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Goose came to Mary Margaret and the Sutherland Crew Christmas 2011. He is new to Glen Arbor and The Crystal River but he seems to be taking the hearts of all of the customers at The River. His first Kayak trip down the Crystal River did not go over very well. He seemed to only want to walk the shore and look for Petoskey stones. Even though it’s not for him he would love to sell you a trip in a kayak or canoe down the Crystal River. Or he can direct you to The Sleeping Bear Dunes where he loves to dig in the sand and find  cool places to lay.

As far as putt putt, we are trying to keep him from fetching the brightly colored balls before they land in the hole. Training is going pretty well. He has yet  to make a hole in one.

Come on in and tube, kayak or canoe the Crystal River, Play putt putt and family games and meet Goosapy at The River Glen Arbor.

 

Cabin Day At The River Glen Arbor

by becky on July 18, 2012

The Cliff Top Girls of Camp Kohahna Ruled at The River

The 8th Graders from Camp Kohahna sent their Cabin Day at The River Glen Arbor.

Thank you for choosing to Putt putt with us!!!

History of Camp Kohahna
(Camp Leelanau for Girls)

Camp Kohahna for Girls was founded in the early 20′s by Maude Beals Turner, the sister of Leelanau founder, Skipper Beals. She was encouraged by her brother to come from Oregon to tutor the sisters of the boys at Camp Leelanau.

The academics she and her brother had taught during the summer provided an inspiration for the founding of a year round academic program at The Leelanau School. “MB,” as she became known, took this opportunity to further develop a unique summer program based on activities and encouragement. MB successfully operated Camp Kohahna for over forty years on its early Pyramid Point site overlooking Lake Michigan.

In 1971 Camp Kohahna moved to join Camp Leelanau on the facility it shared with The Leelanau School. From 1981 – 1988, the Camps were located in Northport. The Camps and school maintained a close relationship until 1988 when the non-profit Camp Leelanau and Kohahna Foundation, Inc., was formed to take responsibility for the Camp operation. Camp Kohahna joyously returned to its early site on Pyramid Point in 1988, the new home for both of the Camps.

The exciting waterfront and beautiful property, surrounded by the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, make a perfect home for the Camps. Although the facility has been thoroughly refurbished and modernized, the original beauty of the Camps has been preserved. The Camps look forward to the continued use of this beautiful facility.

Kohahna (an Ojibway word for “Achievement”) provides the perfect setting for a summer of new activities, adventures, and friendships. Cabins perched atop the sandy bluffs of Pyramid Point, overlooking the endless blue waters of Lake Michigan, are home to the girls of Kohahna. Campers share a cabin with girls their own age in groups of five to ten. The daily schedule for all ages includes cabin cleanup, morning activities (scheduled weekly), afternoon activities (selected daily), and evening group activities. Caring counselors encourage the girls to excel in familiar activities, and support them in trying new ones. Whether it be on the trail, the lake, or the stage, Kohahna campers are always taught to do their best.

The team of counselors at Kohahna is comprised of strong, capable, young women from across the country. Their goal is to bring out the most in their campers and to love, support and challenge them. For the younger campers, this means being good sisters and role models. For the older campers, this means having a keen sense for unspoken needs and an ability to bring out a growing young woman’s potential.

Each day provides for dedicated study of the Daily Bible Lesson from the Christian Science Quarterly. There is time for each camper to expand her love and understanding of God. Counselors help reveal how the Lesson can provide solutions to life’s challenges and how Christian Science can be applied every day at camp and at home.

The River Employee of The Day

July 16, 2012
The River Employee of The Day

The River employee of The Day, Finnegan Sutherland is a professional kayak and canoe paddler. His favorite trip is The River Glen Arbor’s Drop off. He finds petoskey stones, turtles, frogs, and fish in his free net from The River. He loves to tube in The Crystal River as well. In his free time he […]

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boardman river clean up

June 2, 2012

Great turnout for the boardman river clean up today, in spite of the bad weather. About twenty of us floated the lowest two miles from Union Dam out to Clinch Park Beach and collected around 10 garbage bags full or so. The River was running too high everywhere else so the plan is to hit […]

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Stand Up Paddle Boards are here!

June 1, 2012

We just got in 6 brand new NSP 10’2 Stand Up Paddle Boards for rentals and Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga Classes. You can get on these boards for as little as 20 dollars and take a yoga class for 25! Don’t forget about the TART Boardman Loop. We can put you on a bicycle […]

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New Kayaks arrived today

May 18, 2012
New Kayaks!!!

We are gearing up for a great season ahead.  New kayaks arrived today……can’t wait to start renting kayaks in Glen Arbor.

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Crystal and Boardman Rivers running high

March 23, 2012
Crystal and Boardman Rivers running high

This photo was taken last summer when the Crystal River was running around 25 cubic feet per second.  (cfs).  I floated the Crystal this past weekend and it was running around 110 or so.  Look at the photo and imagine the water level right around Maddie’s ears!  Big difference! There were several unplanned portages above […]

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the greatest campground on earth

March 19, 2012
the greatest campground on earth

D.H. Day had such an impact around Glen Arbor.  He built Railroads, Docks, Inns, Mills, Barns, Golf Courses, Roads, Towns and an incredible little Campground on the shoreline of Sleeping Bear Bay.  This 88 site campground is rustic, vault toilets and no showers.  Glen Arbor is just a half hour walk down the beach or […]

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Skating on Thin Ice

March 19, 2012
Skating on Thin Ice

Went out with Noah from social explorations for a photo shoot/eco tour with a great family from Detroit this past weekend.  The ice was like glass, we could see the bottom, fish, etc.  Pretty cool. Ice breaking up and kayaking and canoeing will be an option by this weekend. Call me and lets get you […]

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name this lake

January 16, 2012
name this lake

For a two for one coupon kayaking or canoeing down the Crystal River or the Boardman next summer, name this little lake in the photo.  

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