Camp Newaygo

Apr 27, 2017
Camp Newaygo

Camp Newaygo hosts a fundraiser this weekend, Enchanted Forest, raising funds with 40 fairy and gnome homes designed by area florists.  Caitlyn Phillips joins tell us all about it.

Lakeshore Brew Fest

Oct 7, 2016
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The Lakeshore Brew Fest is a fundraiser for Camp Blodgett and we discuss this 4th annual event with Erica Czaja.

Camp Manitoulin

Aug 10, 2016
Camp Manitou Lin
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Camp Manitoulin is winding down its season. We catch up with the importance of camping for a young one’s life with the camps Executive Director.

The United Way

Jul 8, 2016
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The United Way

Monthly we put the spotlight on all things Heart of West Michigan United Way with guests in studio.  Today we talk about funding educational programs and Camp Blodgett. Guests are Emily Schichtel, Andrea Robinson and Brian Paul.

Life EMS Camp 911

Jun 7, 2016 / GR Kids

Life EMS ambulance's Jason Heyboer and Hannah Messer talk about the 20th summer of CAMP 911, a free safety camp for youth

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The state says authorities fatally shot a young bear after it went near a group of campers in western Michigan and wouldn't leave. reports the bear shot Sunday north of Baldwin was believed to be 1 to 3 years old and its carcass was taken to a lab for analysis.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources wildlife technician Katie Keen says the bear was shot on private property.

Keen says about eight people, including children, were camping in tents and a camper when the bear came near their site.

Indian Trails Camp

Apr 28, 2016

Tim Hileman, Executive Director of Indian Trails Camp, joins us to talk about the wide range of programs and services available to campers. An annual fundraiser is right around the corner and we talk about that and more this morning.

Camp Newaygo

Apr 22, 2016
Camp Newaygo

Camp Newyago is celebrating their 90th anniversary this year. We talk about their history, their expansion over the last 5 years, and the continued needs and plans. We speak with the director Jane Vitek and Camp alum Caitlin Phillips.

YMCA Happenings

Apr 22, 2016
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Guests are in studio this morning from the YMCA.  Today's discussion is about Camp Manitou-Lin.  Our guests are Donna Messina and Camp Director Bill Hinton.

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An effort seeks to legalize portable fire pits in Grand Rapids.

The Grand Rapids Press reports Daniel Geurink started the petition last year seeking to allow backyard campfires.

City Commissioner Jon O'Connor says it's "an American tradition to be able to sit in your backyard with friends and enjoy a fire."

City ordinance currently prohibits recreational fires along with open burning of leaves, yard waste and garbage. The fire department says recreational fires pose a hazard and create smoke that can disturb neighbors.