Oriole Recreation Summer Flight Plan

Pre-Registration is required for all summer programs unless noted otherwise. Please register online or call (517) 541-5740. These programs have been made possible in part by Playground and Recreation Millage funds.  *Please note that refunds will not be granted once registered. Clicking on the name of the trip will take you to the registration page for that trip. 


Field trips

Join us for our Friday Field Trip series.   Cost will include bus travel and admission to each location.  Open to  children and adults alike.  A Chaperon will be provided if you want to just send the kids.   Parents wanting to register for trips will need a current background check on file with the district.  New background checks will be needed starting July 1st.   Advance registration is required.  Please register online or call (517) 541-5740.

TreeRunner Grand Rapids  $45

A picture of three boys wearing climbing gear.Friday, June 21st.  Depart from the Aquatic Center at 9:00 am  and return at 3:30 pm.  Join us on our field trip to TreeRunner Grand Rapids.  Participants will get to zip line and climb through the tree paths while wearing a secure harness.  Participants must be at least 7 years old and all participants must have a signed waiver on file with TreeRunner.   You can add a pool party to this trip to make a 5:00 pick up. 

Craig's Cruisers $45An image of bumper boats in a small pond.

Friday, June 28th.  Depart from the Aquatic Center at 9:00 am and return at 3:30 pm.  Join us on our trip to Craig’s Cruisers in Grand Rapids for a day of fun!  There is 3 hours of  unlimited  putt-put golf, go carts, trampolines, bumper boats, and rides as part of the admission.  The buffet is included in this trip as well.  The arcade is the only thing not included.  Participants would need money for the arcade if they wish to play games.   This trip is for children 7 and up.  

Hawk Island Park  $20

An image of a beach with children playing in the water and on the sand.

 Friday, July 5th.  Depart from the Aquatic Center at 9:00 am and return at 5:00 pm.    Join us on our field trip to Hawk Island for a day spent at the beach, splash pad, and playground.  We will have a hot dog roast for lunch and enjoy all the park has to offer.  Participants will need to bring a swim suit, towel, beach toys if desired, and sturdy shoes for playing on the playground.   We will have our own lifeguards with us. 

John Ball Zoo  $35

A map of the John Ball Zoo.

Friday, July 12th.  Depart from the Aquatic Center at 9:00 am and return at 5:00 pm.   Join us for our trip to John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids.  Participants will spend the day walking through the zoo.  Price includes admission to the zoo, transportation, tram ride and bird feeding.   Participants will need to bring a sack lunch and dress comfortably for the weather. 

Full Blast Waterpark $25

An image of water slides into a large pool.

Friday, July 19th.  Depart from the Aquatic Center at 10:00 am and return at 5:00 pm.  Join us on our field trip to Full Blast in Battle Creek.  This waterpark is all shallow water  and we will have our own lifeguards with us.  Participants will spend the day at the water park enjoying the pool and the slides.  There is a concession stand for those that want to take advantage; it is fine to bring a sack lunch and snacks.  Participants will need to bring  a swim suit and towel, puddle jumper or life jacket if needed, sunscreen, and googles if desired. 

Lake Odessa Public Beach, Park, and Dairy Queen  $20

A picture of Jordan Lake with people enjoying the beach.

Friday, July 26th.  Depart from the Aquatic Center at 9:00 am and return at 5:00 pm.  Join us on our field trip to Lake Odessa’s public beach and park.  We will start at the park and play for awhile.  We have a pavilion rented there and will have a hot dog roast for lunch.  After lunch we will enjoy time on the beach and playing in the water.  Once we are done there we will walk to Dairy Queen and get ice cream (included in price of admission).  Participants will need to wear comfortable clothing for the weather, solid shoes for the playground, a suit and towel for swimming and life jacket / puddle jumper if necessary.  We will have our own lifeguards with us on this trip.  

Barton Lake Jellystone, Indiana   $30

An image of pools, putt putt golf and bouncing pillows at Jellystone Park.

Wednesday, July 31st.  Depart from the Aquatic Center at 9:00 and return at 5:00 pm.  Join us on our field trip to Barton Lake Jellystone in Freemont Indiana.  We will spend the day camping!  There is so much to do at Jellystone—the kids can swim, play on the playgrounds, jump on the bouncing pillows, ride the slides, putt-putt golf, play on the beach and so much more.  We will have a hot dog roast for lunch and use pizza irons over the campfire for dinner.  Snacks will also be included.  Participants will need to bring a bag with a change of clothes, suit and towel, solid shoes, and sunscreen.   We will have our own lifeguards on this trip. 

FunTyme Adventure Place and Mooville  $25

A picture of the putt putt golf course at FunTyme Adventure Park.A picture of Mooville's petting farm and playground area.

