Hey Kids…Looking for something to do this summer?

Check out these great opportunities…

Elk Rapids Schools (www.erschools.com)

  • Summer Kids Club – Call 264-8289/Lakeland; 267-9955/Mill Creek
  • World of Wonder, active learning for 5th-8th grade – call 264-8991/Cherryland Middle

Area Enrichment Activities

  • Summer reading program at ER District Library …Weds in July
  • Vacation Bible School 1st Presbyterian & Sacred Heart Church June 23-27
  • Learn to knit –Sacred Heart Church. Fridays, 9:30 a.m., Call 264-6258/Lacorda
  • Listen to the Concerts – Harbor Pavilion
  • Day Camp – Hayo-Went-Ha -Torch Lake 544-5915
  • Kids on Campus – July 21-25, also College for Kids classes NMC, 995-1700
  • Grass River Natural Area- Bellaire. visit www.grassriver.org or Call 231-533-8314

Sports & Camps

  • ER Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer Camps – contact ER School/264-8108
  • Tennis – private/group lessons – contact Diane 264-6616
  • Baseball, Basketball Clinics – YMCA 933-9622, Grand Traverse Resort 534-6000
  • Pickle ball lessons June 17 264-6616
  • Golf Clinic (Free) ages 8-13 July 8, 10 Elk Lake Golf Club 264-8891

Water related activities

  • Kayaking – Elk Lake Rotary Park launch
  • Swim Lessons – TC Civic Center, Kalkaska Kaliseum Complex 231 258-5913
  • Sailing Lessons – Traverse City Marina. Charlevoix, Depot Beach
  • Paddle Craft Safety – US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Traverse City, 941-8076


  • Biking the area Tart Trail
  • Beach Hiking – ER Day Park, Maple Bay, Palmer Wilcox Shah Nature Preserves
  • Reading a good Book, Climbing a Tree, Searching for a four leaf clover…

Let’s not forget Veteran’s Memorial Park & Dam Beach Fishing Park…
…And take in swimming, tennis, beach volleyball, basketball, picnicking, four square or just watching the sun set.

Note: Depending on the park areas, bathrooms, playground equipment, covered pavilion, handicap accessible, picnic tables & grills may be available.

Compiled by Elk Rapids Parks and Recreation Commission. If you have questions about any of these great recreation opportunities, please call 231-264-9274.