FULL DAY CAMP: 9AM-4PM . JUNE 26, 2017 – AUGUST 28, 2017. AGES 4-13


EARLY REGISTRATION $90 (Before Monday, May 22, 2017)

REGULAR REGISTRATION $100 (After Monday, May 22, 2017)

Cost includes Daily Lunch, Snacks and an official Camp Hope T-Shirt.


When it comes to finding the perfect camp for your child, you’re in luck.

You don’t want to miss Camp Hope 2017



Our Cooking camp has already become one of our campers favorite classes. Explore, cook and learn all about good food and have fun! Come join us for this hands-on cooking class that will not only teach you to cook , but you’re guaranteed to learn how to prepare some yummy waffles that are perfect for cooking with your friends. You will learn how fun and easy cooking can be; learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks and cookies, with plenty of tasting along the way.

Weekly Theme Field Trip: The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit

Friday, June 30, 2017 $7.00 per Camper

Instructor: Chef Mike Nelson


No Camp Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

Kids gardening is one of the season’s hottest summer camp themes. As kids nurture a garden, they develop a sense of caretaking responsibility while they increase awareness about the green stuff on their plates. That’s the purpose of Camp Gardens. We want kids to take in the knowledge that growing food is hard work and that other factors affect what they eat. If it’s a bad season for strawberries, for example, then they won’t see as many strawberries that year. Camp Hope campers will grow fruit, vegetables and herbs, as well as tend a tea garden. Kids’ gardening is built in to the daily schedule. We will have morning chores, such as checking for insects and planting seeds. We will also beautify the space — kids decorated stones to label each section of the garden, and we will lay bricks to make a path in it. At the end of the camp, come explore, harvest, prepare and enjoy fresh food from the our Camp Gardens!

Weekly Theme Field Trip: Troy Farm Park in Troy

Friday, July 7, 2017 Free

Instructor: Cassandra Brown


Join a week-long mad science adventure: Students Enjoying Educational Demonstrations of Science. SEEDS campers will develop their scientific curiosities and an understanding of the physics of nature. The goal is to provide a fun-filled atmosphere which inspires a love of learning and the wonders of nature.

Weekly Theme Field Trip: Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn

Friday, July 14, 2017 Cost $10.00 per Camper

Instructor: Dr. David Garrett Jr.


Playing outside means freedom to have fun for most kids. Unfortunately, a new trend has shifted from the great outdoors to the indoors. As a result, more kids have gotten out of shape and sickly due to weakened immune systems. Encouraging kids to play outside during the summer may have more benefits than most parents would think, especially when structured in group settings. Playing outside keeps kids active, entertained, and socializing. It also helps to build essential skills that could go with them as they grow older. Picking the right outdoor camp activities such as water games can mean the difference between having hours of fun in the sun or seeking shelter inside from the heat. Water games are one of the best ways to keep kids excited, engaged and cooled off, and they are also an excellent way to entertain larger groups of children while teaching them team-building skills. You may want to have kids wear swim clothes for these games. This week is full of fun water games and activities to help your kids stay active and lively during the summer.

Weekly Theme Field Trip: Bounce It Up in Livonia

Friday, July 21, 2017 Cost $8.00 per Camper

Instructor: Camp Hope 2017 Camp Counselors

07/24/17 GET EDUCATED!

Long summer breaks can take their toll with students losing skills parents worked so hard to teach. The camp has put together a list of free summer reading programs to help keep kids reading and learning all summer long. Get Educated supports students through tutoring, mentoring and leadership programs. Kids will receive a free book at the end of this camp week. Skills that your child learns at this camp —early reading skills, study skills — can inspire your child to great success in school and beyond.

Weekly Theme Field Trip: Detroit Historical Museum in Detroit

Friday, July 28, 2017 Free

Instructor: Irene Merritt-Bond


When school’s out, it’s time for camp—Creative Crafts Inc. camp! Campers will love projects that include simple beading, sewing, felting, bookmaking, and so much more. Boys and girls will all find something fun to do! This camp is a great way for both boys and girls to express their creativity as each day brings new ideas and projects for lots of hands on activity. They will discover a variety of art. Roll up their sleeves, put on their aprons and dig their hands in as we get messy with this hands-on, goo-fest of a camp. Campers will create wild and interesting science projects and will all find something fun to do!

