Right Tree

Summer Adventures

Our programs are available on a donation basis -- families pay what they can.
We suggest a donation amount, and DO depend on families paying that amount if they can
But please don't let finances prevent your daughter from participating. 
Unless otherwise noted, all activities begin & end at
Right Tree Adventure Rentals
107 Bridge St., Elk Rapids

for girls going into 7th-9th grades next fall, 

who go to school in Elk Rapids (no matter where they live) or

live in Elk Rapids (no matter where they go to school)

CITY MUSEUM...and more!

June 15, 8am-

June 18, 8pm

St. Louis, MO

Suggested Donation


Boring name…AMAZING PLACE!!  In years past, girls have voted City Museum more fun than Cedar Point!  Caves, tunnels, a 10-story slide, a ferris wheel on the roof…climbing…crawling…exploring…this place is the world's most indescribable playground!  Check it out at www.citymuseum.org.  (And this doesn't even show 1/2 of it!) Add on the world renowned St. Louis Zoo plus the Gateway Arch and this is an adventure worth traveling across the country for!



This is a drop-in event.  No cost.  No need to register.  Just show up!

Drop off and pickup at the south end of Memorial Park

June 22-25


Suggested donation


TOTALLY UNPREDICTABLE!!!  Grab a friend & join us each night for a little…who knows what?!  Discover your neighbor’s hidden treasures playing Bigger & Better.  Help bring our favorite movie to life on Elf NightGames Gone Wrong give normal games a complete makeover!  And Wazzup Night leaves you completely at the mercy of our unpredictable staff!  It’s a great place to get introduced to Right Tree.  Our only promise is a lot of fun!  (And snacks of course)

Where's My Hammer?!

June 29, 8am-

July 2, 5pm

Suggested Donation


Back by popular demand!  We’re partnering with Freedom Builders again to help with low income housing repairs & renovation. Always one of the best weeks of the summer!  Re-roofing a mobile home?  Building a wheelchair ramp?  Painting porches?  Smashing & bashing walls for a remodel?  You’ll get the best of both worlds — helping folks all day + evenings filled with camping adventures at Traverse City State Park

Check with your P2/Community Action coordinator about using this for your community service project



July 6-9


Suggest donation $40

Join us for a wet & wild week on the water!  Beginner?

Experienced?  Never tried it?  It doesn’t matter — this is a week to celebrate this great place we live & try something new!  As usual, we might even have some added surprises in store.

  Tuesday: sailing Lake Michigan, drop-off and pick-up at slip #5 at

       Grace Memorial Harbor

  Wednesday: floating the Platte River

  Thursday:  stand-up paddle boarding      

  Friday: kayaking the Boardman


July 13, 10am-

July 15, 7pm

Suggested Donation $60

On our own in the middle of Long Lake, we’ll have Oleson Island all to ourselves for three days of riddles, puzzles, challenges and EPICs battles!  Paintball, marshmallow guns, secret attacks — weapons and challenges you’ve never even imagined!!  We’ll finish up Thurs with a visit to The War Zone Nerf Arena in TC.  This is an annual Right Tree highlight!  Campfires, craziness and more fun than you ever thought you could pack into 3 days!


Who's Trip Trappin' on My Bridge!?

July 20-23


Suggested donation $40

Drop -off at the north Sacred Heart parking lot

Pick-up at Right Tree Adventure Rentals

Every year we ask our schools what kind of community service project we can do for them.  Last year we built a life-size Foosball game on the CMS playground.  This year Lakeland requested a bridge over the ditch between the Sacred Heart parking lot & the crosswalk leading to the school.  Kids cross there every day & end up tromping through the muddy ditch.  SO WE’RE IN THE BRIDGE BUILDING BUSINESS THIS WEEK!  It will be 4 days of hard (and crazy fun) work (plus a little time for swimming of course).

Check with your P2/Community Action coordinator about using this for your community service project


July 26, 9am-

July 31, 6pm

+ a mandatory training & packing day , July 24, 6-8pm

(location to be accounced)

Suggested Donation


This 24-mile loop through the Porcupine Mountains takes us through some of the most remote and beautiful wilderness in Michigan.  Carrying everything on our backs (all equipment provided) this hike will take us from the shores of Lake Superior to one of the highest peaks in the state.  Swimming in waterfalls, cooking over backpacking stoves, looking for moose, pitching our tents somewhere new every night — this is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure! This is a medium difficulty hike, but still appropriate for beginners in good shape with good hiking shoes.


Hey!  That's My Funny Bone!

Aug 2-4, 1-5pm

Suggested Donation


Drop-off and pick-up at Elk Rapids Day Park, S. Bayshore

We all know what it’s like to laugh so hard we snort!  Elk Rapids resident, Nicole McKendrick plans to keep you snorting all week!  As a former member of the world-famous comedy improv group Second City, Nicole KNOWS how to make people laugh!  Join us 3 days of skits, improv, imagination and absolute fun, in and out of the water! Could you be Second City material?


Aug 10, 8am-

Aug 13, 6pm

Suggested Donation


Roller coasters!  Water slides!  What more could you want?!  One day at Cedar Point and one day at Cedar Point Shores Water Park!  Add on nighttime campfires and it’s great finish to another season of Right Tree Summer Adventures!

Please not the date change due to Cedar Point's recently released limited summer hours