Camps

Camps at Cranbrook Educational Community

Camp at Cranbrook offers a wide range of options designed to suit any need or interest. The chance to work in an actual artist’s studio, study fossils that are more than a hundred million years old, swim in a natatorium designed by an internationally renowned architect, or create your own art museum and select the art that goes in it, whatever your camper’s age or aspiration the Cranbrook Camp experience is never mundane. Open a world of creativity, exploration, and discovery for your child!

Cranbrook Art Museum

Design, sketch, build, invent – CREATE CAMPS (grades K-9) are for making! Camps are held in the Cranbrook Academy of Art studios with multiple visits to the Art Museum each week to  explore contemporary and traditional art and design processes. Campers discover hands-on activities in the studio, and learn collaborative problem solving through observation and creation, in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Creativity and self-expression are encouraged!

MINI MAKERS are half-day camps for students starting Kindergarten in the fall. Make projects inspired by collections, exhibitions, and create camp sessions. Each week of Mini Makers is different – enjoy a variety of topics and techniques each week!

Cranbrook Institute of Science

Summer Camps at Cranbrook Institute of Science gives inquisitive campers from kindergarten through eighth grade the opportunity to dive deeper into science in a unique and safe environment! Join us for one week, or attend every week, since they do not repeat, to explore the treasures of the Institute of Science and Cranbrook’s 319-acre campus!  

Explore Science! takes campers on a journey of discovery around the Institute of Science and the greater Cranbrook campus. Along the way, they'll explore geology, paleontology, chemistry, biology, engineering, and astronomy.

Explore in the D! takes campers through more than 300 years of exciting history in Detroit (“the D”). Participants will delve into rare artifacts from the Institute’s collections and experience “the D” on field trips to locations both famous and mysterious.

Engineering & Innovation Camp brings professional staff from Cranbrook Institute of Science and DASI Solutions together with campers to investigate science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through real-world experiments and challenges. Also included is 10 hours of CAD training ($400 value) using Solidworks Professional Design!

Explore After Dark! gives campers a sleepover experience at the museum like no other. Activities include a viewing of the Perseid Meteor Shower, a sunset hike, star gazing in the Institute’s Observatory, and a show in the state-of- the-art Acheson Planetarium. A late night snack and breakfast is included.

Cranbrook Schools

Cranbrook Schools’ summer camps have a long history of excellence and a loyal base of constituents in the metro Detroit area. Learn about our traditional, multi-activity day camps as well as our specialty camps in Art, Athletics, Theatre, Robotics, Music, and Writing. The Schools’ camps host over 1,100 campers each summer. Lunches are included and Bus Service and Extended Care are offered.