Weekly Theme Field Trip: LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Auburn Hills

Friday, August 4, 2017 Cost $10.00 per Camper

Instructor: Dr. Emma L. Marshall Epps


Teaching children how to make healthy choices, practice healthy behaviors, and to live healthy, active lifestyles are important parts of this camp experience. Emphasis is placed on health and fitness. Campers are allowed to choose their own activities and their own experiences. This process is an essential life skill because it engenders responsibility and perseverance in a child. The independence and confidence the children gain at this camp allows them to “break out” of unhealthy peer groups, habits, and behavior patterns when they return home. This experience gives children the opportunity to see the benefit of healthy behaviors like patience, inclusion, empathy, joy, laughter, self-reflection, independent thinking and problem solving. Included in this week’s camp is a Scavenger Hunt and a group Birthday Party Celebration for all campers.

Weekly Theme Field Trip: Jump Station Family Fun House in Farmington

Friday, August 11, 2017 Cost $5.00 per Camper

Instructor: Kia Jones


Making Music camp brings all of the experience and excitement to beginning musicians. This camp is designed to help children develop a life-long love of music. Campers will be exposed to singing, playing instruments, moving to music, creating music, and the basics of reading and writing music. Campers will also have the opportunity to experience music from some of our own well-known musicians. Camp will conclude with an exciting performance where campers will demonstrate and celebrate what they’ve learned.

Weekly Theme Field Trip: Motown Historical Museum in Detroit

Friday, August 18, 2017 Cost $8.00 per Camper

Instructor: Johnna Treadwell


Ever dreamt of dancing in a Broadway show? Well, here’s your chance, Camp Broadway Dance style! No partner? No experience? No coordination? No problem. Just bring your enthusiasm and a willingness to try something completely new, and you’ll soon discover that, as long as you keep smiling and moving your two left feet, you’ll have the most fun any one can have on a floor. Campers finish this camp with confidence, new friendships and a deeper love of dance.

Weekly Theme Field Trip: Bonaventure Family Skating Center in Farmington Hills

Friday, August 25, 2017 Cost $8.00 per Camper

Instructor: Christian DeVaull

08/28/17 BE A STAR!

Welcome! Campers will have four days of amazing experiences learning all about the theatre through fun classes and hysterical competitions. Also, campers will learn dance, stage movement and many other aspects of theatre. You will be treated to a show at the end of the camp that will make you laugh and sing along. Join us for this wonderful learning experience. Make new friends and create some great memories for your fun time at “Be A Star” camp!

This week will also include preparation for commencement, the occasion on which campers will receive a Certificate of Graduation. Graduation Day is Friday, September 01, 2017 at 4:00pm associated with a brief Talent Show followed by light refreshments.

In other words, Campers will get their best performances together-be it musical, dramatic or any other amazing talent/no talent-and prepare to dazzle the audience with their spectacular skills in this ever-popular, traditional Camp Hope event!

Weekly Theme Field Trip: Beech Woods Golf Course Picnic Area in Southfield

Thursday, August 31, 2017 Free

Instructor: Helen Jones-Jones

(American Camp Association Certification)


7:00 – 9:00 Arrival for Latchkey

9:00 – 9:30 Assemble for Headcount

9:30 – 9:45 Morning Snack

9:45 – 10:00 Break

10:00 – 11:30 Weekly Theme Activity

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch & Break & Free Play

12:30 – 2:30 Weekly Theme Activity

2:30 – 4:00 Evening Snack & Wrap up

4:00 – 6:00 Dismissal from Latchkey

CAMP FEE: Hope Kids’ Day Camp 2017 Registration Begins Monday, March 6, 2017.

Registration fee is $15. Camp Fee is $90 per student, Monday thru Friday, for each weekly camp from 9am-4pm with early registration on or before May 22, 2017. After May 22, 2017, the camp fee is $100 per student each weekly camp. Each camp will be led by designated camp leaders; maintaining a 1-10 staff to child ratio of direct supervision. Your child will have the same camp leader(s) throughout the week.

Camp fees are due when registering. Camp Fees are Non-Refundable. Spaces are limited and reservation is required. If your child is unable to attend the camp he or she is registered for, please contact us as soon as possible and we can apply your payment toward a future weekly camp program.

