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Registration is now open for Bloomfield Hills Schools 2017 summer camps! BHS has many different summer camp opportunities for students of all ages and for all interests throughout Oakland County. Students can explore the outdoors and have an exciting educational experience.

2017 Summer Camps:

Bowers School Farm Camps

Animal Camp (Ages 6-11)
Instructors: Jessica Lynn & Michelle Golembieski
Session 1: July 10 - July 14
Session 2: July 24 - July 28
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $300 per Session
Come join us at Bowers this summer for Animal Camp! We will spend our day exploring first-hand how a real farm works with age appropriate content. Campers will interact with all of our livestock with the purpose of learning animal care, handling and about the tools that go along with the job. From daily chores to shearing a sheep, our campers will learn all about the livestock we keep and how agricultural products fit into their daily lives. Campers must be potty trained. Click here to sign up!

Animal and Nature Camp (Ages 6-11)
Instructors: Jessica Lynn & Michelle Golembieski
Session 1: July 17 - July 21
Session 2: July 31 - August 4
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $300 per Session
Explore every nook and cranny of our 90-acre farm! In two separate sessions, we will explore the diverse animal, vegetable and mineral phenomena dwelling here at the farm, comparing seasonal changes. Campers will gain experience and appreciation of nature and how her multiple components interact. We will develop naturalist skills through hiking, utilizing field guides, digging in the soil, foraging wild and domestic plants and, of course, appreciating and caring for our farm animals. Click here to sign up!

Barnyard Buddies Barnyard Fun (Ages 3-5)
Instructors: Amy Cardin
Session 1: June 26-27
Session 2: June 29-30
Session 3: July 31-August 1
Session 4: August 28-29
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
$75 / Session
Barnyard Fun is a two day, 1/2 day summer camp at the Bowers School Farm. This exciting, hands-on camp is designed specifically for our youngest campers. Activities include an age appropriate introduction to farm animals, gardening and chores in a safe and nurturing environment. Small groups of 6-10 campers per guide will allow for in-depth exploration, tailor-made activities and the chance to “do” the work of a farmer. Campers bring their own lunch from home and create a snack at camp each day. Campers must be potty trained. Click here to sign up!

NEW! Barnyard Buddies Little Sprouts (Ages 3-5)
Instructors: Amy Cardin
Session 1: August 14-15
Session 2: August 17-18
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
$75 / Session
Barnyard Buddies Little Sprouts is a two day, 1/2 day summer camp at the Bowers School Farm. We will focus on exploring our bountiful gardens and see how they connect to the animals and humans that live here. We’ll do it all – from planting, to harvesting to whipping up healthy, tasty treats! Small groups of 6-10 campers per guide will allow for in-depth exploration and tailor-made activities. Campers bring their own lunch from home and create a snack at camp each day Campers must be potty trained. Click here to sign up!

NEW! Barnyard Buddies Farm on Foot (ages 3-5, must be potty trained)
Instructors: Amy Cardin
Session 1: July 17-18
Session 2: July 20-21
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
$75 / Session
Farm on Foot is a two day, 1/2 day (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) summer camp at the Bowers School Farm. Intrepid explorers this camp is for you! We will investigate every corner of our 90-acre farm including our animals and gardens in a safe and nurturing environment. Small groups of 6-10 campers per guide will allow for in-depth exploration and tailor-made activities. Campers bring their own lunch from home and create a snack at camp each day. Campers must be potty trained. Click here to sign up!

NEW! Barnyard Buddies 5 Sense Farm Fun (Ages 3-5)
Instructors: Amy Cardin
Session 1: July 10-11
Session 2: July 13-14
Session 3: August 7-8
Session 4: August 10-11
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
$75 / Session
5 Senses Farm Fun is a two day, 1/2 day summer camp at the Bowers School Farm. We will focus on exploring our 5 senses as we visit with animals, gardens, and our natural surroundings. Small groups of 6-10 campers per guide will allow for in-depth exploration and tailor-made activities. Campers bring their own lunch and will create a snack at camp each day. Campers must be potty trained. Click here to sign up!

Johnson Nature Center Camps

Nature Up Close (Ages 3-4)
Instructors: Megan Zimmerman and Austin Rocha
Session 1: July 10 - July 14
Session 2: July 17- July 21 (continued)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $185 / 5 Sessions
Come spend a week up close in nature! Walk the trails, examine bugs, leaves and logs, and learn about camouflage. Learn to think like an animal through interactive games, design your own t-shirt, and visit the log cabin to see how pioneers lived. Small snacks will be provided daily. Join us for one week or visit us again next week for more outdoor adventures! Bring a lunch, and come dressed to be outdoors! There will be a $20 material fee payable to the instructor. Learners must be potty trained. Click here to sign up!

