Looking for something to do this summer?

Attention kids…Looking for something to do this summer? The Village of Elk Rapids Parks & Recreation Commission wants to remind you of these great recreation activities offered in the our community!

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 School

Area Enrichment Activities

  • Summer reading program at ER District Library …Weds in July
  • Vacation Bible School – 1st Presbyterian June 22-26
  • Learn to knit –Sacred Heart Church. Fridays, 1pm-3, Call 264-6258/Lacorda
  • Enjoy Sunday evening Concerts – ER Harbor Pavilion, June 28, July 5,12,19. 8-10 pm
  • Day Camp – Hayo-Went-Ha -Torch Lake 544-5915
  • Kids on Campus – July 20-24, also College for Kids classes NMC, 995-1700
  • Grass River Natural Area- Bellaire, visit www.grassriver.org or Call 231-533-8314
  • Art Rapids Kids 7-12 yrs Art Camp July 21- 24, ER Day Park, call 264-9529

Sports & Camps

  • ER Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer Camps – contact ER School/264-8108
  • Tennis – private/group lessons, call 264-6616
  • Baseball, Basketball Clinics – YMCA 933-9622, Grand Traverse Resort 534-6000
  • Pickle ball drop in sessions Weds. 9am- Sun. 4pm, 264-6616
  • Golf Clinic (Free) ages 8-13 July 7- 10 Elk Lake Golf Club, 264-8891
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Kids Free Fishing Day June 20, Kids Pond, 231-709-2936

Water related activities

  • Kayaking – Elk Lake Rotary Park launch
  • Boater Safety Class – ER Harbor Sat, June 27th , 264-8174
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding, 231-392-2389
  • Swim Lessons – TC Civic Center, Kalkaska Kaliseum Complex, 231- 258-5913
  • Sailing Lessons – Traverse City Marina. Charlevoix, Depot Beach

Year-round activities

  • Biking the area on US Bike Route 35
  • 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

And, let’s not forget Veteran’s Memorial Park & Dam Beach Fishing Park where you can enjoy a swim, play tennis, pickleball, beach volleyball, basketball, picnicking, a game of Four Square, take in bird watching, or just catch the evening sunset.

Note: Depending on the park area: Bathrooms, playground equipment, covered pavilion, picnic tables & grills, handicap accessibility may or may not be available.

If you have questions on these activities, please call the Elk Rapids Government Center at 231-264-9274.