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Kalamazoo Summer Camps Guide

Update To Summer Camp Guide -Check out these great options for 2017

We’ve updated our Summer Camp Guide for 2017!

Click here for the latest summer camp options. You’ll want to check these out and register your kiddos for summer camp. Camps are filling up quickly! 





Note the information below is fromour 2014 Summer Camp Guide. Please click on link about to find out most recent summer camp guide for tons of options.

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Summer Camp Overview

Use this Summer Camps Guide to plan exciting performing, arts, and sports camps, specialty camps, day camps and more. Also, camps are still being added – check back often!  Summer will be here before you know it and camp spots fill up quickly. Make sure you make your kids summer camp reservations soon!

Here, you will find links to Kalamazoo area summer camp programs and information about their:

  • facilities
  • programs
  • unique features

To use our guide, click on the arrows to the left and in the table below.

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Sherman Lake YMCA

Southwest Michigan’s premier summer camp offering day camp, overnight resident camp and high school leadership programs. There are camps to meet all needs from traditional programs to specialty areas such as horse back riding, climbing, art, music, watersports, theatre, dance, sports and more! Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility are at the core of all we do.

Contact Information



  • ADDRESS: 6225 N. 39th S., Augusta, MI 49012
  • Phone: 269-731-3030
  • Email: lorries@ymcasl.org

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Kalamazoo Nature Center

Experience a summer full of fun at the all new KNC Camp at the Kalamazoo Nature Center. New facilities and great program additions such as the giant slip-n-slide, nature playground, climbing and team building courses, art studio, and more. All this and the best counselors who know how to have fun outside! Visit KNCCamp.org for a full camp descriptions.

Contact Information 



  • ADDRESS:  Kalamazoo Nature Center, 7000 N. Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
  • Phone: 269-381-1574, Ext. 0


Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Summer Camp

Campers will tour the KIA’s museum with their teacher and be inspired to create their own works of art in the school’s art studios. The camps highlight a variety of creative processes and give students the opportunity to explore their interests. Offered in June, July and August for either full-day or half-day sessions.

Contact Information 



  • ADDRESS: Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 314 S. Park Street Kalamazoo, MI 49007
  • Phone: 269-349 – 7775
  • Email:  barbs@kiarts.org


City of Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation Summer Mini Camps

Camps are located in four different locations around Kalamazoo; we have activities such as craft, sports, games, performing arts and creative writing which allow campers to experience it all! Camp is for first graders – 12 years  of age. See our brochure for more information.

Contact Information



  • ADDRESS: 251 Mills St. Kalamazoo, MI 49048
  • Phone: 269-337-8191
  • Email: cokparksandrecreation@kalamazoocity.org

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The Greta Berman Arbetter Kazoo School Summer Session

The Greta Berman Arbetter Kazoo School Summer Session camps challenge and develop the intellectual, physical, creative and artistic interests of students who want to reap the benefits of exciting experiences when school lets out in June.  Here at Kazoo School Summer Session, not only do we celebrate extraordinary minds, but we are also experts in fun!

Contact Information



  • ADDRESS: 1401 Cherry Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
  • Phone: 269-345-3239
  • Email: kbishop@kazooschool.org

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Excel Dance Centre Summer Camps

Fun themed dance camps available for ages 3-18!  From princess, cowgirls and Frozen in July for our younger dancers to workshops and master classes for our older dancers. Camps offered in summer for: Ballet, jazz, hip-hop, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Gym and boys only.

Contact Information



  • ADDRESS: 6775 West Q Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
  • Phone: 269-598-7071


Art Bayou Summer Camp

During a week-long, three-hour a day camp, campers will experience glass fusing, mosaics, clay hand building, and pottery technique. Led by state certified teachers, campers will receive an educational experience that includes projects to keep.  With a weekly theme, campers will remain intriqued throughout the camp. Themes include monster mash, garden party, feeding frenzy, and party animals.

