RUN FOR CAMP 5K TRAIL RUN/WALK TO RAISE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CHILDREN
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jennifer Robelli
CAMP HENRY, CAMP ROGER, AND CAMP GENEVA ANNOUNCE RUN FOR CAMP 5K TRAIL RUN/WALK TO RAISE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CHILDREN
Newaygo, Mich. - Camp Henry, Camp Roger, and Camp Geneva, three summer camps in West Michigan, have joined together in the Run for Camp 5K Trail Run/Walk (presented by Howard Miller) to raise scholarship funds for children to attend camp. Run for Camp will take place on October 12, 2019, at Camp Henry, 5575 S. Gordon Avenue, Newaygo, Michigan. The course winds through Camp Henry’s 212 acres on a scenic, natural trail.
Each of these three camps have a long history and deep commitment to making a summer camp experience accessible to all children and families, regardless of their ability to pay. Over the past four years, these camps have provided over $1 million in scholarship assistance.
Race registration fees for 2019 are: $20 for adults, $15 for students and children. Family and group pricing are available. Register at https://runsignup.com/runforcamp by October 2 to receive a race t-shirt.
The 5K Trail Run will be timed and awards given. Prizes will be awarded for age groups beginning with 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, and continuing up by decade. The 5K Walk can be walked at your own pace.
“While we represent three different summer camps, each of us share the same desire to see all children, regardless of financial needs, attend camp. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to benefit from an amazing, positive, loving, and life-changing Christian camping experience,” shares Jake, Executive Director, Camp Henry.
Doug Vanderwell, Camp Roger’s Executive Director adds, “We’re all passionate about children growing in their self-esteem, confidence, and faith, and feel that there are few places that develop these character traits better than camp.”
“While we all offer excellent summer camp programs, we don’t see ourselves as competing with one another; we simply want all kids to experience the fun and benefits of camp,” shares Kevin VanderKlok, Executive Director, Camp Geneva.
Race Day Details
Date: October 12, 2019
Time: 9:00 am – Packet Pickup and Late Registration;
10:00 am –Race and Walk begins;
11:00 am – Award Ceremony;
Fall Activities for Kids following Award Ceremony
Location: Camp Henry, 5575 S Gordon Ave, Newaygo, MI 49337
Phone: (231) 652-6472
Registration information: https://runsignup.com/runforcamp
Camp Henry has had the privilege of serving campers, students, families, and guests since 1937. Camping experiences at Camp Henry have the capacity to transform lives in many ways. With such a concentrated amount of time, a beautiful natural environment, intentional camp programs and activities, opportunities to try something new, and being surrounded by positive Christian role models - the combination is perfect for enhancing and positively changing the lives of campers and guests who come to Camp Henry. To learn more, please visit www.camphenry.org.
Camp Roger offers overnight camp, Camp Scottie day camp, wilderness camp, rental facilities, and outdoor education classes on campuses in Rockford and Howard City. Camp Roger’s programs focus on personal and spiritual growth through relationships and experiences in creation. Learn more at www.camproger.org.
GENEVA Camp & Retreat Center offers Christian summer camp programming (grades 1-12) and year-round retreat facilities in Holland, Michigan. GENEVA serves approximately 4,200 youth in their summer camp program and over 13,000 retreat guests annually. More information can be found at www.campgeneva.org.
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