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					2009 SUMMER CAMPS

RESIDENTIAL CAMPS
Camp Chickagami ................................................................................................ 3 Adventure Learning Center ................................................................................. 3 Anna Behrens ....................................................................................................... 4 Blandford Nature Center ...................................................................................... 4 Brooke Cherith Camp .......................................................................................... 4 Camp Anew ........................................................................................................... 4 Camp Kidwell ........................................................................................................ 5 Camp Blodgett ...................................................................................................... 5 Camp Living Waters ............................................................................................. 5 Camp Merrie Woode ............................................................................................. 6 Camp Midicha (American Diabetes Association) .............................................. 6 Camp Roger .......................................................................................................... 6 Camp Shawadasee ............................................................................................... 7 Camp Tall Turf ...................................................................................................... 7 Camp Wagner ....................................................................................................... 8 Cedar Lodge ......................................................................................................... 8 Circle Pines Center .............................................................................................. 8 CYC - Camp Rosenthal ........................................................................................ 9 Greenwoods Camp & The Grove ........................................................................ 9 Greenwood Presbyterian Camp .......................................................................... 9 Habonim Camp Tavor ........................................................................................ 10 Lake of the Woods Camp & Glen ...................................................................... 10 Little Pine Island Camp ...................................................................................... 11 Mystic Lake YMCA Camp................................................................................... 11 NCCS Camp Newaygo ....................................................................................... 11 Pine Trail Camp .................................................................................................. 12 Presbyterian Camps ........................................................................................... 12 Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center .............................................................. 12 SpringHill Camps ............................................................................................... 13 Tower Hill Camp & Retreat Center .................................................................... 13 Van Buren Youth Camp ..................................................................................... 14 YMCA Camp Eberhart ........................................................................................ 14 YMCA Camp Echo .............................................................................................. 14 YMCA Camp Manitou Lin ................................................................................... 15 YMCA Camp Pendalouan................................................................................... 15 YMCA Camp Pinewood ...................................................................................... 16 YMCA Programs ................................................................................................. 16

LOCAL FITNESS CENTER CAMPS ...................................... 16 LOCAL BUSINESS SPONSORED CAMPS ........................... 16 UNIVERSITY SPONSORED & EDUCATIONAL CAMPS ...... 17
Aquinas College ................................................................................................. 17 Calvin College..................................................................................................... 17 Cornerstone University ...................................................................................... 17 Ferris State University ....................................................................................... 18 Grand Valley State University ........................................................................... 18 Hope College ...................................................................................................... 19

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Kendall College of Art & Design ....................................................................... 19 Michigan State University .................................................................................. 19 University of Michigan Camps .......................................................................... 19

OTHER CAMPS ...................................................................... 19
Microsoft DigiGirlz Technology Camp ............................................................. 19 National Geographic Student Expeditions ....................................................... 20 Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Summer Camps .................................................. 20 Surrounding area public schools and their web sites for programs run through community education .......................................................................... 20 Libraries .............................................................................................................. 20 Work Place Options ........................................................................................... 20 The Family Helper Database.............................................................................. 21 Kids Rock Summer Camp.................................................................................. 21 Gall Sewing Center ............................................................................................. 21

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SUMMER CAMPS
4-H Great Lakes Natural Resources Camp Camp Chickagami Presque Isle, Michigan
Description: 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp is an annual MSY pre-collage program held in late July or early August on the northern shores of Lake Huron in Presque Isle, Michigan. This camp provides teens from across the state the opportunity to have fun in the great outdoors and to: -Increase awareness, appreciation and understanding of natural resources ecology and management. -Learn to enjoy, teach about and provide leadership in natural resources, especially the aquatic environment and the Great Lakes -Be motivated and see value in becoming good stewards in local natural resources projects -Develop career and personal interests in natural resources ecology and management Camp Chikagami is located along Lake Huron in the northeast corner of the Lower Peninsula in Presque Isle (between Rogers City and Alpena.) The state-licensed camp has dormitory-style housing, small cabins, a dining hall, and toilet and shower facilities. Meals will be prepared and served in the dining hall by a qualified cook. Resident Camp Gender, Families, Single Adults, or Seniors & Ages: This camp is designed for Michigan teens who will be ages 13 to 15 on Jan. 1, 2009*. You do not need to be a 4-H member to attend. You’ll learn about natural resources and management issues, especially those related to the aquatic environment and the Great Lakes. A limited number of camp counselors ages 16 and older will be selected by the camp direction and assistant director to serve as camp counselors. *(Note: If you will th only by 12 during camp but will enter 8 grade in the fall, you may still apply.) Session Length: August 2 – August 8, 2009 Fees: For more information about 4-H and 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp, contact the Kent County MSU extension office or log on to: webone.msue.msu.edu/msue/cyf/youth/glnrc.html for more information.

Adventure Learning Center
Description: The Adventure Learning Center provides a safe, fun camp environment for youth experiencing emotional and behavioral disorders or challenges. Day Camp and Resident Camp Gender: Coed, Boys Only, Girls Only Families, Single Adults, or Seniors: Ages: Coed from 5 to 17; Boys Only from 13 to 16; Girls Only from 13 to 16 Session Length: Partial week, 1 week sessions Day Camp Fees: Approximately $76 To $200 per week Residential Camp Fees: Approximately $651 To $800 per week Financial Aid: Available Season: June through August Featured Activities: Arts and Crafts, Backpacking, Camping Skills/Outdoor Living, Canoeing, Challenge/Rope Courses, Climbing/Rappelling, Hiking, Recreational Swimming, Team Building, Wilderness Trips Other Activities: Archery, Counselor Training (CIT)

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Special Needs: Attention Deficit Disorder Specialty Clientele: Behavioral Problems, Emotional Problems, Youth at Risk Visit web site

