Summer at Emerson

In addition to our school age camp program, Summer at Emerson is excited to partner with Allen Creek Preschool to provide the opportunity for a quality camp experience for 3, 4, and 5 year olds this summer! Preschool camp is held at Allen Creek and is open to all students in this age range, regardless of school attended, or even if he/she is not enrolled in school yet. If your child is currently attending Young 5s and will start Kindergarten in the fall, preschool camp at Allen Creek is the perfect fit! We offer six individual weeks of half day morning camps (9:15am-12:15pm) for preschoolers; register for as many weeks as you’d like.

Spring Break Camp is offered during the week of March 25-29, 2019.  Morning and afternoon camps, plus before and after camp child care are available and detailed in the Summer Camp Guide.

+ Spring Break Camp Guide 2019

+ Summer Camp Guide 2019

+ Preschool Summer Camp Guide 2019

+ Register Online

Preschool Camp at Allen Creek

Summer at Emerson is excited to partner with Allen Creek Preschool to provide the opportunity for a quality camp experience for three, four, and five year olds. Camp is open to all students in this age range, regardless of school attended, or even if he/she is not enrolled in school yet. We offer six individual weeks of half day morning camps (9:15am-12:15pm) for preschoolers; register for as many weeks as you’d like.

+ Preschool Summer Camp Guide 2019

• Rose Hacker, Emerson School Summer Program Director
• Carly Meloche, Preschool Program at Allen Creek Director
• Lorna Rankin, Preschool Program at Allen Creek Liaison

Contact and Information
• Camp Location: Allen Creek Preschool, 2350 Miller Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
• Call or Text: (734) 660-5108
• Email:
• Website:

MichTic: for children with Tourette Syndrome

MichTic is a special day camp session at Summer at Emerson School serving children entering 3rd to 8th grade whose primary diagnosis or life challenge is Tourette Syndrome (TS) or a tic disorder. This inaugural MichTic session will run July 22-July 26, 2019 at Emerson School in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is proudly the first summer camp in the state of Michigan specifically designed for children with Tourette Syndrome.

+ MichTic Details

+ MichTic Application

Summer at Emerson 2019 Dates

Week 1 June 24-28
Week 2 July 1-5 no camps; Summer at Emerson closed
Week 3 July 8-12
Week 4 July 15-19
Week 5 July 22-26
Week 6 July 29 – August 2
Week 7 August 5-9
Week 8 August 12-16, no preschool camp this week

