The Best Upper Michigan Golf Courses and Clubs

The Best Upper Michigan Golf Courses and Clubs

Come and experience all three of our exciting courses.

Michigan Fall Color Tours

Michigan Fall Color Tours

It's when autumn arrives in Michigan. And there's no better place to see the dynamic colors of a trillion trees.

Iron County Fishing

Iron County Fishing

There are 314 lakes and approximately 900 miles of rivers in Iron County that have numerous species of fish.

Fishing Is Family Fun

Fishing Is Family Fun

Fishing is one of the top family fun activities in Iron County, and its lakes and streams provide excellent sport fishing.

Iron County Snowmobiling

Iron County Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is the greatest and most exciting sport there is in the the Great Lakes Region!

Iron County Michigan Lakes

Iron County Michigan Lakes

There are 314 lakes and approximately 900 miles of rivers in Iron County.

Relax, Rest & Rejuvenate

Relax, Rest & Rejuvenate

Campfire, long walks, reading under the shade of a giant maple, paddling on a quiet lake ... it's time to unwind.

Nature Surrounds In Iron County Michigan

Nature Surrounds In Iron County Michigan

Welcome to a corner of the world that’s like nothing else in this world. You’ll find a wonderland of unspoiled natural beauty in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Swim, Fish, Kayak & Play

Swim, Fish, Kayak & Play

A variety of locations provide summer activities. With 314 lakes and 900 miles of rivers, there is something for everyone. The UP of Michigan is relaxing as well as offers an opportunity for groups to gather.

Iron County Events

Apr
30
Sat
Trout and Salmon Fishing Season @ Iron County
Apr 30 – Sep 30 all-day

Anglers can fish for and possess trout and salmon on (inland) Type 1 and Type 2 streams and Type A and Type D lakes.

For more information please see http://www.michigan.gov/dnr

May
15
Sun
Fishing for Muskellunge / Northern Pike / Walleye @ Iron County
May 15 2016 – Mar 30 2017 all-day

The fishing and possession seasons for muskellunge, northern pike and walleye on the Upper Peninsula’s Great Lakes and inland waters, plus the St. Marys River, is open. Additional rules and regulations apply, include minimum size limits and possession limits.

For more information, see pages 12-14 of the 2016-2017 Michigan Fishing Guide.

Jun
19
Sun
Camp Batawagama Band Camp @ Camp Batawagama
Jun 19 @ 11:00 am – Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm

Iron County Band Camp since 1955

    The Iron County Band Camp is the longest running band camp in the Upper Peninsula. It was started in 1955 by John Paynter, director of bands at Northwestern University, Kenneth W. Schulze, Superintendent of Crystal Falls Schools and Director of the Camp, and Local Band Directors; Al Stender from Crystal Falls, Vilas Wenzel from Iron River, Claire Hounsel from Stambaugh, and Paul Cowen from Gladstone. John Paynter brought up his staff of instrumental teachers from the North Shore Band near Chicago. Mr. Paynter continued to come to camp for the next 22 years. Since that time we have had many distinguished and wonderful conductors and instructors.

Band Camp 2016 Schedule

Band Camp is scheduled for the week of June 19th through June 25th.  These instructors will perform for the public at a Thursday evening concert at the Youth Camp beginning at 7:30 PM, June 23rd. Everyone is invited. The Band Camp students’ concert will be hosted by the Forest Park Public Schools and located at the High School Gymnasium in Crystal Falls and will begin at 7:30 PM, June 25th. Everyone is invited.

How to Register for Band Camp

Get your Registration Form for 2016 by writing:
Iron County Youth Camp
909 Pentoga Trail
Crystal Falls, MI 49920

or Phone: 906-265-4476
or Email: icyc@iron.org

Forms may be requested at any time for the 2016 Band Camp. Forms will be mailed in mid to late February.
All application forms or additional information can be obtained from the Youth Camp office by contacting: 
906-265-4476 or by emailing: icyc@iron.org.

Band Camp Cost

The total weekly charge for a Band Camper who is a PERMANENT RESIDENT of Iron County is $110 for the week.

The total weekly charge for a Band Camper who is NOT A PERMANENT RESIDENT of Iron County is $250 for the week.

A $40 REGISTRATION FEE MUST ACCOMPANY THE REGISTRATION FORM.
(The balance is due when enrollment takes place at the camp on Sunday June 19 2014)

If cancellation notice arrives in less than 30 days before camp session no refunds of the pre-registration fee will be given.

