Sports 'n Shorts

A fun mix of learning and outdoor activities for ages 5-12. Certified staff will lead children in sports, arts and crafts, games, reading activities and special programs each day. This summer all sites still qualify for free lunch!

Lunch will also be offered to all children 17 and younger every day the program is in session.  Visit the park closest to you when the program begins to find out when lunch is served.

This is a free program that is supported and paid for by your city, township or village!

Space is limited so please pre-register here: Sports 'n Shorts Registration

Be sure to choose the July 2022- June 2023 pulldown menu to view the individual sites!

You must live in the township, village, or city in which your park is located and funded to enroll your child at that park.

You can also call 231-766-3001 and ask for Bob Switzer for help with registering your child. 

7/11/22-8/11/22 Monday-Thursday 9 am-12 pm (5 weeks)

Pre-School Roundup

Call (231) 893-1091 or (231) 766-3443 for more information about free Head Start and Great Start opportunities for your three or four year old.

Seniors at the VAC

If you are a senior (60+) from the City of Whitehall, City of Montague, Whitehall Township, White River Township, Blue Lake Township or Fruitland Township, make sure you come into the VAC and pick up your free VAC Access card.

Check our calendar or Seniors at the VAC web page for an up to date schedule of activities and events. 

You may also register for classes and events through this link: WLACE Registration Page

Our Mission...

White Lake Area Community Education will work responsibly to meet community and family needs by offering unique opportunities to learn and grow.

Working collaboratively with community members, community service agencies, municipalities, colleges, businesses and other partner organizations, WL community education provides programs and services designed to improve the quality of life in our community. Our focus is on supporting and strengthening community and family.

WLACE operates under a cooperative agreement between Whitehall, Holton, Montague, North Muskegon and Reeths-Puffer school districts.

Upcoming Events

  • 22 May 2022
    • Walking track 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
      Walking track
      Date: May 22
      Time: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
      Calendar: Seniors at the VAC
  • 23 May 2022
    • Walking track 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
      Walking track
      Date: May 23
      Time: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
      Calendar: Seniors at the VAC
    • Pickleball at the VAC 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
      Pickleball at the VAC
      Date: May 23
      Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
      Calendar: Seniors at the VAC

      Pickleball - Join us for the fastest growing new sport:Pickleball!

      Pickle what? Pickleball is a cross between badminton and tennis.It is played on a badminton sized court that is 20' x 44', compared to a tenniscourt which is 36' x 78' and has a tennis-like net that is 34" high atcenter court. It is played with what looks to be an over-sized ping pongpaddle. We have 3 pickleball courts laid out on the gym floor at the WLCC. Thisgame can be played with 2 players, but most often is played with 4. Players ofall skill levels are welcome, first-timers to advanced. This is an incrediblypopular activity with Seniors as the smaller court size and whiffle ball aremuch easier on joints while still providing great exercise. We have nets, ballsand paddles. Wear comfortable clothes and clean-soled gym shoes; join us andhave fun!

       

  • 24 May 2022
    • Walking track 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
      Walking track
      Date: May 24
      Time: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
      Calendar: Seniors at the VAC
    • Pickleball at the VAC 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
      Pickleball at the VAC
      Date: May 24
      Time: 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
      Calendar: Seniors at the VAC

      Pickleball - Join us for the fastest growing new sport:Pickleball!

      Pickle what? Pickleball is a cross between badminton and tennis.It is played on a badminton sized court that is 20' x 44', compared to a tenniscourt which is 36' x 78' and has a tennis-like net that is 34" high atcenter court. It is played with what looks to be an over-sized ping pongpaddle. We have 3 pickleball courts laid out on the gym floor at the WLCC. Thisgame can be played with 2 players, but most often is played with 4. Players ofall skill levels are welcome, first-timers to advanced. This is an incrediblypopular activity with Seniors as the smaller court size and whiffle ball aremuch easier on joints while still providing great exercise. We have nets, ballsand paddles. Wear comfortable clothes and clean-soled gym shoes; join us andhave fun!

