Junior Summer Camp

CAMP MIRAGE JUNIOR PROGRAM

45201 N. TERRITORIAL PLYMOUTH (Located at the Plymouth First United Methodist Church)

Juniors are taking over our North Territorial location and for good reason! It’s PERFECT for them. Junior camp is offered to kids entering preschool, kindergarten, or 1st grade in the Fall. All Juniors will be grouped by age.

Whoo-hoo! Can you tell we’re excited??? We are booting out the older kids so our Juniors can be the big guys on campus! Do you have a Junior Camper who would attend North Territorial and a big kid attending Five Mile? We’ll have a bus service in between. Call for more information.

OK… Here’s how it works! Junior Camp is a 50 /50 mix of indoor and outdoor activities. We don’t have this option at Five Mile, that’s why this is perfect for younger kids. Here is what the North Territorial Location has to offer:

Outside – wooded nature trails, soccer fields, basketball courts, huge 75-foot slip-n- slide, GAGA pits, volleyball courts, bikes, tetherball, 4-square, playground equipment

Indoors- approximately 3,000 square feet with an arts and crafts room, Lego building room, gaming room, gross motor room, music room, an indoor canteen, and indoor bathrooms! Yes! Indoor bathrooms! We have TONS of toys and games! These are much easier to manage indoors.

We now have two Junior Program options for younger kids our JUNIOR CAMP (3 & 4 year-olds) and traditional JUNIOR DAY CAMP (5, 6 & 7 year-olds). Below you will find the details for both programs.

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Do you have a Junior camper and a big kid and are concerned about drop off and pick up at two locations? Don’t worry! We have transportation between the two camps.

Free shuttle service is available for sibling campers between our two Plymouth locations. If you live closer to one location, consider the bus service. If you have siblings attending both locations, this is a great option. We know there may be mixed feelings regarding dividing the locations by age; please be assured that this was well thought out. This is an excellent opportunity to provide a much more enjoyable and customizable experience for our kiddos. Our bus will do two shuttles in the AM at 8:15 and 8:45 and two shuttles in the PM at 3:15 and 3:45. Additional pre/ aftercare is available outside of these times as well. Our locations are 8 minutes away, and our bus has seat belts. No pre-registration is necessary. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Free shuttle service

JUNIOR CAMP FOR 3 AND 4-YEAR OLDS

*must be 3 by June 1st and potty trained

Our Junior Camp rocks and is always one of the first to sell out! We believe it’s because our programming is unique and more exciting than other daycare options around. In planning the JR camps, we’ve considered your child’s developmental skills, motor coordination, attention span, and energy level. We’ve carefully balanced educational activities with just plain silly fun!

This camp is divided by age. All activities/sports will be customized for your child’s age group.

The cost is $165/ week. Choose one week, several weeks, or the whole summer!

Junior Camp runs Monday- Friday from 9 AM-noon. Pre and After-camp are available for all 4-year-old Junior campers.  Click here for more information.

Our days are divided into 4 parts. Junior athletes promise’ that we’ll be doing some sort of physical activity every day. Junior artists lets’ our little ones create and express themselves. Junior genius allows us to sneak in some education (shhh… don’t tell)! Finally, Junior jokes will let the kids go wild by getting messy, goofy, and silly. Our Juniors get the crazy out here and come home super happy and tired!

JUNIOR THEME WEEK

9AM – NOON WEEK OF:

June 20th  Under the Sea / Pirate Adventure

June 27th  Animal Planet

July 4th  Midsummer Party*

July 11th  Detective and Mystery

July 18th  Princess and Superhero

July 25th  Pixar Favorites

August 1st  Dinosaur Week

August 8th  Junior Scientists

August 15th  Beach Party

August 22nd  Disney Favorites

Aug 29th The Last Hurrah**

 

Notes:

*Midsummer Party - NO camp Monday, July 4th, see description below in the Junior Day Camp section. Price adjusted to $125/ week.

**The Last Hurrah - Held at Five Mile location only! $205 / week see description below in the Junior Day Camp section.

 

JUNIOR DAY CAMP

Camp Options for 5, 6, and young 7-year-olds

OK… so now camps for our biggest kiddos at Camp Mirage North Territorial! HUGE news! Our 5, 6 and 7-year-olds qualify for regular camps. CAMP OPTIONS for 5, 6, and young 7-year-olds Located at 45201 North Territorial Road Plymouth.