Anna Behrens
Description: A safe, totally experiential, rustic outdoor experience for girls to grow into strong young women. Residential and/or Day Camp: Resident (overnight) Camp Gender: Girls Only Families, Single Adults, or Seniors: Ages: Girls Only from 6 to 16 Session Length: Partial week, 1, 2 week sessions Residential Camp Fees: Approximately $76 To $200, $201 To $350, $351 To $500 per week Financial Aid: Available Season: June through August Featured Activities: Aquatic Activities, Archery, Backpacking, Bicycling/Biking, Camping Skills/Outdoor Living, Canoeing, Counselor Training (CIT), Hiking, Horseback Riding (Western), Recreational Swimming Visit web site

Blandford Nature Center
Summer day camps will be available for children ages 3-12 from June 17-July 29; camp offerings include week long, full day, and half day experiences. Pre-registration is required. A drop-in gardening program for children ages 6-11 will be available weekly. Youth work day volunteer opportunities are also available weekly for ages 11-18. For more information contact Blandford Nature Center & Mixed Greens 616.735.6240. Visit web site

Brooke Cherith Camp
Description: Camp Cherith program is nondenominational. 300 acres on a private lake. Holiday family camp weekends. Available for church rentals. Residential and/or Day Camp: Resident (overnight) Camp Gender: Coed, Boys Only, Girls Only Families, Single Adults, or Seniors: Family Sessions, Seniors, Single Adults Ages: Coed from 7 to 18; Boys Only from 7 to 18; Girls Only from 7 to 18 Session Length: Partial week, 1, 6 week sessions Residential Camp Fees: Approximately $201 To $350 per week Season: April through October Cultural Focus: Christianity Targeted Focus: Equestrian Camp Featured Activities: Archery, Arts and Crafts, Camping Skills/Outdoor Living, Climbing/Rappelling, Counselor Training (CIT), Fishing, Horseback Riding (Western), Religious Study, Riflery, Recreational Swimming Visit web site

Camp Anew
Description: To help children cope with grief and to assist them in their grief journey from a

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Christian, faith-based perspective; To provide a special place where children are able to share their feelings and story with others and ask questions; To provide meaningful activities in which to remember and celebrate the lives of their loved ones; and To offer a safe place where grieving children can engage in fun camp activities. Residential and/or Day Camp: Resident (overnight) Camp Gender: Coed Ages: Coed from 6 to 12; teens ages 13 to 17 Session Length: 1 4-day, 3-night Residential Camp Fees: Approximately $250 Season: July 8th-11th 2008. Featured Activities: Climbing Walls, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Tubing, and Zip Line. Visit web site

Camp Kidwell
Description: Providing an extraordinary camping experience to youth and to be a valued resource to youth, families, 4-H, schools, and organizations throughout the region. Residential and/or Day Camp: Day Camp and Resident Camp Gender: Coed Families, Single Adults, or Seniors: Family Sessions Ages: Coed from 5 to 15; Session Length: Partial week, 1 week sessions Day Camp Fees: Approximately $76 To $200 per week Residential Camp Fees: Approximately $201 To $350 per week Financial Aid: Available Season: April through October Targeted Focus: Equestrian Camp Featured Activities: Archery, Canoeing, Challenge/Rope Courses, Climbing/Rappelling, Hiking, Horseback Riding (Western), Kayaking, Nature/Environmental Studies, Recreational Swimming, Team Building Other Activities: Aquatic Activities, Arts and Crafts, Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Boating, Camping Skills/Outdoor Living, Dance, Drama, Fishing, Horseback Riding (English), Riflery, Soccer, Team Field Sports, Instructional Swimming Specialty Clientele: Inclusion/Mainstreaming, Youth at Risk Visit web site

Camp Blodgett
Description: For over 87 years, Camp Blodgett has been serving young people in Kent County with superior programs and exhilarating summer camp adventures. Residential and/or Day Camp: Resident (overnight) Camp Gender: Coed Ages: 8 to 13; Session Length: 1 week sessions Residential Camp Fees: Based on income, please contact Camp Blodgett for more information regarding cost Featured Activities: Arts and crafts, biking, campfires, hiking & canoeing, ropes, sports, swimming Visit web site

Camp Living Waters
Description: Christian camping in the midst of the Pere Marquette State Forest. Learn about God's

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love in the great outdoors. Residential and/or Day Camp: Resident (overnight) Camp Gender: Coed Families, Single Adults, or Seniors: Ages: Coed from 8 to 17; Session Length: 1 week sessions Residential Camp Fees: Approximately $76 To $200, $201 To $350 per week Cultural Focus: Christianity Featured Activities: Archery, Arts and Crafts, Basketball, Canoeing, Drama, Hiking, Horseback Riding (Western), Nature/Environmental Studies, Riflery, Recreational Swimming Other Activities: Academics, Baseball/Softball, Boating, Photography, Soccer, Team Building Visit web site

Camp Merrie Woode
Description: Girl Scout camp housed on 216 wooded and hilly acres. Girls can spend their days swimming, horseback riding, hiking and having fun. Non-Girl Scouts welcome. Residential and/or Day Camp: Day Camp and Resident Camp Gender: Girls Only Families, Single Adults, or Seniors: Ages: Girls Only from 7 to 17 Session Length: Partial week, 1, 2, 3 week sessions Residential Camp Fees: Approximately $76 To $200, $201 To $350, $351 To $500 per week Financial Aid: Available Season: June through August Featured Activities: Aerobics/Exercise, Aquatic Activities, Boating, Canoeing, Horseback Riding (Western), Nature/Environmental Studies, Recreational Swimming, Travel/Tour Other Activities: Camping Skills/Outdoor Living Visit web site

Camp Midicha (American Diabetes Association)
Description: Come Share the Adventure! - one week of something extraordinary and a lifetime of memories. The American Diabetes Association’s Camp Midicha has many fun and exciting activities for children and teenagers with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Residential and/or Day Camp: Both Ages: 5 to 17 Session Length: 6 days or 3 daytime sessions Camp Fees: $235-$650 Season: April through October Special Needs: Diabetes Featured Activities: archery, aqua jump, banana tubing, canoeing, climbing tower, dune buggy ride, fishing, high ropes course, hiking, horesbackriding, kayaking, mountain biking, nature exploration, sailing, swimming, and white water rafting. Visit web site

