Summer 2013!

February 17, 2013 by

We are looking forward to an amazing summer this year! We have exciting new programs connected with Good Harbor Farm in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes. Won’t you join us this year?

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Explorer Day Camp & Sprouts Day Camp Summer 2012

April 2, 2012 by



We are excited to share the news that we will be offering camp for 8 weeks this summer to children ages 4 – 14!

  • It’s HERE – June 18th – August 17th, 2012
  • It’s HERE – Flexible Rates and Weekly Sessions!
  • It’s HERE – New & Exciting Programs
  • It’s HERE – Fun New Staff Additions
  • It’s HERE – Acres of  Nature & New Baby Animals on the Farm!

Explorer Day Camp is filled each day with non-stop fun! Each day a  new experience….as well as all of our “old” camper favorites! 

New  in 2012:  Yoga, Challenge Course, Nature Study combined with Outdoor Living Skills, Farm to Table Planting and Cooking, Stand Up Paddle Boarding ,  Music & Drama (Camp Glee Style:-) and many other surprises..

Here’s  The Scoop:

  • Each day is a chance for campers to learn to appreciate each other and to appreciate our natural environment
  • Each child is an important person, sharing in the democratic process of the whole group.
  • Camp starts with the physical skills and challenges that everyone remembers about camp, PLUS so much more! 
  •  We emphasize the social, emotional and psychological growth of campers while they make physical connections with nature
  • We encourage campers to take responsibilitiy for themselves and their actions, then feel better about their management skills!
  • We want every camper to take home a smile each day,  lasting memories, along with new skills and new friendships.
  • The best sign of our success HERE is the memories that campers share with parents at day’s end, and the invitation to join us at week’s end!
  • CAMP MOTTO’S:   “Live Outside and Outloud!”

We are excited about our summer plans and can’t wait for your arrival!Email or call us today to secure your registration or 231-866.1079

Camp is Just Around The Corner!

May 25, 2011 by


Forget not… camp is just around the corner!

The weather is beautiful and Tonka is enjoying the sunshine.


Camp registration deadline is June 6th!

            Email ( or call today (231-866-1079) to secure your spot

Kayak, wait to see ya!

Spring Has Sprung!

April 17, 2011 by

The sun has set on winter… Before we know it, summer camp will be here. Registration started April 1st and we are booking the first four weeks in July! Be sure to get your registration in early. See more details under the parent section.

Explorer 2011…

March 3, 2011 by

“Where the best part of life is lived OUTLOUD and OUTDOORS!


 Welcome Hiawatha’s & Geronimo’s!

Winter is slowly peeling back her covers of snow, and “Phil” said we will have spring in six weeks…   We are ready! Bring it on!

Rich, Robert and Bobby are building a new tree house and putting in zip lines worthy of any Tarzan or Jane.  You are going to want to be here for the inaugural climb!   June 21, 2011!

Registration opens March 10 for camp!  

Check out some of the new Programs and Activities.

-New Kayaks added to the fleet

-A new arts n’ crafts room is waiting

-Drumming will be new to the music program this year

-The farm has grown! More animals, horses and camp space.

Email us today to save your spot!

Open House!

April 26, 2010 by

Please come to an Open House to learn more about Explorer Day Camps!

Sunday, May 23 (the Sunday before Memorial Day Weekend)

4-7 p.m.

Bicentennial Barn: 1042 West Good Harbor Hwy., Maple City, MI 49664


From Traverse City, take M-72 West for about nine miles to Maple City Road/Cty Rd 667. Turn right (North) and go ten miles until it ends at M-22. Turn left (West) on M-22 and go one mile to the corner of M-22 and Cty Rd 669. You will find our offices in the main farm house. We are just seven miles from Glen Arbor or M-22 and only nine miles from Leland on M-22.

Questions? Please call: (231) 866-1079


March 25, 2010 by

Welcome to the Explorer Day Camps Web site. We’re so glad you’re here with us!

There is still space in this summer’s camps. We’d love to have you!