General Information
1.  Unless otherwise noted, all activities begin and end at:
        Right Tree Adventure Rentals
        107 Bridge St., Elk Rapids, right across from Elk River Marina
2.  Please have participants eat lunch for events beginning noon or later.
3.  Unless otherwise noted, participants do not need to bring additional $$ for any activities.
4.  Weather cancellations and program changes will be noted on the "Changes & Cancellations" page
5.  Staff contact information is at the bottom of the "Contact Us" page​
Screen time and social media are overwhelmingly negative in teens lives -- especially girls.
They are destroying children's ability to talk, relate & empathize
They are magnifying feelings of inadequacy, judgement, exclusion, anxiety & depression
They encourage bullying, retribution, and a retreat from face-to-face interactions
 
All Right Tree activities are "phone free"
Participants may bring their phones but will not have access to them during the event
They will absolutely be allowed to make calls home if needed

In case of an emergency, and as cell service allows,
 participants can be be reached by calling one of the staff.
Staff numbers are listed on the "Contact Us" page
 SUMMER BLAST OFF!
5:30-9pm, June 13 & 14.  Dinner will be provided.
These are outdoor, anything goes, lets-get-wet, lets-get-messy, maybe at the beach, maybe in the woods events.  Everything takes place in Elk Rapid public spaces

Bring
-clothes that can get wet or dirty
-bathing suit
-towel
-appropriate clothing for the weather, i.e. sweatshirt, windbreaker, long pants, etc
-water bottle

Do Not Bring:  your phone or boys :-)
BIG TICKET FESTIVAL 2018 YOUTH CAMP
10am June 20-midnight June 23 (yes, midnight...the festival ends at 10pm)
BTF in Gaylord is one of the largest Christian music festivals in the U.S.  More info is available at www.bigticketfestival.com.

We will be camping at a local church within a short walking distance of the festival grounds along with youth groups from around the country.  There will be devotions led by members of different performing bands each morning, we have volunteered to help serve the church-sponsored lunch each day, and there will be a community bonfire each evening.  Youth Camp provides a variety of games, challenges & activities on top of those available to general BTF attendee.  There will be showers available.
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Bring
-appropriate clothes for the expected weather & enough for 4 days
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-warm enough clothes for around a campfire at night & including shoes
-personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, shower soap, feminine hygiene products, etc)

-towel
-prescription medications in labeled containers
-pillow, stuffed animals, etc if desired​

-warm enough sleeping bag or blankets -- we can supply a bag if needed
-flashlight
-water bottle
-$$ for souveniers

We will provide:
-all camping gear (tents, sleeping pads, cookstoves, lanterns, etc)
-meals & snacks
-admission to the festival
-transportation
-sunscreen
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Do Not Bring
​-phones
-ipads, tablets, laptops, etc.
-ipods, music players radios, etc.
​-electronic games
 GRAB YOUR APRON!
noon-5pm June 26-28 and noon-6:30 June 29
PLEASE DROP YOUR GIRLS OFF AND PICK THEM UP AT THE NEW HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH COMMUNITY CENTER
(to the left of the driveway, across the parking lot)
Please eat lunch before you arrive
PARENTS & FAMILIES ARE INVITED TO JOIN US AT 5:30 ON FRIDAY TO TASTE THE RESULTS OF THE WEEK!

Do Not Bring
​-phones, ipads, tablets, laptops, ipods, music players radios, electronic games, etc
SLEEPING BEAR DOONZ!
10am July 10-5:30pm July 12
We will be camping at the D.H. Day Group Campsite in Glen Arbor.  This trip will include plenty of time on the dunes, including a hike to The Boneyard, which not many folks have seen.  We'll also spend time at the beach in Glen Arbor, as well floating down the Platte River one afternoon (as weather permits).


