2022 Lansing Mom-Approved Summer Camp Guide


Welcome to the 2022 Lansing Mom-Approved Summer Camp Guide! It can be hard to get our heads around the fact that summertime will be arriving in Lansing but it’s coming. Are you ready to start planning a super fun summer for your kids?! Let’s be honest, as much as our kids deserve to go to summer camp, we deserve to send them.

We know that summer camps are at the top of the list of things moms need to figure out early. While summer makes us think of popsicles, parks, and festivals, we KNOW as moms that it can also be a frustrating time where you are struggling to piece together childcare week by week and month by month. From Art to Tech, Theatre to Cooking, Sports to STEM, and plenty in between, we hope this Mom-Approved Summer Camp Guide in around Lansing makes planning a little less stressful and allows for a memorable summer, full of exploring and new experiences!

The Literacy Camp

Nope! We’re not summer school!

The Literacy Camp is an interactive learning experience where kids have SO MUCH FUN they don’t even realize they are learning!

The Literacy Camp is where kids LOVE reading and writing – even if they never have before. Avoid summer learning loss with VALUABLE IN PERSON LEARNING delivered in a FUN summer camp way!

This is the camp for your child if…

*They already LOVE to read & write!

*You’d like them to have extra support with literacy!

*It’s hard to get them to engage in learning because they DON’T love it!

That’s okay! We’re here to help! We offer HIGH QUALITY instruction in a FUN and ENGAGING way with TOP NOTCH CERTIFIED local educators.

The Literacy Camp is for incoming 1st – 3rd grades and FULL OF FUN! See you this summer!

Full Day & Half Day Sessions Available

July 11-15

July 18-22

July 25-29

2 Locations: Delta Township & Lansing

Sibling & Refer A Friend Discounts

Available Early Bird Discount Thru May 1st

Registration Open March 15th – July 1st

YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing Day Camps

YMCA Summer Day Camps (Ages 3-12) offer an experience that is sure to keep your child having fun all summer long. From fostering creativity, to building a sense of accomplishment and belonging, we help kids flourish by surrounding each child with support, guidance, and fantastic opportunities to discover, learn and try until they succeed.


The Potter Park Zoo has you covered with the wildest weeks of programming available in Michigan! Each day of camp includes a variety of hands-on experiences, animal presentations, and adventures typical zoo visitors don’t have. We have a great camp season planned for 2022! We will continue to offer both morning and afternoon sessions each week of Zookambi for kids entering grades 1-7. We will again offer both morning and afternoon extended care.

All of our programs run Monday through Friday. Zookambi kids can attend in the morning, afternoon, or all day! All sessions will have a snack provided.

Morning classes are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Afternoon classes are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Full day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Drop off times with no additional charge are 8:30 a.m. for morning sessions, and 12:45 p.m. for afternoon sessions.

Pick up must be promptly at 12 p.m. or 4 p.m.

Extended care is available for your convenience for a small additional fee.

If your child is enrolled in both morning and afternoon classes, lunchtime supervision is provided by zoo staff. All you have to do is pack a lunch for your camper!

Additional summer camps in + around Lansing you may want to check out…

Breakthrough Basketball Camp
Cost: $225
Ages: Grade 3 to 8 (boys and girls)
Dates: June 21 – June 23

Camp Discovery! at Woldumar Nature Center
Registration is still available for the following camps: July 5-8 Radical Rockin’ Rivers, July 11-15 Young Leaders Retreat, July 18-22 Wild Engineering, and August 22-26 Creepy Critters. All other camp sessions have wait lists.

Camp Invention 

Camp Wonder
Cost: $110 – $285
Ages: Grades K-12
Dates: June 6 – August 19

Capital Area Humane Society (Lansing)
Cost: $125 – $250
Ages: 4-16
Dates: June 27 – August 12

City of St. Johns Parks & Rec Sports Camp 

D-BAT Mid-Michigan

East Lansing Parks and Rec
Cost: $55 – $150
Ages: 6-18
Dates: June 13 – August 26

Eli and Edyth Broad Art Museum 
Cost: $125-$300
Ages: 6-12
Dates: June 13 – August 12

Fenner Nature Center 
Cost: $200 members and $220 non-members
Dates: June 13 – August 12, weekly

Gilden Woods Summer Explorers
Dates: June 7 – August 27, weekly

Harris Nature Center Day Camps

High Five Day Camp
Both sessions currently full.

Humble Beginnings Ranch, Farm Camp
Cost: $160 – $200
Ages: 6-12

Impression 5 Summer LABS
Cost: $220 members, $280 not-yet member
Ages: 5-13
Currently the only available camps are for ages 9-10 and 11-13

Lansing Parks and Recreation Summer Kids Camp 
Cost: $40 for residents and $60 for non-residents
Dates: June 20 – August 12, weekly

Le Chat Gourmet Kids’ Cooking Camp

Cost: $275 per person

Dates: July 11 – August 4

Living Arts Dance Studio

Nottingham Equestrian Center Pony Camp
Pony camps are currently full.

REACH Art Studio

Spartan Youth Summer Program
 Check their website for an extensive list of summer camps. 

Springhill Day Camp 
Cost: $239
Ages: Grade K – 5
Dates: June to August, weekly


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