Learn By Doing
Exciting Programming for Grades 2-6
Do you have a camper entering grades 2-6? Campers will have the opportunity to explore, learn and grow while participating in activities designed to meet their developmental and learning needs.
POWERED BY PERSPECTIVE
Cultivating Creativity & Innovation
The Henry Ford Summer Camp in Dearborn, MI is designed using our very own Model i framework. Campers will practice actions and habits of innovators by exploring new ideas, overcoming challenges, and working with others.
Each level of camp is designed to be one week-long day camp experience.
Designed for campers entering second grade. Click for more information.
Designed for campers entering third grade. Click for more information.
Designed for campers entering fourth grade. Click for more information.
Designed for campers entering fifth grade. Presented by Michigan Soybean Committee. Click for more information.
Designed for campers entering sixth grade. Click for more information.
All camps run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (extended care available for additional cost). Campers will be immersed in the museum and village atmosphere for a unique and engaging experience. Each camp features:
Unique behind-the-scenes experiences that are exclusive to summer camp at The Henry Ford.
Wednesday Spirit Day
Campers and staff let their personalities shine through fun themes and activities.
Hands-on, minds-on activities that foster an innovative mindset.
Campers encounter artifacts and stories throughout Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, and Ford Rouge Factory Tour.
Campers identify and create their own solutions to real world problems.
Closing Camp Celebration
We invite families to celebrate a week of fun-filled learning with their campers.
Before you register
All registration is online and uses your THF login. To ensure you have the best experience, consider creating a THF login prior to registration (members will use your THF Member login). Registration includes information you will need to provide and waivers you will need to sign. We recognize that your information is sensitive and will not be shared with anyone outside of camp staff. If you have questions directly related to registration, please call 313.982.6001. For any program related questions please email email@example.com.
Information You Will Need to Provide at Registration
Preferred Parent/Guardian E-mail Address
- All camp communication will happen via email. Please provide a preferred parent/guardian email address where all camp communication should be sent.
- Names and phone numbers of 2 emergency contacts
Approved Pick-Up List
- Names of 3 adults who are authorized to pick up your child
- There is room to include the name of any adult who is NOT authorized to pick up your child.
- One friend request
- If your child has a friend who is also registering for the same week and camp level and they wish to be in the same group, please include their information here.
Documentation You Will Need to Provide Before Camp Begins
You will be asked to complete an online form that includes the following information two weeks before your camp session. The form will be sent to the email you provided at registration and MUST BE COMPLETED by a parent or legal guardian within 3 days or you risk losing your camp slot.
- Treatment Authorization
- Vaccination Waiver
Liability Waiver – includes confirmation you have read and understand information provided in The Henry Ford Summer Camp Handbook
Photo Permission – optional
Your Registration will not be completed without this information.
List of medications taken regularly (name, dosage, purpose)
- If medication needs to be brought to camp, please email camp staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
List of allergies and/or dietary restrictions
- So that we are able to provide the best experience possible, please share any accessibility accommodations by emailing email@example.com.
The Henry Ford Summer Camp 2024 Handbook
Check back in 2024 for the updated THF Summer Camp Handbook.
If the camp you would like to purchase is already sold out, you can add yourself to the waitlist online. Additional sessions may be created to accommodate additional campers depending on staff and resource availability.
If a space becomes available, you will receive an email with a registration code that is ONLY active for 24 hours. If you do not secure your space within 24 hours, the space will be offered to the next child on the waitlist.
Refunds, partial or otherwise, after the refund date (TBD for 2024) will only be considered in the event of significant injury or illness. Camps are non-transferable.
Medication and Allergies
Camp staff is not allowed to administer any medication; all medication must be self-administered (with the exception of epi-pens).
If your camper needs medication throughout the week, please email camp staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that The Henry Ford Summer Camp is NOT a nut-free camp. Camp Staff does their best to accommodate allergies, but we do not restrict any foods from camp. Please be sure to list any allergies in your registration materials. Staff will make sure your camper’s counselors are informed.
Camp Staff is First Aid/CPR certified.
If you have questions directly related to registration, please call 313.982.6001. For any program related questions please email email@example.com.
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Hands-on experiences for an unforgettable week
At The Henry Ford Summer Camp, we welcome children, families and staff of all cultures, religions, sexual orientation and gender identification, family constructs and abilities. We do not tolerate aggression, violence or bullying against one another. We strive to create a fun and educational environment that is respectful, engaging, and safe for all of our children. In order to best serve each child, we encourage you to list any physical, cognitive, emotional, or learning needs or anything else you would like us to know in your registration materials in order to provide an accessible experience for all. This aligns to our learning principles of learning powered by perspective, learning applied to the real world, and learning shared equitably by all.
All Are Welcome
Accessibility and Inclusion
If your camper requires an accommodation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.