We love partnering with other organizations to create even more opportunities for kids to encounter and celebrate God’s love outdoors. The purpose of this scholarship program is to develop collaborative relationships with organizations in order to assist families in providing their children with a camp experience at Camp Roger.
In general, 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 announce that we are currently partnering with the following organizations:
- Arbor Circle Corporation
- Bethany Christian Services
- D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s
- Kid’s Hope USA
- Ionia County Community Mental Health
- 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 and events like Joe’s Big Race) 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 special needs during Overnight Camp sessions. If you feel this child has unusual or particularly tough special 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 campus is available at an additional fee. Camp Roger will help cover half this cost. Pick-up and drop-off locations are at exits along US-131 in NE Grand Rapids, Rockford, Cedar Springs and Sand Lake, and details will be communicated prior to the start of the session. 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:
- Call the camp office at (616)874-7286 to check on scholarship availability. You will be asked to provide the camper’s name, grade and desired session as well as family contact information. You may verify session availability on the Camp Roger website.
- Camp’s Registrar will provide you with an access code along with instructions for you to pass on to the family completing the online registration.
- You will also be asked to submit a completed camper introduction form and a letter stating how payment will be handled.
The access code will allow the parent/guardian to register online without paying the deposit. The partnering organization is expected to cover the minimum deposit of $35 for each Day Camp session and $100 for each Overnight Camp session. Camp Roger will apply the scholarship to the camper’s statement of account. A registration confirmation email, which includes a parent guide, will be sent to the parent. The parent guide is also available on the website.
If no more scholarships are available for a desired session, camp staff will call the partnering organization contact person to explore other available session options for the camper.
The registration can be changed from one session to another at no additional fee.
If the registration is cancelled 14 or more days before the beginning of the session, a cancellation fee of $25 will be assessed and all other payment will be refunded.
If the registration is cancelled less than 14 days before the session, a fee of the minimum deposit will be assessed and any additional funds paid will be refunded. Exceptions are only for medical reasons, family emergencies or death in the family. In such cases, only the $25 cancellation fee will be assessed.
If the camper fails to show on the day of a session, we will attempt to contact the family first. If the camper does not come to camp, then the deposit will be retained as a cancellation fee and any remaining payments will be refunded to the partnering organization.
Registration opens January 15.
2019 Organization Scholarship Availability (Overnight Camp)
- Session 1 | Open
Session 2 | Open
- Session 3 | Open
Session 4 | Open
Session 5 | Open
Session 6 | Open
- Session 7 | Open
Session 8 | Open
- Session 9 | Open
- Session 10 | Open
2019 Organization Scholarship Availability (Day Camp)
- Session A | Open
- Session B | Open
- Session C | Open
- Session D | Open
- Session E | Open
- Session F | Open
- Session G | Open
- Session H | Open