Summer at Emerson


+ Summer at Emerson 2017 Camp Information

+ Online Registration


I’m excited to introduce our new Summer Program Assistants Noah Crowder and Carly Meloche.  Noah comes with 3 years of experience at Emerson as a counselor in our After School and Summer Programs, holding his degree from Olivet University.  Carly comes with 5 years of experience at Emerson as a counselor and instructor, holding her degree from Grand Valley State University.  You’ll get to see both of them at the main office throughout the summer and I am very excited to have them on board with us in this capacity this year 🙂

Our camp format:

  • Exciting Enrichment Camps
  • Open to all students who will have completed K-8th grade, regardless of school attended
  • Half-Day and Full-Day Options
  • Morning Camp 9am-12pm; Afternoon Camp 1pm-4pm
  • Before & After Camp Child Care 8am-9am, 4pm-6pm
  • Eight individual weeks from June 26-August 18
Full Camps and Waiting Lists

Once a camp is full, you may choose to join the online waiting list. There is no deposit to join a waiting list and you will be notified via email if a spot becomes available.

Full camps:

  • Week 1 AM Galaxy of Adventure
  • Week 1 AM Making Movies I
  • Week 1 AM Speed & Agility I
  • Week 1 AM That’s Magic
  • Week 1 AM Ultimate Frisbee
  • Week 1 PM Fabulous Felt
  • Week 1 PM LEGO Physics I
  • Week 1 PM Spy School
  • Week 2 Wednesday July 5th: trip to Zap Zone
  • Week 2 Thursday July 6th: trip to Imagination Station
  • Week 3 AM Amigurumi
  • Week 3 AM Art Blast STEAM Camp
  • Week 3 AM Baking Extravaganza
  • Week 3 AM Best of Biederman
  • Week 3 AM Building our Permaculture Garden
  • Week 3 AM Girls Math Blasters
  • Week 3 AM Model Rocketry
  • Week 3 AM Mr. Leonard’s PE Games
  • Week 3 AM Percussion Camp
  • Week 3 AM Video Game Design
  • Week 3 AM Wilderness Training
  • Week 3 PM Around the World in the Kitchen
  • Week 3 PM Best of Biederman
  • Week 3 PM Ladies Learning Math
  • Week 3 PM Learn to Sew
  • Week 3 PM LEGO Land
  • Week 3 PM Origami & Kirigami
  • Week 3 PM Storytelling with LEGO
  • Week 3 PM Wilderness Training Jr
  • Week 4 AM Chess Strategies
  • Week 4 AM Chocolatier
  • Week 4 AM CO2 Powered Dragsters
  • Week 4 AM Rube Express
  • Week 4 AM Sports, Sports, Sports
  • Week 4 AM Stop Motion Video Making
  • Week 4 Full Day Quilting Camp
  • Week 4 PM Engineering Challenges
  • Week 4 PM Jedi Training Camp
  • Week 4 PM Junkyard Warriors
  • Week 4 PM Let’s Go Camping Art Camp
  • Week 4 PM Ride the Magic School Bus
  • Week 4 PM Super Structures
  • Week 4 PM Topsy Turvy Cake
  • Week 4 PM Wacky Games
  • Week 5 AM Backyard Mosaics
  • Week 5 AM Comic & Manga Drawing
  • Week 5 AM Crazy Clay Creations
  • Week 5 AM Creative Writing
  • Week 5 AM Electrifying Electronics
  • Week 5 AM Master Chocolatier
  • Week 5 AM Simon’s Specials I
  • Week 5 AM Wizarding World of Emerson
  • Week 5 Full Day Rube Goldberg
  • Week 5 PM Emerson Eagle I
  • Week 5 PM LEGO CAD
  • Week 5 PM Microscopic Photography
  • Week 5 PM Pokemon Adventure Camp
  • Week 5 PM Skateboarding
  • Week 5 PM Spy School Extreme
  • Week 5 PM Yummy Art
  • Week 6 AM Baking Basics
  • Week 6 AM Cooking Kids
  • Week 6 AM Dangerous Boys
  • Week 6 AM Daring Girls
  • Week 6 AM Emerson Eagle II
  • Week 6 AM Galactic Gaming
  • Week 6 AM Just Dance
  • Week 6 AM LEGO Stop Motion
  • Week 6 AM Obscure Sports
  • Week 6 AM Playing Chess
  • Week 6 AM Settlers of Catan
  • Week 6 PM All About Pets
  • Week 6 PM Around the World in Five Days
  • Week 6 PM Commanders & Conquerers
  • Week 6 PM Knitting Noodles
  • Week 6 PM LEGO Ultimate Build
  • Week 6 PM Maker Club
  • Week 6 PM Myth Testers
  • Week 6 PM Permaculture Garden & Seasonal Cooking II
  • Week 6 PM Plug into your Imagination with Art
  • Week 6 PM Voldemort’s School at Emerson
  • Week 7 AM Authors & Illustrators
  • Week 7 AM Build it Up, Break it Down
  • Week 7 AM Crafting in the Garden
  • Week 7 AM Just Bead It
  • Week 7 AM Mexican Cooking
  • Week 7 AM Minecraft Mania Jr
  • Week 7 AM Pirate Treasure
  • Week 7 AM Run for Fun
  • Week 7 AM WeDo Robotics
  • Week 7 PM Digging Up Dinosaurs
  • Week 7 PM Gourmet Chocolatier
  • Week 7 PM Making Messes
  • Week 7 PM Minecraft Mania Senior
  • Week 7 PM Simon’s Specials II
  • Week 7 PM Speed & Agility II
  • Week 7 PM Storytelling with LEGO
  • Week 8 AM Brilliant Emerson Sleuth Training
  • Week 8 AM Chocolate Connoisseur
  • Week 8 AM LEGO Physics II
  • Week 8 AM Making Movies II
  • Week 8 AM Readers Theater
  • Week 8 Full Day Let’s Put on a Show
  • Week 8 PM CO2 Powered Dragsters II
  • Week 8 PM Google Apps 101
  • Week 8 PM LEGO Ultimate Build II
  • Week 8 PM Make: Electronics, Recycle, Reuse
  • Week 8 PM Obstacle Courses
  • Week 8 PM What’s For Dinner?
Summer at Emerson 2017 Dates

