Day Camp is loaded with activities every day!
The Salvation Army Kroc Center’s Camp Kroc is a Christian day camp licensed through the State of Michigan.
Camp gives children the opportunity to engage in fun-filled activities in a safe and positive environment, and promotes the development of the whole child through structured group activities to improve socialization and boost self-confidence.
Watch for 2022 dates to be announced!
Day Camp runs from 9 AM – 4 PM. Before Care is available from 7:30 – 9 AM and After Care from 4 – 6 PM. You may choose one or both each week.
COST (2021 RATES):
- Members: $140 per week
- Non-Members: $165 per week
- Before/After Care: $22/28 per week
- Junior Counselors (Age 13–17): $85/week
Camp scholarships are available on a limited basis. An application link will be shared once registration opens.
GOALS OF CAMP KROC
1. To help campers learn and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
2. For all campers to feel safe, valued and loved.
3. To help campers learn something new about themselves.
HOW TO REGISTER
STEP 1: Click here for the online Camp Kroc registration.
STEP 2: Log in or create an online account. NOTE: Your CampDoc.com login is separate from the one you may have used for other Kroc Center programs.
STEP 3: Search or browse for the camps you want, adding before/after care as desired.
STEP 4: Follow the instructions to fill out your registration and forms. All paperwork MUST be completed prior to your child’s first day of camp.
STEP 5: When you get to the payment screen, you may choose to pay the full balance, or only the listed deposit:
a. A deposit of $50 is required for each week of Camp Kroc or Junior Counselor camp.
b. CampDoc.com gives you flexible options to pay off your balance. If the full balance is not paid one week before the start of camp, your registration may be cancelled.
STEP 6: Watch for reminder emails from CampDoc.com to complete any outstanding paperwork or payments.
All registrations, payments, and paperwork are managed via CampDoc.com. Registrations must be received no later than 5pm on the Wednesday two weeks before the start of the selected camp.
Scholarships covering up to 50% of camp costs are available throughout the summer on a limited basis for families that qualify for assistance. Application deadline is May 1. Scholarships are available for Day Camp only – extended care, junior counselors, and specialty camps are not included.
REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS
No full refunds are given unless the camp program is cancelled by The Salvation Army Kroc Center. If a participant has paid in full but requests to cancel at least one week (5 business days) before the start of the registered session, a refund will be issued minus a $25 processing fee (or, you may choose to transfer to another session if space is available). Requests made less than one week (5 business days) prior to the start date are not eligible for a refund or credit, except in the case of personal emergencies, as determined by Kroc Center personnel. No credits or prorated refunds will be issued for missed days of camp due to illness, partial attendance, or behavioral issues.
In accordance with state law, parents are required to provide health insurance policy information for each child, verification that immunizations are current, and the date of the child’s last tetanus shot. A signature is required for parents who choose not to immunize.
We strive to make camp accessible for ALL children. Unfortunately, the Kroc Center cannot provide specialized, one-on-one care for any individual camper. Parents of children with special needs must submit an inclusion application AND call the day camp manager at (616) 588-7200 ext 2021 at least two weeks before their desired camp start date to schedule a meeting to determine whether the Kroc Center can provide appropriate accommodations and, most importantly, keep the child safe while in our care. Campers are accepted on a case by case basis.
Only adults listed on the pick-up authorization section of the medical form may sign out a child. Valid photo ID must be presented EACH time a child is signed out (MI state ID or driver’s license, Military ID or passport). Campers, including Junior Counselors, may not sign themselves out of camp.
CAMP HEALTH & REGISTRATION INFORMATION
In our continuous efforts to provide the best possible care to our campers and staff, Camp Kroc is partnering with CampDoc.com. Camp.Doc.com is an electronic health record system for camps, and will help us consolidate and integrate camper health information into a centralized and secure location.
Within a week of registration, campers will receive a “welcome e-mail” from CampDoc.com with information about how to complete your camper’s health information. We are excited to continually evolve-building safer, more productive and more efficient systems to create the best experience for you and your family. .