Friday, August 2nd.  Depart from the Aquatic Center at 9:30 am and return at 3:30 pm.  Join us for our field trip to FunTyme in Grand Ledge and Mooville in Nashville. Participants will get to putt-putt golf and do go carts.  They will have some money to spend in the arcade as well.  We will eat sack lunches when we are done at FunTyme then head to Mooville where we will get to see and pet the animals, do a tour, and play on the playground have ice cream.   A pool party can be added to this trip to make pick up 5:00pm.  

Holland State Park  $20

A picture of the playground on the beach at Holland State Park.

Friday, August 9th.  Depart from the Aquatic Center at 8:30 am and return at 5:00 pm.   Join us on our field trip on Friday, August 9th as we spend a beautiful day at the beach at Holland State Park.  We will provide a picnic lunch and transportation, you bring your beach toys, suit, towel, and sunscreen.  We are bound to have a beautiful and fun day.   We will have our own lifeguard on this trip. 

Walnut Hills Campground  $45

A picture of the Wibit in the lake at Walnut Hills Campground. An image of people tubing down the Shiawassee River.

Friday, August 16th.  Depart from the Aquatic Center at 9:00 am and return at 5:30 pm.   Join us for an amazing day at Walnut Hills Campground.  Participants will begin their day tubing down the Shiawassee River.  We will do a 30 minute float from one side of the campground to the other.   From there we will go to the campground and play on the playground until lunch.  We will provide a hot dog roast lunch and then play on their enormous Wibit.  All participants will be required to wear a lifejacket and sign a waiver. Participants should bring a suit and towels and sturdy shoes.  We will have our own lifeguards on this trip.  

Michigan's Adventure $45

An image of inside the park at Michigan's Adventure.

Friday, August 23rd.  Depart from the Aquatic Center at 9:00 am and return at 10:00 pm. Join us on our field trip to Michigan’s Adventure.  We will leave the Charlotte Aquatic Center at 9:00 am to arrive for the 11:00 opening.  We will stay the day.  You will have access to both the amusement park and water park.  We will leave at the close of the park at 8:00 pm and arrive back at the CAC at 10:00 pm.  This trip is designed to bring our high school and middle school kids.  Total cost for the trip is $45.  Students will need money or card for food.  Michigan’s Adventure is cashless, but you can convert cash to card in the park. 

Pre-Registration is required for all summer programs unless noted otherwise.  Pleaseregister online or call (517) 541-5740.  These programs have been made possible in part by Playground and Recreation Millage funds.  *Please note that refunds will not be granted once registered.


Oriole triple p passport 

Join us for summer fun with our weekly Triple P (Picnic, Playground, Pool) Passport.   Lunch will be provided to all children every day.  Participants can play outside on the playground, swim for 90 minutes, do arts and crafts, and play games.  We have alternate indoor space for inclement weather.  Get the kids outside and playing this summer.

For Ages 5-13.

12:00pm - 5:00pm, Monday - Thursday

Parents must pick up at Charlotte Aquatic Center by 5:00pm.

Pre-Registration is required on a weekly basis at a cost of $60/week.  Sessions will run June 17th through August 15th (excluding week of July 4).  Please register online or call (517) 541-5740.

June 17th - 20th

June 24th - June 27th

July 8th - July 11th

July 15th - July 18th

July 22nd - July 25th

July 29th - Aug 1st

Aug 5th - Aug 8th

Aug 12th - Aug 15th

Pre-Registration is required for all summer programs unless noted otherwise.  Please register online or call (517) 541-5740.  These programs have been made possible in part by Playground and Recreation Millage funds.  *Please note that refunds will not be granted once registered.


Summer sports camps

Pre-Registration is required for all summer programs.  Please register online or call (517) 541-5740.  All participants in sports camps will receive a swim pass for registering as an added benefit.  Swim passes are good for one person to swim one time any time we are open.  

Track and Cross Country    $75

An image of kids at the starting line for a race.Track and Cross Country
May 23rd - July 25th
Ages 5 - 17  4:00 - 5:00 pm

This course will take place at the Charlotte High School track.  Participants will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  (There will not be track on Tuesday, May 28th)  Please dress for the weather, wear appropriate shoes for the track, and bring a water bottle.  

Tennis Lessons:  $50 per person per session

An image of children with tennis rackets.

Tennis Lessons
June 17th - 27th  Monday - Thursday  
9:00 - 10:00 am  Ages 5 - 10 years
10:00 - 11:00 am Ages 10 - 13 years


July 8th - July 18th  Monday - Thursday
9:00 - 10:00 am  Ages 5 - 10 years
10:00 - 11:00 am Ages 10 - 13 years


July 22nd - August 1st
9:00 - 10:00 am  Ages 5 - 10 years
10:00 - 11:00 am Ages 10 - 13 years

Tennis lessons are held at the CHS tennis courts.  Please make sure to wear tennis shoes, comfortable clothes for the weather, and bring a water bottle.  We have rackets for students that need to borrow them.  

