Kid's Programs

Our GPYC summertime children’s programs continue to grow every year, and allow your children and grandchildren to have a blast in a fun and safe environment.
 
Learn more about program details, costs, program directors and more in our Summer Fun Guide.



 

Day Camp

Day Camp is a great way to keep your kids active and engaged this summer! For children ages 4-12, activities include gardening, cooking classes, STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, art and math), tennis, pickleball, swimming, splash pad, playscape, sailboat rides and more. Day camp does not include sailing lessons or swim lessons.
 

Day Camp Director Madeleine Kaiser

Madeleine is currently a second grade teacher at Our Lady Star of the Sea. Since 2013, she has taught a range of preschool through middle school students. Madeleine’s greatest passion is working with children to give them enjoyable enrichment opportunities to learn and grow.

Name

Madeleine Kaiser

Title

Day Camp Director

Day Camp Weekly Dates & Themes

Week 1 (June 21-25): Medieval Times
Week 2 (June 28-July 2): Disney
Week 3 (July 6-9): Great Outdoors
Week 4 (July 12-16): Circus
Week 5 (July 19-23): Space
Week 6 (July 26-30): Spy
Week 7 (August 2-6): Safari
Week 8 (August 9-13): Olympics

 

Day Camp Available Sessions

8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Before care offered from 8-8:30 a.m.
After care offered from 5-5:30 p.m.
Members: $315/week*
Sponsored Guests: $365/week*
 
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1-4:30 p.m.
AM session check in from 8:30-9 a.m.
PM pick up from 4:30-5 p.m.
Before care offered from 8-8:30 a.m.
After care offered from 5-5:30 p.m.
Members: $215/week*
Sponsored Guests: $265/week*
 

*One time registration is $50 and includes five t-shirts for the week. For the week of July 6-9, there will be a discounted rate in effect, since there is no camp on July 5 for the holiday. The discounted rate for full day is $252 for members and $292 for sponsored guests. The discounted rate for half day is $172 for members and $212 for sponsored guests.

Junior Sailing

Our Junior Sailing program is recognized on a local and national level. We’ve graduated sailors who have gone on to the Olympics and professional sailing careers. </br></br> Our Junior Sailing program runs every summer and included kinder sailing, sailing lessons, adventure sailing and the GPYC Racing Team.

Learn More

Name

Emily Simon

Title

Marine Activities Director


 

Junior Tennis

We’ve hardly forgotten about your mini-Wimbledon champions. Tennis Master Dmitri Diakonov is one of 47 PTR Masters of Performance Tennis coaches worldwide as well as a USPTA Elite professional. </br></br> Dmitri understands just how busy the summer activity schedule can be for your children. If the below junior times are difficult for your family, please reach out via email to schedule a flex time that better suits your schedule: tennispro@gpyc.org </br></br> When registering for any program, please fill out this Summer Program Registration Waiver and email to tennispro@gpyc.org.

Name

Dmitri Diakonov

Title

Tennis Pro

Monday - Thursday from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

The building blocks of tennis taught through fun and engaging games.
$20 drop-in, Ages 4-7

 
Monday - Thursday from 1:30 - 3 p.m.

Designed for intermediate to advanced children, emphasizing improved footwork, strokes, strategy, and match play.

Intermediate Court, ages 8-10
Advanced Court, ages 11 and up

$28

 

Swim Team

The GPYC Sailfish Swim Team is a competitive swim program offered to members ages 4-17 (age as of June 1). Our swimmers are grouped by ability and practice in a fun learning environment. The GPYC is one of the original MICSA participants in the 79-year tradition of the Michigan Interclub Swimming Association, a group of 14 clubs located throughout Metro Detroit.

Cost $350 

This group is designed for children ages 4 and up and must have some prior swim experience. Swimmers must be able to swim 25 meters without help on both their front and back. This group focuses on proper technique for all four strokes, starts and finishes, and meet preparation.

Cost $350 

This group is suited for all swimmers 8 and under, who have knowledge in all 4 strokes, and are looking to become stronger swimmers. This group will focus on stroke drills, starts, turns, finishes, body position, breathing technique, streamlining, kick strengthening, proper workout habits, and being competitive while having fun.

Cost $350

This group is suited for swimmers ages 9-12 with a background in all 4 of the strokes. The focus will be on stroke development with an increase in aerobic and anaerobic training. To participate in this group, swimmers must be able to swim all 4 strokes properly and understand interval training.

Cost $350 

This group is for advanced swimmers who have several years of experience swimming with the GPYC Sailfish or elsewhere. This group will train all four strokes, focus on more intense aerobic and anaerobic training, starts, turns, finishes, body position, breathing technique, streamlining, kick strengthening, and proper workout habits.


 

Swim Lessons

<strong>Due to COVID, we are currently only offering private lessons.</strong> </br></br> Private Lessons A great way to get children of all ages comfortable in the water while learning breath control, kicking, floating, freestyle, backstroke, butterfly stroke and breaststroke. These ½ hour lessons can also be offered, upon availability, to those who are in Day Camp as well. Cost: $35 for members $40 for sponsored non-members. For more information about private lessons, contact Elizabeth Bourke at <a class="gypc-link" href="mailto:ebourke@gpyc.org">ebourke@gpyc.org</a>.


 

Kid's Klub

Kid’s Klub is available on Fridays and Saturdays, from 5:30 – 10 p.m. Parents have the opportunity to enjoy a quiet, relaxing evening at the Club. Children must be three years old and potty trained. $20 for the first child, $15 for each additional child in the family. </br></br> To maintain the appropriate staff-to-child ratio, the maximum number of children who can attend Kids’ Klub is 12 children per evening. Reservations are required. The cut-off for reservations is by 4:30pm the day of. To sign up your child(ren), contact the Front Desk at <a class="gypc-link" href="mailto:switchboard@gpyc.org">switchboard@gpyc.org</a> or (313) 884-2500.