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Recreation & Leisure

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KID'S CATALOG OF MICHIGAN ADVENTURES lists over 1,400 activities and sites. Available through book sellers.

SUMMER FUN IN MACOMB COUNTY 2016 lists ideas for family activities and places to visit throughout the year and includes ideas for activities to do with children at home. Download the guide at: http://media.wix.com/ugd/ca7038_ed12166e35224fa68d51c1b2c24f36c4.pdf

OUT AND ABOUT IN MACOMB COUNTY, a guide to fun physical activities for families. Download at: 

Website of categories of attractions including orchards, golf courses, parks, etc.: http://living.macombgov.org/living-thingstodo-attractions


Boy Scouts provides opportunities for character building, citizenship training, personal, mental and moral fitness through pack activities for boys grades 1 - 8 and young men and women of high school age. Fees: There is a national registration fee of $25.00. This can be earned through fund-raising activities. Available from the Great Lake Field Service Council of Boy Scouts:

Macomb County south of 14 Mile

Detroit Area Council of Boy Scouts

(313) 897-1965 (Detroit)

Camp Fire Southeast Michigan Council provides activities for boys and girls aged 2 - 21. Membership fee: $15.00 per year for youth. For the location of a club near you, call (248) 382-8382. Website: www.campfiresem.org

Girl Scouts provides fun opportunities, for girls aged 5 through 17, in developing self-esteem, learning to relate to others, making decisions, contributing to society, coping with issues of growing up, and cleaning up the environment. Activities for each age level are designed to promote racial and ethnic pride and respect. Available from Girl Scouts of SE Michigan, (800) 482-6734.

4H Project Clubs provide opportunities for youth to engage in fun activities and special events which help to develop life skills. Topics include: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, AgriScience, food and nutrition, leadership and mentoring.  There are 25 clubs currently in Macomb County (10 are handicapped only). Cost: determined by individual clubs, usually free. Available from MSU Extension/4H which will also provide assistance in developing other project - related club, (586) 469-6431, http://www.macombcountymi.gov/msuextension/clubs.htm

Boys and Girls Clubs of SE Michigan provides recreational and educational opportunities for youth aged 6 - 18.  Registration fee: Available from:

Vic and Lucille Wertz Boys and Girls Club
14975 21 Mile Rd.,
Shelby Township, MI 48315
Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 3:00 - 7:30 P.M. and Saturday 12:00 - 5:30 P.M.
New Member Orientation on Wednesdays starting at 2:30 P.M.

(586) 566-5516

The Boys and Girls Club of northern Macomb County
11711 26 Mile Rd,
Washington, MI 48094
(meeting at Stoney Creek Community Church in Washington Township and
serving Bruce Township, Romeo, Washington Township and the surrounding
Hours: Monday - Friday 3:30 - 6:00

Parks and Recreation provides ctivities throughout the year including: playgrounds, preschool day camps, aerobics, bowling, athletic camps, swimming, concerts, tennis, etc. Activities vary. Contact your local Parks and Recreation Department for their brochure:

Chesterfield Twp.

(586) 949-0400, then press 4


Clinton Twp.

(586) 286-9336


Center Line

(586) 757-1610


(See Roseville/Eastpointe entry below)



(586) 294-0450


Harrison Twp.
(No formal Department of Parks and Recreation but has activities)

(586) 466-1406


New Baltimore

(586) 725-0291

then on the left side of the page click on “City departments.” Then on the left side of the page click on “Recreation.”


(586) 727-3064 ext.105



(586) 445-5480


Romeo, Washington, Bruce

(586) 752-6543


Shelby Twp.

(586) 731-0300


St. Clair Shores

(586) 445-5350


Sterling Heights
(Has numerous programs for youth with disabilities)

(586) 446-2700



(586) 268-8400

The following cities, villages or township do not have a Department of Parks and Recreation or do not offer recreational activities through the government offices: Armada, Mt. Clemens, Utica, and New Haven.  Chesterfield Twp. has a Youth Activities Center (586) 749-6446.   

Community Education
provides some recreational programs through local school districts. Check with your local Adult and Community Education programs:

Chippewa Valley

(586) 723-2050



(586) 445-4400


Lake Shore

(586) 285-8880

(Adult and youth enrichment programs)

L'Anse Creuse

(586) 783-6330



(none listed)


South Lake

(586) 285-8880

(Adult and youth enrichment programs)


(586) 797-1000 ext. 690


Van Dyke

(586) 758-8363


Warren Consolidated


Warren Woods

(586) 439-4408


The following schools districts do not have a community department:  Anchor Bay, Clintondale, Mt. Clemens, New Haven, Richmond, Romeo

Financial assistance that assures that everyone can belong to the YMCA. Assistance is based on income level and household size.  Types of memberships include: youth, teen, adult and family. For more information contact your local YMCA:

Macomb Family YMCA, Mt. Clemens (586) 468-1411
Lakeshore YMCA (586) 778-5811
Online site to locate camps accredited by the American Camp Association: http://find.acacamps.org/

Christian Camping experiences for girls (Camp Stapleton) and boys (Camp Ozanam) ages 8 – 14, who are underprivileged and suffering familial economic hardship. Available from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

For general information on the camps


For information on how to enroll a camper


For general questions

Camps Office

(810) 622-8744

A specialized camp for youth aged 8 - 17 with epilepsy.  "Camp Discovery" is offered at the Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center in Augusta, Michigan (located near Battle Creek).  Campers may apply online. Cost: $1,000 - but scholarships are available.  Free bus service is offered from and to the Foundation’s Southfield office for those who do not have the means to transport their camper to and from camp.  Available from The Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan: www.epilepsymichigan.org under the “Events” tab.

