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​​​2021 Summer Day Camps

Summer camp registration​ opened March 15.

City of Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation Services has been working hard as staff determine what in-person river day camps and pool camps can look like during the summer of 2021. The safety of campers and staff are the top priority and the state-licensed camps will abide by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, governmental recommendations and regulations. Staff are working with the State of Michigan and Washtenaw County to best understand the regulations and how to offer and implement safe and engaging camp experiences. Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation are looking forward to offering camps again this summer.

2021 Camp Refund Policy - Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Parks & Recreation will make an exception to its cancellations and refunds policies for the 2021 camp season. If our summer camps are not able to operate during the session in which your child is enrolled due to directives we receive from the Washtenaw County Health Department, the State of Michigan licensing authority, and/or any other authorized governing body, we will refund the full amount of your session fee. For the safety of staff and other participants, if your child is unable to attend the scheduled session due to the COVID-19 illness, or a COVID-19 quarantine and/or waiting period, or develop COVID like symptoms, you may request a full refund.  If you need to cancel your child's registration for non-COVID related reasons, please note that the following refund policy applies: Refunds must be requested by email and are subject to a $10.00 service fee. If a refund request is made 30 days or more prior to the start of your day camp session 100% of your class fee will be refunded, 7-29 days prior 50% of your class fee will be refunded, 6 days prior 0% will be refunded. ​

Day camp letter to participants
Outdool pool update

Argo & Gallup River Camps - ALL CAMP SESSIONS ARE FULL

Argo Canoe Livery, 1055 Longshore Drive, 734.794.6241
Gallup Canoe Livery, 3000 Fuller Road, 734.794.6240​


The Argo and Gallup River Camps are licensed by the State of Michigan. Staff are experienced instructors that understand the safety of on-water activities while balancing the importance of outdoor fun and adventure. Our popular river camps teach kids how to explore and love their natural world all from the seat of a boat. As the river theme and activities repeat throughout the summer, staff recommend that participants register for no more than two weeks of camp during the summer.  

Gallup River Camp: Completed 2nd-5th Grades - FULL
Explore the Huron River with boats and fishing for a week filled with learning, adventure, and fun!  Experience perfect summer days as we kayak, canoe, paddleboat, tube, stand up paddle board, fish and play in our wonderful river parks. Gallup campers paddle boats up and down the river learning new skills and enjoying the great outdoors. The Gallup River Camp is based outside and under tents adjacent to the Gallup Livery. 

Camp fee:  resident, $282; nonresident, $342 
Camp hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Gallup River Camp schedule: June 14-18, June 21-25, June 28-July 2, July 6-9 (no camp July 5), July 12-16, July 19-23, July 26-30, Aug. 2-6, Aug. 9-13, Aug. 16-20, and Aug. 23-27.​

Argo River Camp: Completed 6th-8th Grades - FULL
Friends and fun on the coolest river around! Join us as we journey out each day paddling our boats down different sections of the beautiful Huron River. Our many explorations include kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding, tubing, fishing, geocaching and disc golfing. Argo River Camp is based outside and under tents and pavilion at the Argo Livery. 

Camp fee: resident $260; nonresident $320
Camp hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Argo River Camp schedule: June 14-18, June 21-25, June 28-July 2, July 6-9 (no camp July 5), July 19-23, July 26-30, Aug. 2-6, Aug. 9-13, Aug. 16-20
Argo River Camp Just for Girls schedule: July 12-16​

​Buhr Park Pool Summer Camp

2751 Packard Road, 734.794.6234


​Buhr Park Pool Camp is licensed by the State of Michigan and camp staff is well trained and excited to help your camper have their best summer yet! Safety is our top priority, camp will be follow​ing the COVID-19 guidelines for camp operations provided by the State of Michigan. Campers will be placed in small groups and will remain with the same campers and staff members all week. More information regarding COVID-19 procedures to follow.

Camp hours have been extended for your convenience! We have something for every camper to love, so check our wet, wild and wacky weeks below, and join us for an awesome summer adventure.

Camp hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
                Drop off: 8-9 a.m.
                Pick up: 4-5 p.m.
Camp fee: $210 resident per week; $255 nonresident per week.

Camp schedule: June 14-18,  June 21-25,  June 28-July 2,  July 5-9,  July 12-16,  July 19-23,  July 26-30,  Aug 2-6,  Aug 9-13,  Aug 16-20,  Aug. 23-27,  ​Aug. 30-Sept. 3.

Huron Hills Junior Golf Camp​

3465 E. Huron River Dr., 734.794.6246​


Huron Hills Golf Course​ offers junior golf camps for boys and girls ages 8-15 years old. Young golfers of all abilities will have fun learning the game of golf, including the fundamentals and sportsmanship. This camp is great for beginner and intermediate junior golfers.  Camp is two hours daily, Monday through Thursday, for two weeks. Juniors will receive a golf program gift, a Miles of Golf range card, a free round of golf at HHGC and a merchandise coupon for 20 percent off in our pro shop. 

Camp schedule:
​June 14-24, June 28-July 8, July 12-22, July 26-Aug. 5, 8-10 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; and 1-3 p.m.
Aug. 9-19, Aug. 23-Sept. 2, 8-10 a.m.; and 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Camp fee: $160