Registration opens February 9! a full brochure of all day camps programs may be found here.  You may easily register your camper by clicking on the green “CAMP REGISTRATION” button on the top of the Ann Arbor YMCA home page.vContinue to scroll down this page for more information on camps for teens. The 2018 Day Camp Parent Handbook is coming soon!

CAMPS FOR TEENS (all camps take place at the Ann Arbor Y, located at 400 West Washington, Ann Arbor, MI, 48103, unless otherwise noted in description). For more information about Teen Camps, please contact Abbey Davis at or 734.661.8012.

Expanding Horizons Youth Volunteer Corps

Expanding Horizons is YVC’s intensive summer program. The program offers week-long blocks of engaging service learning projects. The YVC summer program runs Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Check in begins each day 8:45 a.m. at Bach Elementary School, located at 600 West Jefferson Street, Ann Arbor, MI. Teens will be traveling by foot, a YMCA bus, or via public transportation to service project sites across Washtenaw and Wayne County. Examples of agencies YVC has served in the past include The Oaks, Growing Hope, Avalon Housing, Natural Area Preservation (NAP), CASS Community Services and Michigan Urban Farming Initiative in Detroit. Transportation: Ypsilanti-Ann Arbor – Bus transportation is available from Ypsilanti to Ann Arbor. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE YVC SUMMER PROGRAM.

Teen Adventure 

(Ages 12–16) weekly sessions run June 18 – August 24, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Teen Adventure is a traditional full-day camp for teens to discover their passions while having fun and creating friendships. Participants will have the opportunity to enhance social skills, practice healthy lifestyles and engage in their community. Activities range from high energy games to creative arts and fun challenges, promoting teen empowerment. Each day teens will travel and embark on new adventures, near and far, that include river trips, local recreation areas, water parks, challenge courses, ice and roller rinks, art studios, sports related activities and events, local entertainment and more.

Cedar Point Adventure Weekend

(Ages 12-16) July 27 – 29
This adventure is the one for teens interested in having fun and experiencing the excitement of roller coasters and crazy rides! We will be taking a weekend-long trip filled with thrills as we visit Cedar Point, cabin camp and cook outdoors. We will depart at 4:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon, setting up camp, spending Saturday at Cedar Point Amusement Park and returning by noon on Sunday.


(for students entering grades 10, 11 or 12) The Counselor-in Training two-week program provides teens with the necessary skills and tools needed to become passionate cause-driven leaders of the future.  Coaching, job skill development, career exploration and learning how to effectively lead others are all elements of the CIT program. This program is free to teens.  An application process is required for interested participants, the link to the application is here. Please contact Abbey Davis, Teen and Volunteer Director, at or 734.661.8012, to receive an application and/or inquire further about the program.  Returning CITs should contact Abbey to arrange camp placement assignment. *Participating teens are eligible to receive community service hours for active participation and full completion of program. Participants must be able to attend all 10 days of the program in order to receive credit.
Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Free, by application only.
Session 3&4 (2-week program)
Session 8&9 (2-week program)


(ages 11 – 13 and 14 -16), 10 am – 3 pm
This is the perfect summer opportunity for young entrepreneurs and innovative problem solvers. Bizology offers teens the opportunity to learn about the world of business and entrepreneurship through a series of workshops, guest speakers and field experience. Participants will build on cross-disciplinary skills necessary to build effective and efficient business-based solutions. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, management, organization, accounting, financing, marketing, effective use of social media, startup culture, networking and more.
Session 4 (ages 11–13): July 9–13
Session 8 (ages 14–17): August 6–10 

Media Madness

(ages 12-16),June 25 – 29 and August 13 – 17, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
A fun, interactive and hands-on opportunity for teens to create social change in their community through the art of video production. Participants will learn the video production process and gain skills in creative writing, scripting, story-boarding and more. Teens will discuss and identify important social issues, collaborate with community partners and create a short video that raises awareness about a topic of interest. This opportunity is made available by Community Television Network (CTN) of Ann Arbor.
Session 2: June 25–29
Session 9: August 13–17 

Babysitter’s Boot Camp 

(ages 12–16), 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Is your teen a babysitter? Are they interested in becoming a babysitter? Our one-week Babysitter’s Boot Camp provides the skills they need. Participants will gain the skills and confidence to keep children of all ages safe, happy and engaged. Participants will learn to identify and guard against common safety hazards, as well as what to do in an emergency. Learn how to care for an infant, including techniques for diapering, feeding and calming a baby as well as entertaining children at every stage. All participants who successfully complete the program will receive an American Safety and Health Institute Child and Babysitting Safety certification.
Session 1 (June 18 – 22)
Session 4 (July 16 – 20)
Session 6 (July 23 – 17) at Eastern Michigan University 

Leader in Training (LIT) Program at Camp Birkett (Entering 7th, 8th or 9th grades)


The Ann Arbor Y is committed to ensuring passionate case-driven leaders. We would like to invite our teens in the community to participate in our summer leadership opportunities. Check out what we have going on below. Please feel free to contact Abbey Davis, Teen and Volunteer Director, with inquiries.

COUNSELOR-IN-TRAINING PROGRAM with Ann Arbor Y Summer Day Camps (for students entering grades 10, 11 or 12) 

The Counselor-in-Training program provides teens with necessary tools to become cause-driven leaders in the camp world. Participating as a CIT offers countless opportunities to interact with children, lead activities and participate in camp programs. Coaching, facilitation, job skill development, career exploration and learning how to effectively lead others are all elements of the program. CITs are expected to have a sincere desire to work with children, give back to their community and build a strong work ethic. A commitment to positive youth development and learning what it takes to be an effective camp counselor must be made apparent in the application/interview process.  Email Abbey Davis, Teen and Volunteer Director, at to obtain a copy of the application.



Session 1…… June 19–23
Session 2…… June 26–30
Session 3…… July 3, 5–7*
Session 4…… July 10–14
Session 5…… July 17–21
Session 6…… July 24– 28
*Camp will meet Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.  There is no camp on Tuesday, July 4.

Session 7…… July 31– August 4
Session 8…… August 7–11
Session 9…… August 14–18
Session 10…. August 21–25
Session 11…… August 28–September 1

Do you know a child who could benefit from a scholarship to camp? Could you help grow our Scholarship Fund? Please make a tax-deductible charitable contribution to our Scholarship Fund and help another child attend camp this summer. Just write your gift amount on the “camp scholarship donation” line of the registration form.