Summer Camps

Summer Camps at Living and Learning Enrichment Center

Join us this summer for an enriching, fun-filled experience designed specifically for teens and young adults with disabilities.

Our camps are based at our 12-acre property, conveniently located on the border of Novi and Northville, and offer a safe, welcoming environment where campers can explore their interests, develop social and job skills, and make lasting friendships.

Whether you’re new to Living and Learning Enrichment Center or returning for another amazing summer, we’re excited to welcome you!


Dates and Pricing

2024 Summer Camp Dates and Prices

Our camps run from June 24th through August 15th, with options to attend weekly:

  • Camp Lotus: $475/Week – A nurturing program designed to promote social skills and personal growth.
  • Camp Willow: $525/Week – Tailored for those seeking a deeper engagement through specialized activities.

Process and Payment Plans

Customized Registration Process

To ensure a personalized and smooth registration experience, please email us at to express your interest. We will send you our registration packet and once we receive your completed paperwork, we will provide a personalized link to complete your registration.

This tailored approach helps us better meet the unique needs of each camper.

Payment Plans

Understanding that flexibility is key, we offer payment plans to help spread the cost of summer camp. We’re committed to making our programs accessible to all families. For more information on setting up a payment plan, please reach out to us directly at

Summer Camp 2024 Weekly Themes

Week 1, June 24-27, 2024: Living and Learning’s Got Talent

Get ready to ignite your passion and let your talents shine at Living and Learning’s Got Talent, where we’re kicking off the summer with a burst of creativity and self-discovery! Throughout the week, campers will embark on a journey of exploration, participating in activities to dive deep into their unique strengths, values, and skills in anticipation of the optional talent showcase at the end of the week. However, our focus extends far beyond performance – it’s about personal growth too. Campers will have the opportunity to learn invaluable social skills such as mastering the art of making introductions, engaging in meaningful conversations about their interests, and social cues, among others. Campers are encouraged to express themselves fully while refining essential life skills to serve them far beyond their week at camp. Enroll now and let your talent shine brightly!

Week 2, July 1-3, 2024: Party in the USA

Get ready for star-spangled summertime adventures and celebrate the Party in the USA! Wear your red, white, and blue, and get ready for a week filled with themed activities, adventures, and plenty of fun surprises! From exciting crafts to games and delicious treats, campers will experience an unforgettable week of excitement and exploration in the spirit of America’s birthday. This week’s social skills focus extends beyond the usual camp activities – campers will have the opportunity to learn about self-advocacy, respecting boundaries, and more! Come join the Party in the USA and let your social skills sparks fly!

Week 3, July 8-11, 2024: Beach Bash

Dive into summer fun and join the Beach Bash! Get ready for a week of sun, sand, and endless adventure as we soak up all the beach vibes. More than just sandcastles and sunscreen – our focus extends beyond the coastline to teach campers vital life and social skills. From learning about community safety and interactions to discussing water safety, this week is designed to empower campers with the knowledge and confidence they need to navigate any adventure. Our themed crafts and activities will transport you to a beachside oasis right on campus! And who knows? Our field trip might just take us straight to the beach itself! Ride the waves of excitement and experience the ultimate summer escape at our Beach Bash!

Week 4, July 15-18, 2024: Culinary Creations

It’s time to turn up the heat and unleash your inner chef as we explore the exciting world of Culinary Creations. Roll up your sleeves, grab your apron, and unleash your inner chef through hands-on activities designed to enhance life skills that extend far beyond the kitchen. Throughout the week, campers will learn essential skills from budgeting techniques and mastering the art of creating a personalized grocery list to growing their own fresh ingredients. As we cook and craft, campers will not only sharpen their cooking skills but also cultivate confidence, teamwork, and creativity. Join us for a week of flavorful fun, delicious discoveries, and unforgettable memories! Enroll now and whip up some culinary magic!

Week 5, July 22-25, 2024: Animal Planet

Get ready for an exhilarating adventure as we journey into the wonders of the Animal Planet! Excitement awaits as campers embark on a thrilling exploration of unique creatures inhabiting our world. Throughout the week, campers will immerse themselves in a world of discovery, participating in various themed projects and games crafted to ignite curiosity and cultivate vital life skills such as problem-solving, collaboration, and teamwork. Campers will have the chance to interact with animals on our farm, fostering empathy and gaining firsthand insights into the animal kingdom. Join us for a week full of animal fun, from unraveling mysteries to creating habitats fit for the kings of the jungle!

