General Specialty Camp Information:
Campers need to be dropped off at Bloomer Park at the Brick Tent. This tent is located in the back left of the main parking lot, near a playground and brick building. All activities will adhere to CDC and ACA Guidelines. Parents will be asked every day before camp starts what the camper's symptoms are that day. Daily temperature checks and health monitoring will be done by camp counselors throughout the camp day. Campers will be asked to wear facial coverings while indoors or if social distancing is not able to occur.
Trips to Spencer Park MAY be added to the camp schedule. At Spencer Park, activities include a lake with a guarded beach, picnic area, play structure, and sports fields.
Field trips may be added if allowed by State of Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
Campers need to bring a non-perishable lunch with their name on it, sunscreen, a facial covering, and water bottle. A camp t-shirt is given out during the week of camp. A detailed schedule will be given to parents on the Monday morning of camp.
Med Forms and Behavior Promise Forms need to be turned in the Wednesday before camp starts. You may drop the forms off at the RARA 500 Building or email them to email@example.com. Forms can be found under Youth Recreation; Day Camps or you can get one at the RARA 500 Building Office. Your child will not be allowed to attend camp without a Med Form present.
We are asking only one parent drop off/pick up their child at camp. During drop off/pick up, please adhere to social distancing.
Ages: Varies From 6-13 years old Price: $180 Res. $200 Non-Res.
Camp is from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Location: Brick Shelter/Tent at Bloomer Park (back left of parking lot)
NOTE: Latchkey (unstructured, camp staff supervised, optional before/after camp care) is available for Specialty Camp. Our Latchkey format this year is a weekly flat fee per camp you register for. Latchkey's flat fee depends on how many days the camp is that week. You will need to purchase Latchkey for each camper attending Latchkey. There is a 15 minute grace period for camp without needing to purchase Latchkey so you have 15 minutes before camp and 15 minutes after camp to drop off and pick up your children.
-Latchkey Hours: Specialty Camp: 7am-9am 4pm-6pm Latchkey Location: Same location as your camp
-HOW TO SIGN UP FOR LATCHKEY: When registering your campers for camp, a question will pop up asking you if you would like to use Latchkey for that specific week. You will want to hit yes if you will use any of the Latchkey hours. You will want to hit no if you will be dropping your camper off at 9am and picking your camper up at 4pm (Camp Blue Jay would be 10am drop off and 3pm pick up). If you originally sign your camper up and hit the no option, but later want to use our Latchkey service, there is a Latchkey course you can go to in order to sign your camper up.
-Camp Staff do not have the ability to take payment for Latchkey onsite so you will need to register for Latchkey before camp or online with a credit card while you are onsite. If you register onsite with a credit card, you must show our Camp Staff your receipt for the week in order for your camper to use Latchkey.
Specialty Camp Week Themes:
Adventureland Camp June 21-25: This camp brings out the adventure in your camper. They will spend the week going on adventures, exploring new worlds, making unique craft projects, and more. We will have something for everyone. Be prepared to explore and have lots of fun! Ages: 6-10 Click Here to register!
Amazing Race Camp June 28-July 1: Partner up with a camp friend or two and try to be the winning team. The week will be composed of different games, obstacles, and road blocks. By the end of the week, there will be a winning team. Be ready to run, think, and get dirty! For those kids that love a challenge. Ages: 8-13 No Camp on Friday, July 2 Price: $160 Res. $180 Non-Res. Click Here to register!
Survivor Camp July 6-9: Come to camp and learn to survive the elements! Learn how to take care of yourself out in the wild while completing challenges throughout the week. Build shelters with your imagination and work together to last the whole week! See if you can survive the challenging trip our survivor campers will go on. Ages: 8-12 No Camp on Monday, July 5 Price: $160 Res. $180 Non-Res. Click Here to register!
Skill Builder Camp July 12-16: Campers will learn real life skills throughout the week at this fun and informative camp! Learn how to tie a tie, how to shake someone's hand, how to make change, how to have good manners, how to be a good babysitter, how to make a kid-friendly meal, and other basic life skills. Come to Skill Builder Camp to explore important life necessities! Ages: 8-13 Click Here to register!
Creation Station Camp July 19-23: This camp brings out the creativity in your camper. They will spend the week making tons of different craft projects. We will have something for everyone. Be prepared to get messy, have a creative unique special guest, and have lots of fun! Ages: 6-10 Click Here to register!
DIY Camp July 26-30: Do It Yourself Camp! Come to camp and create your own crafts, games, activities, and challenges. Make up sports, rules, names, and more at this creative and imaginative camp! Ages: 6-10 Click Here to register!
Intro to STEM Camp August 2-6: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Each day, campers will work on popular projects that will peak your child’s interest and curiosity with hands on activities. Participation and fun are part of the program, designed as step one in your child’s road to the future of STEM. Ages: 8-12 Click Here to register!
Mission Possible Camp August 9-13: Campers, your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to have FUN! This week will be filled with exciting challenges, games, special missions, and surprise activities. Ages: 7-11 Click Here to register!
Camp RARA August 16-20: Find information on Camp RARA on our Standard Camps Page. Click Here