Nature Up Close Next Step (Ages 5-7)
Instructors: Megan Zimmerman and Austin Rocha
Session 1: July 10 - July 14
Session 2: July 17 - July 21 (continued)
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $185 / 5 Sessions
Come along with us as we learn new ways to camp out in the wilderness. Navigate through the trails with your own trail markers, learn to track animals, and understand camouflage. Learn to think like an animal through interactive games, design your own t-shirt, and visit the log cabin to see how pioneers lived. Join us for one week or come back next week for more outdoor adventures! Small snacks will be provided daily. Come dressed to be outdoors! $20 material fee payable to the instructor. Click here to sign up!

Outdoor Adventure (Grades 2-6)
Instructors: Megan Zimmerman and Austin Rocha
Dates: July 24 - July 28
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $285 / 5 Sessions
Are you ready for a week of fun and excitement? Come to this camp to have it all! Sculpt and build using items found in nature, navigate through the trails using your own trial markers and participate in predator/prey survival games. Various survival skills such as fishing, building shelters and archery will be taught while enjoying the outdoors. Bring a lunch, and come dressed to be outdoors! There will be a $20 material fee payable to the instructor. Click here to sign up!

Recreation Summer Programs

Huck Finn Summer Day Camp (Ages 4 to Grade 3)
Huck Finn Summer Day Camps is for ages 4 through Grade 3. Enjoy crafts, create fun and interesting art projects, play sports and games and participate in special events and weekly field trips. Campers will go to the waterfront daily for swimming and beach time. Other beach activities include water carnivals, fishing, canoe, sailboat and pontoon rides. Camp is held at West Hills Middle School at 2601 Lone Pine road in West Bloomfield. After and Before Care provided for an extra cost.

Bring a lunch, snack, & water bottle each day. Apply sunscreen to your student before camp and pack in backpack with a change of clothes, bathing suit, towel, and flip flops/water shoes for beach. Students will go on a field trip every Thursday, cost is included with registration. Emergency forms & permission slips must be completed and brought with camper on first day. Click here to sign up!

  • 5130-17C01: $222 Mon-Fri 6/19-6/23 9:30-3:30 PM
  • 5130-17C02: $222 Mon-Fri 6/26-6/30 9:30-3:30 PM
  • 5130-17C03; $134 (no class 7/3, 7/4) Mon-Fri 7/5-7/7 9:30-3:30 PM
  • 5130-17C04: $222 Mon-Fri 7/10-7/14 9:30-3:30 PM
  • 5130-17C05: $222 Mon-Fri 7/17-7/21 9:30-3:30 PM
  • 5130-17C06: $222 Mon-Fri 7/24-7/28 9:30-3:30 PM
  • 5130-17C07: $222 Mon-Fri 7/31-8/4 9:30-3:30 PM
  • 5130-17C08: $222 Mon-Fri 8/7-8/11 9:30-3:30 PM
  • 5130-17C09: $222 Mon-Fri 8/14-8/18 9:30-3:30 PM
  • 5130-17C10: $222 Mon-Fri 8/21-8/25 9:30-3:30 PM
  • 5130-17C0F: 2,126.00 Mon-Fri 6/19-8/25 9:30-3:30 PM

Bloomfield Summer Fun (Grades 3-7)
Bloomfield Summer Fun Day Camps are for Grades 3-7. Enjoy crafts, create fun and interesting art projects, play sports and games and participate in special events and weekly field trips. Campers will go to the waterfront daily for swimming and beach time. Other beach activities include water carnivals, fishing, canoe, sailboat and pontoon rides.

Bring a lunch, snack, & water bottle each day. Apply sunscreen to your student before camp and pack in backpack with a change of clothes, bathing suit, towel, and flip flops/water shoes for beach. Students will go on a field trip every Thursday, cost is included with registration. Emergency forms & permission slips must be completed and brought with camper on first day. Click here to sign up!

  • 5160-17C01: $222 Mon-Fri 6/19-6/23 9:30-3:30 PM
  • 5160-17C02: $222 Mon-Fri 6/26-6/30 9:30-3:30 PM
  • 5160-17C03; $134 (no class 7/3, 7/4) Mon-Fri 7/5-7/7 9:30-3:30 PM
  • 5160-17C04: $222 Mon-Fri 7/10-7/14 9:30-3:30 PM
  • 5160-17C05: $222 Mon-Fri 7/17-7/21 9:30-3:30 PM
  • 5160-17C06: $222 Mon-Fri 7/24-7/28 9:30-3:30 PM
  • 5160-17C07: $222 Mon-Fri 7/31-8/4 9:30-3:30 PM
  • 5160-17C08: $222 Mon-Fri 8/7-8/11 9:30-3:30 PM
  • 5160-17C09: $222 Mon-Fri 8/14-8/18 9:30-3:30 PM
  • 5160-17C10: $222 Mon-Fri 8/21-8/25 9:30-3:30 PM
  • 5160-17C0F: 2,126.00 Mon-Fri 6/19-8/25 9:30-3:30 PM

Sports and Adventure Summer Day Camp (Grades 3-7)
Sports and Adventure Summer Day Camps are for grades 3 through 7. This is a full day camp with sports and more. Learn skills and techniques of many sports and games including touch football, soccer, baseball, bowling, floor hockey and golf activities. Enjoy field trips and canoeing and swimming at the West Hills Middle School waterfront.

