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2023 SUMMER DAY CAMP IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!

View our Summer Day Camp Brochure below to see camp dates, age groups, and themes, then start planning your summer! If you’re hoping to register your camper on Monday, February 6th, please keep in mind your membership must be current through the end of your selected camps to receive early registration and discounted pricing. Click here to renew or purchase your membership now!

2023 Camp Safety Changes and Protocols:

In an effort to keep our campers, their families, and our staff and volunteers as safe as possible this summer, we have continued to develop the following COVID-19 protocols in our 2023 Summer Day Camp Information Guide.  A few adjustments have been made based on our learnings from 2021, 2022, and the shifting nature of the pandemic. As always, the health and safety of our campers remains the utmost priority. 

MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED WHEN INDOORS for all campers, staff, and volunteers.  Masks will not be provided. Participants must come equipped with 2 face masks each day. All campers and volunteers are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to be UP-TO-DATE ON COVID-19 VACCINATIONS prior to the start of camp. The only camp participants REQUIRED to be up-to-date on vaccinations against COVID-19 will be camp staff. 

Efforts to protect our campers, volunteers, and staff against COVID-19 allow us to return to a much more “normal” looking season where we can relax many extraneous protocols that require a larger staff, time commitment, and resource reserve. For more detailed information, please visit our 2023 Summer Day Camp Resources section to read through our 2023 Summer Day Camp Information Guide and other resources. Please reach out to our Camp Manager, Mary Rose, with any questions or concerns at camp@blandfordnaturecenter.org or (616) 735-6240 ext. 105.

Check out our camp information guides for more in-depth details about our 2023 season.

2023 Summer Day Camp Information Guide

2023 Farm Camp Information Guide 

This information guide will be emailed to you 1-2 weeks prior to your child’s camp.

Summer Gear Resource Section

Mask Recommendations/Guidelines

Applications for our Campership and Diversity Scholarship programs will open on Monday, January 2nd. 

Due to the generosity of our donors, we’re able to offer a limited number of scholarships to campers who might otherwise not have the means to go to camp. Keep in mind that availability of both camps and scholarships are limited, and acceptance and processing are time-sensitive! Begin a Campership or Diversity Scholarship application by following the link below:

Applications for our Camp Aide program will open on Monday, January 2nd.

We provide opportunities for teens ages 13-18 to volunteer for 1-4 weeks as a Summer Camp Aide. Applications will be open from Monday, January 2nd – Friday, May 5th. Everyone submitting by May 5th will receive information and camp assignments on May 12th. Applications after May 5th will be considered on a rolling basis. Apply to be a Summer Camp Aide by following the link below:

Senior Camp Aide Internship
If you have volunteered as a Camp Aide before and are 16 years of age or older, you can apply for our Senior Camp Aide Internship! Our Senior Camp Aide will assist Camp Educators in the creation, implementation, and leading of outdoor summer day camp activities using environmental education/recreation curriculum for children ages 4-12 years old. This internship may also assist in mentoring, supervising, and coaching new Camp Aides in youth development best practices. This internship occurs Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm (hours negotiable) from June 12th-August 18th with mandatory training occurring June 5th-9th.

To be a Senior Camp Aide, you must possess or be willing to learn the following qualities: flexibility, patience, playfulness, willingness to participate and get silly, compassion, and excellent listening skills. Senior Camp Aides can play an important role in providing a lifelong impact on the campers that they meet. This internship is 30-40 hours per week and will be paid a total stipend of $2,500. If you’re interested in more information, or are looking to apply, please email your inquiry or cover letter and resume to our Camp Manager and Camp Administrator at camp@blandfordnaturecenter.org.

We’re hiring for 2023 Summer Day Camp! Visit our Employment Opportunities page to learn more and apply.

Questions?

Please contact our Camp Manager at camp@blandfordnaturecenter.org or call at (616) 735-6240.

Registration for 2022 Winter Break Camp is Now Open!


