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 Explorers Club

Choose your weekly adventure and let the exploring begin!

TCAPS' Summer Explorers Clubs are designed to engage learners, ages 3-12, during the summer months. Each week features different theme-based activities, field trips and/or special guests. Sign up for every week or just a few.

Explorers Clubs 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. Financial assistance may be available through the Department of Human Services (DHS) for qualifying families. 

2019 Club Dates & Fee Information

Club Dates

  • June 24 - August 23, 2019
  • Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • No club on Thursday, July 4, 2019

Club Themes

Each week will feature different theme-based activities, field trips and/or special guests. Explorers are invited to sign up for every week or just the weekly adventures of interest. Weekly themes are:

  • Week 1 (6/24-6/28) - Animals of Northern Michigan
  • Week 2 (7/1-7/5) - Red, White & Blue
  • Week 3 (7/8-7/12) - Under the Sea
  • Week 4 (7/22-7/26) - TC’s Got Talent
  • Week 5 (7/15-7/19) - Ahoy, Mateys!
  • Week 6 (7/29-8/2) - Lights, Camera, Action!
  • Week 7 (8/5-8/9) - To Infinity & Beyond!
  • Week 8 (8/12-8/16) - STEM
  • Week 9 (8/19-8/23) - Sports

Club Fees

  • $180 per week ($200 preschool)
  • $144 ($160 preschool) the week of July 4 due to a shorter week. No club held on Thursday, July 4th.
  • Fees are set for the full week and are not based on the number of days in attendance.

Club Locations

  • Cherry Knoll Elementary School
    1800 Three Mile Road, N.

  • Eastern Elementary School
    1600 Eastern Avenue
     
  • TCAPS Montessori at Glenn Loomis
    1009 Oak Street
     
  • Westwoods Elementary School
    1500 Fisher Road

More Information

The registration portal opens Tuesday, March 26th. Visit the Summer Explorers Club webpage for additional program and registration information.

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, June 25 - 29, 2018 from 9 AM to 3:30 PM. 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 www.campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332.
 

  

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

  • July 2-31, 2018 (no classes July 4-6)
  • Traverse City Central High School, 1150 Milliken Dr.
  • Online courses are available 24/7. Course completion is July 31.
  • Highly qualified teachers will be available for support at the Central High School library

Visit the Summer Academy webpage for more information and to register online.

Basketball

Boys' Camps

  • TC West Boys' Basketball Camp
    June 26 - 28, 2018
    Session I - 10 AM to 12 PM - Students Entering Grades 3-6
    Session II - 1 PM to 3 PM - Students Entering Grades 7-10
    All area players are welcome to register. 
    Location: Traverse City West Senior High School
    Coach: Sanders Frye
    PDF DocumentTitan Boys' Basketball Camp Registration Flyer

     
  • TC Central Boys' Basketball Skills Camp
    Dates: June 25-27, 2018
    Location: Central High School
    Session I: Grades 2-4, 9 AM - 11 AM
    Session II: Grades 5-7, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    Session III: Grades 8-9, 2 PM - 4:45 PM
    Cost: $65 (pre-registration includes a t-shirt)

    PDF DocumentTrojan Skills Camp Registration Flyer

 

Girls' Camps

  • TC Central Girls' Basketball Skills Camp
    Dates: June 18 - 21, 2018
    Session I - 9AM-11AM, Grades 2-5 in fall of 2018
    Session 11 - 11:30AM - 2PM, Grades 6-8 in fall of 2018
    Location: TC Central High School
    Cost: $75 per player, $100 maximum per family but must register together
    PDF DocumentTC Central Girls Basketball Camp Flyer
     
  • TC West Titan Girl's Basketball Camp
    Dates: June 18-20, 2018
    Session I -  9 AM - 10:30AM, Grades 3-5 in fall of 2018
    Session II - 10:30PM - 12:30PM, Grades 6-8 in fall of 2018
    Session III - 1 PM - 3 PM, Grades 9-12 in fall of 2018
    Location: TC West Senior High School
    Coach: Doug Baumann
    PDF Document
    TC West Girls Basketball Camp Registration Flyer

Cheerleading

 

Cross-Country Running

 

  • TC Central Boys' Cross Country & Pre-Season Running Camp
    Dates: TBD
    Times: 8AM - 10AM
    Location: Sunset Park next to Holiday Inn and Hagerty Center
    Coach: John Lober, 231.342.8247
     
  • TC Central Girls' Cross-Country Pre-Season Running Camp
    Dates: TBD
    Grades 6-12
    Various locations
    Contact coach for details
    Lisa Taylor, 231.631.2195
     
  • West End Summer Training - Grades 6-12
    Dates: June 13 - August 3, 2018
    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
    Cost: $35
    PDF DocumentTC West End Summer Training Flyer

Cross-Country Skiing

 

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

Football

 

  • TC Central Football Camp
    Session I

    Dates: June 13 -15, 2018
    Location: Central High School, Day 3 at Thirlby Field
    Students Entering Grades 2-6: 9 AM - 11:30 AM
    Cost: $45 if registered prior to June 1st, or $50 after June 1st ($60 for walk up)
    PDF DocumentTC Central Football Camp Flyer
    External LinkTC Central Registration Link

