Keys 2 Life Performing Arts Summer Camp


Ages 11-13


5-week Performing Arts Summer Day Camp
More info below!


June 26th to July 28th, 2023
Monday through Friday 9am-3pm EST


Northwest Activity Center

18100 Meyers Rd

Detroit, MI 48235

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Empower Your Child's Creative Journey

Welcome to Keys 2 Life Performing Arts Summer Camp, where youth ages 11-13 embark on an unforgettable creative adventure. Our mission is to inspire and empower the next generation of performers through a diverse range of performing arts experiences. A dynamic 5-week  "Day Camp" that builds on the success of The Yunion's Keys 2 Life Mentoring through Music after-school curriculum. Since its inception in 2010, Keys 2 Life has leveraged the power of music to teach vital life skills and prevent negative experiences such as substance abuse, pre-marital sex, and teen pregnancy. Our summer camp program is designed for middle school-age students with a strong passion for the performing arts and music industry. Join us for an intensive and immersive experience that will expand your child's skills, broaden their horizons, and set them on the path to success.


Each day of camp starts with a "pick me up" session led by our experienced instructors, program assistants, and life guides. These sessions are designed to set a central focus and establish clear goals for the day ahead. Campers can expect to participate in fun and interactive activities that will get them energized and ready to take on the day. In addition, we will be holding life skills classes in small groups to help equip and empower campers with the tools they'll need to make healthy life choices and confidently navigate through obstacles and challenges. Join us for an unforgettable summer experience filled with creativity, learning, and personal growth.

The K2L Summer Camp will focus on fun, creative pathways such as Beat Making, Song Writing, Dance, Theatre, and Instrumentation.  These track classes are presented by our instructors to teach techniques in the various performing arts fields. Live session feedback will be offered after the class session time with instructors, tech support, and program assistants to guarantee that each person is achieving the goal of every lesson. Closeout sessions will include open mic talent show time, acknowledgments and shout-outs, and announcements to keep us all on task. Programming will run 5 days a week, Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm EST for 5 consecutive weeks.

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The Keys 2 Life Summer Camp will provide participants with evidence-based prevention curriculum while encouraging, educating, and empowering youth through key principles in the arts. Returning students will participate in leadership development training and/or prevention and life skills curriculum. Students will be placed with a professionally trained instructor that will help nurture their talents and abilities in their specific area of interest. Those who commit to this program will be enriched socially, academically, psychologically, and of course artistically.


The Keys 2 Life Summer Camp is focused on the development of the whole child. The sessions take a multi-faceted approach to include music and artistic development as well as youth development.

  • Music Production

  • Beat Making

  • Recording

  • Acting

  • Dancing

  • Song Writing

  • Spoken Word Poetry

  • Mixing & Editing

  • Performing

  • Instrumentation

  • Leadership Development

  • Prevention Skills

  • Life Skills Training

  • Evidence-Based Training

  • Artistic Development


Here are some benefits for children who attend the Keys2Life Summer Camp.


You know the WHO, WHAT, WHERE, and WHEN, Here is the WHY.

  • Arts Influence

    Increased knowledge of music’s influence on ideas about self and on decision-making.

  • Risk Awareness

    Increased knowledge of risk factors associated with HIV, other sexually transmitted diseases, and substance abuse.

  • Self Growth

    Development of self-motivation, self-confidence, and positive decision making skills.

  • Industry Exposure

    Exposure to various aspects of the music industry and performing arts (writing, recording, production, instruments, performance, marketing, etc.).

  • Portfolio Development

    Development of portfolio and audition materials to support future endeavors in the arts.

11-13 yrs old

Due to the intensive instruction and fast paced learning environment of our camp, enrollment is geared towards students who are ages 11-13. Students must be entering into the fifth grade or higher in the Fall of 2023 and proof of age is required. Students will be required to demonstrate a willingness to learn and grow and are expected to be timely, professional, and adaptable to a fast-paced environment.

Only students with a strong interest in the performing arts should apply for this camp.

Enrollment is first come first serve so we encourage you to submit as early as possible.