Camp Blodgett (Grand Rapids, MI)


  • Name:Kim Schurr

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Camp Blodgett
  • Address:
    Grand Rapids, MI 49507
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:6169490780

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • To provide youth of our community with an educational and recreational experience that promotes social responsibility, encourages academic success and supports development of a healthy self-esteem.

  • History:
  • Camp Blodgett was established in 1921 with a gift of land on the shores of Lake Michigan from the John W. Blodgett family and Helen Blodgett Irwin, and its initial purpose was to provide an out-of-doors camping experience to inner city orphans. Over 87 years later, Camp Blodgett's purpose has evolved from simply fresh air and fun to a unique, educationally based esteem building experience for children who might otherwise have no extracurricular activities.

    Camp Blodgett strives to fulfill its mission by providing quality year-round programs for children that emphasize academic achievement, self-esteem and social responsibility:

    Residential Summer Camp - 6-8 days of exciting and educational enrichment activities for over 500 8-13 year olds - 97% pay $35 or less.
    Camp Blodgett Club - after-school programs for over 200 kids that meet twice per week in eight locations and focus on literacy, teamwork and building motivating relationships - no cost to participants.
    Leadership Conferences - weekend retreats where teens develop leadership and communication skills - $5 or less per retreat.
    Young Leaders - council of up to 20 older teens that undertakes service projects, works on college prep and seeks advanced leadership opportunities within the community - no cost to participants.

    We feel it is essential to maintain positive, nurturing relationships with as many deserving kids as possible. That is why we have expanded our programs to reach children all year round, and that is why Camp Blodgett will continue to grow and improve these programs.

  • Year established:1921
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:17
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:6

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Tracey Brame, President
    Neil Kimball, Vice President
    Sherry Greene, Secretary
    Ron LaMange, Treasurer
    Debra Battjes
    Jerry Benson
    Denise Brenner
    Tyler Carll
    TJ Carnegie
    Pat Duperron
    Ron Jimmerson
    Vicki Kimball
    Kim Melcher
    Gwen Moore
    Susan O'Brien
    Andre Pierre
    Barbara Yared

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Jim Guilfoyle, Executive Director

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Susan Doughty, Program Director
    Kim Schurr, Finance Director
    Phil Dickson, Facilities Director


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:38-6004379

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:386004379
  • Organization Name:CAMP BLODGETT
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:528 BRIDGE ST NW STE 6
  • Organization City:GRAND RAPIDS
  • Organization State:MI
  • Organization Zip:49504-5349
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:September, 1956
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general publicĀ 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):325, 600, 602
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Camp, Community Chest, United Way, etc., Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
  • Organization Code:5 (Association)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:N200
  • Asset Amount:$3,837,114
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$1,121,408
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$623,599
  • Last Updated:2/23/2018 6:25:08 pm

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