Summer Services

Summer 2017, PreK to 12

Our goal is to provide extension services for all students to support their ongoing success. Instead of providing a typical summer school program with a short duration we would expand into camp like sessions.

Early Childhood

FECC | 2920 Burdette Ave | Ferndale, MI 48220

Click the boxes below for more details.

To register e-mail Heidi Schmidt or call 248-586-8815.

Fern & Dale's Camp Funshine

8AM - 6PM


June 26 - August 25


  • $45 a day (If you stay half day, til 3 or til 6…)

  • (Child must be 33 months old)

  • 5 day option & 3 day option

Register: Heidi Schmidt

Music & Movement Classes



  • Thursday Mornings
  • June 28 - August 9

Discover rhythms and games to support your child’s brain development, featuring hands-on learning with a variety of instruments. Classes are led by Ferndale High School alumnus Jacob Traines, an All-State musician currently in his 3rd year at Wayne State studying Music Education.

Register: Heidi Schmidt

FREE Open Play Days

10AM - 11AM
  • outdoor playground/indoor gym
  • no registration required
  • Aimed at children 33 months old to 4 years old
June 27
July 11
July 25
August 8
August 22


FREE Play Groups

10AM - 11 AM
  • no registration required
  • Aimed at grades K-2
June 12 - Outdoor Discovery
June 19- Musical Melodies
June 26- Artist in You
August 2 - Sensational Sensory Experiences
August 9 - Social Emotional Learning
August 16 - Yoga for Young Ones



Ferndale Upper Elementary | 24220 Rosewood | Oak Park, MI 48237


  • Space is limited.

  • Students who qualify for summer school would attend camp sessions needed at no cost.

  • Students who would like to attend for fun, extension camps would pay a small fee, $50 per camp.

  • Camps held at Upper Campus (due to roof construction at Lower)  

  • Kindergarten Jump Start​ held at lower campus

To register, click the e-mail link in your camp's section, or call Dina Rocheleau 248-586-8658.

Maker Space Camp

2 weeks: June 19 - 22 & June 26 - 29
This camp is designed with the creative, thinker in mind. During camp students will plan, develop and make.
Register: Dina Rocheleau

S.T.E.M. Camp

2 weeks: July 10  - 13 & July 17 - 20
S.T.E.M. stand for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. This camp is designed with science, technology, robots and fun in mind. If your child loves to think, problem solve and learn with his/her hands this camp will provide your child extension activities that will boost his/her math, science, and problem solving skills.

Register: Dina Rocheleau

Music & Movement Camp

1PM - 4PM
2 weeks: July 10 - 13 & July 17 - 20
This camp is designed to support learning through music and movement. Campers will focus on specific skills such as reading, math, science, and social studies through a multi sensory approach to learning.

Register: Dina Rocheleau

Reader's Theater Camp

2 weeks: July 24 - 27 & July 31 - Aug 3
Keeping up with our reading skills is essential to everything we do. This summer we’ve decided to take reading to the next level through a Reader’s Theatre design. Each day students will enhance their individual reading levels through play, theatre, dance and movement.

Register: Dina Rocheleau

Adventure Camp

1 week: August 4 - 7
Who doesn’t learn through adventure! Come join our outdoor learning adventure that will boost creativity, problem solving, thinking critically, and gross motor development. All essential skills needed to be a successful student.

Register: Dina Rocheleau

Confidence Camp

2 weeks: August 14 - 17 & August 21 - 23
This camp is focused on helping each student develop self esteem, attentional skills, problem solving techniques and confidence that will foster his/her success for the following school year. Camp teachers will use Ferndale’s Social Emotional Learning Plan to drive the success of this camp.

Register: Dina Rocheleau

Cook & Garden Camp

1PM - 4PM
1 week: August 4 - 7

This camp is focused on outdoor learning experiences that will support hands on learning. Students will develop math, science, and reading skills that are built into the project based learning cycle.

Register: Dina Rocheleau

Kindergarten JumpStart

Kindergarten Jump Start
One Week: Tuesday - Friday, August 22 - 25
AT Ferndale Lower Elementary | 2610 Pinecrest St | Ferndale, MI 48220

Kindergarten Jump Start is 4 half days of fun free to all students who are registered to attend Kindergarten in the Fall of 2017. What a great way to meet the Kindergarten staff, learn new friends and begin to understand the day to day expectations of Kindergarten.

Register: Dina Rocheleau