Join us for a fun-filled week of interfaith friendships and service!

June 17-21 or June 24-28


EVERYDAY 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Days begin and end at:

Kent Career Tech Center
1655 East Beltline Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

For students going into Grades 8 - 12

Check out the Flyer!

Habitat for Humanity

Week 1: Interfaith and Cross-Cultural Exploration (June 17-21)

Introduction to the world of interfaith leadership through visiting sacred sites and building community through service. This week is perfect for students who are new to interfaith dialogue and cross-cultural engagement, and are ready to begin the journey of seeing new places in our city and making new friends. During this camp students can expect to:

  • Experience the challenge by choice of a High and Low ropes course

  • Explore different houses of worship (eat tasty foods too)

  • Engage with peers and neighbors of a variety of cultures, traditions and world views

  • Learn interfaith leadership and cooperation

  • Build friendships through service with a variety of organizations doing incredible work in our community


Hindu Temple Tour
Torah at Temple Emanuel

Week 2: Interfaith Leadership and Community Engagement (June 24-28)

This week will explore cooperation across lines of difference as we learn each other’s stories and work to build an equitable community for everyone. This week is perfect for students who have experience with interfaith dialogue, cross-cultural communication, and are ready to explore how people experience Grand Rapids as their home. During this camp students can expect to:

  • Experience the challenge by choice of a High and Low ropes course

  • Learn the stories of our neighbors at sacred sites and houses of worship (eat tasty foods too)

  • Engage with the hopes and concerns of a variety of cultures, traditions and world views within our community

  • Learn deep dialogue, thoughtful listening, and organizing for change

  • Build friendships through service and shared explorations of how we can work towards a community where everyone is valued and respected

**Students who have attended Day Camp in the past are encouraged to think about attending week 2**


  • Team Building and Leadership Skills
  • Work On Service Projects Together
  • Taste Different Foods
  • Explore Diverse Faith Communities
  • Make New Friends

            . . .and much more!


Early Bird Registration Rate (until 3/31) -  $85/student

General Registration Rate - $100/student

Registration is now open!

If interested in scholarship, please email us.

Plaster Creek Clean Up

What kind of places will we get to experience?

Over the course of these weeks, you'll get to experience things like:

Islamic Mosque, Jewish Synagogue, Sikh Gurdwara, Hindu Temple, Dominican Center, Food Pantry, Habitat for Humanity, Hunger Simulation, and more... 

*actual sites are subject to change


A Sample Day's Schedule



8:30 a.m.

Students Arrive at KCTC


Morning Briefing and Reflection

9:00 a.m.

Travel to House of Worship


Tour and Learning Together at a Local House of Worship

11:30 a.m.

Lunch on site

12:15 p.m.

Ride to Service Site 

12:45 p.m.

Working Together at Local Service Agency

2:45 p.m.

Ride to KCTC

3:15 p.m.

Afternoon Debrief and Reflection

3:30 p.m.

Students picked up at KCTC

We're excited to see you there!

Youth on a hill

Interested In Being A Day Camp Counselor?

We are currently seeking application from local college students who are interested in facilitating two incredible weeks of interfaith cooperation and community engagement.

Interfaith Service Day Camp Counselors will play an integral role in helping to run these summer service camp weeks for middle and high school students.  All efforts will reflect GVSU’s values of inclusiveness and community and the Division of Inclusion & Equity’s commitment to social justice.

If you are interested in applying, the job description and online application can be found HERE!

Lunch at Gurdwara

Need More Info?

For any additional information or if you have any questions, please contact us via email.

You may also call the Kaufman Office at 

(616) 331-5702.

Sorting clothes

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