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SNAP Flag Football Camp & Free Event Reminder

SNAP Flag Football Camp
If your child likes the SNAP football League or has expressed interest in the game, they will LOVE the SNAP Football Camp!  Campers not only learn individual flag football skills like passing, receiving, running drills and strategy but also develop personally and socially, learning teamwork and building character and life skills through sports.  From beginners to the more experienced player, whether they want to improve their skills or just compete, we have something that will motivate, educate and challenge everyone.  Games and practices take place at Lahser on the turf field.

  • Morning Sessions from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM for Grades K-2; Afternoon Sessions from 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM for Grades 3-5.
  • Camp Dates:  6/17/19 - 6/21/19 and/or 8/5/19 - 8/9/19
  • Register today

Free Event Reminder for Thursday, May 22
Young Hacks Academy - Free Family Night at BHMS
Young Hacks Academy is holding a free YHA Family Night at Bloomfield Hills Middle School on 5/23/19 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. This event is for students and parents to experience the activities (coding a video game together, playing an unplugged game, etc.). YHA is holding two summer camps this summer (7/8-7/12 and 7/15 - 7/19) so come on out and see if the YHA experience is right for your child. "We founded Young Hacks Academy in 2013 to help kids develop important skills through a problem-based learning model that employs a variety of fun, energetic activities to promote collaboration and creative thinking. Whether your child is new to programming or an experienced coder, YHA will challenge him/her to think deeply, work in teams, and create video games about socially relevant topics. Even if our kids don't grow up to be computer programmers or engineers, a baseline technological literacy is essential for success in almost any 21st-century career."

  • Register today
  • Please register online or call 248.433.0885 to register for the YHA event to help us know how many individuals will be participating. Thank you!
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Oakland Rhythmic Gymnastic Camps

Oakland Rhythmic Gymnastics are excited to offer three exciting camps this summer:

ORG Camps take place at East Hills Middle School and are week-long camps starting up on 7/8, 7/15 & 7/22 (K-5 Summer Camps from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Jr. Elite from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and Elite from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM).

Rhythmic Gymnastics Summer Camps (Grades K-5)
These camps offer an introduction to the fundamentals of Rhythmic Gymnastics and introductory gymnastics and dance skills. Rhythmic Gymnastics is an Olympic sport in which girls perform choreographed routines to music using various hand apparatus including ball, ribbon, hoop and rope. This camp promotes the development of strength, coordination, flexibility and musicality and mixes it with fun. Camp "show" routine and gymnastics games. Before care available. 

ORG - Jr. Elite Training Camps (Grades 3-8 or Ages 7-14)
These camps offer a variety of specialized classes of interest for competitive rhythmic gymnasts, gymnasts, skaters and dancers. Daily work with advanced flexibility training, Russian ballet technique, rhythmic apparatus technique, tumbling, core conditioning and musicality. Special sessions in dance styles (latin, jazz, etc.) and choreography. Camp show, games and fun. Competitive athletes only.    

ORG - Elite Training Camps for Competitive Thythmic Gymnasts, Skaters & Dancers (Ages 11-21 or Grades 6-12)
These camps offer a variety of specialized classes of interest for competitive rhythmic gymnasts, gymnasts, skaters and dancers. Daily work with advanced flexibility training, Russian ballet technique, rhythmic apparatus technique, tumbling, core conditioning and musicality. Special sessions in dance styles (latin, jazz, etc.) and choreography. Camp show, games and fun. Competitive athletes only.  

Sign up for one of these camps or any of our other summer camps at or call 248.433.0885.

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Athletic Summer Camps

Bloomfield Hills Girl's Soccer Camp (Grades 6-8 and 9-12)
This camp will focus on the technical development of the players in finishing, dribbling, passing and receiving, defensing and possession. Goalkeeping coaching will also be provided. All campers will be coached by a member of the BHHS girls soccer coaching staff. Alan Zakaria is the head varsity coach for the BHHS girls soccer program. He has won 2 state championships as a coach and coached in four state finals. He holds a NSCAA Premier Diploma and USSF B license.

  • Camp Date:  July 29 - August 2 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the BHHS fields (Monday through Friday)
  • Fee:  $125

Black Hawk Fundamental Baseball Camp (Grades K-3 and 4-8)
Players will learn and practice the proper fundamentals and mechanics for throwing, catching, pitching, hitting and base running. Black Hawk Varsity baseball coach, Frank DiVito will lead the camp and be assisted by his players.

  • Camp Date:  June 17 - June 20 (Grades K-3 from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Grades 4-8:  11:30 AM - 1:00 PM)
  • Fee $175

Black Hawks Open Men's High School Soccer Camp (Grades 9-12)
Dougie MacAulay, Black Hawks Men's Varsity Soccer Coach, will be running a week long open training camp. Dougie is a B license coach also possessing an Advanced Placement National Diploma from the NSCAA. The Black Hawks were Division 1 State finalists 2013, Regional finalist 2014, district winners 2015. Please bring your own lunch, water bottle, shin guards and a ball to all sessions.

  • Camp Date:  July 22 - July 25 from 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Fee:  $185

Introduction to Lacrosse (Grades 3-8) - Participants need to be US Lacrosse members (see link below)
Four one-hour sessions to introduce your youth student to the various skills in the game of Lacrosse. This is a GREAT way for your athlete to be introduced to the sport in a comfortable environment. The basic skills of throwing, catching, shooting and cradling the ball will be introduced. Lead instructor and several current high school Varsity players will be instructing. NO EQUIPMENT NEEDED; stick will be provided and we will be using "SOFT" lacrosse balls. 

US Lacrosse Link

  • Please note there is a $25 fee.
  • Camp Date:  July 30 - August 8 from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (Tuesdays and Thursdays) at BHMS

News for Swimmers!

Spring Training for Summer Club Swimmers by Mike Lane is taking place from 4/29 - 5/23 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM.  

This is a four week program where we spend one week working on each of the four competitive strokes.  The program is run at the BHHS Pool.  Girls and boys, ages 6-18, can enroll as long as they can complete one length of the 25 yard pool.  The program will run Monday through Friday from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM.  Children 10 and under will swim from from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  Kids 11 and older will swim from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM.  There will be some accommodations made for ability levels.  Fee:  $203.00.

Register online at or call the Recreation Team at 248.433.0885.

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Bowers School Farm Summer Camps

The popular Bowers School Farm Summer Camps will be open for registrations on Friday, January 25, at 12:00 p.m.
Due to limited space in the camps, we ask that you limit the number of registrations to the summer farm programs to three or less per child so that we can provide as many children possible the opportunity to enjoy the farm experiences.
A preview of the 2019 Bowers School Farm camps:

Ages 3-5
•    The original Barnyard Buddies Camp
•    Barnyard Buddies:  Five Senses Farm Fun Camp
•    Barnyard Buddies:  Farm on Foot Explorer Camp
•    Barnyard Buddies:  Little Sprouts Camp

Ages 6-10
•    Farm Camp:  Outdoor Adventures
•    Farm Camp:  Life on the Farm
•    Farm Camp:  Goats 'n Gardens
•    Farm Camp:  Animal Excursions

•    Advanced Camp:  Vet Science
•    Advanced Camp:  Science in the Kitchen
•    Advanced Camp:  Equine Excursion, Beginners Horse Camp
•    Advanced Camp:  Animal Science

Please take the time to review the programs in more detail by logging into Community Pass at Prices, program descriptions dates and times are available to review.

Please don't forget the wonderful camps being offered by the E.L. Johnson Nature Center as well as our Huck Finn, Bloomfield Summer Fun and Sports and Adventure camps; all are open for registrations.

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