Academic Camps

Camp Blodgett

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Address

Grand Rapids Office - 528 Bridge St NW, Suite 6 Grand Rapids, MI 49504; Camp Blodgett - 10451 Lakeshore Drive, West Olive, MI 49460

Contact Information

Websites: http://www.campblodgett.org
https://www.facebook.com/campblodgett1921/
https://twitter.com/CampBlodgett
https://instagram.com/campblodgett/

Name: Brian Paul, Camp Director
Phone: 616-949-0780
Email:

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"Camp Blodgett has been helping kids enjoy their summer on the shores of Lake Michigan for more than 95 years! Camp Blodgett serves children in Kent and Ottawa Counties in West Michigan. Camp Blodgett is located 45 minutes west of Grand Rapids at 10451 Lakeshore Drive in West Olive.
At Camp Blodgett, you will enjoy:

- Biking to the scenic Kirk park
- Canoeing the inlets of Lake Michigan
- Swimming in the pool and Lake Michigan
- Target practice with archery
- Challenging your inner acrobat on the high rope courses and our NEW rock wall
- Team building and Tarzan swinging at the low ropes course
- Fun and challenging workshops, cabin activities and evening events

Financial Assistance: To ensure that all children have the opportunity to attend summer camp, fees for summer camp at Camp Blodgett are determined using a sliding fee scale based on family income and household size. Transportation is also provided to and from the camp from Grand Rapids for all campers.

Currently camp registration is closed. Camp Blodgett will not be offering camp in June, but is planning on offering some form of programming in July and August if we can do so safely and within any restrictions set by local and state government. For more information visit our website at www.campblodgett.org

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Camp Greenwood

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Address

13564 MacClain St. Gowen MI 49326

Contact Information

Websites: https://www.campgreenwood.org
https://www.facebook.com/campgreenwood

Name: Jake Dayringer, Camp Director
Phone: 616-754-7268
Email:

Details

Camp Greenwood transforms individuals by building relationships, preserving nature through education and conservation, and providing a setting where all can encounter God and experience spiritual growth.

To view the 2021 summer schedule, please click this link or visit campgreenwood.org/summer-camp/summer-camp

Office Hours: Monday - Wed, Friday 9am - 3pm

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Camp Michawana

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Address

5800 Head Lake Road
Hastings, MI 49058

Contact Information

Website: http://www.michawanacamp.org

Name: Carm Johnson, Development Ass't.
Phone: 269-623-5168 x11
Email:

Details

Beautiful 188 acres on Long Lake, Barry County. Week-long residential day camps for ages 6-17. Christian Education integrated into Bible teaching, Bible memory, high adventures, waterfront activities, boating, tubing, SUPs, target sports, archery tag, outpost overnight, teen leadership training, field games, court games, crafts, singing, mini golf, leisure activities, skill hour, camp fire, hiking, nature, and much more. Low camper counselor ratio, trained caring, counselors. Licensed for 175 campers per week. Everyone willing to follow guidelines is accepted. Follow up care given. Parents and campers love Camp Michawana.

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Gerber Scout Reservation

Contact Information

Website: https://michiganscouting.org/outdooradventures/properties/gerber-scout-reservation/

Name: Ryan Kriesch - Reservation Director/Program Director for President Ford Field Service Council
Phone: 231-894-4928
Email:

Details

Gerber offers many different year-round programs and are currently developing even more. We rent a large variety of our building out for your scouting events. More information are detailed below in the Year Round Programs and Services. If their is a program you would like to see offered reach out to the Reservation Director; we are always welcome to new ideas.

In recent years, Gerber Scout Reservation attendance has swelled from 900 in 1997 to over 2,500 in 2012. Much of this increase can be attributed to the 1998 initiation of the Betty Ford Cub Scout and Webelos Adventureland, a section of the camp dedicated to Cub Scouts. Gerber currently has the capacity to accommodate 425 Boy Scouts, 200 Cub Scouts each week or session.

