An independent Preschool through Grade 12 school for gifted students.

Day Camp

Roeper Summer Day Camp was designed by Roeper School founders, George and Annemarie Roeper, to provide a rewarding and accessible camp experience for children throughout metro Detroit. Since its establishment in 1947, Roeper Summer Day Camp has provided an enriching camp program that children love and parents trust. We offer a multi-faceted camp experience that focuses on fun, personal growth, and embraces diversity.

CAMP SETTING
Located on The Roeper School’s beautiful 13-acre Bloomfield Hills campus, Roeper Camp activities take place both indoors and out. Our campus includes woodlands, a creek, an athletic field, two swimming pools, three playgrounds, nature trails and numerous buildings containing art, music and tech classrooms. Our Community Center contains a gymnasium, catering kitchen, lunch room, classrooms and locker rooms that serve both the swimming pools and gymnasium.

2018 Day Camp Sessions

Session 1  June 25–July 6 (No camp July 4)
Session 2  July 9–20
Session 3  July 23–August 3
Session 4  August 6–17

Hours 8:30am-3:30pm

Day Camp Programs, All Sessions

List of 3 items.

  • Lower Camp (ages 3-5 years, currently in preschool)

    Recognizing that day camp is often the first experience away from home, counselors provide a caring environment, facilitating personal and group adjustment. Each group typically consists of approximately 15–20 campers, two Head Counselors, one Assistant Counselor and one CIT. Lower Camp counselors spend the entire day with their groups. They attend all activities together, many of which are planned by Special Activity Counselors. Each afternoon Lower Camp groups have a scheduled swim time when campers swim with their counselors and CITs. Lower Camp campers swim in the leisure pool. Lower Camp campers MUST pass a swim test before being allowed to swim in the 25-yard pool. 

    Sample Day at Lower Camp

    8:30 Arrival       
    9:15 Cooking
    10:00 Science
    10:45 Playtime
    11:00 Lunch
    11:30 Quiet time
    12:30 Swim
    1:10 Nature walk
    2:05 Dance
    2:40 Snack
    3:00 Dismissal

    All campers must be able to use the bathroom independently. Pull-ups are not allowed at camp.

    Daily hot lunch is included in camp tuition. Two entree selections, one of which is vegetarian, are served with beverages, salad bar, sandwiches, fresh fruit and dessert. For the safety of all campers, items that contain nuts, peanuts or peanut oil are not served. 

    Cost: $680 per session, includes lunch

    Enroll in 8 weeks of day camp, 8 weeks of hybrid camps, or a combination of day and hybrid camps and save $250.00 on the 8 week total. Discount is applied after registration. Remaining camp fees, after the enrollment deposit has been applied, are due in two equal installments on April 1 and May 1.
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  • Middle Camp (Ages 5–6, currently in kindergarten)

    Middle Camp is for campers who are currently in kindergarten and will be entering first grade in the fall. Each group typically consists of approximately 22 campers, two Head Counselors, one Assistant Counselor and one CIT. Middle Camp provides a transition from Lower Camp to Upper Camp. Middle Camp children attend all activities that are offered to both Lower Camp and Upper Camp. Each day, one of the scheduled activity times will be a free choice period. During free choice periods, counselors help campers choose from three Upper Camp activities. Middle Camp children are escorted to and from all activities. Each day Middle Camp groups have a scheduled swim time where campers swim with their counselors and CITs. Middle Camp campers swim in the leisure pool unless they have passed a swim test allowing them to swim in the 25-yard pool.

    Sample Day at Middle Camp
    8:30Arrival
    9:15Outdoor Adventure
    10:00Drama
    10:45Play/Prepare for Lunch
    11:00Lunch
    11:30Swim
    12:35Group Games
    1:20Art
    2:05Free Choice
    2:40Snack & Wrap up of Day
    3:00Dismissal















    Daily hot lunch is included in camp tuition. Two entree selections, one of which is vegetarian, are served with beverages, salad bar, sandwiches, fresh fruit and dessert. For the safety of all campers, items that contain nuts, peanuts or peanut oil are not served. 

    Cost: $680 per session, includes lunch

    Enroll in 8 weeks of day camp, 8 weeks of hybrid camps, or a combination of day and hybrid camps and save $250.00 on the 8 week total.  Discount is applied after registration. Remaining camp fees, after the enrollment deposit has been applied, are due in two equal installments on April 1 and May 1.
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  • Upper Camp (Ages 6 through 12, currently in 1st grade and up)

    Each group typically consists of approximately 25–30 campers, two Counselors and one CIT. To encourage independence and accountability, Upper Camp campers are offered a choice of activities every day making every day unique. In daily assemblies, campers participate in group challenges, are presented with activity choices offered that day, and build their camp schedule based on those opportunities.

