Apr 28, 2011 | Faith Based Initiatives, Grant History

SpringHill Camps believes that camp promotes community, teaches critical thinking, embraces nature, creates future leaders and fosters positive relationships. This camp has the opportunity to see this kind of life-changing impact every year. SpringHill looks to continue providing camp experiences for kids in our Michigan communities through scholarships and partnerships in offering a safe and fun place where kids can see themselves in a new and exciting way.

The Gerstacker Foundation is one of many supporters of SpringHill Camps, donating $310,000 since 1992 in pledges and grants. These dollars have helped fund camp experiences that have enabled more young people to come to camp.

SpringHill focuses on programs for young people grades first through twelve. From summer camp, group retreats to weekend family camps and winter retreats, people enjoy the many activities on nearly 1,000 acres of forest, wetlands, lakes and ponds. They can learn how to ride a horse, skateboard, play paintball along with many more activities while sleeping in the many unique housing units; including: tepees, forts, cabooses and a vintage cargo plane. SpringHill Camps is one of the largest and most popular youth camps in the country, bringing life-changing experiences to young people year round.

“At SpringHill we passionately believe that kids need camp.  Because in a world where the average child spends more than 70 hours a week in front of a screen (television, gaming, phone, and computer) and only 30 minutes out of doors, we know a week at SpringHill provides kids what they’re so often missing in their lives – an opportunity to be a kid and to grow physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually and to do it in such a way that can’t be done sitting in front of a screen.  The support of the Gerstacker Foundation, along with so many other supporters, continues to help us assure that kids can have this type of quality, life transforming camp experience.”- Michael Perry, president of SpringHill Camps