Wrestling    $50

An image of a Wrestler pinning another wrestler. Wrestling
June 17th - June 19th
Ages 5 - 8 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Ages 9 - 13  6:30 - 7:30 pm

This camp will be held at the Michigan Room in Charlotte High School.  Please enter through the main high school doors by the main office. 


Pickleball Lessons  $20 / $30

An image of people playing pickleball.Pickleball Lessons
Charlotte High School Tennis Courts

Please wear court appropriate shoes, comfortable clothes, and bring a water bottle.  We have rackets participants can use if needed. 

Family Lessons:
June 18th - 20th   6:00 - 7:00 pm   $30 per family 
July 29th - 31st     6:00 - 7:00 pm   $30 per family

Join us as a family to learn to play pickleball.  Only register one person please, then there will be a prompt asking  how many people will attend.    

Adult Lessons:
June 18th - 20th     7:00 - 8:00 pm    $20 per person

July 29th - 31st      7:00 - 8:00 pm    $20 per person

Learn to play pickleball in our class held at the Charlotte High School tennis courts.  Please wear court appropriate shoes, comfortable clothes, and bring a water bottle.  We have rackets participants can use if needed.  

Competitive Swimming

Springboard Diving Lessons  $55 per person per session

A diver doing a front pike dive. Join us for springboard diving lessons.  Lessons will take place at the Aquatic Center on Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 - 10:30 am  and include both dryland time and water time.  Participants will learn front jumps in the basic straight, tuck and pike positions along eith lineups and triple jumps.  There will be an introduction to hurdles as well.  Participants should wear shorts and t-shirt and bring a suit and towel.  Participants must be at least 7 years old and able to swim to the side from the diving board. 

Diving Lessons
June 17th - June 27th        
July 8th - July 18th     
July 22nd - Aug. 1st     
Aug. 5th - Aug. 15th


Stroke Clinics $30

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday Evenings 5:30 - 6:30 pm

These clinics are designed to teach and improve the competitive strokes.   Participants will focus solely on one stroke per week.  Minimum requirement to participate is to be able to swim 25 yards continuously.  This course is taught by our Varsity Swimming Coach in our main pool at the Aquatic Center.   

Freestyle Clinic $30

A swimming swimming freestyle.

Freestyle Clinic

June 17th, 18th, and 19th    5:30 - 6:30 pm

Refine your front crawl with this stroke clinic.  We will focus on the mechanics and efficiency of the front crawl.  

Backstroke Clinic  $30

A swimmer swimming backstroke.

Backstroke Clinic

June 24th, 25th, and 26th      5:30 - 6:30 pm

Refine your backstroke with this stroke clinic.  We will focus on the mechanics of the backstroke.  Please bring a water bottle.  

Butterfly Stroke Clinic  $30

A swimming swimming butterly.

Butterfly Stroke Clinic

July 8th, 9th, and 10th      5:30 - 6:30 pm

Learn to swim the butterfly or refine your current stroke.  All stages of development in the butterfly are welcome.  We will focus on the mechanics of the butterfly.  Please bring a water bottle.  

Breaststroke Clinic  $30

A swimmer swimming breaststroke.

Breaststroke Clinic 

July 15th, 16th, and 17th     5:30 - 6:30 pm

Learn to swim the breaststroke or refine your breaststroke.  All levels of development are welcome at this stroke clinic.  We will focus on the mechanics of the stroke and pull outs.   Please bring a water bottle.  

Turns Clinic  $30

Swimmers turning at the wall.

Turns Clinic

July 22nd, 23rd, and 24th        5:30 - 6:30 pm

The focus of this clinic is turns.  We will work on open turns, flip turns, and IM transitional turns.  Please bring a water bottle. 

Starts Clinic  $30

A swimmer doing a backstroke start.

Starts Clinic

August 5th, 6th, and 7th     5:30 - 6:30 pm

The focus of this clinic is starts.  We will work on both backstroke starts and starts off the blocks.  Swimmers of all levels are welcome and encouraged to participate.  Please bring a water bottle.

Volleyball    $55

An image of children playing volleyball.Volleyball Camp
June18th - June 20th
Ages 5-8    5:00 - 6:30 pm
Ages 9-13  7:00 - 9:00 pm

This camp will be held at the Charlotte Middle School main gym.  Please wear appropriate shoes, comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. 

Speed and Agillity Training (All sports)   $50

An image of children working on footwork with a coach. Speed and Agility Training

For Beginners:

Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our young children. This program; while centered around fun game-like activities, will teach our young people:
How to be active
Increase mental and physical capacity
Proper running and jumping techniques
How to compete and push oneself to perform at their full potential
Sportsmanship within all competition
This will be done through fitness games that create body awareness, mental acuity and stimulating the competitive drive.  This course will be held at the Charlotte High School track.  Please wear appropriate shoes, dress for the weather, and bring a water bottle.  

