Indian Trails Camp & IKUS Life Enrichment Services

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O-1859 Lake Michigan Drive
Grand Rapids, MI 49534

Contact Information


Name: Tim Hileman, Executive Director
Phone: 616.677.5251


Our Mission here at Indian Trails Camp & IKUS Life Enrichment Services is to provide individuals with disabilities an enriched life experience through recreation, advocacy and meaningful relationships.

Indian Trails is a remarkable facility that brings adaptive recreation to the lives of each camper. It is simple in theory, but daunting in task. Indian Trails offers a barrier-free camp setting in which those with disabilities can participate in all manner of activities the outside world is ill-equipped to provide. It is a place filled with fun, recreation and friendship. Campers learn perseverance, team-work and self-reliance. They leave for home loaded with love, respect, and memories.

Indian Trails Camp brings adaptive recreation to campers in a safe, barrier-free environment. Campers participate in a wide range of activities while learning perseverance, teamwork, and self-reliance and experiencing empowering fun and friendship. At the same time, their families and caregivers are afforded some much-needed rest. What's not to love?

Summer Camp Dates 2016:
Week 1: June 5-11th. Spirit Week. Adult Only
Week 2: June 12-18th. Wild West. Adult Only
Week 3: June 19-25th. Superheroes. Kids and Adults.
Week 4: June 26-July 2nd. stars and Stripes. Kids and Adults.
Week 5: July 10-16th. Color Wars. Adults Only.
Week 6: July 17-23rd. ITC All Stars - Sports Week. Adults Only.
Week 7: July 24-30th. Music Mania. Adults Only.
Week 8: August 7-13th. The Wonderful World of Disney. Kids and Adults.

Indian Trails accepts campers with a wide range of disabilities including Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy and Spina Bifida. Inclusion and mainstreaming play key roles in making campers feel a part of things. With a capacity of up to 84 coed participants per session and serving over 700 people per year, ITC welcomes campers aged 6 to 70 and beyond.

Program opportunities at Indian Trails Camp include organized activities in the areas of:

* Recreation
* Ropes Challenge
* Arts and Crafts
* Swimming
* Canoeing
* Archery
* Music and Drama

Additional components of the camp program include:

* Campouts
* Concerts
* Dances
* Hiking
* Hay Rides
* Talent Shows
* Carnivals
* Nature Studies

While summer camp is the main focus, Indian Trails also provides respite opportunities during the fall, winter and spring seasons. Respite weekends offer similar programs to those in the summer but with a seasonal emphasis. In addition, ITC offers Holiday Camp over the New Year holiday. This week-long program provides campers the opportunity to enjoy activities in great contrast to the summer sessions. Each session of camp is not only an opportunity for campers to partake in fun but also afford families and caregivers a much needed rest and vacation.

"Camp gives me a chance to explore new things... Camp does not hold me back from being me."

-- Joe M., Camper


Grand Rapids Community Foundation

185 Oakes St SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

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Grand Rapids Community Foundation's
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