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Summer Camps for Kids that Love Animals Metro Detroit New 2024

Are your children passionate about animals? Do they dream of exploring the wild wonders of the animal kingdom? Look no further! In Metro Detroit, a world of captivating animal summer camps near me awaits young adventurers.

2024 Summer Camps Near Me

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From furry friends to scaly companions, Metro Detroit offers an array of summer camps designed to ignite the imagination, foster learning, and create unforgettable memories for animal-loving children. Whether your little ones dream of interacting with wildlife, caring for domestic pets, or learning about conservation efforts, there’s a summer camp tailored to their interests and curiosity.

Join us as we embark on a journey through the diverse and exciting animal summer camps options available in Metro Detroit for children who share a special bond with the animal kingdom. From hands-on experiences to educational adventures, these camps promise to inspire, educate, as well as delight young animal enthusiasts throughout the sunny days of summer.

Get ready to unleash the adventure and discover the perfect summer camp for your little animal lovers in Metro Detroit!

Animal Summer Camps Near Me in Metro Detroit

Appleseed Camp at Blake Farms (Armada)
(586) 784-5343
Appleseed camp is a three day summer camp that offers an opportunity to educate children about agriculture and farming while providing the fun and unique opportunity to explore the outdoors, meet new friends, discover new interests and create memories that last a lifetime.
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Johnson Nature Center Summer Camp 2024

Address: 3325 Franklin Rd, Bloomfield Twp, MI 48302
Phone Number: 248-341-6485
Age Range: 3 years old (must be fully potty trained) through age 13
Dates: June 24 – August 16 (sessions = 1 week, Monday-Friday)
Camp Times: Half-day camps for ages 3-5 run 9 am until 1 pm; full-day camps for ages 5-13 run 9 am until 3:30 pm
Description: Johnson Nature Center, a 40-acre nature preserve in Bloomfield Hills, offers a unique experience for campers. Additionally, the camp invites youth to unplug and become stewards of the earth. Through age-appropriate activities such as hiking, fishing, shelter building, imaginative play, crafting, as well as STEAM projects, campers engage with nature in meaningful ways.
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Bowers School Farm 2024

Address: 1219 East Square Lake Road Bloomfield Hills
Phone Number: 248-341-6476
Age Range: 3 years old (must be fully potty trained) through age 13
Dates: June 24 – August 16 (sessions = 1 week, Monday-Friday)
Camp Times: Half-day camps for ages 3-5 run 9 am until 1 pm; full-day camps for ages 5-13 run 9 am until 3:30 pm
Description: Bowers School Farm is a 93-acre working farm in Bloomfield Hills. Camp invites youth to connect to agriculture through age appropriate activities such as milking goats, cooking with fresh produce, building fires, using the ropes course, hiking, crafting, and also enjoying time in and with nature.
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Real Life Day Camp
Address: 48700 Geddes Rd. Canton, MI 48188
Phone Number: 1-734-495-0822 
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Clarkston Family Farm
Address: 6800 Hubbard Rd, City of the Village of Clarkston, MI 48348, USA
Phone Number: (248) 302-6426
Pond sampling and water quality studies are one of the many activities that we will be doing at Camp WILD. Our learning is always fun, always interactive and also student directed and very often directly supports STEM. Next generation science standards and common core are embedded in our camp program. Yep, learning through play while building new neuropathways, it’s how we roll. Registration for our summer Camp Wild Programs are posted mid-January and fill quickly!  Scroll down for more information on our summer camp programs.
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Windermere Equestrian Center
Address: 20615 Dunham Road, Clinton Township, MI 48038
Phone: 586-465-2170
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Huron-Clinton Metroparks Summer Day Camps 2024

Location: Lake St. Clair Metropark – 31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045Marsh Madness Day Camp
Junior Naturalist Day Camp
Nature Explorer Day Camp
Animal Adventures Day Camp


Kensington Metroparks Summer Day Camps 2024

Location: Kensington Metropark – 4570 Huron River Pkwy, Milford, MI 48380Adventures in Nature Day Camp:
Farmer Jr. for a day Camp
Daring Naturalist Day Camp
Farm Day Camp
Creepy Crawly Day Camp


