Spending time with friends and family is a holiday tradition. But, it can be difficult for kids with weak immune systems. Children's Healing Center in Grand Rapids is holding a series of kid camps, to give sick kids the opportunity to get out of the house and spend time with their families in a clean and safe environment.

“During the holidays, we find that kids want to spend time with their friends, playing and enjoying the excitement of the season together,” said Melissa Block, associate director.

Each camp is from 2-4 p.m.at the Children's Healing Center on 1530 Fulton St.

  • Eskimo Pie (Dec. 26, ages three and above): Kids will build an igloo and learn about penguins, polar bears and Eskimo life.
  • Let’s Get Creative (Dec. 27, ages three and above): Kids will get to explore a winter wonderland of art with Tinkerbell and Princess Anna.
  • Outdoor Adventure (Dec. 28, ages five and above): Did someone say s’mores? Children will get to participate in a scavenger hunt, indulge in hot cocoa and camp inside.
  • Dr. Seuss Day (Jan. 2, ages three and above): Children will get to learn one of the best lessons of Dr. Seuss: Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
  • Epic Challenge (Jan. 3, ages eight and above): Kids will be challenged in a series of sports activities and get to participate in team building events.
  • Circus Circus (Jan. 4, ages five and above): Children will get to explore the circus. From face painting to carnival games, they’ll get to see the greatest show on Earth – without leaving the Center.

The camps are free and open to children with compromised immune systems and their siblings. Space is limited, so registration is required by December 19.

Visit the Children's Healing Center website here to sign up.

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