June 18th - June 27th    Tuesdays and Thursdays  10:30 - 11:30
July 8th - July 17th         Tuesdays and Thursdays  10:30 - 11:30


Advanced:

In addition to the core principles taught in the beginner group, the advanced group will also receive instruction in proper sprint and acceleration techniques, complete with drills to help improve Agility, Lateral Quickness, Explosive Power and more.

June 18th - June 27th    Tuesdays and Thursdays  11:30 - 12:30
July 8th - July 17th         Tuesdays and Thursdays  11:30 - 12:30


Golf   $50

An image of children with golf clubs sitting on a golf course. Golf Camp
June 24th - June 27th
Ages 8 - 10   9:00 - 10:30
Ages 11 - 13   10:30 - 12:00

This course will be held at Maple Brook Golf Course.   Please dress of the weather and bring a water bottle.  

Learn to Play Water Polo $30

An image of two children playing water polo.Water Polo Lessons
July 8th - 18th   
Classes are daily Monday - Thursday from 10:30 - 11:30 am

This class is geared to children 10 years and up that can swim 25 yards continuously.  No prior experience is needed, this class will teach you how to play the game of water polo.  Please bring suit, towel, water bottle, and gym shoes as we will play in the gym to learn the game as well.  The class will end with a water polo game.  


Tumbling Lessons/Cheer  $50 per session

An image of children doing a back bend. Tumbling Lessons
July 8th - 18th
K - 8th graders:   10:00 - 11:30 am 

Tumbling lessons will be held Monday - Thursday at the cheer room at Charlotte High School.  Please dress comfortably and bring a water bottle.  


Softball   

Softball Ages 5 - 7  $25

An image of three girls with softball equipment sitting in a dugout.Softball Camp
July 15th    Ages 5 - 7       5:30 - 7:30 pm 

This one day softball camp will be held at the Charlotte High School softball field.  Please dress for the weather and bring a water bottle. 

Softball Ages 8 - 13  $50

July 16th and July 17th    
Ages 8 - 10    4:30 - 6:00 pm
Ages ll - 13    6:00 - 7:30 pm

This softball camp will be held at the Charlotte High School softball field.  Please dress for the weather and bring a water bottle. 

Soccer    $50

An image of children playing soccer. Soccer Camp
July 22nd - July 25th
U6 and U8     5:00 - 6:00 pm
U10 and U12   6:00 - 7:00 
U14 and HS   7:00 - 9:00

This camp will be held at the Charlotte High school soccer field.  Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring a water bottle. 

Basketball   $50

An image of Charlotte girls playing basketball.Basketball Camp
July 22nd - 24th 
Ages 5 - 8     9:00 - 10:30 am
Ages 9 - 11    11:00 - 1:00
Ages 12 - 14   1:00 - 3:00

This class will be held at the Charlotte High School Dome.   Please bring a water bottle, wear basketball shoes and comfortable clothes.  


Football

An image of a Charlotte football player running the ball. CMS Football Camp

July 29th - July 31st
7th and 8th graders:     5:30 - 7:30 pm

This camp will take place at the Charlotte High School Football Field. 

Football Camp  K-2nd Grades   $25

August 5th    5:00 - 7:00 pm
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade Camp

This camp will take place at the Charlotte High School Football Field.   Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring a water bottle.  

Football Camp 3rd and 4th Grades  $50

August 6th and August 7th    5:30 - 7:00 pm
3rd and 4th Grade Camp

This camp will take place at the Charlotte High School Football Field.   Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring a water bottle. 

Football Camp 5th and 6th Grades  $50

August 6th and August 7th     7:00 - 8:30  pm
5th and 6th Grade Camp

This camp will take place at the Charlotte High School Football Field.   Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring a water bottle. 

Baseball $50

An image of children playing baseball.Baseball Camp
August 8th - August 10th
Ages 8 - 10    Aug. 8th and 9th 5:00 - 6:30 pm and Aug. 10th 9:00 - 10:30
Ages 11 - 14  Aug. 8th and 9th 6:30 - 8:00 pm and Aug 10th 10:30 - 12:00

This camp will be on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Charlotte High School baseball field.  Please dress for the weather and bring a water bottle.  

*Bowling:

Image of Char Lanes Free bowling advertisement.

Students are eligible for 2 free games every day, all summer long at Char-Lanes.  You can contact them directly at (517) 543-6774 for more information.

Pre-Registration is required for all summer programs unless noted otherwise.  Pleaseregister online or call (517) 541-5740.  These programs have been made possible in part by Playground and Recreation Millage funds.  *Please note that refunds will not be granted once registered.


Tennis lessons

Please register online or call (517) 541-5740.

