Mason County District Library offers free activities for youth from preschool to teen ages all summer, along with a free summer reading program that has prizes. Bring your preschool or young child to Story time at the Ludington branch of the Mason County District Library. Children will sing, say rhymes, play music, and hear a book. Some restrictions will be in place to protect our families during COVID so please check the rules as you arrive. Seating is limited. Check out more at www.MCDLibrary.org and http://www.masoncounty.lib.mi.us/category/library/activities/
Ludington State Park has beaches, trails and sites to enjoy, and they also have great programming for youth, including Birds of Prey, a Magic Show, and Michigan Reptiles and Amphibians events at the amphitheater and Lake Michigan Beach House. The cost for events is to simply have a daily pass or annual state recreation passport. https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79133_79207_81178---,00.html
Sandcastles has youth activities for the price of admission or a membership. Here is the calendar of events for Sandcastles in Ludington, MI: https://firstname.lastname@example.org&ctz=America/New_York
Just south of Ludington, MI, White Pine Village offers tours, events, and educational activities for people of all ages. They open May 1, and you can find more information on the websitehttps://historicwhitepinevillage.org/
LACA holds workshops and events for people of all ages. Their website is the best place to find out about costs and specific offerings: https://www.ludingtonartscenter.org/workshops-and-classes
Mason County 4-H offers virtual events, like 4-H in the Kitchen: Live! In addition they have youth clubs and other activities with an annual membership fee of $10. https://www.canr.msu.edu/mason/4-h/
Youth ages 8-17 can learn to sail during July and August. There is a cost to this program, so visit the website for more information: ludingtonyouthsailingschool.com
Freedom Martial Arts in Ludington, MI has classes for 5-10 year olds that teach the focus, coordination, self-discipline, and confidence that kids need to succeed. Learn more about offerings and costs on their site: freedommartialarts.net
Students in K-8 are welcomed for this opportunity through Mason County Central Schools. The cost is $40, and you can learn more and sign up by calling MCC at 231-757-4748.
Michigan offers local and regional options for youth to learn more about Science, Tech, Engineering and Math--check those out here: https://www.mistemregion9.org/for-parents-students/
The City of Scottville will be offering swimming lessons to children this summer at its Riverside Park swimming pool. The city is partnering with swim instructor Tess Hallead-Versluis.
Hallead-Versluis is a certified swimming instructor who has has been a lifeguard and participated in swimming competitions.
Classes are limited to eight kids per session and open for children ages 5 and older. Student must be at least 5-years-old by the start of lessons.
Three sessions will be held: session 1, July 12-15 and July 19-22; session 2, Aug. 2-5; Aug. 9-12; and session 3, Aug. 16-19; Aug. 23-26. Times will be 8 to 8:45 a.m., 9 to 9:45 a.m.; and 10 to 10:45 a.m.
More details are expected as class sessions get closer.
For more information, contact the City of Scottville at 231-757-4729.
The cost is $200 per session.
Open Gym, Structured Gymnastics, and other opportunities are available at Flipstar in Ludington for ages 18 month to 18 years. Covid-19 protocols are in place for child safety. Costs vary by opportunity--check out their website for more information on how to get involved:
Families can visit the "Beyond the Game: The Value of Sports" Museum on Lakeshore Drive in Ludington for free, whenever White Pine Village is open! For more information, check out https://masoncountysportshalloffame.org/
On Tuesdays, from 10-11AM, the "Dig It!" Summer series is taking place in Ludington at the U Dig It Community Garden located behind the United Methodist Church. Space is limited, so visit the website to sign up any child age 7-11. https://www.affew.org/2021/06/14/dig-it-youth-summer-series/
The Mason County Central School website is the best place to learn about summer educational offerings: https://www.mccschools.org
Mason County Eastern may have summer offerings for the students who attend there. Check out their site for more information: https://www.mceschools.com/
Ludington Area Schools has all of their educational activity information on their website: https://www.lasd.net/
West Shore Educational Service District may have summer learning opportunities. You can find out that information on their site: https://www.wsesd.org/educational-services/
In addition to the July 24th Muddy Fox Trot and Obstacle Course, WSCC also offers College For Kids in August. This is a unique summer experience designed to challenge students, ages 9-15 years old. With a wide range of courses to choose from, students can discover and develop their talents while engaged in career exploration. Come enjoy the fun and EXCITEMENT on West Shore Community College’s campus.
Cola Clash Teen Rally is a free event June 28-July 2, where teenagers can come enjoy a few nights of fun, food, and intense competition for teen ages 12 - 18 or going into grades 7th-12th. Visit www.LogCabinChurch.net on or after June 1st to sign up.
VBS at Lighthouse Baptist Church is a free event from July 25-28, for youth ages 4-11. Go to www.logcabinchurch.net on or after June 1 to register for the event!
Visit here to register your event: https://forms.gle/TjdRSbE4Ni1HWERUA