The Pathfinder School: Traverse City Community School

Summer Programs

The Pathfinder School offers a variety of summer programs taking advantage of our beautiful 22 acre campus and wonderful teaching staff between June and August each year.  Programs are open to all students, regardless of whether they attend The Pathfinder School during the school year.  With the popularity of our Summer Camp in particular, we recommend registering as early as possible. 



Our Summer Day Camp, the staple of our summer offerings, engages children in a developmentally appropriate program with a strong emphasis on the outdoors. Campers are split into four age groups (listed below) that pursue a different theme each of the seven weeks of camp. Mornings are typically spent exploring the main theme for the week outdoors. At noon, campers decend on the Lower Campus for lunch with time down at Cedar Lake filling the afternoon hours (2-4pm). Unless there is thunder and lightening, we are cruising around our 22 acres learning, having fun and making friends and memories to last a lifetime.  LEARN MORE ABOUT A TYPICAL DAY AT CAMP HERE!

Young Explorers (3 & 4 year olds)
HALF DAY | 9am-12pm

Explorers (4 & 5 year olds)
FULL DAY | 9am-4pm

Discovery (6-8 year olds)
FULL DAY | 9am-4pm

Adventure (9-12 year olds)
FULL DAY | 9am-4pm




"Our kids simply love school. They’re having fun. They’ve made great friends. They look forward to class each day. They’re thriving. It’s an amazing recipe for success!"

- Parent, grades 3 & 5