Tennis Lessons:  $50 per person per session

Tennis lessons are held at the CHS tennis courts.  Please make sure to wear tennis shoes, comfortable clothes for the weather, and bring a water bottle.  We have rackets for students that need to borrow them.

Register Here

June 17th - 27th  Monday - Thursday  

9:00 - 10:00 am  Ages 5 - 10 years

10:00 - 11:00 am Ages 10 - 13 years

July 8th - July 18th  Monday - Thursday

9:00 - 10:00 am  Ages 5 - 10 years

10:00 - 11:00 am Ages 10 - 13 years

July 22nd - August 1st

9:00 - 10:00 am  Ages 5 - 10 years

10:00 - 11:00 am Ages 10 - 13 years

Pickleball Lessons

Please register online or call (517) 541-5740.

Family Pickleball Lessons:  $30 per family 

Pickleball Lessons will be held at the CHS tennis courts.  Please register only one person in the family and note how many will be attending.  This is intended for people living under one roof.   We do have rackets for those that may need to borrow one.   Register Here

June 18th, 19th, and 20th   Monday - Wednesday 

6:00 - 7:00 pm  Ages 5 and up

July 29th, 30th, and 31st    Monday - Wednesday 

6:00 - 7:00 pm  Ages 5 and up

Adult Individual Pickleball Lessons:  $20 per person 

Pickleball Lessons will be held at the CHS tennis courts.   Register Here

June 18th, 19th, and 20th   Monday - Wednesday 

6:00 - 7:00 pm  Ages 13 and up

July 29th, 30th, and 31st    Monday - Wednesday 

6:00 - 7:00 pm  Ages 13 and up

tennis and pickleball Open play

No registration is required for open play. 

Tennis Open Play

Beginning June 17th (children under 16 must be supervised by parent)

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays:  6:00pm - 9:00 pm

Saturdays: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Cost:  FREE (advanced registration not required)

Pickleball Open Play

Beginning June 17th (children under 16 must be supervised by parent)

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Cost: FREE (advanced registration not required)

Pre-Registration is required for all summer programs unless noted otherwise.  Please register online or call (517) 541-5740.  These programs have been made possible in part by Playground and Recreation Millage funds.  *Please note that refunds will not be granted once registered.


swimming lessons:

Please register online or call (517) 541-5740.

School Aged Children in Levels 1-5    $55 for 8 classes

Sessions run daily Monday - Thursday.  These classes are held in our main pool.  Level 1 will be in the shallow pool or lane 1 with the bench.  Level 2 will be in the regular shallow end.  Levels 3 - 5 will be held in our deeper water.

An instructor teaching swimming lessons.

June 17th - 27th 

9:00 - 9:45  School age children levels 1 - 5

9:45 - 10:30  School age children levels 1 - 5

July 8th - 18th 

9:00 - 9:45  School age children levels 1 - 5

9:45 - 10:30  School age children levels 1 - 5

July 22nd - August 1st

9:00 - 9:45  School age children levels 1 - 5

9:45 - 10:30  School age children levels 1 - 5

Swimming Lessons for Young children:  $45 for 8 classes

A parent is required to be in the water with the child for these lessons but only the child should be registered.  Both parents are welcome in the water.  These classes will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings. 


Infant/toddler Classes:  6 months - 3 years  

June 17th - July 10th   Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30 - 5:00 pm

July 15th - August 7th  Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30 - 5:00 pm

August 12th - Sept. 9th   Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30 - 5:00 pm with no class on Labor Day.  

Preschool 1 & 2: 4 - 5 years old

June 17th - July 10th   Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00 - 5:30 pm

July 15th - August 7th  Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00 - 5:30 pm

August 12th - Sept. 9th   Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00 - 5:30 pm with no class on Labor Day. 

Adult Swimming Lessons   $55 for 8 classes

Adults are considered anyone 13 or older for swimming lessons.  Classes will meet in the main pool on Thursday evenings.  Register Here

An image of an adult learning to swim.

June 20th - August 15th  (no class on July 4th)

Thursdays 6:00 - 7:00 pm

World's Largest Swimming Lesson (Free)

You must register in advance for this free event.  Swimming lessons save lives.  Safety is the focus of this free swimming lesson.  All ages are welcome.  Register Here

An instructor teaching children to swim.

Thursday, June 20th from 10:30 - 11:30 am 

Learn to Snorkel  $15

An image of a snorkeling class

This class is geared to anyone wanting to learn to use a mask, fins, and snorkel safely.   A certified scuba instructor will lead this class for beginners on snorkeling.  You can bring  your own mask, fins, and snorkel or we have them  you can borrow.   

Class will meet Monday and Wednesday, July 22nd and July 24th from 10:30—11:30 am.

Water Games $20

An image of kid playing in the water.

