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 is the perfect destination for children! We offer year round attractions that will keep kids excited, busy, and having fun! Whether it's a week spent away at Camp Daggett's summer camp, or a day spent on Mt. Mcsauba's ski slopes; Charlevoix is the perfect location for children to make lifelong memories!

Summer Camp


Camp Daggett, Walloon Lake

Sailing, swimming, arts and crafts, hiking, archery and ropes course. Summer camps for youth and young adults. 


Camp McSauba, Mt. McSauba

Swimming, games, and fun. Each week has a different theme. Summer day camp for ages 5-13.

Camp Lake Louise

Star-gazing, swimming, sleeping in log cabins, making new friends, growing in your faith, hiking Spirit Mountain, and singing around bonfires while eating smores, are only a few of camp's adventures!

Year-Round Activities
Visit the events calendar for year round activities

Charlevoix Public Library

Find books, movies, and music. Check out story time, youth, tween, and teen events.


Charlevoix Area Community Pool 

Open swim or lessons available.


Charlevoix Circle of Arts

Exhibits, events, classes and camps.


Raven Hill Discovery Center

Hands-on exhibits and activities linking science, history, and art.


Friske Orchards

Open year-round with special seasonal and holiday events. Fresh produce, restaurant, bakery, gift shop, play area, petting zoo.


Charlevoix Cinema III

Be sure to catch this weeks flick in Charlevoix's newly renovated movie theater. Open year-round, come down to enjoy popcorn, candy, and movies for all ages.


Charlevoix Children's Story Walk 

Gives children and their families a chance to exercise, while providing stops for stories along the walk. Families are encouraged to walk or bike to reach all 8 story stops. For more information and to pick up the maps, go to the Charlevoix Chamber of Commerce, Public Library, or City Hall. 

Summer Fun


Lake Charlevoix Mariners

Sailing school for ages 8-19 on Lake Charlevoix. Six one-week sessions in July and August.


Charlevoix Community Skate Park

Public skate park for incline skaters, skateboarders and BMX bikers.


Castle Farms Chess Garden and Garden Railroad

Outdoor chess on an enormous chess board. Croquet, bocce and lawn bowling just $1 a person. The Garden Railroad is one of the largest model railroads in the state of Michigan, with more than 55 trains.


Charlevoix Fountain of Youth

Heated, interactive water fountain in East Park. Open until 9pm in the summer months. From 9:30pm-11pm, enjoy a water show with colorful lights and music.


Charlevoix City Beaches

Ferry Beach, Lake Charlevoix

Lifeguards, play equipment, facilities, snack shack.

Lake Michigan Beach, Lake Michigan

Lifeguards, facilities, snack shack.

Depot Beach, Lake Charlevoix

Lifeguards, play equipment, facilities.

Mt. McSauba Beach, Lake Michigan

Remote beaches, sand dunes, trails.

Changing Seasons


Kiteley's Farm Market

Pick your own raspberries, stawberries, flowers, and more while in season. 


Royal Farms Corn Maze

Outdoor fun for the whole family. Maze is open in September and October.


Mt. McSauba Recreation Area

Offering affordable downhill skiing, along with ice skating, a lit sledding hill, and trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. There is a warming lodge with facilities and snacks, along with equipment rentals and E.M.T. Certified Ski Patrol.