Jun
20
Mon
British Challenger Soccer Camp @ Gaastra Soccer Fields
Jun 20 – Jun 24 all-day
Jun
24
Fri
Leaders In Training Week 2 @ Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp
Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm – Jun 30 @ 11:00 am

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For grades 9-12

An opportunity for high school campers to gain valuable leadership skills at camp! This week allows a high school camper to stay the weekend and the week for more leadership training and hands on experience.

Families are welcome to join for closing worship, and lunch afterwards is available for those who would like to stay.

LIT #1 is also offered June 19-24. They’ll be with the Veterans for the first week.

Micheal & Agnes Giuliani @ Grace Covenant Church
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm
Jun
25
Sat
Porter School Farmers Market
Jun 25 all-day
Relay for Life @ Nelson Field
Jun 25 all-day
WIndsor Center Open Mic Night
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jun
26
Sun
Camp Batawagama Youth Camp @ Camp Batawagama
Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 2 @ 1:00 pm

Iron county Youth Camp

Camp Batawagama is a place where friendships are made, traditions are shared and valuable, life long lessons are learned. Everyday begins with reveille and ends with taps. Every meal begins and ends with a song. The days are filled with swimming, boating, hiking, wilderness camping, crafts and so much more. It is a place to discover the strength in oneself, the importance of working together and an appreciation for the nature within us and around us. The ideas and the vision that shaped the Batawagama experience over 70 years ago are still alive and relevant today. Batawagama has been a summer place, a home away from home for over four generations of young people.  

Youth Camp 2016 Schedule

Batawagama Youth Camp is scheduled to begin June 26th and continue on a weekly schedule for five consecutive weeks. During these weeks campers will enjoy the many outdoor activities and traditional programs that have been so popular for 70 years.

Week 1: June 26th
Week 2: July 3rd
Week 3: July 10th
Week 4: July 17th
Week 5: July 24th

How to Register for Youth Camp

Get your Registration Forms for 2016 by writing:
Iron County Youth Camp
909 Pentoga Trail
Crystal Falls, MI 49920

or Phone: 906-265-4476
or Email: icyc@iron.org

Forms may be requested at any time after January 1st for the 2016 Youth Camp. Forms will be mailed to all those who have requested them prior to March 1st on March 1st. All forms requested after March 1st will be mailed immediately after the request has been received at the Camp office. 

All application forms or additional information can be obtained by contacting: 906-265-4476 or by emailing: icyc@iron.org. 

Youth Camp Cost

The total weekly charge for a camper who has been a PERMANENT RESIDENT of Iron County for at least one year prior to their week at camp is $90 per week.

The total weekly charge for a camper who is a NON – RESIDENT of Iron County is $240 per week. 

A $40 REGISTRATION FEE (FOR EACH WEEK REGISTERED) MUST ACCOMPANY THE REGISTRATION FORM. 
(The balance is due when enrollment takes place at camp.)

If cancellation notice arrives 30 days before camp session, all payments made, (less $10 of the registration fee paid for each week) will be refunded.

If cancellation notice arrives in less than 30 days before camp session no refunds of the pre-registration fee will be given.

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Victory Camp Nature Week @ Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp
Jun 26 @ 3:00 pm – Jun 30 @ 11:00 am

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For mentally/physically challenged adults

This program empowers adults with special needs and gives them the experience of a lifetime! Activities are adapted to meet individual needs; small cabin groups allow staff to provide all the individual attention necessary.

Trained health care staff personnel manage medication, but campers who require 24-hr. care must be accompanied by caregivers. It’s so great that several campers come for both weeks Victory Camp is offered!

Nature week will offer campers the opportunity to go fishing and make nature crafts.

Families are welcome to join for closing worship, and lunch afterwards is available for those who would like to stay.

Jun
27
Mon
Teen Photo Camp @ Crystal Falls Contemporary Center
Jun 27 – Jun 30 all-day
On Site Day Camp 1 @ Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – Jul 1 @ 9:00 am

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For grades K-5

Onsite is an opportunity for campers to get to experience camp during the day, but get to go home each evening. Come and experience fun games, engaging Bible studies, songs, swimming, crafts and much more!

Families are welcome to join for closing worship, and lunch afterwards is available for those who would like to stay.

 

Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon. – Thurs and 9 – 11 on Friday.

