Bluegill Lake Family Camping Resort

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"Bluegill Lake, Catch the Fun"

Bluegill Lake Family Camping Resort 
15854 Pretty Lake Drive, Mecosta, MI 49332 
​231-972-GILL (4455) 
GPS Coordinates: Longitude -85.228844, Latitude 43.696331

Transporting firewood into the campground is prohibited!
    2023 Weekend Themes and Activities

Every weekend offers a different theme with crafts and activities based around each. 
Participation is optional, some fees may apply ($). 

 Opening Weekend:  April 28-30, 2023
Opening weekend of the camping season. There will be no planned activities this weekend. 
This weekend is all about getting 

Mexican Fiesta Weekend: May 5-7, 2023 
We'll be making crafts and playing games with a Mexican flare. 
On Saturday evening, join us for a Mexican themed potluck
 (please notify the office of your dish in advance).​

 Mother's Day Weekend: May 12-14, 2023
It's time to celebrate MOM. We'll be making cards and gifts during crafts on Saturday morning.
Sunday morning, we will continue the celebration with breakfast in the Activity Center.

Pirate Weekend: May 19-21, 2023
​We'll enjoy pirate themed crafts and games as well as an interactive Treasure Hunt. 
There's not aaaarrrguuuing it'll be fun!

Memorial Weekend: May 26-29, 2023
The unofficial start of summer. This weekend is filled with crafts and activities.
Be sure to bring the bicycles for the annual parade.

Chinese Dragon Boat Festival Weekend: June 2-4, 2023
Crafts will consist of creating dragon boats and other Chinese ornamentation. 
Join us on Saturday evening for an Asian inspired potluck in the Activity Center.

Silversmithing Weekend: June 9-11, 2023
This is the first opportunity of the season to create a custom Sterling Silver ring. Paul, our resident artisan, 
will guiding the process (3-4 hours). Advanced registration is required ($ 16 and older please). 
Saturday morning the kids will be crafting beaded jewelry.

Father's Day Weekend: June 16-18, 2023
It’s time to celebrate dads. Crafts and activities will have him in mind. 
Sunday join us for breakfast in the activity center.

Spring into Summer Weekend: June 23-25, 2023
As summer begins the campground takes on a renewed energy for the season. 
All of the activities and crafts will be Sun based. 

Independence Day Weekend: June 30-July 4, 2023
July 4th weekend at Bluegill Lake is like a company picnic. It's time to relax and enjoy time together. 
There will be numerous activities throughout the weekend, patriotic crafts, games and the bicycle parade 
(because it's all about the kids).

Fun & Games Weekend/Smokin' Fun Potluck: July 7-9, 2023
Crafts will consist of making games and then playing them. 
Board and yard games will be available for those wishing to challenge their family and friends. 
Saturday evening, join us for a Smokin' Fun Potluck at the Activity Center 
(please notify the office of your dish in advance).

Halloween/Zombie Invasion: July 14-16, 2023
Halloween is always fun, that's why we do it in July. Join us as the ghosts, goblins and zombies take over the campground. 
The Zombie Hunter will be joining us as we do crafts and play games at the annual Halloween party, 
there will also be trick-or-treating and a site decorating contest (as always, there are prizes). 
It'll be a spooktacular time!

Christmas in July: July 21-23, 2023
“Deck the Halls” with crafts, games and fun with a holiday flare, site decorating contest (prizes) 
and if we're all good girls and boys, Santa may join us. 

Western Weekend/Chili Cook-off: July 28-30, 2023
Calling all Cowboys and Cowgirls, mosey on down to Bluegill Lake Family Camping Resort for rootin-tootin good fun. 
We'll be craftin, gamin, racin and learnin this weekend. 
For those of you that make a mean Chili, enter the Chili Cook-off on Saturday evening 
(prizes to be claimed).

Summer Celebration Weekend: August 4-6, 2023
Summer based crafts, games and activities are on the menu. 
Saturday afternoon, join us for an Ice Cream Float Social ($).

Wilderness Weekend: August 11-13, 2023
This is opportunity for the kids to learn about nature. We'll start with a hike and collect things to craft with, 
parents are welcome/encouraged to join in the fun. Be sure to pack those hiking shoes.

Air & Space Weekend/Smokin' Fun Potluck: August 18-20, 2023
This weekend is about things that fly; Airplanes, rockets and balloons. 
We'll craft things that take flight and test their capabilities. 
Saturday evening we'll enjoy another Smokin' Fun Potluck in the Activity Center
 (please notify the office of your dish). 

Superhero Weekend: August 25-27, 2023
​This weekend is sure to bring the Superhero out in everyone. 
We'll have a costume contest (for kids of all ages, young and old), play games and other activities.

Labor Day/Glow Weekend: September 1-4, 2023
As in years past, this is our Glow Weekend. We'll have the bicycle parade, crafts, glitter tattoos, 
greased watermelon and watermelon eating contest, glow parade, glow site contest and much more. 
So, get your low on and let's illuminate Bluegill Lake!

Grandparents Day Weekend/Souper Fun Potluck: September 8-10, 2023
We'll be making cards and gifts for crafts and playing card games. 
Saturday evening we'll have a Soup potluck (please notify the office of your soup in advance). 
Sunday morning join for breakfast in the activity center as we celebrate grandparents.

Silversmithing/Lapidary Weekend: September 15-17, 2023
This is the last opportunity to create a custom Sterling Silver Ring under the tutelage of our artisan, Mr. Paul.
Your creative juices will be flowing for approximately 3-4 hours and there is a fee for the silver. 
Advanced registration is required as space is limited (opened to ages 16 and above).

​Color Me Fun Weekend: September 22-24, 2023
We'll be tie dying ($- Bring your own item or purchase at the camp store). 
We'll be more colorful fun with games and activities.

Autumn Harvest Fest Weekend: September 29- October 1, 2023
Join us for the final potluck of the year, our version of Thanksgiving. 
We supply ​ the turkey and ask our guests to bring a dish to pass (preferably a fare of the season). 
This is the time to relax and visit with friends and neighbors, while enjoying the season.

Season Wind Down Weekend: October 6-8, 2023
This is an opportunity to enjoy the peace and tranquility that Bluegill Lake has to offer. 
There will be no planned activities.

​Closing Weekend: October 13-15, 2023
This is the last weekend of the season to enjoy the peace and tranquility of Bluegill Lake for the 2022 season.