Camp Roger
Description: Explore God's world, discover God's love. Providing Christian growth-adventures; nurturing relationships with God, others, creation, and developing independence. Residential and/or Day Camp: Resident (overnight) Camp Gender: Coed Families, Single Adults, or Seniors: Ages: Coed from 8 to 14;

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Session Length: Partial week, 1 week sessions Residential Camp Fees: Approximately $201 To $350 per week Season: June through August Special Needs: Nut free camps, inclusion program for kids with special needs Cultural Focus: Christianity Featured Activities: Archery, Arts and Crafts, Backpacking, Camping Skills/Outdoor Living, Challenge/Rope Courses, Hiking, Nature/Environmental Studies, Riflery, Recreational Swimming, Team Building Visit web site

Camp Shawadasee
Description: Beautiful lake setting where girls experience the fun, adventures and traditions of camp. Committed and caring staff. Residential and/or Day Camp: Resident (overnight) Camp Gender: Girls Only Families, Single Adults, or Seniors: Ages: Girls Only from 6 to 17 Session Length: Partial week, 1 week sessions Residential Camp Fees: Approximately $76 To $200, $201 To $350 per week Financial Aid: Available Season: June through August Featured Activities: Arts and Crafts, Boating, Camping Skills/Outdoor Living, Counselor Training (CIT), Drama, Field Trips, Leadership Development, Nature/Environmental Studies, Recreational Swimming, Team Building Other Activities: Aquatic Activities, Archery, Canoeing, Challenge/Rope Courses, Community Service, Dance, Drawing/Painting, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding (English), International Culture, Kayaking, Performing Arts, Sailing, Team Field Sports Specialty Clientele: Inclusion/Mainstreaming, Travel Camp, Youth at Risk Visit web site

Camp Tall Turf
Description: Christian ministry of reconciliation providing camps & community based follow-up programs primarily for inner-city youth and single parent families. Residential and/or Day Camp: Resident (overnight) Camp Gender: Coed, Boys Only, Girls Only Families, Single Adults, or Seniors: Family Sessions Ages: Coed from 8 to 16; Boys Only from 8 to 16; Girls Only from 8 to 16 Session Length: 1 week sessions Residential Camp Fees: Camp fees are on a sliding scale based on family size and income Transportation: Available Financial Aid: Available Season: June through August Cultural Focus: Christianity Featured Activities: Aquatic Activities, Archery, Camping Skills/Outdoor Living, Canoeing, Challenge/Rope Courses, Community Service, Leadership Development, Music, Nature/Environmental Studies, Team Building Other Activities: Arts and Crafts, Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Counselor Training (CIT), Dance, Drama, Drawing/Painting, Field Trips, Fishing, Hiking, Performing Arts, Photography, Religious Study, Team Field Sports, Recreational Swimming, Travel/Tour, Wilderness Trips

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Special Needs: Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma and Respiratory Ailments Specialty Clientele: Travel Camp, Youth at Risk Visit web site

Camp Wagner
Residential and/or Day Camp: Resident (overnight) Camp Gender: Coed Families, Single Adults, or Seniors: Ages: Coed from 8 to 15; Session Length: 5 week sessions Residential Camp Fees: Approximately $76 To $200 per week Featured Activities: Arts and Crafts, Basketball, Clowning, Drama, Leadership Development, Music, Religious Study, Team Field Sports, Recreational Swimming Other Activities: Aerobics/Exercise, Aquatic Activities, Baseball/Softball, Community Service, Counselor Training (CIT), Golf, Language Studies, Nature/Environmental Studies, Skating For more information please call Gail Ellis at 269-476-2550.

Cedar Lodge
Description: Small, family owned camp in SW MI. Strong Equestrian camp with diverse general camp programs. Jumping, vaulting, Polo, overnights, show team. Great References. Residential and/or Day Camp: Day Camp and Resident Camp Gender: Coed Families, Single Adults, or Seniors: Ages: Coed from 8 to 16; Session Length: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 week sessions Day Camp Fees: Approximately $320 Residential Camp Fees: Approximately $540 To $3,970 for an 8 week session Season: June through August Targeted Focus: Equestrian Camp, Sports Camp Featured Activities: Aquatic Activities, Archery, Arts and Crafts, Bicycling/Biking, Boating, Horseback Riding (English), Horseback Riding (Western), Music, Performing Arts, Instructional Swimming Other Activities: Aerobics/Exercise, Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Camping Skills/Outdoor Living, Canoeing, Ceramics/Pottery, Clowning, Counselor Training (CIT), Dance, Drama, Drawing/Painting, Farming/Ranching/Gardening, Field Trips, Fishing, Football, Gymnastics, Hiking, International Culture, Kayaking, Nature/Environmental Studies, Photography, Radio/TV/Video, Sailing, Soccer, Team Field Sports, Team Building, Tennis Specialty Clientele: Campers from Outside the U.S. Visit web site

Circle Pines Center
Description: Peace, Justice, ecology and cooperation. Co-op camp on 300 acres. Safe and accepting environment. Residential and/or Day Camp: Resident (overnight) Camp Gender: Coed Families, Single Adults, or Seniors: Family Sessions Ages: Coed from 7 to 17; Session Length: 1, 2, 4 week sessions Residential Camp Fees: $201 To $350 per week Transportation: Available Financial Aid: Available

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Featured Activities: Arts and Crafts, Canoeing, Ceramics/Pottery, Community Service, Counselor Training (CIT), Drama, Farming/Ranching/Gardening, Hiking, Nature/Environmental Studies, Recreational Swimming Other Activities: Camping Skills/Outdoor Living, Dance, Music, Photography, Soccer, Team Field Sports, Instructional Swimming, Team Building, Visit web site

