Summer Latchkey Program

The Summer Learning Ladder offers a variety of fun activities for children 3 to 12 years of age. Children are given the opportunity to participate in arts and crafts, sports, games, hiking, community and nature exploration. 

The Summer Latchkey will host field trips each Wednesday throughout the season, utilizing Holly Area Schools buses for transportation. Field trips are optional and individually priced.

Summer Latchkey will be located at Patterson Elementary. Children attending Camp Explorer or Camp Invention, the half day Summer Learning Programs for children in grades PreK-8 provided free of charge by the Holly Area School district, can attend Summer Latchkey as well for additional child care if needed before and/or after the program hours.  Children attending the district's summer learning programs will receive a discounted $35 daily rate on those program days during the month of June.

  • The program will run Monday, June 10 - Friday, August 16 (Closed the week of July 4th).
  • The available attendance hours are 7:30am-5:30pm.
  • Tuition is prepaid weekly at the rate of $225.00 (sibling discounts are available). You can pre-pay the entire summer for a 5% discount! Please note, reimbursements are not made for non-attendance or any emergency program closure.
  • Once pre-registration fee is paid, you will receive your final registration packet. In this packet you can choose which full weeks you will attend.
  • Child Care Assistance payments are accepted. Please complete your application for assistance early. Families are responsible for any fees they may incur before DHS approval. DHS does not pay field trip fees.  

Registration Deadline: May 17, 2024
Registration Fee: $50
Late Registration Fee: $65

Holly Summer KIDS on a waterslide
Summer KIDS Field Trip



Amber Carmichael

Holly Area Schools
GSRP / Head Start / Preschool
Phone: 248.328.3021
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Susan Simms

Holly Area Schools
Early Childhood Principal
Phone: 248.328.3022