Wolverine Building Group “Takes Action” at Camp Roger

Rope-SwingCamp Roger and Wolverine Building Group joined forces on April 26 to “Swing Into Spring,” to construct a rope swing for use by campers and visitors.

In preparation for their 75th anniversary, Wolverine Building Group donated labor and materials to construct the rope swing. This project is Wolverine’s first official “Take Action Day,” an annual company-wide community service project. Take Action Day provides the Grand Rapids-owned and run company an opportunity to offer time, manpower, and expertise to local organizations selected by their employees. “Camp Roger has been around for a long time, has a great history, and is known for consistency and quality in their programming,” says Wolverine’s Vice President, Curt Mulder.

Camp Roger provides a rustic natural environment for young people to enjoy the outdoors. The organization offers a summer camp, an adventure course for school, team, and corporate team building, and a Discovery Nature Center with customized programming for local schools and homeschooled students. Of their 1500 summer camp attendees, approximately 65% are from West Michigan.

WolverinePullingropeThe rope swing is the latest unique addition to the camp, which also boasts a zip line, a yurt, a rustic cabin, a four-story tree house, and a climbing tower. “A rope swing sounds like a simple thing to build, but with (2) 60’ poles that weigh 3,000 lbs. a piece cantilevering 50’ out over water, it was a fun and Wolverine-swing-in-waterexciting challenge even for a group of experienced construction company employees,” says Mulder. “It took many creative minds and lots of ingenuity to devise a plan to build it all in one day with no machinery, the old school way.” Camp Roger will be celebrating their 100th anniversary on June 8, 2013. From 1-3pm on that Saturday, the rope swing and many other activities will be open to the public.

For more information on Camp Roger or to register a camper, visit www.camproger.org. For more information on Wolverine Building Group, visit www.wolvgroup.com.

 

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