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It's here!!!  Summer Camp 2017 information is now available.  Registration opens on Monday, April 10th at 8:00 am. Last year registration greatly increased and almost every week was filled. We recommend registering as soon as possible to avoid being put on a waitlist, as we cannot exceed our camp capacity of 42 campers a day per our state license and facility limitations.

Please be advised, we cannot hold spots. You must pay IN FULL in order to register for camp.  After the registration deadline (which is the Monday prior to the week they are signed up for) there will be no refunds or schedule changes.  We will try to accommodate changes UNTIL the deadline based on spaces available

Listed to the left is this year’s registration information.  Usually we require registration in person for the first week of camp.  However, if you complete these forms and send them into our office (Fax, or email attachment) you can follow up with a phone call when registration opens (April 10th at 8 am) to make payment over the phone.  However, again, spots are not reserved until the total payment is receivedPlease remember sending your forms in does not save your spot, full payment must be made before spots are confirmed.

This year we have lots of great stuff planned. We will once again have fun with Kayaking, Paddle Boarding and Fishing with Heavner Nature Connection.  We will also have guest programmers offering one time experiences for campers such as Youth Yoga, Canvas Painting, We are also expanding our field trip program and are scheduling 2 field trips each week, one on Tuesdays to a waterpark (either Red Oaks, Turtle Cove or Waterford Oaks) and ANOTHER on Thursdays to other locations such as the Detroit Zoo, Howell Nature Center and more! 

This summer we will again be partnering up with Subway to offer packed lunches for campers on field trip days.  Look for more detailed information on this opportunity to be posted in late May.

Lastly, we are offering a meet and greet event with camp staff on Saturday, June 17th from 1 pm to 3 pm.  This event is intended to allow you and your child to visit the camp site and meet with summer staff.  You can ask any questions you may have at that time, see the camp setting and get an idea of the typical daily schedule.  We will be providing free pizza. Heavner Nature Connection will have staff available for you to experience some of the activities campers will take part in this summer!  A flyer for the event is also attached to this email.

We look forward to seeing you all this summer for another great year of camp!  Be sure to register soon to ensure your campers spot!  Please feel free to contact me via phone (248.437.8105) or email ( at any time with any questions or concerns!  You can also feel free to send in completed forms ahead of time and follow up with payment over the phone on Monday, April 10th at 8 am if you like.  Please be sure to include your UPDATED email address on your registration forms this year too as we will once again be doing weekly emails to let you know about special events and daily schedules at camp!  We are able to put more than one email on account, so include a secondary if you want one added.



History of SLARA Island Lake Kids Kamp


SLARA Island Lake Kids Kamp began in the summer of 2010 with just over 173 kids visiting throughout the summer.  The camp takes place at Island Lake Recreation Area.  We (as of 2011) are a state certified summer camp.  Our staff provides children with educational programs, fitness, sports and environmental activities to keep them busy all day!  The camp also features field trips throughout the summer to some of the most fun places around!  This is a program your kids will definitely want to come back to each summer.  The camp is offered for kids ages 5 to 13. 

Starting in 2011 we also offer Pre and Post Camp hours at an additional cost.  Pre Care starts at 7:30 am and ends when camp officially begins at 9:00 am.  Post Care starts at 4:30 pm and runs until 6:00 pm.

To see some pictures from camp, be sure to visit our SLARA facebook page and “friend” us!

NOTE:  You must register the Monday before the start of the session by 4:00 pm.  If you register after that Monday, space is limited and there will be an additional $15 fee added to each child’s registration fee.
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