Camps and Programs

Our Summer Programs of academics, athletics, arts, and fun activities for ages 3 - 17 are back! Students and campers can experience many outdoor activities, athletic development, artistic creativity, and academic enrichment and fun in all types of programming. Some camps and programs run for several weeks and others are a week at a time. Please review our digital book below and take note the book corrections note below.

We are please to be able to offer in-person camps and programs using the safety guidelines of masks, social distancing, and hygiene from the CDC and Oakland County Health Department. More details can be found at the front of our program book. 

all photos pre-pandemic

CAMP & PROGRAM REGISTRATION

  • Families with children enrolled at DCDS should log into My BackPack with their assigned username and password to register.
  • Families with children outside of DCDS, please use the blue create an account button (left side of registration page) to register for the camps. 

Please contact Carissa McNellen at CMcNellen@dcds.edu or (248)430-1709 with questions about registrations. Questions about specific camps should be directed to the contact listed in the Summer Programs book.

Outside programs

Pre-Heat Tennis Academy - Robert Chonoles at PreHeatTennis@gmail.com or (248) 318-9755

The Official Baseball/Softball Camp of the Detroit Tigers - Tim Rappe at tim.rappe@tigers.com or (313)496-4886. Details in book on page 50.

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS

The new Summer Programs book is here! Click or tap the image below to view the digital book. The tool bar also offers options to download or print the book.

Please note these book corrections: 

The PreHeat Tennis Camp email should be PreHeatTennis@gmail.com

Theatre I afternoon session is ONLINE only.

The Out of this World Camp is open to 3 & 4 year olds and does not require the child to be five years old as indicated in the description. 

Changes to DCD Girls Basketball Camp - week of 6/21-6/25 Cancelled and the week of 6/28 - 7/2 the registration is expanded to grades 3-8 

Updated description for AM section of the Writing Workshop:

Writing Workshop is for students entering grades 4-8 and will develop their essential skills at both the sentence and essay levels.  They will work to emphasize writing fluency, use appropriate and varied word choices, and correct for errors in grammar and mechanics.  Students will write daily journals and will reinforce their grammar and sentence-level editing skills in the context of paragraphs and short essays through a peer review system. Students in grades 6-8 will focus on argumentative writing, develop research skills, and learn how to avoid plagiarism. Students will have the opportunity to discuss summer writing homework and set a plan for completion.  Course meets in third-floor commons on the Hillview Campus.  9:00 - 11:00 AM  $300

CANCELLED PROGRAMS
Let's Have Fun with Writing 
DCDS Girls Basketball Camp week of 6/28-7/2
Foundations of Studio Art
Forensic Science
Spanish 2
American Literature
Grade 6 Summer Skills
STEAM Camp for Middlers
Girls in STEAM
Grade 6 Summer Skills Review
Heroes and Villains
MS XC Conditioning
Summer Reading Challenge
Kindness Camp