Over the past 14 summers, the Detroit Lions Football Education Division has conducted summer camps in over 60 Michigan cities and one Ohio city, and has impacted over 14,500 participants.

Boys & girls ages 4-18 are eligible to participate and will be grouped based on age and skill level. Camps are non-contact and designed to improve beginning, intermediate, or advanced skill levels.

View the 2018 summer camp schedule here. (INSERT LINK)

Summer Camp Benefits:

  • High energy, non-contact, fundamental football instruction
  • Interactive drills and skills competitions
  • Emphasis on USA Football's Shoulder Tackling System
  • Individual character development with an emphasis on the Detroit Lions 5 Points of Pride
  • Appearances by current or former Detroit Lions players (select camps only)
  • 10:1 Athlete to Coach ratio
  • All Lions Summer Camp Participants will receive (2) tickets to a 2017 Detroit Lions home pre-season game! (exact game TBD)


- I thought this program was very organized and well run! I will sign my son up for future camps and recommend it to everyone! Thank you for all that you do to make this such an amazing experience!

--Parent of a Manchester camper

-Simply amazing! Would do it again in a heartbeat. Something I feel area coaches, kids, teams should all be a part of.

--Parent of a Three Rivers camper

-Great camp for youth interested in football.  The program is very encouraging and motivating along with educational.

--Parent of a Midland camper

-Your coaches and staff were great for as they built his confidence and gave him an experience he has carried with him every day. Thank you for a great camp, and all that your coaches and staff did for the kids.

--Parent of a Traverse City camper

-Once again, you guys have completely amazed me! This was my son's 2nd time attending this camp, and he had the time of his life! The stuff he learned about football, and life in general is second to none! Way to go! We will continue to recommend this camp to all his buddies! 

--Parent of a Hudsonville camper

-Great camp, great staff. Our son LOVED this, and so did we!!

--Parent of a Traverse City camper

-Our son had a great camp!  He came back excited and energized each day.  My wife enjoyed the talk the coach gave each morning - so much that she missed a little extra work each day!  We will definitely sign up our son again!

--Parent of a Hudsonville camper

-It was great to see an emphasis on how athletes should behave and what's expected of a football player off the field. Our son learned a lot of fundamentals and gained confidence. To us, his confidence was worth every penny of the camp! He had a blast! 

--Parent of a Fenton camper

-I was VERY impressed with the Pre Camp parent meeting discussions. Straight talk on safety, injury and conditioning issues. Pleased to hear those issues taken head on. Very good public speaking pose and engagement by the coaches. I was impressed. 

--Parent of a Midland camper

-This camp must be the best camp ever for us as well as my son. It was absolutely fun, but not just fun.  My son learned many important things for his life, playing hard, sportsmanship, professional skills, and more. I think this camp will be unforgettable for him. I appreciate all coaches in Canton. They gave my son the wonderful experience.

--Parent of a Plymouth-Canton camper

-As a former college player and now high school coach I was very impressed with the camp. The drills, the instruction and the detailed explanation of the drills to the athletes. I even learned a drill that I brought back with me to do with my WR's. As a huge advocate of teaching at the youth level I loved the encouragement the staff gave to the young athletes.

--Parent of a Detroit camper

 -The boys left with a lot of football skills as well as a wealth of life skills and are still talking about goals! Love it! What a life changer for them!

--Parent of a Detroit camper