Huge List of Summer Camps in Grand Rapids and Beyond

Don’t freak out, but summer vacation isn’t that far off.

Sure, it’s only late March, and sure, we’re still wearing winter coats around, but we all know that time is going to start flying with end of school activities and sports and time spent outside.

Now is thetime to enroll your kids in a Grand Rapids Summer Camp.  I did this last year and it was so nice to have our summer calendar planned out in advance. We were able to plan our vacations around important summer camps (like zoo camp and Vacation Bible School) and to make sure that other activities didn’t conflict with each other.

If we wanted to take a road trip to Grandma’s, we could plan it without worrying that it would cause someone to miss one of their camps.

Here is a great list of summer camp options covering all ages, activities, and interests.

Many camps fill up quickly, so make sure to sign up as soon as possible!

Summer Camps Kroc Center

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Camp Kroc

Camp Kroc is a Christian day camp loaded with activities such as swimming, arts & crafts, rock climbing, Bible lessons, archery, giant slip & slide, and field trips.

Camp Kroc runs Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM (extended care options are available for an additional cost). Camp Kroc is for ages 5-12.Camp Kroc runs Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM (extended care options are available for an additional cost). Camp Kroc is for ages 5-12.

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More Summer Camp Options to Explore for Greater Grand Rapids

Camp Kroc

Camp Kroc

Camp Kroc Camp Kroc is a Christian day camp loaded with activities such as swimming, arts & crafts, rock climbing, Bible lessons, archery, giant slip & slide, and field trips. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day camp Sports camp Specialty ...
Van Andel Education Institute 2019 Summer STEM Camps

Van Andel Education Institute Summer STEM Camps

Van Andel Education Institute Summer STEM Camps Discover new worlds this summer with hands-on, interactive STEM camps for grades 2-12. Kids will learn to think and act like scientists. Register today! CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day Camp Great for animal & nature lovers ...
Legacy Stables 'Own-A-Horse' Camp

Legacy Stables ‘Own-A-Horse’ Camp

Legacy Stables 'Own-A-Horse' Camp ‘Own-A-Horse’ Camp offers an outdoor, hands-on, horse experience for all horse lovers!  Students will learn what it is like to own a pony or horse. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day camp Great for ...
SpringHill

SpringHill

SpringHill SpringHill summer camp is 5 days of fun and faith for kids K-12! CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day Camp Overnight Camp Christian-based camp AGES SERVED Preschool Elementary Middle and high school What You Can Expect at SpringHill ...
Camp Geneva

Camp Geneva

Camp Geneva Life is busy. You may notice there are more opportunities for your kids than ever before – ways to connect, stay active, get better, succeed and achieve. These are important. And yet there’s a ...

Camp Kroc

Camp Kroc Camp Kroc is a Christian day camp loaded with activities such as swimming, arts & crafts, rock climbing, Bible lessons, archery, giant slip & slide, and field trips. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day camp Sports camp Specialty camps available AGES SERVED Elementary ... Read More

Van Andel Education Institute Summer STEM Camps

Van Andel Education Institute Summer STEM Camps Discover new worlds this summer with hands-on, interactive STEM camps for grades 2-12. Kids will learn to think and act like scientists. Register today! CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day Camp Great for animal & nature lovers STEM Camp / Science Camp ... Read More

Legacy Stables ‘Own-A-Horse’ Camp

Legacy Stables 'Own-A-Horse' Camp ‘Own-A-Horse’ Camp offers an outdoor, hands-on, horse experience for all horse lovers!  Students will learn what it is like to own a pony or horse. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day camp Great for animal lovers Perfect for nature ... Read More

SpringHill

SpringHill SpringHill summer camp is 5 days of fun and faith for kids K-12! CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day Camp Overnight Camp Christian-based camp AGES SERVED Preschool Elementary Middle and high school What You Can Expect at SpringHill Whether your kids participate in ... Read More

Camp Geneva

Camp Geneva Life is busy. You may notice there are more opportunities for your kids than ever before – ways to connect, stay active, get better, succeed and achieve. These are important. And yet there’s a part of us, and our ... Read More

Camp Lake Louise

Camp Lake Louise Camp Lake Louise is a Christian summer camp for kids and adults who long for fun and peace. We create tailored, Christ-centered camp experiences designed to fit your child, family or group. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Overnight camp Christian-based camp ... Read More

