School-Age Explorer Camps

Where New and Lasting Friendships Grow

Our Spring Explorers, Summer Explorers, and Winter Explorers school-age camps offer part-day or full-day care during elementary school breaks so your work schedule and family routine can stay consistent throughout the year.

  • Our Summer Explorers program is for children who are kindergarten eligible* (or have completed a Young 5's program) up to 12 years of age.
  • Our Spring & Winter Explorers programs are for children attending Kindergarten through 12 years of age at the time of the program.

As an Explorer, your child will build lasting relationships, develop teamwork skills, and learn acceptance.  Our Explorers teachers are energetic, outgoing, and eager to explore with your child!  All teachers are certified in CPR and First Aid to ensure children's safety.

Weeks are filled with fun outdoor and indoor activities, singing, creative crafts, water days to cool off in the heat in the summer, and plenty of exciting group games.  Throughout the day, we provide a well-balanced breakfast, lunch, and snack.  Our themed curriculums provide fun and educational outdoor, indoor, and seasonal activities.

As part of our Explorer programs, your child will spend their time exploring and taking field trips to local attractions!  Our field trips are one of the most popular components of camps.  Field trips may include:

  • museums
  • city and county parks
  • farms
  • science centers
  • zoos
  • and so much more!

See your location’s Program Director for information in regards to destinations and schedule.


*"Kindergarten eligible" means the child will be 5 years of age by September 1 of the calendar year following Michigan state legislation.

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Oaktree Academy has partnered with Gilden Woods Early Care and Preschool! With this partnership we are also expanding with an addition to the school building. To celebrate these exciting changes, we are hosting an Open House on February 8th, 2019 from 5pm to 7pm. Come tour the new state-of-the-art building and meet our Program Director, Carrie Quillan and her teaching team members. Learn more about our curriculum and programming. Enjoy local business partner vendors, as well as refreshments and fun for the whole family!