The following camps are sold by the week. Purchase one week, a few weeks, or piece together the entire summer. All camp runs 9 AM-noon. Looking for all day care? Add on our pre-camp and after-camp program at an hourly rate. Campers will be grouped by age when appropriate.

Do you have a Junior Camper who would attend North Territorial and a big kid attending Five Mile? We’ll have a bus service in between. Call for more information.

Junior Day Camp - North Territorial
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BASKETBALL

$165/week 9:00 – 12:00

Always one of our most popular camps! Our instructors will help improve every part of your game by focusing on shooting, passing and dribbling. We’ll teach offense and defense techniques, ball handling, rules and sportsmanship. Each day consists of fun drills and games like king of the court and lightning. Daily tournaments allow everyone to show off their skills.

Offered 9 am-noon weeks of June 20th, July 18th, and Aug 8th

CAMP MIRAGE FAVES

$160/week 9:00 – 12:00

This camp is the bomb! It’s our camper’s favorite and the counselor’s most requested. And it’s perfect for any age. We’ll start with gaga, the most popular pastime at Camp Mirage. Gaga is a form of dodge ball from Israel and it has a HUGE following here! We’re going to kick it up a notch this year with pickle ball, nuke em, kickball, capture the flag, nerf, team-building and much more! This camp rocks year after year.

Offered 9 am-noon weeks of June 27th, July 18th, Aug 1st, and Aug 15th

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE!

$160/week 9:00 – 12:00

Imagine the freedom to choose whatever you’d like to do at camp each day! We’ll have full access to everything on-site. You’ll start the week by hijacking the Directors office and planning the perfect schedule. Campers will get to choose from over 50 activities to plan their dream week. Maybe we’ll challenge the counselors to a dodge ball match? Maybe we’ll run the bonfire in the morning with some crazy antics? How about hijacking the canteen and taking it over? The sky is the limit in this camp! Consider signing up for more than one week…this one is well loved.

Offered 9 am-noon weeks of June 27th, July 25th, and Aug 15th

CSI FORENSICS

MYSTERY AND DETECTIVE

$175/week 9:00 – 12:00

Dun dun dun...A crime has been committed at Camp Mirage and it’s up to our forensic scientists and detectives to solve it. New this year, we’re going to document the entire mystery and put it on the Camp Mirage YouTube Channel. On Monday, we’ll tape off the scene, collect evidence and analyze data. We’ll focus on fingerprinting, lip printing, shoe prints & impressions. Projects will involve forgery / handwriting and ink analysis. Crime fighters will use scientific techniques & deductive reasoning to narrow down ‘whodunit’! All collected data, combined with crafty detective work will leave us with three suspects… all of which will stand trial on Friday.

Offered 9 am-noon weeks of June 20th, July 18th, and Aug 8th mystery and detective

DUDE CAMP

$165/week 9:00 – 12:00

It’s a CM legend! Parents don’t tell the kids but we’re going to teach your sons to be classy gentlemen. They’ll learn the importance of brotherhood, teamwork & philanthropy. Boys, you’re going to have a blast! Think lots of sports like football, hoops, hockey, soccer and frisbee golf. We’ll learn a bit of martial arts and self-defense. Interested in Nerf? We’ve got a whole day of it. Finally, we’ll work on a large philanthropy project that will help a local charity and teach the importance of giving back to the community. Throw in secret handshakes & practical jokes and you’ll have a whole new set of friends for life!

Offered 9 am-noon weeks of June 20th, July 18th, and Aug 8th

ECO ART

ECO ART

$165/week 9:00 – 12:00

Transform recycled materials into funky, usable art. These are projects that can be enjoyed at home or given as gifts. We wish we had room for pictures because it’s amazing how beautiful they turn out. Our large projects for the week include gorgeous flower canvas prints, DIY bird feeders, tubular bowls, melted crayon abstract art and rainbow wind chimes. Show off your creativity and help the environment at the same time!

