Summer Programs

TCAPS has many exciting summer learning and camp opportunities for children of all ages. All programs (except Summer Adventure Day Camps) are available to children living in the Traverse area region as well as those visiting the area for the summer . Click on the sections below to view more information regarding all summer programs.

Ages 3-12: Summer Adventure Day Camps

2018 Camp Dates & Tuition Information

Summer Adventure Day Camps are available to children ages 3 – 12. Camps are licensed by the State of Michigan to assure safety, health, and quality measures are met. Staff members are certified in CPR/First Aid and have met training and regulation standards. This program is available for TCAPS students only.

2018 Camp Dates

  • June 20 – August 16, 2018
  • Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • No camp on July 4-5, 2018

2018 Camp Locations

Camp Locations Offering Five Full Days for ages 5-12

  • Cherry Knoll Elementary School (1800 Three Mile Rd.)
  • Long Lake Elementary School (7600 N. Long Lake Rd.)
  • Montessori at Glenn Loomis (1009 Oak St.)
  • Willow Hill Elementary School (1250 Hill St.)

    These locations offer five full days of camp for the entire nine weeks of summer camp.  Cost is $180 ($36/day) each week for a total of $1440 for the summer. Please note that in the event that you are not requiring five days, the cost will remain the same.

    Five Full Days for Ages 3-4:
    Cherry Knoll, Long Lake and Montessori will also accept 3 & 4 year old children for $200/week for a total of $1600 for the entire nine weeks.

Camp Location with a Fixed, Varied Schedule

  • Central Grade School (301 West Seventh St.)
    Ages 5-12 - $43/day
    Ages 3-4 - $50/day
    No field trips will be planned.
    No camp the week of July 31 – August 5 due to the Traverse City Film Festival.  

    Central Grade offers a fixed, varied schedule which means families will pick a schedule that must stay consistent with no changes from week-to-week throughout the summer.

Lunch & Snack Information for All Camps

  • Parents will be required to send lunches with their students Monday – Thursday.
  • On Fridays, pizza will be provided for all students.
  • Two snacks per day will also be provided for all students.

Online Registration

Online registration for TCAPS’ 2018 Summer Adventure Day Camps will begin on Monday, March 19th and will remain open through May 18th or until a site fills to licensing capacity. To register, you will need your PowerSchool Access ID/password. Registration forms will be available via the External LinkPowerSchool Parent Portal beginning March 19th. If you do not remember or have not received your PowerSchool Access ID/password yet, please contact your school office prior to March 19th.  

Registration Fees

  • $30 non-refundable registration fees will be assessed on May 23rd and if not paid by June 8th your spot will be forfeited.  All fees should be paid using External Linke-Fund.  

Grades P-12: LEAP Camps

More 2018 Summer Camp Information Coming Soon!

Grades K-6: Camp Invention

Camp Invention inspires creativity and inventive thinking. TCAPS will host three Camp Invention camps for students entering grades K-6, June 25 - 29, 2018 from 9 AM to 3:30 PM. Students are immersed into fun-filled, exciting activities that connect science, technology, engineering and math through fun hands-on activities. Children will work together to solve real world challenges that prepare them for the 21st Century.  Discounts available – register today! To sign up click on the camp links below, visit or call 800.968.4332.


Grades 9-12: Summer Academy: Standard & Recovery Classes

Standard Classes and Credit Recovery Options
for Grades 9 – 12

TCAPS Summer Academy is open to all 9th – 12th grade students. No residency is required. Students wishing to enroll in the program need to possess and demonstrate a willingness to achieve by completing a course for the first time or completing a course in which an incomplete, withdraw or failure was received.

Classes Held

  • June 28-July 27, 2017 (no classes July 3-4)
  • Traverse City Central High School, 1150 Milliken Dr.
  • Online courses are available 24/7. Course completion is July 30.
  • Highly qualified teachers will be available for support at the Central High School library

Tuition Structure

Tuition balance is to be paid in full before a student may begin the class.

