and Recreation Summer Kids Camp
Lansing Parks and Recreation offers some summer programs.
(517) 483-4277
The Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club (The MAC) offers various summer camps.
ages 5 – 12
June – August
(517) 364-8888
2900 Hannah Blvd, East Lansing, MI 48823
MSU Sports Camps offers day camps in baseball, boys basketball, girls basketball, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, rowing, soccer, softball, spirit/cheer/dance, tennis, track & field, volleyball, and wrestling
msucamps@msu.edu
Nike Basketball Camps offer camps throughout Michigan.
June- July
(800) 645-3226
Soccer Kickers Summer Skills Camp offers summer soccer skills camps.
July – August
info@soccerkickers.com
At Patriarche Park
960 Alton Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823
Spartan Youth Summer Program offered in various locations:
Basketball, baseball, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, rowing, soccer, softball, cheer, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling.
(517) 355-1855
US Sports Camps (throughout Michigan) offers various sport camps.
June – August
(800) 645-3226
YMCA Summer Camp Day Camps
YMCA of Lansing Day-Camp Summer Camp
YMCA of Lansing Adventure Day Camps in multiple locations.
ages 3 – 12
June – August
YMCA Summer Day Camps offer an experience that is sure to keep your child having fun all summer long. From fostering creativity to building a sense of accomplishment and belonging, we help kids flourish by surrounding each child with support, guidance, and fantastic opportunities to discover, learn and try until they succeed.

Science, Nature, STEM & STEAM Camps 

AppleTree & Gilden Woods Early Care and Preschool
ages Kindergarten – 10 years
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! 
Camp Discovery! at Woldumar Nature Center community building STEAM-themed day and weekly camp options.
June – August
(517) 322-0030
5739 Old Lansing Rd, Lansing, MI 48917-8503
Camp Invention meets various locations across Lansing.
grades Pre-K – 12
June – August
(800) 968-4332
campinvention@invent.org
Camp Wonder with Howell Nature Center.
(517) 546-0249
ryang@howellnaturecenter.org
1005 Triangle Lake Rd, Howell, MI 48843
Capital Area Humane Society (Lansing) offers hands-on humane education.
ages 8 – 13
July – August
(517) 626-6060
education@AdoptLansing.org
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.
(517) 483-4224
2020 E Mount Hope Ave, Lansing, MI 48910
Harris Nature Center Day Camps in Okemos.
grades Pre-K – 8
June – August
(517) 349-3866
hnc@meridian.mi.us
3998 Van Atta Rd, Okemos, MI 48864
High School Engineering Institute hosted by MSU College of Engineering (HSEI) summer camp.
grades 10 – 12
June – July
future-engineer@egr.msu.edu
Humble Beginnings Ranch, Farm Camp in Saint Johns.
ages 6 – 12
June – August
M -F
(989) 627-2462
lergashl@gmail.com
4151 E Walker Rd, St Johns, MI 48879
Impression 5 Summer LABS day camps.
ages 3 – 14
June – August
(517) 485-8116
200 Museum Dr, Lansing, MI 48933
Making a Game of It facilitates students’ technological growth and provides computer software skills that are directly applicable to STEM-related professions.
grades 11 – 12
July 10-15
(517) 353-7282
Potter Park Zoo offers Zookambi summer camps.
grades 1 – 12
June – August
(517) 342-2713 or (517) 342-2769
1301 S Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, MI 48912
Eaton County Summer Adventure Programs
Spartan LEGO Robotics
grade 3 – 6
Build and test multiple robotic systems.
(517) 353-7282
future-engineer@egr.msu.edu
Spring Hill Day Camp
grades K – 5
July 25-29
(231) 734-2616
Riverview Church
3585 E Willoughby Rd, Holt, MI 48842
Summer Adventure Programs with Eaton County
Offers 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 k-6 graders.
(517) 627-7351
13991 Tallman Rd, Grand Ledge, MI 48837
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.
(517) 233-1524
1982 W Grand River, Okemos, MI 48864
Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center Christian camp offering overnight and day camps focusing on outdoor fun and more
elementary – high school
June – August
(269) 721-8291
1700 Clear Lake, Dowling, MI 49050
Wildwood Ranch offers day camps.
ages 4 – 15
(855) 550-2267
4909 Brophy Rd, Howell, MI 48855

Art & Music Summer Camps

All-of-Us Express Children’s Theater offers summer drama camps.
ages 6 – 15
(517) 333-2580 ext 0
At the East Lansing Hannah Community Center
819 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823

Delta Dance Connection offers dance camps
ages 3 – 13
TBA
ShannonSimonDance@gmail.com
5438 Elizabeth Rd, Lansing, MI 48917