Week 6, July 29-August 1, 2024: Olympics Week

Welcome to Olympics Week, where the excitement of the Olympics meets the thrill of summer camp! Campers will have the chance to immerse themselves in the Olympics through our own Living and Learning Olympic Week Games! Throughout the week, campers will engage in specially designed Olympic-inspired activities and games, fostering vital life skills such as teamwork, sportsmanship, and goal setting. From team challenges to learning the essence of sportsmanship, every moment of Olympics Week offers opportunities for personal growth. Join us for an unforgettable week of adventure and fun! Unleash your inner athlete, forge friendships, and embrace the Olympic spirit

Week 7, August 5-8, 2024: Water World

Embark on an exhilarating aquatic journey like no other as you plunge into the depths of adventure at Water World! Water World is more than just a place to splash around; it’s an opportunity for campers to learn essential life and social skills while enjoying the wonders of the water. Alongside water-based activities, Water World offers land-based adventures that continue to foster social growth and personal development. At Water World, every camper is empowered to make waves not just at camp, but in their communities and beyond. Water World is designed to instill confidence, nurture leadership, and promote teamwork, laying the foundation for future successes. Join us at Water World, where safety, community, and fun intersect to create lifelong memories!

Week 8, August 12-15, 2024: Adventureland

At Adventureland, the spirit of adventure knows no bounds and the journey is just as important as the destination. Adventureland is not just about adventures in nature; it’s about nurturing qualities that last a lifetime. Through engaging activities, campers learn invaluable life and social skills such as conflict resolution, compromise, and teamwork. At Adventureland, every moment is an opportunity for growth, exploration, and fun. Join us at Adventureland to round out the summer camp season, where campers will not only discover the wonders of the wilderness but also the strengths within themselves

Join Us This Summer!

For teens and young adults with disabilities, our summer camps are the perfect places to grow, learn, and have fun in a supportive environment.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to be part of our Living and Learning community this summer. For more information and to start the registration process, email us today at

Our camp focuses on teaching essential life skills and social skills to campers by integrating lessons and educational components seamlessly into fun experiences. By weaving these skills into natural learning opportunities, campers can apply what they’ve learned in various contexts beyond the camp setting, which is essential for real-world success and retention of skills.

Our staff are committed to nurturing every camper with a deep sense of respect and compassion. Campers are not only gaining valuable skills but are also being supported by camp staff that genuinely care about their well-being and success. Our camp provides a unique experience that caters specifically to the needs of individuals with autism while fostering growth, independence, and confidence in a safe and supportive setting. This uniqueness sets our camp apart and appeals to families who are looking for specialized programs that can meet their child’s needs.

What do campers get out of summer camp? 

For campers, social and life skills are not just another set of lessons, they’re vital tools that shape their everyday experiences and prospects. Here’s why delving into these skills at summer camp can be motivating:

  1. Increased Independence: Learning social and life skills empowers campers to become more independent in various aspects of their lives. As they learn and master skills, campers gain the confidence to navigate daily tasks and interactions more autonomously.
  2. Enhanced Relationships: Social skills are essential for building and maintaining meaningful relationships with peers, family members, and other individuals in their lives. Improving camper’s social skills can lead to stronger connections and friendships, enriching their social experiences both at camp and beyond.
  3. Improved Self-Advocacy: By learning to express their needs, preferences, and boundaries effectively, campers develop self-advocacy skills that empower them to assert themselves in various situations.
  4. Preparation for Adulthood: As campers approach adolescence and beyond, acquiring life skills becomes increasingly relevant to their transition into adulthood. Summer camp provides a structured and supportive environment for learning essential life skills such as kitchen safety and community interactions, preparing campers for the responsibilities they will face as they grow older.
  5. Opportunities for Inclusion: Possessing social and life skills opens doors to inclusion and participation in various social, recreational, and vocational activities. Campers gain the tools they need to engage fully in their communities and pursue their interests and goals alongside their peers. By honing these skills at summer camp, it will enable campers to broaden their social circles, foster meaningful connections, and gain exposure to different perspectives.
  6. Increased Confidence and Self-Esteem: Learning and mastering social and life skills not only equips campers with practical tools for navigating the world but also boosts their confidence and self-esteem. As campers experience success and growth in these areas, they develop a positive self-image, resilience, and a belief in their ability to overcome challenges and achieve their aspirations.
  7. Creating Lasting Memories: Beyond the practical benefits, summer camp provides an opportunity for campers to make memories that will last a lifetime. Learning social and life skills in an engaging environment establishes a sense of camaraderie and belonging that transcends the camp experience, leaving campers with cherished memories and lifelong friendships.