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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
*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.