       

    • Gentle Yoga 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
      Gentle Yoga
      Date: May 24
      Time: 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
      Calendar: Seniors at the VAC
      Gentle Yoga is a class that will focus on balance, stretching, strengthening and breathing.

      Noelle Knowles is a registered yoga teacher with Light Within Yoga who also guides yoga at the White Lake Community Library.

      Please bring a mat, water bottle and silence your phone for each session to allow yourself to focus.

      Registration link:  https://www.wlace.com/insight/registry/classinfo.asp?courseID=9177&catID=1843




    • Zumba Gentle 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      Zumba Gentle
      Date: May 24
      Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      Calendar: Seniors at the VAC

      Zumba Gentle (Ages 18-100) is designed to bring people together in the moment, to dance and sweat it on! We take the "work" out of a workout by mixing low-impact and low-intensity moves for an interval style, calorie burning dance fitness party. These classes are slow paced cardio fitness that fuse Latin dance moves from cumbia, salsa, bachata, merengue, axe and more.

      Once the South American world rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba Gentle class is often called exercise in disguise.

      This class is perfect for anyone who is 18-100 years old.

      You don't need to be a dancer to feel welcome in Zumba Gentle!

      Registration link:  https://www.wlace.com/insight/registry/classinfo.asp?courseID=9215&catID=1843
  • 25 May 2022
    • Walking track 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
      Walking track
      Date: May 25
      Time: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
      Calendar: Seniors at the VAC
    • Pickleball at the VAC 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
      Pickleball at the VAC
      Date: May 25
      Time: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
      Calendar: Seniors at the VAC

      Pickleball - Join us for the fastest growing new sport: Pickleball!

      Pickle what? Pickleball is a cross between badminton and tennis.  It is played on a badminton sized court that is 20' x 44', compared to a tennis court which is 36' x 78' and has a tennis-like net that is 34" high at center court. It is played with what looks to be an over-sized ping pong paddle. We have 3 pickleball courts laid out on the gym floor at the WLCC. This game can be played with 2 players, but most often is played with 4. Players of all skill levels are welcome, first-timers to advanced. This is an incredibly popular activity with Seniors as the smaller court size and whiffle ball are much easier on joints while still providing great exercise. We have nets, balls and paddles. Wear comfortable clothes and clean-soled gym shoes; join us and have fun!

       

  • 26 May 2022
    • Walking track 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
      Walking track
      Date: May 26
      Time: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
      Calendar: Seniors at the VAC
    • Chair Volleyball 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      Chair Volleyball
      Date: May 26
      Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      Calendar: Seniors at the VAC
      Chair Volleyball is great fun for people of all ages from young to Seniors. It's a great physical activity that provides a fun way to be active. Players are required to remain seated (players are allowed to lift one side of the body, but are not permitted to rise completely off of the chair), so chair volleyball allows those with physical limitations to participate on a level playing field with those who are more active. Regular participation in the activity will increase flexibility, stamina and laughter!

      The ideal number of people to play a game is 3-4 per side. Gather a group of friends and learn a new skill.


      Come join the fun!  Information link:  https://www.wlace.com/insight/registry/classinfo.asp?courseID=9181&catID=1842
    • Pickleball at the VAC 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
      Pickleball at the VAC
      Date: May 26
      Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
      Calendar: Seniors at the VAC

      Pickleball - Join us for the fastest growing new sport:Pickleball!

      Pickle what? Pickleball is a cross between badminton and tennis.It is played on a badminton sized court that is 20' x 44', compared to a tenniscourt which is 36' x 78' and has a tennis-like net that is 34" high atcenter court. It is played with what looks to be an over-sized ping pongpaddle. We have 3 pickleball courts laid out on the gym floor at the WLCC. Thisgame can be played with 2 players, but most often is played with 4. Players ofall skill levels are welcome, first-timers to advanced. This is an incrediblypopular activity with Seniors as the smaller court size and whiffle ball aremuch easier on joints while still providing great exercise. We have nets, ballsand paddles. Wear comfortable clothes and clean-soled gym shoes; join us andhave fun!

       

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