Right Tree
 Summer Adventures

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

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. 

We are offering an abbreviated program this year
FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS + 2 co-ed events
as we transition to more school year programming and focus on producing a documentary on teens & social media.  As always, we have themed discussion times for all our activities.
This year we will also be filming much of the time.

Middle School Girls 
7th-9th grade next fall

High School Girls
10th-12th grades next fall

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Dam Beach Summer-Kick-Off-Hot-Dog-Roast-Games-on-the-Beach Night! 

June 19

6-10:30 pm

Drop-in event

No registration needed

Suggested donation:

$5 (collected at the door)

Grab a friend and just drop in!  Lots of food and fun at Dam Beach as we let our staff go wild with games-you've-never-played-before!  In and out of the water.  A great place to get introduced to Right Tree.

Arrrive & depart from Dam Beach

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June 25

10:00am-5:30pm

Suggested donation

$10

Back by Popular Demand!

Join us for a GREAT day on the water!  Hop on a single or 6-person SUP as we paddle around Meguzee Point & are hosted for lunch at Lou & Nancy Sanford's.  We'll follow that with an afternoon of tubing with Wipe-Out Demon Grandma Nancy a the wheel, then paddle home just before dinner.

 

Arrive & depart from Rotary Park boat launch

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9am June20-5pm June 21

Suggested donation

$50

IF I HAD A HAMMER...

A wheelchair ramp can be the difference between freedom and a life of isolation.  A new roof can be the difference between a cozy or dripping wet home.  Over these two days we're partnering with Freedom Builders to tackle both those projects for 2 needy families.  NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED.  Add to that a game-filled night of adventure camping at Traverse City State Park, and you've got a great summer adventure!

Depart from and return to the Art & Connection  building

965 Green St, Elk Rapids

next to K&K Heating & Cooling

Dam Beach

BEACHIN' COOKOUT!

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June 27

6-10:30pm

Drop-in event

No registration needed

Suggested donation

$5

Lots of fun games and activities planned + we'll feed you dinner.  Later we'll break up to talk about what it's like to live in a social media world and how you'd change if if you could.

Arrrive & depart from Dam Beach

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9am June 22-

5pm June 23

Suggested donation

$50

The PERFECT Pair!

Two of the most popular summer activities around -- floating the Platte River & exploring Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes!

We'll start with a leisurely float, & swim time on the Platte,   then off to D.H. Day Group campground for an afternoon & evening of exploring, games, and campfire craziness at the Dunes.  Plenty of swim time the next day before heading home.

Depart from and return to the Art & Connection  building

965 Green St, Elk Rapids

next to K&K Heating & Cooling

SLEEP?! 

Who Needs It?

Most folks don't know Ryan Giannini Park even exists.  Nestled in the woods off Barnes Rd & next to A-Ga-Ming, RGP is the perfect setting for new games, challenges & competitions far into the night.  You can cabin camp, or set up your hammock AND help us perfect Right Tree's new nighttime game "TRex."

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 Now combined with the middle school event "It's Way More Fun in the Dark

July 1-2

Suggested Donation

$20

Depart from and return to the Art & Connection  building

965 Green St, Elk Rapids

next to K&K Heating & Cooling

Join us for a GREAT day on the water!  Hop on a single or 6-person SUP as we paddle around Meguzee Point & are hosted for lunch at Lou & Nancy Sanford's.  Followed by an afternoon of tubing with Wipe-Out Demon Grandma Nancy a the wheel, then paddle home just before dinner.

Arrive & depart from Rotary Park boat launch

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Two for One

SUP-er  Deal!

June 24

10:00am-5:30pm

Suggested donation

$10

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July 8

10:00am-4pm

Suggested donation

$10

Double Decker Fun!

Water mats...inner tubes...and a double-decker pontoon -- what could be better?!  The jump looks WAY higher than it is.  Can you do it?!  This is a day of flips, jumps, dumps, fun and sun on Elk Lake.

 

Arrive & depart from the floating docks along the boardwalk.

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June 28

10:00am-4pm

Suggested donation

$10

Pontoonin'

Water mats...inner tubes...and a double-decker pontoon -- what could be better?!  The jump looks WAY higher than it is.  Can you do it?!  This is a day of fun and sun on Elk Lake.

 

Arrive & depart from the floating docks along the boardwalk.

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July 11

10:00am-5pm

Suggested donation

$10

Open Side of the Kayak Up!

That's one of the first rules of kayaking -- but one we'll have a hard time keeping during this fun day on the Boardman River.  Plan for fun, sun and plenty of laughs as we head downstream.  This is a great trip for beginners and experienced kayakers alike.

Depart from and return to the Art & Connection  building

965 Green St, Elk Rapids

next to K&K Heating & Cooling

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It's way more fun

in the Dark!

4pm July 1

noon July 2

Suggested donation $20

You're invited to an overnight of fun, laughs, games, adventures & challenges at Ryan Giannini Park off Barnes Rd in Kewadin.  Nestled in the woods by A-Ga-Ming, it's the PERFECT setting for after-dark adventures!  You can cabin-camp or hang your hammock.  AND you can help us fine-tune Right Tree's own original game, TRex!

Depart from and return to the Art & Connection  building

965 Green St, Elk Rapids

next to K&K Heating & Cooling

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July 9

10am-5pm

Suggested donation $10

4pm July 1

noon July 2

Suggest donation $20

Row...Row...Row Your Kayak

Twists, turns, tips & laughs await us as we kayak the Boardman River.  A great trip for beginners -- about 2 1/2 hours on the river with a stop for lunch & swimming.  

Depart from and return to the Art & Connection  building

965 Green St, Elk Rapids

next to K&K Heating & Cooling