CYC - Camp Rosenthal
Description: To provide children an opportunity for at-risk and low income children to learn & improve in a variety of educational, recreational, & outdoor related skills in a group living experience. Residential and/or Day Camp: Resident (overnight) Camp Gender: Coed, Boys Only, Girls Only Families, Single Adults, or Seniors: Ages: Coed from 8 to 14; Boys Only from 7 to 12; Girls Only from 13 to 15 Session Length: 1, 2 week sessions Residential Camp Fees: Sliding scale based on income Transportation: Available Financial Aid: Available Season: June through September Cultural Focus: African American Culture Featured Activities: Archery, Arts and Crafts, Bicycling/Biking, Camping Skills/Outdoor Living, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Model Rocketry, Nature/Environmental Studies, Radio/TV/Video Other Activities: Counselor Training (CIT), Dance, Drama, Music, Photography, Recreational Swimming Specialty Clientele: Youth at Risk Visit web site

Greenwoods Camp & The Grove
Description: We promote individual growth & achievement. 40+ activities, campers customize their own program 1:3 staff/camper ratio Residential and/or Day Camp: Resident (overnight) Camp Gender: Boys Only Families, Single Adults, or Seniors: Family Sessions Ages: Boys Only from 7 to 15; Session Length: 2, 4, 8 week sessions Residential Camp Fees: Approximately $501 To $650, More Than $800 per week Transportation: Available Season: June through August Featured Activities: Archery, Basketball, Canoeing, Climbing/Rappelling, Golf, Horseback Riding (Western), Sailing, Tennis, Water Skiing, Wind Surfing Other Activities: Academics, Arts and Crafts, Baseball/Softball, Camping Skills/Outdoor Living, Challenge/Rope Courses, Computer, Counselor Training (CIT), Dance, Drama, Fishing, Gymnastics, Horseback Riding (English), Kayaking, Model Rocketry, Performing Arts, Riflery, Soccer, Team Field Sports, Instructional Swimming, Recreational Swimming Visit web site

Greenwood Presbyterian Camp
Description: Camping that encourages Christian growth, models acceptance of individuals and nurtures out-of-door friendship as a place to encounter and enjoy God's creation. Residential and/or Day Camp: Resident (overnight) Camp Gender: Coed

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Families, Single Adults, or Seniors: Family Sessions Ages: Coed from 5 to 18; Session Length: Partial week, 1, 2 week sessions Camp Fees: Approximately $90 to $450 Financial Aid: Available Season: June through August Cultural Focus: Christianity Featured Activities: Archery, Arts and Crafts, Backpacking, Bicycling/Biking, Camping Skills/Outdoor Living, Canoeing, Challenge/Rope Courses, Music, Religious Study, Recreational Swimming Other Activities: Aquatic Activities, Boating, Counselor Training (CIT), Field Trips, Leadership Development, Nature/Environmental Studies, Team Field Sports, Team Building. Visit web site

Habonim Camp Tavor
Description: We create empowered Jewish youth in a caring, committed safe environment using leadership skills for boys & girls ages 9 thru 17. Residential and/or Day Camp: Resident (overnight) Camp Gender: Coed Families, Single Adults, or Seniors: Ages: Coed from 9 to 17; Session Length: 2, 3, 4 week sessions Residential Camp Fees: Approximately $1,700 to $2,150 Transportation: Available Season: June through August Cultural Focus: Jewish American Tradition Featured Activities: Arts and Crafts, Basketball, Community Service, Counselor Training (CIT), Dance, Farming/Ranching/Gardening, International Culture, Nature/Environmental Studies Other Activities: Aerobics/Exercise, Aquatic Activities, Baseball/Softball, Boating, Camping Skills/Outdoor Living, Canoeing, Drama, Drawing/Painting, Field Trips, Fishing, Hiking, Language Studies, Leadership Development, Photography, Radio/TV/Video, Soccer, Team Field Sports, Recreational Swimming, Team Building, Tennis Visit web site

Lake of the Woods Camp & Glen
Description: We promote individual growth. 40+ activities, campers design their own program. 1:3 staff to camper ratio, amazing facilities. Residential and/or Day Camp: Resident (overnight) Camp Gender: Boys Only, Girls Only Families, Single Adults, or Seniors: Family Sessions Ages: Boys Only from 7 to 15; Girls Only from 7 to 15 Session Length: 2, 4, 8 week sessions Residential Camp Fees: $4,350 for 1st or 2nd session, $7,250 for full session Transportation: Available Season: June through August Featured Activities: Arts and Crafts, Climbing/Rappelling, Drama, Gymnastics, Horseback Riding (English), Horseback Riding (Western), Sailing, Tennis, Water Skiing, Wind Surfing Other Activities: Academics, Aerobics/Exercise, Archery, Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Camping Skills/Outdoor Living, Canoeing, Challenge/Rope Courses, Ceramics/Pottery, Computer, Counselor Training (CIT), Dance, Drawing/Painting, Football, Golf, Kayaking, Model Rocketry, Performing Arts, Riflery, Soccer, Team Field Sports, Instructional Swimming, Recreational Swimming Visit web site

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Little Pine Island Camp
Description: West Michigan's best kept secret for year round retreats & summer camping for children in need. Residential and/or Day Camp: Resident (overnight) Camp Gender: Coed Families, Single Adults, or Seniors: Family Sessions, Seniors Ages: Coed from 7 to 16; Session Length: Partial week, 1, 2 week sessions Residential Camp Fees: Approximately $50 Transportation: Available Financial Aid: Available Season: June through August Cultural Focus: Christianity Featured Activities: Aquatic Activities, Camping Skills/Outdoor Living, Challenge/Rope Courses, Leadership Development, Music, Nature/Environmental Studies, Religious Study, Team Field Sports, Recreational Swimming, Team Building Other Activities: Archery, Arts and Crafts, Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Boating, Canoeing, Drama, Drawing/Painting, Fishing, Hiking, Model Rocketry, Performing Arts, Photography, Riflery, Soccer, Tennis Specialty Clientele: Youth at Risk Visit web site

