We’re hiring!

Are you looking for flexible hours and a meaningful career? Join our team! Current openings include Mentors, R.E.C. Connect Activity Assistant, and General Maintenance/Grounds staff.

Get details at:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=90d9e4f2-34b0-4186-97ce-90766cba30a5&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US

Our July R.E.C. Connect Calendar is here!

Our July R.E.C. Connect calendar is here! Highlights include classes, activities and events like a visit to the Berlin Fair, Outdoor Recreation, Bowling at Hudsonville Lanes, Winter in July Holiday Activities and more! Be sure to RSVP to join us! Email maten@ikuslife.org or call 616.677.5251 ext. 119.

Download the complete calendar at:
https://ikuslife.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/REC-Connect-July-2022-Calendar_v2.pdf

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Our June R.E.C. Connect Calendar is here!

Our June R.E.C. Connect calendar is here! Highlights include classes, activities and events like Bowling & Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts, Out to Eat and Open Studio at Artists Creating Together, Gardening & Cooking, John Ball Zoo & Lunch at the Park and more. Be sure to RSVP to join us! Email maten@ikuslife.org or call 616.677.5251 ext. 119.

Download the complete calendar at:
https://ikuslife.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/REC-Connect-June-2022-Calendar.pdf

Learn more about R.E.C. Connect:
https://ikuslife.org/rec-connect/

 

Summer Camp Registration Update

Registration has been closed as of today 5/11 at 10 am. At this point in the hiring process, if you have not heard about your waiting list status, we are unable to put you into a session. This does not mean you couldn’t get a spot due to cancellations. Thank you all for being understanding about the difficult circumstances we have all been in this year. We are still hiring and if you know anyone that would be interested in working at Indian Trails Camp, please encourage them to apply on our website at ikuslife.org.

Announcing Joe Woodruff as our new Executive Director

We are excited to announce that Joe Woodruff joined IKUS Life Enrichment Services on April 18, 2022 as our new Executive Director! Joe has enjoyed a successful leadership career in both for-profit and non-profit services. Most recently, Joe worked at Sterner Veterinary Clinic, helping to grow their organization, create a strong culture, and foster community relationships. His career began at Hope Network  here in West Michigan, where he worked with children and adults with disabilities for over 11 years. Joe brings a wonderful combination of business and leadership skills, along with compassion and a servant’s heart.

Joe’s responsibilities will include leading IKUS into the future with strategic planning. He will work closely with our entire staff, as well as our Board of Directors, to meet the needs of the individuals and families we serve. Joe’s history of working around direct care services, helps him keep our mission at the forefront. We are proud to have Joe serve as the spokesperson for our organization and represent us within the community. We are thrilled to see what he will accomplish here at IKUS!

Joe lives in West Michigan, is married to Rochel and has an 8 year old daughter, Fallon. He coaches high school soccer, enjoys cooking and spending time with family and friends. Joe is excited to begin this new chapter in his career and return to an organization with a mission close to his heart. Joe will be greeting the community at our Open House on April 26th from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Please stop by and join us in welcoming him to IKUS!

Meet Joe at our April 26 Open House. LEARN MORE—>
https://www.facebook.com/events/515306063658106

 

BELOW: Check out Joe learning all about us! He participated in programming and meetings throughout the week.

 

Our May R.E.C. Connect Calendar is here!

Our May R.E.C. Connect calendar is here! Highlights include classes, activities and events like Drumming, John Ball Zoo, Millennium Park & Horrocks, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Lunch at the Park, Blandford Nature Center and more. Be sure to RSVP to join us! Email maten@ikuslife.org or call 616.677.5251 ext. 119.

Download the complete calendar at:

https://ikuslife.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/REC-Connect-May-2022-Calendar.pdf

Join us for an open house on April 26 and meet our new Executive Director!

Interested in learning more about our programs and services, touring our facilities AND meeting our new Executive Director? Join us next week for our April open house! Visit our Facebook event pages for details:

April 26 from 9:30-11:30am:
https://www.facebook.com/events/515306063658106/

Everyone is welcome! This event is open to anyone in the community—including clinicians, teachers, individuals, families and group homes.

Our April R.E.C. Connect Calendar is here!

Our April R.E.C. Connect calendar is here! Highlights include classes, activities and events like Drumming, Lunch & Exploring in Downtown Holland, John Ball Zoo & Blandford Nature Center, Geology Show at Rogers Plaza, Brunch n Fun, Bowling & Shopping and more. Be sure to RSVP to join us! Email maten@ikuslife.org or call 616.677.5251 ext. 119.

Download the complete calendar at:

https://ikuslife.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/REC-Connect-April-2022-Calendar.pdf

Hiring Open House Friday, April 1 from 11am-4pm

Join us on Friday, April 1 from 11am-4pm for a Summer Camp Hiring Open House at Indian Trails Camp! Stop by and learn about all of the job opportunities available for Summer Camp 2022.

Visit our Facebook event page at:

https://www.facebook.com/events/5411701238875234/

Summer Camp 2022 Update

We are working hard to hire camp staff that will enable us to provide “another best week” of summer fun at ITC in 2022!  There is a shortage of workers in the world and we are not immune to the struggles that many businesses are facing this year.  Many employers are competing for the same small number of applicants and we are doing our very best to get fantastic camp staff to represent ITC!

In order to ensure that we have the appropriate number of staff available to meet the needs of our campers, the following changes have been made to the summer camp registration process which begins on March 1, at 9am.

  1. ALL summer camp reservations made on or after 3/1/22 will be for the WAITING LIST of the session you are interested in.  You may register for as many WAITING LIST sessions as you wish, but we respectfully request that you only sign up for sessions you are able to attend.
  2. As staff are hired, we will move people from the waiting list to the session and you will be notified via email.  We will do our best to allow campers to attend at least 1 camp session.
  3. Once you have been added to the actual session, you may be required to submit a deposit which will be due within a few days to hold your spot.
  4. If your plans change after you register for the waiting list, you may cancel your waiting list reservation online by doing the following:
    1. Log in to your account and click on My Reservations.
    2. Scroll down the page to the list of waiting list reservation(s) for which you are registered.
    3. Click on the waiting list session you wish to cancel.
    4. Scroll down the page and click on Cancel Reservation.  You may enter a reason for cancellation, but it is not required.
    5. Scroll down and click on Cancel Reservation.
    6. Click OK to confirm cancellation.

The decision to have all summer camp reservations automatically go on a waiting list was a difficult one, but this is the best option at this time so that we may secure staff.  We genuinely appreciate your understanding and support as we move through this phase of hiring.  Any suggestions or ideas you may have related to staffing can be sent to Erin Peraino at eperaino@ikuslife.org.

Thank you and make today Another.Best.Day.