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Phone: (616) 452-7906

Fax: (616) 452-7907

Email: info@tallturf.org

2010 Kalamazoo Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

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OUR ROOTS

In the wake of the racial turbulence of the 1960’s, Camp Tall Turf was founded in 1968 with the vision to provide a safe, peaceful and fun environment for children of different racial groups to come together. The founders of Tall Turf shared the conviction that the Christian community ought to be at the forefront of the work of dismantling racism and injustice. They chose the name "Tall Turf" for the site of their camp because of the many tall trees stretching heavenward and for to recognize claim it as God's turf. Since it's very beginning, Tall Turf's ministry has been to preclaim and demonstrate Christ's ministry of reconciliation.  We believe that all people are called to God’s ministry of reconciliation and we seek to carry out this mandate by creating opportunities for youth and families. Today Tall Turf is building on this original vision as it provides and develops year-round leadership development programs aimed at equipping youth with the skills and the awareness needed to be effective agents of reconciliation in God’s world.  We believe that all people are called to God’s ministry of reconciliation and we seek to carry out this mandate by creating opportunities for youth and families

OUR MISSION

 Equipping youth and families for lives of reconciliation in God’s world.

OUR VISION

We aim for diverse groups of people to live, learn, play and worship together according to God’s vision of wholeness. 

WHAT WE VALUE

We value reconcilitation, leadership and community partnerships.

TALL TURF 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
BOARD & STAFF

Without a team of amazing people this work could not happen.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chair

Mrs. Lydia Kuyvenhoven

 

Vice Chair

Mr. Edward Postma

 

Board Treasurer

Mr. Tim VerStrate

Secretary

Dr. Steve Timmermans

 

Voting Board Members

Ms. Angela Nelson

 

Arthur Treadwell

 

Mr. Logan Vos

YEAR ROUND STAFF

President & CEO

Marcus Hargrave

Office Manager

Director of Programs

Site Manager

David Brasser

Site Manager Emeritus

Jim Brasser