Mystic Lake YMCA Camp
Description: 600 acres private land 90 acre private lake campers thrive in noncompetitive atmosphere traditional camping programs specialty camps technical tree climbing Residential and/or Day Camp: Resident (overnight) Camp Gender: Coed Families, Single Adults, or Seniors: Family Sessions Ages: Coed from 6 to 17; Session Length: Partial week, 1, 2, 3 week sessions Residential Camp Fees: Approximately $220 To $350, $351 To $500 per week Transportation: Available Financial Aid: Available Featured Activities: Archery, Arts and Crafts, Boating, Challenge/Rope Courses, Climbing/Rappelling, Counselor Training (CIT), Horseback Riding (Western), Nature/Environmental Studies, Recreational Swimming, Wilderness Trips Other Activities: Backpacking, Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Camping Skills/Outdoor Living, Canoeing, Drama, Drawing/Painting, Field Trips, Fishing, Football, Golf, Hiking, Hockey, International Culture, Leadership Development, Sailing, Snow Sports, Soccer, Team Building, Travel/Tour Specialty Clientele: Inclusion/Mainstreaming Visit web site

NCCS Camp Newaygo
Description: Fantastic girls only programs which foster exploration, creativity and cooperation among individuals and communities in the natural environment. Residential and/or Day Camp: Day Camp and Resident Camp Gender: Coed, Girls Only Families, Single Adults, or Seniors: Family Sessions, Seniors, Single Adults Ages: Coed from 5 to 9; Girls Only from 7 to 17 Session Length: Partial week, 1, 2, 3, 4 week sessions

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Day Camp Fees: $76 To $200 per week Residential Camp Fees: Approximately $298 to $798 Season: May through November Featured Activities: Aquatic Activities, Arts and Crafts, Backpacking, Ceramics/Pottery, Horseback Riding (Western), Kayaking, Photography, Sailing, Wilderness Trips Other Activities: Aerobics/Exercise, Archery, Basketball, Boating, Camping Skills/Outdoor Living, Canoeing, Challenge/Rope Courses, Clowning, Community Service, Counselor Training (CIT), Dance, Drama, Drawing/Painting, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding (English), International Culture, Leadership Development, Music, Nature/Environmental Studies, Performing Arts, Rafting, Soccer, Team Field Sports, Instructional Swimming, Recreational Swimming, Team Building, Tennis, Wind Surfing Visit web site

Pine Trail Camp
Residential and/or Day Camp: Resident (overnight) Camp Gender: Coed Families, Single Adults, or Seniors: Ages: Coed from 7 to 17; Session Length: 1 week sessions Residential Camp Fees: Approximately $76 To $200 per week Season: June through August Featured Activities: Archery, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Religious Study, Sailing, Snow Sports, Team Field Sports, Recreational Swimming Other Activities: Arts and Crafts, Team Building Visit web site

Presbyterian Camps
Description: Lake Michigan Shorefront. Special rustic setting within the city limits of Saugatuck. Residential and/or Day Camp: Resident (overnight) Camp Gender: Coed, Boys Only, Girls Only Families, Single Adults, or Seniors: Family Sessions, Seniors, Single Adults Ages: Coed from 7 to 18; Boys Only from 7 to 18; Girls Only from 7 to 18 Session Length: Partial week, 1 week sessions Residential Camp Fees: Approximately $175 to $700 Season: June through August Cultural Focus: Christianity Featured Activities: Archery, Arts and Crafts, Camping Skills/Outdoor Living, Canoeing, Hiking, Leadership Development, Nature/Environmental Studies, Religious Study, Recreational Swimming, Team Building Other Activities: Challenge/Rope Courses, Climbing/Rappelling, Kayaking Visit web site

Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center
Description: Great indoor and outdoor facilities for resident and day campers who enjoy climbing, boating, swimming, horses, aviation, theatre, dance, skatepark, and more. Residential and/or Day Camp: Day Camp and Resident Camp Gender: Coed Families, Single Adults, or Seniors: Family Sessions, Seniors, Single Adults Ages: Coed from 6 to 16; Session Length: Partial week, 1, 2 week sessions, Day camp Camp Fees: Approximately $175 to $500

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Financial Aid: Available Season: June through August Featured Activities: Aquatic Activities, Aviation, Challenge/Rope Courses, Climbing/Rappelling, Counselor Training (CIT), Dance, Horseback Riding (Western), Leadership Development, Performing Arts, Skating Other Activities: Archery, Arts and Crafts, Backpacking, Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Boating, Camping Skills/Outdoor Living, Canoeing, Ceramics/Pottery, Community Service, Drama, Drawing/Painting, Field Trips, Fishing, Football, Golf, Hiking, Hockey, Horseback Riding (English), International Culture, Kayaking, Model Rocketry, Nature/Environmental Studies, Photography, Sailing, Soccer, Team Field Sports, Recreational Swimming, Team Building, Tennis, Travel/Tour Visit web site

SpringHill Camps
Description: A place where children, teens, and young adults can have the time of their life Residential and/or Day Camp: Resident (overnight) Camp Gender: Coed, Boys Only, Girls Only Families, Single Adults, or Seniors: Ages: Coed from 7 to 17; Boys Only from 7 to 17; Girls Only from 7 to 17 Session Length: 1, 2, or 3 week sessions Residential Camp Fees: Less Approximately $299 to $600 per week Financial Aid: Available Season: June through August Cultural Focus: Christianity Featured Activities: Aquatic Activities, Arts and Crafts, Basketball, Challenge/Rope Courses, Climbing/Rappelling, Drama, Horseback Riding (Western), Soccer, Tennis, Wilderness Trips Other Activities: Archery, Backpacking, Bicycling/Biking, Camping Skills/Outdoor Living, Canoeing, Ceramics/Pottery, Clowning, Dance, Drawing/Painting, Golf, Gymnastics, Hiking, Kayaking, Leadership Development, Nature/Environmental Studies, Performing Arts, Rafting, Religious Study, Riflery, Skating, Team Field Sports, Recreational Swimming, Team Building, Travel/Tour, Water Skiing Special Needs: Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma and Respiratory Ailments, Autism, Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Diabetes, Down's Syndrome, Epilepsy, Hearing Impairment, Heart Defects, HIV/AIDS, Mental Retardation, Limited Mobility, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Speech/Communication Impairment, Spina Bifida, Visual Impairment/Blind Specialty Clientele: Emotional Problems, Inclusion/Mainstreaming, Travel Camp, Youth at Risk Visit web site