Join us for organized fun in the water.  We will play games like sharks and minnows, tag, jump or dive, pool battleship and many more!  This class will be instructor led and include open swim time as well.  


Water games will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 30th—August 8th.


Competitive swimming--stroke clinics

Please register online or call (517) 541-5740.  All stroke clinics are taught by our varsity swimming coach, Emily Welling.   Classes will meet in the main pool.  Please bring one piece suit, cap, goggles, and a water bottle. 

Stroke Clinics $30

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday Evenings 5:30 - 6:30 pm

These clinics are designed to teach and improve the competitive strokes.   Participants will focus solely on one stroke per week.  Minimum requirement to participate is to be able to swim 25 yards continuously.  This course is taught by our Varsity Swimming Coach in our main pool at the Aquatic Center.   

Freestyle Clinic $30

A swimming swimming freestyle.

Freestyle Clinic

June 17th, 18th, and 19th    5:30 - 6:30 pm

Refine your front crawl with this stroke clinic.  We will focus on the mechanics and efficiency of the front crawl.  

Backstroke Clinic  $30

A swimmer swimming backstroke.

Backstroke Clinic

June 24th, 25th, and 26th      5:30 - 6:30 pm

Refine your backstroke with this stroke clinic.  We will focus on the mechanics of the backstroke.  Please bring a water bottle.  

Butterfly Stroke Clinic  $30

A swimming swimming butterly.

Butterfly Stroke Clinic

July 8th, 9th, and 10th      5:30 - 6:30 pm

Learn to swim the butterfly or refine your current stroke.  All stages of development in the butterfly are welcome.  We will focus on the mechanics of the butterfly.  Please bring a water bottle.  

Breaststroke Clinic  $30

A swimmer swimming breaststroke.

Breaststroke Clinic 

July 15th, 16th, and 17th     5:30 - 6:30 pm

Learn to swim the breaststroke or refine your breaststroke.  All levels of development are welcome at this stroke clinic.  We will focus on the mechanics of the stroke and pull outs.   Please bring a water bottle.  

Turns Clinic  $30

Swimmers turning at the wall.

Turns Clinic

July 22nd, 23rd, and 24th        5:30 - 6:30 pm

The focus of this clinic is turns.  We will work on open turns, flip turns, and IM transitional turns.  Please bring a water bottle. 

Starts Clinic  $30

A swimmer doing a backstroke start.

Starts Clinic

August 5th, 6th, and 7th     5:30 - 6:30 pm

The focus of this clinic is starts.  We will work on both backstroke starts and starts off the blocks.  Swimmers of all levels are welcome and encouraged to participate.  Please bring a water bottle.


springboard diving lessons

Please register online or call (517) 541-5740.

Springboard Diving Lessons  $55 per person per session

A diver doing a front pike dive. Join us for springboard diving lessons. Lessons will take place at the Aquatic Center on Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 - 10:30 am  and include both dryland time and water time.  Participants will learn front jumps in the basic straight, tuck and pike positions along eith lineups and triple jumps.  There will be an introduction to hurdles as well.  Participants should wear shorts and t-shirt and bring a suit and towel.  Participants must be at least 7 years old and able to swim to the side from the diving board. 

Diving Lessons
June 17th - June 27th        
July 8th - July 18th     
July 22nd - Aug. 1st     
Aug. 5th - Aug. 15th


Water polo

Please register online or call (517) 541-5740.

dress of the weather and bring a water bottle.  

Learn to Play Water Polo $30

An image of two children playing water polo.Water Polo Lessons
July 8th - 18th   
Classes are daily Monday - Thursday from 10:30 - 11:30 am

This class is geared to children 10 years and up that can swim 25 yards continuously.  No prior experience is needed, this class will teach you how to play the game of water polo.  Please bring suit, towel, water bottle, and gym shoes as we will play in the gym to learn the game as well.  The class will end with a water polo game.  






Pre-Registration is required for all summer programs unless noted otherwise.  Pleaseregister online or call (517) 541-5740.  These programs have been made possible in part by Playground and Recreation Millage funds.  *Please note that refunds will not be granted once registered.


special events

Pre-registration is required unless noted otherwise.  Please register online or call (517) 541-5740.  

Pool Party (drop off swim)  $5 per person entering the water

$5 per person per day (no advance registration required)  The wibit will be in the water during this time and we have extra lifeguards on duty.  

An image of our main pool with many swimmers and the wibit in the water.

June 17th - August 16th, 2024

Monday - Friday any 90 minutes between 1:00 and 4:30.  If you drop your student off at 2:00, then pick up for them will be at 3:30.  Please sign students in and out at the Aquatic Center lobby. 

Wibit Saturdays  $4

Each Saturday from June 22nd - August 17th

12:00pm - 5:00pm

Participants must pass the deep end swim test to use the wibit.

