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13th Annual Boyne Thunder

July 8th & 9th 2016

Benefit Boating Event provides a Fun-Filled Weekend While Helping Children!

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Call BOYNE Central Reservations at 800.462.6963 and mention promo code: BThunder15 to receive a discount OR click here to reserve room online now! Also, when visiting enter promo code: BThunder15 once in the reservation system.


Registration for the 13th Annual Boyne Thunder opens March 16th at 9 a.m.

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Come and discover Boyne City in beautiful northwest Michigan.

Visit to learn more about our great community

Located on the shores of Lake Charlevoix, Boyne City is a great place to live, work and play. Its historic downtown was recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the wonderful recreational opportunities for boating, skiing, hiking, biking, canoeing, and kayaking make Boyne City a great place anytime of year.

Other great attractions are Boyne Mountain, the premier ski resort in the Upper Midwest, just a few miles away, the beautiful Boyne River, Avalanche Park, and a waterfront recreation area of more than 11 acres.

The 13th Annual Boyne Thunder Poker Run.
July 8th & 9th 2016

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Speed, excitement and smiles return to northern Michigan for the 13th annual Boyne Thunder Poker Run on July 8 and 9, 2016 in beautiful Boyne City. This unique boating event showcases high performance boats, slicing through the waters of Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan on a 150-mile excursion.

In addition to a great event in a beautiful area, what has made Boyne Thunder special is its relationship with Camp Quality, a non-profit organization that provides special experiences and support for children with cancer. The goal of Camp Quality is to allow children with cancer to be children again, facilitate experiences and friendships, and provide confidence for these special children and their families in a way that matters. Since it began, Boyne Thunder has raised more than $300,000 for Camp Quality and it has become an important part of the camp's success.

Boyne Thunder has also partnered with Challenge Mountain, a local non-profit organization dedicated to enriching and improving lives for the mentally and physically challenged through outdoor recreation. Adaptive programs include skiing biking, canoeing, kayaking, and sailing.

For more information about Boyne Thunder, email


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Our Purpose and Our Partners

Camp Quality Michigan – "Letting Kids with Cancer be Kids Again"

Camp Quality is a free, year-round support program, including a summer camping experience for children with cancer. Many difficult physical and emotional challenges face a child, and his or her family, when battling cancer. At our activities, we provide on site medical care, along with an important type of "therapy"… we call it Smile Therapy! With a laugh in their hearts and smiles on their faces, Camp Quality kids find themselves capable of more than they may have dreamed possible.

Challenge Mountain - "If I Can Do This, I Can Do Anything"

Challenge Mountain is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching and improving lives for the mentally and physically challenged through outdoor recreation. Challenge Mountain provides its own operational supporty by owning and operating two resale stores in Boyne City and Petoskey. 100% of all the generated revenue goes directly to program support. Volunteers who staff the stores and work with our clients in all the recreational aprograms are crucial to the mission of the organization.

Contact Camp Quality Executive Director Kristyn Balog at 231.582.2471 and Challenge Mountain Executive Director Elizabeth Gertz Looze at 231.582.1186.