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Summer Camp Guide for Royal Oak

Enrollment is starting soon for many summer camps. Here's a selection of summer camps in Royal Oak.

With the choice and variety of summer camps available in southeastern Michigan in 2014, boredom won't be an option.

Whether you're looking for an all-around experience or a more focused camp, this list features a few in our town.

Name: Salvation Army Summer Day Camp
Type of camp: General activities for boys and girls entering first grade up to age 12. 
Cost: $100 a week for the 10 a.m.-3 p.m. session. Latchkey is offered 7-10 a.m. and/or 3-6 p.m. for an additional fee.
Where: 3015 N. Main St.
When: Weekly sessions June 16 to Aug. 15
Deadline for registration: Call 248-585-5600 to check for openings.
Details: Each week the children's activities will include swimming, arts & crafts, special events, and field trips.  Each camper is responsible to bring a cold lunch with them each day. 

Name: Camp Invention
Type of camp: A summer enrichment camp for grades 1-6 
Cost: $220; online cost $215
Where: Addams Elementary School
When: July 21-25 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  
Details: This program promises to immerse children in a week-long experience where they discover creativity and inventiveness through hands-on, creative problem solving activities. 

Name: Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music
Type of camp: Music
Cost: $599 to $1,999
Where: 1109 S. Washington
When: Three different sessions, from June 16 to Aug. 15
Deadline for registration: Call 888-988-ROCK for more information.
Details: The three-week Touring Camp includes an overnight tour! Along the way, participants will be able to play in a band, meet industry professionals, record in a studio and shoot a music video. 

Name: Safari Zoo Camp
Type of camp: Nature
Cost: Varies between single half days and weeklong half-day programs as well as member status
Where: Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Rd.
When: June 23 to Aug. 15
Deadline for registration: Registration is available until camps are full.
Details: There’s plenty of nature and animal-related camps for many different age groups, ranging from 4-12. Some include overnight stays. Early Bird (7:30-9 a.m.) or Late Owl (4-5:30 p.m.) child care is offered for as many days as you need during the week. Cost is $5 for each morning or afternoon.
For more information: Call 248-541-5717 or visit the zoo's camp website.

Name: South Oakland Family YMCA Day Camp
Type of camp: General variety
Cost: $150-$190 per week, depending on age of child and Y membership status, plus $25 registration fee per family. Siblings receive 10 percent discount when registering in person at the Y.
Where: South Oakland Family YMCA, 1016 W. 11 Mile Rd. 
When:  June 9-Aug. 29, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Before (7-9 a.m.) and after care (4-6 p.m.) are available at no additional charge.
Deadline for registration: Registration is available until camps are full.
Details: Camps available for kids 3-15 years old. Featured activities include swimming, field trips, archery, arts, canoeing , singing songs, rock climbing an more.
For more information:  Call 248-547-0030 or visit the YMCA website

Did we miss a Royal Oak camp? Let us know in the comments.

Lmabes February 26, 2014 at 06:27 PM
Love the Summer day camp at the Y! Great staff and tons of stuff for the kids to do!

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