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Trip Details and What-to-Bring
Trips leave from and return to the M.A.D. Club building

400 E. Third St., Elk Rapids

behind the high school soccer fields, across the parking lot from Elk Rapids Bible Church

All Right Tree activities are phone-free.  Staff will keep phones in a lock-box.  Participants may use their phones to call their parents as needed.  If you need to contact your daughter, please call a staff member at the numbers listed below.

Please recognize we are sometimes in areas with poor or no phone service.

Staff will take pictures and make them available for download online

Following are the lists of what-to-bring to each acivity.

DO NOT BRING: laptops, ipads, headphones, earpods, music players or other electronic devices,   weapons of any kind, knives, lighters, snacks, candy

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We will be working at off-site locations yet to be determined

We will be camping at the group site at Keith Charters Traverse City State Park,

  1132 US-31, Traverse City.  231-922-520

WE PROVIDE:

  -all meals & snacks

  -admission costs as needed

  -all camping gear except personal items

  -tools & safety equipment

  -insect repellant

  -sunscreen

YOU NEED TO BRING:

  -clothes for 4 days

     they should be appropriate for the

       expected weather

     include some warm enough to be outside

       at night

  -raingear

  -swimsuit

  -beach towel

  -sleeping attire

  -close-toed shoes (required)

  -flip flops, sandals or beach shoes if desired

  -personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste,

     shampoo, soap, personal hygiene

     products, etc

  -all required medications 

  -sleeping bag (we can provide one if 

     needed)

  -water bottle

  -hat

  -pillow if desired

  -stuffed animals are welcome

WE PROVIDE:

  -all meals & snacks

  -tubes & floats

  -all camping gear except personal items

  -insect repellant

  -sunscreen

YOU NEED TO BRING:

  -clothes for overnight

     they should be appropriate for the

       expected weather

     include some warm enough to be outside

       at night

  -swimsuit

  -beach towel

  -sleeping attire

  -some sort of water shoes are desireable in

     the river

  -personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste,

     shampoo, soap, personal hygiene

     products, etc

  -all required medications 

  -sleeping bag (we can provide one if 

     needed)

  -water bottle

  -hat

  -pillow if desired

  -stuffed animals are welcome

Our float trip on the Platte River will start at the El Dorado Boat Launch and end at Platte Beach about 2.5 hrs later.

We will be camping at the group site at the D.H. Day Campground Group Campsite off S. Dune Hwy in Glen Arbor, Site 4, 231-334-4634

Outside food & water, including water bottles are not allowed at Cedar Point.  Everyone will have an all-day beverage and food pass.

Bulky backpacks are not allowed on rides.  They may be set aside at individual ride bins or locked in a locker.  Fanny packs and small over-the-shoulder bags are allowed.  However, the less you carry, the less complicated things will be.

Contact number at Cedar Point: 419-627-2345

We will be camping at Camp Sandusky, 3518 Tiffin Ave., Sandusky OH

campsites 809, 810, 813-815, phone 419-626-1133

WE PROVIDE:

  -all meals & snacks

  -all admissions as needed

  -all camping gear except personal items

  -insect repellant

  -sunscreen

YOU NEED TO BRING:

  -clothes for 4 days

     they should be appropriate for the

       expected weather

     include some warm enough to be outside

       at night

  -swimsuit

  -beach towel

  -sleeping attire

  -shoes that will stay on your feet during

     rides

  -some sort of water shoes are desireable at

     Cedar Point Shores because the cement

     walkways get crazy hot

  -personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste,

     shampoo, soap, personal hygiene

     products, etc

  -all required medications 

  -sleeping bag (we can provide one if 

     needed)

  -strap for glasses or sunglasses

  -pillow if desired

  -stuffed animals are welcome

  -souvenir $$ if desired

Backpacking has been part of our Summer Adventures for many years -- Kentucky, Pictured Rocks and the Porcupine Mountains.  We return to the Porkies this year.  No matter how far this invites your daughter out of her comfort zone, it is an AMAZING experience and well within the ability of any girl in moderate to good shape.  We provide state-of-the-art backpacking equipment, great food, and lots of adventures in some of the most beautiful scenery in the Midwest.  We have 1 staff for every 2 girls, so there is plenty of guidance and support along the way.  

WE PROVIDE:

  -all meals & snacks

  -ALL backpacking equipment 

     except personal items

  -biodegradble soap

  -insect repellant

  -sunscreen

YOU NEED TO BRING:

   -solid shoes -- preferably broken-in hiking

     shoes of boots

  -hat

  - 4 pairs of socks --- preferably lightweight

     wicking socks

  -1 sweater or sweatshirt

  -raingear - preferably jacket/pants style vs

     poncho style

  -2 pairs of pants -- preferably not cotton

  -2 short sleeve shirts

  -1 long sleeve shirt

  -at least 2 pairs of underwear

  -swimsuit

  -small or backpacking style towel

  -flip flops or beach shoes

  -backpacking pillow if desired

  -personal toiletries - toothpaste,

     toothbrush, personal hygiene products,

     etc

  -prescription medications

  -one set of clean clothes to wear on the way

     home that won't be carried in the

     backpacks

There is a MANDATORY orientation meeting 1-5pm, Sunday, Aug 4

at Elk Rapids Bible Church (400 E. Third St., ER)

Girls are fitted for their packs, practice using all the equipment, pack meals and snacks and get their last minute questions answered. They take their packs home to finish packing personal items.

It is best to minimize scents on the trail.  Please bring as little scented shampoo, conditioner & lotions as possible.  We will provide biodegradable soap for use in lakes and streams which can serve as both soap and shampoo.  

We will start our adventure at Union Bay Campground outside of Ontonagon, sites 64, 65, 68 & 4 Tues night.  Starting Wed morning will follow the Lake Superior Trail to campsites L13 & 14 on Wed, L7 & 8 on Thurs, then detour onto the Big Carp River Trail to campsites BC4 & 5 on Fri, then back to Union Bay Campground on Sat sites 49, 50 86. It is about a 20 mile loop.

There is no cell service while we are on the trail.  We do carry a satellite emergency beacon which can call for help and pinpoint our location in an emergency. 

 

Contact for the park is 906-885-5275

Staff phone numbers:

     -Craig Mosher    231-645-6282

     -Charissa Hayden    612-450-3303

     -Morgan Standfest     231-313-0516

     -Portia Beebe     231-357-7873

     -Mayah Garcia     231-668-2881

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