Grand Rapids Family March 2011 : Page 15

T h e c am p e x p e r i e n ce of fers children activities n o t r e a d i l y a v a i l a bl e t o th e m , s u ch a s th e climbing wall for Megan Robbins and Alex Hilbrands, opposite ; archer y for Kaitlyn Droge, r ight ; and canoeing for Nate Winterbur n and Carson Keller, below, all at Camp Roger. D JOHNNY QUIRIN PAGES 14 & 15 DESPITE THE ONSLAUGHT OF technological toys, the exciting combination of trying new activities, meet-ing new people and just being outside keeps the summer camp tradition alive. With all the choices available, camp allows kids to explore a hobby, learn a sport or write the next great American novel — all while learning the true meaning of social networking. Grand Rapids Family has compiled lists of nearly 50 residential camps and 40 day camps in 12 counties: Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa and Van Buren. Both lists are separated into categories: general, academic, faith-based, sports and special needs. Camps are listed alphabetically in each category. Activities listed may not include all available. Specifi cs regarding costs and dates may change, so readers should refer to websites for up-to-date information. Camps listed were found by using former Grand Rapids Family listings, the American Camp Association’s of fi cial list and Internet searches. RESIDENTIAL CAMPS General CAMP ALGONQUIN-YMCA Hastings; (269) 945-4574 www.ymcaofbarr Ages: 4-14 Cost: $75-$375 Dates: June 13-Aug. 5 Focus: Swimming, mountain biking, boating, archer y, horseback riding, ropes course, leader-ship, ar ts and craf ts, sur vival training, hiking, climbing tower, zip-line, tubing; day camps of-fered. CAMP ANNA BEHRENS Greenville; (866) 566-7434 Ages: Grades 2-12 Cost: $45-$350 Dates: June 19-Aug. 14 M A R C H 2 0 1 1 G R A N D R A P I D S F A M I LY 1 5

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