The Ultimate Guide to Kalamazoo Summer Camps – 2022

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Warm days may seem like just a dream while we are still bundled up in our bulky coats in Southwest Michigan.

But, no worries. Warmer weather promises to be here before we know it.

And since that is the case, many families are already looking ahead to summer. Have you had a moment to solidify your summer plans?

Lock in Kalamazoo summer camps now for the kids, before the warm weather hits and you’re outdoors, soaking it all up.

Featured Kalamazoo Summer Camps

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In your vacation and summer day planning, be sure to include fun and exciting learning opportunities for the kids.

Use this guide to pore through performing arts, sports, STEAM, specialty, and day camps. Kalamazoo summer camps cover all ages and interests; sign up today!

Summer Camp in Bloomingdale

Van Buren Youth Camp

12370 45th St Bloomingdale, MI 49026

Since 1950, Van Buren Youth Camp has helped young people discover themselves, grow as individuals and develop leadership skills. Nestled in western Michigan’s fruit belt and on the shores of Great Bear Lake, VBYC is home to rolling hills, endless trees, rustic cabins, and varied recreation and communal areas.

Removed from our everyday lives, we are free to transcend cliques and create our own culture, one of games, skits, projects, songs, kissing Cleo the Moose, teamwork and community service. Campers build self-confidence, positive relationships, personal integrity and individual and group responsibility. VBYC is all about leadership, fellowship, creativity and fun!

Van Buren Youth Camp is dedicated to serving youth by providing opportunities for mental, physical, and spiritual growth.We welcome all campers, ages six to eighteen, without regard to gender, race, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious, economic, or cultural background.

We use our core values of Leadership, Inclusion, Integrity, Service, Camper First, Commitment, Respect, Responsibility, Teamwork, and Friendship to build an intentional and all-encompassing program.

"The pandemic has reminded us of what is really important: empowering human connection. This is something VBYC does best, and I think kids are in need of VBYC more than ever."
- Abby L.

Summer Camp in Rodney

CranHill Summer Youth Camps

14444 17 Mile Rd Rodney, MI 49342

CranHill offers an unforgettable experience for kids 7 to 17 years old, through a variety of programs and activities, with top-of-the-line facilities and qualified staff committed to the enjoyment and safety of all our campers.

CranHill has been a safe, caring, and exciting place to camp for over 54 years.

2023 Camps offered week(s) of June 19, June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, Aug 7, Aug 14

"This was the first time my teen daughter had ever been away at camp and it was truly a wonderful experience."

Summer Camp in Portage

Kalamazoo Country Day School Summer Camp

4221 E Milham Portage, MI 49002

Welcome to KCDS Summer Camps 2022!

We invite children aged 3-6 on an eight week journey of exciting adventures and endless fun! Every camp has a unique theme and is bound to foster curiosity and develop a variety of social and academic skills - in a safe and caring environment!

Based on a regular preschool day, each week integrates age-appropriate math, language arts, science and technology; offering the children a unique opportunity to learn through hands-on play.

We also welcome students aged 7-11 to our Portage campus for themed camps providing a learner-centered, supportive and challenging summer experience.

Summer Camp in Augusta

Sherman Lake YMCA Camp

6225 N 39th St Augusta, MI 49012

At Sherman Lake YMCA Camp, day and overnight campers are engaged in tackling a variety of adventures.

Activities include swimming, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, indoor & outdoor climbing, sports, horseback riding, and ropes courses.

At Sherman Lake YMCA Camp, campers experience the power of living through HCRR (Hick-er). The Y’s four core values – Honesty, Caring, Respect, and Responsibility – are emphasized in every camp program.

Through the discovery of the great outdoors, skill development, and the building of healthy relationships, campers leave camp with a renewed sense of achievement, belonging, confidence and the courage to try something new.

2023 Camps offered week(s) of June 12, June 19, June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, Aug 7, Aug 14

"My son is in his happy place at Sherman Lake YMCA Camp! His stress from regular life melts away and he lives his best life."

