Lansing 2023’s Mega Summer Camp Guide: Sports, Nature, STEAM, Art Camps + More in Mid-Michigan

Summer Camp for Kids in the Lansing Area 2023

Summer is just around the corner, and one of the most popular summer things to do is go to camp!

Whether you’re looking for day camps or overnight camps, options for big kids or little kids, there’s something for everyone in the Lansing area.

Most summer camps in Mid-Michigan run from June through August and many still have openings for enrollment.

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Use this mega summer camp guide as your one-stop shop for all things summer camps in the Greater Lansing Area.

We’ve covered sports, nature, STEAM, STEM, art, music, theater, faith-based, equestrian, and much more.

And don’t forget about financial aid opportunities. Some of the camps in the Lansing area offer scholarships and grants.

Start your search now and be ready to enroll SOON as many camps fill up quickly.

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
GymKind Academy in Okemos. Weekly themed summer camps include gymnastics, games, crafts and more. Half, Full Day, Single Day and Full Week options available. Participants must be potty-trained.
ages 3-16
(517) 643-3100
June – August
1982 West Grand River Avenue, Suite 420, Okemos, MI 48864
Howell Recreation offers High Five camps in Howell.
grades K – 5
June – August
(517) 294-6083
925 W Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843
Kiki’s Gymnastics in DeWitt offers children the opportunity to experience a variety of physical, creative and social activities this summer. Healthy snacks are provided to keep kids energized and active. Offering both full-day and drop-in options.  Drop-in based on availability. 
ages 3-12
June – August
(517) 668-0805
1161 East Clark Road, Suite 330, DeWitt, MI 48820
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, volleyball, and wrestling.
NIKE Tennis Camp in East Lansing
ages 9-18
June 26-30, 2023
July 10-14, 2023
(800) 645-3226
3571 East Mt. Hope, Lansing, MI 48910
Soccer Kickers Summer Skills Camp offers summer soccer skills camps.
July – August
Patriarche Park
960 Alton Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823
High Kaliber Karting and Racing – Go-Kart Race Kamp
ages 9-12
June 19-23, 2023
June 26-30, 2023
(517) 721-1790
1982 West Grand River Avenue, Suite 800, Okemos, MI 48864
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
Kindergarten – 10 years
Multiple Locations throughout mid-Michigan
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! 
Burchfield Exploring Nature Day Camp in Holt.
ages 5 to 12
June – August
(517) 676-2233
No Camp July 3-7, 2023
881 Grovenburg Rd, Holt, MI 48842
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
Camp Wonder with Howell Nature Center.
(517) 546-0249
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
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
3998 Van Atta Rd, Okemos, MI 48864
Humble Beginnings Ranch, Farm Camp in St. Johns.
ages 6 – 12
June – August
M -F
(989) 627-2462
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
grades 11 and 12
Making a Game of it (MGIT) facilitates students’ technological growth and provides computer software skills directly applicable to STEM-related professions. Students participating in this program will:
·        Develop Software in Python
·        Design a video game
·        Be prepared to enter MSU’s Computer Science degree-granting program
This program is taught by MSU’s faculty and graduate students who are experienced researchers and teachers interested in sharing computer and coding skills with future engineering students. 
This co-ed program is open to U.S. and International students and recent graduates.
July 9-14, 2023
(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 4 – 6
Session 1: June 19-23, 2023
Session 2: June 26-30, 2023
Session 3: July 10-14, 2023
Build and test multiple robotic systems.
(517) 353-7282
Build and test multiple robotic systems, beginning with EV3 and progressing to more advanced engineering robotics systems such as VEX IQ. Work in teams to build custom robots, test your ideas, and learn engineering problem-solving skills. Then face-off against other teams in robot vs. robot competitions!
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) 500-8687
2650 E Grand River Ave, Unit D, East Lansing, MI 48823
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
June – August
(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
5438 Elizabeth Rd, Lansing, MI 48917
Eric “RicStar” Virtual Music Therapy Camp offers music camps for persons with special needs and their siblings.
