Camp Roger competes for rope swing, fishing dock

Camp Roger has entered the second round of voting in Erhardt Construction’s Building our Community Contest, coming one step closer to achieving a rope swing and fishing dock.

The voting opened July 23 and will end August 19. Camp Roger is among the top five from the 60 organizations who entered the contest.

The rope swing will be a unique and exciting addition to the waterfront after the retirement of Camp’s current attraction, “The Blob,” which campers have worn out. With a fishing dock, campers will fish further into the lake, closer to the fish and away from swimmers and snorkelers.

The contest promises to build a construction project worth $45,000 for the winning nonprofit organization. Any Michigan resident over 18 may vote once during the voting period, contrary to the first round of voting which allowed a vote per day. Camp Roger would love to have some local support from its Rockford neighbors and friends. You can vote online at www.erhardtcc.com/community.

Camp Roger, located on Belding Road in Rockford, is an independent Christian camp. Since 1941, Camp Roger has offered summer camp experiences for young people, and today its Discovery Nature Center and Adventure Course provoke year-round growth adventures for West Michigan school groups and church youth groups. Each year, Camp Roger serves over 12,000 people through its summer and year-round programs.

Camp Roger’s summer camp has been popular since 1941 because of its efforts to recruit exceptional staff members and its emphasis on simple fun in the outdoors. This summer’s campers can look forward to swimming, fishing, climbing the rock wall, playing Capture the Flag, archery, drama, and many other adventures in the 400 acres surrounding Camp Roger’s own Little Bostwick Lake. Recently completed cabins house campers comfortably by age group, along with their counselors. For more information about Camp Roger, visit www.camproger.org.

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