Youth Multi-sports Camp

Our Youth Multi-Sports Camp is designed to introduce younger campers to a variety of sports by incorporating basic sport skills and equipment into modified age-appropriate games and activities that are lots of fun. Imaginations are captured while children improve coordination, balance, strength, eye-hand coordination and agility. Emphasis is on personal skill development so campers are grouped with others of similar age and skills, while collaborative activities stress team participation in an inclusive atmosphere.

Camp Details

(coed, ages 5-10)

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2018.
To be added to the notification list, send a blank email to summer@cranbrook.edu with subject: REMINDER

The camp will be broken into two divisions by age (5-7) and (8-10). Each day campers participate in a wide variety of athletic activities and sports such as soccer, lacrosse, basketball, flag-football (no physical contact), floor hockey, and softball. Open swim in included two days a week. Our experienced staff will guide each camper to expand their personal development, athletic skills and knowledge of various sports according to each individual’s abilities, regardless of previous athletic experience. Personal best, team participation and sportsmanship are stressed in a fun and active environment.

Open Swim
Campers swim twice a week at Cranbrook's Williams NatatoriumSwim tests are conducted on the first day. Campers who fail or prefer not to take the test are supplied with life jackets and remain in the shallow end of the pool. Campers are allowed to retake the test at any time. The Natatorium staff include a certified pool manager, certified lifeguards, and our trained camp staff who serve as lookouts. 2019 Update: Swimming is available all weeks of camp.

Lunch, Snacks, and Allergies
Lunches and snacks are included in tuition and are provided by Chartwells Dining Services. They are a nut-free organization who cater Cranbrook Schools’ meals during the academic year. Menus are provided in the Parent Welcome Packet and Document Center. Special arrangements can be made for campers with food allergies. Lunches are served in the Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School - Cranbrook Dining Hall.

Extended Care, Transportation Service, and Swim Lessons
  • Extended Care offers activities, games, and open time outside and in the gym as early as 7AM and as late as 6PM. Afternoon care includes a snack. Extended Care is located at Cranbrook Lower School Brookside. Campers are bused to/from camp each day. Extended Care is also a nice option for families with multiple children attending more than one of our camps to reduce the number of pick up points; parents/guardians simply pick up and drop off all children attending Extended Care at Brookside.
  • Transportation Service is available to shuttle campers to and from specific stops in Birmingham (8:10 AM / 3:45 PM), Rochester Hills (7:45 AM / 3:45 PM), Royal Oak (7:50 AM / 4:05 PM), Troy (8:10 AM / 4:10 PM), and West Bloomfield (7:45 AM / 3:45 PM). Campers not picked up in time will be transported to Extended Care.
  • Swim Lessons are offered for Grades 1-5 as group lessons by the week after the camp day and last 35 minutes. Campers are picked up at Cranbrook's Williams Natatorium
  • These options can be combined to meet your needs. For example, you can choose the morning Transportation Service and afternoon Extended Care.
  • Logistical information for these additional options will be provided in the Parent Welcome Packet closer to the start of camp.
Communication & Photos
Parents/guardians are emailed a newsletter each week that includes a recap from the prior week, highlights for the following week, field trip information, updated group lists, lunch and snack menus, and merchandise available for sale. Daily camp photos are taken and posted in the Photo Gallery to view, post, and purchase.

Staff, Training, and Accreditation
The camp includes a Director, Assistant Director, Instructors, and Counselors. Each divisional group has counselors who remain with the campers throughout the day and take them to each of the instructional areas. All staff are trained by the Director of Special and Summer Programs, the Camp Nurses, Public Safety, and other internal departments. The camp is accredited by the American Camp Association to ensure the highest standards in safety, training, and programming. Staff are offered annual professional development and certification. The camp is also licensed through the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

Tuition and Fees
  • Tuition: Full (4 Weeks) $1410, Half (2 Weeks) $700, Partial (1 Week) $395
  • Fees: Rush Enrollment if within 21 days prior to start of session $35
  • Discounts: Early Enrollment by April 1 ($50/Full; $25/Half; use code WEB19), Additional Sessions ($40 each)
  • Includes: Lunch, AM/PM Snacks, Camp T-shirt
  • Options: Extended Care ($75/week AM, $95/week PM), Transportation Service ($45/way/week), Swim Lessons ($75/week), Monthly Payment Plan (free)
For more information on the Schools’ camps, request information or contact Special and Summer Programs at summer@cranbrook.edu or (248) 645-3674.

Dates, Times & Locations

Meet Your Coach!

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  • Mat Wilson

    Mat coaches the varsity boys lacrosse team which captured the MHSAA Division 2 State Championship in 2013 and 2015. Under his coaching and mentorship, members of the lacrosse team have gone on to play at Duke, Notre Dame, Marquette, Wesleyan and Wheaton.

    In 2005 Mat graduated from Georgetown University with a BA in History and a minor in English. Mat was a member of the Georgetown Lacrosse team, appearing in 32 games for the Hoyas. During the 2002, 2003 and 2005 seasons Georgetown was ranked as high as #3 in division 1 college lacrosse, playing in four consecutive NCAA quarterfinals.

Contact Us

PO Box 801
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
(248) 645-3000