Tower Hill Camp & Retreat Center
Description: Programming that gives the participants an opportunity to 'stretch' themselves, to be creative, to try new ways to 'play', and to push one's boundaries. Residential and/or Day Camp: Resident (overnight) Camp Gender: Coed Families, Single Adults, or Seniors: Family Sessions, Seniors, Single Adults Ages: Coed from 5 to 18; Session Length: Partial week, 1 week sessions Residential Camp Fees: Approximately $128 to $400 Season: June through August Cultural Focus: Christianity Featured Activities: Archery, Arts and Crafts, Challenge/Rope Courses, Climbing/Rappelling, Counselor Training (CIT), Religious Study, Team Field Sports, Recreational Swimming, Team Building

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Other Activities: Aerobics/Exercise, Aquatic Activities, Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Dance, Drama, Drawing/Painting, Hiking, Leadership Development, Music, Nature/Environmental Studies, Performing Arts, Soccer, Tennis Visit web site

Van Buren Youth Camp
Description: Traditional recreational youth camp with leadership focus. Residential and/or Day Camp: Resident (overnight) Camp Gender: Coed Families, Single Adults, or Seniors: Ages: Coed from 8 to 17; Session Length: 1 week sessions Camp Fees: Approximately $99 to $275 Financial Aid: Available Season: June through August Featured Activities: Archery, Arts and Crafts, Canoeing, Leadership Development, Nature/Environmental Studies, Riflery, Recreational Swimming Other Activities: Aquatic Activities, Camping Skills/Outdoor Living, Community Service, Counselor Training (CIT), Dance, International Culture, Team Field Sports, Team Building Visit web site

YMCA Camp Eberhart
Description: Recreational skill proficiency development. Astronomy observatory, windsurfing, sailing, horseback, waterskiing. Residential and/or Day Camp: Day Camp and Resident Camp Gender: Coed, Boys Only, Girls Only Families, Single Adults, or Seniors: Family Sessions, Single Adults Ages: Coed from 7 to 16; Boys Only from 7 to 16; Girls Only from 7 to 16 Session Length: Partial week, 1 week sessions Day Camp Fees: $76 To $200 per week Residential Camp Fees: Approximately $371 to $550 per week Financial Aid: Available Season: June through August Cultural Focus: Christianity Targeted Focus: Equestrian Camp Featured Activities: Canoeing, Challenge/Rope Courses, Horseback Riding (Western), Model Rocketry, Photography, Riflery, Sailing, Recreational Swimming, Water Skiing, Wind Surfing Other Activities: Aquatic Activities, Archery, Arts and Crafts, Basketball, Boating, Camping Skills/Outdoor Living, Climbing/Rappelling, Counselor Training (CIT), Drawing/Painting, Fishing, Horseback Riding (English), International Culture, Kayaking, Leadership Development, Nature/Environmental Studies, Skating, Snow Sports, Soccer, Instructional Swimming, Team Building, Tennis Specialty Clientele: Campers from Outside the U.S. Visit web site

YMCA Camp Echo
Description: We promote character development, celebrate diversity, encourage service learning, and teach leadership skills while protecting the well-being of our campers. Residential and/or Day Camp: Resident (overnight) Camp Gender: Coed Families, Single Adults, or Seniors: Family Sessions Ages: Coed from 8 to 17;

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Session Length: 1, 2 week sessions Residential Camp Fees: Approximately $351 To $500, $501 To $650 per week Season: June through September Featured Activities: Archery, Arts and Crafts, Bicycling/Biking, Counselor Training (CIT), Horseback Riding (Western), Kayaking, Sailing, Instructional Swimming, Wilderness Trips Other Activities: Backpacking, Camping Skills/Outdoor Living, Canoeing, Challenge/Rope Courses, Community Service, Dance, Drama, Fishing, Nature/Environmental Studies, Photography, Recreational Swimming, Team Building Visit web site

YMCA Camp Manitou Lin
Description: YMCA Camp Manitou Lin provides a rich tradition of camping experience for youth. Transportation provided for Day Camp. Residential and/or Day Camp: Day Camp and Resident Camp Gender: Coed Families, Single Adults, or Seniors: Family Sessions Ages: Coed from 4 to 17; Session Length: 1 week sessions Day Camp Fees: $76 To $200 per week Residential Camp Fees: Approximately $351 To $500 per week Transportation: Available Financial Aid: Available Season: January through December Cultural Focus: Christianity Featured Activities: Arts and Crafts, Bicycling/Biking, Camping Skills/Outdoor Living, Canoeing, Challenge/Rope Courses, Counselor Training (CIT), Horseback Riding (Western), Nature/Environmental Studies, Team Building Other Activities: Aquatic Activities, Archery, Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Boating, Drama, Drawing/Painting, Farming/Ranching/Gardening, Fishing, Football, Hiking, International Culture, Kayaking, Leadership Development, Music, Riflery, Sailing, Soccer, Team Field Sports, Recreational Swimming, Tennis, Water Skiing Visit web site

