Summer camp open houses scheduled throughout county

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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.

The Open House at Maple Tree Montessori School is not strictly for their summer camp, but it will still give you a chance to see the facility, meet some of the staff, and ask questions. Their program is called Biome Camp and they offer three two-week sessions for ages 3-10 starting on June 18. Prices for their Day Camp start at $200. They are located in Brighton and they have Open House on March 3, April 7, and May 5. info@mapletreemontessori.com

Howell Preschoolers Inc. offers a day camp program for ages 2 1/2-5 for just $75 a week, June 25-29 and July 23-27. They have Open House on March 14 from 6-7pm, March 15 from 9:30-11:00am, April 18 from 6:00-7:00pm and April 19 from 9:30-11:00am. These Open Houses are also not strictly for camp, but are still a good opportunity.

YMCA Camp Copneconic is in Fenton. Summer Camp Previews are March 18th, April 22nd, May 20th, or June 3rd from 2:00-5:00 pm.  This event includes camp activities and a camp lunch. The March event is themed Wizards of Copneconic.

YMCA Camp Storer is in Jackson, and they invite to their Open House on April 10 or May 15 from 2:00-4:00 pm.

YMCA Camp Ohiyesa in Holly has Free Family Fun Days on April 22, April 28 and May 19.

The day camp at Hamburg Family Fitness Center is called Sunny Days Camp and their Open House is on May 19.

Howell Nature Center offers a Day Camp Sampler and a Resident Camp Open House on May 19. Prospective day campers should attend from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm to sample the zip line and try some archery, and resident campers from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. This is a free event, but advance registration is required.

Broadacres Farm  for Kids in Howell has annual Farm Open House on Saturday, June 2 from Noon-3:00 p.m. It will feature hay rides, pony rides, and good old fashioned fun on the farm playing with the animals, in the hay loft. A simple BBQ lunch will also be available (by donation). Bring your friends & family, but please leave pets at home.

Finally, YMCA Camp Nissokone  in Oscoda has a Free Family Fun Day on June 16.