About Buses by the Beach
We are a group of VW van lovers, and while we are based in the West Michigan area, our events draw VW bus owners and their families from all over the USA and Canada.
Since 2002, we have combined our love of Volkswagen-style camping with raising money for the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors. We are established with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a designated 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The money we raise goes toward mentoring and support programs for those individuals whose lives have been forever changed by a serious burn injury. The Phoenix Society is the world’s largest burn support organization and is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Our Goals are mainly achieved through our fundraiser/campouts that we host three times a year. The names of the events we hold are:
• Bus Benefit – held Memorial Day Weekend
• Bus BOO!!! – held in late Sept. or early Oct.
• Bus BRRR – held in late Feb. or early March
While our premise is VW-style camping, we welcome other VW fans whether you own a VW or not. It’s a good time for a great cause.
Wishing you many miles of smiles!