Summer Programs

TCAPS has many exciting summer learning and camp opportunities for children of all ages. All programs 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

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. Camps are open to all area-wide residents and summer visitors!

  • Dates: June 15 – August 25, 2016 
  • Hours: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Full and half-day options available
  • Locations: 5 convenient locations
    • Central Grade School
    • Eastern Elementary School
    • Long Lake Elementary School
    • TCAPS Montessori at Glenn Loomis
    • Willow Hill Elementary School
  • Weekly Field Trips
  • Games, Sports, Arts & Crafts and so much more!
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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

Boys' Basketball Camps

June 20-23, 2016
 
TC West Boys' Basketball Camp Grades 2-5 at WMH 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Sanders Frye fryesa@tcaps.net
REGISTER ONLINE HERE
June 20-23, 2016
 
TC West Boys' Basketball Camp Grades 6-8 at WSH 9:00 AM - Noon Sanders Frye fryesa@tcaps.net
REGISTER ONLINE HERE
July 18-21, 2016
 
TC Central Boys' Basketball Skills Camp (Session I) Grades 2-4 9 AM - 11 AM
Jeff Turner turnerje@tcaps.net
231-499-6750
July 18-21, 2016
 
TC Central Boys' Basketball Skills Camp (Session II) Grades 5-7 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Jeff Turner turnerje@tcaps.net
231-499-6750
July 18-21, 2016
 
TC Central Boys' Basketball Skills Camp(Session III) Grades 8-9 2 PM - 4:45 PM
Jeff Turner turnerje@tcaps.net
231-499-6750

Girls' Basketball Camps

June 27-30, 2016 TC Central Girls' Basketball Skills Camp Grades 2-5 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Greg Farmer 231.933.8293 farmergr@tcaps.net
June 27-30, 2016 TC Central Girls' Basketball Skills Camp Grades 6-8 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Greg Farmer 231.933.8293 farmergr@tcaps.net
         
         
June 13-16, 2016
 
TC West Girls' Basketball Camp Grades 3-5 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Rebecca Mckee mckeere@tcwestathletics.com
June 13-16, 2016
 
TC West Girls' Basketball Camp Grades 6-9 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM Rebecca Mckee mckeere@tcwestathletics.com

Cheerleading

TBD
 
LEAP Cheer Camp Grades 3-8 10:00 AM - Noon

Cross-Country/Running Camps

Begins June 13, 2016
 
Trojan Boys' Middle School/High School Running Camp Grades 6-12 8 AM - 10 AM Eastern Elementary School John Lober 231.342.8247 loberjo@gmail.com
August 22-23, 2016
 
Trojan Boys' Middle School Pre-Season Running Camp Attending East Middle School in Fall 2016 TBA John Lober 231.342.8247 loberjo@gmail.com
June 13-August 5, 2016
 
TC Central Girls' Cross-Country Summer Group Runs Grades 6-12 M,W,F 8 AM Meet at the CHS campus courtyard at the flagpole Lisa Taylor 231-631-2195 lisamarytaylor@gmail.com
June 13-August 5, 2016
 
Traverse Area Running Club Grades 6-12 M-F, 8 AM at the dog park at Grandview Parkway and Division Bryan Kay 734.645.3026 kaybr@tcaps.net Diane Goss 231.620.1437 goss.diane@gmail.com

Cross-Country Skiing

June 29-30, 2016
 
XC Ski Training Rollerski Camp - 2 night mini-camp at Sleeping Bear National Park Grades 8-12 Contact Coach K for details. Coach John Kostrzewa 231.357.5346 jfkostrzewa@gmail.com

Football Camps

July 12-14, 2016
 
TC Central Football Camp Session II Grades 7 – 9 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eric Schugars 231.642.1784 schugarser@tcaps.net
June 14-16, 2016
 
TC Central Football Camp Session I Grades 3 – 6 9 AM - 11:30 AM Eric Schugars 231.642.1784 schugarser@tcaps.net
July 11, 2016
 
