Summer
Camp FAQs

Need Assistance? If you have questions directly related to registration, please call 313.982.6001. For any program related questions please email summercamp@thf.org.  

What time is drop-off and pickup?

Camp drop-off begins at 8:30 AM with camp programming starting at 9 AM. Pickup is at 4 PM. AM and PM Extended Care is available for an additional cost.

What are the times for Extended Care?

AM Extended Care runs from 7 AM to 9 AM and PM Extended Care runs from 4 PM to 6 PM. During Extended Care campers will enjoy supervised play, crafts, games, and a light snack. 

What if I need to enroll my camper in both AM and PM Extended Care?

You will select AM and PM Extended Care during registration. The weekly fee is $60 for AM or PM Care and $120 for both. Member discounts on Extended Care are not available. 

What happened to 6th-8th grade camp?

We will only be serving rising 2nd-5th graders for camp in 2022. We are excited for the return of summer camps, but must reactivate them in a limited capacity due to safety and staffing concerns. It is our hope that camps for grades 6-8 will return in coming summers. 

How many campers are in each camp session?

Camps range in size from 16 – 18 children with a goal of maintaining a camper-to-counselor ratio of 8:1. 

How long is each camp session?

Camp sessions are one-week long (Monday-Friday). We strongly advise registering for one session of camp only, as content is repeated each week. 

Does THF provide transportation to summer camp?

Camp families provide their own transportation to The Henry Ford. The supervised drop-off and pick-up location will be provided in the information packet shared 3 weeks prior to your camp session. 

What happens after I register my camper?

Immediately following your registration you will receive an email confirmation receipt for your purchase. Three weeks prior to camp you will receive another email from The Henry Ford with waivers to complete for each camper. Completion of these waivers is mandatory within three days of receiving the email or your camper's registration is considered incomplete and may be subject to cancellation.

If you do not immediately receive the email confirmation call the Contact Center at 313.982.6001 or email info@thf.org.

If you do not receive the waiver email three weeks prior to your camper's session email summercamp@thf.org.

 

If my camper requires accessibility accommodations, who should I contact?

If your camper requires an accommodation, please email summercamp@thf.org

What is included with camp registration?

In addition to a fun week-long experience, campers will receive 2 camp t-shirts to wear throughout the week and our fan-favorite trip to Frozen Custard.  

Where can I find THF Summer Camp COVID-19 Policies?

Please find our COVID-19 policies here. COVID-19 polices will be included in the informational packet you will receive 3 weeks before your camp session. The Friday before your camp session you will also receive an email outlining the specific masking requirements for that week of camp.

What should my camper bring to camp each day?

  • Good shoes for walking – no flip flops
  • Clothes appropriate for the weather, playing outside, and doing crafts. Camp t-shirts are strongly encouraged to THF staff identify your camper.
  • Brown bag lunch, two additional snacks and a drink. Campers do not have access to vending machines, refrigerators, or microwaves and campers are not permitted to purchase food.
  • Water bottle
  • Backpack – will be carried with them on days that they cannot return to the classroom for lunch
  • Face mask that covers nose and mouth and an extra mask in their backpacks should the first one break
  • Hand sanitizer, if a certain brand is preferred. 

What food is provided during camp?

Each camp will go to the custard stand once during camp. Alternatives are available for allergies and dietary restrictions.

A light snack is provided for campers enrolled in AM and/or PM Extended Care. 

What does the allergy advisory for the Growers camp mean?

This means that campers will have regular contact with a variety of foods. They will participate in activities that involve growing and cooking foods that could be an allergy concern. We will provide a list of foods in the information packet shared prior to camp. We will do our best to accommodate your camper’s needs, but it may not be possible in all circumstances.

Potential allergens: wheat, soy, dairy, eggs, cinnamon

What is inHub?

The Henry Ford is committed to providing educators with unique learning assets and experiences, providing lessons from our past to inspire the next generation. inHub brings together these digital and on-site offerings to cultivate a global learning community of educators and provide resources to activate an innovative mindset in all learners. Within the inHub digital platform, we provide educators with a digital asset library, curriculum and learning resources, professional development opportunities and virtual field trips. On-site experiences powered by inHub include THF Summer Camps, school field trips, and the K-12 invention education program Invention Convention Worldwide

THF Summer Camp learning experiences are powered by resources within inHub, specifically the Model i Innovation Learning Framework. Model i brings together two learning frames – the Actions of Innovation and the Habits of an Innovator – to teach and learn about innovation and how it can be activated at every stage of the talent pipeline.

Do I Need to Join inHub To Register for Summer Camp?

No. inHub membership is for educators who wish to utilize these learning resources within their classrooms. If you are an educator, we encourage you to sign up for a free Basic membership of inHub. View the benefits of an inHub membership here.

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