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 2019
Week 1 AM Making Movies
Week 1 AM Read Around the World
Week 1 AM Space Art Adventure
Week 1 AM Sports, Sports, Sports
Week 1 AM Sumo Battle Bots I
Week 1 AM That’s Magic!
Week 1 AM Vegan Baking I
Week 1 PM Baking Extravaganza
Week 1 PM Emerson Eagle I
Week 1 PM Google Apps
Week 1 PM LEGO Physics
Week 1 PM Imagining the Arts I
Week 1 PM Sports Conditioning
Week 1 PM Spy School
Week 1 PM Writing Club
Week 1 AM Obstacle Courses
Week 3 AM Backyard Bash
Week 3 AM Innovation Lab I
Week 3 AM Simon’s Specials
Week 3 AM Special Effects for Movies
Week 3 AM Stars, Skies and More Art Camp
Week 3 AM Summer Olympics
Week 3 AM The Magic School Bus
Week 3 PM Baseball-ish
Week 3 PM Best of Biederman (5-8th)
Week 3 PM Lost in Space
Week 3 PM Maker Club
Week 3 PM Robots and Virtual Reality
Week 3 PM Super Slots
Week 3 PM Teeny Tiny Crafts
Week 4 AM Amigurumi
Week 4 AM Art Gallery Camp
Week 4 AM Christmas Baking
Week 4 AM Emerson Eagle II
Week 4 AM Japanese Kirigami
Week 4 AM LEGO STEAM Adventures
Week 4 AM Number Ninjas
Week 4 AM Wilderness Training Jr
Week 4 Full Day Rube Goldberg Inventors
Week 4 PM 3D Printing I
Week 4 PM Around the World in the Kitchen
Week 4 PM Geology Rocks!
Week 4 PM Nature Crafts
Week 4 PM Obstacle Courses II
Week 4 PM Pure Michigan Art Camp
Week 4 PM Quiz Bowling at Emerson
Week 4 PM Video Game Design I
Week 4 PM Wilderness Training
Week 5 AM Build it Up, Break it Down
Week 5 AM Chess Strategies
Week 5 AM CO2 Powered Dragsters I
Week 5 AM Creating Digital Art
Week 5 AM Dark Room Photography
Week 5 AM Having a Ball! (K-2)
Week 5 AM Innovation Lab II
Week 5 AM Let’s Code
Week 5 AM Vegan Baking II
Week 5 PM 3D Printing II
Week 5 PM Crazy Clay Creations
Week 5 PM Having a Ball! (3-5)
Week 5 PM Junkyard Wars (K-2)
Week 5 PM Learn to Sew
Week 5 PM Microscopic Photography
Week 5 PM Shabby to Chic
Week 6 AM LEGO Stop Motion I
Week 6 AM Obscure Sports (3-5)
Week 6 AM Steampunk
Week 6 AM Storytelling with LEGO
Week 6 AM World Development Lab for Writers & Role Players
Week 6 AM Yummy Art
Week 6 Full Day Quilting
Week 6 PM Cartooning
Week 6 PM Crafty Computer Science
Week 6 PM Emerson’s Wild & Wacky Summer Olympics
Week 6 PM Great American Dishes
Week 6 PM Kids on Canvas – Art Through the Ages
Week 6 PM LEGO Ultimate Build I
Week 6 PM Myth Testers
Week 6 PM Obscure Sports (K-2)
Week 7 AM Chocolatier
Week 7 AM CO2 Powered Dragsters II
Week 7 AM Extreme STEAM Art Camp
Week 7 AM Pokemon Adventure Camp
Week 7 AM Timeless Toys
Week 7 AM Video Game Design II
Week 7 PM Creative Writing
Week 7 PM Engineering Challenges
Week 7 PM Extreme Team
Week 7 PM Galaxy of Adventure I
Week 7 PM Gourmet Chocolatier
Week 7 PM Make Electronics, Recycle, Reuse
Week 7 PM Model Rocketry
Week 8 AM 3D Printing III
Week 8 AM Bug Camp
Week 8 AM Debate
Week 8 AM Galaxy of Adventure II
Week 8 AM LEGO Stop Motion II
Week 8 AM Master Chocolatier
Week 8 PM Chocolate Connoisseur
Week 8 PM Digital Photography
Week 8 PM German Board Games
Week 8 PM Imagining the Arts II
Week 8 PM Innovation Lab  III
Week 8 PM Kids on Canvas
Week 8 PM LEGO Ultimate Build II
Week 8 PM WeDo Robotics

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
  • Individual weeks of camp with no minimum enrollment requirements
  • NEW! Preschool Camp for 3, 4 and 5 year olds held at Allen Creek Preschool (9:15am-12:15pm)
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 first week of camp (June 24-28, 2019) 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 $275 camp fee is due by May 1, 2019. 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 due March 15, 2019.

+ CIT Application 2019

+ Returning Junior Counselor Application 2019

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, fruit snacks, etc. Campers are always welcome to bring snacks from home.

Camp Fees, Payments, and Refunds

Half-day camp fees range from $140 – $190, 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 May 1, 2019.

Remaining balances, less deposit, will be refunded for withdrawals made before May 1, 2019. Those who withdraw after May 1st, 2019 are responsible for the full fee and refunds will not be processed. Exceptions will be only 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, Emerson School Summer Program Director
Carly Meloche, Preschool Program at Allen Creek Director
734-660-5108 call or text
734-665-8126 fax