Summer Programs

TCAPS has many exciting summer learning and camp opportunities for children of all ages. All programs are available to children living in the Traverse area region as well as those visiting the area for the summer. Click on the sections below to view more information regarding all summer programs.

Ages 3-12: Summer Adventure Day Camps

2018 Dates & Locations to be Announced March 12th

Summer Adventure Day Camps are available to children ages 3 – 12. Camps are licensed by the State of Michigan to assure safety, health, and quality measures are met. Staff members are certified in CPR/First Aid and have met training and regulation standards. Camps are open to all area-wide residents and summer visitors!

Grades P-12: LEAP Camps

Crystalaire Summer Adventure Trips for Middle & High School Students

  • South Manitou Island 3-Day Camping Adventure - Ages 10-13

    • June 23–June 25, 2017
    • July 28–July 30, 2017
    • August 18–August 20, 2017
  • Backpacking the McCormick Wilderness - Ages 14-17

    • June 27-July 3, 2017
  • North Manitou Island 5-Day Backpacking Adventure - Ages 12-15

    • July 7 – July 11, 2017
    • July 21 – July 25, 2017
    • August 11 – August 15, 2017
  • Biking the Leelanau Peninsula - Ages 12-15

    • July 13-19, 2017
  • Sailing the Great Lakes with Inland Seas- Ages 14-17

    • August 2-8, 2017
View Summer Adventure Trips Information & Registration Here


Drama Kids

Sports Camps

Take It From The Top Theatre & Performing Arts Camps

Broadway Intensive (Ages 10 - 18)

Take It From The Top is a unique musical theatre workshop where students learn music, dance and theatre from Broadway professionals culminating in a showcase performance for the public. This program is perfect for the person who wishes to explore theater in a fun and productive environment. For more information visit the External LinkCity Opera House Take It From The Top website

  • Dates: August 14-19, 2017
  • Age: 10 - 18
  • Location: City Opera House, 106 E. Front Street Traverse City
  • Cost: $350 (limited scholarships available)

External LinkTIFTT Broadway Intensive Online Registration

Advance Workshop (Ages 14-20)

Advanced Workshop focuses on All Shook Up the Musical

Designed for students with experience in musical theatre who are ready to amp up their training. Examine all elements of an entire show – voice, acting and dance – in a complete journey into character exploration and development. Focus on professional aspects of show business. Learn about the performing arts from people who are actually doing it! For more information visit the External LinkCity Opena House Take It From The Top website

  • Dates: August 14-19, 2017
  • Age: 14 - 20
  • Location: St. Francis High School Auditorium and City Opera House
  • Cost: $350 (limited scholarships available)

External LinkTIFTT Advance Workshop Online Registration

Young Americans Summer Camp - Five Days of Fun!  (Gr. 3-College)

Open to students in grades 3rd-college in Traverse City and the surrounding area. This high-energy, comprehensive performing arts summer camp includes instruction, classes, and workshops in voice, dance, comedy improvisation, songwriting, performance techniques, sound, lighting, and master classes from industry professionals. Participants are divided into three age groups to learn age appropriate material. By learning a show in just 5 days, students are able to learn teamwork, discover their individual potential, and walk away with a huge sense of accomplishment at the end of the week, all in an encouraging and positive atmosphere that The Young Americans foster and provide.

  • Dates: June 20 - 24, 2017
  • Location: Traverse City Central High School, 1150 Milliken Drive, Traverse City
  • Cost: $199 (limited scholarships available)

For more information: External LinkYoung Americans Summer Camp Information

Youth Learn to Sail (Ages 8-17)

  • Youth Sailing Session 1: June 19 – 30, 2017
  • Youth Sailing Session 2 : July 10 – 21, 2017
  • Youth Sailing Session 3: July 24 – August 4, 2017
  • Youth Sailing Session 4: August 7 – 18, 2017
View Youth Learn to Sail Information & Registration Here

Grades K-6: Camp Invention

Camp Invention inspires creativity and inventive thinking. TCAPS will host three Camp Invention camps for students entering grades K-6. Students are immersed into fun-filled, exciting activities that connect science, technology, engineering and math through fun hands-on activities. Children will work together to solve real world challenges that prepare them for the 21st Century. Discounts available – register today! To sign up click on the camp links below, visit or call 800.968.4332.



Grades 6-8: Invention Project

Invention Project will take fun to the next level while exploring circuitry, energy, bio-engineering and economics to create smart gear, program a mini-bot and prototype lifesaving technology. They’ll use these newly acquired abilities to research, pitch and invest in a product while learning alongside fellow creative thinkers! Although the business deals are simulated, the skills, the friendships and the fun are all real. It all takes place in an environment that inspires and supports individuality. When Invention Project comes to a close, the innovators won’t have a patent — yet — but they’ll have the skills and the confidence to make anything possible in the future. 