Winter Break Camp is back! Are you looking for a program to engage your child while they’re on break from school? This camp is for you! Come out to Blandford and experience the joys of summer camp during the snowy season. Winter Break Camp will be offered for campers ages 7-12 years old. Campers will be divided into two groups: ages 7-9 and ages 10-12. Winter Break Camp will run Monday, December 19th – Thursday, December 22nd from 9:00am-3:00pm each day.

This year’s Winter Break Camp will be sold as individual day camps at $45 per day for members and $55 per day for non members. Your membership must be current when your camper(s)’ selected camps begin to receive member benefits (discounted pricing).

COVID-19 Protocols:

All campers and volunteers are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to be UP-TO-DATE ON COVID-19 VACCINATIONS prior to the start of camp. The only camp participants REQUIRED to be up-to-date on vaccinations against COVID-19 will be camp staff. MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED WHEN INDOORS for all campers, staff, and volunteers.

Efforts to protect our campers, volunteers, and staff against COVID-19 allow us to return to a much more “normal” looking season where we can relax many extraneous protocols that require a larger staff, time commitment, and resource reserve.

Follow the links below for daily themes and registration!

For more information about camp scholarships, reach out to our Camp Manager, Mary Rose Jones, at camp@blandfordnaturecenter.org or (616) 735-6240.

For more information about volunteering as a camp aide for winter break camps, contact our Camp Administrator, Katie Cevaal, at camp@blandfordnaturecenter.org or (616) 735-6240. 

Winter & Spring Break Camp Information Guide
Check out our camp information guide for more information on check-in/check-out, what to bring, expectations and more.

Cold Weather Gear Guide
Check out our cold weather gear guide for more information on how to ensure your camper is prepared for any type of weather! If your camper needs assistance ensuring they have the gear needed to stay comfortable, contact our Camp Manager at camp@blandfordnaturecenter.org or (616) 735-6240.

Questions?

Please contact our Camp Manager at camp@blandfordnaturecenter.org or call at (616) 735-6240. 

Registration for 2023 Spring Break Camp is Now Open!


Spring Break Camp is back! Are you looking for a program to engage your child while they’re on break from school? This camp is for you! Come out to Blandford and experience the joys of summer camp this spring. Spring Break Camp will be offered for campers ages 7-12 years old. Campers will be divided into two groups: ages 7-9 and ages 10-12. Spring Break Camp will run on Monday, April 3rd – Friday, April 7th from 9:00am-3:00pm each day.

This year’s Spring Break Camp will be sold as individual day camps at $45 per day for members and $55 per day for non members. Your membership must be current when your camper(s)’ selected camps begin to receive member benefits (discounted pricing).

COVID-19 Protocols:

All campers and volunteers are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to be UP-TO-DATE ON COVID-19 VACCINATIONS prior to the start of camp. The only camp participants REQUIRED to be up-to-date on vaccinations against COVID-19 will be camp staff. MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED WHEN INDOORS for all campers, staff, and volunteers.

Efforts to protect our campers, volunteers, and staff against COVID-19 allow us to return to a much more “normal” looking season where we can relax many extraneous protocols that require a larger staff, time commitment, and resource reserve.

Follow the links below for daily themes and registration!

For more information about camp scholarships, reach out to our Camp Manager, Mary Rose Jones, at camp@blandfordnaturecenter.org or (616) 735-6240.

For more information about volunteering as a camp aide for spring break camps, contact our Camp Administrator, Katie Cevaal, at camp@blandfordnaturecenter.org or (616) 735-6240. 

Winter & Spring Break Camp Information Guide
Check out our camp information guide for more information on check-in/check-out, what to bring, expectations and more.

Cold Weather Gear Guide
Check out our cold weather gear guide for more information on how to ensure your camper is prepared for any type of weather! If your camper needs assistance ensuring they have the gear needed to stay comfortable, contact our Camp Manager at camp@blandfordnaturecenter.org or (616) 735-6240.

Questions?

Please contact our Camp Manager at camp@blandfordnaturecenter.org or call at (616) 735-6240.