Kent Career Tech Center Summer Camps

Kent Career Tech Center Summer Camps Kent Career Tech Center summer camps are guaranteed to entertain, inspire creativity, spark curiosity and make learning fun! CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day camp Career exploration Specialty camps AGES SERVED Middle school High school What You Can ... Read More

Around the World Summer Explorers Program

Around the World Summer Explorers Program AppleTree & Gilden Woods Early Care and Preschool's Summer Explorers offer school-age day camps during elementary school breaks. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day camp Indoor and outdoor activities Field trips AGES SERVED kindergarten to age 12 ... Read More

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Summer Camp

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Summer Camp Summer Camp is an exciting time here at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre! CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day camp Work with theatre professionals Create lifelong memories AGES SERVED Preschool Elementary Middle and high school What You Can Expect ... Read More

John Ball Zoo Summer Camps

John Ball Zoo Summer Camps John Ball Zoo Summer Camps are unique, hands-on learning experiences that are fun and educational! CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Overnight and day camps STEM camp Perfect for animal lovers AGES SERVED Preschool Elementary Middle School What You ... Read More

Camp Curious 2019

Camp Curious 2019 Summer fun happens at the Grand Rapids Public Museum! Explore the wonders of science, history, culture, art and fun! CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day camp STEM camp Experience history and culture AGES SERVED Preschool Elementary Middle and High School ... Read More

MVP Summer Camps

MVP Summer Camps MVP Summer Camps are the ULTIMATE in summertime FUN! CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day camp Keeps kids moving and active Water sports are our specialty AGES SERVED Preschool Elementary What You Can Expect at MVP  Summer Camps Campers ages 3-11 ... Read More

Orchard Hill Christian Preschool and Child Care Center Summer Camp

Orchard Hill Christian Preschool and Child Care Center Summer Camp Summers have been a blast "On the Hill" for over 36 years! CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day camp Christian-based AGES SERVED Preschool Elementary What You Can Expect at Orchard Hill Christian Preschool and ... Read More

Kids Rock Summer Camp

Kids Rock Summer Camp Kids Rock Summer Camp is a weekly summer program for grades 1-8. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day camp Fun themes Budget friendly AGES SERVED Elementary Middle school What You Can Expect at Kids Rock Summer Camp We have weekly ... Read More

Humane Society of West Michigan Summer Camp 2019

Humane Society of West Michigan Summer Camp 2019 Humane Society of West Michigan offers an unforgettable learning experience with our Summer Camp Program! CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day camp Great for animal lovers Hands-on experiences AGES SERVED Elementary Middle School High School ... Read More

Dairy Day Camp at Dairy Discovery

Dairy Day Camp at Dairy Discovery Animal lovers will get three days of in-depth, hands-on learning about life on a dairy farm at Dairy Day Camp at Dairy Discovery. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day camp Great for animal lovers Learn about farm ... Read More

Sherman Lake YMCA Camp

Sherman Lake YMCA Camp Through discovery of the great outdoors, skill development, and building healthy relationships campers leave with a renewed sense of achievement, belonging, confidence and courage to try new things. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Overnight camp Day camp STEM camp ... Read More

Robotics and Science Camp

Robotics and Science Camp Whether you are an experienced programmer, or whether robotics is new to you, you will be challenged and have fun at Robotics and Science Camp! CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day camp STEM camp New lego set included AGES ... Read More

Blandford Nature Center Summer Day Camp

Blandford Nature Center Summer Day Camp Blandford Nature Center’s Summer Day Camp allows children to pursue adventure through activities like caring for our resident wildlife and farm animals, blazing new trails through the forest, building forts, and developing their senses ... Read More

Academy of Music Summer Lessons and Camps

Academy of Music Summer Lessons and Camps Looking for less “virtual” and more “reality” for your kids this summer? We’ve got the answer for you!  Register for private music lessons or a summer music camp at Academy of Music in Grand Rapids, West Michigan’s largest private ... Read More

Goldfish Swim School Jump Starts!

