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Recreation Activities

Fair Hills has an activity for everyone. Whether it is participating in one of our organized recreation activities, taking advantage of one of our many amenities or relaxing in the beautiful Minnesota sunshine, Fair Hills has something for you. On land and in the water, our super summer vacationers do it all.

Fair Hills has a 97-year-long history of being an active family resort. During our family weeks we offer free sports lessons and scheduled recreation activities. The entire day can be filled with games, family fun and the vacation lifestyle of a classic north woods summer camp. Children ages 4-8 will love the fun time they’ll have on a treasure hunt and at the carnival. Kids ages 8-14 enjoy capture the flag, group games, cardboard boat building and race, the water slide, torpedo rides and boat rides. Teens can participate in ultimate frisbee, trivia, night games and sand volleyball. Adults may participate in tennis, pickleball, golf, volleyball and more. All of the activities are FREE for the entire family. You’ll probably have to come back several times just to try them all!

Our qualified recreation staff facilitates all daily activities and take great care of all participants, no matter the age. Parents drop off their kids and are encouraged to take the hour and a half to relax! The kids are so preoccupied, they forget about their parents. Sometimes you won’t see your kids until mealtime!

Don’t forget to bring your talent with you for our Thursday Night Talent Show!

Our age ranges are not hard rules of who can and cannot attend the activity.  The age ranges are what the activity is geared towards.  However, children ages 3 & under must have an adult (or older sibling ages 13+) stay with them during any activity.  Adults are welcome to attend any of the children activities at any time.  Teen activities are reserved for ages 13-19 exclusively.

Sample Activity Schedule


most activities run 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.


most activities run 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.


times vary

Saturday Family Bingo
Sunday 7:15 a.m. – Morning Walk  .

9:30 a.m. – Water Aerobics

Ages 4-8 – Cooking Creations

Ages 8-14 – Team Games

Teens – Survivor Challenge

Adults – Pickleball Lessons

Ages 4-8 – Parachutes & Hula Hoops

Ages 8-14 & Teens – Capture the Flag

Adults – Golf Scramble

Ice Cream Social

Ages 8 to Adult: Trivia

Monday  7:15 a.m. – Morning Walk

9:30 a.m. – Water Aerobics

Ages 4-8 – Treasure Hunt

Ages 8-14 – Kickball

Adults – Pickleball Mixer Mixer

11:00 a.m. – Yoga

11:45 a.m. – Marching Band & Parade

All Ages – Family Games

Adults – Tennis Mixer

4:00 p.m. – Guest vs. Staff Sand Volleyball

Family Campfire & S’Mores

Minute to Win It

Tuesday 7:15 a.m. – Morning Walk

9:30 a.m. – Water Aerobics

Ages 4-8 – Candyland, Castles & Chalk

Ages 8 & Up – Cardboard Boat Building

Boat races follow at 11:15 a.m.

Adults – Wildflower Golf Scramble

All Ages – Waterslide The 60th Annual Famous

Fair Hills Hootenanny

Wednesday 7:15 a.m. – Morning Walk

9:30 a.m. – Water Aerobics

Ages 4-8 – Kids Karaoke & Talent Show Practice

Ages 8-14 – Scavenger Hunt

Adults – 1 Club Golf

11:00 a.m. – Yoga


Ceramics Class for all ages (addt’l fee)

Adults – Pickleball Mixer

Ages 4-12 – Kids Party Cruise for dinner

Teens – Teen Night Out at Zorbaz for dinner

Singalong Cocktail Party

Closest to the Pin Contest


Thursday 7:15 a.m. – Morning Walk

9:30 a.m. – Water Aerobics

Ages 4-8 – Yoga & Groovy Games

Ages 8-14 – Rec Room & Games

Teens – Ultimate Frisbee

Adults – Pickleball Mixer

Talent Show Auditions

All Ages – Foam Party

Ages 16 & Under – Pickleball Mixer

4:00 p.m. – Big Pelican Family Cruise

Talent Show

Teen Night Games

Friday 7:15 a.m. – Morning Walk

9:30 a.m. – Water Aerobics

Ages 4-8 – Carnival

Ages 8-14 – Yard Games

Teens – Volleyball & Beach

Adults – Scotch Golf

Stretch and Restore

Ages 4-8 – Sandcastles

Ages 8-14 & Teens – Torpedo Rides

All Ages – Speed Golf & Root Beer Floats

All Ages – Belly  Flop Fun


Your Week in Pictures Slideshow

Staff Concert & Dance Party

24270 Co. Hwy 20
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501



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