Registration Open for Oakland County Parks Day Camps

Registration is now open for Oakland County Parks and Recreation day camps.

“Day camps provide youth with a positive, outdoor experience,” Amanda Kaltz, assistant director of Wild Adventures Camp, said. “Kids and teens learn team building and leadership skills; build an appreciation for nature; and interact with others.”

Wild Adventures Camp is 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday at Independence Oaks County Park in Clarkston for ages 5–12. The camp includes geocaching; scavenger hunts; StarLab indoor planetarium; fishing; fort building; climbing tower; outdoor games; nature education activities and crafts; and a trip to Waterford Oaks Waterpark.

Camp H2O is 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday – Friday at Red Oaks Waterpark in Madison Heights for ages 12 – 17. Teens spend five days kayaking; snorkeling in the lazy river; boogie boarding and rafting in the wave pool; learning aquatic safety; teambuilding; and other water games and activities. Participants can also make a tie-dye T-shirt; shirts provided. Bring swimsuits and towels.

T.O.G.A. Extreme is 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday at Independence Oaks County Park in Clarkston for ages 12 – 17. T.O.G.A. (Teens Outside Great Adventures) combines outdoor leadership, adventure, teambuilding and outdoor recreation with kayaking; canoeing; geocaching; and mountain biking. On Thursday, participants will go on a canoe trip, followed by a cookout, campfire and campout at Camp Wilderness of Independence Oaks County Park. Friday, teens end the week with a beach bash, including sand sculptures, limbo contest and more.

Day camp registration and transportation are available through select communities.

Courtney Lawless

Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.

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