Camp Blodgett

photo from Camp Blodgett


Grand Rapids Office - 1545 Buchanan Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Contact Information


Name: Andrea Robinson, Program Director
Phone: 616-940-9874


Camp Blodgett has been helping kids enjoy their summer on the shores of Lake Michigan for 95 years! Camp Blodgett serves children in Kent and Ottawa Counties. Camp Blodgett is located 45 minutes outside of Grand Rapids at 10451 Lakeshore Drive in West Olive.

At Camp Blodgett, you will enjoy:

  • Biking to the scenic Kirk park
  • Canoeing the inlets of Lake Michigan
  • Swimming in the pool and Lake Michigan
  • Target practice with archery
  • Challenging your inner acrobat on the high rope courses
  • Team building and Tarzan swinging at the low ropes course
  • Fun and challenging workshops, cabin activities and evening events

2016 Summer Camp Dates:
Session One - ages 8-13 - June 13 to 17 - Happy 95th Birthday Camp Blodgett!
Session Two - ages 11-13 - June 20 to 24 - Camp B's Got Talent
Session Three - ages 8-11 - June 27 to July 1 - SuperHeroes Week
Session Four - ages 11-13 - July 11 to 15 - Weird Science
Session Five - ages 8-11 - July 18 to 22 - Disney Week
Session Six - ages 8-13 - July 25 to 29 - Summer Olympics

Camp Blodgett also offers a 4-week academic camp, the Camp Blodgett Summer Academy, designed to minimize summer learning loss for children who will be entering grades 5-8 in the school year following their camp experience. This program runs during the regular camp program and is for children who are looking for academic assistance or an academic challenge during the summer months. Youth must apply and be accepted into the program, live in Kent or Ottawa County, commit to attending all 4 weeks of the program, agree to participate fully and cooperatively, and demonstrate economic need. Those interested are encouraged to apply during the winter months by calling the camp office or emailing the program director at the address below. Acceptance into the program is limited.

Financial Assistance: To ensure that all children have the opportunity to attend summer camp, fees for attending Camp Blodgett are determined using a sliding fee scale based on family income and household size. Transportation is also provided to and from the camp from Grand Rapids for all campers.

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Click here to watch a video of what Camp Blodgett is like from a child's perspective: Camp Blodgett.


Grand Rapids Community Foundation

185 Oakes St SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

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