Frequently Asked Questions about Camp

List of 18 frequently asked questions.

  • How much do the camps cost?

    The price varies depending on the program:
    • Day Camp $740 per session
    • Day + STEM Camp $910 per session
    • Day + Soccer Camp  $910 per session
    • Theatre Camp - Senior - $1050 per session
    • Theatre Camp - Junior - $700 per session
    • Theatre Camp - Primary - $700 per session
    • Theatre Camp - Preschool 1/2 day - $175 per session
    • Theatre Camp - Preschool full day - $375 per session
    • Photography Camp - $350 per session
    • Forensics Camp - $700 per session
    • Vex IQ Robotics Camp - $350 per session
    • Chess Camp - $350 per session
  • Do you offer tours of your facility?

    Roeper Summer Day Camp offers families the opportunity to tour the campus and facilities prior to registration opening in January and again in March. This year, Information Sessions will be held on January 25, 2020 at noon and on March 14, 2020 at 12:30pm. The Information Session provides details about the programs, offers a question and answer period and a tour of the campus. Please dress appropriately for the weather as much of the tour is outdoors. Children are welcome to attend the Information Session with their families.

    Registered Roeper Summer Day Camp families will have an opportunity to tour the campus and ask last minute questions before camp starts in June. Details will be emailed to registered families.

  • When do you begin accepting applications?

    All registration is online. Registration begins February 1, 2020. Registration continues until programs fill.
  • How do I register?

    We offer online registration only. A separate registration is required for each camper. After registering, you will receive a confirmation by email. Registration is not considered complete until the $150 deposit per session/per camper is received by the camp office.

    Complete registration information is available on the How to Register page.
  • Do you offer Discounts?

    Campers enrolled in all eight weeks of Day Camp or a combination of Day Camp, Soccer Camp (full-day program), Stem Camp and Summer Stock Theatre receive a $300 discount applied to the total camp fee after registration. Campers enrolled in all six weeks of Summer Stock Theatre receive a $225 discount applied to the total camp fee after registration. Discounts do not apply to the Summer Stock Theatre Preschool or the Specialty Camps. Sibling discounts are not available.
  • What forms of payment do you accept?

    Roeper Summer Programs accepts payments in the form of cash, check or money order. Credit Cards are not accepted. Payments may not be made over the phone or electronically.

    Payments may be mailed to or dropped-off at the
    Roeper Summer Programs Office
    41190 Woodward Ave
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
  • Do you offer Refunds?

    All cancellation and refund requests need to be submitted  to the Roeper Summer Programs office in writing or by email by the cancellation date stated below.
    • Refunds for deposits are provided only before the deadline dates listed below. Cancellation of enrollment should not be assumed until confirmed by the Roeper Summer Programs office.
    • All refunds will be processed within two weeks of notification.
    • Refunds of camp fees are not provided after the deadlines listed below for any reason, including, without limitation: absences, suspensions, dismissals, withdrawals, or dissatisfaction with placement or program.
    • For extended illness, refunds will be on a per-day basis beginning after the fourth day of absence. A signed letter from a physician is required to receive a refund.
    • Refunds will not be provided for camp closures due to circumstances beyond the camp’s control, such as severe weather and power outages.
    • After the deadlines, no refunds will be issued, and all unpaid fees shall be due and payable in the amounts and at the times designated in the contract.

    All Camps - March 1
    After Camp Enrichment Classes - May 31
    After Camp Swim Lessons - May 31
  • Can a session be split, prorated or shared?

    Camp sessions are for the specified period. Sessions may not be split, prorated or shared.
  • What is the Waitlist Policy?

    If a session is full, you may register your child online for the wait-list. Families on the wait-list will be notified via the email address that was used for registering when a space becomes available. They will then have 72 hours to respond before the space is offered to the next family on the wait-list. Families will be contacted in the order they register for the wait-list for a particular session. Families will need to login to their account and complete the required paperwork within the 72 hour response period. It is not necessary to submit a deposit  for wait-listed sessions. However, a deposit is required for all confirmed registered sessions. Payments are due after acknowledgment of your child’s confirmed space.  All cancellation policies apply to registered families, as well as to those on the wait-list who accept spaces.
  • Do you offer Scholarships?

    Roeper Summer Programs offers a limited number of need based scholarships to campers in the Day Camp, Soccer Camp, STEM Camp and Summer Stock Theatre Camps (Specialty Camp and Summer Stock Theatre Preschool campers are NOT eligible). Awarded scholarships may be full or partial. 