Summer Camp in Bloomingdale

Camp Kidwell

39000 1st Ave Bloomingdale, MI 49026

Camp Kidwell offers overnight and day camps to children ages 4-14. While enjoying an amazing, fun and exciting experience on 150 acres overlooking Eagle Lake, campers learn about themselves, develop cooperation skills, push themselves, explore nature, make friends, become more independent and grow.

A magical experience at Camp Kidwell may includes horseback riding, swimming, arts and crafts, rock climbing, water trampoline, campfire songs, canoeing, archery, sports and much more.

Through discovery of the great outdoors, skill development, and guidance in the importance of building healthy relationships campers leave with a renewed sense of achievement, belonging, confidence and courage to try new things.

"Our girls had a great time last summer and can't wait to return. They were singing songs and dancing for weeks after camp ended!"
- David S., Camper Parent

Summer Camp in Kalamazoo

Crescendo Academy of Music Summer Programs

359 S Kalamazoo Mall, Ste 12 Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Crescendo Academy of Music offers different summer music lessons for students aged infant to adult who are interested in continuing their music education year-round. Try out a new instrument or improve on your current one, join an ensemble, or take a class.

Perform at regional folk music festivals with the Crescendo Fiddlers, grow more confident in your instrument or voice within a chamber ensemble, or our youngest musicians can join a Music Together class with a caregiver. Special workshops and masterclasses will also take place all summer long.

In-person and online options are available!

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2023 Camps offered week(s) of June 19, June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, Aug 7, Aug 14, Aug 21

"My daughter Ellen has been taking voice, guitar, and piano classes. The instruction has been excellent. We are eternally grateful for Crescendo and look forward to continuing her music education."
- Amy T.

Summer Camp in Kalamazoo

Dollars & Sense

1903 W Michigan Ave, MS 5420 Kalamazoo, MI 49008

The Dollars & Sense camp is designed to help campers prepare for "adulting." Campers will engage in activities that teach:

• Career Exploration
• Post-Secondary Training/Education
• College Financial Planning
• Budgeting/Saving
• Investing
• Insurance/Risk Management
• Real Estate
• Behavioral Economics

...and much much more!

Campers will develop a LifeCycle plan which details how they plan to go from high school to adult life. Campers present their LifeCycle plans on the last day of camp. Prizes are awarded and the professionals offer insights and feedback to each camper.

Improving your child's financial knowledge pays huge returns!

"I enjoyed camp. I learned about the importance of planning for my future and how to manage money. I feel much more prepared for my financial future."
- Zane M.

Summer Camp in Interlochen

Interlochen Arts Camp

4000 J Maddy Pkwy Interlochen, MI 49643

Interlochen Arts Camp offers world-renowned summer arts programs that encourage emerging young artists to explore and refine their artistic passion. Here, students will do what they love all day long - in the most beautiful place imaginable.

From cabin games to exploring the outdoors, students will experience all the fun of summer camp while practicing, performing, and making art.

A variety of programs are available for students in 3-12 grades, no matter their experience level. Arts areas include:
• Music
• Theatre
• Dance
• Creative Writing
• Visual Arts
• Film

Spark creativity, forge friendships, and find adventure at Interlochen Arts Camp.

2023 Camps offered week(s) of June 19, June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31

"Interlochen Arts Camp is one of the only places in the world where everyone can feel like they belong together through the power of the arts."
- Camper, 2019

Summer Camp in Kalamazoo

TKO Premier SC Soccer Camps

901 S Drake Rd Kalamazoo, MI 49009

TKO Premier SC's professional coaching staff takes great pride in the players that come through our system. We provide a variety of camps to fit all developmental levels:

• Half Day Camps center around ball-handling skills (dribbling, passing, shooting, and more) in a fun atmosphere that focuses on the proper technique.

• Shooting and Finishing Camp focuses on scoring goals!

• Goalkeeper Camp, taught by goalkeeping coaches, includes shot-stopping, distribution, reflexes, and controlling the box.

• Full Day Camp is designed for the serious and ambitious players to work on technical and tactical skills required to excel in a competitive environment.