Eli and Edyth Broad offer art-themed weekly day camps.
ages 6 – high school
Scholarships are available
June – August
(517) 884-4800
547 E Circle Dr. East Lansing, MI 48824
Eric “RicStar” Virtual Music Therapy Camp offers music camps for persons with special needs and their siblings.
for all ages
June
commusic@msu.edu (517) 355-7661
(517) 667-8326 edgerto3@msu.edu
Fab Five Designs offers DIY maker camps.
318 N. Clinton Ave, St. Johns, MI 48879
(906) 362-5759
Fusion Dance Center offers themed dance camps.
ages 5 – 10
July
(517) 755-9344
6500 Mercantile Way Suite 3, Lansing, MI 48911
Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center offers various virtual art camps.
ages 6 – 17
(517) 574-4521
Living Arts Dance Studio offers dance camps in Williamston and Mason.
ages 3+
June – August
(517) 819-9361
susan@livingartsdancestudio.com
MSU Community Music School multiple music summer camp options.
June-August
(517) 355-7661
4930 Hagadorn Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823
REACH Art Studio Reo Town Lansing Kids Art Wall
Reach Art Studio Entrance / Weekly Arts Summer Camps
REACH Studio Art Center offers summer art camp.
ages 6 – 12
June – August
(517) 999-3643
1804 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI 48910
School of Rock in East Lansing offers several themed music summer camps.
ages 7 – 12
June – August
(517) 220-7625
2037 W Grand River Rd, Okemos, MI 48864
Spartan Dance Center offers summer dance camps
ages 5 – 12
June – August
(517) 225-0096
6075 N Hagadorn Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823

Themed Summer Camps 

Arbor Chess Camp offers virtual chess camps in 2022.
June – August
(734) 945-5951
Capital Area Humane Society Summer Camp in Lansing.
ages 4 – 16
June – August
(517) 626-6060
info@adoptlansing.org
DeWitt Area Recreation Authority (DARA) offers various camps.
ages 5 – 14
June – August
517-482-5117
Kidz Camp at the University Club of MSU (membership required)
grades Pre-K – 8
(517) 353-5111
3435 Forest Rd, Lansing, MI 48910
Lansing Community College offers many options for themed summer camps.
runs throughout summer
(517) 483-1415
Launch Trampoline Park offers themed summer camps.
ages 5 – 12
June – August
(517) 381-7812
info@launchlansing.com
1982 W Grand River Ave, Okemos, MI 48864
Le Chat Gourmet Kids’ Cooking Camp offers cooking classes.
ages 8 – 16
July – August
(517) 663-7322
lechatgourmet@lechatgourmet.com
The Literacy Camp – Summer Camp
The Literacy Camp (multiple locations) offers reading and writing camps delivered in a fun way.
(517) 202-1617
Northfork Farms & Outback in Webberville offers day and overnight horse camp.
June – August
christie@northforkoutback.com
(517) 881-9142
3637 Morrice Rd, Webberville, MI 48892
Nottingham Equestrian Center Pony Camp in East Lansing.
ages 5 – 12
June – August
(517) 351-7304
nottinghamec@gmail.com
16848 Towar Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823
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
Panther Camp at Our Savior Lutheran (Lansing) offering themed camps.
ages 3 – 13
June – August
517-882-3550 ext. 108
wcarroll@oursaviorlansing.org

Sundance Riding Stables offers horse camps during the summer
June – August
(517) 627-5500
9250 Nixon Rd, Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Sleepover Summer Camps  

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 Buena 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 St, 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.
Kalamazoo 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
Mystic Lake YMCA Overnight Camp
ages 6 – 17
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.
(517) 827-9650
9505 W Ludington Dr, Lake, MI 48632
SpringHill Church Summer Camp offers overnight camps.
grades 2 – 12
June – August
(231) 734-2616
7717 95th Ave Evart, Michigan 49631
Wildwood Ranch Camp & Retreat Center offers overnight summer camps.
ages 8 – 15
June – August
(855) 550-2267
4909 Brophy Rd, Howell, MI 48855

Summer Camp Scholarships  

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

Eli & Edyth Broad Art Museum is passionate about making its Summer Camps available and affordable for all families.
Email bamedu@msu.edu to apply.
Fenner Nature Center offers scholarships.
Fill out this form to apply.
Lansing Art Gallery offers scholarships.
Call (517) 574-4521 for details.
Lansing Parks and Rec offers kid’s camp scholarships. 
Fill out this form to apply.
Literacy Camp offers partial scholarships. Call (517) 202-1617 for more info.
MSU Community Music School offers financial assistance.
Call (517) 355-7661 for details.
REACH Studio Art Center offers scholarships and sibling discounts.
Contact (517) 999-3643 for details.
tinkrLAB offers scholarships.
For more information, call (517) 233-1524.

Summer Camp Plans in Lansing 2022

Which summer camp options 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 to give your kids a great 2022 Summer Camp Season!

Do you have a Lansing area summer camp you’d like us to add to the list? Leave us a comment and let us know!

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5 thoughts on “Lansing 2022’s Mega Summer Camp Guide: Sports, Nature, STEAM, Art Camps + More in 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: http://bit.ly/HOMTVMediaCamp

  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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