MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- The worlds of 140 Muskegon children and teenagers expanded this summer thanks to a city grant that took their neighborhood day camp on the road.
The McLaughlin "CATCH" camp was awarded one of 13 Muskegon city recreation grants, which totaled $27,000.
Camp organizer Charlotte Johnson says the $3,000 her camp recieved gave them money to transport campers out of their neighborhoods.
Most of the money was used to rent a bus for field trips to Meijer Gardens, a Whitecaps game, and Thursday to go fishing at the Muskegon State Park.
Johnson says several Muskegon churches provided additional help to pay for admission fees on field trips.
The camp is a way to keep city youth active and engaged in learning opportunities during the summer. Other grants went to support gardening programs, sports leagues, and employment training.