Northville Community Foundation/Maybury Farm Summer Camp 2024

Address: 50165 Eight Mile Road, Northville, MI. 48157
Phone: 248-374-0200 – option 2
Age Range: Ages 6-12
Dates: Camp Begins June 18th and runs through August 16th, 2024 – Tuesday-Friday – See website for more information
Times: Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Description: Farm Camp is a four-day camp (Tues-Fri) filled with exciting experiences designed to engage and educate campers on all things farming! Held entirely outdoors, campers will not only totally unplug, but will get their hands dirty . Enjoy learning about the care and function of caring for animals.
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MSU Tollgate Farm Summer Camp
28115 Meadowbrook Rd Novi, MI 48077
Contact Name: 
Sara Mund
(248) 347-3860 Ex. 220
Age Range: 
Description: (2022)
A camp where everyday is a new adventure! Each week of camp features an exciting different theme and is filled with educational as well as fun activities that fit this theme. In addition to the unique weekly themed activities, a typical Tollgate farm camp day will include cooking nutritious snacks in Garden Kitchen, caring for farm animals, sowing and harvesting in the garden, engaging in a creative week-long STEM project, and investigating the natural world of field, forest and pond. Depending on the camp week, other activities include canoeing, fishing, and also horseback riding.

Upland Hills Farm
481 Lake George Road | Oxford, Michigan 48370
(248) 628-1611

Detroit Zoo Summer Safari Camp

Detroit Zoological Society
Address: 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067
Phone: 248-541-5717 Email
Age Range: K-9
Description: (2023) Zookeeper Camps are immersive full-day, weeklong camps introducing campers to the needs of animals and the complexities of animal care. Campers will have the opportunity to explore all types of animals and learn about their health, behavior, nutrition and welfare by visiting habitats of the Zoo’s residents throughout the week. Each camp incorporates elements of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) focusing on their camp’s theme through inquiry activities, art projects, learning labs and games. All campers are provided a morning and afternoon snack each day, and receive one Safari Camp t-shirt. We have an abundance of participant space for our 8th and 9th grade camps!

Huron-Clinton Metroparks Summer Day Camps 2024

Location: Stony Creek Metropark – 4300 Main Park Dr, Shelby Township, MI 48316
Nature Adventure Day Camp
Animal Homes & Habitats Day Camp
Creek Week Day Camp


Carousel Acres Farm Camp 2024

Address: 12749 Nine Mile Rd, South Lyon, Mi 48178
Phone: 248.437.7669
Age Range: 4 to 12
Dates: all summer, June 10 thru August
Times: 9:30 am until 3 pm Latch Key is available
Type of Camp: – 🌞Traditional Summer Camp
Description: Summer Camp on the Farm Our farm has farm animals as well as exotic animals, Visit emu, wallaby, kangaroos, parakeets and a kookabura in our Australian Walkabout. Ride a pony, garden, crafts and more.
Discount for our fans: Mention Metro Detroit Mommy and Register/pay by March 15 get $25 off first week. Sibling discount $25 off additional children. Come to camp more than 3 weeks get $25 off per week.
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Oaken Shield Equestrian Summer Camp 2024

Address: 3935 7 MILE RD SOUTH LYON, MI 48178
Phone: 248-486-7433
Age Range: 7-17
Summer Camp Dates: Weekly starting June 17th to August 30th
Summer Camp Times: 9 am until 2 pm
Types of camps Offered:
– 🌞 Traditional Summer Camp
– ⚽ Sports Summer Camps (Horse Riding)
Description: Horse camp is a fun filled adventure that includes riding lessons, grooming, saddling, horseback games, scavenger hunts, feeding and caring for your own horse, and of course making new friends. Riders will be split into groups based on age and ability.
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Turtle Creek Farm
Address: 6205 Cooley Lake Rd. Waterford, Mi 48327
Phone: 586-292-3644
We are proud to offer the best hands-on nature experience available to your child!  Bunnies, guinea pigs, chicks, ducklings, and a host of reptiles and amphibians are ready and waiting to be held and studied. Campers will hunt for bugs, toads, frogs, and snakes in our wetlands. They may also net turtles and fish in Turtle Creek’s pond.  We will venture into the woodlands to observe our feathered friends and maybe enjoy a game of Roxaboxen!  A full size Tee Pee awaits, as campers are transported back in time with Native American stories and games. Children will learn all about incubation… they may even hear the peep of a chick about to hatch!  A week at Turtle Creek Farm creates memories that will last forever!
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Amber is the proud mother to four beautiful children, Damian (27), Rosaleigh (14), Carlyn (11), and Naomi (8). Her family also includes four cats. She loves being a stay-at-home mom and feels blessed to be able to care for her children full-time and provide them with so many opportunities through Metro Detroit Mommy. In addition to Metro Detroit Mommy, Amber has a passion for hosting karaoke with Malibu Entertainment.  She enjoys the metro Detroit nightlife especially, singing, dancing and meeting new people.