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Summer Day Camp in Plymouth Michigan
Summer Day Camp

INDIVIDUAL CAMP OPTIONS

The following camps are sold by the week. Purchase one week, a few weeks or piece together the entire summer. All camps are from 9AM – Noon. Looking for all day care? Add on our pre-camp and after-camp program at an hourly rate.

These specific camps are for children entering 2nd grade through 8th grade in the Fall. Looking for something for younger kids? Check out our Junior Summer Day Camps.

Campers will be grouped by age.

GOOD MORNING CAMPERS!!!

We start each morning with a bonfire. Songs, stunts, stretches and silliness wakes everyone up. Then we divide into individual camps…43 options this year!

All camps are divided by age and carry a very low camper to counselor ratio so everyone gets that personal attention. Trips to our awesome canteen, GAGA tournaments, water slide and mud pit activities pepper our days. On Friday’s we have a huge BBQ to celebrate the week’s end.

This is the stuff that memories are made of!

ANIMAL PLANET FIELD TRIP CAMP

$350/week

*This is an all-day camp and runs 9am - 4pm. Lunch is included. Calling all animal lovers! There is always a waiting list for this favorite! In this field trip camp, we’ll explore a working Alpaca Farm and Kensington Nature Center and Farm.  Are you into horseback riding?  We’ll hit the trails and learn to care for the horses at Maybury Riding Stables.  We’ll even vote on our favorite zoo and then hit the road for an awesome adventure.  On Friday, we’ll check out Sea Life Aquarium and eat at Rain Forest Café at Great Lakes Crossing.  What a week!

Offered 9am-4pm weeks of 6-17, 8-12

BACKYARD SPORTS

$135/week

This is the sports camp that keeps on giving! In this fast-paced camp, we’ll teach you a ton of games that will entertain the entire neighborhood in your own backyard! Try kick the can, bocce ball, nuke-em, gaga, basketball tourneys, street hockey, soccer, pickle ball, capture the flag, frisbee golf, hacky sack and more. Whew!

Offered 9am-noon weeks of 6-24, 7-15, 7-29, 8-12

BASEBALL

$140/week

Calling all rookies! In this introductory camp, we’ll teach all the fundamentals of hitting, base running, catching and pitching. Expect lots of fun drills and games daily. We’ll round out the week with our famous Home Run Derby that will have the whole camp cheering! This is the foundation needed for all baseball lovers!

Offered 9am-noon week of 6-24

BABYSITTING

$140/week

This week-long course will teach you all the skills needed to be the most desirable sitter in your neighborhood! You’ll learn the basics of taking care of babies and toddlers including diapering, feeding and playtime. We’ll focus one day on basic first aid, which will come in handy in any scenario. You’ll also make a ‘kid kit’ full of fun games and toys which will make you the coolest sitter ever! You’ll finish the course with a resume and certificate to help market yourself.

Offered 9am-noon weeks of 6-17, 7-15

BASKETBALL

$140/week

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 9am-noon weeks of 7-22, 8-5

CAMP MIRAGE EXTREME

$135/week

Absolutely, one of the best! This is THE camp that all of our returning campers register for first. Our CM Extreme campers start each morning by running the camp wide bonfire. Then we break off for a new and extreme adventure each day. We’re talking mud pit Olympics, golf cart drivers ed and a field trip next door to McDonalds. On Thursday, we’ll hone our business skills and make a special canteen treat to make a little spending money. Friday is the big day. It’s the very special camp tradition called Color Wars! This is going to be one week of extreme fun!

Offered 9am-noon weeks of 6-24, 7-15, 7-29, 8-12

CAMP MIRAGE FAVES

$135/week

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, mini golf, driving range, human fly trap, teambuilding and much more! This camp rocks year after year!

Offered 9am-noon weeks of 6-17, 7-8, 7-22, 8-5, 8-19

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE!

$135/week

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? Think about it...all the gaga, fly trap and driving range you can handle. The sky is the limit in this camp! Consider signing up for more than one week…this one is well loved.

Offered 9am-noon weeks 6-24, 7-15, 7-29, 8-12

CHUTES & LADDERS FIELD TRIP CAMP

$350/week

*This is an all-day camp and runs 9am - 4pm. Lunch is included. What goes up must come down! In this field trip camp, each day promises an adventure of a lifetime. Harness in for a high rope course up in the tree tops. Conquer the ultimate ninja challenge course and practice flips on massive trampolines. We’ll scale huge rock walls and learn to rappel like a pro. We’ll soar down water slides & attack wave pools at a huge water park. We’ll visit Cirque Amongus and learn how to swing from a trapeze, walk on a tight rope and unicycle. This is one week of awesome!

