In 1923, the Rotary Club of Traverse City raised enough money to purchase a place where the children and youth of our community could enjoy healthy outdoor recreation and learn about woodlore. For more than 90 years, young people have been able to explore and discover what the forests, hills, and lakes of Northwest Michigan has to offer. In the very beginning, the property was used jointly by 4-H, Girl Scouts, and Boy Scouts. In 2017 Greilick Outdoor Recreation & Education center is circling back to those original intentions. Welcome to the new Greilick.
Just minutes from Traverse City, Greilick Outdoor Recreation &
Education Center has over 500 acres of beautiful terrain nestled
between three crystal-clear, jewel-like lakes (Spider, Bass and Rennie
Lakes). The Grand Traverse region is an area unmatched in its diverse
landscape, and alive with special events in every season of the year.
Enjoy skiing, boating, major sporting events, or the solitude of the
lakes and rivers. The sandy-bottomed forestland provides a great
foundation for the pathways through the forests of mixed oak, maple
Greilick’s rustic yet approximately modern facilities will peak the nostalgia of seasoned campers while opening a gateway to the outdoors for new adventurists. Walk the countless trails worn by the countless campers that have gone before you past a campfire site, down by the lake, and into the woods.
• Five 4 season bunkhouses which sleep
twenty people each. Kitchens, restrooms, and showers.
• Seven 3 season cottages which may sleep up to four people each. Electricity provided.
• Eleven Rustic Campsites
• Six Adirondack Shelters
• 250 person capacity 3 season dining hall with commercial kitchen
• 100 person Pavilion
• Two state park style shower house with individual stalls
• Cherryland Amateur Radio Club Ham Radio Building
• Archery Range
• Rifle/Pistol/BBgun/Air Rifle/Muzzleloading Range
• Shotgun Range
• Climbing Tower
• Zip Line
• Low Ropes Course
• Waterfront for swimming, boating, fishing
Available 2019 Girl Scout Exclusive Weekends
October 4-6 November 8-10
Contact Greilick for reservation options, availability, and pricing:
Greilick Director – Nick Killian
Troops will still need to submit a trip activity form for overnight trips and high risk activities when using GOREC. Please refer to our trip planning guide and trip application form for when you will need to submit a form. Any other questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers! You can now check out equipment from GOREC. Just fill out the form below: