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Steil Club Fall Programming

August 25th, 2011

After a great Summer full of fun and exciting learning opportunities, Fall programming is ready to go! The Clubs will be in full swing, Tuesday, September 6th. To help Club Members kick off the school year, Club staff, board members and volunteers will be at Sibley Elementary school celebrating their return!

Club Members are being encouraged to wear their Club and Camp gear to school to promote their home away from home! As an incentive for the youth, any child spotted wearing the gear will receive a prize!

Upcoming Events:

September 6th - 9th: The first 50 kids in the Club will receive free school supplies!

September 15th: We will be taking another 12 kids to receive free bikes from Bentler Automotive. Read more here about the first collaboration with them.

September 24th: We will be celebrating Worldwide Day of Play out at Camp O'Malley.  

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Camp O’Malley finishes another successful summer!

August 24th, 2011

With school starting just around the corner, Camp O’Malley is quiet without the sounds of laughter, water splashing, camp songs, fire crackling, bouncing balls, whistles and cheers of excitement. The Camp just completed another successful summer serving 454 campers over a 7 week period.

The Camp focused on the Heart of West Michigan United Way’s desired outcome of helping children increase healthy behaviors. At Camp O’Malley, staff educate Campers about healthy living through physical activities that for many may be a new experience, game, or activity. Campers hopefully will have fun being active want to continue the physical activities after their Camp experience. “Teaching Campers to make healthy choices and be active is a natural fit with the population we serve, our outdoor setting and mission,” explained Becky Reed Missad, Director of Camp O’Malley.

The Camp Staff, made up of positive adult role models, teach healthy behavior including eating healthy, staying active, setting goals, staying involved in extracurricular activities, having a healthy self-esteem, and encouraging one another. The Camp teaches these important messages at time of year when at-risk youth do not often have access to enriching summer opportunities.

Camp O’Malley serves kids ages 8-14 through a residential summer Camp experience. No child is ever turned away because they cannot afford to pay. This summer, 94% of our Campers fell below the poverty line qualifying them for a Camper Scholarship. Campers who attend our adventure Camp participate activities like the climbing wall, swimming, canoeing, tubing, high ropes course, team-building, low ropes, sports, arts & crafts, hiking, biking, fishing, dance, healthy living, and nature exploration.

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AYBT National Championship

August 23rd, 2011

The Seidman Boys & Girls Club basketball teams finished the summer AYBT basketball tournament on a high note. There were a total of five teams that competed in the summer league from Seidman. We had over eighty members that played in the league from Seidman Club. The tournaments were played all over the Midwest, and ended with the Nationals in Fort Wayne, Indiana on July 15th-23rd. The kids had an amazing experience and worked really hard on and off the basketball court. The 6th grade boys team came back home National Runer-Up. The 8th grade and varsity girls teams came back National Champions. I would like to thank all of the coaches, parents, and sponsors for a very special summer for our kids at the Seidman Club.

Thanks,

Officer Michael Harris

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#1 heaven said:

seidman is a wonderful program that teaches great leadership and life skills Im happy to be a part of it.

#2 hakim said:

i am a 14 years old and i am in 8th grade and i really want to play for a team i am a good guard and shooting guard you can call me at 616-856-6510

#3 Oj said:

My name is oj I am a power forward I love basketball it's what I love to do I am a really good shooter and a power forward I. Am interested in playin for your club any information call me at 616-510-7685

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Our Mission

To enable all young people to reach their full potential as responsible citizens through education, recreation, and other positive community experiences in partnership with the Grand Rapids Police Department.

Contact Us

for direct numbers to specific departments and staff visit the contact page.

Paul I. Phillips

ecrison@bgcgran...

(616) 719.0775

726 Madison Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI
49503

Steil Club

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(616) 233.9370

235 Straight Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI
49504

Seidman Club

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(616) 452.0061

139 Crofton Street St
Grand Rapids, MI
49507

Camp O'Malley

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(616) 871.6551

7360 Thornapple Dales
Alto, MI
49302