Camp O'Malley

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7360 Thornapple Dales Dr. SE
Alto, MI 49302

Contact Information


Name: Tim Horton, 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 2016 Schedule

Session 1: June 20-23 | MLK Week (Ages 8-12)
This special session is set aside just for Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Academy students. A thrilling week of adventure awaits those students who come to experience the best that Camp O' Malley has to offer. Swimming, biking, campres, rock climbing and more! Important: This session does not accept online registrations.

Session 2: June 27-July 1 | Super Hero Week! (Ages 8-12)
Grab your suitcase and your favorite super hero costume and fly (or drive) on out to Camp O' Malley. Super Heroes will have to work together and use their amazing creativity to counteract the villains and stop the spread of their negative influences.

Session 3: July 6-8 | "Where the Wild Things Are" Week (Ages 6-8)
Let the Wild Rumpus Start! We mean - calling all 6-8 year olds. Come on out to Camp O' Malley for 3 days of adventure and discovering truly what wild things exist at Camp. No need to grow a forest in your bedroom, because we have plenty of forest right here. So come on out and join the fun.

Session 4: July 11-15 | Holiday Week (Ages 8-13)
What's this - Christmas in the summer? That's right, Camp O' Malley will be committing a whole week to celebrating some of our favorite holidays along with the festivities and traditions that make these holidays truly special to us.

Session 5: July 18-22 | "Mission Impossible" Week (Ages 12-14)
Are you ready for Mission Impossible - not "Rogue Nation" - but Camp O' Malley? Join us as we embark on a variety of special missions with our fellow cabin mates and some pretty cool staff! Whether your mission is to try a zip line for the first time, scale the climbing wall, or just make new friends, our goal at Camp is to help make the Impossible, Possible.

Session 6: July 25-29 | Survivor Week (Ages 10-13)
Are you a survivor? Well, come find out for sure at Camp O' Malley's Survivor Week. Throughout the week you will get to complete in friendly competitions to see which cabin is once and for all - "The Sole Survivor"!

Session 7: August 1-5 | Olympics Week (Ages 8-12)
Think you have what it takes to compete in the Olympics? Well, perhaps you're not quite ready for the Olympics to take place this summer in Rio, but then there are always the Camp O' Malley Olympics. That's right, this summer the Olympics will be coming to Camp O' Malley and you are one of the featured athletes. Start training and get ready for all of the fun and fanfare that make the Olympics (and the athletes who participate) so special.

Session 8: August 8-12 | Adventure Week (Ages 8-12)
Pack your bags and get ready for one of the greatest adventures of your life! Camp O' Malley will be punctuating the end of its summer season with a week full of fun, adventure, and making memories. Help us end the 2016 Camp season in style by signing up today and joining us for an "adventure of a lifetime".

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


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185 Oakes St SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

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