YMCA Camp Pendalouan
Description: provide beautiful place for strong, traditional, YMCA camping program. Residential and/or Day Camp: Day Camp and Resident Camp Gender: Coed Families, Single Adults, or Seniors: Family Sessions Ages: Coed from 6 to 16; Session Length: Partial week, 1, 2 week sessions Day Camp Fees: Approximately $76 To $200 per week Residential Camp Fees: Approximately $351 To $500 per week Transportation: Available Financial Aid: Available Season: June through August Featured Activities: Archery, Boating, Canoeing, Challenge/Rope Courses, Horseback Riding (Western), Nature/Environmental Studies, Photography, Sailing, Recreational Swimming, Team Building Other Activities: Aquatic Activities, Arts and Crafts, Basketball, Bicycling/Biking, Camping Skills/Outdoor Living, Climbing/Rappelling, Community Service, Counselor Training (CIT), Dance, Drama, Field Trips, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Leadership Development, Music, Riflery, Snow Sports, Soccer, Team Field Sports, Instructional Swimming, Travel/Tour, Wilderness Trips

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Specialty Clientele: Campers from Outside the U.S., Inclusion/Mainstreaming Visit web site

YMCA Camp Pinewood
Description: Co-ed outdoor adventure camp in Michigan's Manistec National Forest. Rental groups & family camps also available. Residential and/or Day Camp: Resident (overnight) Camp Gender: Coed, Boys Only, Girls Only Families, Single Adults, or Seniors: Family Sessions, Single Adults Ages: Coed from 7 to 15; Boys Only from 7 to 15; Girls Only from 7 to 15 Session Length: 1, 2 week sessions Residential Camp Fees: Approximately $351 To $500 per week Transportation: Available Financial Aid: Available Featured Activities: Backpacking, Camping Skills/Outdoor Living, Challenge/Rope Courses, Climbing/Rappelling, Horseback Riding (Western), Leadership Development, Sailing, Instructional Swimming, Travel/Tour Other Activities: Aquatic Activities, Archery, Arts and Crafts, Baseball/Softball, Bicycling/Biking, Boating, Canoeing, Counselor Training (CIT), Dance, Drama, Drawing/Painting, Fishing, Football, Hiking, International Culture, Kayaking, Model Rocketry, Nature/Environmental Studies, Performing Arts, Photography, Soccer, Team Field Sports, Recreational Swimming, Team Building, Wilderness Trips, Wind Surfing Specialty Clientele: Travel Camp Visit web site

YMCA Programs
Your local YMCA is also a great resource for summer camps and programs Visit website for Grand Rapids Programs Or Visit website for Lansing programs

LOCAL FITNESS CENTER CAMPS
Champion Health & Fitness Michigan Athletic Club Orchard Hills Athletic Club MVP Sportsplex

LOCAL BUSINESS SPONSORED CAMPS
Click on the organization’s name to be taken to their website CHAMPS Camp (partnership between the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, St. Cecilia Music Center, and the Grand Rapids Children's Museum) Civic Theater Grand Rapids Public Library John Ball Park Zoo Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Programs Grand Rapids Children's Museum

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Grand Rapids Art Museum Frederik Meijer Gardens Kentwood Parks and Recreation Wyoming Parks and Recreation Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts – www.uica.org

UNIVERSITY SPONSORED & EDUCATIONAL CAMPS
Aquinas College
Athletic Camp Visit web site Conductive Learning Camp Visit web site Jazz Camp Visit web site

Calvin College
Athletic Camps Instructional camps for students of all ages are offered throughout the summer. Activities include soccer, tennis, baseball, basic movement, basketball, and volleyball. Registration begins March 12. Camp selection is made on a first-come, first-served basis. Chemistry Camps Designed to teach introductory chemical concepts in a way that is fun and entertaining for youth. in grades 6, 7, 8 Knollcrest Music Camp Designed to help 7th - 12th graders improve as musicians while working together toward a concert performance. This ensemble based, summer day camp is open to instrumental and vocal musicians. Ensembles are bands, jazz bands, string orchestra, choir and musical theatre. Additional classes include piano, dance, handbells, listening, and music technology. Striving Toward Educational Possibilities (S.T.E.P.) A two-day stimulating college experience designed where students are oriented to the necessary steps for successful college entry. Foreign Language Camp Languages to be offered will most likely include Dutch, French, German, Japanese, and Swahili*. Students will learn the very basics of language (such as numbers, colors, and days of the week) and will explore the culture of the country where the language is spoken. Students will be engaged in activities such as crafts and songs, and also sample special snacks from the different countries. . Wetlands and Woodlands Camp Designed for youth ages 4-8 year olds to explore the three natural communities in the Preserve: woods, wetlands, and fields, and also to learn about animals and their habitats. Visit web site

Cornerstone University Sports camps
Vary from week to week in the camps offered and the ages of the campers but include basketball, soccer, girl's volleyball, boy's golf and softball. Visit web site

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Music camp
Celebrating its 20th season, the CU Music Camp offers college-level instruction for individuals in keyboard, vocal and instrumental tracts as well as electives in MIDI technology, composition, handbells, musical theater, performance, history, recording techniques, theory, jazz band, conducting and contemporary or traditional ensembles Visit web site

Journalism Institute
Designed to let 8th graders through 12th graders experience what it's like to be a reporter during one week (July 20-25) on campus. Visit web site

Ferris State University
Summer camps at Ferris State University are an awesome way to check out university life, explore your interests, get a head start on your college choices, or just hang out and meet new friends. In addition to the academic schedule, some programs include evening recreational activities such as swimming, team-building events, games and various other group events. Visit web site Biotechnology Computer Technology Criminal Justice Design and Manufacturing Design, Transportation, & Electronics Sports Skills & Fitness School Beginning 3D Animation Beginning Game Design

