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. 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! 

+ Virtual Spring Break Camp Guide 2020

+ Summer Camp Guide 2020

+ Preschool Summer Camp Guide 2020

+ 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 2020

• Carly Meloche, Summer at Emerson & Preschool Camp at Allen Creek Director
• Catherine Audette, Summer at Emerson & Preschool Camp at Allen Creek Assistant Director
• Lorna Rankin, Preschool Camp at Allen Creek Liaison
• Jane Brolio, Preschool Camp at Allen Creek Administrative Assistant

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 2020 Dates

Spring Break Camp: March 30-April 3
Week 1: June 22-26
Week 2: June 29-July 3, NO CAMPS
Week 3: July 6-10
Week 4: July 13-17
Week 5: July 20-24
Week 6: July 27-31
Week 7: August 3-7
Week 8: August 10-14, 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

Allen Creek

Week 1-June 22-26
Exploring Ann Arbor: A Field Trip Camp

Week 4 July 13-17
Outer Space
Week 5 July 20-24
From Parfaits to Mud-Pies



Week 1- June 22-26
Making Movies
Wilderness Training Jr.
Creating Digital Art
Sumo Battle Bots
Wilderness Training

Week 3- July 6-10
Engineering Challenges
Extreme Team
Mad Scientist
Sports Conditioning
Emerson Eagle I
Gourmet Chocolatier
Let’s Build a Robot
Obstacle Courses I
Slumber Party
Timeless Toys
Vegan Baking I

Week 4 July 13-17
Christmas Crafts and Cooking
Master Chocolatier
Picture Book and Illustrators
That’s Magic
Emerson Eagle II
Dungeons and Dragons
Chocolate Connoisseur
Doodle and Design
Quiz Bowling at Emerson
Sports, Sports, Sports
Spy School
Seasonal Cooking with our Permaculture Garden

Week 5 July 20-24
Crafty Computer Science
Digital Photography
Fairy House and Garden
LEGO Stop Motion I
Having a Ball!
LEGO Ultimate Build I
Let’s Code!
Myth Testers
Tunnels, Forts, and Mazes

Week 6 July 27-31
Baking Extravaganza
Video Games Design with Scratch K-2
Duct Tape Designers and Domino Dazzlers
Obstacle Courses II
Video Games Design with Scratch 3-5

Week 7 August 3-7
CO-2 Powered Dragsters
Great British Baking
LEGO Physics
Let’s Put on a Play!
Number Ninjas
Pokemon Adventure Camp
Rainbows and Unicorns
Ultimate Frisbee
Shabby to Chic
Wild Water Camp

Week 8 August 10-14
Great American Dishes
LEGO Stop Motion II
Around the World in the Kitchen
LEGO Ultimate Build II
Model Rocketry
German Board Games
Backyard Ballistics
CO2 Powered Dragsters II
Storytelling with LEGO

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
  • 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 22-26, 2020) 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, 2020. 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 13, 2020.

+ CIT Application 2020

+ Returning Junior Counselor Application 2020

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 $7/day. After camp child care runs from 4:00pm – 6:00pm for $7/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 $145 – $195, 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, 2020.

Remaining balances, less deposit, will be refunded for withdrawals made before May 1, 2020. Those who withdraw after May 1st, 2020 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