Big Lakers Program

Big Lakers

Welcome! Our Big Lakers program is made up of students ages 6-12. These students attend our center before and after school and during our summer program. When Allendale schools have half-days or snow-days, we accommodate for the children enrolled in the program to be present for the day. We work closely with APS Transportation to ensure students are traveling safely to and from school. Allendale Public Schools provides transportation for our students to and from school and our center. During the academic school year, the Big Lakers are offered breakfast and after school snack at our center. During the summer program, the Big Lakers are offered 4 meals a day (breakfast, AM snack, Lunch, and PM snack). The Big Lakers spend the summer exploring our beautiful campus, Grand Rapids, and so much more! 

Before & After School Care

  • Meals Provided
    • Breakfast
    • After-School Snack
  • Activities 
    • Outdoor Play
    • Board Games
    • Homework Help
  • Child Care is provided on half days and snow days for students enrolled in the program. 


Big Lakers Touring Football Stadium

Summer Camps

  • Meals Provided
    • Breakfast
    • AM Snack
    • Lunch
    • PM Snack
  • Activities 
    • Tour Lubbers Stadium 
    • Visit the GVSU Library
    • Tour Pizza Hut and Make Pizza
    • Swim at The GV Pool
    • Visit the GV Farmers Market

Where Is Your Child Spending Their Summer?

Big Lakers Summer Camps

We offer a fun, engaging summer experience for all children! Summer Camp begins in June and completes at the end of summer, when elementary schools resume. Each week the Big Lakers will have a theme; these themes include, but are not limited to, sports, water, science, cooking, and more! Each summer our Big Laker lead teacher, Ms. Jenny, leads the Big Lakers on adventures all over Grand Valley's Campus and Downtown Grand Rapids. While on the Allendale campus, students will get to swim at the GV Rec Center, visit the library, play sports in the gymnasiums and outdoor sports complexes, tour Lubbers Stadium and meet Grand Valley Athletes! The Big Lakers take trips to Meijer, John Ball Zoo, Pizza Hut, GV Pew Campus, and more! Students take the Rapid Bus system to and from these locations, free of charge, courtesy of Grand Valley.


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Page last modified April 6, 2018