    Upper Camp Free Choice Examples

    Art Collage, 3D Sculpture, Drawing and Painting
    Computer School Appropriate Online Games, i.e. Cool Math
    Co-op Games Gaga Ball, Playdoh Pictionary, Mosquito Tag, Quidditch
    Crafts Lanyards, Tie Dye, Perler Beads, Friendship Bracelets
    Dance Movement, Gymnastics, Improvised Dance
    Drama Talent Show, Puppets, Theatre Games
    Field Capture the Flag, Basketball, Baseball
    Music Percussion Instruments, Singing, Music Games
    Outdoor Adventure Fire Building, Hut Building, Fishing
    Pottery Pinch Pots, Beads, Masks
    Science Nature Studies, Experiments, K’nex
    Specialty Crafts Glass Fusion, Candlemaking, Leather Crafts
    Swimming Free Swim, Waterslides, Structured Water Games

    Sample Day at Upper Camp

    8:30 Arrival
    9:00 Homeroom
    9:10 Assembly
    9:30 3D Sculpture
    10:15 Snack
    10:35 Theatre games
    11:15 Fire Building
    11:55 Lunch
    1:15Glass Fusion
    2:05Fishing
    2:50 Homeroom
    3:10Dismissal
















    Daily hot lunch is included in camp tuition. Two entree selections, one of which is vegetarian, are served with beverages, salad bar, sandwiches, fresh fruit and dessert. For the safety of all campers, items that contain nuts, peanuts or peanut oil are not served. 

    Cost: $680 per session, includes lunch

    Enroll in 8 weeks of day camp, 8 weeks of hybrid camps, or a combination of day and hybrid camps and save $250.00 on the 8 week total.  Discount is applied after registration. Remaining camp fees, after the enrollment deposit has been applied, are due in two equal installments on April 1 and May 1.


    Upper Camp Special Evening Program • Session 2 Only

    Campers in Session 2 may attend a special evening program with their group and counselors. The special evening program begins immediately following the regular camp day and concludes at 8:00pm. Group games, swimming, a pizza party and s’mores around the campfire fill the evening. Each Upper Camp and Hybrid Camp group schedules one special evening during the second session of camp. Exact dates are not determined until the beginning of camp. There are no refunds or makeup days for missing the program.

    Upper Camp Field Trip • Session 4 Only

     
    A field trip is scheduled for Upper Camp to Groveland Oaks on August 17. Group games and activities are organized, a picnic lunch is served, and children have the opportunity to swim at the park. All Upper Campers in attendance on the day of the field trip are expected to participate in this trip since there is no supervision at Roeper Camp that day.

Swim At Roeper Camp

Water Safety
Roeper Summer Day Camp has two in-ground fenced pools with water slides. Certified Red Cross lifeguards are on duty at all times. Water safety is stressed for all ages.

The 1,200 SF leisure pool with depths between 6” and 2-1/2’ is dedicated for use by Lower and Middle campers who are not quite ready for deeper water. These campers swim with their counselors and CITs.
 
The main 25-yard pool has depths between 3-1/2 and 8’. All Lower and Middle campers MUST take and pass a swim test in order to swim in this pool. Upper campers MUST take and pass a test in order to be able to swim in the deep end. Colored wrist bands worn by swimmers identify areas of the pool in which they are allowed to swim.

Themed Weeks & Special Activities

From Superhero week to Dinosaur week, every week at Day Camp is unique. In addition to regularly scheduled fun activities, special events and activities, such as a talent show, cardboard boat races, Halloween in July, a magician, or an inflatable obstacle course, are scheduled in conjuction with themes.

Camp Carnival

On the last Thursday of Session 4, the Camp Carnival is held. Campers who attend any session during the 2018 summer are invited. Session 4 campers attend with their groups. Campers who attended an earlier 2018 session are welcome to attend with adult supervision. All families are welcome.

BLOOMFIELD CAMPUS
Lower School and Administrative Offices
41190 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills MI 48304

PHONE 248 203 7300
BIRMINGHAM CAMPUS
Middle School and Upper School
1051 Oakland Avenue
Birmingham MI 48009

PHONE 248 203 7300