Day Camp

Roeper Summer Day Camp was designed by Roeper School founders, George and Annemarie Roeper, to provide a rewarding and accessible camp experience for children throughout metro Detroit. Since its establishment in 1947, Roeper Summer Day Camp has provided an enriching camp program that children love and parents trust. We offer a multi-faceted camp experience that focuses on fun, personal growth, and embraces diversity. Campers need to be between the ages of 3 and 12 as of June 22, 2020 to participate in camp.

For campers who want to continue exploring and learning at the end of camp or who simply need supervision while you are at work, Roeper Summer Day Camp offers a few fun and convenient options: Before and After Care, Swim Lessons, and Enrichment Classes. For detailed information, click on the Extended Day tab.

Located on the beautiful 13-acre Bloomfield Hills campus of The Roeper School, camp activities take place both indoors and out. Our campus includes woodlands, a creek, an athletic field, two swimming pools, three playgrounds, nature trails and numerous buildings containing art, music and tech classrooms. Our Community Center contains a gymnasium, catering kitchen, lunch room, classrooms and locker rooms that serve both the swimming pools and gymnasium.

2020 Session Dates
Session 1: June 22 - July 3
Session 2: July 6 - 17
Session 3: July 20 - 31
Session 4: August 3 - 14

Hours 8:30am to 3:30pm

Ages 3 thru 12 years
Cost: $740 per session

In the Roeper Summer Day Camp, campers are divided into three divisions based on their grade level  (Lower, Middle and Upper Camp) and are further grouped according to age. Each division offers a unique and age appropriate camp experience. 

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    ages 3-5 years and/or currently in preschool

    Recognizing that day camp is often the first experience away from home, counselors provide a caring environment, facilitating personal and group adjustment. Each group typically consists of approximately 15–20 campers, two Head Counselors, one Assistant Counselor and one CIT. Lower Camp campers spend the entire day with their groups. They attend all activities together, many of which are planned by Special Activity Counselors. Each afternoon Lower Camp groups have a scheduled swim time when campers swim with their counselors and CITs. Lower Camp campers swim in the leisure pool. Lower Camp campers MUST pass a swim test before being allowed to swim in the 25-yard pool.  

    All campers must be able to use the bathroom independently. Pull-ups are not allowed at camp.

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  • Middle Camp

    ages 5-6 years and currently in kindergarten

    Middle Camp provides a transition from Lower Camp to Upper Camp. Campers attend activities that are offered to both Lower Camp and Upper Camp. Each day, at least one of the scheduled activity times will be a free choice period. During free choice periods, counselors help campers choose from three Upper Camp activities. Each day Middle Camp groups have a scheduled swim time where campers swim with their counselors and CITs. Campers swim in the leisure pool unless they have passed a swim test allowing them to swim in the 25-yard pool. Middle Camp campers are escorted to and from all activities by their counselors. Each group typically consists of approximately 22 campers, two Head Counselors, one Assistant Counselor and one CIT.

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  • Upper Camp

    ages 6 through 12 and currently in at least 1st grade

    Each group typically consists of approximately 25–30 campers, two Counselors and one CIT. To encourage independence and accountability, Upper Camp campers are offered a choice of activities every day. In daily assemblies, campers participate in group challenges and are presented with activity choices offered that day. Campers then choose which 5 activities to attend, building their daily camp schedule based on those opportunities, making every day unique. Campers mark their selected activity on a board allowing their counselors to know their location. Campers always walk in groups to activities and check in with their counselors between each activity.

Swim At Roeper Camp

Water Safety
Roeper Summer Day Camp has two in-ground fenced pools with water slides. Certified Red Cross lifeguards are on duty at all times. Water safety is stressed for all ages.

The 1,200 sqft leisure pool with depths between 6” and 2½’ is dedicated for use by Lower and Middle campers who are not quite ready for deeper water. These campers play in the water daily with their counselors and CITs.
The main 25-yard pool has depths between 3½' and 8’. All Lower and Middle campers MUST take and pass a swim test in order to swim in this pool. All campers MUST take and pass a test in order to be able to swim in the deep end (swimming is a choice activity for Upper campers). Colored wrist bands worn by swimmers identify areas of the pool in which they are allowed to swim.

After Camp instructional swim lessons are available for an additional fee, see the Extended Day tab for more information.

Themed Weeks & Special Activities

Dressing up like a superhero is only part of the fun experienced at Roeper Summer Day Camp. Each week follows a theme ranging from “Roeper’s Got Talent” when we host a performance showcasing campers’ talents, to “Wet n’ Wild” when we compete in cardboard boat races across our pool. We bring in special events such as an inflatable obstacle courses and puppet shows to enhance our program each week. No two weeks are alike and no two summers are alike as we change up our special activities year to year.

Camp Carnival

The Roeper Summer Day Camp Carnival is held on the afternoon of the last day of session 4. Campers who attended an earlier 2020 session are welcome to attend with adult supervision. Campers enrolled in session 4 attend with their groups. Families of all 2020 campers are welcome to attend.

Contact Us Year Round

Roeper Summer Programs
41190 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
p. 248.203.7370
f.  248.203.7310

Learn about The Roeper School.