Our Mission To provide extraordinary camping opportunities for children and to be a valued resource to 4-H, youth, families, groups, and organizations throughout the region. Our Motto To teach young people skills for life in a safe, fun and loving environment
Camp Kidwell is owned and operated by the non-profit organization, Allegan County 4-H Clubs for almost 70 years as a youth camp and community facility. Our 150 acre facility is located on beautiful Eagle Lake near Bloomingdale, Michigan. In 1998, we expanded from just 8 acres to the current 150, which allowed us to add new facilities and become a year-round facility which serves youth groups, families, schools, and businesses. The expansion also kept nearly a mile of Eagle Lake shoreline undeveloped. Each year we host over 5,000 guests in programs such as summer, weekend and winter camps, school programs, family reunions, friendship gatherings, youth retreats, church fellowships, wedding, and business programs. We are licensed by the State of Michigan and accredited by the American Camp Association.Camp Kidwell is a non-profit youth camp in Bloomingdale (Southwest), Michigan. We offer a wide variety of programs including: summer camp, team building/School, community events, facilities rentals, and so much more. Please check out the site and hopefully you find all the information you are looking for, but if you have questions or need more information, please"contact us" we would LOVE to hear from you!
Allegan County 4-H Clubs
Allegan County 4-H Clubs is the Non-profit organization that was created in 1949 to own and operate 4-H Camp Kidwell. This organization consists of a general membership of the 4-H leaders of Allegan County and a Board of Directors elected by the general membership. Below is a list of the current Board of Directors. Also listed below are the organizations by-laws and meeting minutes. If you have questions or would like information, please contact the board president Don Berens through email.
2021 Board of Directors Don Berens - President Marla Wedge- Vice President Cora Boeve - Secretary Brenda Flokstra - Treasurer Nora Balgoyen-Williams Jeremie Boeve Amy Germain Kevin Germain Barbara Hockin Raymond Lackey Kim Marcus Mackenzie Melvin Bruce Modreske Steve Sprengal
The ACA is one of just a handful of nationally recognized camp accreditation organizations whose knowledge and experience in the camping field is unrivaled. Their accreditation standards cover everything from camper safety and health care, travel and risk management to individual activity safety standards. We are accredited for a period of three years with an on-site inspection taking place on the third year. If you would like more information regarding the ACA please click here.
Each year we are inspected by the State of Michigan. This inspection covers a wide variety of areas, including food safety, waterfront safety, staffing ratios, to any other areas that are vital to running a safe camping program. The state licenses both our facility and our program. For more information regarding our yearly state inspection, please click here.
Nondiscrimination Statement In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Kidwell is an equal opportunity provider and employer.