SUMMER CAMP

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, Honey Creek has canceled its 2020 Summer Camp program. We are heartbroken. We wish you well and hope to see you again in 2021.
Honey Creek Summer Camp

Spend your summer having outdoor adventures, saving the universe, defeating dark wizards, creating artistic masterpieces, searching for buried treasure, completing mythological quests, conducting crazy and cool science experiments, playing sports AND carnival, and making new friends!  With a mix of activity blocks, unstructured supervised play, daily swimming in an indoor pool, and weekly field trips, adventures abound for school-age children at the theme-based Honey Creek Summer Camp.

We offer something for everyone, whether you come for a day, a week, or the entire summer. Our flexible scheduling, themed weeks, and specialty camps help you customize your summer to fill your child’s days with FUN.

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What's Different About Honey Creek's Summer Camp?

  • Extended Day Care from 8AM-6PM, with no extra fees for before and after care.

  • Flexible Scheduling, because real life is flexible. For a slight fee, you can switch days; and you can sign up for 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 days per week.

  • Multi-age, thematic programs. Honey Creek Summer Camp is hands-on experience, through which campers actively create, play, and learn.

  • For campers who will return to Honey Creek for the regular school year, the camp is an opportunity to become comfortable with the school’s culture and layout.

  • SPECIALTY CAMPS with the option for before and after care in our regular day camp.

  • We are a licensed child care facility so we provide a SAFE, stimulating, and satisfying summer camp experience.

Contact Info:

Honey Creek Summer Camp 1735 S. Wagner Road  Ann Arbor, MI 48103
hcsummercamp@hc.wash.k12.mi.us
734.994.2636 ext. 2240

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

Each week of camp has a unique theme. Campers may sign up for the entire summer, for their favorite weeks, or for a regularly scheduled drop in (for example, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday). Please contact us to arrange a schedule that best fits your needs. Older campers are eligible for the Counselor-in-Training program. 

All Day Child Care
Camp operates from 8:00AM – 6:00PM
In addition to daily enrichment activities, swimming, and “Me Time,” campers will enjoy a variety of clubs and field trips throughout the summer. The first hour+ of each day is flex time, to accommodate all families’ morning schedules. (There are no extra fees for these extended care hours.) Themed group activities begin at 9:30 A.M. Then, campers have lunch, recess, “Me Time,” and swimming. An afternoon snack and a second block of theme activities finish the day.

Facilities

Honey Creek's permanent summer camp location is in the High Point School on the WISD campus (Washtenaw Intermediate School District) in Ann Arbor on South Wagner Road between Liberty and Scio Church Roads.

 

​From 2020- 2021 our temporary location is 235 Spencer Lane in Ypsilanti while the Wagner Road building is under construction.

 

​Both locations feature:

  • Climate Controlled Building

  • Playground

  • Indoor swimming pool

  • Fully-Equipped Kitchen

  • Cafetorium (cafeteria/auditorium)

  • Gymnasium

Meals
Summer campers have two snacks and a lunch every day. A morning snack should be brought from home. For lunch, parents have the option to pack a bag lunch or to purchase hot lunch, provided by Dexter Food Services.

We provide a nutritious afternoon snack. Campers may also find themselves snacking on Honey Creek’s Edible Garden, located in the playground.

Transportation
Parents/guardians are responsible for transportation to and from camp. Bus transportation is provided for all field trips.

Staff
All Counselors are First Aid / CPR certified and experienced working with children in integrated, multi-age programs. The Counselor:Camper ratio is approximately 1:10.

Costs, Fees, Discounts
Honey Creek Summer Day Camp allows you the flexibility to choose the DAYS of the summer that you wish to attend.  The cost is $55.00/day from 8AM-6PM.  Weekly field trips, daily swimming, and afternoon snacks are included.

Specialty camps cost $280 for the full-day camp (8:30AM-2PM); or $180 for half-day camp (8:30-11:30AM or 12:30-3:30PM).

Before and After Care, and Lunch Care is available through our day camp for those participating in Specialty Camps.  Daily costs are $5 for Early Drop-Off, $5 for Lunch (11:30AM-12:30PM), $25 for 8AM-12:30PM,  $20 from 2-6PM, and $35 from 11:30AM-6PM

A $45 non-refundable enrollment fee is required for all campers and includes the cost of a Honey Creek Summer Camp t-shirt.

Small Group Campers
Honey Creek reserves the right to modify the schedule and charge a higher rate for campers who require smaller group activities and/or more specialized attention. Camp schedule and rate will be determined on an individual basis based on staffing demands and availability.

