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Enrichment Camps

Online registration for Summer Camp 2022
is OPEN!

Summer Camp 2022 will be in-person

and the AAPS Covid-19 Health and Safety Protocols will be followed. 

Please note: Scholarship recipients will need to call 734.994.2300 x0 for assistance with registration.

Due to the small size of camp and the popularity of summer camps, many weeks fill quickly. You have the option to register for the waitlist in case a spot becomes available due to a cancellation of an enrolled camper. Rec & Ed staff will begin processing waitlist registrations mid-April.

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NEW! A2 Nature Guardians

June 13 - June 17
9:00AM - 4:00PM
FULL DAY CAMP

Ages: 7-10.

Ready for a week full of exciting outdoor adventures? Want to help beautify and protect your environment? Join forces with Freeman Environmental Education Center staff to become a hero of your community by designing and installing a native plant garden while cultivating an awareness of nature's fiercest foes. Hands-on activities will include digging, composting, planting, hiking, scavenger hunts, building and playing nature-based board games, creating “wild” art, and much more! See how knowledge, bravery, and action can help save our planet and make you Ann Arbor's greatest nature guardians!

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5 Continents in 5 Days

June 20 - June 24
9:00AM - 4:00PM
FULL DAY CAMP

Ages: 5-7. 

The feeling of belonging and making human connections that's what this camp is all about. Each day we will explore one country on one continent. Dive into the life of a child from that country by learning a little of their language, the foods they eat, the way they dress, their beliefs, how and where they might live, and even how a school day might look for that child.

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5 Continents in 5 Days

June 20 - June 24
9:00AM - 4:00PM
FULL DAY CAMP

Ages: 8-10. 

The feeling of belonging and making human connections that's what this camp is all about. Each day we will explore one country on one continent. Dive into the life of a child from that country by learning a little of their language, the foods they eat, the way they dress, their beliefs, how and where they might live, and even how a school day might look for that child.

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Twin Knights Chess Camp

June 20 - June 24
1:00PM - 4:00PM
HALF DAY PM CAMP

Ages: 7-13. 

Twin Knights Chess camp is for kids who have never played, those who have had some instruction and those who are familiar with the rules and some tactics. Campers will learn chess history, etiquette, piece movement, relative values of the pieces, common opening moves, middlegame and endgame strategies and tactics. They will practice under tournament conditions, analyze games of famous players, solve puzzles and have fun with playing bughouse. There will be trophies and other prizes.

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NEW! A2 Nature Guardians

June 27 - July 1
9:00AM - 4:00PM
FULL DAY CAMP

Ages: 7-10.

Ready for a week full of exciting outdoor adventures? Want to help beautify and protect your environment? Join forces with Freeman Environmental Education Center staff to become a hero of your community by designing and installing a rain garden while cultivating an awareness of nature's fiercest foes. Hands-on activities will include digging, composting, planting, hiking, scavenger hunts, building and playing nature-based board games, creating “wild” art, and much more! See how knowledge, bravery, and action can help save our planet and make you Ann Arbor's greatest nature guardians!

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All About Animals

June 27 - July 1
9:00AM - 4:00PM
FULL DAY CAMP

Ages: 5-7. 

Do you really like animals, and are curious to know more about them? Research all kinds of animals, from common house pets to rare and endangered species. Learn how they live, and understand the important work that they do. Choose your favorite animal and create a habitat they'd love to roam. Experience virtual visits to some of the best zoos in the world. You’re sure to love our animal trivia, games and crafts as well!

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All About Animals

June 27 - July 1
9:00AM - 4:00PM
FULL DAY CAMP

Ages: 8-10. 

Do you really like animals, and are curious to know more about them? Research all kinds of animals, from common house pets to rare and endangered species. Learn how they live, and understand the important work that they do. Choose your favorite animal and create a habitat they'd love to roam. Experience virtual visits to some of the best zoos in the world. You’re sure to love our animal trivia, games and crafts as well!

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Twin Knights Chess Camp

June 27 - July 1
9:00AM - NOON
HALF DAY AM CAMP

Ages: 7-13. 

Twin Knights Chess camp is for kids who have never played, those who have had some instruction and those who are familiar with the rules and some tactics. Campers will learn chess history, etiquette, piece movement, relative values of the pieces, common opening moves, middlegame and endgame strategies and tactics. They will practice under tournament conditions, analyze games of famous players, solve puzzles and have fun with playing bughouse. There will be trophies and other prizes.

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Twin Knights Chess Camp

July 5 - July 8
9:00AM - NOON
HALF DAY AM CAMP

Ages: 7-13. 

Twin Knights Chess camp is for kids who have never played, those who have had some instruction and those who are familiar with the rules and some tactics. Campers will learn chess history, etiquette, piece movement, relative values of the pieces, common opening moves, middlegame and endgame strategies and tactics. They will practice under tournament conditions, analyze games of famous players, solve puzzles and have fun with playing bughouse. There will be trophies and other prizes.

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NEW! Pirate Adventure Camp

July 11 - July 15
9:00AM - 4:00PM
FULL DAY CAMP

Ages: 5-7. 