FIELD TRIPS: Most Fridays, campers have the opportunity to travel offsite and experience something new. We choose field trips that coincide with the week’s theme. This is a great opportunity for campers to experience new surroundings in a fun and safe way.

Field trip participation is voluntary and optional for all campers. Most field trips are free since proceeds from fundraising are used to fund field trips. However, if fundraising efforts are not sufficient and or the camp budget cannot subsidize the costs for field trips, parents may be requested to pay additional costs for admission fees only.

Depending on the field trip, campers are frequently taken to a nearby park for lunch and to play after the trip. All campers must be at camp no later than 9am the day of a field trip. Buses leave between 9-10am (depending on the trip) and return before the 4:00pm dismissal time.

Safety is our top concern. The Safe Sanctuaries policy, implemented a few years ago at Hope United Methodist Church, insures that the church would be a “safe sanctuary” free from the possible threat of abuse to children and youth. All youth camp workers and volunteers must complete safe sanctuary training, a one-hour training and state-required certification program, which requires background checks and clearances on everyone working with children and youth in any event or activity.

In addition to Safe Sanctuary training, all of our camp counselors are trained in CPR, AED and First Aid and accompanies campers on all field trips. We use Crescent Academy Charter School Transportation to transport our campers to and from field trips. All transportation is in fully insured buses driven by drivers who possess a special license, as established by the Department of Motor Vehicles. All buses are equipped with seat belts. Parent volunteers are allowed to attend all field trips. The official Camp Hope t-shirts are worn by all campers to identify the campers.

RATIO: Camp Hope adheres to the 1:10 state licensing ratio including all camp counselors having their current certification in CPR, AED and First Aid training. All camp counselors are currently attending college and are required to obtain at least 16 hours of training related to school-age children.

LUNCH: Included in the camp tuition is a daily hot lunch. Each day two entree selections, one of which is vegetarian, are served with beverages, along with a fruit and dessert. In addition, campers will be provided snacks twice a day. For the campers safety, items that contain nuts, peanuts or peanut oil will not be served. Parents, if you choose to send a lunch with your child, please do not send any peanut products.

CAMP ATTIRE: Campers should wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes and socks are required to be worn during free play time.

LOST AND FOUND: Although Camp Hope assumes no responsibilities for lost articles, every attempt will be made to return al lost articles at the end of each camp day.

At the conclusion of each camp week, items left behind will be placed in an area identified as Lost and Found. Please make every effort to check the Lost and Found area before departing for home. If any items are not claimed by the end of the camp program, they will be donated to charity.

WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP: Prior to your child’s arrival, please clearly mark your child’s name on all items to prevent loss and to help claim lost. Campers sometimes borrow, loan, exchange, forget or find clothes and items from others. Our instructors will monitor this as best possible but please understand that Camp Hope is not responsible for damaged or lost items.

WHAT NOT TO BRING TO CAMP: Please do not bring any I pods, radios, CDs, cell phones, pagers or other VALUABLES, as we cannot ensure their safety and such items disagree with the camp philosophy that all campers are equal. Camp Hope is not responsible for damage or lost items.

ANY WEAPONS OF ANY KIND: Any weapons of any kind, including but not limited to firearms and knives are strictly prohibited. Campers found in possessions of these items will be asked to leave camp immediately.

PICK UP AND DROP OFF: Campers may ONLY be picked up by the person(s) authorized by the registering parent and or guardian. Drop off is at 9:00am at the Hope United Methodist Church Family Life Center Gymnasium and Pick Up is at 4:00pm. Please be on time when dropping off and picking up your child.


Before and After Care known as the Latchkey program can be used as needed; no prior arrangements are necessary. The Latchkey program, before and after camp supervision, is offered at a rate of $5 per day for the first child and $2 per day for each sibling. Morning Latchkey is 7:00am-9:00am. Evening Latchkey is 4:00pm-6:00pm. After 6pm, the Latchkey rate will increase to $10 per child.

You can also print out the registration form:

Camp Hope Registration Form

Camp Counselor Information

Are you interested in using your gifts to work with the bright minds of Camp Hope?

Download and complete the following information:

Camp Hope Counselor Supplement – 2017

Registration Fee