Contact Information



  • ADDRESS: 3306 Stadium Drive Kalamazoo, MI 49008
  • Phone: 269-375-2600
  • Email: artbayoustudio@gmail.com


The Civic Academy of Theatre Arts

We will be offering two exciting camps this summer! One camp will provide writers and actors with an opportunity to contribute to the creation of an original performance piece.  The second camp will encourage singers and dancers to explore the “musical rebellion” found in hit shows like Newsies, Wicked and Matilda. Summer classes will also be offered.

Contact Information



  • ADDRESS: 329 S. Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
  • Phone: 269-343-2280
  • Email: education@kazoocivic.com

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Binder Park Zoo Camps

Experience the WILDEST camps in town! Binder Park Zoo camps offer a fun and educational way to spend those days off of school. Camps are available for children ages 2 to 17 years old.

Contact Information



  • ADDRESS: 7400 Division Drive, Battle Creek, MI 49014
  • Phone: 269-979-1351
  • Email: info@binderparkzoo.org




Kingdom Sports

Kingdom Sports offers Soccer Camps, Travel Player Skill Camp, Baseball Camps, Skateboarding Camps, and Goalkeeper Skill Camp. We believe in developing players with positive coaching and character development. Several locations are available to meet your needs. Gain confidence, elevate your skills, and have fun at a Kingdom Sports Summer Camp this year!

Contact Information



  • ADDRESS: 8151 Merchant Place Portage, MI 49002
  • Phone: 269-226-2000
  • Email: kmorcombe@kicsports.net




Air Zoo

The Air Zoo is a lot more than just airplanes!  From physics to forensics, chemistry to rocket science, the Air Zoo’s affordable, “hands-on” Summer Science Camps for kids aged Pre-K – 9th grade are becoming the #1 camp choices for innovative parents looking for fun yet educational experiences for their kids! With over 20 camps to choose from, Campers participate in TONS of fun, action-packed, and highly interactive science-based activities that help build key skills in a variety of STEM disciplines. Camps fill up fast, register now!

Contact Information




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Kids Play ETC

Your kids can enjoy their summer break at Kids Play ETC. Let’s play, tumble, dance and explore. Programs are age and ability appropriate, encouraging each child to participate, interact, learn and play. Teamwork and personal growth skills are emphasized in every camp in a fun and safe environment.

Contact Information



  • ADDRESS: 5416 Meredith Street, Portage, MI 49002
  • Phone: 269-459-1346
  • Email: info@kidsplayetc.com



Kalamazoo Math and Science Center

Get ready for a Sizzlin’ Summer Math and Science program! Your kids will have fun with math, science, and technology. We have so many options for summer camps-from Bug Science to Rocketry to Fun with Physics, there’s something for everyone here. Check out STEM fun for pre-K to high school students!

Contact Information



  • ADDRESS: 600 West Vine Street Suite 400, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
  • Phone: 269-337-0004


Crescendo Academy of Music

Crescendo has music for infants to adults. In addition to private lessons we have Orff Music Studio Summer Camp, Epic Broadway Musical Theater Camp, Crescendo Fiddlers, Children’s Guitar Camp, Music Together, and Music Together Big Kids this summer!

Contact Information



  • ADDRESS: 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 12, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
  • Phone: 269-345-6664
  • Emai: information@crescendoacademy.com


Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan

Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan is offering resident and day camp opportunities all summer at Camp Merrie Woode in Plainwell and the Program and Training Center in Kalamazoo.  The programming at all of our camps is designed to educate, inspire and have fun. Horseback riding and backpacking are just a few of the camp opportunities we’ll be offering.

Contact Information



  • ADDRESS: 601 West Maple Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
  • Phone: 1-800-497-2688
  • Email: jparikh@gshom.org




Discover the “ART of CREATIVITY” with Summer art camps and classes at Design Street. We are a non-profit instructional art studio with professional artists offering a variety of art programs for kids and adults. Try acting, painting, drawing, creative writing, and much more! For a full schedule of classes, camps, and workshops, please check out our website at www.designstreetplainwell.com.


Contact Information



  • ADDRESS: 115 W. Bridge St. (at the old Plainwell Fire Station), Plainwell, MI 49080
  • Phone: 269-615-0884
  • Email: info@designstreetplainwell.com