It can be difficult helping your child make summer camp choices. Fortunately, parents in Livingston County have lots of options, and some of the camps even offer an opportunity for families to visit ahead of time. Visiting a camp that you are seriously considering is a great way to help you feel more at ease and make up your mind. It can also help make your child’s camp experience less stressful, since they will have a much clearer image in their mind about what to expect. Even a visit to a camp that is less likely to be your final choice can help your child get a general idea about what summer camp is like and help you both know what questions to ask prospective camps.
YMCA Camp Copneconic in Fenton has open houses every month between now and June, and the first one is this Saturday from 2-5pm. Click here to register for a day of free family fun. Subsequent Open Houses will be on April 14, May 5, and June 2.
YMCA Camp Ohiyesa in Holly has their events scheduled for March 24, April 21 and 27 and May 18.
Camp Innisfree is a Girl Scout camp in Howell.They have their Open House on April 20 from 1-4pm. Girls entering grades 2-12 in the fall and adult family members are invited to tour the facility, meet and interview the staff, win prizes, play games, meet other campers, and eat hot dogs.
Many people with special needs have never been to a general recreational day camp, and even more never thought they’d be able to participate in the fun of being away from home in a camp setting. Camp Blue Sky was designed to bring that experience to the special needs population. They are holding their Open Houses at Camp Ohiyesa in Holly on March 24, April 21 and 27, and May 18.
YMCA Storer in Jackson has Open House on April 10 and May 15 from 2-4pm. Activities include pony rides, arts and crafts, archery, climbing tower and high ropes (weather permitting).
Howell Nature Center invites prospective campers to meet the staff, play games, tour the facility, and have all their questions answered by the Day Camp Coordinator at the Camp Sampler on May 18 from 11am-5pm. Registration required.