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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 Bike The Creek

2015 Bike The Creek

Patch Event/Family Event!
When:      Sunday, October 4th, 2015
Time:        Meet at 1:00 pm (Group leaves at 1:15 pm)

Where:    Rochester Municipal Park (400 – 6th St – Rochester MI, 48307 – google map)

We will meet at Rochester Municipal Park and bike north to the Paint Creek Cider Mill

Why: It’s a blast! Ride the Paint Creek Trail (former C&N Railroad Bed, now the pristine Paint Creek Trail). Snarf some doughnuts and cider.

Who: Family Event / Recruiting Event! Friends Welcome!

Sponsored by the Pack of Fireflies!


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)