Camp Birkett [Ages 5 - 12]

Camp Birkett, located at  9141 Dexter-Townhall Road, Pinckney, Michigan 48169, is licensed by the state of Michigan and accredited by the American Camping Association. A traditional day camping program, Camp Birkett provides a full-day of enriching experiences that promote skill development and self-confidence. With over 100 years of history, Camp Birkett has continued to offer a summer
outdoors, immersed in a natural environment on the shores of Silver Lake in Pinckney. Facilities include a lake-view lodge, athletic field, gaga-pit, locker and changing rooms, archery range, waterfront swimming area, watercraft, and
fishing areas.

Each week, campers participate in traditional camp activities including canoeing, swimming, arts and crafts, sports, outdoor education, fishing, and archery. Each session also has a unique theme to provide a creative spin on camp activities and create lasting memories. Camp Birkett is the ideal place to spend the summer!

How to Register

  • Online: Click the green CAMP REGISTRATION button (above)
  • By Phone: Day Camp Registrar: 734.661.8039

Click here to view the 2021 Day Camp Brochure

Brochure available Thursday, March 11

Sessions & Themes

Session 1: June 14 – 18 [Super Spies]
Session 2: June 21 – 25 [ Mad Science]
Session 3: June 28 – July 2 [Under the Big Top]
Session 4: July 5 -9 [Pirates of Silver Lake]
Session 5: July 12 – 16 [ Space Odyssey]
Session 6: July 19 – 23 [Castles and Catapults]
Session 7: July 26 – 30 [Birkett Olympics]
Session 8: August 2 – 6 [Jungle Safari]
Session 9: August 9 – 13 [Wild Wild West]
Session 10: August 16 – 20 [Birkett’s Greatest Hits]

BUS TRANSPORTATION

Bus transportation from Ann Arbor is available to and from Camp Birkett. The specific Ann Arbor departure/return location, typically an Ann Arbor elementary school and NOT the Ann Arbor YMCA, will be printed in the Parent Handbook.
Children may be dropped off at the Ann Arbor departure/ return location between 8:00 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. and picked up between 5:00 p.m. and 5:20 p.m.

Campers may also be dropped off at Camp Birkett, 9141 Dexter Townhall Road, between 9:00 a.m. and 9:20 a.m. and picked up between 4:00 and 4:20 p.m. Bus capacity will be limited to allow for extra spacing. Because of this, bus transportation for summer 2021 will require an additional registration and
$15 fee for each individual session. Bus registration will open with camp registration. Financial assistance is available for bus fees. *All times are subject to change. Families will be notified if times change*

Camp Accreditation Information

Camp Birkett is licensed by the state of Michigan and accredited by the American Camping Association. A traditional day camping program, Camp Birkett provides a full-day of enriching experiences that promote skill development, self-confidence, and fun in a safe environment. Camp Birkett offers traditional camp activities for ages 5-14. With over 100 years of history, Camp Birkett has continued to offer a summer outdoors, immersed in a natural environment on the shores of Silver Lake in Pinckney, MI. Facilities include a lake-view lodge, athletic field, gaga-pit, locker and changing rooms, archery range, waterfront, and watercraft areas.

Campers participate in traditional camp activities each week, including canoeing, swimming, arts and crafts, sports, nature exploration, and archery. Each week-long session also has a unique theme to provide a creative spin on camp activities and create lasting memories. Camp Birkett is the ideal place to spend summer days!

Location: 9141 Dexter-Townhall Road, Pinckney, Michigan 48169
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.  – 4:30 p.m.

Safety of participants, staff, and volunteers are our top priority. All in-person opportunities will abide by Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and governmental recommendations and regulations.  It is safe to assume that all in-person opportunities will require Personal Protective Equipment and maintaining a safe distance (6 feet) from one another. Please stay tuned for updates on the Ann Arbor YMCA’s in-person protocols, policies, and procedures.

 

Questions?

Contact Amanda Hutcheon, Camp Birkett Director, at ahutcheon@annarborymca.org or (734) 661-8011

Give the gift of camp!

Do you know a child who could benefit from a scholarship to camp?

Every day, the Y works to ensure that everyone has the opporutnity to learn, grow and thrive. Through the generous support of donors, we provide scholarship assistance to give every kid the chance to experience camp.

Please consider making a tax-deductible charitable contribution to our Annual Campaign to help send a child to camp.  To donate, visit www.annarborymca.org/give.  When you give to the Y, you strengthen your community.