Day Camps


Cranbrook Camp

Cranbrook campers enjoy a rotating schedule of activities throughout the week including arts & crafts, science, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, swimming in Williams Natatorium, and various other indoor and outdoor activities. Cranbrook Day Camp offers an opportunity for boys to act and learn to react in different social settings and situations. Our camp motto, chanted each morning, is Be Kind, Show Respect, and Achieve Good Character.

About the Camp

est. 1928
(boys, grades 2-9)

Field Trips & Late Nights
Campers may choose to attend field trips during the middle four weeks of camp. In 2017, field trips included C.J. Barrymore's, Sky Zone, Waterford Lanes, and Waterford Oaks. During the third and fifth week, campers ages 9+ are offered to attend Late Night. The evening starts with basketball, soccer, kickball, and a Jimmy John's dinner followed by a field trip to Zap Zone (or the like) and Custard Corner. Field Trips and Late Nights are additional fees and are added to the registration portal for purchase during camp. Campers wishing not to participate remain at camp and enjoy normally scheduled activities.

Ages, Groups, and Buddy Requests
Campers are divided into age appropriate nations and tribes. Buddy requests are considered in order received and fulfilled as best as possible. Nations and tribes are emailed to parents/guardians the week prior to camp.

  • Dakota Nation: Chippewa, Apache, Erie tribes (6-8 yrs)
  • Blackfoot Nation: Mohawk, Seneca, Oneida tribes (9-10 yrs)
  • Sioux Nation: Algonquin, Cherokee, Miami tribes (11+ yrs)

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.

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. Extended Care is located at Cranbrook Lower School Brookside. Campers are bused between Extended Care and camp each day. 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 DireBus Service, Extended Care, Payment Plan, Camp Merchandisector, 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 licensed 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; baseball cap; 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

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Cranbrook Kingswood Middle School for Boys

*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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