"TKO Premier Soccer Camps are AWESOME."

"TKO Camps are the best way to spend the summer! Playing soccer with friends - that all my kid wants to do!"

Summer Camp in Schoolcraft

Next Level Performance Summer Camps

12733 US-131 Schoolcraft, MI 49087

Next Level Performance Summer Camps provide opportunities for kids to learn a sport, stay active, be outdoors and most important: HAVE FUN!

We have several sport options as well as one-of-a-kind camps. Not only do we care about active kids at Next Level, but we also love to teach character development through sport and activity.

We can't wait to share this summer with your athlete at the Dome Sports Center Campus!

Summer Camp in Portage

Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Summer Day Camps

6151 Portage Rd Portage, MI 49002

Choose from a variety of in-person science-based day camps that engage and motivate children to learn about the exciting world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM).

Utilizing fun, compelling, and highly interactive programming, the Air Zoo’s outstanding educators guide young minds through creative and inquiry-based experiences that instill a lifelong passion for learning.

From Lego Robotics and Exploration Space to the newest camp – Green STEAM – we offer something inspiring for everyone.

Summer Camp in Portage

Milestones Child Development Center

8101 Moorsbridge Rd Portage, MI 49024

Milestones Child Development Center is locally owned and offers summer camp programming for School Age children at our six locations, Portage, Belmont, Cascade, Jenison, Wyoming and Caledonia.

Open since 2005, Milestones enriches each child’s life with intentional educational techniques and authentic experiences all while providing a nurturing and safe environment.

Milestones' state-of-the-art facilities offer secure buildings, warm interiors and expansive natural playgrounds. School-Age children can find an exciting adventure with Milestones this summer!

2023 Camps offered week(s) of June 19, June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, Aug 7, Aug 14, Aug 21

Summer Camp in Augusta + Kalamazoo

Gilmore Piano Camp

6225 N 39th St Augusta, MI 49012

359 S Kalamazoo Mall Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Since its creation 23 years ago, Gilmore Piano Camp has welcomed hundreds of young pianists to its natural outdoor setting at Sherman Lake for fun and study.

The camp provides classical piano training, a wide range of music-related electives, and–of course–many traditional camp activities.

Treasured as the Midwest’s only piano-specific summer music camp, Gilmore Piano Camp welcomes pianists of all levels of experience from grades K-8.

Summer Camp in Portage, Paw Paw, Schoolcraft Twp, Plainwell + Richland

Kingdom Sports Summer Camp

Multiple SWMI Locations in Portage, Paw Paw, Schoolcraft Twp, Plainwell + Richland, MI

Kingdom Sports’ summer sports camps – including skateboard, flag football and youth soccer camps – are a safe, fun, and skill-focused experience for athletes between the ages of 2 and 18.

Under the expert care of our coaches, kids learn both individual and teamwork-oriented skills. A great way to develop personally and socially, these camps foster camaraderie and help to build both character and life skills.

Camps offered in 5 SWMI cities.

☆ Early bird discount offered before May 1! ☆

Summer Camp in Kalamazoo

Camp Kzoo

Mayors' Riverfront Park, 251 Mills St Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Youth Development Center, 230 E Crosstown Pkwy Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Looking for something fun for the kids to do all summer but sick of the ordinary? Check out Camp Kzoo! With nine different weeks of special activities and trips to fit each theme, your child is sure to have a blast!

Registration fee covers the cost of all trips and activities like visits to Kik Pool, bowling, the movie theater, a blueberry farm, Lake Arvesta Aqua Park, and more!

Summer Camp in Plainwell + Kalamazoo

Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan

12584 Burchette Rd Plainwell, MI 49080

601 W Maple St Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan Camps offer the perfect experiences for all girls. You don’t have to currently be a Girl Scout in order to join in on the fun. Girl Scouts provides experiences that build courage, confidence, and character.

All girls entering grades 1 through 12 have the chance to experience girl-led programming, where they can take risks in a safe environment, while having fun with friends in the great outdoors!