Offered 9am-4pm weeks of 6-24, 8-19

CIT (COUNSELOR IN TRAINING)

SHADOW PROGRAM $85/week

This camp is offered to kids entering 8th and 9th grade in the Fall. In this popular shadow program, you’ll be paired with a specific counselor to mentor for the week. Maybe you’ll choose to work with our Junior campers or assist with Nerf. The decision is yours. This year our CIT’s will have more specific responsibilities like leading the morning bonfire and assisting with canteen time. This is where plenty of counselors got their start, so get ready and sign up for more than one week!

Offered 9am-noon weeks of 6-17, 6-24, 7-1, 7-8, 7-15, 7-22, 7-29, 8-5, 8-12, 8-19, 8-26

COLOR WARS

$135/week

This nostalgic camp tradition is a classic at Camp Mirage. This camp will divide into two teams, each designated with a specific name, secret handshake & team flag. The teams will start on our low ropes course and learn the importance of working together and respect. Then the battle begins! Our teams will duke it out all week on the b-ball, pickleball & gaga courts. There’ll be plenty of dodgeball, kickball and mud pit competitions as well. Lots of fight songs, mental stunts, practical jokes and good old-fashioned competition! Be prepared… this is one crazy camp!

Offered 9am—noon weeks of 6-17, 7-8, 7-22, 8-5, 8-19

CSI FORENSICS

$155/week

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 9am-noon weeks of 6-17, 7-15, 8-5

DOUBLE DARE

$135/week

Nickelodeon has nothing on this one! Double Dare camp will be divided into 2 teams, the red team and the blue team. We’ll start the week with some teambuilding activities to get to know your mates. Then the battle begins! Each day the teams will duke it out with double dare challenges such as mud tug, pie eating & obstacle courses. Sport challenges like kickball, gaga, mini-golf tourneys & capture the flag. Points will be awarded daily. The winning team will pick an extreme dare and the counselor who must perform it in front of the entire camp at the morning bonfire. This one is gonna get messy! Don’t worry parents, we’ll capture all the highlights on our YouTube channel for you to see and share.

Offered 9am-noon weeks of 7-8, 7-29, 8-12

DUDE CAMP

$140/week

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 golf. Interested in learning how to drive a golf cart? We’ll put you through golf cart driver’s ed. 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 9am-noon weeks of 6-17, 7-8, 7-22, 8-5

ECO ART

$155/week

Transform recycled materials into funky, useable 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 birdfeeders, tubular bowls, melted crayon abstract art and rainbow wind chimes. Show off your creativity and help the environment at the same time!

Offered 9am-noon weeks of 6-17, 7-15, 8-5

FLAG FOOTBALL

$140/week

Careful, you might get blindsided! All you football fans... are you ready to learn how to throw, catch and punt like a pro? This non-contact camp stresses teamwork, sportsmanship, technique, rules and all the exciting trick plays you see on TV. Skill stations, drills and games will focus on speed, agility, offense and defense.

Offered 9am-noon weeks of 7-8, 7-29, 8-12

GIRL POWER CAMP

$140/week

Ladies… you asked for it! Your very own fearless girls only camp. Yes, we’ll do the secret handshakes, practical jokes and golf cart drivers ed. 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 9am-noon weeks of 6-24, 7-22, 8-5

GROSSOLOGY & FREAKY EXPERIMENTS

$155/week

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 9am-noon weeks of 6-24, 7-22, 8-12

GOLF, BEGINNER

$145/week

Fore! Watch out for the coolest golf lessons in town. Campers will learn the fundamentals of grip, stance and posture. Then we’ll focus on the proper use of the three clubs… the driver, putter & wedge and teach different shots that can be used with each club. Rules, proper etiquette & safety will also be addressed. There will be lots of exciting long drive, putting and chipping contests too. Gain the confidence you need to hit the greens! Golf clubs will be available or you can bring your own.

Offered 9am-noon weeks of 6-17, 7-15, 8-5

GOLF, INTERMEDIATE!

$160/week

Take the next step in moving towards the course. Our Pro will breakdown your actual swing as far as mechanicals and timing. But don’t forget about fun! This camp is full of it! As an extra bonus, we’ll travel to Bushwood Golf Course to play 9-holes. Golf clubs will be available or you can bring your own.

