NEXTGen Detroit’s


Spring has sprung and it’s time to celebrate in person together… separately! Even though we can’t all gather in the same place, NEXTGen Detroit has your antidote for the #zoomblues…

Step 1: Choose Your Spring Adventure! Three thrilling options:

  1. Hike in a Bag: Take a hike! We’ll pack your pack, including a sling backpack, pre-packaged snacks, mini sunscreen/bug spray and printed hiking trail maps.
  2. Holy Smokes BBQ: Grill and chill with 4-8 of your closest friends with a NEXTGen Detroit-provided cooler, apron, rubs and something sweet for dessert.
  3. S’more Love Campfire: Backyard campout for 10-12 friends with a fire pit, firewood and s’more essentials. We’ll be there in spirit if you want to tell ghost stories.

* All desserts provided will be kosher

Join a group adventure or host one for your friends—you decide!

To host your own group for the Holy Smokes BBQ or S’more Love Campfire adventures, select the “host a group” option at registration. The day after you complete your registration, you will be emailed a unique passcode that you can share with anyone who wants to join your group. Please note, you will receive supplies for the exact amount of people who sign up using your passcode.

To join an existing BBQ or S’more group, get the group’s unique passcode from the host and input it during registration. No passcode? No problem! You can join one of our staff-led groups, no passcode required!

Please sign up ASAP before the slots are all spoken for. Registration closes May 30. (But you and your friends can choose any time to enjoy your adventure together!)

Step 2: Make Your Gift

Make sure you’ve made a gift (a meaningful donation of any size – every dollar counts) to the 2021 Annual Campaign to support our agencies and partners.

Step 3: Check Your Email

Stay tuned for supply pick-up details.

Registration is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact Mimi Marcus at,

Questions? Email Mimi at

Thank you co-chairs: Lauren Blanck, Nicki Borovsky, Shelby Bruseloff, Cole Levine, Gabe Scharg & Nate Strauss.

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