Saturday, March 10, will be the 2018 3-Fires Pinewood Derby at Schroeder Elementary School. Kits can be bought at Empire Hobbies at 3278 Rochester Road in Troy.
Here are the 2018 Pinewood Derby Rules
Our 6th annual family waterpark weekend will be held at Kalahari Resorts in Sandusky, Ohio Saturday April 21st. The room rate is $159.00 pre tax and $209 with taxes and fees included. The room rate covers up to 5 guest, there will be a $30.00 for additional guest. Reservations are available now- March 22nd or when our block of rooms is booked. Reservations have to be called in to 877-525-2427 reference the Three Fires Longhouse room block for April 21.
Three Fires Longhouse will have a cabana available for use on the main level in the waterpark for Saturday the 21st.
The snow is flying, and it’s time for the Third Annual 3-Fires ski weekend at Otsego Resort in Gaylord Michigan! Last year was a blast, and this year we planned much further in advance and got a better deal! The rooms will go quickly, so book now if you haven’t! We were able to get great rates, much better than any other resort up north.
Otsego is a private club with a ski area that is pretty nice (compares to Boyne Highlands). The lines are short and it is very safe. There is sledding, skating, lots of terrain, snow-shoe hiking, fire pits, large game room, babysitting, ski lessons, and much more. You can rent skis or board if you need to, and there is a pro-shop if you need to buy anything. Make your reservations now by calling 989-732-5181, and telling the front desk clerk that you are part of the “Three Fires Longhouse Group”. Make sure you reserve for the weekend of February 9-11, 2018. If you prefer to have a room that opens out into the common area, ask for a room in the “Tyrol Tunnel” part of the lodge (there are only 12 rooms in this area of the lodge, so act fast).
Rooms are typically two queen beds, so plenty big for each family (or two dads and two kids sharing). If you don’t mind a tight squeeze, you can fit 6 to a room if you are ok with two of the kids sleeping on air mattresses or in sleeping bags on the floor.
Food will be on your own – – bring food, or use one of the restaurants on site. We will probably collect from everyone interested, and get pizza in the common area for Sat night.
This is a family weekend, so bring the entire family! Reserve now, because space is limited!
Winter Campout will be at YMCA Camp Storer located in Jackson, MI which by far has the nicest lodging of any of the YMCA camps (Camp Storer Web Page). Each lodge has 4 bunk wings and a large common area with seating and a fire place. The cost per person is $80.00 for the weekend. There will be snow snake competition, sledding, reptile hut, broom ball and winter fun!!!!!
If you’ve got any questions about camping, check out our Camping page for more information.