Financial Aid to Girl Scout-sponsored summer and ranch camps for girls ages 6 - 17 offering horseback riding, exploring nature, sports, swimming, bike riding, drama workshops and creative arts, and challenger courses (including a 50’ climbing tower and two zip lines).  Financial aid (equal to the full cost, less a required $50.00 deposit) is available to those who qualify.  The full cost ranges from $170.00 - $575.00, depending on the length of the camp session.  Membership in Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan is required and is an additional $15.00 if you are not a member.  Register for camp online up to 15 days in advance, or use the Girl Scout paper registration form and mail it to the Detroit Service Center 21 days in advance.  For more information, contact Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan Help Desk at 800-482-6734, option 5 or email helpdesk@gssem.org  or visit http://www.gssem.org/content/camp for online registrations and complete program details.

CIDER MILLS Provide a learning experience in the making of cider.           

Blakes Cider Mill

 (586) 784-5343


Coon Creek Orchard

(586) 784-5062 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Coon-Creek-Orchard 154931801208673

Hy’s Cider Mill

(810) 798-3611 


Middleton Cider Mill

 (586) 731-6699


Stony Creek Orchard and Cider Mill

(586) 752-2453


Westview Orchards and Cider Mill

(586) 752-3123


FESTIVALS are available during the summer for outdoor entertainment:
Music on the Lake - St. Clair Shores Summer Concerts Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:00 P.M. at Memorial Park, Jefferson and Masonic.  Free admission and parking http://www.abwholesaler.com/Group09/petitpren/AroundTown/MichelobUltraConcerts
Ethnic festivals are available at Freedom Hill, Sterling Heights. For more information, call (586) 979-8750. http://freedomhill.net/park-events/
Outdoor concert and fireworks at the Clinton Township Civic Center grounds, typically on the Wednesday after the fourth of July. The kids program starts around 5:30 P.M., concert around 8:00 P.M. and fireworks at dusk. https://www.clintontownship-mi.gov/recreation/webtrac/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wb0330.html?wbsi=f30fb622-aa9f-508c-e211-89238c3fdd99

LIBRARIES provide entertaining and educational programs for children and families. Call your local library for a schedule of events.

MALLS provide community events for the public.  Contact your local mall for a schedule of events.

MINIATURE GOLF (call for times and prices)

Bayou Adventure Golf at Joe Dumar's Field House

45300 Mound Road Sterling Heights, MI 48317

(586) 731-3080
C.J. Barrymore's Sports and Entertainment

21750 Hall Road Clinton Township, MI 48038

(586) 469-2800
Jawor Golf Center

32900 Gratiot Ave. Roseville, MI 48066

(586) 293-9836
Shipwreck Lagoon Adventure Golf (Open Memorial day to Labor Day)

Lake St. Clair Metro Park (a.k.a. Metro Park) 31300 Metro Parkway Harrison Twp, MI 48045

(586) 463-4581


Freedom Hill
14900 Metro Pkwy
Sterling Hgts, MI 48312

(586) 268-9700


Lake St. Clair Metro Park (a.k.a. Metro Park)
31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Twp, MI 48045

(586) 463-4581 http://www.metroparks.com/Lake-St.-Clair-Metropark

Stony Creek
4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Twp., MI 48316

(586) 782-4242 http://www.metroparks.com/Stony-Creek-Metropark

Wolcott Mill Metropark 65775 Wolcott Road Ray, MI 48096

(586) 752-5932 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wolcott-Mill-Metropark-Farm-Center/261869930545748


C.J. Barrymore's Sports Center
21750 Hall Road
Clinton Twp., MI 48038

(586) 469-2800 http://www.cjbarrymores.com/

Liberty Park of America
33600 Mound
Sterling Heights, MI 48310

(586) 978-9070 http://libertyparkofamerica.com/

Warren Racquetball and Fitness
29901 S Civic Center Blvd.
Warren, MI 48093

(586) 574-2580 No web site

Whirly Ball of Michigan
19781 15 Mile
Clinton Twp, MI 48035

(586) 792-4190 http://www.whirlyballmichigan.com/


Macomb Center for the Performing Arts
44575 Garfield Rd
Clinton Twp, MI 48038

(586) 286-2222 (Ticket information)


Youth Theater

(586) 286-2222 


All the World’s A Stage Junior Players is available for youth in grades 3 - 12 who want to learn acting.  For more information, (586) 907-9811 go to: www.atwas.org


Crocker House
15 Union St.
Mt Clemens, MI 48043

(586) 465-2488


Morley Candy Makers
23770 Hall Rd.
Clinton Twp, MI 48036

(586) 468-4300


Mt. Clemens Train Ride
200 Grand Avenue
Mt. Clemens, MI 48046

(586) 463-1863


Octagon House
57500 Van Dyke Rd.
Washington, MI 48094

(586) 781-0084


Selfridge Military Air Museum
27333 C St.
Harrison Twp, MI 48045

(586) 239-5035


Sterling Hgts. Nature Ctr.
42700 Utica Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48313

(586) 446-2710


Sports teams for wounded veterans with no minimum qualification times, nor specific level of injury or maximum number of participants.  All veterans with disabilities or injuries are invited to participate as a member of the team to the extent that they feel comfortable.  For more information, contact Bryan Belcher, bryanbelcher85@gmail.com or (910) 639-6436.