The security, confidentiality and privacy of your camper’s personal health information will always be protected. Only Camp Kroc health staff will have access to camper health information, and the CampDoc.com site is secure, encrypted and password protected.
LUNCH & SNACKS
Campers and junior counselors should bring their own lunch Monday–Thursday. On Fridays, Camp Kroc will provide lunch for all campers and junior counselors. Campers are welcome to bring a lunch on Fridays if desired (no discount on the camp price is provided.) If your camper has a food allergy, please make note on their CampDoc profile so accommodations can be made. Healthy snacks will be provided during the day.
Campers are grouped by age and specific activities are targeted towards their age group. Requests for campers to be in specific groups may not be able to be accommodated.
Parents will receive a newsletter via email the week before each week registered. This will include all camp policies and procedures. This information is also available on our website or at the Kroc Center Welcome Desk. For specific questions feel free to contact our Day Camp Supervisor at (616) 588-7200 ext. 2021. Join us for an exclusive parent orientation on June 9 to learn more information about camp and ask questions to our camp staff.
1. The Kroc Center Day Camp program strives to offer every child, regardless of ability, the opportunity to participate in recreational activities that are both fun & educational. Our counselors work to create a positive environment, free from discrimination or other factors that may prohibit campers from having an enjoyable experience at camp. Day Camp counselors are trained to utilize positive discipline techniques to promote growth & learning.
2. Counselors and campers work together to create a “group contract” and outline the consequences for misbehavior. We deal with issues pro-actively, by informing campers of expectations and creating an environment that fosters safety, openness and respect.
3. Bullying of any kind is not acceptable and will be addressed immediately.
4. Our behavior correction process is a three step system:
Step one: Verbal warning
Step two: Temporary suspension from activity and discussion with Day Camp Manager
Step three: Parents will be notified. If campers do not follow the rules or repeatedly misbehave, we will contact parents and depending on the severity and frequency of the behavior, we may ask parents to remove the child from camp.
5. Campers are expected to follow our five guidelines for behavior:
-Respect the Kroc
If you feel that your camper may struggle with any of the above guidelines, please fill out an inclusion application to make sure we can provide the best care possible.
We strive to make camp accessible for ALL children. Unfortunately, the Kroc Center cannot provide specialized, one-on-one care for any individual camper. Parents of children with special needs must submit an inclusion application AND call the Day Camp Manager at (616) 588-7200 ext. 2021 at least two weeks before their desired camp start date to schedule a meeting to determine whether the Kroc Center can provide appropriate accommodations and, most importantly, keep the child safe while in our care. Campers are accepted on a case–by–case basis.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Each day at Camp Kroc includes a morning game, ice-breakers, worship and camp songs and large or small group lessons. Campers are grouped for the week by age. Activities vary each day and follow the week’s theme to keep things fun and exciting.
WHAT TO WEAR
Campers are required to wear socks & closed-toe shoes every day. Campers should wear weather-appropriate clothes in which they can play and get dirty.
WHAT TO BRING
• Backpack/bag – Campers should bring their belongings in a backpack or bag. EVERYTHING should be labeled with the camper’s name.
• Water bottle
• Lunch – Campers and junior counselors should bring their own lunch Monday–Thursday. On Fridays, Camp Kroc will provide lunch for all campers and junior counselors. Campers are welcome to bring a lunch on Fridays if desired (no discount on the camp price is provided.) If your camper has a food allergy, please make note on their CampDoc profile so accomodations can be made. Healthy snacks will be provided during the day.
• Sunscreen – We recommend that you apply SPF 35 or higher before dropping your child off. In keeping with child safety standards, counselors are not permitted to apply sunscreen to campers. However, they can instruct and supervise campers during reapplication throughout the day.
• Swimsuit – Campers swim and/or use the giant slip & slide frequently, so please pack a swimsuit, sandals and towel on scheduled swim days. A plastic bag or swim bag is helpful to keep the camper’s belongings together in the locker room. EVERYTHING should be labeled with the camper’s name.