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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2021 Fun Programs on the River

Registration is open

We are hiring for all positions! ​

​​​​​​Jobs available are day camp staff, river program staff, livery supervisors, livery van drivers and livery dock staff. For more details and to apply Jobs.

River Camps at Argo & Gallup - FULL

2021 Camp Refund Policy - Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Parks & Recreation will make an exception to its cancellations and refunds policies for the 2021 camp season. If our summer camps are not able to operate during the session in which your child is enrolled due to directives we receive from the Washtenaw County Health Department, the State of Michigan licensing authority, and/or any other authorized governing body, we will refund the full amount of your session fee.

For the safety of staff and other participants, if your child is unable to attend the scheduled session due to the COVID-19 illness, or a COVID-19 quarantine and/or waiting period, or develop COVID like symptoms, you may request a full refund.  If you need to cancel your child's registration for non-COVID related reasons, please note that the following refund policy applies: Refunds must be requested by email and are subject to a $10.00 service fee. If a refund request is made 30 days or more prior to the start of your day camp session 100% of your class fee will be refunded, 7-29 days prior 50% of your class fee will be refunded, 6 days prior 0% will be refunded. ​

Gallup River Camp: Completed 2nd-5th Grades - FULL

Explore 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, tube, stand up paddle board, fish, and play in our wonderful river parks.  Gallup campers paddle boats up and down the river learning new skills and enjoying the great outdoors. The Gallup River Camp is based outside and under tents adjacent to the Gallup Livery.

Camp Fees:  resident, $282; nonresident, $342

Camp Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Gallup River Camp Schedule: June 14-18, June 21-25, June 28-July 2, July 6-9 (no camp July 5), July 12-16, July 19-23, July 26-30, Aug 2-6, Aug 9-13, Aug 16-20, Aug 23-27

Argo River Camp: Completed 6th-8th Grades - FULL

Friends 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, fishing, geocaching, and disc golfing. Argo River Camp is based outside and under the tents and pavilion at the Argo Livery.

Camp Fees: resident $260; nonresident $320

Camp Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Argo River Camp: June 14-18, June 21-25, June 28-July 2, July 6-9 (no camp July 5), July 19-23, July 26-30, Aug 2-6, Aug 9-13, Aug 16-20

Argo River Camp Just for Girls: July 12-16

Special Activities at Argo & Gallup Park Liveries

Registration required for River Programs

River Kids – Gallup Livery for ages 2-7

Fun river programs for children ages 2-7 years with a 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.

June River Kids Sessions:

Mondays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, 6-7:30 p.m.

Wednesdays, June 9, 16, 23, 30, 6-7:30 p.m.

Thursdays, June 10, 17, 24, July 1, 10-11:30 a.m.

July River Kid Sessions:

Mondays, July 12, 19, 26, Aug. 2, 6-7:30 p.m.

Wednesdays, July 14, 21, 28, Aug. 4, 6-7:30 p.m.

Thursdays, July 15, 22, 29, Aug. 5, 10-11:30 a.m.

August River Kid Sessions:

Mondays, August 9, 16, 23, 30, 6-7:30 p.m.

Wednesdays, August 11, 18, 25, Sept. 1, 6-7:30 p.m.

Thursdays, August 12, 19, 26, Sept. 2, 10-11:30 a.m.

Canoe and Kayak Auction - Gallup Livery

Saturday, May 15, noon. This public auction of used and damaged boats features aluminum canoes, rowboats, two-person kayaks and one-person kayaks. We estimate that we will have 5 canoes, 2 rowboats and 20 kayaks for sale and prices generally range from $50 to $150 per boat. Boats will be available to view 30 minutes prior to the auction at noon. 

40th Huron River Day Every Day

Starting in May there will be river activities and learning opportunities in river parks in Dexter, Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.  Sponsored by DTE Energy Foundation

Recreational Kayak Instruction – Gallup Livery

Tuesday, June 8 or July 13, 5:30-7:30 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.

Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP) Instruction – Argo Livery

Tuesday, June 22 or July 20, 5:30-7:30 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. 

River Women - Argo Livery

Thursdays, July 22, July 29 and August 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $75/person/three-session course, ages 13 and up. Preregistration required. Explore the Huron River in this ladies-only boating adventure. In each of the three sessions we will try out different types of boats all 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: Use your new boating skills to kayak the Argo Cascades and on down the river. ​​

Gallup Park Livery, 3000 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor, MI 734.794.6240 

Argo Park Livery, 1055 Longshore Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 734.794.6241 

Cheryl Saam, Recreation Supervisor [email protected]