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City Pulse Summer Camp Guide 2019


City of East Lansing

June 12- Aug. 23 >> Grades 1-5

The City of East Lansing hosts summer camp with weekly themes focusing on Science, Technology, Recreation, Entertainment, Arts and Math.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $30/day and one time $30 registration fee

East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Rd., East Lansing

(517) 333-2580, cityofeastlansing.com/874/Summer-Camps

Potter Park Zookambi

June 17 to Aug. 16 >> Grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-7, 8-12

Potter Park runs weekly series covering different topics based on grade levels from discovering personal spirit animals to studying animal ecology.

Morning classes 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Afternoon classes 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Full day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Half days: $105, Full days: $210. Discounts available for members.

Potter Park Zoo, 1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing

(517) 483-4222, potterparkzoo.org

Greater Lansing Ballet

From June 10 to Aug. 10, Greater Lansing Ballet offers a wide-range of summertime day classes for a variety of skill levels and ages. Full schedule and prices are available online.

15643 Old U.S. 27, Lansing, MI

(517) 575-6854, www.greaterlansingballet.com

Lansing Parks and Recreation

Lansing Parks and Recreation offers weekly themed courses split into two age levels with daily field trips. $30/Res, $55/Non-Res.


Foster Community Center, 200 N. Foster Ave., Lansing.

Gier Community Center, 2400 Hall St., Lansing.

Letts Center, 1220 W. Kalamazoo St., Lansing.

Lewton Elementary School, 2000 Lewton Place, Lansing.

Schmidt Southside Center, 5815 Wise Road, Lansing.

(517) 483-4277, lansingmi.gov/PARKS

Mystic Lake YMCA Camp

June 16-Aug.17 >> Ages 7-14

The Mystic Experience: Campers are placed in cabin groups within their age range and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities throughout the week. $525/one week.

June 16-Aug.17 >> Ages 6-14

Mini Camp: Ideal for first time overnight campers, Mini Camp lets children visit Mystic Lake Sunday to Wednesday with standard activities. $335/one week.

June 16-July 20, Aug. 4-17 >> Ages 10-14

Wrangler Camp: Campers spend the majority of their time at the riding stables developing their equestrian skills. $610/one week.

July 21-27 >> Ages 14-16

Ranch Camp (Advanced): Campers prepare their own breakfasts at the riding stables then ride all morning. They join the main camp activities in the afternoon and return to the ranch for evening trail rides or lessons. $630/week.

June 16-22 >> Ages 11-13

GOAL (Girls Outdoor Adventure and Leadership): This program will

include traditional camping aspects with a greater emphasis on teamwork, responsibility and growth.

$535/one week.

9505 W. Ludington Dr, Lake, MI

(517) 827-9650, lansingymca.org/mystic

University Lutheran Church

June 17 to 20 >> Grades 3 to 5

Summer Youth Music Camp

June 17 to 20 >> Grades 6 and older

Advanced Summer Youth Music Camp

2019 Youth Music Camp


​June 17-20, 2019

Summer Youth Music Camp (3rd to 5th grade)

Advanced Summer Youth Music Camp (6th Grade and older)

Choir, Recorder, Handbells,

​Choir Chimes and Sign Language will be offered. ​

$60 per student, $50 for each additional student in same family

Visit www.ulcel.org for more info

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum

Learn to see differently, rethink the familiar, and explore the endless possibilities of art-making every day at the MSU Broad Summer Art Camp! Camp meets for weekly sessions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

Inventing Our World:

Campers will explore ideas of sustainability in art, architecture, and invention.

Ages 6–8: June 24–28 and Aug. 5–9, Ages 9–11: July 8–12 and Aug. 12–16

Follow the Water:

Campers will explore water in our community, where it comes from and where it goes! Ages 6–8: July 15–19, Ages 9–11: July 29–Aug. 2


Campers will discover ways contemporary art addresses important issues like sustainability and renewable resources in our society.

Middle School: July 22–26

High School: June 17–21

For more information, visit broadmuseum.msu.edu/summerartcamp.

Lansing Art Gallery

Young artists will explore creative processes, techniques and materials with the guidance of trained artists. Runs June 10 to August 23. Open to all skill levels. Scholarships are available.

For more information, visit lansingartgallery.org/summer-art-camp

REACH Studio Art Center

REACH is offering seven weeks of 5-day, themed art camps with morning and afternoon sessions for 6-12 year olds.

