Camp O'Malley

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7360 Thornapple Dales Dr. SE
Alto, MI 49302

Contact Information


Name: Amanda Alters, Director
Phone: 616-233-9370 x 106 or 616-871-6551


Camp O'Malley is owned and operated by The Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth. Camp O'Malley is located just 25 minutes southeast of Grand Rapids on the beautiful banks of the Thornapple River. We are an educationally focused residential summer camp that serves kids ages 6-17. Scholarships are available based on a sliding fee scale which is located on the registration form. If a child qualifies for free or reduced lunch, their weekly rate will start at $40 per week.

Campers enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, sports, canoeing, climbing wall, high ropes course, low ropes course, arts & crafts, nature exploration, kayaking, swimming, dance, camp fires, gardening, singing songs, and much more!

Camp O'Malley Summer 2015 Schedule

Session 1: June 15-18 | Safari Week (Ages 8-12)
EXCLUSIVE WEEK FOR MLK ELEMENTARY STUDENTS. Campers get ready for an adventure packed week at camp. Enjoy adventure competitions, biking, rock climbing, swimming, sports, zip lining and more!

Session 2: June 22-26 | Holiday Week! (Ages 8-13)
Celebrate Valentine's Day, Halloween, and Christmas. Campers get to trick or treat, exchange presents with other cabins and make valentines for one another.

Session 3: June 29-July 1 | Safari Week (Ages 6-8)
Frogs and turtles and birds oh my! Grab your binoculars and join us as we go on a safari all around Camp O'Malley! Campers will make their own safari vest and binoculars to wear on our rainforest adventure!

Session 4: July 6-10 | Zombie Week (Ages 12-14)
Get ready for zombie hunts throughout the camp! Have fun dressing up like zombies or be a part of the team that fights them off!

Session 5: July 13-17 | Girl Power! (All Girls Ages 8-12)
Girl power is all about balancing out all that fun camp action with some awesome girl time. You can expect manicures, pedicures and face masks when you aren't conquering our high ropes course or showing the world how awesome you are at fruit loop wars!

Session 6: July 20-24 | Survivor Week (Ages 10-13)
Campers will get to compete against other "tribes" for fun daily competitions. Who will be the last cabin to survive? Sign up and find out!

Session 7: July 27-31 | Hollywood Week (All Girls Ages 7-11)
Get ready as we roll out the red carpet for our special DIVA banquet. Girls will enjoy spa night, laugh at our Miss America Pageant, and enjoy a night of karaoke... singing songs from their favorite Hollywood artists.

Session 8: August 3-7 | Super Hero Week (Ages 8-12)
Bring a costume of your favorite superhero or make one at camp! Campers will use their strength, agility and super powers to play super hero games like capture the villain and save the counselor!

Registration begins each year in February. You can register online, or request a paper form from our office. Please visit for more information.


Grand Rapids Community Foundation

185 Oakes St SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

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