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Patch Picks: Readers Recommend Summer Camps Around Rochester

It's never too early to start planning summer itineraries for your kids.

We put a call out on our Facebook page for help in picking the best summer camps for kids. This is what you said:

  •  Through its Enrichment program, the school district offers several summer camp options. Details, in the form of a brochure that is mailed and downloadable, will be available soon. One  Rochester Patch Facebook fan suggested the "Awesome Adventure" camp.
  • : Summer camp options include sports camps, art camps, day camps for preschoolers and camps for special needs children. The brochure is mailed to homes in Rochester and Rochester Hills, but check the website for descriptions of some of the popular camps. Registration begins April 9.
  • : The School of Education and Human Services and the Lowry Center for Early Childhood Education offer three two-week summer camp sessions for children from 18 months to 6 years. Half-day and full-day options are available. For details, see the website or call (248) 370-4100.
  • Registration is now open for the nature center's summer camps. Highlights include the popular Cookin' Crazy camp for grades kindergarten through second, and Dino Adventure Days for grades kindergarten through third. For information, call 248-656-0999.
  •  The Rochester Hills gym's summer camps include options for 3- to 14-year-olds. The "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" camp leads girls in scrapbooking, swimming and self-defense. The Rock Climbing Camp teaches safety, knot-tying and harnessing. Classes start at $150, and schedules vary. Check online for descriptions.
  • SpringHill Day Camps:  will host a SpringHill Day Camp from Aug. 8-12 this year. The popular Christian camp, led by trained counselors, holds weeklong sessions across Metro Detroit during the summer. Activities include rock-climbing and other outdoor challenges, team-building and crafts.
  • : The full-service equestrian facility is offering summer classes on Monday and Friday from 1-8 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 2-8 p.m.; additional hours are available by appointment. Two 6-week sessions are offered from June through August. For more information, call Sarah Robertson at 248-693-9009.

Other Facebook fans recommended a "Book Worm" camp at , a soccer camp through On Goal Soccer (this year in Auburn Hills and Lake Orion) and Kreative Kids Day Camp in Troy.

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