Activities Ideas

Want ideas for group activities?  There isn’t really a format, no badges to earn or ranks to climb.  The journey is the goal.  With that in mind, here is a list of activities that various groups have used as the center of their meetings and events.  As the kids get older, the events tend to get more out-of the house:

Make Cider & Donuts

Bowling at Troy Escape

Foot Golf

CJ Barrymores / Go-Carts (CJ is a huge outdoor entertainment center on M59)

Cross-Bow / Archery

Putt-Putt Golf

Dequindre Cut


Feather Bowling

Fowling / Hatchet Throw

Oakland U Basketball

Minor League Baseball / Jimmy-John’s

(Charter) Fishing

MIS Speedway – go watch a race

Sign Kids up for skiing through Troy Recreation

Top Golf

Zombie Paintball / Haunted House

Make Graham Cracker Ginger-Bread Houses

Make Home-Made Ice Cream

Make / Decorate Frosted Sugar Cookies

Driving Range / Putt Putt

Disc Golf @ Beverly Park

Biking @ Indian Springs or Stony Creek or Neighborhood Tour

Corn Maze

Zombie Paintball Safari

Sledding Beverly Park

Backyard Campfire / Capture the Flag

Detroit City FC game

Outdoor Adventure Center (Hands-on activities, exhibits, simulators…)

Stage Nature Center(Hiking, Ranger Talks, Maple Syrup Days in March…)


Troy Historic Village(Tour / Halloween Trick or Treating) Contact Sandy Gunderson for events

High Ropes Course

Laser Tag @ Zap Zone or Troy Escape


Nerf War @ Detroit Dart Company

Archery @ Rising Phoenix

Fencing @ Renaissance Fencing Club

Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum

Oakland University Basketball game

DCFC Soccer game

Tour (Fire Dept, Police Dept, Nino Savaggios, Troy Court House…)

Drone Air Show (rent a room at TCC?)

Lexus Velodrome

DIY Skills Course / Test

DIY Craft (bird feeders, water guns, rockets How to Build a Bottle Rocket)

DIY Greenscreen movie making

DIY Escape room