    In general, families exceeding three times the federal poverty guidelines will typically not qualify for assistance. For example, a family of 2 would need to make $50,000 or less and a family of 4 would need to make $75,000 or less per year in order to qualify for a scholarship. Applicants meeting these guidelines are not guaranteed a scholarship as only a limited number of scholarships are available. If there are extenuating circumstances that you would like for us to consider, please submit this information to the committee in writing.

    The Scholarship Application is available online as part of the registration process. Please register for camp and then complete the online scholarship application. Scholarship applicants do not need to pay a deposit while awaiting a scholarship decision.

    All applications and accompanying documentations are due by February 15, 2020.
    Decisions will be made by March 2, 2020.

    In addition to completing the online application, the following proof of income forms must be submitted via mail:
    • 2019 W2 for both parents (or guardians if applicable) OR 1099 form if self-employed
    • 2018 Form 1040  
    Applications without documentation will not be considered. For security and safety precautions, DO NOT email documents. 

    Submit Documentation to:

    Roeper Summer Programs
    Attn: Scholarship Program
    41190 Woodward Ave
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

  • Do you offer Before or After Care programs?

    For campers attending Day Camp, Soccer Camp or STEM Camp on the Bloomfield campus who want to continue exploring and learning at the end of camp or who simply need supervision while you are at work a few fun and convenient options are offered for an additional fee: Before and After Care, Swim Lessons, and Enrichment Classes.

    For campers attending Roeper Summer Stock Theatre or a Roeper Specialty Camp on the Birmingham campus, Before and After Care are available for an additional fee.

    Before Care is available starting at 7:30 am and After Care is available until 6pm. 

    See the Extended Day page for complete details.
  • What Medical Forms do you require?

    ONLY Children registering for the Roeper Summer Day Camp Lower Camp and/or Summer Stock Theatre Preschool - Per State of Michigan law, physician signed physical forms with immunization record need to be submitted prior to the start of camp. These forms must be dated within 12 months of the camp start date. 

    If your child requires medication during camp, complete the Medication Authorization Form. There is a form for both Prescription and Over the Counter medications. The Authorization for Prescription Medication must be signed by a physician. For campers with Epi-Pens, an Allergy Action Plan is not a substitute for the Authorization for Prescription Medicine form. Parents should bring the medication directly to the camp office at the start of camp. Medication should be in a labeled bag, and must be in the original container labeled with the child’s name and the prescriber’s instructions; include the Medication Authorization Form. You will receive emails withe the required forms and they are also available in the footer region on the website.

    Please DO NOT send medication in your child’s bag.

  • Do you offer Lunch?

    Daily hot lunch is included in the camp tuition for all full-day programs. Two entree selections, one of which is vegetarian, are served with beverages, a salad bar, sandwiches, fresh fruit and dessert. The menu is the same all summer and repeats every two weeks.

    The menu is available in the footer region on the website.

    For the safety of all campers, items that contain nuts, peanuts or peanut oil are not served or permitted at camp.

  • My child has food allergies, do I need to send a lunch?

    For the safety of all campers, items that contain nuts, peanuts or peanut oil are not served or permitted at camp.

    To better assist families in helping their children make good food choices, the Roeper Summer Programs menu uses Nutrislice - an interactive website that provides nutrition information and has the ability to filter the most common food allergens (milk, egg, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish, sesame). Allowing families to decide what is safe for the child to eat. 

    Chartwells, our lunch service provider, is able to offer gluten free meals and to customize meals for documented allergies.

    Make sure to indicate all food allergies on your child's registration form so that are staff members are aware of them.  Additional information will be emailed to families in early June.
  • Will my child be grouped with friends from school?

    On the registration form you may request two specific friends that you would like your child to be grouped with. Vague answers such as "other children from Apple Elementary" will not be honored. We do what we can to make sure children have familiar faces in their groups, but we also encourage them to enjoy the opportunity to meet new friends. Friend requests made after June 1 may not be honored.
  • Do you offer bus service?

    Bus service is not available.
  • Where are you located?

    The Day Camp, Rockband Camp, Soccer Camp and STEM Camp take place on our Bloomfield Hills campus located at 41190 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304. The campus is on the East side of Woodward Avenue between Long Lake and Square Lake Rd.

    The Summer Stock Theatre and the Specialty Camps take place on our Birmingham campus located at 1051 Oakland Avenue, Birmingham, MI 48009. The main parking lot is located on the West side of Adams Rd just North of Maple Rd (15 Mile).

Contact Us Year Round

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

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