Grades 9-12: Summer Academy: Standard & Recovery Classes

Standard Classes and Credit Recovery Options
for Grades 9 – 12

TCAPS Summer Academy is open to all 9th – 12th grade students. No residency is required. Students wishing to enroll in the program need to possess and demonstrate a willingness to achieve by completing a course for the first time or completing a course in which an incomplete, withdraw or failure was received.

Classes Held

  • June 28-July 27, 2017 (no classes July 3-4)
  • Traverse City Central High School, 1150 Milliken Dr.
  • Online courses are available 24/7. Course completion is July 30.
  • Highly qualified teachers will be available for support at the Central High School library

Tuition Structure

Tuition balance is to be paid in full before a student may begin the class.

  • 1st course – $150
  • 2nd course – $150
  • 3rd course – $100
  • 4th course – $50

Other Information

Non-TCAPS students who are auditing a credit recovery class for credit will need to provide a student assignment report to the Summer Academy Office prior to the start of summer school by faxing to 231.933.3551 or email

Credit recovery course work will include online assignments, video lectures and assessment through GradPoint. All classes are aligned to State standards. Classes combine the best of highly qualified teachers with the effective use of interactive technology 24/7 at school and at home. The programs provide rich multi-media presentations that engage students in the learning process.

  • Students will have the opportunity to receive individualized and/or small group instruction from a certified teacher Mondays through Thursdays.
  • Grades for standard course work will be awarded/recommended upon successful completion of course work, at the discretion of the student’s home school.
  • Credit recovery option 1 – audit for credit by doing assignments that were not at 78% or missing. Upon successful completion the grade CR for credit is awarded.
  • Credit recover option 2 – retake the course based on pre-test results for a letter grade.

Visit the Summer Academy webpage or PDF Documentview the Summer Academy brochure to learn more about the program.

Online Registration is Closed


Boys' Camps

Girls' Camps



Cross-Country Running


  • TC Central Boys' Cross Country & Pre-Season Running Camp
    Dates: Begins Monday, June 12, 2017
    Times: 8AM - 10AM
    Location: Sunset Park next to Holiday Inn and Hagerty Center
    Coach: John Lober, 231.342.8247
    PDF DocumentRegistration Flyer
  • TC Central Girls' Cross-Country Pre-Season Running Camp
    Dates: June 12 - August 2017
    Grades 6-12
    Various locations
    Contact coach for details
    Lisa Taylor, 231.631.2195
  • West End Summer Training
    Dates: June 12 - Aug 4, 2017
    Grades 9-12, Mon/Wed/Fri 8AM - 9:30AM and Tues/Thur 7:30AM - 9AM
    Grades 6-8, Mon/Wed/Fri 8AM - 9:30AM
    Location: Meet at the dog park at Grandview Parkway and Division
    Coach: Diane Goss, 231.620.1437
    PDF DocumentWest End Summer Training Registration Flyer

Cross-Country Skiing


  • XC Ski Dryland Training & Rollerski Camp
    Dates: August 1-3, 2017
    Location: DH Day Group Campsite
    Grades 8-12
    Contact Coach K for details
    Coach: John Kostrzewa, 231.357.5346








  • TC West Titan Soccer Academy
    Dates: June 12-15, 2017
    Location: TC West Senior High practice soccer field, 5376 N Long Lake Rd
    Grades 3-10 (Boys/Girls)
    9 AM - 11 AM
    Coach: Matt Griesinger 
    Coach: Chelsey Avery 
    PDF DocumentTitan Soccer Registration Flyer
  • TC Central High School Girls' Northern Exposure Team Camp
    Dates: July 10-13, 2017
    Location: TBD
    Students Entering Grades 9-12
    Coach: Sarah Melius, 262.758.1227



Strength and Conditioning







  • Trojan Summer Weights & Conditioning Program
    Grades 9-12: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
    Coach: Doug Gle, 231.631.3731
  • Youth Wrestling Camp
    Location: Central High School
    Dates: June 2, 2017: 6 PM - 8 PM 
    Dates: June 3-4, 2017: 10 AM - Noon & 1 PM - 3 PM
    All Ages Welcome
    Coach: Mike Krause
    PDF DocumentYouth Wrestling Camp Registration Flyer

Ages 4-18: Sports Camps

Sports camps are offered through both Traverse City Central High School and Traverse City West Senior High School. For more information on camp offerings, please contact the school athletic offices at:

  • Traverse City Central High School - 231.933.8207
  • Traverse City West Senior High School - 231.933.7780