• Thu. Dec 8th, 2022

Family Camping Events in Metro Detroit – LittleGuide Detroit

ByDebra J. Aguilar

Oct 15, 2022

Get out of the house and put yourself in a tent for the weekend! Pack the tent, some extra clothes and accessories for the s’mores, and enjoy an evening with family and some new friends.


Saturday July 16 / 4:00 p.m. – Sunday July 17 / 10:00 a.m.

@ Hines Drive, Westland

Get ready to camp and enjoy activities like nature hikes, a scavenger hunt, campfire, craft and play areas, and an outdoor Encanto exhibit.


Saturday July 16 / 12:00 p.m. – Sunday July 17 / 12:00 p.m.

Saturday August 13 / 12:00 p.m. – Sunday August 14 / 12:00 p.m.

@ Maybury State Park, Northville

Take the family and enjoy a 24-hour camping trip to Maybury State Park. Enjoy fun activities such as a nature hike, fishing contest, crafts, campfire, s’mores and more! The only food provided by Northville Parks and Recreation is breakfast on Sunday mornings and s’mores on Saturday evenings. Any additional food is the responsibility of the campers.


Saturday July 16 / 12:00 p.m. – Sunday July 17 / 12:00 p.m.

@ Sterling Heights Nature Center

This fun nighttime event is for everyone from camping enthusiasts to first-time campers! Upon arrival and at the end of the campsite setup, each family will receive a map of the different stations with fun activities, crafts and challenges. Travel to hug a tree, make moth porridge, enjoy trail mix s’mores, name that nut, challenge a fishing rod, create a star map and more! Also, the archery range will be open, please do not bring your own equipment and closed shoes are required. There will be a campfire in the evening. When you wake up on Sunday, participants will have the opportunity to complete a fun self-guided route that will get you moving in the morning, followed by a continental breakfast.


Saturday July 23 / 6:00 p.m. – Sunday July 24 / 10:00 a.m.

@ Dequindre Cut, Detroit

Join Detroit Up North and the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy on Saturday, July 23 for Camping on the Cut. This 21+ camping experience will include music, outdoor games, campfires and more on the Dequindre Cup! This exclusive experience offers the chance to enjoy the Dequindre Cut after it closes from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.


Friday September 23 / 5:00 p.m. – Saturday September 24 / 9:00 a.m.

@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

Like many of our great state parks, we will be incorporating a harvest theme for this campground. Campers are encouraged to use fall decorations at their sites, children are encouraged to bring and wear their costumes for a parade, and campers are encouraged to bring treats for a candy event (prepackaged only; nothing homemade, please). The crafts will have a fall theme. S’mores kits, crafts, a guided hike and pancake breakfast will be provided to each registered guest.

Camp when you can! Here are some local campsites to check out when planning your own evening under the stars.