Summer Day Camp

 
To register scroll to the bottom of the page and download the registration packet.
We do not take registrations by phone, fax or e-mail.  Please mail your camper's registration to: 

Upland Hills Farm

481 Lake George
Oxford, MI 48370

**All registrations must be accompanied with a $50.00 deposit per camper, per session.  We accept checks made payable to Upland Hills Farm.  No credit card payments please. 

Thank you.
Summer Day Camp
Children ages 5 - 12
Day Camp Open House
Sunday May 20, 2018
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Fifty years ago children that lived in the city would visit their grandparents or aunt's and uncle's on the farm every Summer.  Today most children do not have that opportunity.  Upland Hills Farm Day Camp has replaced this Midwestern tradition and become an important place in the hearts of so many of our campers.

The Farm strives to provide your child with a vacation from the stresses of the school year.  During the school year most every minute is scheduled with a specific task.  At the Farm children choose their own activities.  During the school year academic achievement and testing is stressed.  At the Farm, fun is the priority and the learning just happens.   The most important thing is creating a noncompetitive environment where children of all ages  play together.  This is an environment that fosters creativity, self understanding, life-long friendships, and empathy for others.

The facilities:  The farm is 240 acres.  Most mornings are spent at the farm, which includes animal barns, and all the animals that live in them, horses to ride, sports areas, playgrounds, craft shop, picnic shelter and restrooms. 

We spend our afternoons in the beautiful natural setting at Prince Lake.  The lake includes the beach, swimming areas for all levels, paddle boats, canoes and changing houses.
The Websters:  Knight and Dorothy Webster established the Farm in 1960 and today their son Steve and his wife Leslie own and operate the Farm and are in the process of retiring.  During day camp Steve can be found singing songs in assembly and checking in on the campers throughout the day.  Leslie can often be found doing the animal chores with campers as well as animal related activities. 

The Directors and Support Staff:

Casey was a camper many years ago, then a counselor, and she now manages the day to day activities of the Farm.  Casey can be found leading the popular tie dye activity every Wednesday. Casey lives just up the road on a small farm where her and her husband Eli are raising their two sons.
 
Samantha Velick has attended camp since the age of 5.  She took summers off here and there, but camp was always her home away from home. Sam can be found leading arts and crafts activities as well as life guarding our waterfront. 

Nate Perkins is Mr. Enthusiasm.  Nate generates excitement at camp. You will often time hear him playing his guitar and leading songs in assembly. Nate is the father of three boys and is the son-in-law of Knight and Dorothy.

Andrew Whetstone "Farmer Andy" is the director of animal affairs. He leads chores with the campers three times and week and helps run camp activities each day.

Sallie Walker "Nature Center Sallie" is our Nature Counselor. Sallie organizes a multitude of hands-on nature activities three times a week. Her and the campers spend time on nature walks, frog hunts and bird watching to name a few. Sallie owns and operates her own preschool in Romeo.

Leah Chapman is a elementary teacher during the school year. During the summer Leah is our Craft Shop Counselor. She offers special craft activities each day and maintains order to our Craft Shop. Leah is married to our resident electrician, Scott, who was a camper for many summers. Leah and Scott have two daughters who both attend camp.

The Staff:  Consisting of mostly high school and college students who have spent their summer months coming to the Farm as campers, and have an appreciation of our emphasis on play.  Their willingness to include themselves in the activities of the campers enhances the fun while maintaining a safe environment.
A Typical Day on the Farm
  Campers arrive by bus or car at 9:30 a.m. and head upstairs for an all camp assembly.  During assembly we sing songs, play games, take attendance and find out what will be happening for the day. 

Activities change day to day, but most days will include:
  • crafts
  • feeding the animals
  • horseback riding
  • frog catching
  • a sports activity
  • making butter
  • teaching a calf to lead
  • nature hikes
  • campfire cooking
  • tractor driving
  • tie dye
  • and never ending games of octoball and lightening.  

