Recreation

Sandy Pines Recreation Staff

The Sandy Pines Recreation Team operates our Recreation Station, Happy Shack Snack Stand, Game Room, Pools, Ropes Course, and our all big summer activities, holiday tournaments, events. Most of our Recreation Staff are high school and college students. This is why we typically open for Memorial Weekend, then close the Pools and Ropes Course until school is out and then reopen for the summer season. This is also why we close the Pools and Ropes Course near the end of August when schools starts again but then open for the last hurrah on Labor Day Weekend.

Recreation Office Hours

Closed for the season

Pools & Ropes Course Hours

Closed for the season

Contact Information

Telephone: (616) 896-8318
recreation@sandypines.com 

Recreation Director:
Nikki Hoogewind
nikki@sandypines.com

RECREATION SCHEDULE

The 2020 Recreation Schedule will be completed and attached to our 2020 Schedule of Events in mid-March.

Recreation News

Stay Home Stay Safe Save Lives

Stay Home Stay Safe

March 25, 2020

From Governor Whitmer On Monday, March 23, Governor Whitmer instituted Executive Order No. 2020-21, which states that to suppress the spread of COVID-19, to prevent the state’s health care system from being overwhelmed, to allow time for the production of critical test kits, ventilators, and personal protective equipment, and to avoid needless deaths, it is…

March Recreation News

February 25, 2020

By: Nikki Hoogewind recreation@sandypines.com Winterfest was a great time for people to gather, eat, spend time together and enjoy Sandy Pines in the winter.  Thank you to Gerda Pitcher and all the volunteers who organized, helped plan, set up, tear down, and worked a station to make this event so much fun.  It is a…

Sandy Pines February Wall Calendar on wall

February Communications Update

February 3, 2020

By: Josh Janowiak josh@sandypines.com 2020 Calendar of Events Welcome to a new year and a new decade! With the completion of our 2020 Wall Calendars, all our annual events and holiday weekends are scheduled and ready for planning. We know that you like to plan your outings, family, and friend gatherings around our biggest events…

Aerial Photo of new mini golf carpet

February Maintenance Update

February 3, 2020

By: Ben Fifelski maintenance@sandypines.com Winter is always one of our busiest times of the season as we’re busy maintaining all the buildings, structures, and amenities that are utilized by members, guests, and campers all summer long.  One of our largest off season projects for the past few years has been updating water risers in each…

Happy Shack Manager

January 21, 2020

This person will be responsible for weekly food ordering and delivery.  This person will be in charge of Happy Shack employees and making sure each shift is covered.  This person is responsible for opening and closing the register daily. *ServSafe food certification required. To Apply To apply please complete our application which can be found…

End of Season Rec Party-Kids Treasure Dig

Recreation Assistant

January 21, 2020

This person will assist in the office and help oversee the daily rentals, phone calls, member assistance, and monitor the building for cleanliness and safety.  This person will assist with staff support and event inquiries and registration. *Knowledge of Sandy Pines events preferred. To Apply To apply please complete our application which can be found…

Family Fun Day Duck Pond

February Recreation News

January 21, 2020

By: Nikki Hoogewind nikki@sandypines.com Happy New Year! 2020 looks to be a fantastic season with exciting events planned.  If you have any suggestions or events you would like to recommend please email recreation@sandypines.com with your ideas. Save These Dates May 25                  Memorial Day Service June 13                  Drive-In Movie June 20                  Classic Car Show June 27                 …

50th Anniversary Image

What’s Next – 50th Anniversary Planning

January 20, 2020

By: Marcie Palmer Happy New Year Sandy Piners!  I hope this message finds you having had a peace-filled holiday season. The count down to the 50th Anniversary of Sandy Pines has started.  2021 marks the anniversary of the park and planning of the celebration is underway. As you may know, for the past several months…

2020 Calendars

January 3, 2020

Get your 2020 Sandy Pines Wall Calendar and start planning for the new year and summer season. The calendars feature 12 months of  Sandy Pines signature events, seasonal openings & closings, Board of Directors Meetings, US holidays, moon phases, and more alongside park photos displaying year-round beauty of our park. The calendars also include a park…

Sandy Pines Handbook Rulebook 10-01-19

2019 Handbook Rulebook Revisions

October 17, 2019

At the end of each season in which Sandy Pines Handbook & Rulebook revisions are voted on and passed by the Board of Directors, we update the Handbook and pass the information on to Members. It is every Member’s responsibility to know, understand, and stay up to date with park rules and regulations. All 2019…

Campground Opens
April 15, 2020

Memorial Day Flea Market
May 23, 2020

4th Of July Fireworks
July 4, 2020

Christmas In August
August 7-9, 2020