Brain Monkeys: Sumo Battle Bots (Grades 3-5), Cost $205

 

​June 22-26, 8:30 am-11:30 am

Group size: 6-12 campers
Instructor: Katie Tilton & Brain Monkeys Staff

Using the LEGO Mindstorms NXT robot kits, campers will become familiar with the fundamentals of computer programming. They will use a powerful icon based, drag and drop computer language that is easy to learn for many different types learners. Students use this language to combine basic elements called icons (analogues to functions and subroutines) including motion control and sensor icons to build programming that exhibits “intelligent” behavior.

Once campers have achieved a series of challenges which demonstrate their basic understanding of programming, they will begin to work on their Sumo Robot. Battles take place in a 4 ft. diameter ring which is built using specific competition level requirements. The goal of a sumo battle is simple: knock your opponent out of the ring as quickly and efficiently as possible. Strategy is a must and campers will repeatedly try new ideas in order to test and refine their robot before we begin the official sumo battle rounds.

Brain Monkeys: Hot Wheels Physics (Grades 1-4), Cost $190

 

July 13-17, 12:30 pm-3:30 pm

Group size: 6-12 campers
Instructor: Katie Tilton & Brain Monkeys Staff

Ever play with Hot Wheels cars and tracks? I bet you didn’t know that you were exploring the wide world of physics when you raced those speedy cars around the track? Let’s go wild and build, learn, and explore physics with hot wheels cars, tracks, and more!

INSTRUCTOR: Katie Tilton is a certified school teacher, artist, engineer, inventor and entrepreneur who saw the need to increase the number of programs that support discovery-based learning.  She founded Brain Monkeys back in 2009 to offer inquiry-based programs in after school and summer camp programs, evening and weekend classes and workshops, clubs and groups, private tutoring and more.

2020 Weekly Themes & Field Trips

 

June 16TH - 19TH

WILD KINGDOM (W-F): Roar, growl, buzz, and hiss! Campers will take a walk on the wild side while celebrating all the biodiversity that makes our world such a rich and wonderful place!

June 20TH, 9-11AM

Leslie Science and Nature Center at Honey Creek

June 22ND - 26TH

CAMPERCON: Sci Fi! Fantasy! Super Heroes! Campers will take a leap into some of the most popular Comic-Con favorites and fandoms.

June 26TH, 11:30AM-2:45PM

Jedi Academy at Honey Creek

June 27TH, 11:30AM-2:45PM

Star Fleet at Honey Creek

June 29TH - July 3RD

TIME TRAVELERS: Travel through wormholes to the past and into the future.  CAUTION: Dinosaur Alert!

JULY 2ND, 9:15AM-3:45PM

Greenfield Village

July 6th - 10th

MYTHOLOGY & MAKE BELIEVE: Campers will partake in legendary quests inspired by heroic tales from mythologies and fairy tales.

July 10TH, 10:15AM-2:45PM

Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

July 13TH - 17TH

FINE ARTS FEST: Surround yourself with music, painting, theater, and many other media of art.  Create, observe, and enjoy a week full of artful antics.

July 18TH, 9:30AM

Wild Swan Theater

July 20TH - 24TH

WEIRD SCIENCE: Explore, experiment, and experience science… with a twist.

July 23RD, 9:45AM-1:45AM

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

July 27TH - 31ST

MYSTICAL ADVENTURES: Experience a world of magic at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Accio Campers!

July 31ST, 10:15AM-3PM

Hogwarts at Michigan League

August 3RD - 7TH

CAMPERS AHOY!: Water, pirates, treasure, and high seas fun! Yo ho! Yo ho! A camper’s life for me!

August 10TH, 10AM-4PM

Independence Lake

August 10TH - 14TH

MAKERS MANIA: Make it! Take it! Dream it!  Build it! Design it!  Refine it! Imagine it!  Invent it! We’ll provide the time and tools to help you bring your creations to life!

August  17TH - 21ST
M.E.G.A Camp: Campers will take part in protecting our Earth. Recycled art projects, fresh air, and environmental awareness!  Together we’ll Make Earth Great Again!

August 10TH, 10AM-4:14PM

Indian Creek Zoo

Counselor In Training 

 

​The CIT Program offers an interactive experiential learning environment for teens entering 7th or 8th grade who want to further develop their leadership and communication skills, as well as gain experience in planning activities for young children. The program provides an inside view into how a camp runs and into the responsibilities and skills of a camp counselor. CITs are provided opportunities to shadow counselors, allowing them to observe, study, and practice skills in a supportive environment. CITs will receive 1st Aid/CPR training and are paid up to $5.50/day while they learn valuable job skills such as responsibility, teamwork, and creative problem-solving. CITs must complete an application and attend a minimum of 25 days of camp.

Contact Info:

Honey Creek Summer Camp 1735 S. Wagner Road  Ann Arbor, MI 48103
hcsummercamp@hc.wash.k12.mi.us
734.994.2636 ext. 2240

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