At Walnut Hills, your family-friendly Southeast Michigan campground, we believe that spending quality time with family and friends is the marshmallow that binds the s’more. In 2023, we’ve got a full line up of events planned for you, and all just a short drive away from Detroit.
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26th – 29th
Celebrate Memorial Day with corn-hole tournaments, children’s crafts, games, or activities, bingo and free wagon rides. We will also have a live DJ Saturday and Sunday nights!
Father’s Day Weekend
June 16th – 18th
Play some games with Dad on Saturday and enjoy complimentary donuts and orange juice at the office on Sunday.
Sand Sculpture & Fishing Derby
June 25th – 27th
Bring your imagination to our annual sand sculpture contest. Start sculpting at 1pm and the judges will be out at 3pm to announce the winners. Prizes in categories for all ages!!! Get your fishing rods & lines ready, and bring your bait or buy some in the store because it’s time for the Fishing Derby! Join this catch and release contest and win a prize for most fish caught, smallest fish, and largest, too. Who will catch Big Old George this year?
4th of July Weekend
June 30th – July 4th
Enjoy the weekend with horseshoe and cornhole tournaments, bingo, wagon rides and children’s games, crafts, or activities. Decorate your bikes and golf carts to ride around in our Annual Parade on Saturday, sit back or dance your heart out with the live DJ on Friday, and Saturday nights!
July 7th – 9th
Catch the best frog you can find and enter the frog jumping contest. There will be relay races for the kids also. Come join in on the fun!
Christmas in July
July 14th – 16th
Santa and his elves arrive on his wagon to bring presents to the good boys and girls of Walnut Hills (parents, bring a small…less than $5…wrapped gift with your child’s name and site number written on it). Enter our site decorating contest!
Beach Party Weekend
July 21st – 23rd
Come On down to the Beach! Set up your chairs & umbrellas and gather around! Enjoy the hula hoop contests, limbo, beach games and more! We will have a live DJ playing all your favorite tunes in the sun all day! Decorate your site, wear a tropical hat, and pull out that Hawaiian shirt as we soak in the sunshine at our own tropical paradise.
Drive in Movie Weekend
August 4th – 6th
Come over to Pavilion #1 on Saturday night to watch a movie on our big screen TV. We’ll provide the popcorn—you can even come in your pajamas! Don’t forget to bring a seat.
Labor Day Weekend
September 1st – 4th
Enjoy a live DJ Saturday and Sunday night. We’ll also have horseshoe and corn-hole tournaments, Bingo, crafts, games, or activities for the kids and free wagon rides!
September 15th – 17th & September 22nd – 24th
Due to demand and limited site availability, we’ve decided to host two halloween weekends for the 2023 season.
Decorate your site as scary as you can for our site decorating contest and dress up for our campground-wide Trick-or-Treating. We will have pumpkin painting, complimentary donuts and cider, wagon rides, followed by Haunted Wagon rides! Search through our famous Needle in a Haystack, filled with toys, candy and more. If you are expecting guests, they must register in the office.
All Summer Activities at Walnut Hills
Your family will love these summer activities at our Southeast Michigan Campground with a North Michigan Campground feel.
Chef’s Canoe Rental
April through October
On top of all our scheduled events, Walnut Hills has an on site canoe livery service “Chef’s Canoe Rental” where you can rent a canoe or kayak to float the Shiawassee River. There are two float options available – one shorter duration, and one longer duration for the dedicated canoeist. Chef’s service includes pick up or drop off along with the canoe rental.