Elementary school children happy playing basketball at school.

Spring Break is the first week of April. If you need somewhere to send your littles, here are some ideas.


Spring Break Science Camp @ Michigan Science Center, Detroit
April 2 – 6 / 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Grades: 1 – 6
Join us for our Spring Break Camp and explore the Michigan Science Center. We will learn about simple machines, magnets, how buildings are constructed, and much much more. We will put our Engineering Design practices to the test with fun, new activities every day!

Cost: $280


Spring Break Art Days @ Cranbrook Art Museum, West Bloomfield
April 2 – 6 / 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (9:00 am – 11:00 am for mini day)
Grades: 1 – 4
Spring Break Art Days offer a fun, creative, open environment to create and explore art and design using Cranbrook’s amazing collections!
Each day focuses on a different theme and cross-disciplinary, hands-on projects.
Cost: $75 for non members, $65 for ArtMembers
Half mini Days (Ages 4-5): $40 for non members, $35 for ArtMembers


BBAC Spring Break Camp @Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham
April 2 – 6 / 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Grades: 1 – 12
There are sessions for children ages 2-4 with an adult. “Spring Break Art Camp” is for Grades 1-5. For Grades 6-12, there are workshops – Metals, Drawing & Wheel-Throwing.
Cost: $323 for Guests, $283 for members


Pistons Academy Spring Break Basketball Camps @ Franklin Athletic Club, Southfield
April 2 – 6 / 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Ages: 8 – 13
This camp will focus on staying active over break by teaching the fundamental skills of basketball. Each day will incorporate new skills and technique to help improve basketball skills and awareness. Players will play games and take part in fun and exciting contests.  All skill levels are welcome. Pre/Post Care available for a small fee.
Cost: $220 for the week


Pistons Academy Spring Break Basketball Camps @ Covington School, Birmingham
April 3- 6 / 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Ages: 8 – 13
Welcome back to the Pistons Academy Camp! Students may attend KidsClub (open play opportunities) before and after the program – included in fee. Four days of hoops is guaranteed to be packed with thrills and excitement! On the first day, campers will participate in the “Pistons Combine.” After the combine, we will develop a tailored format to match instruction with the group needs of the camp. In the morning hours, players will be introduced to offensive and defensive philosophies to help prepare them for competitive play. Games and contests will take place each day after lunch.  Camp will conclude with a brief awards ceremony on Friday.
Cost: $226 for the week


Downriver Y Spring Break Camp @ Downriver Family YMCA, Taylor
April 2 – 6 / 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ages: 5 – 12
When school is out, fun is in at the Y. When you sign up for Break Camp, you can trust that your child is in a safe, engaging environment while participating in enriching activities. Most week-long school break camps include a weekly field trip.
Cost: $40 per day or $180 for the week


Stage Nature Center Spring Break Days @ Stage Nature Center, Troy
April 4 & 5 / 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ages: 6 – 11
Visit the forests and meadows looking for animals, signs of animal activity and new plant growth. Each day will include fun interactive games, activities, explorations and crafts. Children will use observation tools as they discover what’s happening outdoors. Camp is held rain or shine. Bring a sack lunch each day. Beverages and snacks included.
Cost: $90 for non members, $80 for members


Spring Break Camp @ Waterford Parks and Rec, Waterford
April 3 – 6 / 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ages: 6-11
The kids have no school? No problem! Join us at the Waterford Parks and Recreation Department for fun activities, great games, and much more! Children need to bring a packed lunch each day. Camp drop-off is at Hess-Hathaway Park, 825 S. Williams Lake Road. Before and after care is available.
Cost: $35 per day for Waterford Residents and $40 per day for Non-Residents


Mike’s Pro Soccer Camp @ High Velocity Sports, Canton
April 2 – 6 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm  (Before and After Care Available through HVS)
Ages: 6 – 17
Geared for more advanced players, Miki’s Pro Soccer Camp combines the best training techniques from around the world. Miki’s proven approach allows players of all ages to take their game to the next level. Players are challenged to focus on details of the game and given drills they can work on at home to continually improve their game. The camp focuses on four areas of player development: Speed & Agility, Ball Control, Shooting, and Passing.
Cost: $30/day or $135 for the week


School Break Day Camp @ Metro United Karate, Livonia 
April 2 – 6 / 7:30am – 5:00pm
Ages: 6 – 13
Metro United will be hosting all day Spring Break day camps from  with structured activities, daily themes, physical education, arts & crafts, academics, games & field trips all included in the tuition! There is a daily reading log requirement and daily themes will range from goal setting to bully prevention. Students will enjoy indoor sports such as basketball, floor hockey and martial arts. Games such as Nerf Wars, dodgeball and academics to be completed via worksheet, computer or tablet.
Cost: Reserve your entire week for as low as $125. Part-time 3-days for $105 or drop in at $45/day.


School Break Camp at Franklin Athletic Club @ Franklin Athletic Club, Franklin
April 2 – 6 / 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ages: 2 – 12
What better way is there to spend your time away from school than at Franklin Athletic Club? Join us for an exciting day of games, swimming, tennis, and so much more! Bring a lunch or $5, two peanut free healthy snacks, a water bottle, swimsuit, and a great big smile!
Cost: $75 per day, $310 per week for non members, $65 per day, $260 per week for members. Discounted rates available for early registration.


Robot Garage 1-Day Camp @ Birmingham Robot Garage, Birmingham
April 2 – 6 / 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Grades: K – 8
This 1-day camp provides a fun, educational day of programming and building robots. Kids work on different projects depending on their age, ranging from WeDo robotics to Mindstorms robotics. A typical day includes 3 to 4 different workshops.  No experience necessary.
Monday- Video Game Design Camp
Tuesday- Robot Camp
Thursday- Video Game Design Camp
Friday- Robot Camp
Cost: $75 per day / members save 10%


Spring Break Camp @ Michigan Acaddemy of Gymnastics, Westland
March 30 – April 6 / 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 
Grades: 3 – 14
Kids can come and enjoy a fun-filled day of gymnastics, games, and crafts! Full and part-time options. R and rush-hour child care is also available.
Cost: Full day: $55 per day/ $250 per week (Late Registrations: $60 per day). Half day: $30 per day/ $135 per week (Late Registrations: $35 per day)


Troy Gymnastics Spring Break Camp @ Troy Gymnastics, Troy
April 2 – 6 / 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
No School? Drop the kids off at TG’s day camps! We offer Half day options for 3-12 years old or a Full day option for 4-12 years old. A fun-filled day of gymnastics and games!  We will have a blast!!!
Cost: $65 per day, $35 per half day


Spring Break Camp @ Patton Recreation Center, Detroit
April 2 – 6 / 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Ages: 6 – 12
Includes gym activities, crafts, trips and much more!!!
Call 313-628-200 for more information
Cost: $50 per child


Spring Break Camp @ New Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, Detroit
April 2 – 6
Ages: 5 – 14
O​ur camps are for youth who are interested in dance, music, visual arts, drawing, reading and writing. From outdoor adventures, STEAM workshops, activities, games, and field trips- participants will have a BLAST! HOT breakfast, HOT lunch, and snacks provided. Latchkey available.  All camps offered are managed by certified teachers and licensed school administrators.
Cost: Free for Detroit Residents


Camp ‘Ology’ @Wint Nature Center, Clarkston
April 3 – 4
Ages: 5 – 14
Spend spring break at the nature center as we talk about multiple “ology” topics. We will study rocks and fossils with geology, look at animal droppings with scatology and maybe make up our own “ology.” Each day will be a new adventure with talks, activities, crafts and more. All supplies and snacks are included. Pre-registration with payment required.
Cost: $12 a day or $21 both days


Joe Dumars Break Week Camp @ Joe Dumars Fieldhouse, Shelby Township
April 2 – 4 / 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Grades: 1 – 9
The Joe Dumars Fieldhouse Spring Break Camps give participants an opportunity to get out of the house and stay active during their break. Our Basketball Camp covers the fundamentals of the game while mixing in a ton of fun competitions. Our Volleyball Camp will help everyone improve their game, whether you’re a beginner or have been playing for years.  Lunch will be provided for all campers.
Cost: $139 for 3 days


April Showers Camp @ Detroit Waldorf School, Detroit
April 2 – 6 / 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Grades: Pre-K – 8
We gladly offer this service to families when our school is closed for parent-teacher conferences, mid-winter break, and spring break. Invite the Rain by Building Rain Instruments, Prepare Tasty Bird Feeders, Make and Sail Puddle Boats, Seed Ball Building
Cost: $50 per day


Spring Break Farm Camp @ MSU Tollgate Farm, Novi
April 2 – 6 / 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Grades: 6 – 12
Every day at MSU Tollgate Spring Break Farm Camp is an exciting adventure as we move through daily themes to care for baby goats, hatch chicks, help with morning animal chores, take afternoon hikes in the woods, harvest early produce for nutritious Garden Kitchen snacks, engage in a creative week-long STEM project, and experience lots of real science and hands-on fun! A typical camp day will include making yummy and nutritious snacks, caring for our farm animals, sowing seeds in the garden, investigating the natural world of field, forest, and pond.
Cost: $300





Kerry Doman is the founder and CEO of LittleGuide Detroit and After 5 Detroit. She has lived downtown Detroit for 10+ years and still calls the city home with her husband and son. As a relatively new mom, she’s excited to explore downtown with her family and hopes you’ll enjoy doing the same!


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