Day Camp

Independence Lake Camp

Independence Lake County Park Day Camp aims to provide your child with an enjoyably unique experience they will remember for years to come. Nine, one-week sessions are available and limited to 30 campers each week. All Summer day camps operated by the Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission are licensed by the state of Michigan!

Please utilize the Parent Handbook linked on this page to see all policies and information for day camp.

Camp Policies


Campers will be subject to Health Screening questions and temperature check upon arrival. Campers need to come to camp with a mask, follow cleaning and hygiene procedures and be prepared to spend most of the day outside. Day Camp will be utilizing the playground, Spray park, swim area/beach, concessions and  restroom facilities that are also open to the public. Park Naturalists will be presenting and running activities to campers throughout the session(s).


  • All Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to the Park Manager or Supervisor
  • 30 days or more prior to the start of camp a 90% refund will be issued 
  • 29 days through 7 days prior to the start of camp a 50% refund will be issued
  • 6 days through 1 day prior to the start of camp a 20% refund will be issued
  • No refunds will be issued the week of camp without a physician's note for illness or injury


  • All transfer requests must be submitted in writing to the Park Supervisor, Coordinator or Superintendent
  • Transfers will only be processed is space allows
  • All week transfers at the same camp will incur a $10 fee per week, per child
  • Registration transfers between locations (Independence Lake County Park, Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, and Rolling Hills County Park) will also incur a $10 fee per week, per child
  • Transfers are not permitted after the week of camp has begun

Zero Tolerance:

WCPARC Camps have a zero-tolerance policy towards physical violence of any nature. Incidents involving any type of violent act will result in a meeting with camp administration, and disciplinary suspension, possibly including an expulsion from camp.  I understand that my child will be expected to comply with the established guidelines for camp, which require children to refrain from using any foul language, hitting, biting, and or using threats, etc.


  • Registration for 2023 will begin on March 15th at 12pm.
  • Space is limited to 30 campers each week.
  • Payment plans are available. if you are interested in a payment plan you will need to register through the registration form, not online. 
  • Credit card numbers are only accepted through Fax, Mail, In Person and Online. Do NOT email form with a credit card number on it. If a registration form is emailed, we will call to get your credit card number. 

Ways to register: 

  • Online: Select "Day Camp" and then "Independence Lake" to choose which weeks to register for
  • Fax the registration form and payment information to Independence Lake County Park at 734-449-8507
  • Email the form to Ashley or Julie at [email protected]
  • Register in person at the Independence Lake County Park Office
  • Mail a registration form and payment to:
    Independence Lake
    3200 Jennings Road
    Whitmore Lake, MI 48189



Children who have completed Kindergarten through 11 years of age are welcome.


  • Weekly themes that are incorporated into daily activities
  • Arts and crafts for all ages and abilities daily
  • Small and large group games daily
  • Daily playground visits
  • Boating in both paddle boats and row boats
  • Weekly visits to the lake swim area for: swimming, sand castles, and water games
  • Weekly visits to Blue Heron Bay 
  • Nature program on Wednesday's with the Park Naturalist
  • Fishing from the pier on Friday's with the Park Naturalist
  • Weekly Friday cookouts
  • Much, Much More!
  • Depending on weather, staffing and availability of equipment, kayaking and archery may also be available


  • Camper Check-In 8:00 - 9:00am
  • Structured Camp Activities 9:00 -5:00pm
  • Camper Check-out 5:00 - 6:00pm
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Play and girl in slide
Learn and kids on field trip


Week 2022 Dates
1 June 12-16 $235.00 Per Child
2 June 19-23 $235.00 Per Child
3 June 26-30
$235.00 Per Child
4 July 3, 5-7 $188.00 Per Child
5 July 10-14 $235.00 Per Child
6 July 17-21 $235.00 Per Child
7 July 24-28 $235.00 Per Child
8 July 31-August 4 $235.00 Per Child
9 August 7-11 $235.00 Per Child
    We offer a $10.00 sibling discount from 
the above pricing for each addition sibling