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.

+ 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

• Carly Meloche, Director of Summer and Auxiliary Programs
• 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:

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.

Available Camps as of 4/23

Week 1 AM
Sumo Battle Bots I (3-5)

Week 1 PM
America the Beautiful in Mixed Art Media (K-2)
Imagining the Arts (K-2)
Lanyard Madness I (3-6)

Week 1 FULL DAY Traditional Chess Camp (K-8)

Week 3 AM
Backyard Bash (K-2)
Best of Biederman (3-4)
Footy (4-7)
Permaculture Gardening I (4-8)
Sharpie Marker Mugs & Crafts (3-6)
Tech Fashion Design (3-5)

Week 3 PM
Board Game Bonanza (K-2)
Ecology Explores (3-6)
Super Hero Training Camp (2-4)
Yarn Crafts and Critters (3-5)

Week 4 AM
In Our Elements Learning About Earth (3-5)
Number Ninjas (K-2)

Week 4 PM
Math Wizards (3-5)

Week 5 AM
Chess Strategies (K-8)
Innovation LAB II (3-4)
Junkyard Wars (3-5)
Under the Sea Art Camp (K-2)

Week 5 PM
Craft Tales (K-2)
Seasonal Cooking with Our Permaculture Gardening

Week 6 AM
Lanyard Madness II (3-6)
Permaculture Gardening II (3-8)
Steampunk (5-8)

Week 6 PM
Kids on Canvas-Art Through the Ages (K-2)

Week 7 AM
American Girls History and Fun (3-5)
Born to Run (4-7)
Just for Kicks Martial Arts Camp (3-6)
Project Runway (3-6)
Summer in the Mitten (2-4)

Week 7 PM
Crafting in the Garden (3-5)
Crochet to the Max (4-8)
FAB Art: Fun and Beautiful (K-2)
Gift Crafting (4-6)

Week 7 FULL DAY: Traditional Chess Camp II (K-8)

Week 8 AM
Galaxy of Adventure II (K-2)
World Travel 3D Art Camp (K-2)

Week 8 PM
Kids on Canvas (K-2)

Full Camps as of 4/23
Week 1
Crochet Craze
Making Movies
Obstacle Courses I
Read Around the World
Space Art Adventure
Sports, Sports, Sports
That’s Magic
Vegan Baking I

Baking Extravaganza
Emerson Eagle
Google Apps
LEGO Physics
Sports Conditioning
Spy School
Writing Club

Week 3
Innovation LAB 1
Simon’s Specials
Special Effects for Movies
Stars, Skies, and More Art Camp
Summer Olympics
The Magic School Bus

Best of Biederman 5-8
Lost in Space
Maker Club
Recycled Art Camp
Robots and Virtual Reality
Super Slots
Teeny Tiny Crafts

Week 4
Art Gallery Camp
Christmas Baking
Emerson Eagle II
Japanese Kiragami
LEGO STEAM Adventures
Wilderness Training Jr.
Rube Goldberg Inventors

3D Printing I
Around the World in the Kitchen
Geology Rocks!
Nature Crafts
Obstacle Courses II
Pure Michigan Art Camp
Quiz Bowling at Emerson
Video Game Design I
Weaving Wonders
Wilderness Training

Week 5
Build it Up, Break it Down
CO2 Dragsters I
Dark Room Photography
Having a Ball! K-2
Let’s Code
Vegan Baking II

3D Printing II
Crazy Clay Creations
Creating Digital Art
Having a Ball! 3-5
Junkyard Wars K-2
Learn to Sew
Microscopic Photography
Shabby to Chic

Week 6
World Development Lab for Writers and Role-Players
Disc Golf
LEGO Stop Motion I
Obscure Sports 3-5
Storytelling with LEGO
Yummy Art

Crafty Computer Science
Emerson’s Wild and Wacky Olympics
Great American Dishes
LEGO Ultimate Build I
Myth Testers
Obscure Sports K-2

Week 7
CO2 Powered Dragsters
Extreme STEAM Art Camp
Pokemon Adventure Camp
Timeless Toys
Video Game Design II

Creative Writing
Engineering Challenges
Extreme Team
Galaxy of Adventure I
Gourmet Chocolatier
Make: Electronics, Recycle, Reuse
Model Rocketry

Week 8
3D Printing III
Bug Camp
LEGO Stop Motion II
Master Chocolatier
Sumo Battle Bots II

Chocolate Connoisseur
Digital Photography
German Board Games
Imaging the Arts II
Innovation LAB II
LEGO Ultimate Build II
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.


Carly Meloche, Director of Summer and Auxiliary Programs
734-660-5108 call or text
734-665-8126 fax