Please take the necessary precautions and thoroughly check out ALL organizations in which your children are involved.
Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources provides info on state forests, land, water, wildlife, habitat, camping, recreation, fishing and hunting.
Shanty Creek Ski Free – ‘Now More Than Ever’ Package (And Kids* Eat & Stay Free Too!). Rates starting at $79.00.
$79 single occupancy-includes: One night’s lodging at Shanty Creek Resorts’ Lakeview Hotel and Conference Center, lift tickets (one per guest – up to 4 per room) Additional adults would be an additional $20 per night. Also, Kids 12 and under eat for free* with the purchase of an adult meal in any of the resort dining areas. Bonus: Arrive Wednesday or Thursday night and receive: 50% discount off tubing and free night skiing.
Rate does not include taxes and fees. Lift tickets and tubing discount coupon are valid during stay only. * Kids 12 and under eat for free off children’s menu with a paid adult meal. Upgrade rates are also available to Suites and Condos.
Contact Lindsey Southwell, PR Manager firstname.lastname@example.org or dial 800.678.4111 x 7884. Shanty Creek Resorts, One Shanty Creek Road, Bellaire, MI 49615
Swiss Valley Ski Area offers Home Schoolers’ Special during the ski season. Located in Jones, MI, Swiss Valley is the closest Michigan ski area to Chicago and Indiana, just 9 miles North of the Michigan Indiana border. Call 269-244-8016 for details.
Homeschool Ski Club – Mt. Brighton during the ski season. Please contact Lillie Chont at 810-227-5963 for more information.
Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride at Kensington Metro Park, Milford. Horsedrawn sleighrides or hayrides, weather permitting, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The Farm Learning Center you can walk down the farm lanes and get a feel of farm life. Meet the animals, including horses, cows, ducks, sheep and pigs, and tour the barns, including a 150-year old restored horse barn and a poultry house. Hayrides/sleighrides on weekends, wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 800-477-3178 or 248-685-1561.
Joe Dumars’ Fieldhouse Sports camps, leagues, laser tag and more at this sports facility.
See what the YMCA can offer you. Visit their website at www.ymcametrodetroit.org/.
Michigan AAU teams
You can locate more teams near you by going to Amateur Athletic Union Michigan District http://www.aausports.org/District/ArtMID/1521/ArticleID/562 and searching.
Ann Ziese’s sports programs page lists links of info on how to form a team, eligibility, and national and regional programs.
If you have a Michigan sports group you would like to add here, please email me.