Activities offered at the camp include the Waterfront, Climbing Tower/COPE, Scoutcraft, Handicraft, Environmental Resource Center, Archery, and Shooting Sports, and much more. The new facility on camp is our dining hall, named the Frank K. Merrill Centennial Dining Hall. Centennial Dining Lodge boasts state of the art facilities, a capacity of over 700, and a safe place to take shelter.

"Cub Scout Resident Camp 2019 Dates For 2nd and 3rd graders in the fall of 2019 To register for Cub Scout Resident Camp at Gerber Scout Reservation, please visit us at https://scoutingevent. com/272-gcrc19 Session #1 July 4 - 6, 2019; Session #2 July 25 - 27, 2019; Session #3 July 28 - 30, 2019; Session #4 July 31 - August 2, 2019; Session #5 August 4 -6, 2019; Session #6 August 7 - 9, 2019

Webelos Resident Camp 2019 Dates For 4th and 5th graders in the fall of 2019 To register for Webelos Resident Camp at Gerber Scout Reservation, please visit us at https://scoutingevent.com/272- gwrc19 Session #1 June 23 - 26, 2019; Session #2 June 26 - 29, 2019; Session #3 June 30 - July 3, 2019; Session #4 July 7 - 10, 2019; Session #5 July 10 - 13, 2019; Session #6 July 14 - 17, 2019; Session #7 July 17 - 20, 2019; Session #8 July 21 - 24, 2019

Gerber Scout Camp Set near Twin Lake, Michigan inside the Manistee Forest, Gerber Scout Reservation boasts an amazing amount of opportunities for Scouts. When you arrive at Gerber Scout Reservation, you can expect a fantastic week of Scout's learning not only Scout skills but, life-long skills in communication, sportsmanship, high self-esteem and leadership.

Programs are offered for both the first-year camper and the more experienced Scouts. From our highly visited Handicraft area to our Power Cut program where Scouts will mountain board and cycle, Gerber has something for every Scout.

Have first-year and even second-year Scouts that are looking to earn their first advancements towards Eagle Scout? Our Eagle Quest program is the headquarters specifically designed just for these Scouts. Maybe you are looking for something a bit more hands on? Gerber's welding, and metalworking Merit Badges are some of the many examples of the advancement being taught in the Skilled Trades Center.

And we haven't even mentioned the aquatics area yet. Gerber's Big Britton Lake hosts a huge variety of Merit Badges that may be difficult to earn anywhere else. From canoeing, rowing, small boat sailing, kayaking, and swimming our waterfront staff is excited to help your Scouts succeed. It doesn't matter if you're a first-year Scout or a Scout leader, all are welcome to come and test their skills at the waterfront.

Make Gerber Scout Reservation part of a Scout's summer fun!

Boy Scout Resident Camp 2019
Dates To register for Boy Scout Resident Camp at Gerber Scout Reservation, please visit us at https://scoutingevent.com/272-brcgsr19
Session #1 June 16 - 22, 2019; Session #2 June 23 - 29, 2019; Session #3 June 30 - July 6, 2019; Session #4 July 7 - 13, 2019; Session #5 July 14 - 20, 2019; Session #6 July 21 - 27, 2019; Session #7 July 29 - August 3, 2019

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John Ball Zoo Education

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Address

1300 W. Fulton St.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Contact Information

Websites: http://www.facebook.com/JBZSociety?ref=ts
http://www.jbzoo.org

Name: Rhiannon Mulligan
Phone: (616) 336-4300
Email:

Details

John Ball Zoo's Summer Zoo Camp is a unique, hands-on learning experience for children ages 3 years to those entering 9th grade! Each class follows a specific wildlife theme and uses a variety of methods to stimulate the learning process (role-playing, behind the scenes tours, games, stories, songs and more). Special projects are often brought home throughout the week. Each class has their own room with a qualified instructor and educational aide, and will frequently spend time in the zoo and park setting. Day camp and overnight programs are designed for the age students will be at the start of class or for the grade level students will be entering in fall. Class sizes are strictly limited to provide a high quality experience.

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Grand Rapids Community Foundation

185 Oakes St SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

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