The lunch bell rings at 11:45 and groups eat together on a picnic table outside around the Farm.  Parents provide the lunches.  We offer a beverage.  Everything is kept in a large walk-in refrigerator before lunch.  After lunch children can explore the playgrounds and animal barns on their own. 

At 12:35 the bell rings for those that choose to walk to the lake and at 12:45 the bell rings for those that wish to ride.  When we arrive at the lake all campers change into their swim suits and meet at the beach for a buddy call.  Swimmers are tested on the first day for skill levels.  Campers enjoy swimming, boating, playing on the beach, frog and turtle catching, and relaxing in the shade of the picnic shelter.  Everyone participates in buddy call every 15 minutes.  At 2:45 we say goodbye to the lake and head back to the Farm for an afternoon snack and packing to go home at 3:30.
Camp hours:  Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

2018 Day Camp Dates
Sessions 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 full.  
Please call if you would like to be put on a waiting list.

FULL - Session 1 

June 18 – 22

FULL - Session 2  

June 25 – 29

Session 3 

July 2 - 6

FULL - Session 4 

July 9 – 13

FULL - Session 5 

July 16 – 20

FULL - Session 6

July 23 – 27

FULL - Session 7  

July 30 – August 3

FULL - Session 8  

August 6 – 10

FULL - Session 9 

August 13 – 17

FULL - Session 10  

August 20 – 24


NO BUS SERVICE SESSIONS 1, 2, 3, 4 and 10
2018 Day Camp Rates

 

Without Bus

First Child

With Bus

First Child

Second Child

Discount

Second Child

with Bus

One Week

$260.00

$380.00

$240.00

$360.00

Two Weeks

$500.00

$740.00

$460.00

$700.00

Three Weeks

$720.00

$1,080.00

$660.00

$1,020.00

Four Weeks

$920.00

$1,400.00

$840.00

$1,320.00

Five Weeks

$1,100.00

$1,700.00

$1,000.00

$1,600.00

Six Weeks

$1,320.00

$1,920.00

$1,220.00

$1,860.00

Seven Weeks

$1,540.00

No Bus

$1,440.00

No Bus

Eight Weeks

$1,760.00

No Bus

$1,660.00

No Bus

Nine Weeks

$1,980.00

No Bus

$1,880.00

No Bus

Ten Weeks

$2,200.00

No Bus

$2,000.00

No Bus

 


*The first child must pay full camp tuition.  
Discounts will be applied to siblings from the same family. 

Bus Schedule
* Please know that we do our best to adhere to the bus schedule. 
However, construction and traffic are beyond our control.


NO BUS SERVICE SESSIONS 1, 2, 3, 4 and 10

Morning Bus Stop Locations

 

Address

Intersection

Time


Lincoln Avenue & York Street

Lincoln Avenue and York Street

(Woodward and 10 ½ Mile)

8:15a.m.

3200 Livernois Avenue

Assembly of God Church

Livernois and Big Beaver

8:30a.m.

Kroger -The bus will stop on the street not directly in front of Kroger.

West Long Lake and Livernois

8:35a.m.


 

 

 

Evening Bus Stop Locations

 

Address

Intersection

Time


5053 Livernois Avenue

Strip Mall Just Before Long Lake

Livernois and Long Lake

4:25p.m.

2511 Livernois Avenue

CJ Mahoney’s

Livernois and Big Beaver

4:35p.m.

Lincoln Avenue and York Street

Lincoln and York

4:45 p.m.


 

  
Overnights will be held during weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8 on Wednesday.  
Overnights are available for an additional charge of $60.00 per camper.  
You will receive a permission slip to participate on the first day of the session you are registered.

 

Document Library

NameDescription
Document2018 Day Camp Registration PacketDownload, Fill out, Mail in
Document2018 Latchkey Form Download, Fill out, Mail in