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Detroit Parks & Rec Host 10 Locations for Summer Camp

Sign your littles up for the “Best Summer Ever” at the Detroit Parks and Recreation’s 8 Week Summer Camp! Check out the activities, details and locations for the 2020 summer camps in Detroit.


If you’re debating whether or not to send your kids to camp this summer, here are five reasons why children should attend summer camp:


  • ADVENTURE: Summer camp is all about a wide variety of fun, adventure, storytelling, and joke-filled days spent with new friends.
  • HEALTHY FUN: Camps offer fun, stimulating activities that engage the body and mind by encouraging active lifestyles and nutrition with healthy snacks.
  • PERSONAL GROWTH: While being away from the routine at home, youth have a chance to learn new skills, and develop confidence and independence by taking on new responsibilities and challenges.
  • NEW FRIENDSHIPS: Amidst the fun of camp games and activities. Camp offers a unique opportunity for youth to branch out and be more socially confident.
  • MEMORIES: Summer camp is an unforgettable experience. It’s a time of discovery and self-improvement that stays with each child throughout their lives.


If you’re looking for a camp to send your kids to this summer the City of Detroit Parks & Recreation Division (DPRD) is hosting an 8 week camp program at 10 Detroit’s recreation centers. The DPRD Summer Camp offers programs that help to nurture and develop kids with unique experiences and ensure they remain active, healthy, and keep a strong academic foundation during the summer months.


Camp season begins Monday, June 22 and ends on Friday, August 14, 2020. The cost is $425 for residents and $475 for non-residents. Scholarships are available for those who qualify. Camp programs will offer youth a variety of experiences including field trips to amusement parks, fun on-site activities including athletics and chances to explore the outdoors, meet new friends, discover new interests and create memories that last a lifetime.


Camp activities are offered Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. for youth, ages 6 – 12, at the following locations:



Early exposure for ages 3-5 is available at Adams Butzel Complex, Clemente, Heilmann, Young, and Williams recreation centers. Adjusted pricing is available at Farwell only.


For more information about Detroit Parks & Recreation Summer Camp program, call 313-224-1100.


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Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..

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