Camps & Public Programs
Day Camps

Brookside Camp

Brookside campers enjoy both recreation and instruction. Each morning, campers and staff start by singing the morning cheer. Campers then begin a day full of fun and enriching activities, including music, art, science, nature, sports, movement, and drama. Using a rotating schedule, activates span across the week. Science and nature includes nature walks around Cranbrook’s historic campus. Campers enjoy the playground and go swimming every day. Each week has a theme, such as Animals, Wacky Week, When I Grow Up, Science, Earth, and Nature. Social interactions and cooperation are stressed, as campers practice following directions, sharing, and safe play behaviors. Games instill sportsmanship and activities nurture the full development of each child’s health, happiness and skills.

About the Camp

(coed, grades K-2)

Ages, Groups, and Buddy Requests
Campers are assigned to one of the following groups: Lions, Tigers, Giraffes, Zebras, Elephants, Cheetahs, Penguins, and Bears. Campers are divided into age appropriate groups. Buddy requests are considered in order received and fulfilled as best as possible. Groups are emailed to parents/guardians the week prior to 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 caters Cranbrook Schools’ meals during the academic year. Menus are provided in the Parent Welcome Packet. Special arrangements can be made for campers with food allergies. Brookside lunches are served family style.

Extended Care & Bus Service
Designed to support the needs of busy parents, campers engage in group games, snacks, and time outside as early as 7AM and as late as 6PM. Bus Service is also available to shuttle campers from pick-up points in the metro area before and after camp. Additional fees apply; see fee schedule below.

Communication & Photos
Parents/guardians are emailed each week with weekly newsletters that include a recap from the prior week, highlights for the following week, field trip information, updated groups, lunch and snack menus, camp photos, and merchandise available for sale.

Staff, Training, and Accreditation
The camp includes a Director, Assistant Directors, Office Administrators, Instructors, and Counselors. Each tribe has one or two 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 license through the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition: To be announced
Fees: To be announced
Discounts: To be announced
Includes: Camp t-shirt; lunch; AM/PM snacks
Extras: $15-30 per Field Trip; $75 per Late Night
Options: Bus Service, Extended Care, Payment Plan, Camp Merchandise
For more information on the Schools’ camps, request information or contact Special and Summer Programs at or (248) 645-3674.

Dates, Times & Locations

Session Dates
Week 1: June 26 - June 30, 2017
Week 2: July 3 - July 7, 2017*
Week 3: July 10 - July 14, 2017
Week 4: July 17 - July 21, 2017
Week 5: July 24 - July 28, 2017
Week 6: July 31 - August 4, 2017

Cranbrook Lower School Brookside

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

*No camp July 4, 2017

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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