• Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Indiana Dunes

    National Lakeshore Indiana

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ParKids - A Program for Teens

ParKids for Teens
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You're invited to become a ParKid!
ParKids is a volunteer, service-learning program where teens, 13 through 18, learn about Indiana Dunes
National Lakeshore, and gain valuable skills and experiences. Our ultimate goal is to empower young people to learn about their neighborhood national park through fun nature hikes, service projects, park events, and more. In return, teens are provided with several opportunities to volunteer in the park and earn service-learning credits.

 
ParKids For Teens 2014 Flyer

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2014 Calendar of Activities.

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ParKids meet several times a year, usually on Saturdays, for a variety of activities.

Parents and guardians enroll your teens by printing and completing the following two applications:

 

Mail completed applications to:
Indiana Dunes N.L.
Attn. Gail Cross
1100 N. Mineral Springs Rd.
Porter, IN 46304
(219)395-9555, Ext. 7

Direct questions to ParKids coordinator:
Gail Cross, e-mail us
219-395-9555


Discover what ParKids are saying about their experiences at the park!

New this Year! Dunes Adventure Camp teens aged 14 -16. Dunes Adventure Camp is a 4-days, 3-nights residential camp offered by Dunes Learning Center, at Indiana Dunes N.L. Learn more and register. http://www.duneslearningcenter.org/summer-camp

Did You Know?

two horses pulling a machine use to rake hay with a farmer riding on the rake

In 1972, Chellberg Farm became part of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. In the mid-1800s many Swedes settled in Porter County. Three generations of Chellbergs farmed this land.