Summer Adventure Day Camps

For Children Ages 3 – 12

TCAPS Summer Adventure Day Camps are available to children ages 3 – 12. TCAPS Summer Adventure 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. We offer flexible scheduling options for parents with busy summer schedules. Financial assistance may be available through the Department of Human Services (DHS) for qualifying families. Field trips include (subject to change/cancellation): Centre Ice, Bowling, Beach Trips, Canoeing, State Theatre, Old Town Playhouse, and more.

Drop-In Information

Due to the large number of campers registering for the TCAPS Summer Adventure Day Camps this year, we will not be not able to accept drop-ins. Licensing requirements on the staff-to-student ratio  that must be maintained at all times as well as space constraints make it more difficult for us to be as flexible with schedule changes as we have in the past. We ask families who have already registered for summer camp for your patience and understanding and to limit schedule changes as much as possible. We will do whatever we can to accommodate your needs when we can, but it may not always be possible. We are looking forward to a great summer of making new friends and sharing some great adventures!

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Camp Dates & Tuition Information

2018 Camp Dates

  • June 20 – August 16, 2018
  • Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • No camp on July 4-5, 2018

2018 Camp Locations

Camp Locations Offering Five Full Days for ages 5-12

  • Cherry Knoll Elementary School (1800 Three Mile Rd.)
  • Long Lake Elementary School (7600 N. Long Lake Rd.)
  • Montessori at Glenn Loomis (1009 Oak St.)
  • Willow Hill Elementary School (1250 Hill St.)

    These locations offer five full days of camp for the entire nine weeks of summer camp.  Cost is $180 ($36/day) each week for a total of $1440 for the summer. Please note that in the event that you are not requiring five days, the cost will remain the same.

    Five Full Days for Ages 3-4:
    Cherry Knoll, Long Lake and Montessori will also accept 3 & 4 year old children for $200/week for a total of $1600 for the entire nine weeks.

Camp Location with a Fixed, Varied Schedule

  • Central Grade School (301 West Seventh St.)
    Ages 5-12 - $43/day
    Ages 3-4 - $50/day
    No field trips will be planned.
    No camp the week of July 31 – August 5 due to the Traverse City Film Festival.  

    Central Grade offers a fixed, varied schedule which means families will pick a schedule that must stay consistent with no changes from week-to-week throughout the summer.

Lunch & Snack Information for All Camps

  • Parents will be required to send lunches with their students Monday – Thursday.
  • On Fridays, pizza will be provided for all students.
  • Two snacks per day will also be provided for all students.

Online Registration

Online registration for TCAPS’ 2018 Summer Adventure Day Camps will begin on Monday, March 19th and will remain open through May 18th or until a site fills to licensing capacity. To register, you will need your PowerSchool Access ID/password. Registration forms will be available via the External LinkPowerSchool Parent Portal beginning March 19th. If you do not remember or have not received your PowerSchool Access ID/password yet, please contact your school office prior to March 19th.  

Registration Fees

  • $30 non-refundable registration fees will be assessed on May 23rd and if not paid by June 8th your spot will be forfeited.  All fees should be paid using External Linke-Fund.