At Summer in the City, children aren't just the future of Detroit ... they are the present. At Play, Summer in the City volunteers serve as Buddies to our Campers -- from their summer after kindergarten through 5th grade -- sharing experiences that include reading, arts, sports, games and our Famous Friday Field Trips.
Summer in the City partners with community groups to offer six Play Programs throughout Detroit and in Hamtramck, serving over 300 young people, many of whom return in middle school as Junior Volunteers.
Books are always in demand. SITC uses books throughout the summer for our programming. We also help supply books throughout the school year at both special SITC events and for partner organizations who help get them in childrens' hands year-round. If you have books to donate, or would like more information on how you can assist these efforts, our contact info is in the menu bar, and we'd love to work with you.
The end of summer (and Summer in the City) means school is just around the corner. At Finale Friday, each camper (and any other neighborhood kids who attend) receives a backpack. Everyone starts with the same backpack, but the best part is filling it. Each camper has the opportunity to stuff their backpack full of the supplies they want.