Summer Camp in Kalamazoo

Kazoo School Summer Session

1401 Cherry St Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Our school’s mission extends into the summer, providing opportunities for active growth of the mind and heart. Kazoo School Summer Session enthusiastically celebrates extraordinary minds and encourages teamwork and creative problem solving.

Building forts with fallen branches, creating imaginary worlds, improvising skits and more await your child at our summer camps!

Summer Camp in Kalamazoo

KAMSC Sizzlin' Summer

600 W Vine St, Ste 400 Kalamazoo, MI 49008

KAMSC offers seven weeks of STEM-based summer camps for ages preschool through high school. Full day or partial day, and one or two week options are available, with topics ranging from dinosaurs to computers.

Check our website in April for complete information including updated COVID safety guidelines and online registration.

2023 Camps offered week(s) of June 19, June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31

Summer Camp in Kalamazoo

Summer at Wellspring!

359 S Kalamazoo Mall Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Wellspring's summer programs offer unique and engaging dance experiences for all levels. We value community, artistic expression, individual differences, and making dance accessible to all.

All programs are held in the stunning Wellspring Theatre and are taught by Wellspring company members and Kalamazoo dance educators. Camp offerings for ages 3+.

Summer Camp in Kalamazoo

2022 ATYP Summer Camps

1903 W Michigan Ave Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5233

ATYP offers bright, eager-to-learn, middle and early high school students half-day summer programs on the campus of Western Michigan University. Topics include computers, art, science, writing, and more.

There are no eligibility requirements for summer programs - all students are welcome to participate!

Summer Camp in Portage

The Little Gym of Kalamazoo Summer Camps

408 W Centre Ave, Ste B Portage, MI 49024

Combining physical activity, gymnastics, games, and arts & crafts, we’ll help your child beat the summer heat with camps at The Little Gym!

Camps come in all shapes and sizes. Super Quest camps (ages 3-8) and Grade School Skill Thrill camps (ages 6-12) give your adventurer something unique.

Summer Camp in Portage

Action Day Camp

7813 S 12 St Portage, MI 49024

Hosted by Berean Baptist Church, Action Day Camp is an exciting week packed with FUN: games, crafts, friends, trips and carnival day!

We start every morning with songs, skits, and Bible stories to teach children that God loves us and Jesus died for the whole world.

Summer Camp in Kalamazoo

True Goal Soccer Camp

5701 Mount Olivet Rd Kalamazoo, MI 49004

Bethel Baptist invites K-8 students to join our week-long FREE, fun, instructive, and safe soccer camp. Each night includes a short Bible lesson. Grades 7-8 may assist as coaches/referees.

We invite parents to stay for snacks, yard games, and good conversation!

2022 Schedule: July 18-22, 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM

¡Hablamos Español!

Summer Camp in Three Rivers

YMCA Camp Eberhart

10481 Camp Eberhart Rd Three Rivers, MI 49093

Sending kids to YMCA Camp Eberhart gives them the opportunity to learn and grow in an extraordinary environment.

Situated on 200 wooded acres with over a mile of shoreline on Corey Lake, Camp Eberhart has been a treasured destination for children and families for more than 110 years.

Summer Camp in Kalamazoo

Crawlspace Comedy Theatre

315 W Michigan Ave Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Crawlspace Comedy Theatre is offering improv and sketch-writing camps this summer. Have a blast creating improvised comedy, while learning skills such as leadership, support, risk-taking and confidence.

In each week-long, half-day camp, campers will learn improv skills, games and have a short performance for friends and family!

Summer Camp in Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo Civic Theatre - Academy of Theatre Arts Summer Day Camp

329 S Park Street Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Join Kalamazoo Civic Theatre for a summer of adventures, confidence building, creativity, new friends, and performing on the stage! Programs are designed to embrace those new to the stage and to challenge those with performance experience.

Each camp concludes with an on stage performance. Early drop off and late pick up available.