Water Games $20

An image of kid playing in the water.

Join us for organized fun in the water.  We will play games like sharks and minnows, tag, jump or dive, pool battleship and many more!  This class will be instructor led and include open swim time as well.  

Water games will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 30th—August 8th.


Swim In Movies $5 to register, $10 at the door

All movies begin at 7:00 pm in the therapy pool.

June 19th   Monsters V. Aliens   7:00 - 9:00 pm  Register Here

Monsters v. Aliens movie poster

It is suggested you register in advance for this movie;  $5 to register or $10 at the door.  Only 30 seats total are available.  You may bring your own pool chair or noodle seat.  No large shaped rafts allowed.   Light concessions will be available for purchase, no outside food allowed.  This movie will be shown in the therapy pool.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. 


June 26th   The Bad Guys    7:00 - 9:00 pm Register Here 

Movie poster for the Movie Bad Guys

It is suggested you register in advance for this movie;  $5 to register or $10 at the door.  Only 30 seats total are available.  You may bring your own pool chair or noodle seat.  No large shaped rafts allowed.   Light concessions will be available for purchase, no outside food allowed.  This movie will be shown in the therapy pool.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. 

July 10th     Paw Patrol     7:00 - 9:00 pm  Register Here

Movie Poster for Paw Patrol Mighty Movie.

It is suggested you register in advance for this movie;  $5 to register or $10 at the door.  Only 30 seats total are available.  You may bring your own pool chair or noodle seat.  No large shaped rafts allowed.   Light concessions will be available for purchase, no outside food allowed.  This movie will be shown in the therapy pool.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. 


July 17th     Something in the Water (scary movie Ages 13+)  7:00 - 9:00 pm
Register Here

Movie poster for the movie Something in the Water.

This movie is for teens and adults.  All children under 13 will need an adult with them.  It is suggested you register in advance for this movie;  $5 to register or $10 at the door.  Only 30 seats total are available.  You may bring your own pool chair or noodle seat.  No large shaped rafts allowed.   Light concessions will be available for purchase, no outside food allowed.  This movie will be shown in the therapy pool.  

July 24th     Treasure Planet     7:00 - 9:00 pm    Register Here

A movie poster for the movie Treasure Planet.

It is suggested you register in advance for this movie;  $5 to register or $10 at the door.  Only 30 seats total are available.  You may bring your own pool chair or noodle seat.  No large shaped rafts allowed.   Light concessions will be available for purchase, no outside food allowed.  This movie will be shown in the therapy pool.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Aug. 7th  The Little Mermaid  (Live Action Movie)  7:00 - 9:00 pm  Register Here

Movie Poster for the Live Action film The Little Mermaid. It is suggested you register in advance for this movie;  $5 to register or $10 at the door.  Only 30 seats total are available.  You may bring your own pool chair or noodle seat.  No large shaped rafts allowed.   Light concessions will be available for purchase, no outside food allowed.  This movie will be shown in the therapy pool.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Aug. 14th     Blueback     7:00 - 9:00 pm  Register Here

 A movie poster for the movie Blueback.

It is suggested you register in advance for this movie;  $5 to register or $10 at the door.  Only 30 seats total are available.  You may bring your own pool chair or noodle seat.  No large shaped rafts allowed.   Light concessions will be available for purchase, no outside food allowed.  This movie will be shown in the therapy pool.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. 


Aug. 21st      The Meg   (scary movie Ages 13+)    7:00 - 9:00 pm 

Register Here

A movie poster for the movie The Meg.

This movie is for teens and adults.  All children under the age of 13 must have an adult with them.  It is suggested you register in advance for this movie;  $5 to register or $10 at the door.  Only 30 seats total are available.  You may bring your own pool chair or noodle seat.  No large shaped rafts allowed.   Light concessions will be available for purchase, no outside food allowed.  This movie will be shown in the therapy pool.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. 

World's Largest Swimmin Lesson (Free)

You must register in advance for this free event.  Swimming lessons save lives.  Safety is the focus of this free swimming lesson.  All ages are welcome.  Register Here

An instructor teaching children to swim.

Thursday, June 20th from 10:30 - 11:30 am 

Learn to Snorkel

An image of a snorkeling class

This class is geared to anyone wanting to learn to use a mask, fins, and snorkel safely.   A certified scuba instructor will lead this class for beginners on snorkeling.  You can bring  your own mask, fins, and snorkel or we have them  you can borrow.   

Class will meet Monday and Wednesday, July 22nd and July 24th from 10:30—11:30 am.


Field Trips

Chicago Trip  $50

An image of downtown Chicago.

Friday, July 19th   8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Join us on a trip to Chicago.  We will leave the Charlotte Aquatic Center parking lot at 8:00 am and return at 11:00 pm.   This trip is for adults and families.  Your price covers the cost of transportation only.  Drop off and pick up will be at Navy Pier.  You plan  your day  your way; spend the day shopping, go to the zoo, catch a show, or anything else you wish to do.  

