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Summer Hours: Monday - Friday

10 am - 4 pm

Summer Programs

Click here to view the AYP's Summer Student Programs.

AYP Summer Day Camps

Click here to view the AYP's Summer Day Camp offerings.

Open Recreation

Click here to learn more about Open Recreation at the AYP.

Idea Submission

We want to hear your ideas! Click here to submit them.


Safe Sitter Certification

June 10th-12th

Class size is limited to 8, so register now to secure your spot! Open to students grades 6-12.

Students MUST ATTEND ALL 4 CLASSES to receive the Safe Sitter certificate of completion.

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AYP Babysitting Internship - Summer 2024

AYP Babysitting Internship - Summer 2024

The Armory Youth Project is excited to share its AYP Babysitting Internship for Summer 2024! Students who have completed the Safe Sitter course can participate in this exciting opportunity!

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Pickleball Clinic

Monday, June 10 -

10:30 am-12 pm

Join our experts to practice pickleball skills and drills. Enjoy a friendly competition in a fast paced Pickleball game!

This program is for students entering 6th-12th grade in fall 2024.

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Summer Student Programs
AYP Summer Camps

2024 Summer Camps Day Camps

Explorer Camp

Week 1 - June 17th-20th

Explorer Camp!


Explore the outdoors! This camp includes field trips to local hiking trails for exploration and discovery.

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What's Cooking

Week 2 - June 24th-27th

What's Cooking!


Learn to cook from the best. This camp includes instruction and meal preparation.

Cooking Class

Boater Safety

Week 3 - July 8th-11th

Boater Safety!


Learn the essentials to operate a boat and earn a Boater’s Safety certificate.


Outdoor Skills Camp

Week 4 - July 15th-18th

Outdoor Skills Camp!


Enjoy the outdoors? Learn map & compass skills, knots, outdoor cooking, and more!



Week 6 - July 29th-Aug. 1st



Experience the art of tie-dye, painting, and nature crafts. Learn different techniques in Creative Camp.


Rockin' Rockets Camp

Week 7 - Aug. 5th-8th

Rockin’ Rockets Camp!


Join us for a science week focused on building and launching rockets.


Taste of Manistee!

Week 8 - Aug. 12th-15th

Taste of Manistee!


Join local experts in the kitchen. Each day will feature a new dish to cook and enjoy!

This camp is currently full. Click the link below to join the waiting list.

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Week 5 - July 22nd-25th



Learn to sew with the art of hand stitching and machine sewing.

Sewing Equipments

Open Recreation

Open Gym

Monday - Friday from

10 am - 4 pm.

Come shoot some hoops or play some soccer or volleyball at the Armory!

You can walk in for this program, only AYP General Registration is required.


Disc Golf

Play disc golf at the AYP!

The AYP's 9-hole course is open to the public when not in play by the AYP

Click the link below for a map of the course and an overview of disc golf rules.

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Open Recreation

We are open to your program ideas!

Do you have a great idea for a program we could run at the Armory Youth Project? We would love to hear from you. Submit your ideas by clicking below. 


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