Offered 9am-noon weeks of 6-24, 7-22, 8-12

GOLF, ADVANCED

$185/week

Do you have experience playing on a golf course? If so, this camp is for you! First, we’ll spend three days at the driving range at Oasis Golf Center, perfecting our swing. We’ll focus on driving, chipping and putting through individual lessons and drills by our Golf Pro. Then it’s off to the course, where we’ll spend two days playing as many holes as we can squeeze in. Golf course rules, regulations and etiquette will also be addressed. **Campers must have completed either Golf 101, Golf Intermediate or taken lessons / camps previously. Campers must bring their own bag of clubs.

Offered 9am-noon weeks of 7-9, 7-30, 8-20

HALF-DAY FIELD TRIP CAMP

$195/week

Let us take your adventurous wild child on the road! We’ll hop on our bus in the morning and cram in as much fun as possible before lunch! Every day is going to rock! Bowling, roller blading, trampoline park, laser tag, mini golf and go-karts. Is it lunchtime yet? This is the perfect way to start the day!

Offered 9am-noon week of 7-8, 8-5

HARRY POTTER

$155/week

Join us on platform 9 ¾ and escape on Hogwarts Express into the wizarding world of Harry Potter. We’ll begin with wand making and sorting into houses. Then the week is divided into 2 parts...classes and challenges between houses. You’ll attend potions class. We’ll teach you how to defend yourself in spells class. We’ll learn the art of dueling, which is sure to turn into a fierce house competition. Challenges include the tri wizard tournament, daily quidditch matches, transfiguration battle and the sorcerer’s stone challenge. Don’t forget the butterbeer and those nasty jelly beans. We’re doing it all!

Offered 9am-noon weeks of 6-17, 7-8, 7-22, 8-5

HIGH FASHION DESIGN, JEWELS & ACCESSORIES

$155/week

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 9am—noon weeks of 6-24, 7-22, 8-12

HOLLYWOOD MOVIE MAKING

$140/week

This is one of our best! Whether you’re interested in being in front of the camera or behind the scenes, this camp has something for everyone. We need a director, camera operators, set designers, hair & make-up and of course, the actors. Each camper will have a role in front of and behind the camera to help put together a killer short movie. Mon, Tues and Wed are script development, set design and rehearsal. We shoot on location at Camp on Thurs & Fri. The movie will be posted privately on YouTube to show family and friends. Each week will be a different script so if this camp is for you, consider more than one week.

Offered 9am-noon --weeks of 6-17, 7-15, 8-5

JAM-PACKED FIELD TRIP

$350/week

*This is an all-day camp and runs 9am-4pm. Lunch is included. This is a full week of jam-packed awesomeness! Are you ready? Hold on, cause here we go. Bowling, movies, rollerblading, laser tag, mini golf, go-karts, bounce houses, arcades, water parks and swimming pools. Whew! How are we going to fit it all in? Two HUGE adventures a day with lunch as a breather!

Offered 9am-4pm weeks of 7-15, 7-29

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

$165/week

This camp is only offered the week of 8-26. 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 the week of 8-26

LEGO EXPLOSION

$145/week

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 9am-noon weeks of 6-17, 7-15, 8-5

LEGO, NINJAS AND CASTLES

$145/week

Let the battle between good and evil begin! We’ll start the week by dividing into 2 armies. Each camper will choose a character and power for battle. Think lots of Lego Ninjago! We’ll build underworld fortresses, castles, temples, fire dragons, prisons, catapults & more. Daily spinjitzu battles will rank characters. Sword making and jousting are also on the agenda. At the end of the week is the showdown between kingdoms.

Offered 9am—noon weeks of 6-24, 7-22, 8-12

LEGO, MINECRAFT

$145/week

This is our HOT camp of the season! summer. We’re taking Minecraft out of the gaming device and bringing it to real life using Lego bricks. Campers will work in groups to survive the unknown world at Camp Mirage. They’ll start on terrains, create buildings and gather resources to survive, plan fighting strategies and execute missions. Every single camper is going to learn something new each day by watching tutorials and being taught by their peers. Parents, Minecraft is a great vehicle to teach teambuilding and problem solving. This is going to be a great week!

Offered 9am-noon weeks of 7-8, 7-29, 8-19

MIDSUMMER PARTY!!!

$99/week

**We will not be open Thursday, July 4th or Friday, July 5th. This is a 3-day camp and priced accordingly. It’s almost Midsummer so time to take a breather. Just kidding!!! Let’s go CRAZY and PARTY over the 4th of July week!!! We’re breaking the mold with this one. Let’s see, first we’ll start with an exotic animal visit . They’ll be coming to Camp and spending a day with us. Interested in magic? We’re bringing in a famous Detroit Magician for a memorable performance that will stun you! How about a day full of interactive inflatable games? Sounds good to us! In between, we’ll squeeze in lots of your favorite games, sports, water activities and unique projects. The sky is the limit in this camp! Don’t miss it!