Runs June 17-August 16.

For more information, visit reachstudioart.org/summer.

Impression 5 Museum

Learn about basic science in science-themed day camps! Weekly camps are available for the following age groups: 3-5, 5-6, 7-8, 9-11, & 11-14. Camps for 3-5 year olds are half-day camps; camps for 5-14 year olds are full-day camps.

Weeklong Cost: Ages 3 to 5: $105/$135, ages 5 to 11: $195/$255, ages 11 to 14: $195/$255. Single-Day Cost: Ages 5 to 11: $55/$70

Register for camps online at impression5.org/summer-labs-0 or by calling us at (517) 485-8116, ext. 132.

Fenner Nature Center

Fenner’s “Go Wild Day Camp” blends exciting games, art, scientific inquiry, and lots of outdoor discovery in ways that will inspire even the youngest naturalists!

2019 camp sessions will run from June 17-August 16. Half-day preschool camps are open to children ages 4-5 and run from 9am-12pm. Full day camps, from 9am-4pm, are open to children who have completed Kindergarten through 8th grade.

For prices and registration visit: mynaturecenter.org/programsevents/publicprograms/summercamps/

Ingham County Parks

Monday-Friday June 10 to August 16 >> Ages 5-12

9:00am to 4:00: $97.00 Resident of Ingham County / $110.00 Non-Resident. 7:30am to 5:30pm: $130.00 Resident of Ingham County / $145.00 Non-Resident. Campers can attend a maximum two sessions.

YMCA Day Camp

Adventure Camp: (Ages 10-13)

Children will participate in traditional camp activities such as climbing tower, zip line, archery, canoeing, arts and crafts, nature exploration, team building, and much more.

​From June 10, 2019 to Aug. 9

Weekdays ​9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Facility ​Camp Pa-Wa-Pi


Information Technology Empowerment Center, ITEC

ITEC offers six computer-themed classes for ages 14-18 that run from 9,

Digital Art (June 17-21), Video Game Design (June 24-28), Raspberry Pi (July 15-19), Digital Film (July 29-Aug.2), E-Sports 101 (Aug.12-16)

$295 per week, $325 for Raspberry Pi.

200 N. Foster Ave., Lansing, MI


All of Us Express Summer Camp

Children will work together to put on a small performance after a week of classes. Children will participate in favorites such as “Wizard of Oz,” “Alice in Wonderland” and “Snow White.” For a full schedule of performances, visit: allofuseexpress.org/summer-camps.

$155/ week

819 Abbot Rd., East Lansing

(517) 319-6957

RUHALA Performing Arts Center

5-Week Broadway Summer Camps for Children, Teens and Adults

Ages 5 - 11yrs: 9AM -11AM, Ages 12-18yrs: 2PM-5PM

Session 1: June 17 - July 18, Session2: July 22-Aug. 22

Mondays – Thursdays, $600

Broadway Jazz Dance

Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30PM, $270

Beg/Int Tap Dance

Tuesdays 8:00-9:00PM, $180

Improv! Acting

Thursdays, 8:00-9:00PM, $180

Steam Railroading Institute

June 15 >> All ages

Trains and Tractors: Take a trip on the historic Lehigh Valley Coal Company 126 steam locomotive before observing restored tractors from the Heart of Michigan Antique Tractor Club.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (train departures 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m.), $10 coach/$15 caboose,

Steam Railroading Institute, 405 S. Washington St., Owosso

(989) 725-9464, ww.michigansteamtrain.com

June 20 and 22 >> All ages

Hobo Camp and Free Family Open House: As part of the Summer of Steam, take a leisure trip on the Lehigh Valley Coal Company 126 train through the Shiawassee Valley to make a pit stop at Guitar Slim and Bindle’s Hobo Camp to hear songs and stories of a bygone era.

1 a.m. to 4 p.m. (train departures 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m.), $10 coach/$15 caboose,

Steam Railroading Institute, 405 S. Washington St., Owosso

(989) 725-9464, www.michigansteamtrain.com

Lansing Community College

Saturday, May 4 – Monday, July 29

Ages 7 - 18

Lansing Community College offers summer courses for students from 2nd to 12th grade that run from one to four days. Each week is dedicated to a different topic such as computer programming, digital collaboration, selfie-art, mythology, robotics and interdisciplinary art classes. Most courses are free and take place on weekdays.