Jun
28
Tue
Story Time – Ages 5 and Under @ West Iron District Library
Jun 28 @ 11:00 am

Story Time – Ages 5 and Under

When:
July 8, 2014 @ 10:30 am

Where:
West Iron District Library
116 West Genesee Street
Iron River,MI 49935
USA

Contact:

Stephanie Swenski at 906-265-2831

Jun
29
Wed
Iron River Farmers Market and Bazaar
Jun 29 all-day
Knit & Crochet Circle – West Iron District Library @ West Iron District Library
Jun 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Knit & Crochet Circle
11:00a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Jun
30
Thu
West Iron District library – Book Babies @ West Iron District Library
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am

You and your precious bundle of joy are invited to a play date! We love our young little readers, and interacting with other babies and toddlers is a great way for them to learn and explore!

West Iron District Library has set aside a special time for social interactions for babies 24 months and under. Thursdays at 9:00 beginning September 11th.

Yooper Delight
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Ice Cream Social @ Crystal Falls Library
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jul
1
Fri
Amasa’s 125th Anniversary Celebration @ Amasa
Jul 1 @ 8:00 am – Jul 4 @ 9:00 pm

The town of Amasa was founded in 1891 and July 1, 2, 3 and 4 of 2016 we will be celebrating our 125th Anniversary- the “Quasquicentennial”.  The town will be hosting festivities to celebrate including a parade, music and dances, food and merchandise vendors, children activities, all class reunion, senior citizen socials, contests, birthday party and more!

Glen Miller Orchestra @ Crystal Theatre
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm
Jul
2
Sat
Porter School Farmers Market
Jul 2 all-day
Jul
3
Sun
Camp Batawagama Youth Camp @ Camp Batawagama
Jul 3 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 9 @ 1:00 pm

Iron county Youth Camp

Camp Batawagama is a place where friendships are made, traditions are shared and valuable, life long lessons are learned. Everyday begins with reveille and ends with taps. Every meal begins and ends with a song. The days are filled with swimming, boating, hiking, wilderness camping, crafts and so much more. It is a place to discover the strength in oneself, the importance of working together and an appreciation for the nature within us and around us. The ideas and the vision that shaped the Batawagama experience over 70 years ago are still alive and relevant today. Batawagama has been a summer place, a home away from home for over four generations of young people.  

Youth Camp 2016 Schedule

Batawagama Youth Camp is scheduled to begin June 26th and continue on a weekly schedule for five consecutive weeks. During these weeks campers will enjoy the many outdoor activities and traditional programs that have been so popular for 70 years.

Week 1: June 26th
Week 2: July 3rd
Week 3: July 10th
Week 4: July 17th
Week 5: July 24th

How to Register for Youth Camp

Get your Registration Forms for 2016 by writing:
Iron County Youth Camp
909 Pentoga Trail
Crystal Falls, MI 49920

or Phone: 906-265-4476
or Email: icyc@iron.org

Forms may be requested at any time after January 1st for the 2016 Youth Camp. Forms will be mailed to all those who have requested them prior to March 1st on March 1st. All forms requested after March 1st will be mailed immediately after the request has been received at the Camp office. 

All application forms or additional information can be obtained by contacting: 906-265-4476 or by emailing: icyc@iron.org. 

Youth Camp Cost

The total weekly charge for a camper who has been a PERMANENT RESIDENT of Iron County for at least one year prior to their week at camp is $90 per week.

The total weekly charge for a camper who is a NON – RESIDENT of Iron County is $240 per week. 

A $40 REGISTRATION FEE (FOR EACH WEEK REGISTERED) MUST ACCOMPANY THE REGISTRATION FORM. 
(The balance is due when enrollment takes place at camp.)

If cancellation notice arrives 30 days before camp session, all payments made, (less $10 of the registration fee paid for each week) will be refunded.

If cancellation notice arrives in less than 30 days before camp session no refunds of the pre-registration fee will be given.

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Jul
4
Mon
Iron River Independence Day Celebration @ Iron RIver, Michigan
Jul 4 all-day
Jul
5
Tue
Story Time – Ages 5 and Under @ West Iron District Library
Jul 5 @ 11:00 am

Story Time – Ages 5 and Under

When:
July 8, 2014 @ 10:30 am

Where:
West Iron District Library
116 West Genesee Street
Iron River,MI 49935
USA

Contact:

Stephanie Swenski at 906-265-2831