​​ Bring
-appropriate clothes for the expected weather & for 3 days, including raingear

-swimsuit & towel
-warm enough clothes for around a campfire at night & including shoes
-personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, shower soap, feminine hygiene products, etc)
-prescription medications in labeled containers
-pillow, stuffed animals, etc if desired​

-warm enough sleeping bag or blankets -- we can supply a bag if needed
-flashlight
-water shoes if desired for tubing​​
-water bottle

We will provide:
-all camping gear (tents, sleeping pads, cookstoves, lanterns, etc)
-meals & snacks
-tubes
-transportation
-sunscreen
Do Not Bring
​phones, ipads, tablets, laptops, ipods, music players radios, electronic games, etc. 
or
SNACKS OF ANY KIND
JUST HANGIN'
11am-3pm July 17-20
Lunch will be provided
Everything will take place in Elk Rapids

Bring                                                                     We will provide:
-clothes that can get wet and dirty .             -everything else
-swimsuit & towel
-water bottle

Do Not Bring
​-phones
-ipads, tablets, laptops, etc.
-ipods, music players radios, etc.
​-electronic games
 BATTLE ISLAND
noon July 23-5pm July 25
Olseon Island is a private island in Long Lake owned by the Oleson Foundation and and available for use by local non-profits.  We will be kayaking or boating to the island, depending on water conditions.  Girls will be sleeping in an old lodge-style facility without running water or electricity - very much camping, without the tents. 

Bring
-appropirate clothes for the weather & 3 days
-bathing suit & towel
-appropriate clothing for around the campfire at night including shoes
personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, shower soap, feminine hygiene products, etc)
-prescription medications in labeled containers
-pillow, stuffed animals, etc if desired​
-warm enough sleeping bag or blankets -- we can supply a bag if needed
-flashlight


​​ We will provide:
-all camping gear (sleeping pads, cookstoves, lanterns, etc)
-meals & snacks
-transportation
-sunscreen

Do Not Bring
​phones
ipads
tablets
 laptops
ipods
music players radios
electronic games, etc.
 HARBOR DAYS FLOAT WEEK
noon-5pm July 31-Aug 3 plus 11am-2pm for the parade on Aug 4
Our parade entry will be constructed in the Right Tree Adventure Rentals warehouse
Pease eat lunch before you arrive.  Lunch will be provided on Aug 4

Bring:                                                                                       We will provide:
-clothes you can wear to work, glue & paint                 -everything else
-water bottle

WATER!  WATER! EVERYWHERE!
10am July 10-5:30pm July 12
Lunch will be provided
Three great days on the water!  (weather permitting)  One day stand up paddle boarding in Elk Lake followed by an afternoon of tubing behind Lou & Nancy Sanford's boat, one kayaking the Boardman River, and one sailing on Lake Michigan courtest of our annual hosts, Greg & Deanna Beatty.  

Bring:                                                                                        We will bring:
-swimsuit & towel                                                                 -everything else
-appropriate clothes for on shore, or on deck
-water bottle
Do Not Bring
​-phones, ipads, tablets, laptops, ipods, music players radios, electronic games, etc
BACKPACKING PICTURED ROCKS
9 am Aug 13-6pm Aug 16 plus
MANDATORY TRIP PREPARATION MEETING 3-5PM, AUG 11 AT
NEW HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH COMMUNITY CENTER
We will be entering the North Country Trail at the Beaver Basin Overlook between Grand Maris & Munising.  Short hike the first & last days.  Longer mileage in between, ending closer to Grand Maris at the Log Slide parking area.  This is a wilderness hike with no restroom or bathing facilities.  This is a good trip for beginners.  You will take all your gear home after the preparatiion meeting to give you time to pack as lightly as possible.  

Bring                                                     
-1-2 pair of long pants (preferrably non-cotton)
-1-2 pair of non-cotton shorts
-2 short sleeve shirts
-2 pairs of easy drying socks
-1 sweatshirt or lightweight jacket
-rain gear
-hat if desired
-swimsuit & small towel            
-personal toiletries
-prescription medications in the approriate containers
-good fitting close-toed shoes (hiking boots are not necessary)


We will bring:
-backpacks
-cookstoves & fuel
-mess kits
-tents
-sleeping bags & pads
-water bottles
--water filtration systems
-all meals & snacks
-sun screen
You will learn to use all the equipment on Aug 11
Do Not Bring
​-phones, ipads, tablets, laptops, ipods, music players radios, electronic games, etc

   P.O. Box 544, Elk Rapids, MI  49629
(231) 668-8220 phone    (866) 470-6533 fax
right.tree@sbcglobal.net
www.righttree.org


Right Tree is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
Contributions are deductible as allowed by law