  • 1st course – $150
  • 2nd course – $150
  • 3rd course – $100
  • 4th course – $50

Other Information

Non-TCAPS students who are auditing a credit recovery class for credit will need to provide a student assignment report to the Summer Academy Office prior to the start of summer school by faxing to 231.933.3551 or email

Credit recovery course work will include online assignments, video lectures and assessment through GradPoint. All classes are aligned to State standards. Classes combine the best of highly qualified teachers with the effective use of interactive technology 24/7 at school and at home. The programs provide rich multi-media presentations that engage students in the learning process.

  • Students will have the opportunity to receive individualized and/or small group instruction from a certified teacher Mondays through Thursdays.
  • Grades for standard course work will be awarded/recommended upon successful completion of course work, at the discretion of the student’s home school.
  • Credit recovery option 1 – audit for credit by doing assignments that were not at 78% or missing. Upon successful completion the grade CR for credit is awarded.
  • Credit recover option 2 – retake the course based on pre-test results for a letter grade.

Visit the Summer Academy webpage or PDF Documentview the Summer Academy brochure to learn more about the program.

Online Registration is Closed


Boys' Camps

Girls' Camps



Cross-Country Running


  • TC Central Boys' Cross Country & Pre-Season Running Camp
    Dates: Begins Monday, June 12, 2017
    Times: 8AM - 10AM
    Location: Sunset Park next to Holiday Inn and Hagerty Center
    Coach: John Lober, 231.342.8247
    PDF DocumentRegistration Flyer
  • TC Central Girls' Cross-Country Pre-Season Running Camp
    Dates: June 12 - August 2017
    Grades 6-12
    Various locations
    Contact coach for details
    Lisa Taylor, 231.631.2195
  • West End Summer Training
    Dates: June 12 - Aug 4, 2017
    Grades 9-12, Mon/Wed/Fri 8AM - 9:30AM and Tues/Thur 7:30AM - 9AM
    Grades 6-8, Mon/Wed/Fri 8AM - 9:30AM
    Location: Meet at the dog park at Grandview Parkway and Division
    Coach: Diane Goss, 231.620.1437
    PDF DocumentWest End Summer Training Registration Flyer

Cross-Country Skiing


  • XC Ski Dryland Training & Rollerski Camp
    Dates: August 1-3, 2017
    Location: DH Day Group Campsite
    Grades 8-12
    Contact Coach K for details
    Coach: John Kostrzewa, 231.357.5346








  • TC West Titan Soccer Academy
    Dates: June 12-15, 2017
    Location: TC West Senior High practice soccer field, 5376 N Long Lake Rd
    Grades 3-10 (Boys/Girls)
    9 AM - 11 AM
    Coach: Matt Griesinger 
    Coach: Chelsey Avery 
    PDF DocumentTitan Soccer Registration Flyer
  • TC Central High School Girls' Northern Exposure Team Camp
    Dates: July 10-13, 2017
    Location: TBD
    Students Entering Grades 9-12
    Coach: Sarah Melius, 262.758.1227



Strength and Conditioning







  • Trojan Summer Weights & Conditioning Program
    Grades 9-12: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
    Coach: Doug Gle, 231.631.3731
  • Youth Wrestling Camp
    Location: Central High School
    Dates: June 2, 2017: 6 PM - 8 PM 
    Dates: June 3-4, 2017: 10 AM - Noon & 1 PM - 3 PM
    All Ages Welcome
    Coach: Mike Krause
    PDF DocumentYouth Wrestling Camp Registration Flyer

Ages 4-18: Sports Camps

Sports camps are offered through both Traverse City Central High School and Traverse City West Senior High School. For more information on camp offerings, please contact the school athletic offices at:

  • Traverse City Central High School - 231.933.8207
  • Traverse City West Senior High School - 231.933.7780