Week 1 June 26-30
Week 2 July 5-7, no camp on Monday, July 3rd or Tuesday, July 4th
Week 3 July 10-14
Week 4 July 17-21
Week 5 July 24-28
Week 6 July 31 – August 4
Week 7 August 7-11
Week 8 August 14-18

Counselor in Training Program

The Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program at Summer at Emerson provides an opportunity for Middle and High School students to develop leadership skills in a comfortable atmosphere. Interested students who have completed grades 6-12 will learn what it takes to be a counselor in our summer program and enhance their leadership abilities.

The CIT program is held during the week of June 26-30, 2017 from 9:00am – 4:00pm. Attendance during this week is mandatory. Please note that there are a limited number of CIT spaces available and only a select number of Junior Counselor spaces available each week.

Students who have  participated in the CIT program in the past and would like to return as a Junior Counselor this year complete a separate application; the training week is not required to be repeated.

There is no application fee and if accepted to the CIT program, the $250 camp fee is due by June 1, 2017. The week as a Junior Counselor has no charge from 9am-4pm; child care is available from 8-9am and 4-6pm at $6/hour.

Applications are no longer being accepted for 2017; the Counselor In Training program is full.


Before and After Camp Child Care

Child care is available before and after camp on a drop-in basis each day. Before camp child care runs from 8:00am – 9:00am for $6/day. After camp child care runs from 4:00pm – 6:00pm for $6/hour. There is a strict $4/minute per child late fee for all campers picked up after 6pm. Child care charges are billed to your account and sent via email. If your child arrives before 8:50am or is picked up after 4:10pm, you will be charged for child care.

Lunch, Recess, and Snacks

Campers who are registered for a morning and afternoon camp during the same week eat lunch from 12:00pm – 12:30pm and have recess from 12:30pm – 1:00pm, both supervised by Summer at Emerson Staff. This hour is provided free of charge for full-day campers and may be added for $10/day for our half-day attendees on a drop-in basis; your account will be billed at the end of each week for this time and send via email. If your child attends half-day camp and is picked up after 12:10pm or arrives before 12:50pm, you will be charged for lunch time child care.

Campers must bring their own lunch and drink each day. We do not have lunch service, drinks, or refrigeration available at Summer at Emerson.

Daily snacks with apple juice are provided for each morning and afternoon camp. We will happily find a replacement snack for campers with food allergies but not for finicky eaters. The snack schedule will be posted each week for all campers and parents to see. Typical snacks include: bagels, fruit, animal crackers, pretzels, Cheeze-Its, granola bars, fruit snacks, etc. Campers are always welcome to bring snacks from home.

Camp Fees, Payments, and Refunds

Half-day camp fees range from $120 – $150, as noted with each camp’s description. Camp fees are not pro-rated for any reason. A non-refundable deposit of $25 per half-day camp plus a one-time registration fee of $15 per camper is required at time of registration. We accept payment through electronic funds transfer, VISA and MasterCard. All balances are due June 1, 2017.

Remaining balances, less deposit, will be refunded for withdrawals made before June 1, 2017. Those who withdraw after this date are responsible for the full fee. Exceptions will be considered for medical circumstances with a doctor’s note.

Camper Medication

Campers who require medication during camp hours must have a completed Medication Authorization Form on file (found in the Document Center online). Prescription medications require a physician’s signature and all medications must be submitted to the Summer Office in their original containers. No camper may be in possession of any medications. Medication will remain in the Summer at Emerson office and dispensed to campers as needed. This includes emergency medication for allergic reactions, prescription medications, and over-the-counter medications.

Our goal at Summer at Emerson is for every camper to enjoy his/her experience at camp. If your child has any special considerations or accommodations which may help ease his/her transition into camp, please share this information with us during the registration process or by contacting the Summer Program Director at This confidential information will only be shared with staff members in direct contact with your child, on an as-needed basis. We strive to get to know each camper and to make him/her comfortable with us; your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated.


Rose Hacker, Summer Program Director
734-660-5108 call or text
734-665-8126 fax