Ahoy, me Hearties! Polly the parrot invites you and your shipmates to hoist the sails and batten down the hatches as you explore the Caribbean to search for lost treasure of jewels and gold. Along the voyage, you'll hear fantastical stories of old, tell corny pirate jokes, play games of marksmanship, and create your very own telescope and compass. You'll also learn about popular pirate slang and fashion - we'll have you lookin' and talkin' like a pirate faster than you can say, "Shiver me timbers!" So, pull up yer bootstraps and join us for a swashbucklin' good time!

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NEW! Pirate Adventure Camp

July 11 - July 15
9:00AM - 4:00PM
FULL DAY CAMP

Ages: 8-10. 

Ahoy, me Hearties! Polly the parrot invites you and your shipmates to hoist the sails and batten down the hatches as you explore the Caribbean to search for lost treasure of jewels and gold. Along the voyage, you'll hear fantastical stories of old, tell corny pirate jokes, play games of marksmanship, and create your very own telescope and compass. You'll also learn about popular pirate slang and fashion - we'll have you lookin' and talkin' like a pirate faster than you can say, "Shiver me timbers!" So, pull up yer bootstraps and join us for a swashbucklin' good time!

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Pokemon Camp

July 18 - July 22
9:00AM - 4:00PM
FULL DAY CAMP

Ages: 5-8. 

The best Pokémon trainers have to start somewhere. Learn the differences between various types of Pokémon, trade cards with fellow trainers, and learn how to design your own Pokémon cards. Campers will show off your skills and knowledge in our “Catch Em All Tournament” at the end of the week!

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Pokemon Camp

July 18 - July 22
9:00AM - 4:00PM
FULL DAY CAMP

Ages: 9-12. 

The best Pokémon trainers have to start somewhere. Learn the differences between various types of Pokémon, trade cards with fellow trainers, and learn how to design your own Pokémon cards. Campers will show off your skills and knowledge in our “Catch Em All Tournament” at the end of the week!

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Twin Knights Chess Camp

July 18 - July 22
1:00PM - 4:00PM
HALF DAY PM CAMP

Ages: 7-13. 

Twin Knights Chess camp is for kids who have never played, those who have had some instruction and those who are familiar with the rules and some tactics. Campers will learn chess history, etiquette, piece movement, relative values of the pieces, common opening moves, middlegame and endgame strategies and tactics. They will practice under tournament conditions, analyze games of famous players, solve puzzles and have fun with playing bughouse. There will be trophies and other prizes.

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Harry Potter Camp

July 25 - July 29
9:00AM - 4:00PM
FULL DAY CAMP

Ages: 5-8. 

Ever wonder if you would be in Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, or Slytherin? Curious about your Patronus? Come join us in the wondrous world of Harry Potter. All week magic will come to life as we test our wand-waving, spell-casting and potion-making abilities. Climb aboard the Hogwarts express this summer to be transported to a world like no other!

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Harry Potter Camp

July 25 - July 29
9:00AM - 4:00PM
FULL DAY CAMP

Ages: 9-12. 

Ever wonder if you would be in Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, or Slytherin? Curious about your Patronus? Come join us in the wondrous world of Harry Potter. All week magic will come to life as we test our wand-waving, spell-casting and potion-making abilities. Climb aboard the Hogwarts express this summer to be transported to a world like no other!

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NEW! Camp TV
Lights, Camera, Action

July 25 - July 29
9:00AM - 4:00PM
FULL DAY CAMP

Ages: 11-15.

Learn how to produce, direct and make TV. We will identify and produce a concept for TV Promos/PSAs. Learn how to write scripts, be on-air talent, run in-the-field video cameras, understand lighting techniques, and more. Equipment provided by CTN. All participants' final work will be on CTN Cable TV and YouTube channel.

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Buggin' Out Jr.
Entomologist Camp

August 1 - August 5
9:00AM - 4:00PM
FULL DAY CAMP

Ages: 5-7. 

Did you know that insects make up more than 90 percent of all living things on the planet? In this camp, you can learn what it’s like to be an entomologist, go on exciting bug hunts, create a bug observation jar, and play fun bug-themed games. You will also design bugs from your own imagination and learn about beekeepers and scientists. We’ll be “buggin’ out” all week long! 

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Biz Kids Camp

August 1 - August 5
9:00AM - 4:00PM
FULL DAY CAMP

Ages: 8-10. 

Have you ever dreamed of creating a new product or service and running your own business? Or have you envisioned how an existing product can be improved? Collaborate with other campers to name your business, design your logo, develop your product or service, and learn about “best practices” regarding inventory, budgets, customers, and marketing. Meet local small business owners too! On the last day of camp, you’ll show off your product or service to our "Minnow Tank" investors.

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NEW! Camp TV
Lights, Camera, Action

August 8 - August 12
9:00AM - 4:00PM
FULL DAY CAMP

Ages: 11-15.

Learn how to produce, direct and make TV. We will identify and produce a concept for TV Promos/PSAs. Learn how to write scripts, be on-air talent, run in-the-field video cameras, understand lighting techniques, and more. Equipment provided by CTN. All participants' final work will be on CTN Cable TV and YouTube channel