GRCC Grandparent and Grandchild Adventure Day Camp
Help your grandchild grow into a confident, strong and caring individual. Play alongside your grandchild with this one of a kind opportunity.
Each experience fosters important relationships through an interactive setting with the focus on the 7 Dimensions of Wellness: Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, Intellectual, Social, Environmental and Vocational.
Each camp is a 4 - week session meeting every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
July 6 - Life's a beach!
Sand castle building contest and beach play day! Team up with your grandchild and build a sand castle. Beach soccer, Frisbee and all kinds of fun! Dress comfortably and bring a swimsuit, towel and sack lunch if you would like to make a day of it.
Note: Access to the Millennium Park splash pad and beach are optional and at the grandparents expense (daily entrance fees are $3.00 per senior and $2.00 per child). If you wish to stay and rent a kayak for an extra hour, you are welcome to enjoy that from their boat house for an additional charge.
Location: Millennium Park, 1415 Maynard Ave. SW, Walker, MI 49534
July 13 - Let's go fishing!
Experience a guided journey through the woods identifying birds and other things found in nature, as well as work on a nature craft together. We will also be fishing together! Please bring a fishing pole for you and your grandchild. We will supply the worms!
Location: Whistle Stop Park, 2120 - 76th St., Byron Center, MI 49315
July 20 - Let's go bowling!
We will meet at Clique Lanes at 10 a.m. for an hour of bowling and activity.
Location: 533 Stocking Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
July 27 - Let's go blueberry picking!
Pick as many blueberries as you would like. You are responsible for the cost. We will create a delicious treat with some of our pickings.
Location: Behm Blueberry Farms, 11101 - 144th Ave., West Olive, MI 49460
Grandparents of any age from Kent, Allegan, Lake, Mason, Osceola, Mecosta, Newaygo, Montcalm, or Ionia Counties are encouraged to attend with their grandchildren (ages 6-15 for the July Day Camp and ages 5 - 12 for the August Day Camp).
Cost: A suggested donation of $20 is asked per pair (one grandparent and one grandchild) for the four sessions in each program. An additional $5 is asked for each additional grandchild and/or second grandparent.
Rain: Arrangements have been made for shelter if needed, so each event in these two programs will be held rain or shine.
These programs are provided with funding from the Older American's Act Title IIIE administered by the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan.