Jr Wildland Firefighter

During the summer months kids can participate in the Jr. Wildland Firefighter program at the park. Kids learn about prescribed fire, fire ecology, and have a hands on experience with equipment used in wildland fire management. Kids can also download the Jr. Wildland Firefighter program activity booklet below. Once the booklet is completed it can be mailed to the park. If the booklet is complete the fire management staff will send back an official Jr. Wildland Firefighter Patch.

Firefighter and a child spraying water out of fire hose

A Jr. Wildland Firefighter learns how a fire engine pumps water


Kids Ages 7 to 12.

Held at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Campground on US 12 in the town of Beverly Shores and also at West Beach in Portage.

Times and dates can be found here on the park's Schedule of Events.

Activities are outside, so dress comfortably for outdoor activities. Please bring water. Hats and sunscreen are recommended on sunny days and rain gear if the weather looks stormy. Close-toed shoes preferred. No flip flops.


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