The Academy's summer camp schedule is online


The Grosse Pointe Academy summer camps program for 2017 offers a wide variety of enriching, challenging and fun day camps for three-year-olds to rising 9th graders. The program runs from the middle of June until late August every summer and this year includes more than 11 different options.

The camp instructors and teachers are excellent, the atmosphere is welcoming and the classes are designed for personal attention with low student-instructor ratios. Most camps take place on the well-equipped playing fields and classrooms located on the beautiful lakeside campus of the Academy.

Please take a look at the brochure, which also includes a registration form.

cvr-edit_1000pxGrosse Pointe Academy Arts and Crafts Camp
Directors: Ida Cherf and Maureen Nader
Summer arts and crafts including projects with multiple art supplies, water play, the making of snacks and so much more. Fee includes all supplies and snacks.

Ages 3-8
June 19 – 23
June 26 – 30
8:45 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Fee: one week $225; two weeks $450
*Limited to 20 campers per week
*Bathing suit (worn under their clothes) and towel needed for each camper. “Play clothes” suggested due to arts and craft materials.

Registration form is available here.

xjunior-chef-camp-day-2_18884500802_o_1000pxJunior Chefs Cooking Camp
Director: Anne-Marie Hickey
Let’s cook up some fun this summer! Chefs will prepare delicious lunches, which includes a main dish, a side dish and a dessert. Campers will also participate in outdoor activities, decorate an apron, and create a cookbook. We eat what we make so please bring your appetite! Fee includes all food and supplies.

Ages 3-8
June 19 – 23 Carnival
June 26 – 30 Camping
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Fee: one week $225; two weeks $450
*Limited to 12 campers per week
*Play clothes suggested due to cooking fun.

Registration form is available here.

The Explorers Camp
Director: Cindy Mayilukila
Come enjoy an African/European adventure as we explore the cities, the cultures, the food and crafts of theses beautiful countries: Kenya, Ivory Coast, and South Africa. We will discover the meanings of the vibrant colors of Africa, their musical instruments, their beautiful masks, their interesting foods, and discover the animals that roam under its beautiful sun! As we continue on, the campers will explore France and Belgium, their monuments, arts and languages. They will journey into the kitchen of French and Belgium chefs by making their own Belgium waffles “gauffres de Liege” and crepes, another adventure to remember!

Ages 3-8
June 19 – 23
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fee: one week $225

Registration form is available here.

xsummer-camps-207_18704463618_o_1000pxFrench Language Camp (CAMP IS FULL)
Director: Madame Leslie
On this imaginary journey through France, Switzerland, Senegal, Madagascar and Canada, you will be able to experience Francophone culture and language. Your adventure begins with the creation of a passport in which you will write some facts about each country you visit. In France, you will paint a silk pillowcase, make a “croque-monsieur or croque-madame” and watch the French movie, “Le Petit Prince.” While in Switzerland, you will learn how to felt a paperweight and make delicious baguette sandwiches. In Senegal, you will make a “salatu niebe” salad, paint a Senegalese dishtowel and go on a scavenger hunt to discover and learn the French names of the African animals. In Madagascar, you will create note cards with baobab trees, eat lychees and learn about the lemurs. While in Quebec, Canada, you will make a “tarte au sucre” and play Francophone games. Come and join us on this fun journey and you will learn French, history, geography, cooking and crafts.

Ages 7-12
June 19 – 23
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Fee: $230
*Limited to 15 campers

Registration form is available here.

summer-camps-142_18679122520_o_1000pxGrosse Pointe Academy Tennis Clinics
Coach: Cheryl Carroll
The clinics are designed for children ages 5 to 14. Cheryl Carroll is the director of the tennis camp and is a certified USPTA instructor. The Little Stars/Future Stars program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player ages 5-10. The Junior Development program is geared toward the intermediate to advanced player ages 10 and older.

Little Stars
5-7 year olds
Tuesday and Thursday
June 20 and 22
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Fee: $30

Future Stars
Beginners/intermediate players
7-10 year olds
Tuesday and Thursday
June 20 and 22
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Fee: $30

Junior Development
Intermediate/advanced players
Ages 10-15
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
June 20, 21, 22
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Fee: $60

Registration form is available here.

Private and group lessons for juniors and adults can be scheduled through Cheryl Carroll at:

kid_lax_250px313 Lacrosse Camps
Director: Ken Brubaker (Coach B)
The 313 Lacrosse Summer Camps at The Grosse Pointe Academy is a unique training experience for players looking to learn fundamental techniques and skills through concentrated training on the field. We welcome players of all skill levels to the 313 Lax Camps. Players will be separated by experience, size and/or skill level.

At 313, we believe player development is possibly the most important and least emphasized element of the game.

The 313 staff consists of collegiate-level instructors who will be assisted by local high school varsity players. Our camps will use proven 313 modern training methods to train all players. Grosse Pointe resident and founder Ken “Coach B” Brubaker has formulated a fun and effective player-improvement system as a result of training players and coaching lacrosse at all levels for more than a decade.

313 Boys Lacrosse Camp
Beginner, novice and intermediate levels

313 Girls Lacrosse Camp
Beginner, novice and intermediate levels

Grades 4-9
July 29 – 31
9:15 a.m. – 2 p.m. – day 1 (check in)
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – day 2
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – day 3 (games and awards for each level)
Fee: $165

*Boy campers must provide their own helmet, stick, gloves and elbow pads. (Shoulder pads are optional). All campers receive a reversible pinnie.
**Girl campers must provide a stick and protective lacrosse goggles.

Football or soccer cleats suggested. (No baseball spikes.) Hockey helmets are okay for boys. Hockey gloves are not okay, as the rigid thumbs make stick handling VERY difficult. NOTE – Campers bring their own hydration and light lunch (11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. daily)

Register at:

313 Small Fry Camp – First Timers and Beginners
The small fry camp is designed for first-time players. Boys and girls, grades 1-4, can learn the basics of the nation’s fastest-growing game. Players will learn basic concepts, such as scooping, cradling and shooting. A soft lacrosse ball is used and there is no checking or equipment required. The format is set up so skill training is disguised as games and fun events. Campers only need a stick to attend.

Grades 1-4 (4th graders may attend Boys and Girls camp or Small Fry Camp – parents choice)
July 29 – 31
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Fee: $100
*A stick is the only requirement.
Register at:



About The Grosse Pointe Academy
The Grosse Pointe Academy is an independent, coeducational day school serving children age 2-1/2 through Grade 8. We foster an inclusive environment that respects all cultures and religious beliefs. We seek to remain faithful to our heritage as a former Academy of the Sacred Heart and to those who through their Catholic faith and perseverance sought to preserve and enhance the legacy of this past for generations. Incorporated as a non-profit institution, The Grosse Pointe Academy is directed by a Board of Trustees working together to serve the Southeastern Michigan community.