• Summer Camps Grand Rapids

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 the time 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 (because if I’m paying good money for this, I hope my kid can go to every day of the program!).

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

Our Summer Camps Fair is Loaded with Giveaways – Are You Registered?

For the first time, we are hosting a Summer Camps Fair at The Kroc Center. On March 18 families can explore dozens of summer camp offerings around West Michigan.

Kids will can try out a mini Kroc Center camp for free while their parents browse the booths, and families will receive a free swim pass at the end of their visit!

PLUS… over 10 weeks of Summer Camps are Being Given Away!!

This Summer Camps Fair is going to be wild! Are you one of the lucky families registered to go? This event sold out fast, but if you got a ticket, you’ll have a chance at winning a free week of summer camp from several of the vendors present.

Don’t worry–parents at home can still enter to win a few camps.

We know that not everyone could get a ticket but still wanted everyone to get in on the fun. We are saving a handful of summer camps to give away at our Facebook Event for the Summer Camps Fair. We will be going live on the day of the fair with details on how to enter to win more camps.  Be sure to click “going” so that you get notifications. Bonus for parents attending the fair in person – you can also enter to win the Facebook giveaway!

Many thanks to the Kroc Center, our 2018 Venue Camp Fair Sponsor.

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

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 ...
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 ...

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre Summer Workshops

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre Summer Workshops Do you have a star on the rise who loves to sing, dance, and act? If so, the Hope Summer Repertory Theatre Summer Workshops are perfect! CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day camp Perfect for dance and ... Read More

Camp Mud Art Classes at The Mud Room

Camp Mud Art Classes at The Mud Room Register ages 7-15 for one of The Mud Room's popular Camp Mud art classes over Summer Break. Class activities include the Potter’s Wheel, Canvas Painting, Fused Glass and MORE! CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day ... Read More

Calvin Soccer Camp

Calvin Soccer Camp Calvin Soccer Camps are perfect for kids of all ages and abilities to learn new skills and have fun. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Overnight Camp Day Camp Great for sports lovers AGES SERVED Elementary Middle school High school What You ... Read More

Alpine Ridge Farms 2018 Summer Horse Riding Camp

Alpine Ridge Farms 2018 Summer Horse Riding Camp A day at Alpine Ridge Farms Horse Riding Camp consists of grooming, tacking up, lessons, bathing, cleaning tack, lunch, arts & crafts, and games. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day Camp Great for animal lovers ... Read More

Maple Hill Junior Golf Programs

Maple Hill Junior Golf Programs If you're looking for a place for your kids to learn the game of golf, check out Maple Hill Golf - a Golf Course, Driving Range and Retail Outlet - all in one. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS ... Read More

NorthPointe Christian Summer Adventure and Sports Camps

NorthPointe Christian Summer Adventure and Sports Camps Join NorthPointe Christian Schools for a variety of summer options in a safe, fun, Christian environment! CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day camp Great for sports enthusiasts Field trips available AGES SERVED Preschool Elementary Middle school ... Read More

Camp Invention

Camp Invention A nonprofit program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Camp Invention allows children in kindergarten through 6th grade to experience real-world problem solving, creative thinking, invention, and teamwork – all while having FUN! CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day camp ... Read More

Grace Adventures Summer Youth Camps

Grace Adventures Summer Youth Camps Grace Adventures Summer Youth Camps create an incredibly fun and safe environment while challenging kids to try new experiences and teach them principles from God’s Word. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Overnight Camp Bible-based camp Work with horses ... Read More

Gymco Summer Day Camps

Gymco Summer Day Camps Your child will jump, run, craft, play and explore at Gymco summer day camps. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day camp Keeps kids active Highly-trained staff AGES SERVED Preschool Elementary What You Can Expect at Gymco Summer Day Camps With our ... Read More

R-Athletics Summer Camps 2018

R-Athletics Summer Camps 2018 Join us at R-Athletics for various camps all summer long. With our two premier gymnasiums and highly trained coaches, children will get to enjoy themed day camps with games, contests, crafts, snacks, and more! CAMP HIGHLIGHTS ... Read More

Pottery Lane Summer Camps

Pottery Lane Summer Camps While many moms get mud masks to relax, we find when kids (as well as adults) get dirty, play with clay, and create something from nothing, they can relax, find focus, and just enjoy the moment ... Read More

Grand Rapids Art Museum Summer Art Camps 2018

Grand Rapids Art Museum Summer Art Camps 2018 Unleash your child’s creativity at GRAM Summer Art Camps! Campers take part in discovery and hands-on art making activities in GRAM Studio, observation and discussions in the Museum’s galleries, and learning collaborative ... 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

When I Grow Up Summer Explorers Program

When I Grow Up 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 ... 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