Bring a lunch, snack, & water bottle each day. Apply sunscreen to your student before camp and pack in backpack with a change of clothes, bathing suit, towel, and flip flops/water shoes for beach. Students will go on a field trip every Thursday, cost is included with registration. Emergency forms & permission slips must be completed and brought with camper on first day. Click here to sign up!

  • 5150-17C01: $222 Mon-Fri 6/19-6/23 9:30-3:30 PM
  • 5150-17C02: $222 Mon-Fri 6/26-6/30 9:30-3:30 PM
  • 5150-17C03; $134 (no class 7/3, 7/4) Mon-Fri 7/5-7/7 9:30-3:30 PM
  • 5150-17C04: $222 Mon-Fri 7/10-7/14 9:30-3:30 PM
  • 5150-17C05: $222 Mon-Fri 7/17-7/21 9:30-3:30 PM
  • 5150-17C06: $222 Mon-Fri 7/24-7/28 9:30-3:30 PM
  • 5150-17C07: $222 Mon-Fri 7/31-8/4 9:30-3:30 PM
  • 5150-17C08: $222 Mon-Fri 8/7-8/11 9:30-3:30 PM
  • 5150-17C09: $222 Mon-Fri 8/14-8/18 9:30-3:30 PM
  • 5150-17C10: $222 Mon-Fri 8/21-8/25 9:30-3:30 PM
  • 5150-17C0F: 2,126.00 Mon-Fri 6/19-8/25 9:30-3:30 PM

BEFORE AND AFTER CARE FOR THE THREE SUMMER DAY CAMPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REGISTRATION ONLINE.

Camps are held at West Hills Middle School at 2601 Lone Pine Road in West Bloomfield. After Care and Before Care provided (please refer to online catalog). Please be advised that you will need to plan on arriving 5-10 minutes early on first day of camp to complete mandatory emergency information forms and permission slip. If you wish to pick these up in advance, you may do so at the Doyle Center, 7273 Wing Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI, Mondays to Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • AM CAMPS: 5191AM: Before Care takes place from 7:15 AM - 9:30 AM: $93.00/week, $889 /entire summer session
  • PM CAMPS: 5191PM: After Care takes place from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM, $88/week, $841/entire summer session
  • No AM or PM Care available on 7/3 or 7/4
  • Campers must be preregistered to use Kids Care. Fees will not be prorated. Parents who are late picking up their children will be assessed additional costs of $1.00 per minute.

REFUND POLICY: Absolutely NO refunds will be given after June 2, 2017. There will be no exceptions. A $7.00 cancellation fee per student per session until 4:00 p.m. on June 2nd. There will be NO refunds after June 2.

SCAMP

SCAMP is a 5-week summer program that seeks to provide an exciting and therapeutic summer program for individuals with disabilities ages 3-26 in the Metro Detroit area. Campers enjoy a variety of structured activities that focus on social skills improvement, language enrichment, and pre-vocational skills-. They also enjoy art and music therapy and physical education. Participants in this program will swim at Walnut Lake which is located behind West Hills Middle School in West Bloomfield. Visit www.bloomfieldscamp.com for more information.


Bloomin' Preschool Summer Program

Offered at Fox Hills and Lone Pine
6 weeks - 6 years
June - August
Open Monday - Friday, 7:00a to 6:00p
Preschool themed studies
Click here for more information

An Exciting Update!

Bloomfield Hills Schools is proud to announce the new Recreation Website, your one-stop-shop for all activity and event registration!

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BHS Ski and Snowboard Club

Interested in skiing and snowboarding?  The Bloomfield Hills Schools Ski and Snowboard Club will begin in January, 2018!  "It is a blast!" Jacob Saltsman, BHMS 8th Grader, exclaims.  "The instructors are really cool and everyone has a positive attitude.  At first, they teach the basics, then carving and how to look good and ski properly."

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Summer Camps at Bowers Farm

Camps are educational and tons of fun! Day camps feature activities in the garden where campers harvest fresh food and prepare delicious snacks. Daily fun also includes caring for the farm animals, exploring the forest, and living life on the farm. Our camps fill quickly so be sure to sign-up early at www.bloomfield.org/recreation.

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Educational Programs

The farm offers educational field trips for schools interested in enhancing the classroom learning experience through authentic, place-based learning. Community organizations such as scouts, neighborhood associations, family and church groups can also sign-up to participate. Program topics include Plant Science, Animal Behavior, Sustainability, Harvesting, Conservation and Genetics to name a few. Programs with specific topics run at different times of the school year, range in duration and price and target different ages/groups. Call 248.341.6475 for more information.

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Personalized Farm Events

We are happy to host various types of events such as birthday parties, family outings, showers, etc. We have a number of event areas available for rent. We are happy to discuss the integration of wagon rides, bonfires, and farm tours into your event, or help you create a theme for your special day. For more information please call 248.341.6475.

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