See you at Breakfast with Santa on December 9!

Santa and his helpers are looking forward to seeing YOU at Breakfast with Santa! Join us on December 9th from 10am to noon for a buffet breakfast, holiday activities and a chance to visit with Santa and receive a gift from him!

Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/582442111926090/.

This is a family-friendly, inclusive event and all members of the community are invited to attend. Invite your friends, family and others!

Winter/Spring Respite Registration Begins November 1

Save the Date! Our Winter/Spring overnight and drop-in respite registration will begin on Wednesday, November 1. Here’s a sneak peek at the sessions & themes we have planned:

OVERNIGHT RESPITES:
• January 12th-14th (Adults): Penguins and Polar Bears
• January 26th-28th (Adults): Super Bowl
• February 9th-11th (Adults): Winter Wonderland
• February 16th-18th (Youth): Animal Planet
• February 23rd-25th (Adults): Walk on the Wild Side
• March 16th-18th (Adults): Luck o’ the Irish
• March 23rd-25th (Adults): March Madness
• April 6th-8th (Adults): Hollywood
• April 13th-15th (Youth): Hollywood
• April 20th-22nd (Adults): Spring has Sprung
• May 4th-6th (Adults): Cinco de Mayo
• May 11th-13th (Adults): Throwback Weekend

DROP IN RESPITES:
• January 20th
• February 3rd
• March 3rd
• March 31st
• April 28th

For more information and to register online beginning on November 1, visit http://ikuslife.org/services/indian-trails-camp/#overnight-respites.

Save the Date! Breakfast With Santa Community Event is December 9

Breakfast with Santa Flyer 2017Santa Claus is coming to camp! Join IKUS at Indian Trails Camp for our Breakfast with Santa community event on Saturday, December 9 from 10am to noon. We’ll have a buffet breakfast, holiday activities, a chance to visit with Santa and an opportunity to receive a gift from him. This is a family-friendly, inclusive event and all members of the community are invited to attend!

https://www.facebook.com/events/582442111926090/

Get ready for Trick or Treat Street fun on October 21!

Get your princesses, puppies and superheroes ready for another year of family-friendly Trick or Treat Street fun! Join us on Saturday, October 21 from 6pm to 8pm for trick or treating, games, activities and food!

All ages are welcome and this event is open to anyone in the community.

Admission is $5 per Trick-or-Treater which includes one meal ticket* or $15 per vehicle, up to 6 people. (*Additional meal tickets are $2 each.)

Visit our Facebook event page or call 616.677.5251 for more information.

Join us for Trick or Treat Street Community Event on Saturday, October 21st!

Join IKUS for our annual Trick or Treat Street community event at Indian Trails Camp on Saturday, October 21st from 6pm-8pm. This is an opportunity to trick or treat in a safe and family-friendly environment. We will have candy for trick-or-treaters, good food and fun activities for everyone!

All ages are welcome and this event is open to anyone in the community.

Admission is $5 per Trick-or-Treater which includes one meal ticket* or $15 per vehicle, up to 6 people. (*Additional meal tickets are $2 each.)

Visit our Facebook event page or call 616.677.5251 for more information.

Thanks for another great summer!

We had another wonderful summer camp season! We were reunited with old friends, met awesome new friends, were empowered through incredible experiences and made lifelong memories! We hope you will continue to follow us via Instagram, Facebook or on our website to stay up to date on our year-round programs & services!

Respite updates for the fall!

We’re excited to announce that we will be offering new options for our weekend respites this fall! In addition having two respite weekends for adults ages 18+ each month, we will have one children’s respite each month for ages 5 to 17 and one weekend of drop-in respites each month (an 8am to 2pm session for ages 5 to 17 and a 2:30 to 8:30pm session for ages 18+, no drop-in respites are available in December).

To view a listing of respite dates and themes, visit our Overnight Respite or Drop-In Respite web pages!

Fall registration begins on August 1.

Wednesday, June 28: Join IKUS for Ottawa County CMH Consumer Advisory Committee

Join us this Wednesday, June 28th, for Community Mental Health of Ottawa County‘s next Consumer Advisory Commitee meeting! Everyone is welcome! This is a great opportunity for consumers, guardians and families to ask questions about CMHOC’s programs and processes as well as receive CMHOC updates from Lynne Doyle (CMHOC Executive Director). It will be held here in our Kate Pew Wolters Center from 4pm-5pm. We hope to see you there!

Accessible Art Creation Day with Zot Artz!

19399951_1770198192994553_389986153560265772_nIn partnership with Zot Artz we had an accessible art creation day for campers, partner programs and community participants. Accessible art tools allowed everyone to experience the full creative process in the creation of unique art pieces.

A HUGE thanks to Dwayne Szot, nationally renowned artist, for providing this opportunity to create original works of art that foster social interaction, natural inclusion, and self-esteem, and nurtures the ability for each person to work at their own level of ability. 19399012_1770242356323470_3476228649871368928_n

And a HUGE thanks to our friends from The C2 Group for their dedication in making this event a success! Their time, energy, and, friendship (and popsicles) were greatly appreciated! Give it up for Dwayne & The C2 Group for making every day another best day for those we serve and for our community!

View our Facebook photo album for more pictures! 19396952_1770216072992765_2998337623905654277_n

Summer Camp is Here!

IMG_2934Summer Camp is here and we are enjoying every minute! The weather is warm and campers are having a blast! With swimming, paddle boating, visits from the Critter Barn and Arts in Motion Studio, our days are filled with fun activities. We’ve also enjoyed evening events like a concert from Rick Reuther and karaoke. We’re so excited about what’s in store for the rest of the summer!

20170606_190735Visit our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ikuslife to view more photos from Session #1 and check back on our Camp Blog throughout the summer for regular updates!