TC Central Varsity Football Unity Camp Varsity Team 9 AM - 7 PM at CHS field Eric Schugars 231.642.1784 schugarser@tcaps.net
July 12-15, 2016 TC Central JV / Varsity Trojan Team Camp CHS Football Teams 9 AM - 12:30 PM at CHS field Eric Schugars 231.642.1784 schugarser@tcaps.net
July 25-27, 2016
 
TC West Football Middle School/Freshman Camp Grades 7-9 6 PM - 8:30 PM
Jason Morrow (grades 7-8) 231.392.4971 morrowja@tcaps.net
 
Tim Wooer (grades 9-12)
231.218.3470 wooerti@tcaps.net
July 25-27, 2016
 
TC West Football Wing-T Team Camp at West Sr. High Grades 10-12 8 AM - 11:30 AM Tim Wooer 231.218.3470 wooerti@tcaps.net

Hockey Camps

TBD
 
TC Central Hockey Skills Development Squirts, Mite D, PeeWees, Bantams Varies at Centre Ice Coach Chris Givens / Todd Spaulding 231.933.7465 todd_spaulding@yahoo.comMore information

Soccer Camps

June 13-16, 2016
 
TC Central Youth Soccer Camp Grades K-8 Session I (K-3) 10 AM - Noon Session II (4-8) 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Coach Rob Boynton 231.534.4610 coachb21@hotmail.com Coach Sarah Melius 262.758.1227 meliussa@tcaps.net 
REGISTER & PAY ONLINE 
June 13-16, 2016
 
TC West Youth Soccer Camp Grades 3-10 (Boys/Girls) 9 AM - 11 AM Coach Matt Griesinger griesingma@tcaps.net
July 11-14, 2016
 
TC Central High School Girls' Northern Exposure Team Camp Grades 9-12 TBD - All sessions at West Senior High School Coach Sarah Melius
262.758.1227 meliussa@tcaps.net
 

Softball

June 28-30, 2016 TC West Softball Skills Sessions Grades 3-12 10 AM-12:30 PM Juli Tiesworth tieswortju@tcaps.net
 

Speed/Agility, Strength/Flexibility Workouts
 

         

Tennis Camps

TBD
 
GT Team Tennis & Sports Academy Ages 4 –18 Various times - held at West Senior High School
Coach Chris Michalowski
231-534-6787
 
June 13-August 4, 2016
 
GT Tennis Camp Ages 3-18 Various times - held at TC Central High School Coach Larry Nykerk 231.218.9608 nykelarry@charter.net More information: www.gttenniscamp.com

Volleyball Camps

June 20-21, 2016
 
TC Central Volleyball Camp Grades 5-7 8:00 AM - Noon Coach Kathleen Nance kathleennance@hotmail.com 918.691.0564
June 22-24, 2016
 
TC Central Volleyball Camp Grades 8-10 8:00 AM - Noon Coach Kathleen Nance kathleennance@hotmail.com 918.691.0564
July 11-14, 2016
 
TC West Volleyball Camp Grades 4 – 7 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM Coach Emily Baumann emilyannebaumann@gmail.com 231.360.7771
July 11-14, 2016
 
TC West Volleyball Camp Grades 8-10 10:00 AM - Noon Coach Emily Baumann emilyannebaumann@gmail.com 231.360.7771

Wrestling Camps

June 13 - July 28, 2016
 
Trojan Summer Weights & Conditioning Program  Grades 9-12 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Doug Gle 231.631.3731 gledo@tcaps.net 
July 30-31, 2016
 
Youth "NXT LVL" Wrestling Camp All ages 10 AM - Noon & 1 PM -3 PM Coach Mike Krause nxtlvlwrestling@hotmail.com

Grades P-12: LEAP Camps

 

  • Crystalaire: Backpacking North Manitou Island - Grades 6-8
    June 11-15, 2016
  • Crystalaire: Backpacking McCormick Wilderness - Grades 9-11
    August 15-21, 2016
  • Human Nature School Camps - Ages 4-17
    June 13-August 19, 2016
  • Lady Trojan Basketball Camp - Grades 2-8
    June 27-30, 2016
    Register Online
  • TC Central Youth Soccer Camp - Grades K-8
    June 13-16, 2016
    Register Online
  • Titan Softball Camp - Grades 3-12
    June 28-30, 2016
    Register Online

Grades 1-6: Camp Invention

Camp Invention inspires creativity and inventive thinking. TCAPS will host three Camp Invention camps for students entering grades 1-6. 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 www.campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332.