Offered 9 am-noon weeks of July 11th, Aug 1st, and Aug 22nd

GIRL POWER CAMP

$165/week 9:00 – 12:00

Ladies… you asked for it! Your very own fearless girls only camp. Yes, we’ll do the secret handshakes and practical jokes. We’ll spend a day learning some different sports and then challenging other camps to play. We’ll do a day of all things SPA!!! Manicures, pedicures & healthy snacks. We’ll focus on self-esteem building, bullying and cliques. Finally, we’ll work on a large philanthropy project that will help a local charity and teach the importance of giving back to the community. This is girl power bonding at its’ best.

Offered 9 am-noon weeks of July 11th, Aug 1st, and Aug 22nd

GROSSOLOGY & FREAKY EXPERIMENTS

GROSSOLOGY & FREAKY EXPERIMENTS

$175/week 9:00 – 12:00

Be amazed! Be awed! Scream! We were going to put “science” in the title but didn’t want you to think this will be anything like school. These experiments are too messy, too repulsive and too annoying to do anywhere else. Each day we’ll do one mind-boggling group experiment and then we’ll buddy up for experiments of our own. Here are a few to peak your interest… skateboard rocket cars, virtual vomit, exploding toothpaste, atomic worms,vanishing peanuts, pseudo snot, potato shooters, make your own bubble gum, rotten egg stink bombs, screaming balloons & the amazing, exploding zit. Whew, and that’s just a start. If it’s nasty, we’re doing it. You’ll definitely want to bring these experiments home to gross out mom and dad!

Offered 9 am-noon weeks of June 27th, July 25th, and Aug 15th

HIGH FASHION DESIGN, JEWELS & ACCESSORIES

HIGH FASHION DESIGN, JEWELS & ACCESSORIES

$165/week 9:00 – 12:00

This camp combines two of our favorites, high fashion, and accessories. Make all the right accompaniments for your summer/ fall wardrobe. Projects include Caribbean foot jewelry, finger weave belts, puzzle piece friendship necklaces, a tank top beach bag, and earring trees. And that’s not all, rainbow wraps, glitter hair clips, and a macramé choker will make you the hottest trendsetter on your block!

Offered 9 am-noon weeks of June 27th, July 25th, and Aug 15th

LAST HURRAH, a.k.a. SQUEEZE IN AS MUCH FUN AS POSSIBLE CAMP

$205/week 9:00 – 12:00

***This camp is offered the week of Aug 29th only at the FIVE MILE LOCATION. We have very limited space, so register early. Look at it like it’s your last chance at freedom before it’s back to the books! This week, we’re importing the fun. One day will be filled with massive inflatables: obstacle courses, jousting, slides, and more. Carnival day will involve a dozen real carnival games, temporary tattoos, cotton candy, and balloon launches. We’ll end the week by bringing in a circus company who will teach us trapeze arts, unicycling, magic, stilts & tight wire. We’ll fill in the rest with all kinds of sports, unique art projects & water games. Expect lots of surprises along the way. This isn’t going to be an ordinary week at Camp Mirage. This is going to be The Last Hurrah!

Offered 9am-noon week of Aug 29th

LEGO EXPLOSION

$165/week 9:00 – 12:00

The sky is the limit in this building camp! We’ll have dozens of kits and huge bins of Legos at our fingertips! Campers will start with basic engineering & design tips, and the creative juices will flow from there! We’re starting BIG with blueprints to build your Lego dream home. Campers will design and construct air & space crafts. Finally, we’ll construct the ultimate race car… then race your fellow campers for the Lego Cup trophy.

Offered 9 am-noon weeks of July 11th, Aug 1st, and Aug 22nd

MIDSUMMER PARTY 4TH OF JULY WEEK

MIDSUMMER PARTY 4TH OF JULY WEEK

$130/week 9:00 – 12:00

This camp is only offered the week of July 4th. We will be closed Monday, July 4th, so this is a 4-day camp only. First, we’ll divide the kids into groups by age and then the sky is the limit! We’re talking all the sports we have to offer, all the arts and crafts, all the playground games, unlimited driving range and mini-golf, water slides, mud pit and special treats at the canteen and so much more! Expect lots of surprises along the way. *This camp has very limited space so register early.

Offered 9 am-noon the week of July 4th

NERF, BATTLE

$165/week 9:00 – 12:00

This camp puts the ultimate skills of a Nerf master to test! We’ll divide you into 2 teams for the week to carry out a new secret mission daily. We’ll engage in daily training, recon missions and recovering prisoners of war. Nerf obstacle courses and camo paint will keep your head in the game while we “travel” the globe to carry out missions behind enemy lines. Games include capture the flag, free for all, medic and disarm the bomb. We’ll use a point and reward system to keep track in this live action role playing adventure. We will provide a variety of Nerf equipment. If your child chooses to bring his/her own, Camp Mirage is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Goggles/ sunglasses are required for this camp.

Offered 9 am-noon weeks of June 20th, July 18th, and Aug 8th

NERF SPORTS

$165/week 9:00 – 12:00

Yes, it’s one of everyone’s favorites. Yes, this year we’re kicking it up a notch and making it “Ultimate”. We’ll start with Nerf football focusing on skill challenges like loudest whistle from the whistling ball, longest pass & best team play. We’ll play dart tag and capture the flag with a cool Nerf twist. Campers will be challenged on the Nerf frenzy course with target accuracy tests, apocalypse training and more. N-Strike Elites, Vortex, Mavericks & Raiders – we have them all. We’ll round out the week with everyone’s favorite, a massive game of humans vs. zombies. It’s all Nerf. All week long. If your child chooses to bring his/ her own, Camp Mirage is not responsible for lost, broken or stolen items. Goggles/ sunglasses are required for this camp.

Offered 9 am-noon weeks of June 27th, July 25th, and Aug 15th

NERF, ADVENTURE

$165 /week 9:00 – 12:00

In this live action role playing adventure solve mysteries and protect our camp. An ongoing story line will continue throughout the week with new missions presented each day. Games include humans vs zombies, target accuracy, apocalypse training, rescue the humans, waves of zombies and more! We will provide a variety of Nerf equipment. If your child chooses to bring his/ her own, Camp Mirage is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Goggles/ sunglasses are required for this camp. Offered 9am-noon weeks of July 11th, Aug 1st and Aug 22nd

Offered 9 am-noon weeks of July 11th, Aug 1st, and Aug 22nd

SAFARI ART

SAFARI ART

$165/week 9:00 – 12:00

Calling all animal lovers! Join our herd for a week of epic art adventures! We’re traveling to Africa to learn some awesome art techniques involving all things safari. We’ll combine animal prints, National Geographic magazines, watercolors, and more to make three big projects… an acrylic giraffe framed print, savanna watercolor print and handprint safari animals. These projects are great for all ages.

Offered 9 am-noon weeks of June 20th, July 18th, and Aug 8th

SOCCER

$165/week 9:00 – 12:00

GOOOAALLL! In this camp, you’ll learn all the skills of the world's most popular sport. The week will focus on building technical ability with dribbling, kicking, trapping & throwing. We’ll cover decision making regarding ball movement and offense/defense. Finally, we’ll work on speed and strength. Of course, there will be lots of drills, fun games and matches. At the end the week, each team will pick a country and battle it out in a World Cup 2-day tournament.

Offered 9 am-noon weeks June 27th, July 25th, and Aug 15th

SPORTS SAMPLER

SPORTS SAMPLER

$165/week 9:00 – 12:00

In this fast-paced camp, it’s sports, sports and more sports! Each day will focus on one team sport and two playground sports. We’ll tackle basketball, golf, baseball, hockey, flag football. Playground sports include 4-square, GAGA, nuke-em, volleyball, pickleball, kick the can, capture the flag, mini-golf and so much more. This camp builds confidence! Don’t miss it.

Offered 9 am-noon weeks of June 20th, July 11th, July 25th, Aug 8th, and Aug 22nd

WILD CHILD

$165/week 9:00 – 12:00

We hear it all the time… I just can’t choose!!! That’s why camps with lots of variety are always the best sellers. This camp will give you a taste of some of the tried and true. One day will be dedicated to all the ol’ faves at CM including slip-n- slide, gaga & nuke em. During our day of “All Sports” we’ll play b-ball, football & soccer. We’ll express ourselves on “Art Day” with creative projects. The next day we’ll put on our best “Game” face and compete in a board game AND electronic showdown complete with HUGE scoreboard and prizes for all! On Friday, it’s camper’s choice! This is truly a week full of AWESOME!

Offered 9 am-noon weeks of July 11th, Aug 1st, and Aug 22nd