Camp Roger enjoys partnering with nonprofit organizations to create even more opportunities for kids to encounter and celebrate God’s love outdoors. We develop collaborative relationships with organizations to provide scholarship programs to assist families in providing their children with a camp experience.
Camp Roger aims to partner with nonprofit organizations serving children and families and sharing similar goals. Only approved organizations may participate. This program is not intended for individual families. Organizations interested in participating should contact Camp Roger at (616) 874-7286 to discuss their involvement.
We are proud to partner with the following organizations:
- Arbor Circle Corporation
- Bethany Christian Services
- D.A. Blodgett - St. John's
- Kid's Hope USA churches
- The Right Door (Ionia County CMH)
- Ottawa County Community Mental Health
- State of Michigan Human Services
In order to provide the best experience for all campers, Camp Roger is willing to provide a limited number of partnering organization scholarships per Day Camp or Overnight Camp session. Camp Roger agrees to contribute financial assistance funds (raised through donations) along with funds provided by the partnering organization to pay for the camp experience.
Camp Roger is willing to fund 50% of the camper fee as a match to the organization's contribution of 50% as well. In our experience, a family that has some financial investment is more likely to be invested in the camp experience for the child. Towards this end, we encourage the organization to ask families for a nominal contribution towards its half of the camper fee.
Camp Roger also offers a program for campers with varied abilities during Overnight Camp sessions. If you feel this child has unusual or particularly tough physical, emotional or behavioral needs and would benefit from the care of an additional staff member, please refer to the Special Accommodations page on our website and give us a call before registering.
Day Camp transportation to the Camp Scottie in Howard City is available. Learn more about pick-up and drop-off locations on the Day Camp page. If transportation to Camp Roger for Overnight Camp is an issue, please call to discuss how we can help.
TO APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP AND REGISTER A CAMPER:
1. Call our main office at (616) 874-7286 to check scholarship availability. You will be asked to provide the camper's name, grade, and desired session, as well as the camper's family contact information.
2. You will need to provide a completed camper introduction form as well as a letter stating how payment will be handled. The partnering organization is expected to cover the minimum deposit of $40 for each Day Camp session and $100 for each Overnight Camp session.
3. Camp Roger's registrar will provide you with an access code, along with instructions, that should be passed on to the parent/guardian completing the online registration. The access code allows the parent/guardian to register the camper online to receive the scholarship.
Once the camper is registered, a confirmation email will be sent to the parent/guardian, along with a guide. This guide is also available on the website.
If no more scholarships are available for a desired session, our staff will contact the partnering organization to explore other available session options.
A registration can be changed from one session to another at no additional fee.
If for some reason your camper cannot attend camp, please call the camp office at 616-874-7286. Early notification is appreciated.
Cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the start of the camper's session will result in the loss of the minimum required deposit (exceptions only for medical reasons, family emergencies, or death in the family). All other cancellations will result in a $25 administrative fee.
If the camper fails to arrive on the day of a session, we will attempt to contact the family/guardian first. If the camper does not attend camp, then the deposit will be retained as a cancellation fee and any remaining payments will be refunded to the partnering organization.
Camp registration opens January 15.