Offered 9am-noon week of 7-1

MYTHBUSTERS – TV SHOW CAMP

$155/week

In this hands-on camp, we’ll put the most exciting and famous myths to the test on You Tube! Ten of the most famous myths will be researched, guessed, tested, discovered and then shared on the Camp Mirage You Tube Channel! We can’t wait to try the” tablecloth challenge”, “running in the rain”, “dodge a bullet” and” butter side up”. Two huge myths put to the test daily with a ton of fun camp activities squeezed in between.

Offered 9am-noon weeks of 6-24, 7-15, 7-29, 8-12

MUSIC VIDEO CAMP

$140/week

In this edgy camp, we’ll shoot and record a music video from start to finish. Our video is going to tell a story so the first step will be the script. Next, we’ll choose the perfect song and storyboard the video. Everyone will have a starring role in front of the camera and behind the scenes. At the end of the week, the video will be played for the entire camp and posted privately on YouTube to show family and friends. This camp is going to rock!!!

Offered 9am-noon weeks of 6-24, 7-22, 8-12

NERF, SPECIAL FORCES

$145/week

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 combat training, recon missions and recovering prisoners of war. Nerf obstacle courses and war 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.

Offered 9am-noon weeks of 6-17, 7-15, 8-5

NERF, ZOMBIE LAND

$145/week

The apocalypse is coming in this live action role-playing adventure! This camp is one huge Zombie Land battle for survival. We’ll fight gruesome zombies, solve mysteries and protect our camp. As more kids become zombies, the harder it’s going to be to survive! 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.

Offered 9am-noon weeks of 6-24, 7-22, 8-12

NERF SPORTS

$145/week

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.

Offered 9am-noon weeks of 7-8, 7-29, 8-19

POKEMON

$145/week

Calling all trainers! Pokemon… GO!!!! The Pokemon creatures have arrived at Camp and are looking for their people. We’ll provide all the cards for 5 days of awesomeness! We’re talking battles and live action role play, video gaming and more. This was the camp that everyone has been asking for! Parents, Pokemon has something for you too! Your camper will leave this one with a better understanding of sportsmanship, respect for the game and how to utilize teamwork in an individual game. Campers, you’re allowed to bring your own cards but trading is only permitted with camp playing cards.

Offered 9am-noon weeks of 6-24, 7-15, 7-29, 8-12

SAFARI ART

$155/week

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 9am—noon weeks of 7-8, 7-29, 8-19

SOAKED FIELD TRIP CAMP

$350/week

Kawabunga Dude! Be prepared to soak up the sun and get wrinkled fingers in this field trip camp. Each day will hold a new wet and wild adventure. On Monday, it’s off to Turtle Cove to check out their killer slides & pools. Tuesday is a visit to Spencer Beach for a relaxing day at the Lake. Wednesday is a visit to Rolling Hills Water park with lots of slides, lazy river and wave pool. Thursday is the big day… a trip to Splash Universe in Dundee. Friday is a visit to a local pool / park for lots of fun in the sun. What a way to spend your summer vacation! This camp includes lunch every day.

Offered 9am-4pm the week of 7-22

SOCCER

$140/week

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 9am-noon weeks of 7-8, 7-29, 8-19

STREET HOCKEY

$140/week

This fast-paced game is played on your feet. No skates needed! We’ll teach you all the fundamentals of hockey like passing, shooting, stickhandling, goaltending, positional play and scoring. Drills, technique training and daily scrimmages will keep the excitement level high.
Don’t miss it!

Offered 9am-noon week of 6-17, 7-15

WILD CHILD

$135/week

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, campers will use the driving range, putting green, mini-golf and human fly trap to their heart’s content. This is truly a week full of AWESOME!

Offered 9am-noon weeks of 6-17, 7-8, 7-22, 8-5, 8-19

YOU TUBE CHANNEL CAMP **BRAND NEW!

$145/week

Do you want to be the next big You Tube Star? This is THE camp for you! We will focus on five popular You Tube genres and each day we’ll document our new adventure on film. Genres include physical challenges, toy/ video game review, the prankster channel, parodies and product reviews. Campers will get to share their crazy antics on our private You Tube Channel. This is going to be one epic week.

Offered 9am-noon weeks of 7-8, 7-29, 8-19