GO GREEN Session: June 12-14, 2023 (for ages birth – 25)
GO WHITE Session: June 15-17, 2023 (for ages 21+), includes a half day in-person option
(517) 355-7661
Fab Five Designs offers DIY maker camps.
318 N. Clinton Ave, St. Johns, MI 48879
(906) 362-5759
*Discounts for registering for more than one week available.
Fusion Dance Center offers themed dance camps.
ages 5 – 10
(517) 755-9344
6500 Mercantile Way Suite 3, Lansing, MI 48911
Living Arts Dance Studio offers dance camps in Williamston.
ages 3+
June – August
(517) 819-9361
MSU Community Music School multiple music summer camp options.
(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
Half-Day Campus – 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
June – August
(517) 999-3643
1804 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI 48910
Full tuition is: $180. Partial scholarship: $120, Full scholarship $15.
Limited full and partial scholarships, for qualifying youth based on household income, are available during registration.
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 2023.
June – August
(734) 945-5951
Capital Area Humane Society Summer Camp in Lansing.
ages 4 – 16
June – August
(517) 626-6060
City of East Lansing Parks & Rec
grades 1st – 5th
Weekly Monday-Thursday
(517) 319-6979
at the Hannah Community Center
819 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823
*Kids camp hours are from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Extended care is available from 7:30-9 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m.
DeWitt Area Recreation Authority (DARA) offers various camps.
ages 5 – 14
June – August
(517) 482-5117
Equine Center for Learning (formerly the Beekman Center) is part of the Lansing School District and offers full and half day camp options.
grades K – 8
June – August
(517) 755-2175
2901 Wabash Road, Lansing, MI, 48910
Fabus Farms in Ovid – Camps for beginners through advanced riders – themed pony, vet science, future farmer, princess camps and more. Day Camp Catalog.
ages 4+
June – August
(517) 862-4059
9251 Krouse Road, Ovid, MI 48866
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
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
The Literacy Camp in Lansing offers reading and writing camps delivered in a fun way.
1st – 3rd grade
June – July
(517) 202-1617
MADD Camp – Music. Art. Drama. Dance
ages 6-16
July 24-28, 2023
(517) 482-0668
510 West Ottawa, Lansing, MI 48933
Northfork Farms & Outback in Webberville offers day and overnight horse camp.
June – August
(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
16848 Towar Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823
Okemos Special Needs Day Camp provides children and adults with disabilities opportunities to experience local activities.
Will return in 2024
(517) 706-5020
2800 Jolly Rd, Okemos, MI 48864
Panther Camp at Our Savior Lutheran (Lansing) offering themed camps.
ages 3-13
June – August
*No Camp Week of July 3-7
(517) 882-3550 ext. 108
Sigh Studio is offering immersive and engaging in-person learning opportunities this summer at the Lake Lansing Bandshell in Haslett.
ages 5-14
1621 Pike St, Haslett, MI 48840
*Please note: Lake Lansing Park is a county park and there is a per vehicle entrance fee year-round of $3 for Ingham County residents and $5 for non-residents seven days a week at Burchfield Park, Hawk Island, Lake Lansing Park-North, and Lake Lansing Park-South. There is no charge to simply drop your student off.
Sundance Riding Stables offers horse camps during the summer.
June – August
(517) 627-5500
9250 Nixon Rd, Grand Ledge, MI 48837
Sweet Encounters Kids’ Culinary Academy in Lansing offers themed cooking camps.
ages 7+
June – August
(517) 730-5005
300 S. Washington Squares, Lansing, MI 48933 (inside the Knapp Building)
Twisted Trail Stables Day Camp
June – August
(517) 213-1229
6270 Steele Hwy, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827

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.
Interlochen Arts Camp 2023: Music, Performing Arts & Film Camp – Visual arts, creative writing, visual arts, interdisciplinary arts, dance, theater and film.
ages 8-18
June – August
(231) 276-7200
4000 J Maddy Parkway, Interlochen, MI 49643 
Kalamazoo Kids has done the work for us and found fun and safe options for overnight camps.

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:

Fenner Nature Center offers scholarships.
Fill out this form to apply.
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.

Summer Camp Plans in Lansing 2023

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 2023 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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