During camp our curriculum centers on a different theme and corresponding field trip each week. Some of the exciting field trips we planned in previous summers included: a behind-the-scenes tour of the Big House, a trip to an indoor trampoline park, a beach day at Silver Lake, and an all-day field trip to Rolling Hills Waterpark! This summer you can expect we’ll be taking just as amazing field trips!

All of the traditional camp arts, crafts, games, swimming, and sports are included in our programming. We will take an Public School Bus to Buhr Park Pool each non-field trip day for swimming. Children are encouraged to participate in the planning of activities in order to accommodate their individual and group interests. The camp day is a good mix of teacher directed and child-initiated activities. It includes choice time in a mixed age setting as well as a group time based on age. This gives the younger children a much needed opportunity to connect with a single counselor, and the older children a chance to work on more intensive teambuilding. We are committed to a quality and fun summer camp program!

Our camp overnight for campers and their families takes place in July at Hudson Mills Metropark. All families are welcome, whether your child attends camp that week or not.

Community Day Camp is for children post kindergarten through pre-sixth grade. Our hours of operation are 7:30AM – 5:45PM. Enrollment is limited to 45 children per day.

As a service to our families, we will continue to offer a morning only program at camp. Morning only campers will be able to participate in a wide range of activities with the all day campers including: choice time, group time, interest areas, and Fun Friday activities. Families who choose this option can drop off as early as 7:30AM and pick up no later than 12:30PM. Morning only campers will be picked up before lunch. There will be no morning only option on days that we take all day field trips. To ensure that we are able to accommodate as many families as possible, scheduling priority will be given to all day campers.

Camp Info

Michelle Slocum, Director

Camp Cell: 734 478-0366


As part of CDC’s mission, we offer financial assistance to families who qualify. Scholarships are limited, and are approved by the board of directors scholarship committee.


You must be employed and/or enrolled in school or a job training program (includes local community colleges, technical programs, high school completion, etc.). Undergraduate students with a proven history of low-income attending four-year academic institutions may be eligible. Graduate students are not eligible. You must contact your local Department of Human Services (DHS) to determine your eligibility for their Child Daycare Program as well as Child Care Network (CCN).


Scholarship award amounts will depend upon each applicant’s childcare schedule and fees. Scholarships are designed to pay a portion of the total childcare cost for each child. The parent(s) is expected to pay the remaining portion. A payment must be received prior to awarding the scholarship. Scholarships are paid out every three months to ensure all families have equal opportunity to apply. A reduction of childcare hours will reflect a change in the scholarship awarded. If a family is three (3) months in arrears, attendance will be discontinued until the past due payment is made.


Strength, Agility, Speed, Heart!! That’s what you’ll need during this very active week of camp. We invite all campers to put themselves to the test, to see who has it in them to be the next American Ninja Warrior at CDC Camp. Not only will we be moving all week, we will have the opportunity to visit a real life training dojo! This dojo has a training course fit for all ages. The only requirement….. Bring everything you’ve got, and leave it all out on the course. Do you have what it takes?
Everywhere we look, we can see heroes. Ann Arbor is full of amazing people who put themselves on the line to make sure we are safe, healthy, and happy. During this week of CDC Camp, we will become the heroes! We will travel out into our community and transform into the leaders who put others before ourselves. We will be making dog and cat toys to donate to local animal shelters, visit our beautiful Huron River to collect garbage, and really celebrate what it means to think about the needs of our community. Visits to local fire stations, and police departments will help us look deep inside ourselves to pull out that hidden super power. Come along, lead our team, and give back to our city!
Chop, stir, whip, measure, pour! Do you smell that? It’s our CDC Camp kitchen, full of campers, cooking up a storm! During this week of camp we will explore all things food. From healthy colorful veggies, to delicious sweet fruit, we will be elbows deep in recipes galore. If you love to bake, grill, sauté, simmer, or boil, this is the week for you. Come on down to our camp restaurant, you’re going to want to see what’s cooking!
Hail! Hail to Michigan the leaders and best! We are so lucky to have one of the greatest universities in our very own backyard. All week long we are getting involved in all things Michigan! Are you interested in museums? U of M has 4! Do you love sports? The football stadium is right down the road! Are you a true stage performer at heart? Hill Auditorium lends itself to some of the greatest acts around! Come on down to CDC Camp where Michigan isn’t just a university, it’s a way of life!
Come one, come all to the Maker Faire of the Summer! All week long we will be working on our designs to be displayed at our very own CDC Maker Faire. Campers will have the opportunity to express themselves through the type of art they love the best. We’ll have inventions, creations, painting, sewing, sculpting, and so much more. Be the first one to display your talents with a “do it yourself” mindset. Who knows, maybe we’ll have the very next engineer just waiting to be discovered!
We’re getting in touch with our western roots this week at CDC Camp! We’ll be mining for gold throughout the week, but watch out—bandits may be on the loose, and they’re itching to get their hands on our bounty! Your campers will be exploring the amazing things that you can do in the Wild West, including outdoor living, cooking, and survival. We’ll be honing in on our nature skills to prep for our favorite summer event: The CDC Camp Annual Overnight Campout!! *Please note that all food products offered this week will continue to be peanut/tree nut free!
Just press record and a world of video magic will take over. Not just any video, YouTube videos of course! We will spend the week exploring movie/video making with the help of a little technology. We want to see what your imagination is made of. Campers will pair into groups and become the Youtube stars of the week. Do you like music? Let’s make a music video. Are you a huge fan of comics? Let’s make a cartoon! Do you love art? Let’s create a Claymation cinematic experience that can only be displayed on the big screen. Then, we will have our Fun Friday Premiere where we will view all of the hard work at its greatest. So if you’re interested in spending your summer at the best camp around……like, subscribe, and share!
Come with us as we transport you to The Islands for the celebration of the Summer! During this crazy week of camp we are all things Carnival. Do you hear that? It’s the sound of our mile long parade, equipped with a samba band, and tons of dancers in their beautiful costumes. We are going to be on the move all week long, introducing campers to South American culture and customs. The best part of all will be our annual trip to CDC Preschool, where our campers will have the opportunity to create their very own carnival experience. We will design, build, and create our very own games and activities to present to our preschool student. We will be the leaders of the conga line, the costume designers of the century, and the planners of the parades! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Phew! What a hot summer it has been! CDC Camp has found a way to cool down for our last week of camp. We’ll make the most of our time by playing lots of outdoor water games, exploring cool water art and fending off wild water attacks! And CDC Camp wouldn’t be complete without our annual field trip to Rolling Hills Water Park! If you’re into waterslides, Slip n’ Slides, and water proof board games, this week is for you! So come on down, and join us for this wet & wild summer send off!