Goldfish Swim School Jump Starts! Goldfish Swim School’s unique Jump Start Clinics are specially designed for families looking to get their kids water-ready in a hurry. HIGHLIGHTS Day activity Designed to jump start your swimmer's skills Perfect for busy families and schedules AGES SERVED Preschool Elementary ... Read More

Lake Michigan Academy Summer Program

Lake Michigan Academy Summer Program The mission of Lake Michigan Academy is to transform lives by empowering students with learning differences to achieve their full potential. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS STEM camp Reading and writing instruction Discounts and scholarships available AGES SERVED ... Read More

ExploreHope Summer Science Camps

ExploreHope Summer Science Camps Hope College is offering exciting opportunities this summer for students to explore the wonderful world of science and more. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day camps STEM camps Perfect for nature lovers AGES SERVED Elementary Middle School High School What You Can Expect ... Read More

Cornerstone University Sports Camps

Cornerstone University Sports Camps Cornerstone University Sports Camps are committed to developing the whole camper by providing outstanding technical and tactical instruction, individual and team setting opportunities, and collegiate personnel who emphasize and promote Christian values. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Overnight camp ... Read More

Camp Mud at The Mud Room

Camp Mud at The Mud Room Register ages 7-15 for one of The Mud Room's popular Camp Mud classes over Summer Break. Class activities include the Potter’s Wheel and other fun art activities! CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day classes Great for large groups Inspires ... Read More

Camp Newaygo Girls’ Resident Camp

Camp Newaygo Girls' Resident Camp Generations of girls in the Grand Rapids area have spent summers at Camp Newaygo. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Overnight Camp All-girl's camp Rustic camp setting AGES SERVED Girls ages 7-17 Co-ed day camp Girlfriend's getaway for women ... Read More

NorthPointe Christian Sports Camps

NorthPointe Christian Sports Camps Sharpen your athletic skills or learn a new sport in a fun, Christian environment! CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day camp Great for sports enthusiasts Budget-friendly AGES SERVED Elementary Middle School What You Can Expect at NorthPointe Christian Sports Camps NorthPointe ... Read More

Grace Adventures

Grace Adventures Grace Adventures has been providing summer camp experiences for kids ages 7-17 for over 50 years on our campus next to the Silver Lake Sand Dunes. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Overnight Camp Bible-based camp Work with horses AGES SERVED Elementary ... Read More

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre Summer Camps

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre Summer Camps Hope Summer Repertory Theatre (HSRT) offers summer classes and workshops geared for teens, big kids, and kiddos - ages 3 to 18. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day camp Perfect for dance and theatre lovers Offers a ... Read More

Calvin College Soccer Camp

Calvin College Soccer Camp Summer Soccer Camp at Calvin College: Come join the Knights with camp options for kids of all ages and skill levels. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Overnight Camp Day Camp Great for sports lovers AGES SERVED Elementary Middle school ... Read More

Maple Hill Junior Golf Programs

Maple Hill Junior Golf Programs Maple Hill Golf in Grandville offers a variety of Junior Golf Programs for kids of all ages in June, July and August. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Sports camp Great value For all ages and abilities AGES SERVED ... Read More

R-Athletics Summer Camps

R-Athletics Summer Camps Join us at R-Athletics for various camps all summer long. With our two premier gymnasiums and highly trained coaches, children will enjoy themed day camps with games, contests, crafts, snacks, and more! CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day camp Great for sports ... Read More

Grand Rapids Gymnastics

Grand Rapids Gymnastics Your children 4+ years are in for an amazing week at GRG Summer Camp! CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Keep Kids Active Open Swim/Swim Lessons Ninja Course AGES SERVED Preschool Elementary Middle School What You Can Expect at Grand Rapids Gymnastics ... Read More

Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan

Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan (GSHOM) has the best camps for every girl! CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Overnight Camp Day Camp Gain courage, confidence and character AGES SERVED Elementary School Middle School High School What You Can Expect at Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan You don’t ... Read More

Camp Roger and Camp Scottie

Camp Roger and Camp Scottie Ready for the best summer ever? Join us at Camp Roger or Camp Scottie! CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Overnight Camp Day Camp Great for nature lovers AGES SERVED Elementary Middle School High School What You Can Expect ... Read More

Simmer Camp at the Downtown Market

Simmer Camp at the Downtown Market Pack your bags and get ready for an interactive cooking camp where you'll explore cuisine, culture and activities from countries around the world during Simmer Camp at the Downtown Market! CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day Camp ... Read More

Camp Action

Camp Action Get ready for four days of adventure! With a blend of classic summer fun and expert watersports instruction, Camp Action takes summer camp to the next level! CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day Camp Water sports are our specialty AGES SERVED ... Read More

