General Sports Camp Information:
Campers need to be dropped off at the Stone Shelter at Bloomer Park. The Stone Shelter is the shelter with large stones on the left of the parking lot as you drive in. 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 on RARA's website 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 6-12 years old Price: $190 Res. $210 Non-Res.
Camp is from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Location: Stone Shelter at Bloomer Park
NOTE: Latchkey (unstructured, camp staff supervised, optional before/after camp care) is available for Sports 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: Sports 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.
Sports Camp Week Themes:
Sports Extreme Camp June 21-25: Each day will be filled with different sports. This action packed camp will teach your camper the basic sports skills in a fun, non-competitive atmosphere. Campers will be challenged in a series of drills, games, and exercises. Some sports will include, soccer, basketball, flag football, volleyball, and more! Ages: 8-12 Click Here to register!
Game On Camp June 28-July 1: Game on! This Sports Camp week is all about challenges, friendly competition, games, and more. Go against other campers as well as counselors in this minute-to-win-it themed week. Compete as teams and as indviduals. We may even verse other camps in fun and friendly sport-related games and activities. The camp will also utilize the Bloomer Park hiking trails and bike track. Ages 6-12 No Camp on Friday, July 2 Price: $170 Res. $190 Non-Res. Click Here to register!
Everything Edible I Camp July 6-9: Campers will spend the week traveling around the world learning about good eats and cool treats and will taste them all! Then we will learn to make our own fun crazy snack foods! Campers will have a fun week experimenting with lots of food, but they will still need to pack a lunch. Ages: 6-12 No Camp on Monday, July 5 Price: $170 Res. $190 Non-Res. Click Here to register!
Sports Teamwork Camp July 12-16: This fun-filled sports and teamwork camp is filled with a variety of sports, fitness related games, activities, and some exercises as campers work together as a team. We will be focused on working together to accomplish goals as a camp as well as making sure everyone is involved and included. This camp will teach great teamwork and leadership skills that will carry on throughout the rest of the summer and translate into future sports teams. Ages: 8-12 Click Here to register!
Super Soakin' I Camp July 19-23: Cool off from the summer heat and enjoy spending time with friends while exploring a different watering hole each day. Whether it’s a giant sprinkler, 100's of water balloons, slip n' slides, or buckets of water, every day will be a new and fun adventure! We'll enjoy a wet and wild week of water games and super soakin fun! Ages: 6-12 Click Here to register!
Mystery Sports Camp July 26-30: This week, Sports Camp will be a mystery! Campers will play mysterious games, unknown sports, and weird activities that no one has ever heard of before! Be ready to be amazed at these different and strange games, challenges, and activities! This week will be a thriller! Ages: 8-12 Click Here to register!
Everything Edible II Camp August 2-6: Campers will spend the week traveling around the world learning about good eats and cool treats and will taste them all! Then we will learn to make our own fun crazy snack foods! Campers will have a fun week experimenting with lots of food, but they will still need to pack a lunch. Ages: 6-12 Click Here to register!
Super Soakin' II Camp August 9-13: Cool off from the summer heat and enjoy spending time with friends while exploring a different watering hole each day. Whether it’s a giant sprinkler, 100's of water balloons, slip n' slides, or buckets of water, every day will be a new and fun adventure! We'll enjoy a wet and wild week of water games and super soakin fun! Ages: 6-12 Click Here to register!
Camp RARA August 16-20: Find information on Camp RARA on our Standard Camps Page. Click Here