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Jan 7th: Family Skate at Skate World

Please join us for Family Skate Night Sunday January 7th at:
Skate World of Troy
2825 E Maple Rd Troy, MI 48083


Dec 6th: Bell Ringing and Songs at Somerset Mall

Please join for Bell Ringing & singing Holiday Songs for the Salvation Army on Saturday, Dec. 16th 10:00AM – 2:00PM outside Macy’s at Somerset Mall in Troy, MI.
Dress warm and bring your holiday spirit!!!!

What:    Salvation Army Bell Ringing / Songs
Where: Outside Macys, Somerset Mall – Troy, MI
When:   Saturday, December 16th


Nov 5th 2017: Hike Bald Mountain

Banner Hike Bald Mountain

Hike @ Bald Mountain Recreation Area, Sun November 5th 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

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

Bald Mountain North Trails

Oct 20-22nd 2017: Fall Campout at Camp Copneconic

Fall Campout

This year for the Fall Campout we will be visiting Camp Copneconic  in Fenton. Activities to be announced, but you can bet we’ll have Model Rockets, Trick or Treating, and a Haunted House for everyone to enjoy!

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 Copneconic   (website)
10407 Fenton Road, Fenton, MI 48430, USA  (google map)


Oct 14th, 2017: Bike the Creek

Banner Bike The Creek
Patch Event/Family Event!
When:      Saturday, October 14th, 2017
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!

Sept 22, 2017: Night of the Painted Trees


Banner NOPT

Open to current members, alumni and anyone interested in learning about the program!
Informational meeting beginning at 6:30pm 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

2017 Daddy-Daughter Dance


Save the date and plan to attend the 2017 Daddy Daughter Dance on Saturday March 4, 2017 at the Troy High School Auxiliary gym.  The 2017 dance theme is “Hip-Hop” . Come dance the night away with your daughter and fellow dads. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
What: 2017 Daddy Daughter Dance
When: Saturday March 4, 2017 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: Troy High School Auxiliary Gym
2017 Theme: Hip-hop
Cost: $10 per family at the door
This is a family event for all daughters to attend with Dad. Alumni also welcomed!

April 22-23, 2017: Family Waterpark Weekend


2016 Banner 12 - Family Waterpark Weekend

The 5th Annual Family Water Park Weekend is going to be held at Great Wold Lodge Sandusky, OH Saturday April 22-23rd.   Registration is currently open Now-February 22nd for the limited block of rooms reserved.  The room rate for a kids cabin suite which sleeps five using promo code 1704THRE_001 is $199.04.  Water Park passes for up to five guest are included, additional guest are $50.00  Check-in is at 4pm with use of the water park starting at 1pm.
You can register online from the following website:

Use Group Code: 1704THRE_001

Reservation Telephone Number 866-965-9653

Cutoff Date: February 22, 2017

You must register before this date.  The group reservation is now closed.  You can still attend, but you will have to pay the regular rate.


Feb 25, 2017: Sledding at Beverly Hills Park


Join us for hot chocolate and sledding at Beverly Hills Village Park

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