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

SpringHill

SpringHill SpringHill day and overnight summer camp includes small group Bible teaching, high-energy large group sessions, and adventure activities such as archery, bungee trampoline, camp songs, climbing wall, crafts, and more. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Overnight camp Traveling day camps available Christian-based camp AGES ... Read More

Camp Geneva

Camp Geneva The goal of each program at Camp Geneva is to place campers in relationship with counselors who are on fire for Christ and desire to share that faith with others. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Overnight camp Day camp Christian-based camp AGES ... Read More

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Summer Camp

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Summer Camp Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Summer Camp provides hands-on opportunities for students to grow in confidence, with an emphasis on creativity and collaboration while having a blast and making new friends! CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day camp Work ... Read More

John Ball Zoo Camps

John Ball Zoo Camp John Ball Zoo Summer Camp is a unique, hands-on learning experience that is fun and educational! CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Overnight and day camps STEM camp Perfect for animal lovers AGES SERVED Preschool Elementary Middle and high school ... Read More

Camp Henry

Camp Henry Camp Henry sits on 200 beautiful acres in Newaygo, with over a quarter mile of lake-frontage on Kimball Lake and provides an ideal setting for summer campers, school groups, youth group retreats, sports teams, and family camps. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Overnight ... Read More

Camp Curious

Camp Curious This Summer join in Camp Curious at the Grand Rapids Public Museum to explore the wonders of science (STEM camp), history, culture and FUN! CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day camp STEM camp Experience history and culture AGES SERVED Preschool Elementary ... Read More

Orchard Hill Christian Preschool and Child Care Center Summer Camp

Orchard Hill Christian Preschool and Child Care Center Summer Camp Spend summer "On the Hill" at our Christian-based day camp.  Orchard Hill Christian Preschool and Child Care Center is Nationally Accredited and has served the northwest community for over 36 years ... Read More

Kids Rock Summer Camp

Kids Rock Summer Camp Kids Rock Summer Camp is a Christian day camp for grades first through eighth. We have weekly themes, sports, and elective classes. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day camp Fun themes Sibling discounts available AGES SERVED Elementary Middle school What You ... Read More

Humane Society of West Michigan Summer Camp

Humane Society of West Michigan Summer Camp Humane Society of West Michigan Summer Camp offers an unforgettable animal camp learning experience that CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day camp Great for animal lovers Hands-on experiences AGES SERVED Elementary Middle school What You Can Expect at ... 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

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Academy of Music Summer Camps

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Goldfish Swim School – Jump Start Clinics

Goldfish Swim School - Jump Start Clinics Goldfish Swim School’s unique Jump Start Clinics are one week intensive clinics specially designed for families looking to get their kids water-ready in a hurry. HIGHLIGHTS Day activity Designed to jump start your ... Read More

Meadowview Farm Day Camp

Meadowview Farm Day Camp Meadowview Farm Day Camp is a beginner horseback riding camp focusing on horsemanship, English horseback riding, learning the proper ways to safely care for and ride horses and having all kinds of fun! CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day ... Read More

Lake Michigan Academy Summer Program

Lake Michigan Academy Summer Program Lake Michigan Academy’s five-week remediation program offers individualized remedial instruction in reading, writing, and math for students in grades 1st-10th. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS STEM camp Reading and writing instruction Discounts and scholarships available AGES SERVED Elementary ... Read More

Hope College Summer Science Camps

Hope College Summer Science Camps Tod Gugino Summer Science Camps offer over 50 fun, educational and enriching day camps for grades K-12. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Day camps STEM camps Art and music camps AGES SERVED elementary-aged kids middle school-aged kids great for ... Read More

Cornerstone University Sports Camps

Cornerstone University Sports Camps With camps for boys and girls in grades 3-12, we have something for everyone! Cornerstone University offers sports camps for basketball, baseball, and volleyball. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Overnight camp Day camp Sports camp AGES SERVED Elementary Middle School High School ... Read More

Summer Camps at Camp Newaygo

Camp Newaygo Summer Camps As an all-girl's camp, Camp Newaygo is a safe place for girls to discover lifelong friendship, new activities, a love of the outdoors, and a summer of unforgettable memories. CAMP HIGHLIGHTS Overnight Camp All-girl's camp Rustic camp ... Read More

Summer Camps at Van Andel Education Institute

Van Andel Education Institute Summer Camps Summer is a time for fun with friends, exploring interests, and discovering new worlds! Van Andel Education Institute (VAEI) is offering unique summer camp experiences for 2nd –12th graders. Students will learn to think ... 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!

By | 2018-04-23T21:40:49+00:00 March 10th, 2018|Categories: Guides, Summer, West Michigan Camps|Comments Off on The Big List of Grand Rapids Summer Camps – 2018

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