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5 Summer School Field Trips in Michigan (or Trips Just for Fun)

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I am from Michigan. I also have my kids participate in home-school summer-school activities so they don’t experience that summer slide that some kids do over the summer break from general public school. I think learning should be enjoyable and I want my kids to have hands-on experiences as well as typical academic type activities.

If you live in or near Michigan, the following locations might be of interest to you. You may consider taking your kids to these destinations for a summer-school field trip or simply for the fun of it.

  1. Sloan Museum.
    1. See the Titanic Artifact Exhibition until September 3rd (2017).
  2. The Creature Conservatory
    1. Learn about various unique animals
  3. Mackinac City
    1. See Colonial Michilimackinac to see and learn about a reconstructed 1715 French fur-trading village and military outpost
  4. Upper Peninsula
    1. Visit Michigan’s upper peninsula and participate in sight-seeing and learning all about nature, hiking, waterfalls, a mine, a shipwreck tour, a lighthouse, and much more.
  5. Manistique
    1. Located on Lake Michigan in the Upper Peninsula, this city houses “The Big Springs,” “Kitch-iti-kipi, a forty foot deep and Michigan’s largest spring.”

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5 Summer School Field Trips in Michigan (or Trips Just for Fun)

Heather Gilmore

My name is Heather Gilmore. I am so happy to be able to have a space to share helpful insights and resources to other moms out there. Being a parent is hard work and I hope to be able to give you tips and strategies to make it at least a little bit easier and more enjoyable. We love our kids but any mom knows that they can also be exhausting and overwhelming at times, as well. I have a master's degree in social work. I work as a children's therapist. I am also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and work with children with autism spectrum disorder. Additionally, I am a freelance writer specializing in topics related to children and families. I have my own company called Hope Family Resources which provides resources in person and online to help families find greater hope, health, and happiness. See my site and learn more about me at: or email me at I have also published books on Amazon. Search for "Discpline and Parenting Strategies for Kids with ADHD," "Have Peace: How to Have Peace in Your Busy, Chaotic Life," and "Sibling Rivalry: How to Deal with Sibling Rivalry so You Won't Have to Anymore,"

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Gilmore, H. (2017). 5 Summer School Field Trips in Michigan (or Trips Just for Fun). Psych Central. Retrieved on October 27, 2020, from


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