Therapy and Fun

Therapy and Fun Since 1982, Comprehensive Therapy Center has helped children with developmental differences walk, talk, learn, and play.  Our summer program, Therapy and Fun, is here for all your summer needs. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day Camp Fun therapy sessions Weekly ... Read More

GREDC Discovery Care Summer Day Camp

GREDC Discovery Care Summer Day Camp GREDC Discovery Care Summer Day Camp is a great value and inspires fun and learning. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day Camp Great value Field trips available AGES SERVED Elementary What You Can Expect at GREDC Discovery Care ... Read More

BattleGR Tactical Games Battle Royale (Laser Tag) Day

BattleGR Tactical Games Battle Royale (Laser Tag) Day BattleGR Tactical Games Laser Tag Program brings the fun of strategy to a long time favorite game of laser tag. With multiple strategic games to play your child will be begging you to sign them up again. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS ... Read More

YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin

YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin At YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin summer camp, we do summer right. Your child will leave with more than new friends and great memories – they’ll also gain important life skills. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Overnight Camp Day Camp Learn important life skills ... Read More

HIS Dance Academy

HIS Dance Academy HIS Dance Academy will be offering both pre-professional and recreational dance classes this summer! CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day Camp Learn a Variety of Dance Techniques Incorporates Scripture AGES SERVED Preschool & Elementary Middle and High School Adults What ... Read More

Eagles Sports Camps

Eagles Sports Camps Come learn the fundamentals of your sport necessary for successful individual and team play! CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day Camp Work with Varsity coaches and athletes Sports are our specialty AGES SERVED Preschool Elementary Middle and High School What You Can Expect ... Read More

Splash Camp at HCAC

Splash Camp at HCAC One theme, two weeks, three hours a day. Summer Splash Camps at HCAC combine creative fun, social learning with swimming lessons for an incredible day camp experience. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day Camp Fun, safety and learning Water skills are our ... Read More

Outside the Box: Creative Tutoring Mini Camps

Outside the Box: Creative Tutoring Mini Camps Learning is fun!  Keep children (and yourself) active and learning this summer through summer mini camps hosted by Outside the Box: Creative Tutoring. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day Camp Prevent the Summer Slide Camps for every interest AGES SERVED Elementary Middle ... Read More

FAST (Functional Athletic Strength Training) for Youth

FAST (Functional Athletic Strength Training) for Youth The Academy for Sports and Wellness is offering small group training to enhance long term athletic development for youth athletes. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day Camp Great for athletes Taught by a certified professional AGES SERVED Middle School What You Can Expect ... Read More

MSA Youth Sports Camps

MSA Youth Sports Camps Michigan Sports Academies offers camps for beginner to advanced athletes. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Overnight Camp Great for teens Water sports are our specialty AGES SERVED toddlers preschoolers Ages 3 and up What You Can Expect at MSA Youth Sports Camps Join our enthusiastic, knowledgeable ... Read More

Detroit Lions Youth Football Summer Camps

Detroit Lions Youth Football Summer Camps Detroit Lions Football Summer Camps and Academies are back for 2019! CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day Camp Great for sports enthusiasts For all skill levels and abilities AGES SERVED Elementary Middle School High School What You Can Expect at Detroit Lions Youth Football Summer Camps Kids ages ... Read More

Academy of Dance Arts Summer Camps

Academy of Dance Arts Summer Camps Academy of Dance Arts Summer Camps offers themed dance camps for ages 2 and up, including Superhero and Princess Camp, as well as Intensives for the more experienced dancer. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day Camp All ... Read More

CranHill

CranHill Nested in Pine Forest just East of Big Rapids, CranHill provides a unique Christian Overnight Camp experience filled with adventure, excitement, and fun for kids ages 7-17. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Overnight Camp Day Camp Christian Camp AGES SERVED Elementary Middle ... Read More

What’s Been Your Favorite Summer Camp?

Everyone’s got their favorite. What camps do your kids rave about? Know about any neat camps that fly under the radar? Let us know in the comments!

While I do love summer camps, the cost can add up, especially if you have multiple children. I love finding Vacation Bible Schools for my kids because those are usually free. We’ve also compiled this list of Camp Scholarships and Other Low Cost Camps around West Michigan – check back in late March for an updated list!