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Pine Car Derby

Cars MUST be checked in Thursday, March 17th in order to race
Exceptions will be at the sole discretion of the race committee
An official scale, and (some) tools will be available.

Longhouse Member Registration is $10 per family

Race Day

Schroeder Elementary School
Saturday, March 19th
Racing begins at 1pm
Drinks and Snacks will be available.
Speed and design Medals will be awarded in all race classes.
Every child participating and their father will receive a patch.

Daddy Daughter Dance

Dear Three Fires Guides,

The annual daddy daughter dance is fast approaching. Get yourself all spruced up and come walk the “red carpet” with your daughter. Please see below for more details about this can’t miss event.

Date: Saturday March 5, 2016

Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Troy High School (Auxiliary Gym)

Theme: “Red Carpet” Hollywood, Oscars, Grammy’s (formal attire) Be creative!

$20 per family (pay at the door)
Refreshments, snacks, games & dancing

Sat Mar 5, 2016 6pm – 8:30pm Eastern Time
Troy High School, 4777 Northfield Pkwy, Troy, MI 48098, United States

Winter 2016 Knit Hat

2016 Embroidered Hat

Available for pre-order on Circlebridge now until Jan 3rd, our limited edition “Winter 2016” embroidered knit hat. This one size fits all hat won’t be available for purchase once the pre-order closes, so get yours today!

Winter Camp-Out 2016

This January, join us at fabulous YMCA Camp Storer in Jackson for our Winter camp-out. We’ll be there the weekend of Jan 29th, and depending on demand, we may take all four Lodges.

Registration is open now on the Circlebridge site – please sign up early so we can get an accurate head count.

If you’ve got any questions about camping, check out our Camping page for more information.

We’ve also got our limited edition Winter 2016 hat available in the Circlebridge store, available only until Jan 3rd.

We will also be having a Snow Snake competition.  Check out the Snow Snake Rules Winter 2016 for rules and a little bit of history on the event.

Snow Snakes from the 2015 Winter Campout

Hike at Bald Mountain 2015

Hike @ Bald Mountain Recreation Area, Sun November 8th 1pm–3pm

Family and Friends Event – Everyone Welcome!

Bald Mountain Recreation Area has a number of family-friendly trails. We’ll be hiking about 2.1 miles on the White Loop, with the option of hiking further on the Blue Loop. Come enjoy a Fall walk in the woods. Trails are jogging-stroller friendly, and leashed pets are welcome! Don’t forget your camera, we’ll be walking around several scenic undeveloped lakes.

We will be meeting at the White Loop parking area at Predmore Rd and Harmon Rd. We’re meeting at 12:45 SHARP(ish). Please be sure to bring water and snacks for the hike and wear comfortable, sturdy shoes. The group will leave the parking lot more-or-less together at 1pm and walk clockwise to the left from the parking lot. Please plan to stop at the midway point – marker #6, at the bench – for a group picture and apples.

Parked vehicles should have the new Michigan Recreation Pass. Passes are available at the Secretary of State when your plates are renewed.

Trail details with a description of what you can expect to see:
White/Blue Loops – Bald Mountain

Sponsoring circle: The Pretty Shields Circle

The parking lot is at the intersection of Predmore Rd and Harmon Rd (black diamond #1 in the trail map):

    Bald Mountain North Trails

2015 Registration Open!

Registration is now open for the 2015 season with our new partner website at
Please take a few minutes to create a new profile for yourself and your kids using the instructions below. Also, feel free to register for our Fall campout and to order t-shirts.

The first 120 registrants for the 2015 season will receive a limited-run Founders patch for Three Fires Longhouse:

To register for the season, please go to this link:

Enter your new user name (I used howlingchipmunk) and password and hit the “Create Username” link.

From there you can enter your information, and then the information for each of your kids. You can skip the address and phone for your children.
Also add yourself and your kids to the right circles.

After you’re registered, you can pay dues and sign up for Fall Camp-Out (on the Registration page) and buy shirts (see the Store link).

Let me know if you have any questions at

Click Here for PDF registration walk-through with pictures!

Night of the Painted Trees 2015

Three Fires Longhouse Kick Off Social Event: Night of the Painted Trees, September 25th

Open to current members, alumni and anyone interested in learning about the program!
Informational meeting beginning at 6pm for those interested in finding out more about the program.
Main event 7:00 to 9:00 at Beachwood Located at 3365 Jack Dr., between Lancer and Babcock in Troy

Cider & Donuts!
Fire Pit!
Navigator Induction Ceremony!
Bring the Whole Family (and new recruits)!

Rain or Shine

Fall Camp-out 2015

October 23-25!
This year for the Fall Campout we will be visiting Camp Pendalouan north of Muskegon. Activities to be announced, but you can bet we’ll have Model Rockets and Trick or Treating for everyone!

If you’ve got any questions about camping, check out our Camping page for more information.

Please bring a pumpkin (to carve, or pre-carved) if you will be participating in the pumpkin-carving contest. Also bring your Halloween costumes for trick-or-treating Saturday night!

Details to come!

YMCA Camp Pendalouan   (website)
1243 E Fruitvale Rd, Montague, MI 4943  (google map)

T-Shirt Pre-Order

We’re planning to place an order soon for our 2015 shirts and we have NO IDEA how many to get in each size.

Please take just a minute to answer the two question survey below – we’ll use your answers to place our shirt order and have them ready at the beginning of the season.

Shirts will be $5 for kids and $10 for adults – yes, that’s a subsidized price – on Guildan Ultra 6oz Cotton Shirts in Sport Grey. They should be available to order this Fall at registration.

PLEASE answer the survey before August 25th. If you have any questions please let us know.

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