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Register for a 2019 river program! 

24 Gallup Canoe Park 2010.jpgFor river program or camp questions please call the Gallup Livery office 734.794.6240. The Liveries offer many fun river programs such as summer camps, preschool programs, night paddles, and Huron River Day.

2019 River Camps - All seasons are FULL

The 2019 Argo and Gallup River Camp sessions are all full and have waitlists. You are welcome to put your child on a waitlist for we have many cancellations throughout the summer. We will email you if a spot opens up and your child is next on the waitlist for a camp session. 

The river camps are licensed by the State and we have experienced instructors that understand the safety of on-water activities while balancing the importance of outdoor fun and adventure. Our popular river camps teach kids how to explore and love their natural world all from the seat of a boat! As the river theme and activities repeat throughout the summer, we highly recommend that participants register for no more than two weeks of camp during the summer. 

Gallup River Camp: Completed 2nd-5th Grades

18 Gallup Canoe Park 2010.jpgExplore the Huron River with boats and fishing for a week filled with learning, adventure, and fun!  Experience perfect summer days as we kayak, canoe, paddleboat, raft, tube, stand up paddle board, fish, and play in our wonderful river parks.  On Wednesdays we go for a swim in Fuller Pool. Gallup campers paddle boats up and down the river learning new skills and enjoying the great outdoors. The Gallup River Camp is based out of the Gallup Park Meeting Room adjacent to the Gallup Livery.

Camp Fees:  resident, $225; nonresident, $275

Camp Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Extended Camp: 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 4:30-6 p.m.; $50

Gallup River Camp - Completed 2nd-5th Grades: June 17-21, June 24-28, July 1-5 (no camp July 4), July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, July 29-Aug 2, Aug 5-9, Aug 12-16, Aug 19-23, Aug 26-30

Argo River Camp: Completed 6th-9th Grades

14 Argo Canoe Livery 2010.jpgFriends and fun on the coolest river around! Join us as we journey out each day paddling our boats down different sections of the beautiful Huron River. Our many explorations include kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding, tubing, rafting, fishing, geocaching, disc golf and a bonfire lunch. Argo River Camp is based out of a cabin and pavilion at the Argo Livery.

Camp Fees: resident $225; nonresident $275

Camp Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Argo River Camp – Completed 6th-9th Grades: June 17-21, June 24-28, July 15-19, July 22-26, July 29-Aug 2, Aug 5-9, Aug 12-16, Aug 19-23

Argo River Camp Girls Week – Completed 6th-9th Grades: July 8-12

2019 River Kids – Gallup Park for ages 2-7

26 Gallup Canoe Park 2010.jpgFun river programs for children ages 2-7 years w/caregiver.  Each session is once per week for four weeks. Preregistration is required. Resident, $70; nonresident, $84 per child/month. Each week you and your little one(s) will explore the river world by paddling a kayak, canoe or paddleboat on Gallup Pond. The children will experience the thrill of catching fish off the dock and discovering our river critters with boats, stories, art and play.

May River Kid Sessions: Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28 from 5:30-7 p.m.; Thursdays, May 9, 16, 23, 30 from 10-11:30 a.m.

June River Kids Sessions: Mondays, June 3, 10, 17, 24 from 6-7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26 from 10-11:30 a.m.; Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27 from 10-11:30 a.m.

July River Kid Sessions: Mondays, July 8, 15, 22, 29 from 6-7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31 from 10-11:30 a.m.; Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1 from 10-11:30 a.m.

August River Kid Sessions: Mondays, August 5, 12, 19, 26 from 6-7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, August 7, 14, 21, 28 from 10-11:30 a.m.; Thursdays, August 8, 15, 22, 29 from 10-11:30 a.m.

2019 General River Programs

Canoe and Kayak Auction - Gallup Livery

May 11, noon at the Gallup Canoe Livery. This public auction of used and damaged boats features aluminum canoes and two-person and one-person kayaks.

39th Annual Huron River Day Festival - Gallup Park

riverdayLR-5498.jpgMay 19, 12-4 p.m. Come celebrate the wonderful Huron River! Free and fun festival activities include children’s activities, live animal programs, river exhibits, live music, dancing, fishing, stand up paddle boarding and much more. Boat rentals are discounted to $5/boat! Food trucks will be offering a variety of snacks and meals. Ride your bike and receive a coupon for a free boat rental. Sponsored by DTE Energy Foundation.

Recreational Kayak I – Gallup Livery

June 4, June 25 or July 16, 5:30-8 p.m., $35/person/one session course, ages 13 and up, preregistration required.  A kayak class will get you off to a great start on your river adventures. Learn basic strokes, techniques and safety before heading out to explore Gallup Pond. We provide the instruction, kayaks, paddles and lifejackets.

Red Fish Blue Fish Teach Kids to Fish - Gallup Livery

June 9, 9:30-11 a.m., $5/child, all ages welcome with an adult, preregistration required. Join us for our State’s Free Fishing Weekend. Michigan offers some of the finest freshwater fishing with more than 36,350 miles of rivers and streams. Fishing poles, bait and instruction are provided, bring your family/friends to fish!

Introduction to Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) – Argo

June 18, July 9, or July 30, 5:30-8 p.m., $35/person/one session course, ages 13 and up, preregistration required.  Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is fun, easy to learn and is a great workout out on beautiful Argo Pond. We provide the instruction, boards, paddles, and lifejackets. 

Night Paddles - Gallup Livery

June 21, July 19, or August 16, 8:30-10:30 p.m. $15/one-person kayak, $20/two-person kayak or canoe, pre-registration required, limited space. As the sun sets and the full moon rises, venture out to paddle a canoe or kayak in the night!  Watch for wildlife as you paddle your boat on the two-mile Gallup Pond section of the Huron River.

River Women - Argo Livery

July 18, July 25, August 1 and August 8 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., $100/person/a four session course, ages 13 and up, preregistration required. Come explore the Huron River in this ladies-only boating adventure! Each of the four sessions will allow you to try out a different boat while having fun on the river.  1st session: Kayak on the pond learning basic strokes and maneuvers.  2nd session: Try out stand up paddle boarding (SUP) to see the water in a whole new way. 3rd session: Learn basic canoeing strokes and work with others to paddle. 4th session: We will use our new boating skills to kayak down the Argo Cascades and the river. ​

Gallup Park Livery

3000 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor, MI 734.794.6240, Cheryl Saam, Recreation Supervisor
May 4-May 24: Every day, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
May 25-Sept. 2: Every day, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sept. 3-Oct. 20: Every day, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Argo Park Livery

1055 Longshore Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 734.794.6241, Cheryl Saam, Recreation Supervisor
May 4-May 24: Weekends, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Go to Gallup on weekdays.
May 25-Sept. 2: Every day, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sept. 3-Oct. 6: Weekends, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Go to Gallup on weekdays.