Special Events
                     


Summer Day Camps

June 19-21 • June 27-29 July 11-14

»2017 Dates & Camps (pdf)

Looking for adventure, excitement and fun in nature this summer? We offer day camps for young explorers and budding naturalists, ages 7-13. Each camp will provide unique experiences and activities geared towards learning, enjoyment and fun.

Details on camp programs can be found here.

To Pre-register, please call: (574) 535-6458


Wednesday Bird Walks

Meets every first and third Wednesday at 8 a.m.

»2017 Dates & Locations (pdf)

On the first and third Wednesday of every month, join experienced bird guides for an informative walk in the park in search of resident and migratory species found in our area. The program offers information on proper identification, tips to spot birds, and the chance to find rare birds in the Elkhart County Parks. Every walk offers something different, so grab your hiking boots and binoculars and come discover the fascinating lives of birds!

In addition to the Wednesday Bird Walks, be sure to check the Currents magazine for special weekend walks and birding workshops.

Date: Meets the first and third Wednesday of every month
Time: 8–10 a.m.

Cost: Free

Age: All


Volunteer Work Days

»2017 Dates & Projects (pdf)

Get involved with and help support your Elkhart County Parks by becoming a volunteer. Projects range from gardening to painting and will take place at different park locations. All skill levels and ages are welcome (participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult). Pre-registration is required.

Cost: Free (Pre-registration required)

Age: All (under 16, must be accompanied by an adult)

To Pre-register, please call: (574) 535-6458


Hiking Club

Meets third Thursday of every month

»2017 Dates & Locations (pdf)

Offered on the third Thursday of every month March through October, the Hiking Club offers the opportunity to meet new people, reach health goals, and explore the diverse terrain and trails found throughout the Elkhart County Parks. All hikes are free and all ages are welcome (participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult).

Date: Meets the third Thursday of every month

Cost: Free (Pre-registration required)

Age: All (those 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

To Pre-register, please call: (574) 535-6458


Historical Museum: Exploring Elkhart's First 20,000 Years

Featured Exhibit

» Exhibit Page

Find out what was living in Elkhart County before humans lived here. See a 23,000 year old mammoth tusk found in Middlebury. Learn about the first people who entered this area around 12,000 years ago, and see how their cultures and civilizations evolved over time. Discover how life changed for these people, known today as Native Americans, when they encountered Europeans.


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