Camp for a cause and help raise money for KOA's official charity, KOA Care Camp. This program provides kids with cancer with a camping experience at specialized campgrounds across North America. Campers who stay with us as paying guests on Friday, May 8, will receive their stay on Saturday May 9, for just $20.00. All of the $20 fees go directly to the KOA Care Camps Trust Fund.
As we kick off what many consider the first weekend of summer, let's honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we could enjoy the blessings of freedom. The weekend includes a local parade. At the campground we will have our holiday weekend pancake breakfast to benefit KOA Care Camps, craft/activity time for kids and adults, and our first Outdoor Family Movie Night for the season.
The "Good Guys" always win, especially when we combine Father's Day with a Super Hero Weekend. Dad is already a hero when he brings his kids camping, so let's celebrate him with a special time creating your very own superhero identity, followed by a super father-child scavenger hunt. Want to go all out? Make it even more fun with your own superhero costume.
Christmas comes to town in what will be a Merry weekend. The gift of time with families will be memorable as campers are encouraged to decorate their sites with lights and decorations. Owners will award the best site! Craft time, holiday-themed games and Outdoor Family Movie Night are all planned. Be ready to share whether you've been naughty or nice as the Polar Express will deliver a visit from our own jolly Saint Nick!
Join us for a fun Princess in the Park weekend where our special guests Belle and Cinderella will grace us with their presence at our campground. Kids will have fun taking pictures and interacting with them and enjoy a craft time on Saturday afternoon. Kids are invited to dress in their favorite costume throughout the weekend as well!
Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer by bringing your "best friend" camping! During this weekend, we will celebrate our dogs with a special Friday Night Ice Cream Social. For an additional $1 get a "Doggie Dish" for Fido, during our Friday night Ice Cream Social - all proceeds go to support KOA Care Camps. On Saturday night, we will have a Doggie Parade where your pooch can strut their stuff with all their other canine pals. Your pet will be sure to enjoy hanging out with you at your site, running around in our K-9 Park, or going for a walk on our nature trail.
Celebrate all your hard work and the final weekend before the fall schedule kicks back into session full-swing. Our holiday pancake breakfast starts off your Sunday. During the weekend, kids will enjoy making a craft, barrel train rides and our final Outdoor Family Movie Night of the season. The weekend will end with our annual glow stick parade around the campground and a fun dance party.
Value Kard Rewards (VKR) members get a FREE night! Allow us to show our appreciation for the loyalty our Value Kard Reward members have shown all year. Stay with us on Friday, September 18, and get Saturday night free! The weekend events include a pancake breakfast on Saturday morning in support of KOA Care Camps, a craft time for everyone young and old, and fresh donuts on Sunday morning. Note: Must have enrolled in VKR prior to arrival.
Fall camping brings more memories as we enjoy cooler temperatures. Due to popular demand, this year we will hold two Halloween Harvest Weekends. During Week #1, guests are encouraged to decorate their camp sites, owners will choose a winner for the best site. Fun for all ages, a craft time will involve building your own scarecrow that you can enjoy for the weekend and even take home with you to enjoy throughout the fall. (Please note: Straw and all materials will be provided, and a nominal fee will be charged for this craft.) Later in the day, everyone is encouraged to wear fun costumes to participate in a campground parade with "trailer-treating" at night.
Fall camping brings more memories as we enjoy cooler temperatures. Guests are encouraged to prepare their famous chili recipes for this charity event (KOA Care Camps). Participants and hungry campers meet inside our Club House for our forth annual Chili Cook-off competition. Guests are also encouraged to decorate their camp sites, and wear fun costumes to participate in a campground parade and "trailer-treating" at night.
In addition to this being our last weekend as we concluded the 2020 season, this weekend also falls on Columbus Day, which is a three-day weekend for many of our guests. Bonus activities will be scheduled on Sunday as well, before we bid all our guests a fond farewell.
Southwestern Michigan is a treat for your senses in the spring. All across our countryside verdant orchards and vineyards explode in pastel blossoms and sweet scents. Our markets reopen, with trays and baskets of ready-to-plant flowers in a brilliant array of colors. It's a great time to take a wine tour, or pick up jars of tantalizing jams and jellies, bunches of just-snapped asparagus, creamy chocolates and palate-pleasing wines and cheeses along the way. You can even participate in Blossom Time Festival activities, such as the Grand Floral Parade. This event is Michigan's oldest and largest multi-community festival.
The Golf Course at Harbor Shores, in Benton Harbor, Michigan, will once again host the Senior Professional Golf Championship. With its challenging holes and stunning views of Lake Michigan, golf fans will be able to enjoy seeing some of the greatest names in golf showcase their skills on this Jack Nicklaus-design course. Less than 8 miles from our campground, golf fans will find unparalleled convenience traveling to and from this professional sporting event while staying in the comfort of their own RV or in one of our cabins.
The 1.2-mile swim in the clear refreshing waters of Lake Michigan, begins on the beach. The bike course winds through rolling wine country and orchards, and the shaded run is lined with enthusiastic volunteers. Athletes finish on the beach, where families can hang out and play until athletes finish the race. Come participate or watch world-class athletes as they compete for one of 40 qualifying slots to the 2020 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Taupo, New Zeeland.
This Spit-tacular event is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records and is fun for all ages!. (UPDATE 12.28.2019: After serving the community for three generations, Tree Mendus Fruit Farm has announced it is closing its doors at the end of 2019. We will provide an update on whether this event will be hosted elsewhere in the community.)
The National Blueberry Festival is held on the second weekend of August each year, and is one of the country's oldest continuously-running fruit festivals! We're proud of South Haven's tremendous blueberry crop, and the important industry it represents in our area. Van Buren County is the Nation's most prolific producer of highbush blueberries, and Michigan as a whole produces upward of 100 million pounds each year. Growers, packers, u-picks, specialty equipment, agritourism, cottage industry and more convene right here in Southwest Michigan, and it's all thanks to the delicious and healthy king of fruits- the almighty blueberry!
An annual west Michigan event, take in the autumn color while touring eight studios in Southwest Michigan's rural landscape between South Haven, Saugatuck and Fennville. Each site will feature original artwork, refreshments, and most artists will offer various demonstrations. Each studio is unique and offers a glimpse of a working artist's creative process.
Presented and organized by volunteers from Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, Sodus, MI. Their goal is to provide an opportunity for artists and craftsmen to sell a wide variety of handmade items and to maintain our reputation for having the “Best Arts & Crafts Show” in southwest Michigan. The show provides a marketplace for exhibitors and shoppers, a friendly, fun-filled event for attendees, and an opportunity for members of Chapel Hill Church to work together and grow in faith. Profits go to support Local, National and Worldwide missions!
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