Day Camp is a great introduction to the benefits and activities of a Camp Ohiyesa experience in an action-packed day. For boys and girls grades K-8 there is no better way to spend a week participating in safe, fun, quality programs in a convenient location. Our caring, responsible staff is trained in a variety of areas including child development, activity leadership, behavior management, sports, and swim instruction. In addition to the exciting activities and new friendships, breakfast and lunch are included daily. In the mornings campers travel with their counselors and age group to a variety of activities that change each day. Each group’s schedule is designed for their age. In the afternoon, we offer specialty options when campers can choose which activity they’d like to try. All of our activities are ‘Challenge by Choice;’ we create an environment to encourage campers to push themselves to try each activity, but we never make anyone try something they don’t want to.
Day campers at Camp Ohiyesa become part of one of the camp’s four Legends: Jolee, Casper, Alastair, or Royale. Each Legend is named after a camper of the past. The youngest campers (entering grades K-2nd) become Jolee campers, then move on to Casper (3rd, 4th), then Alastair (5th, 6th), and finally become Royale Legend campers (7th, 8th). The different Legends will share some offerings but also experience things unique to the age group. For example, both Jolee campers and Royale campers will get a chance to zip line, but Jolee campers might play parachute games or party in the bounce house while Royale campers might take on team climbing tasks at the Alpine Tower.
|Day Camp Fees||Fee by 1/31||Fee by 3/31||Fee after 4/1|
|Traditional Day Camp||$209||$228||$239|
|Day Camp LIT (3 weeks)||$376||$410||$430|
|Jr Saddle Club Camp||+$35||+$35||+$35|
|AM Care 7:30-8:30 am||+$16||+$16||+$16|
|PM Care 4:30-5:30 pm||Free||Free||Free|
|Location||Sessions Available||Fee||Pickup Times|
|N = Novi Kroger||1-11||$59||7:30 am / 5:30 pm|
|C = Brighton Costco||1-11||$39||7:45 am / 5:15 pm|
|H = Hartland Meijer||1-11||$39||8:15 am / 4:30 pm|
|B = Birmingham YMCA||1-11||$59||7:45 am / 5:30 pm|
|W = White Lake Kroger||1-11||$39||8:45 am / 4:30 pm|
|M = Milford||1-11||$39||8:00 am / 5:30 pm|
Though there are variations, a typical day camp schedule looks like this:
|7:30 a.m.||Early morning care|
|8:30 a.m.||Check-in & buses arrive|
|9:00 a.m.||Opening Ceremony|
|9:30 a.m.||Activity Period #1|
|10:30 a.m.||Activity Period #2|
|11:30 a.m.||Activity Period #3|
|12:20 p.m.||Round Up|
|1:15 p.m.||Activity Period #4|
|2:45 p.m.||Swimming, Waterslide and Beach Fun|
|4:00 p.m.||Snack and Closing Ceremony. Buses depart|
|4:30-5:30 p.m.||Check-out & Afternoon care|
Campers travel with their counselor and trail group to a variety of activities that change each day. Each trail group’s schedule is designed for their age-group. Activities may include archery, canoeing, arts and crafts, giant swing, climbing tower, zip line, bounce village, team challenge course, and more!
An opportunity to swim is offered daily, weather permitting. Campers of all swim levels can enjoy the waterslide because everyone wears a life jacket. Counselors have alternative activities available on the beach or elsewhere in camp for campers who do not wish to swim.
Please note that some activities are only available to older campers.
Saddle Club requires a strong dedication to horses and a willingness to learn new things every day. In return, Saddle Club will give you endless fun and adventure with our four-legged friends. Saddle Club Day Campers will first learn how to move safely around horses, lead horses from their stalls, mount and dismount properly: this initial orientation allows us to ride in the arena starting on the very first day of camp! Throughout the week Saddle Club members will learn to control their horses in a walk and a trot. Reversing direction, going around barrels and doing figure eights will all be a piece of cake by the end of the week. Various games on horseback will be part of the curriculum, both in the riding ring and out on the trails of our 300 acre property.
Junior Saddle Club is available during Sessions 1, 6, 7, 10, and 11.
Saddle Club is available during every Day Camp Session.
For campers in grades 3 and up, Specialty Camps give kids a chance to focus on specific areas of interest, going more in-depth on topics. Specialty Camps are different from traditional camp, as traditional day camp is intended to provide a broad range of experiences for kids.
Express your creativity and explore the world of creative arts. Each day, we will work on art projects using a variety of mediums, such as sculpture, collage, papier-mâché, paint, woodcrafts, and more, giving you your own art collection by the end of the week.
Available during Day Camp Sessions 2 and 7.
Put on your chef hats and develop your culinary skills as we make and enjoy different dishes each day. Learn the basics of food and kitchen safety and end the week with a Top Chef Challenge – work with your team to create a tasty dish only using the set of ingredients presented to you.
Available during Day Camp Sessions 3 and 8.
Explore the world of robotics! An introduction to the mechanical world, work with other campers to build a Lego robot creation that you’ll even program to move. Your counselor will guide you through the robotics software to make your robot recognize colors, pick up small items and drive.
Available during Day Camp Session 9.
Campers learn and use investigative techniques to solve a camp mystery. Fingerprinting and footprint plasters are a couple of the techniques are past detectives have used to get the bad guy.
Available during Day Camp Session 4.
Start the week learning and practicing the basics of survival skills, such as shelter building, fire building, orienteering, finding food and more. Then, use your knowledge to work as a team to complete survival challenges and make your way back to civilization.
Available during Day Camp Sessions 1, 5, and 11.
It’s time for the show! Drama campers spend the week creating sets and costumes, learning lines, and rehearsing scenes. The week concludes by putting on a show for all of camp.
Available during Day Camp Sessions 6 and 10.
LIT, or Leaders-In-Training, is a three week program designed for 14 and 15 year-old campers that are ready to take on more responsibility. Throughout the three weeks, LIT’s learn about their own self and others, work on team-building, learn about how to work with younger campers, travel with and act as role models to younger campers, debrief experiences with the LIT Director, and design and execute their own service project.