Summer Camp in Kalamazoo

The Montessori School Summer Camps

750 Howard St Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Join one or many of our six themed day camps!

Themed activities all morning are followed by unstructured free play in a Montessori environment in the afternoons.

Weeks filled with Outdoor Exploration, Animal Interactions, STEAM, Treasures & Quests, Culinary Creations, and Recycled Art await your child ages 3-12.

More Kalamazoo Summer Camps

Academy of Dance Arts536 Romence Rd Ste 109
Portage, MI 49024
Action Day Camp
Berean Baptist Church
7813 S 12th St
Portage, MI 49024
Air Zoo6151 Portage Rd
Portage, MI 49002
ATYP at Western Michigan University1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
AYSO American Youth Soccer OrganizationMultiple Locations in SWMI
Bair Lake Bible Camp12500 Prang St
Jones, MI 49061
Camp Kidwell39000 1st Ave
Bloomingdale, MI 49026
Camp KzooMayors’ Riverfront Park
Youth Development Center
Kalamazoo, MI
Camp TavorThree Rivers, MI 49093
Camp Wakeshma59149 Camp Wakeshma Rd
Three Rivers, MI 49093
Cedar Lodge47000 52nd St
Lawrence, MI 49064
Color Adventures at Art Bayou3306 Stadium Dr
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
CranHill Summer Youth Camps14444 17 Mile Rd
Rodney, MI 49342
Crawlspace Comedy Theatre315 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 
Crescendo Academy of Music359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 12
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Dollars & Sense1903 W Michigan Ave MS 5420
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Gilden Woods Summer Explorers1518 E Centre Ave
Portage, MI 49002
Gilmore Piano Camp 6225 N 39th St
Augusta, MI 49012
359 S Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Girls on the Run of Greater Kalamazoo1747 W Milham Ave
Portage, MI 49024
Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan12584 Burchette Rd
Plainwell, MI 49080
601 W Maple St
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Glass Art Kalamazoo326 W Kalamazoo Ave #100
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Grace Adventures2100 N Ridge Rd
Mears, MI 49436
Indian Lake Nazarene Camp8258 Victory St
Vicksburg, MI 49097
Interlochen Arts Camp4000 J Maddy Pkwy
Interlochen, MI 49643
Kalamazoo Country Day School4221 E Milham Ave
Portage, MI 49002
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts314 S Park
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
KAMSC Sizzlin’ Summer600 W Vine St Ste 400
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Kazoo School Summer Session1401 Cherry St
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Kids Gym9027 Portage Industrial Dr
Portage, MI 49024
Kingdom Sports8151 Merchant Pl
Portage, MI 49002
Kalamazoo Nature Center7000 N Westnedge Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
The Little Gym408 W Centre Ave
Portage, MI 49024
The Montessori School750 Howard St
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Michigan Maritime Museum260 Dyckman Ave
South Haven, MI 49090
Milestones Child Development Center8101 Moorsbridge Rd
Portage, MI 49024
Miracle Camp25281 80th Ave
Lawton, MI 49065
Next Level Performance Summer Clinics
The Dome Sports Center
12733 N US Hwy 131
Schoolcraft, MI 49087
Pathfinder Church8740 S Westnedge Ave
Portage, MI 49002
Public Media Network Youth Media Camp359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 300
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Rootead505 E Kalamazoo Ave Ste 3
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Sherman Lake YMCA Camp6225 N 39th St
Augusta, MI 49012
Small World Learning Center3616 Lake St
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
The Civic Academy of Theatre Arts329 S Park St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
True Goal Soccer Camp
Bethel Baptist Church
5701 Mt Olivet
Kalamazoo, MI 49004
True Vine Equestrian Center72861 28th St
Lawton, MI 49065
Van Buren Youth Camp12370 45th St
Bloomingdale, MI 49026
Wellspring Dance Academy359 S Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
YMCA Camp Eberhart10481 Camp Eberhart Rd
Three Rivers, MI 49093
YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo1001 W Maple St
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
2900 W Centre Ave
Portage, MI 49024

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      Contact the specific camp you are interested in to register. Most of them have registration links on their websites.

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