  

  

Grades 6-8: Invention Project

Invention Project will take fun to the next level while exploring circuitry, energy, bio-engineering and economics to create smart gear, program a mini-bot and prototype lifesaving technology. They’ll use these newly acquired abilities to research, pitch and invest in a product while learning alongside fellow creative thinkers! Although the business deals are simulated, the skills, the friendships and the fun are all real. It all takes place in an environment that inspires and supports individuality. When Invention Project comes to a close, the innovators won’t have a patent — yet — but they’ll have the skills and the confidence to make anything possible in the future. For more information, visit www.inventionproject.org.

Grades 9-11: Bridge Academy: Building Academic Fundamentals

Traverse City Area Public Schools’ Bridge Academy is a program available to incoming 9th – 11th grade students attending TCAPS high schools.

The academy is intended to provide students with instructional support and skill development in preparation for high school English Language Arts and Algebra I & II courses. Students will focus on enhancing fundamental skills to be successful in the coming school year. Students wishing to enroll in the program need to possess and demonstrate a willingness to achieve. Bridge Academy courses are worth .25 credits.

All Bridge Academy classes are aligned to state standards. Classes combine the best of highly qualified teachers with the effective use of interactive technology. Courses 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 during this four-week program. Daily attendance is required. 

Online Registration Open May 1 Through June 24


Academy Dates

  • July 5-28, 2016
  • Mondays – Thursdays
  • All students must attend a mandatory course orientation on the first day of class.

Academy Location

  • Traverse City Central High School, 1150 Milliken Dr.

Course Options

High School Transition 101: This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop and improve basic high school academic survival skills and study methods. Topics include: introduction to student’s own personal learning style, learning theory, active listening, time management, test taking strategies, basic study techniques such as SQ3R, note taking, improving concentration and memory, and controlling the study environment.

Class Time:
8:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. 
10:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

English Language Arts Concepts – Grades 9 & 11: This course is designed to enhance the skills that students will need to be successful in English Language Arts in the coming school year. Students will have the opportunity to participate in some learner-centered activities that will equip them with the necessary reading, writing and digital learning skills heading into English Language Arts courses in the fall.

Class Time:
English Language Arts – 9:  8:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
English Language Arts – 11:  10:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Algebra Concepts I & II: This course is designed to enhance the skills that students will need to be successful during the school year. The class prepares students by working on algebraic concepts as they are used in the current grade level curriculum. Students will participate in a learning environment that differentiates instruction based on the different learning needs of each student utilizing digital resources, direct instruction and peer collaboration.

 Class Time:
Algebra I:  10:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Algebra II:  8:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

Tuition

  • All courses are $150
  • (includes a $50 non-refundable registration fee)

If paying by check: 
Make your check payable to TCAPS
Be sure to include the following with your payment: student’s name, school, courses registering for, and a hone number where you can be reached

Mail check to:
TCAPS Bridge Academy
Attn: Pat Bowen
Central High School
1150 Milliken Drive
Traverse City, MI 49686

Additional Information

Highly qualified teachers are available Monday through Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. until noon, at Central High School. Teachers also monitor student progress and check emails on Fridays.

All courses are $150 each. Enrollment is limited to 30 students per course. For enrollment or tuition questions, please contact the Academy Director at 231.933.3570.

Online Registration Open May 1 Through June 24


Questions

Pat Bowen, Administrative Assistant
bowenpa@tcaps.net
231.933.3540
Questions regarding course selection should be directed to the student’s counselor:

Central High School Counseling Office, 231.933.3560
East Middle School Counseling Office, 231.933.3348
West Middle School Counseling Office, 231.933.8200
West Senior High School Counseling Office, 231.933.7700

Grades 9-12: Summer Academy: First Time & Recovery Classes

First Time 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

  • July 5-28, 2016
  • 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 bowenpa@tcaps.net.

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 first time 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.

Online Registration Open May 1 Through June 29