Plenty of winter outdoor activities are still planned at Camp Tuhsmeheta (Camp T), but as the days grow longer and the weather gets warmer, the urge to go outside increases. Spring and summer planning starts now. Camp T offers a ton of family fun, at a minimal cost, to bond together and make memories.
While most of Camp T's family fun takes place outdoors, goalball is an indoor sport that is gaining popularity with students who are Blind or Visually Impaired (BVI). Camp T’s Oak Recreation Center is a great venue for introducing campers to goalball and helping them build athletic skills for playing the game. Several Paralympic goalball players and amateur players are former Camp T campers and staff, and they have been thrilled to pass on the love of the sport to others. Likewise, campers have quickly embraced the sport, which uses their capabilities in a competitive environment. With a facility designed for goalball and the support of current players, Camp T is fostering future athletes and aspiring Paralympians!
Camp T always looks forward to hosting many school groups, birding events, and Family Nature Club events. The whole idea is to get outdoors, enjoy nature, and be active!
Spring Family Fun Packs
Date: Packs will be shipped out March 23, 2023
Registration deadline: March 8, 2023
Sign up to receive a family fun pack to use in the comfort of your own home! This fun-filled pack will include a variety of spring-related activities and supplies for the whole family to enjoy. It will include a cooking recipe, a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activity, a craft, and more. Do not miss out on the opportunity to make memories with your family!
Family Nature Club: Earth Exploration
Dates: April 29-30, 2023
Registration opens in late February
Learn about Earth while enjoying the natural beauty of Camp T! Families will engage in activities that will help them understand the planet we call home. They will even enjoy a visit from John Ball Zoo’s traveling wildlife exhibit.
Camp T Excursion: Detroit’s DNR Outdoor Adventure Center
Date: May 20, 2023
Registration opens in March
Camp T will host an outreach program at Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC). Located on Detroit’s riverfront in the historic Globe Building, the OAC will give families a taste of Michigan’s great outdoors in the heart of the city. Come and experience exciting outdoor adventures with hands-on activities, exhibits, simulators, and more.
Dates: June 13, June 20, July 11, July 18, July 25, and August 1, 2023
Registration opens in April, May, and June
Come to Camp T with your family and enjoy a few hours of outdoor fun. Each week will focus on a different outdoor activity, followed by a lake swim. We will even cook dinner and do the dishes. Do summer right: have fun, make new friends, and make lasting memories!
Outdoor Adventure Camp
Dates: June 25-28, 2023
Registration opens in April
Students in grades 4–12 who are BVI will enjoy classic camp activities such as swimming, fishing, canoeing, archery, climbing tower, hiking, sports, teamwork challenges, and nature investigations. Campers will have the opportunity to spend a night in the woods in tents they set up themselves. Meet friends from across the state at Camp T to have fun and create lifelong memories!
Family Camp: ILS Olympics
Dates: July 21-23, 2023
Registration opens in May
Join MDE-LIO and Camp T for Independent Living Skills Olympics! Independent living skills (ILS) include activities such as cooking, cleaning, hygiene, laundry, and dressing skills. Families from all over Michigan will have an opportunity to get to know each other, participate in outdoor camp activities, and practice ILS. The event highlight will be a family competition to showcase your skills. Find out who will take home the coveted toilet plunger trophy!
DHH Family Day Camps
Dates: July 15 and August 26, 2023
Registration opens in May and June
Families of students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH) are invited to attend one or two day camps this summer. Families will have the opportunity to enjoy lake activities, hikes, climbing tower, and much more. Experience the great outdoors while meeting new friends and making lasting memories.