Registration is open! a full brochure of all day camps programs may be found here. Continue to scroll down this page for more information on camps for teens.

The 2017 Day Camp Parent Handbook is coming soon!

TEEN ADVENTURE (AGES 12–16) 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. *Session details will be made available on our website at www.annarborymca.org. Schedule: 8:30 a.m.–4:30p.m. Sessions 1-10

Cedar Point Adventure Weekend: 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. July 28 – 30

COUNSELOR-IN-TRAINING (CIT) PROGRAM (ENTERING 10TH, 11TH OR 12TH GRADE) 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.

The CIT Program is offered both at Camp Birkett and at the Ann Arbor Y Downtown location. Orientation and training is required and differs between desired location.  Please see CIT Application for details.

This program is free to teens.  An application process is required for interested participants.  Please contact Abbey Davis, Teen and Volunteer Director, at [email protected] or 734.661.8012, for questions and/or inquiries.  CLICK HERE FOR A CIT APPLICATION.

*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.

BIZOLOGY (AGES 12–16) This is the perfect camp 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.  Schedule: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Session 10 (August 21-25)

MEDIA MADNESS (AGES 12-16) 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.  Schedule: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Session 9 (August 14-18)

BABYSITTER’S BOOT CAMP (AGES 12–16) 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. Schedule: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sessions 2 (June 26-30) and 10 (August 21-25)

Adventure Awaits!
For more information about Teen Camps, please contact Abbey Davis at [email protected] or 734.661.8012.

Expanding Horizons Youth Volunteer Corps

Information about the Y’s award-winning Youth Volunteer Corps Program, which runs in the summer Monday-Thursday each week from 9 am-3 pm, can be found by clicking here.

Teen Adventure (Ages 12–16)

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.
*Session details will be made available on our website at
www.annarborymca.org.
Schedule: 8:30 a.m.–4:30p.m.
Sessions 1-10

Cedar Point Adventure Weekend(Ages 12-16)

Looking for a thrill? 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 be departing at 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon, setting up camp, spending Saturday at Cedar Point Amusement Park and returning by noon on Sunday.
Weekend trip: July 29–31

Counselor in Training Program (Ages 15–17)

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 [email protected] 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)

NEW! BIZOLOGY (Ages 12 – 16)

This camp introduces teens to social entrepreneurship and business operations. Participants will build on cross-disciplinary skills necessary to build effective and efficient business-based solutions to social issues.  We will be visiting local business (private and non-profit), learning about business models and how to solve real problems that local businesses face.  Participants will gain life experience while impacting the community.
Schedule: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Session 10

NEW! Media Madness (Ages 12-16)

Calling all writers, film artists, and young activists! This camp is for artistic teens who enjoy expressing themselves through film media and who are interested in learning more about the film-making process.  Participants will select a topic of interest, interview local community members and gain skills in filming, editing, and producing their own short documentary.
Schedule: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Session 9

Babysitter’s Boot Camp (Ages 12-16)

Are you a babysitter? Do you want to start babysitting? Our one week Babysitter’s Boot Camp provides the skills you need. You’ll 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.
Schedule: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sessions 2, 10

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

The Leader-in-Training program allows older campers to build leadership skills and assume some counselor responsibilities while still participating in their favorite Camp Birkett activities. Through a combination of workshops, supervised opportunities with younger campers,
program planning and general camp activities, participants will be exposed to the basic elements of youth development through the lens of a camp counselor. Leadership skills and teamwork are emphasized, along with development of the YMCA character values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. See Camp Birkett section for more information on daily schedule and transportation.
Sessions 1 – 10

ANN ARBOR YMCA 2017

SUMMER CAMP SESSION DATES:

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.