A National Historic Landmark Est. 1875

A Chautauqua on Lake Michigan

Recreational Activities in Bay View


"Fun and Recreation for All" has been more than a motto for Bay View’s Recreation Department for generations. The recreation program, including everything from sailing to tennis, provides something for everyone. The ever-popular Day Camp offers a safe, stimulating environment in which children participate in healthy, creative activities, developing life-long friendships.

From mid-June to August, children participate in age-appropriate morning activities at Tot Lot (ages 3-4), Fawns (5-6), and Boys’ And Girls’ Club (7-14), located at Swift Field. Half-hour swimming lessons at the Bay View waterfront are also part of the daily schedule.

Registration for all recreation activities will take place in Voorhies Hall. Registration hours are: 
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday - Saturday

Whether you are visiting Bay View or live year round in the Petoskey area, the Bay View recreation program provides a fun and positive memory-making experience for children and those who are young at heart.

Polly Alexander, Recreation Director
3869 Pine Knoll Drive, Okemos, MI  48864
231-330-7183 • rec@bayviewassociation.org

Charles B. Schloff, Chair, Recreation Committee

Polly has had the privilege of spending her summers in Bay View since infancy. As a youth, Polly was a camper and later a leader at Club.  For the past 7 years, she has served as the Tot Lot Director. Polly continues her life-long passion working with children and is currently employed as a Special Education Teacher with the Okemos Public Schools. She has two wonderful sons, who also participate in the Bay View Recreation program.

2015 Ernie Gray Olympic – Events & Times

2015 Ernie Gray Olympic – Events & Times