By Nikki Hoogewind Nikki@SandyPines.com

50th Anniversary Celebration

May is here and Memorial Weekend will kick off a 50th celebration season of with lots of activities. Check out the weekend flyers and online calendar to stay up to date on all the action and events. We are planning to host tournaments Memorial weekend with action starting Friday night and continuing through Monday. Tournament registration is onsite the day of the event. Please arrive to the tournament 15 minutes prior to the listed start time to register. Look for the designated rec staff member to sign in. Event is scheduled to begin at the listed start time.

On Memorial Day we offer a wonderful Memorial Day Service. The event is held at Sandy Pines Veteran’s Memorial Park at 9:30 am. All Sandy Pines Veterans are encouraged to attend and walk down the Memorial Walkway. We will social distance the veteran’s during this event. If you would like to have a name of a veteran read during the service please email the name and branch of service to kathy@sandypines.com.

Pools & Water Park

The pools and water park will operate very similar to last season with a capacity limit. We will allow guests into the pools at the top of each hour. Guests will be able to swim for 55 minutes and then exit to let the next group in. We suggest that new guests arrive 15 minutes prior to the top of the hour to secure their entry for the next hour. (Wait time is about 15 minutes).

We are still finalizing other close contact activities such as swim lessons and kids club. We plan to offer youth soccer, tennis and golf lessons. We plan to offer adult tennis, golf, line dancing and Zumba. We are looking for pickleball instructor(s) who would be willing teach youth and/or adults.

Boater Safety

We are working closely with Allegan County to be able to offer Boater Safety Class here at Sandy Pines. The date we are planning to host the free class is Saturday, June 19 from 8-2pm. Registration is now open for the class. Class size will be limited to 40 due to social distancing requirements. If interested please REGISTER HERE. Please sign up right away if interested as class will fill up quickly. A few COVID expectations will be that all students wear face covering the whole time and a health screener will need to be completed for each student prior to entering. A parent will need to be with a child under 18 only to complete health screening.

Recreation is Hiring!

Recreation Department are still hiring for ages 16 and up. Looking for certified lifeguards, ropes course staff, lesson instructors, happy shack, event staff, and pool monitors. If you have a positive attitude, willingness to work, and desire to have fun then we are the perfect place.

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