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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!

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.

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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Spring Break Farm Camp

Come join us at Bowers School Farm during your spring break on April 3 & 4, 2017! We will play games, make a craft, learn how the farm works in preparation for planting our 8 acre garden, visit the greenhouse in full bloom and see the animals in their habitat and, of course, meet new friends! www.bloomfield.org/rec-signup

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New Equestrian Club Coming to Bowers Farm

The Friends of Bowers Farm is developing a program designed to provide new and unique opportunities for the community to interact with, ride and enjoy the horses that live at Bowers Farm. We are looking for volunteers to come and hear about our plans, give feedback and share ideas during a 90 minute information session. If you're interested, please visit the Friends of Bowers Farm's website and complete a short survey and to get additional information. Thank you for your time! Click here to connect to Friends of Bowers Farm.

www.friendsofbowersfarm.org

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Sugarbush at the Johnson Nature Center

Students, families and community members enjoyed the annual Sugarbush event at the Johnson Nature Center. Visitors tapped the maple trees, gathered sap, tasted fresh maple syrup and candies, walked the trails, and saw inside the historical log cabin. Guides explained the differences in syrup flavor and color, tree genetics, weather conditions during the maple season, and how sugar is produced in the leaves during photosynthesis and flows down to be stored near the roots during the winter. Read more to view more photos.

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