We’re planning to be in-person for Summer 2021!!! We are working with our medical team to ensure a safe experience for all, and our still working on details.
This summer, the schedule will be a little different! We are planning to have a Teen Week and a Youth Week:
All Trailblazers, Outbackers and SITs (ages 14-19):
Sunday, August 1st – Sunday, August 8th
All Voyagers, Adventurers, Explorers and All Stars (ages 5-13):
Sunday, August 8th – Saturday August 14th
WINTER CAMP UPDATE! It is time for families and volunteers to register for Winter Camp 2021! We are incredibly excited to welcome new and returning families as well as our outstanding volunteers to a one-day virtual camp on February 20th. As we make the move to online registration, please message us if you have any difficulties along the way. Our team is on standby to help you every step of the way! Get ready for the magic of Special Days Camps in your own home!
Special Days Camps is bringing Winter Camp to you! Due to the continuing challenges of Covid-19 our team has decided to offer Winter Camp virtually in 2021. We are excited to invite campers and their whole households to our live virtual events on the weekend of February 20th. Campers and their families can look forward to a weekend of interactive virtual activities including crafts, games (with prizes!), snacks, and more. Additionally, each family will receive their very own “Camp in a Box” filled with goodies!
Get ready for the fun! Applications launch this weekend!
Schedule: Saturday, Feb 20th
11am – Youth Camp Activities
2pm – Crafternoon
3pm – All camp family programming
6:30pm – Dance Party with DJ Jake and lobby for movie is open
7pm – Movie
Amazon Wish List:
Help us provide our campers and families with supplies for Virtual Winter Camp!
Special Days Winter Camp 2021 Amazon Wish List
When shopping at Amazon, please use Amazon Smile and select Special Days Camps as your charity! There is no cost to you, and camp gets a contribution from Amazon from every order.
We are inviting Campers, Families, Alumni, and Staff to register, fund raise, and participate in our first Royer Legacy Fun Run! Don’t run? No worries! You can walk, dance, sing, hike or whatever works best for you! Between November 1st- December 1st plan out a walk, run, or another activity that best fits you to do. You can do this on your own, with your household, or socially distanced with a small group of friends. Once you complete your activity share a picture with the hashtag #SDCfunrun!
We have special programming in the works for Summer 2020!
Family Day Camp
Why should kids have all the fun? We invite you to participate as a family with this unique alternative to our traditional summer programming. Each day will offer a variety of outdoor activities, arts and crafts, a catered lunch for your entire family and much more. Each of the days will start at 10 am with check-in starting at 9:30 am. You will receive confirmation by e-mail that a space has been reserved for your family as well as details on the location, driving directions, etc. once your application has been received. Applications will be accepted on a first received first served basis and space will be limited to comply with the State of Michigan’s Safe Start Plan related to COVID-19 and the facility location requirements.
Lansing: Saturday, August 1st at Potter Park Zoo
Grand Rapids: Saturday, August 8th at John Ball Zoo
Update on July 29: The Detroit (Aug 2) and Ann Arbor (Aug 9) Family Day Camp days have been canceled. Please come to our Lansing or Grand Rapids days! Be sure to send in your registration form.
Remote Camp August 3-7. Special Days…Undercover!
If you can’t make it to a day camp (or even if you can!), we will help make Special Days happen at home or wherever you may be! Each day there will be unique, age appropriate online arts and crafts, songs, skits, cooking and other surprise activities to choose from as well as a nightly live check in with your Village using Zoom online conferencing service. A box of supplies will arrive at your door with everything each camper will need to bring camp home, including the code for our online “Headquarters.” When you sign up please let us know if you need help getting some basic arts and crafts supplies like glue, markers, scissors etc. Can’t wait to see you at Special Days…Undercover! We hope your family will come and join the fun!
We will post more information about Special Days Summer 2020 activities as it becomes available.
Considering the recent concerns and measures taken across the United States to combat COVID-19, we are closely watching the recommendations from local, state and federal authorities so that we can make informed decisions related to our 2020 summer camp program.
We continue to seek advice and direction from our trusted medical team and partners and have been actively involved in discussions with the Children’s Oncology Camping Association-International (COCA-I). Additionally, we are monitoring the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).
It is, and will remain, our goal to ensure the safest environment possible for our campers, families and volunteers. We are committed to maintaining best practices to reduce risk of all communicable illness, included COVID-19.
As always, the health, safety and well-being of all of our Special Days Camps Family is our paramount concern. We will continue to monitor this quickly evolving situation and keep you updated as any decisions related to our 2020 summer camp programs are made.
Attention 2019 Summer Campers!
Still want to come to camp! Fill out an application:
2020 Winter Camp is January 17-19, 2020! We can’t wait to see everyone at camp.
Campers, download and mail in your camper packet.
New & Returning Staff, download and mail in your Staff Application packet.
Winter Camp: Friday 1/17 – Sunday 1/19
Partners Camp Week: Sunday 8/2 – Sunday 8/9
Special Days Week: Sunday 8/9 -Saturday 8/15