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Van Buren Youth Camp

12370 45th Street, Bloomindgale, MI

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This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner, Kristie!

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When my children were younger they begged to go to an overnight camp. I wish I had known about Van Buren Youth Camp.

Van Buren Youth Camp is a place where children can be themselves. VBYC helps young people discover themselves and grow as individuals. Campers build self-confidence, positive relationships, personal integrity and  responsibility.

Not to mention campers have a boatload of FUN- VBYC is all about leadership, fellowship, creativity and fun!

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Lifelong Friendships are Made at Camp

The Van Buren Youth Camp experience begins with Little Bear Camp. It is a short session (three days and two nights) designed to help campers adjust to living comfortably in a group setting, assist children with exploring outdoors and participating in the camp experience. Campers will swim, canoe*, play games, sing, dance, participate in skits, and eat great camp food. (*Weather or wind permitted).

There are a wide range of camp options for grade levels up through high school.

The Explorer session allows campers (grades 3 – 7) to continue to learn and improve upon camp skills, encourage leadership, and build community, but with a specific focus on nature and outdoor living skills. This camp is held in mid-August – ideal for when kids have complained of boredom for the umpteenth time.

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More Details Van Buren Youth Camp

Van Buren Youth Camp is a residential, co-ed camp on the shores of Great Bear Lake, in Bloomingdale, Michigan about 35 minutes northeast of Kalamazoo.

Every Camp session includes campfire skits and songs and all-camp games like water wars and Capture the Flag. Each camp session provides time for campers to plan activities together, take polar-bear swims and participate in Evening Rec every night. At Evening Rec. campers may participate in a carnival or whatever wacky surprise the staff devises.

All of these activities and classes promote opportunities for making friends, sharing, and laughing all the while having a fun-filled camp week.

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Enter to WIN

We’re excited to give you a chance to win a Free Session (July 5 – 7) of Little Bear Camp at Van Buren Youth Camp. This is the perfect opportunity for a 1st through 3rd grader to experience the zany magic that is sleep away camp! (prize value $120)

Prize cannot be applied to a current camp registration at Van Buren Youth Camp. Child must be entering 1st grade through 3rd grade. Winner must be available to claim their prize and attend the July 5 – 7, 2018 camp.

1: For a first entry, leave a comment below telling us what you think your child’s favorite camp experience at Van Buren Youth Camp would be.

2. Get a second entry by “liking” Van Buren Youth Camp on Facebook and leave a separate comment telling us you did so. (Note: Only comments on this article will be counted for this giveaway.)



This giveaway will close on May 30, 2018 at midnight and the winners will be notified via email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond by email accepting the prize. No purchase necessary to enter the contest. Leaving a comment on this blog post is not a requirement of entry. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used to enter the contest and notify winners. Entrants will release Facebook from all liability. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Michigan. Only one entry per household or IP address. Entrants may also enter the contest by sending an email to win at grkids dot com containing their name, address, phone number and email address along with the words: Van Buren Youth Camp: Little Bear Camp in the subject line. Grand Rapids Kids’ liability is limited to the value of the prize.

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