Camp Roger celebrates 100 years – you’re invited

Happy 100th birthday, Camp Roger!

Camp-Roger-FirstCamp Roger is having an open house to celebrate its 100th Anniversary this Saturday, June 8th.  Beginning at 1:00 pm there will be a host of activities to participate in.  Come enjoy our boats and canoes, climbing tower, and nature center.  We will also have archery, fishing, guided hikes and s’mores.  A special history museum will be open, as well as the camp store.  After a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday,” cake will be served at 3:30 pm.  Summer campers will have the opportunity to meet the 2013 summer staff.  Camp alumni will be able to visit with past camp friends during a special “legacy time” which will take place on Boys Hill.

Camp-Roger-Car Camp-Front-SignWe hope you will join us as we commemorate this milestone and celebrate God’s faithfulness to Camp Roger!  More information is available in the Happenings section of the Camp Roger for more about the schedule, parking and other information.

Camp-CarsDoug Vanderwell, Executive Director, speaks of the camps long history, “Children have been enjoying summer camp experiences since 1913 on the shore’s of Little Bostwick.  Camp Roger used to be owned by St. Marks Church downtown Grand Rapids and was a summer camp for their renown boys choir camp.  In 1941 Camp Roger changed ownership and became an independent non-profit Christian summer camp.  Each year more than 1500 summer campers enjoy a 3, 5 or 8 day long overnight camp experience.  Our niche is to have a top quality staff that take kids out in nature to explore and discover God’s creation.  Camp Roger focuses on activities such as canoeing, kayaking, camping, hiking, playing games, and of course, making friends and memories.”

“I encourage parents to call Camp Roger and come our for a tour if they are considering signing their kids up for summer camp.  Of course, there is plenty of information on the website where they can sign up too.”

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