Adult drop in volleyball

An image of adults playing volleyball

Join us for drop in volleyball every Tuesday and Thursday at Charlotte Middle School.  We play in the main gym from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  The cost is $5 per night or purchase a $40 punch card with 10 punches on it.   No registration is necessary, come and play!

Pickleball and Tennis

Please register online or call (517) 541-5740.

Family Pickleball Lessons:  $30 per family 

Pickleball Lessons will be held at the CHS tennis courts.  Please register only one person in the family and note how many will be attending.  This is intended for people living under one roof.   We do have rackets for those that may need to borrow one. 

June 18th, 19th, and 20th   Monday - Wednesday 

6:00 - 7:00 pm  Ages 5 and up

July 29th, 30th, and 31st    Monday - Wednesday 

6:00 - 7:00 pm  Ages 5 and up

Adult Individual Pickleball Lessons:  $20 per person 

Pickleball Lessons will be held at the CHS tennis courts.   

June 18th, 19th, and 20th   Monday - Wednesday 

6:00 - 7:00 pm  Ages 13 and up

July 29th, 30th, and 31st    Monday - Wednesday 

6:00 - 7:00 pm  Ages 13 and up

No registration is required for open play. 

Tennis Open Play

Beginning June 17th (children under 16 must be supervised by parent)

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays:  6:00pm - 9:00 pm

Saturdays: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Cost:  FREE (advanced registration not required)

Pickleball Open Play

Beginning June 17th (children under 16 must be supervised by parent)

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Cost: FREE (advanced registration not required)

Swimming Lessons

Adult Swimming Lessons   $55 for 8 classes

Adults are considered anyone 13 or older for swimming lessons.  Classes will meet in the main pool on Thursday evenings.   Register Here

An image of an adult learning to swim.

June 20th - August 15th  (no class on July 4th)

Thursdays 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Learn to Snorkel

An image of a snorkeling class

This class is geared to anyone wanting to learn to use a mask, fins, and snorkel safely.   A certified scuba instructor will lead this class for beginners on snorkeling.  You can bring  your own mask, fins, and snorkel or we have them  you can borrow.   

Class will meet Monday and Wednesday, July 22nd and July 24th from 10:30—11:30 am.


Swim in Movies

July 17th     Something in the Water (scary movie Ages 13+)  7:00 - 9:00 pm
Register Here

Movie poster for the movie Something in the Water.

This movie is for teens and adults.  All children under 13 will need an adult with them.  It is suggested you register in advance for this movie;  $5 to register or $10 at the door.  Only 30 seats total are available.  You may bring your own pool chair or noodle seat.  No large shaped rafts allowed.   Light concessions will be available for purchase, no outside food allowed.  This movie will be shown in the therapy pool.  

Aug. 21st      The Meg   (scary movie Ages 13+)    7:00 - 9:00 pm 

Register Here

A movie poster for the movie The Meg.

This movie is for teens and adults.  All children under the age of 13 must have an adult with them.  It is suggested you register in advance for this movie;  $5 to register or $10 at the door.  Only 30 seats total are available.  You may bring your own pool chair or noodle seat.  No large shaped rafts allowed.   Light concessions will be available for purchase, no outside food allowed.  This movie will be shown in the therapy pool.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. 




Oriole Recreation Calendar

Julie Davis
Charlotte Aquatic Center
Supervisor
Mike Sparks
Athletics and Youth Recreation
Assistant Director

Charlotte Aquatic Center
1068 Carlisle Hwy
Charlotte, Michigan 48813

517.541.5740 phone

Business Hours

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Use courts at your own risk.

School district is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items.

No food, glass, tobacco or alcoholic beverages.

Remove all personal items and trash upon exiting.

No bicycles, roller blades, or skateboards.

No pets allowed inside fenced area.

Proper footwear required (heelless rubber-soled shoes).

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Do not abuse/damage net, court surface, fencing, or other equipment.

Courts are under video surveillance.

Please report damages or misuse by calling: (517) 541-5100.


Players are asked to observe tennis/pickleball court courtesies as well as rules of good conduct on and around courts.  This includes avoiding the use of profane/lewd language in appropriate for a school setting.

Whenever there are players waiting, all players must vacate courts after playing for one half (1/2) hour (up to 2 hours for reservations) or one set.  Winners shall have no prior rights to remain on the courts.

Charlotte Public Schools shall have priority use for school or school-sponsored activities.

No individual, group, club or organization shall occupy tennis courts for tournament play without written permission from Charlotte Public Schools.  Application must be made at least fourteen (14) days in advance of requested dates set for start of play.  Approval is subject to the District's facility use policy.

Rules and expectations are subject to change by District without notice.