Programming Update

July & August 2021 Programming Update

Throughout the rest of 2021, a variety of seasonal recreation programs are available—from biking to boating, from fishing to skiing. Our yearly SPIRIT Day Camp and a new social club are among other opportunities. Continue to Facebook or your email for  updates, and visit our website calendar for future events.

Advanced registration is required for all programs, based on space availability. Reserve a spot by leaving a message at 231.535.2141 or email Please provide your name, date you wish to attend and contact information. We may be able to schedule an appointment outside regular programming upon request.

Our equipment is designed for those of any ability and skill level. We always encourage participants to try something new and look forward to seeing you soon!

There are no fees for any event.

July 13, 20, 27
12:30 – 2:30pm
Petoskey or Boyne City

New Social Club Information Meeting
July 1
East Park Pavillion

July 15 and 29
1:00 – 3:00pm
Jones Landing Park

Stained Glass Art Class
July 9, 16, 23
Availability is full

Boating and Fishing
July 22
1:00 – 3:00pm
Deer Lake Park

Month of August
Availability is full 

Challenge Mountain’s New Social Club

We want to thank all those who came out and participated in our meeting this past Thursday. Your support reminds us how important these programs are to the community.

To recap a few points from the discussion:

  • Activities will vary in size and length. Some ideas suggested included camping, movie night, bowling, Young Americans, skills day, and day adventures to Mackinac Island or Traverse City.
  • Costs will be free or limited in price, depending on the activity. We could also establish a low cost yearly fee instead.
  • While Challenge Mountain can provide limited transportation at this time, a carpool system will need to be built between parents/caregivers.
  • Events will not be on any specific day or time and will vary accordingly.

If you have any recommendations, ideas, questions, concerns or a name for the club, you can submit an anonymous response in our suggestion box by clicking the button below.

We hope to have the inaugural social club event by mid-September, after our summer programing has ended. Keep an eye out for more updates over the coming weeks, we plan on having a poll for deciding the group name and choosing the first activity.

In the meantime, check out our calendar to sign-up for any upcoming events this month. We will have biking, fishing, and kayaking available for participants of any skill level.

We hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend and we’ll see you real soon.


While our programs have been limited this past year due to the pandemic, we were happy to host four biking activities with several local schools, including Taylor School, Boyne Falls, East Jordan, and Alanson. We can’t wait to offer even more group programs for the 2021-2022 school year.


Arts & Crafts for Everyone

We also held a successful art class with several participants last month. Students were able to sand, stain and decorate their own personal folding table! Check our facebook page to see more photos of their impressive work.