Grand Valley State University
Websites are updated regularly. Please continue to revisit the sites for updated camps and activities. A variety of wonderful camps are offered throughout the summer! Also, for information on child care and camps through Grand Valley Children’s Center please visit their website at www.gvsu.edu/child. Athletic Camps Visit web site Lake Michigan Writing Camp Visit web site Rising Star Visit web site STEPS Visit web site Get With the Program For girls in 6 & 7 grades August 3-7, 2009 Anticipated cost: $90.00 with need-based scholarships available. Twenty campers will be accepted.
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Campers will learn to build and program robots using the Lego Mindstorms system. They will also build and take home two electronic robot kits. They will learn to program in Alice, a 3-D modeling language and will take a field trip to Holland to visit two companies that use industrial robots. For additional information contact Ana Posada at posadaa@gvsu.edu or Theresa Peterman petermat@gvsu.edu or call the CIS office at 331-3482

Hope College
Baseball Boys Basketball Girls Basketball Cheerleading Dance Football Science Soccer Tennis Volleyball Visit web site

Kendall College of Art & Design
Kendall offers youth and young adult programs. Please request a brochure from their web site. Visit web site

Michigan State University
Music Camp Visit web site German Camp Visit web site Sports Camps Visit web site

University of Michigan Camps
Nursing Camp “The Office of Multicultural Affairs in the University of Michigan School of Nursing. With the support of a federal grant, we operate the GENESIS II Project(Gaining Excellence in Nursing Education:Students Intensifying Scholarship). Our goal is to broaden nursing educational opportunities for underrepresented students in an effort to increase the number of economically and educationally disadvantaged students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSON). We are currently preparing for our high school summer program EnAct (Exploring Nursing As a Career For Tomorrow). Middle school students who will be in 9th grade in the fall are eligible to apply for this program.” Application deadline is April 3, 2009. You can also call Cathy Felder at 734-936-1615 or go to their website at: www.nursing.umich.edu.oma/genisis the program is June 14-26, 2009. Visit website For a more complete listing of summer camps and programs offered by the University of Michigan visit website

OTHER CAMPS
Microsoft DigiGirlz Technology Camp
DigiGirlz High Technology Camps

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“Microsoft is proud to offer technology programs that target youth. One of our signature programs, DigiGirlz High Tech Camp for girls, works to dispel stereotypes of the high-tech industry. We continue to look for opportunities to give young people a chance to experience firsthand what it is like to develop cutting-edge technology. “ About DigiGirlz High Tech Camps “DigiGirlz High Tech Camp is a technology camp for girls. Its goal is to educate and inspire girls by introducing them to the considerable opportunities and career choices available in the high-tech industry. During the camp, the girls are exposed to executive speakers, technology tours and demonstrations, networking, and hands-on learning workshops. Started in 2000, the camp continues to grow and evolve.” Visit website

National Geographic Student Expeditions
Beginning in the summer of 2008, the next generation of explorers will have the opportunity to discover the world with National Geographic. Designed for high school students, these active, handson expeditions combine education and adventure with “on assignment” projects that allow students to focus on a particular area of interest- photography, documentary film, writing, culture, conservation, and more. With dynamic group leaders and a visiting National Geographic expert, students will spend three weeks exploring fascinating places like Costa Rica, Peru, Tanzania, China, India, Belize, or Spain. Visit website

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Summer Camps
The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre School of Theatre Arts is nationally recognized for its extensive curriculum and innovative teaching design. We began in 1983 with two acting classes for teen-agers. Today, the School of Theatre Arts offers four full terms of classes - fall, winter, spring, and summer. Since its inception, the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre School of Theatre Arts has grown to become a vital and integral part of Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. We are proud to have enriched the talents, skills - and the lives - of the thousands of students who have studied with us over the years. For more information on summer camps go to: www.grct.org and click on LEARN.

Surrounding area public schools and their web sites for programs run through community education
www.jpsonline.org – Jenison Public Schools www.hudsonville.k12.mi.us – Hudsonville Public Schools - Go to Community Ed. www.grandville.k12.mi.us – Grandville Public Schools - Go to Administration drop down at the top of the page & choose Community Ed. www.allendale.k12.mi.us – Allendale Public Schools - Go to Schools & choose Community Ed. Home www.fhps.us – Forest Hills Public Schools www.khps.org – Kenowa Hills Public Schools www.grpublicschools.org – Grand Rapids Public Schools – Click on programs. www.ghaps.org – Grand Haven Public Schools

Libraries
Georgetown Library: www.georgetown-mi.gov/library Kent District Library: www.kdl.org (For other branches go to www.kdl.org/branches) Grandville Public Library: www.kdl.org/branches/4 Coopersville Public Library: http://coopersville.IIcoop.org

Work Place Options
Through Work Place Options (Encompass) GVSU employees have a valuable tool in assisting you

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with the information you may need to find summer care or to help you customize a summer care plan. Call 1-800-952-3586.

The Family Helper Database
The Family Helper Database is an exciting new service for GVSU Faculty/Staff/Student parents to utilize when desiring short-term babysitting, house sitting, pet sitting, or elder care giving services. The database enables students to post information regarding what kind of services they provide, and their babysitting qualifications including CPR, First Aid, and/or Baby Sitter Certification. The Family Helper Database Administrator also conducts a criminal background check on each student before his/her information is posted. For more information go to: www.gvsu.edu/women_cen

Kids Rock Summer Camp
Kids Rock Summer Camp is a day camp for grades 1-7. It starts July 6 and runs through August 14. Each week has a weekly activity theme, a sports theme, and elective classes. It is located in Zeeland, MI and uses Zeeland Christian's facilities. The website has all of this information and can give you the nitty gritty on all of the theme activities. The cost is $99/week. For more information go to: www.kidsrocksummercamp.blogspot.com.

Gall Sewing Center
Gall Sewing Center (they have two local locations; Wyoming and one on Plainfield and also a location in Muskegon) is holding 5-day morning (9:30-noon) sewing camps to teach kids to sew. For $229, each camper gets all the materials to complete a lap quilt and a sewing machine to keep in addition to the instruction. There are many weeks to choose from. For more information go to: www.gallsewingvac.com.

Check your area churches for summer programs and Bible School dates and times.

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