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. Campers need to be between the ages of 3 and 12 as of June 24, 2019.

For campers who want to continue exploring and learning at the end of camp or who simply need supervision while you are at work, Roeper Summer Programs offers a few fun and convenient options: Before and After Care, Swim Lessons, and Enrichment Classes. For detailed information, click on the Extended Day tab.

CAMP SETTING
Located on The Roeper School’s beautiful 13-acre Bloomfield Hills campus, 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.

2019 Day Camp Sessions

Session 1:  June 24–July 5 (No camp July 4)
Session 2:  July 8–19
Session 3:  July 22–August 2
Session 4:  August 5–16

Hours 8:30am-3:30pm

Cancellation Deadline is March 1, 2019

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 campers 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       Other fun activities offered to Lower Campers, include
    Arts and Crafts
    Field Games
    Playground fun
    Story Time
    Drama
    Music
    Pottery
    Weekly Themed activities
    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: $710 per session, includes lunch

    Enroll in 8 weeks of day camp and save $300.00 on the 8 week total. Discount is applied after registration. A deposit of $150 per session is required within 14 days of registration. Remaining camp fees, after the enrollment deposit has been applied, are due in two equal installments on April 1 and May 1.

    The cancellation deadline is March 1, 2019
  • 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 campers attend all activities that are offered to both Lower Camp and Upper Camp. Each day, at least 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 campers 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
    Other fun activities at Middle Camp include
    Pottery
    Co-op games
    Dance
    Music
    Science
    Cooking
    Crafts
    Field Games





    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: $710 per session, includes lunch
    A deposit of $150 per session is required within 14 days of registration. Remaining camp fees, after the enrollment deposit has been applied, are due in two equal installments on April 1 and May 1.

    Enroll in 8 weeks of Day Camp,  or a combination of Day Camp and Summer Stock Theatre and save $300.00 on the 8 week total.  Discount is applied after registration.

    The cancellation deadline is March 1, 2019
  • 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. In daily assemblies, campers participate in group challenges and are presented with activity choices offered that day. Campers then choose which 5 activities to attend, building their daily camp schedule based on those opportunities, making every day unique.


    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: $710 per session, includes lunch
    A deposit of $150 per session is required within 14 days of registration. Remaining camp fees, after the enrollment deposit has been applied, are due in two equal installments on April 1 and May 1.  

    Campers enrolled full-day in all 8 weeks of Day Camp, or a combination of Day Camp, Sports Camp, STEM Camp or Summer Stock Theatre receive a $300.00 discount on the 8 week total. Discount is applied after registration.

    The cancellation deadline is March 1, 2019

    Upper Camp Field Trip • Session 4 Only

    A field trip is scheduled for Upper Camp to Groveland Oaks on August 16. 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 play in the water 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 Roeper Summer 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 conjunction with a selected theme.

Camp Carnival

On the last Thursday of Session 4, the Roeper Summer Day Camp Carnival is held. Session 4 campers attend with their groups. Campers who attended an earlier 2019 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