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Camp Sparkle is a children’s program of Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids.  We invite your children to connect with other children impacted by cancer or grief.  Together, we will be traveling around the world, here at the Grand Rapids Clubhouse, with our “Learning Around the World” theme.

Camp Sparkle will be filled with entertainment, hands on learning, language, art, lunch, and special guests. This year we will be exploring five cultures, as we travel around the world, all from the Clubhouse.

2017 Camp Dates:

June 27 (Tues): 10:00AM-2:30PM
July 11 (Tues): 10:00AM-2:30PM
July 18 (Tues): 10:00AM-2:30PM
July 25 (Tues): 10:00AM-2:30PM
August 1 (Tues): 10:00AM-2:30PM


Camp will me help for FIVE weeks throughout the summer on Tuesdays. On your child’s FIRST day of Camp please arrive at 9:45am for registration purposes. Childcare is available from 2:3–6:00PM for those unable to pick their child up at 2:30PM. If you would like to register your child(ren) for childcare and have not done so, please contact Jacqueline Scherer (616-453-8300 x 107) BEFORE the first day of camp. We hope that your child can join us for all 5 sessions, but weekly attendance is not required.

At the end of the summer, we invite all of our campers, their family and friends to join us for a Summer Camp Celebration. Join us on Tuesday, August 1st at 12:00PM, as we “travel” to California for lunch, a Hollywood celebration and graduation. Family/friends are welcome and encouraged to join us for a lunch, band, and an opportunity to learn about the fun we had this summer.


Register for Camp Sparkle TODAY by completing Camp Sparkle Registration & Permission Form and the Post Camp Child Care Form, or by emailing

Day 2 Poland - Camp Sparkle Day 3 Italy- Camp Sparkle Day 4 Philippines- Camp Sparkle Day 5 Zimbabwe- Camp Sparkle Day 6 New Orleans- Camp Sparkle