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.

2016 Online Registration Now Available

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.

Larry Dunlap, Recreation Director

Charles B. Schloff, Chair, Recreation Committee

Forms for Your Campers

The Bay View Recreation Boys & Girls' Club provides many opportunities for campers and their parents.  To keep our campers safe we require the following forms to be completed by a parent/guardian and returned to a Bay View Employee at camp on the first day of participation.

Necessary Forms to be completed for Camper Registration:

Swimming Levels and Information Form

Permission Slip

Information And Release of Liability Form

Forms for Parents/Guardians

Necessary Forms to be completed for Parent Participation:

Volunteer Drivers

Chaperone Rules