Register for Indiana Dunes SP summer camp

Students ages 6 through 11 can participate in a nature-themed day camp this summer at Indiana Dunes State Park.

Two sessions of the Dunes State Park Explorer Camp will be offered, each tailored to different age groups. The camps explore the dunes, its plants and animals, and people’s connection to the land.

Registration is required. Space is limited for each session. Each camp costs $29 per camper. The fee includes snacks, lunch on Friday, crafts and park entrance fees.

The session for campers ages 6 to 8 runs July 16-20.

The session for campers ages 9 to 11 runs July 23-27.

Camps meet Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon, and on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“This is a fun and affordable opportunity for families to get their kids outdoors,” said Marie Laudeman, interpretive naturalist. “Sometimes summer camp costs can be prohibitive for many families. We want all children to be able to explore and discover this gem of a park.”

Campers wishing to register can pick up a camp flyer and registration form at the park office or nature center, or email for an electronic copy.

Funding for this summer camp comes from the Friends of Indiana Dunes.

For more information, call 219-926-1390.

Indiana Dunes State Park ( is at 1600 North 25 E. Chesterton, 46304.


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