Courtesy of Camp Blodgett
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Grand Rapids Office - 1545 Buchanan Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Name: Andrea Robinson, Program Director
Camp Blodgett has been helping kids enjoy their summer on the shores of Lake Michigan for 95 years! Camp Blodgett serves children in Kent and Ottawa Counties. Camp Blodgett is located 45 minutes outside 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
- Team building and Tarzan swinging at the low ropes course
- Fun and challenging workshops, cabin activities and evening events
2016 Summer Camp Dates:
Session One - ages 8-13 - June 13 to 17 - Happy 95th Birthday Camp Blodgett!
Session Two - ages 11-13 - June 20 to 24 - Camp B's Got Talent
Session Three - ages 8-11 - June 27 to July 1 - SuperHeroes Week
Session Four - ages 11-13 - July 11 to 15 - Weird Science
Session Five - ages 8-11 - July 18 to 22 - Disney Week
Session Six - ages 8-13 - July 25 to 29 - Summer Olympics
Camp Blodgett also offers a 4-week academic camp, the Camp Blodgett Summer Academy, designed to minimize summer learning loss for children who will be entering grades 5-8 in the school year following their camp experience. This program runs during the regular camp program and is for children who are looking for academic assistance or an academic challenge during the summer months. Youth must apply and be accepted into the program, live in Kent or Ottawa County, commit to attending all 4 weeks of the program, agree to participate fully and cooperatively, and demonstrate economic need. Those interested are encouraged to apply during the winter months by calling the camp office or emailing the program director at the address below. Acceptance into the program is limited.
Financial Assistance: To ensure that all children have the opportunity to attend summer camp, fees for attending 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.
For more information, visit www.campblodgett.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to watch a video of what Camp Blodgett is like from a child's perspective: Camp Blodgett.
Girls Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore, Camp Anna Behrens
Courtesy of Girls Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore, Camp Anna Behrens
9841 Colby Rd
Greenville, MI 48838
Name: Demitria Gavit
Phone: 616.748.3341 ext 133
Scholarships are available to attend this camp.
Girls do not have to belong to a scout troop to attend Camp Anna Behrens. A $15 fee is added to the registration fee when girls who are not scouts sign up.
Our office is located at:
3275 Walker Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
John Ball Zoo Summer Zoo Camp
Courtesy of John Ball Zoo Summer Zoo Camp
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1300 W. Fulton St.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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.