Gearing up for the summer at Camp Blodgett

May 23rd, 2012 by GRCF

Camper registrations are already arriving at Camp Blodgett for summer camp 2012 and the hiring of summer staff is underway.  With six camp sessions planned for the summer there will be space for more kids than in past years. 

“Even with signs of an improving West Michigan economy there are still over 30,000 kids from Kent County families feeling a financial pinch," said Susan Doughty, Camp Blodgett’s Program Director. "So, we feel the pressure to expand our summer capacity. The challenge now is to get the word out to the families that there are summer programs that are affordable for everyone.” 

The fee for a 5-day residential camp session at Camp Blodgett starts at $35 for kids who are eligible for free or reduced cost lunch at school.  Plus, there are discounts for early registration and for students who had good grades and attendance during the school year. 

“If you have C’s and above for the current school year to date, you get $10 off your fee," said Doughty. "Straight A’s earns a $25 discount."

Registration forms are available on the camp website at and at the camp’s Grand Rapids office at 1545 Buchanan Avenue SW. 

Call 616-940-9874 for more information. 


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