2019 Summer Camps & VBS for Up North Kids

If you’re looking for a comprehensive list of summer camps & VBS to keep your kids occupied and make sure they have fun while school is out, this is IT! Know of a summer camp or VBS opportunity in Antrim, Benzie ,Grand Traverse, Kalkaska or Leelanau County we missed? Email us and we’ll add it!

(updated April 19, 2019)


First Congregational Church VBS
July 15-18

Bible Baptist Church of Traverse City
June 24-28

Bethlehem Lutheran Church VBS
July 22-26

Long Lake Church VBS

St. Francis of Assisi VBS
June 24-28

Central Summer Day Camp (VBS)

East Bay Calvary VBS

Presbyterian Church of Traverse City

Living Hope Church VBS
June 24-28

New Hope Church VBS
June 18-August 22

Lake Ann UMC

Leelanau VBS
June 17-20

Faith Reformed Church
July 8-12

West Side Community Church
July 15-18

Fresh Wind Christian Community
August 12-15


Traverse City Area Public Schools Summer Adventure Day Camps
Ages 3-12

Wooden Pony Camp
Ages 3-10

Lake Ann Camp
4th-12th grade

Young Americans
3rd grade – college

Interlochen Summer Arts Programs
3rd-12th grade

Grass River Natural Area Summer Camp
Ages 6-11

Grand Traverse Conservation District
Ages 4-11

Pathfinder School
Ages 3-12

College for Kids
Ages 3-17

Bay Pointe
Grades K-5th

The Bike Mas Project
1st-8th grade

Grand Traverse Tennis Camp
Ages 3-14

Hockey School

Camp Leelanau-Camp Kohahna

Titan Summer Camps

Camp Invention

Detroit Lions Summer Football Camp
Ages 6-14

Cool Tech Camp – TBA Career Tech Center
Age: currently in 5th-7th grade

August Camp – Drama Kids International
Grades 1-10

Shady Trails Camp

Camp Traverse
Ages 6-12

Young Life Summer Camp

Lake Ann Camp
4th grade-college freshman

Old Town Playhouse Young Company Summer Workshops
Ages 9-16

Camp Island View
Ages 4-12

Camp Tanuga
Ages 1st-9th grade

Battle Cry Camp
Ages 6th – 12th grade

Camp Hayo-Went-Ha
Ages 3rd-11th grade

Grand Traverse Bay YMCA
Ages 3-9th grade

Crystalaire Adventure
Ages 9-13

Camp Lookout
Ages 6-15

Nature Explorers Kids Camp
Ages 3-11

Traverse City/Grand Traverse County Summer Day Camp
Ages 7-12

Traverse Area Community Sailing
Ages 8-17

Trinity Lutheran School Summer Day Camp
Ages 3-15

Young People in STEM
High School ages

Simply Defense (hockey camp)
July 26-28

Made in MI Hockey School
June 17-19
Ages 14-18

Salvation Army Summer Day Camp
June 17-August 9

Grass River Natural Area Summer Camp
Ages 6-11
June 24-August 15

Dance Arts Academy
Ages 5-14
June 3-August 15