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!

Camp Chat!

Hello everyone! We’ve had a lot to celebrate at respites these past few weeks!

For St. Patrick’s Day, some of our popular activities included a leprechaun scavenger hunt, mint chocolate chip cookies, and Irish-themed mosaics.

We also had our own March Madness here at camp! We made our own basketball key chains, built mini basketball catapults, and had a March Madness minute-to-win-it tournament!

We’ve also been enjoying our traditional camp activities. Swimming in the pool is a favorite activity for many people at any time of year. Creative arts, cooking, and sports activities are always fun.

We look forward to being able to spend more time outdoors as it gets closer to time for summer camp!

I IKE IKUS!

Mary Allis
Camp Director & Respite Coordinator

Join Us for a Spring Respite Session!

This warmer weather has us looking forward to our weekend overnight Spring Respites! We still have six more exciting sessions coming up including St. Patty’s Day Celebration, March Madness, Spring has Sprung and Cinco de Mayo Fiesta. For campers that may not be ready to stay overnight, drop-in sessions are also available during the weekend respites.

Check out our Overnight Respite page or the view the Upcoming Sessions in our registration system for details and availability.

Camp Chat!

Hello everyone!

ITC’s got talent! Talent shows and karaoke nights are some of my favorite programs to have at camp. I love all of the talents that our campers share onstage during these events!

Each performance is different during every event, but some frequent music we hear during these events include Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, and Beyoncé.

Performances are often singing and dancing, but also include painting, fashion shows, and sporting events.

Thanks to all of our ITC campers for sharing your talents with us at camp!

I IKE IKUS!

Mary Allis
Camp Director & Respite Coordinator

Check Out The Document Center!

Did you ever wonder what to bring for camp? Or need to download a physical form? Visit the Document Center through our Registration System to get a packing list, physical form and other regularly used documents:

https://www.ultracamp.com/info/downloaddocuments.aspx?idCamp=526&campcode=itg&lang=en-Us

No need to call or email and wait to have forms sent to you, you can access, download and print whenever it is convenient for you.

Summer Camp Registration Begins TODAY!

Today is the day! You can begin registering for our Summer Camp sessions using our online Registration System at 9am. We have a lot of exciting sessions planned for this summer and many sessions fill very quickly, so early application is encouraged.

For online registration visit:

https://www.ultracamp.com/clientlogin.aspx?idCamp=526&campCode=itg

Paper applications are also available if needed, however there is a $15 paper application processing fee. (NOTE: This fee must be included with the application to avoid processing delays, application will not be processed and your spot will not be held until processing fee is received.)

Call 616.677.5251 or email info@ikuslife.org to request a paper application.

We are looking forward to yet another great Summer Camp season, hope you can join us!!

Save the Date! Join Us at Big Boy on March 5 to Support Camp Scholarships

Save the Date: Join your camp friends for great food and a great cause!

Wyoming Big Boy (on Wilson Ave. across from Costco) will be donating 100% of profits from food purchases to benefit Indian Trails Camp scholarships on Sunday, March 5th from 2pm to 8pm when you present the event flyer to the cashier.

Invite your friends, family and community groups to join you while supporting camp!

Wyoming Big Boy is located at:

4950 Wilson Ave SW
Wyoming, MI 49512

Download a flyer.

Visit our Facebook event page.