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Charles Mill Red, White, & Blue Celebration

July 4 - July 7

Thursday, July 4                      

1-2pm             Kid’s Water Games – Play water games at the Eagle Point pool, including swim through a hoop, duck push, ride a noodle, blow a ping pong ball, and more. For ages 6-12.

3-4pm             Carnival Games – Participate in the fun at Messerly Recreation Center and win prizes! Cost: $3 for ten tickets, cash only. All ages welcome.

5-6pm             Traveling Program and Craft – Keep a look out for Program Staff on Charles Mill carts as they travel through the campsites passing out event information and a fun kid’s craft.

7:30-8:30pm    KENO Night – Join us at the Messerly Recreation Center to play Charles Mill Keno, which is like BINGO. The theme and prizes for the night will be candy focused.


Friday, July 5                  

10:30-11:30am Coffee and Donuts Social – Meet up with your camp friends at Messerly Recreation Center. Chat while enjoying breakfast. Donations accepted! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

2-3pm             T-shirt Tie Dye – Make a colorful creation in the grass by the Messerly Recreation Center! T-shirts will be available to purchase for $10 each, cash only. Children and Adults welcome, sizes first come, first served.

4-5pm             American Golf Cart Parade – Decorate your golf cart for a patriotic parade through the campgrounds. We will start at 4pm in the Messerly Building parking area or Eagle Pool area. Enter your cart in a prize drawing where your creativity, spirit and adventure may be rewarded.

5-10pm           Catfish Tournament – Find the biggest fish and/or catch three fish for top weight. Registration opens at 4:30pm at SR 430 public launch ramp. The cost is $15 per two-person team, $8 per individual, and $5 for the Big Catfish Contest. All Fisherman must report for weigh in by 10pm.

7:30-8:30pm    Family BINGO – Enjoy time with family and friends in the Messerly Recreation Center and take home some patriotic gear during this Red, White, and Blue Theme event.

9-9:30pm        Glow Night Parade – Don your best glow stick accessories and meet at Eagle Point Shelter. We will parade around the circle in a group to show off our fabulous looks.


Saturday, July 6                      

11am-1pm       Patriotic Craft for Adults – The Messerly Recreation Center will be set up to create a red, white, and blue paver or a red, white, and blue clay pot with light. Cost is $10 per person, limited to 12 participants. Registration required at

1:30-2:30pm    Patriotic Craft for Kids – Join us at Eagle Point pool area to be creative and celebrate the holiday.

3-4pm             Adult Cornhole Contest – Grab a partner compete for first and second place prizes. The cost is $5 per team. Meet at Main Camp cornhole area by the bocce ball courts.

6-10:30pm       Beach Game Time – Head to the beach to play the game Musical Ice Chair. Then check out the concession stand for glow-in-the-dark items and Tay’s Concession for food.

7-10pm           LIVE Music: The Blue Limestone Project – Enjoy a live musical performance at the Beach

Dusk               Fireworks Over the Lake – Enjoy spectacular fireworks display over the lake! Fireworks will begin at dusk and can be viewed from a boat or on land. Fireworks are set off near the swim beach.


Sunday, July 7                 

10:15am       Non-denominational Church Service  All are welcome to participate in this church service at Messerly Recreation Center.


July 4
July 7
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Charles Mill Lake Park
1277A State Route 430
Mansfield, OH 44903
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