    Session II
    Dates: July 10-12, 2018
    July 10 & 11 - 12:30 PM - 3 PM
    July 12 - 9AM - 11:30AM
    Location: Central High School
    Students Entering Grades 7-8: 1 PM - 3:30 PM
    Cost: $45 if registered prior to July 1st, or $50 after July 1st ($60 for walk up)
    PDF DocumentTC Central Football Camp Flyer
    Coach: Eric Schugars, 231.642.1784
  • TC Central Varsity Football Unity Camp
    Varsity Team: TBD
    Coach: Eric Schugars, 231.642.1784

     
  • TC Central JV/Varsity Trojan Team Camp
    CHS Football Teams: TBD
    Coach: Eric Schugars, 231.642.1784

     
  • TC West Titan Leadership Camp - Incoming Grades 10-12
    Dates: June 13-15, 2018
    Time:  Dropoff June 13 between 5PM & 6PM, Pickup June 15 at 6PM
    Location: The Leelanau School - Directions and items needed will be sent after registration
    Cost: $40, includes T-shirt
    PDF DocumentTC West Titan Leadership Camp Flyer
     
  • TC West High School Titan Team Football Camp - Incoming Grades 9-12
    Dates: July 23-25
    Time: 8AM - 12PM
    Location: TC West Senior High School
    Cost: $40, includes T-shirt
    PDF DocumentTC West Titan Team Camp Flyer
     
  • TC West Middle School Football Camp - Incoming Grades 7-8
    Dates: July 23-25
    Time: 6PM - 8:30PM
    Location: TC West Senior High School
    Cost: $40, includes T-shirt
    PDF DocumentTC West Titan Middle School Camp Flyer
     
  • TC West Little Titan Team Camp - Incoming Grades 1-6
    Dates: August 18
    Time: 9AM - 12PM
    Location: Thirlby Field
    Cost: $30, includes T-shirt
    PDF DocumentTC West Little Titan Team Camp Flyer

 

Hockey

 

Soccer

 

  • TC West Titan Soccer Academy - Grades K-10 (Boys/Girls)​
    Dates: June 18 -21
    Time: 9AM - 11AM
    Location: TC West Senior High practice soccer field, 5376 N Long Lake Rd
    Cost: $80
    Coach: Matt Griesinger 
    Coach: Chelsey Avery 
    PDF DocumentTC West Titan Soccer Academy Flyer
     
  • TC Central High School Girls' Northern Exposure Team Camp
    Dates: TBD
    Location: TBD
    Students Entering Grades 9-12
    Coach: Sarah Melius, 262.758.1227

Softball

 

  • TC West Senior High School Girl's Softball Camp
    Dates: June 25-27, 2018
    Location: TC West Senior High School Softball Fields (5376 N Long Lake Rd.)
    Time: 10AM-12PM
    Grades 3 - 8, entering in fall of 2018
    Cost: $70, includes T-shirt
    PDF DocumentTC West Senior High School Girl's Softball Camp Flyer
     

Strength and Conditioning

 

  • TC West Titan Summer Strength, Speed and Agility 
    Dates: June 18, 22, 25, 29  July 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27
    Time: 9 AM-10:30 AM
    Grades: 7-12
    Location: TC West Senior High School
    Cost; $35

     
  • Trojan Strength & Conditioning Camp
    Dates:June 13-July 27, 2018 Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays (No Camp July 1-8 and the last week of camp sessions will be held on Thursday, July 26th and Friday, July 27th only.
    Co-ed, Grades 8-11, 10 AM - 11 AM
    Co-ed, Grades 5-7, 11:00 AM - Noon
    Location: Central High School 
    Cost: $120
     

Tennis

 

  • Grand Traverse Tennis Camp
    Dates: TBA
    Location: Central High School
    4 Sessions Offered
    Ages 3-18
    8:30 AM - 10 AM & 10:30 AM - Noon
    Coach: Larry Nykerk, 231.218.9608
     

Volleyball

 

  • Trojan Girls' Volleyball Skills Camp
    June 23-23, 2018
    Grades 5-9, 9:00 AM
    Location: Central High School Gym
    Cost: $55 (includes t-shirt), $80 late registration
     
  • TC West Volleyball Camp
    Dates: July 9-12, 2018
    Grades 4-7: 8 AM - 9:45 AM
    Grades 8-10: 10 AM - Noon
    Location: TC West Senior High School
    Cost: $90 (grades 4-7) and $110 (grades 8-10), $10 discount for early registration
    Coach: Emily Baumann, 231.360.7771

     
  • TC West One Day Advanced Camp
    Dates: July 13, 2018
    Grades: Incoming 9-12 grade
    Time: 8AM - Noon
    Location: TC West Senior High School
    Cost: $50 without attending or $30 with attending our 4 day camp
    Coach: Emily Baumann, 231.360.7771
     

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