• Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Indiana Dunes

    National Lakeshore Indiana

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Jr Wildland Firefighter

What
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
 

Who
Kids Ages 7 to 12.

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

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

Wear
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.

 

Did You Know?

log cabin and a three story house with trees behind and grass in front

Bailly Homestead National Historic Landmark was the home of Joseph Aubert de Gaspe Bailly de Messein. Believed to be one of the first non-native residents of Northwest Indiana, he lived on the site until his death in 1835. More...