Welcome to Camp!


It’s one of our favorite sayings. We love our camps and ministries and want you to feel at home whether you are dropping off a student for outdoor education, picking up a child from a week at camp, or participating in a retreat with your group in our beautiful woods.

Camp Roger’s ministry was founded on the same principles that we live by today. Our mission is to encounter and celebrate God’s love for his children through relationships and experiences in Creation. It rings loud and clear through the echoes of laughter on the trails, the splash of swimmers at Little Bostwick or Lake Gordon, and in sweet voices singing together in praise to our God.

Camp Roger’s focus is on these main areas: summer camps, outdoor education, and retreats & rentals at two locations, Camp Roger in Rockford, Michigan, and Camp Scottie in Howard City, Michigan. Through summer overnight camp and day camp, we have the opportunity to impact the lives of over 2,000 kids each year with the love of God in a traditional camp setting. Through environmental education classes, team building activities, and Get Outside (GO) Days, our outdoor education team teaches 12,000 traditional, private, and homeschool students each year. Both campuses offer a variety of options for daytime or overnight rental facilities whether for a school group, church youth group, family reunion, or business retreat.

Our newest adventure is The Acorn Resale Shop in Rockford, Michigan. This volunteer-staffed retail store uses proceeds from the sale of donated goods to provide affordable and accessible ways for kids to be able to attend camp. Will you join us in donating, shopping, and volunteering?

We are always happy to host visitors for a tour of our campuses and willing to discuss any questions you may have about Camp. You can reach our executive director, Doug Vanderwell, directly at (616) 460-6584 or by email at [email protected].

God be with you ‘til we meet again…