For a full detailed schedule, visit: lcc.edu/community/youth-programs/


Lansing Community College – East Campus

2827 Eyde Parkway, East Lansing, MI

(517) 483-1860, bci@lcc.edu

MSU Community Music School

The Community school located in East Lansing offers four summer programs available to wide range of ages and experience levels. Eric “Ricstar’s” Music Therapy camp is open to children and young adults (June 13-15 and June 17-19), Middle School Band Camp (July 8-12), “Time to Shine” Musical Theatre Group (July 15-26 and July 22-26), Beginner’s String Camp (August 5-9).

Program costs: Music Therapy: $100-200, Band Camp: $225, Theatre: $225-310, Strings: $140

For information about register, visit: spartanyouth.msu.edu

4930 Hagadorn Rd, East Lansing

(517) 355-7661, commusic@msu.edu

Spartan Dance Camp

June 17 to Aug. 16 >> Ages 5 and up

9 a.m. to noon, $150 per week, Spartan Dance & Fit Center,

6075 N. Hagadorn East Lansing, MI

(517) 999-5415, www.spartandancecenter.com/programs/summer-camps

Entertain You Productions

July 29 to Aug. 2 >> Ages 6-9, 10-13

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (ages 6-9), 1:30 to 5 p.m. (ages 10-13), $100, MSU Auditorium - Studio 60, 542 Auditorium Rd., East Lansing, MI (517) 420-5774


Wharton Center

Wharton Center's Take it From the Top program gives children a diverse acting experience. Classes offered for different age groups starting July 22.

Visit whartoncenter.com/education-engagement/take-it-from-the-top for more information.

Okemos Kids Club

A summer long youth social club broken into two age groups. Pre K and Kindergarten enjoy age specific exploratory activities separate from 1st through 7th graders. Activities include cooking, art, swimming and more. Field trips occur every Friday.

Early Bird rates: Full week: $187.00, Daily Rate: $42.00, Field Trip Fee: $8/week

June 17- August 16

7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ages 5 to 14

Edgewood Early Childhood Center

1826 Osage Dr. Okemos, MI 48864


Michelle.thom pson@okemosk12.net

AL!VE Sports Training Camps

Reach for your greatest potential through recreational sports and strength training classes at AL!VE all summer long.

Ages 3-18


800 W Lawrence Ave, Charlotte, MI 48813


MSU Media Program

The Big 10 university hosts week long digital media courses all summer long.

July 8-12, July 15-19

Ages 14 to 18

Day Only: $750

Overnight: $1150

For more information on registration, visit: comartsci.msu.edu/camps

Court One East

Weekly themed activities, outdoor pool, tennis court, games and crafts– what more could a kid ask for? Lunch provided on Fridays.

June 17- August 19

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ages 5-12

$135/week non-members

2291 Research Circle.,Okemos, MI 48864

(517) 349-1199

Spartan Writers

For over two decades, the Red Cedar Writing consultants have been coaching young writers to explore their love of writing.

June 7 – July 8

9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Ages 7-14

Full Day: $250, Half Day: $150

Bessey Hall

434 Farm Lane, Room 300 East Lansing, MI 48824


Wilson Talent Center

These camps will provide students the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities in career fields.

July 9-10 and July 17-18

7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ages 10-14


Wilson Talent Center

611 Hagadorn Road, Mason MI 48854

(517) 244 - 1330, www.inghamisd.org/wtc/business-community

Somerset Beach Youth Camps

Senior Camps (Grades 9-12), Pathfinder Day Camp (Grades K-3), Trailblazer Camp (Grades 3-5), Young Teen Camps (Grades 6-8), Explorer Camps (Grades 4-6)

Sunday, June 16 - July 28

Ages 5 - 18

Early Bird $40 - 289

Somerset Beach Campground 9822 Brooklawn Court Somerset Center, MI 49282

Firefly Farm

June 24-26 >> Ages 8 to 11

Foals Camp: A three day introductory session of farm and horse maintenance, horse riding and education.

July 22-26 >> Ages 11-13

Fillies Camp: A five day day camp with a focus on riding. Campers learn about saddles, bareback riding and horse grooming.

9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., $295/three day session, $395/five day session, Firefly Farm, 3180 Hagadorn Rd., Mason, MI (517) 332-7669



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