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Day Camps

Cranbrook Day Camp for Boys & Kingswood Day Camp for Girls

About Cranbrook Day Camps
For 88 seasons, Cranbrook Schools has offered recreational day camps for children. Campers explore Cranbrook's 319 acre campus of playing fields, woods, rivers, lakes, and gardens and enjoy traditional camp activities such as swimming* (in the beautiful Williams Natatorium), sports, crafts, drama, arts and sciences. Each camp gears its program toward activities designed to develop age appropriate individual skills. Diversity is celebrated and personal talents are nurtured by exploring a wide variety of unique cultural, educational and enrichment activities.

Camp Organization
Our camps are organized into age and skill appropriate groups, which provide campers with small counselor-to-camper ratios. Campers spend as much time outdoors as the weather will permit. On occasion, individual camps offer optional field trips to the Detroit Zoo, area water parks, Cranbrook Institute of Science, or similar exciting activities.

Building Confidence
As our campers increase in confidence, skills and age, activities like archery and canoeing provide opportunities for growth. Tennis, softball, lacrosse, volleyball, and soccer instruction emphasize cooperative team efforts while encouraging individual challenge. Theater and dance activities add variety to camp programs and all campers share frequent exploration of Cranbrook's historic campus.

What about lunch?
Campers are encouraged to bring plenty of healthful foods for lunch to provide energy for an active day at camp. Water will be provided at mealtime and at the athletic fields.

Brookside & Brookside Tots Day Camps for Boys and Girls

Summer Camps for Preschoolers
The fun never stops at Brookside & Brookside Tots Day Camps! Our youngest camps offer activities like arts and crafts or rhythmic movement, which encourage self-expression and creative diversity while developing coordination and muscle skills. Games instill sportsmanship; and activities nurture the full development of each child's health, happiness and skills. Brookside Day Camp also swims regularly at the Williams Natatorium.
How old is “old enough” for a summer camp?
Brookside Tots is for the preschool camper ready to spend a few hours away from Mom and Dad. Designed to run simultaneously but separately from our Brookside Day Camp, this active hands-on program will surely delight your three- to four-year-old children. Each week is filled with engaging age-appropriate crafts, nature activities, short walks on the historic Cranbrook grounds, story and puppet time, music and rhythm activities, playground time, games and sport skills.  Social interactions and cooperation are stressed, as campers practice following directions, sharing, and safe play behaviors. A higher staff-to-camper ratio in this program assures that even first-time campers feel secure and cared for while exploring a safe and nurturing, fun filled environment.
Note: Children MUST be fully potty-trained to participate in the Brookside Tots program.

Program Costs
  • Full Session (Six Weeks): Brookside, Cranbrook, Kingswood: $1,595
  • Two-Week Session: Brookside $560
  • Three-Week Session: Cranbrook or Kingswood $840
  • Weekly Sessions: Brookside, Cranbrook, Kingswood: $330 (Week 2: July 5-8, 2016 @ $300)
  • Brookside Tots:Full (Six-week) Session (am or pm) $795, 2-Week Session (am or pm) $280, Weekly Session: (am or pm) $170 (Week 2: July 5-8, 2016 @ $155) 

Contact the Special & Summer Programs office for further information at 248.645.3674 or e-mail

*Due to scheduled maintenance, the pool will be unavailable beginning July 27, 2016 until the end of the camp season. Ice skating and other activities will be offered during this time.

Rush Enrollment Fee of $35 per camper
added after May 31, 2016.

Camp Cancellation Policy


Dates & Times

All Camps
Full session:
 June 27 - August 5, 2016
Weekly sessions:
Week 1: June 27 - July 1, 2016
Week 2: July 5 - July 8, 2016*
Week 3: July 11 - July 15, 2016
Week 4: July 18 - July 22, 2016
Week 5: July 25- July 29, 2016
Week 6: August 1 - August 5, 2016

Brookside Tots Day Camp
for Boys and Girls
ages 3-4
AM: 9:15 am-12:00 pm
PM: 12:30pm-3:15 pm
First session: 
 June 27 - July 8, 2016*
Second session: 
 July 11 - July 22, 2016
Third session: 
 July 25 - August 5, 2016

Brookside Day Camp
for Boys and Girls
ages 5 and 6
8:45 am - 2:45 pm
 First session: 
 June 27 - July 8, 2016*
Second session: 
 July 11 - July 22, 2016
Third session: 
 July 25 - August 5, 2016
Cranbrook Day Camp
for Boys ages 7-14
 8:45 am - 2:45 pm
Kingswood Day Camp
for Girls ages 7-14

9:00 am - 3:00 pm
First session:
June 27 - July 15, 2016*
Second session:
July 18 - August 5, 2016

* No camp July 4, 2016

Cranbrook Schools

·39221 Woodward ·Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304
Cranbrook Educational Community admits students and makes its services, activities, and education programs available to students without regard to sex, race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected status as required by state or federal law.

Cranbrook Schools is a private college prep boarding school located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, near Detroit, consisting of three schools; an elementary school with a private preschool, a single gender middle school with a distinct boys middle school and girls middle school, along with a co-ed college prep private boarding high school. Cranbrook is regarded as one of the top private schools in Michigan. Many of Cranbrook’s students attend top universities and colleges.

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