Porter County Parks and Recreation Department plans camps, classes

2013-05-21T19:32:00Z Porter County Parks and Recreation Department plans camps, classesContributed by Porter County Parks and Recreation nwitimes.com

VALPARAISO | Camp FUNset has a limited amount of spots open

Sunset Hill Farm will be hosting 8 fun filled camps this year including the following themes

Amazing Race, Pioneer Days, Game On! Celebrate USA, CREATE-ART, Wild Water, Superhero Films, and our Signature Wilderness Camp!

Camp FUNset takes place Mon – Thur from 9 am to 3 pm for 1st thru 7th graders

We are also offering two 4 hour adventure filled camps for Leadership and Teambuilding for campers who would like to be a part of our LITE program (Leaders In Training) they will explore characteristics of successful leadership as they put their methods to the test on the challenge course at Sunset Hill. Sunset Hill Farm is located at 775 Meridian, Valparaiso.

Registrations will be taken at the Parks and Recreation office located at 155 Indiana Ave, Suite 304 from 9 am to 3 pm. Cash or Check only. Please see our website for more information and to print all camp forms at portercountyparks.org

Wire Wrapping II

Sat | June 1 | 10 – 11:30 am | Sunset Hill Farm | $20

Jayde will teach advanced wrapping techniques. Enough wire to wrap one 2”or smaller item, a stone, plus the needed tools. Call 456-3586 to register

Acrylic Painting Lessons

Mon| June 3 | 6 – 8 pm | $10 | South Have Library

All skill levels are welcome to attend this adult art class under the guidance of an experienced instructor. Painting surface provided.

Senior Hikes Sponsored by our wellness partner Porter Regional Hospital

Colonel Murray History Walk

June 5th | 3 – 4 pm | FREE | Sunset Hill Farm

Women’s Walk Club sponsored by our wellness partner Porter Regional Hospital

Tues & Thursdays | 8 – 9 am | Sunset Hill Farm | FREE

Join Jenna for a walk on the challenging terrain at Sunset Hill Farm trails

Sunset Dog Walkers

June 4th – Aug 29th |Tues & Thurs | 9:30 am | FREE | Sunset Hill Farm

Join Jenna Martin, RN and bring your pet on a leash for a walk on the trails at Sunset Hill Farm.

Jenna will offer wellness information and encouragement along the way. Join this great group of dog lovers.

Kids FIT Club: Grades 3 – 6th

June 10th – July 31st | Mon & Wed | 8 – 9:30 am |$40 | Sunset Hill Farm

Join Becky and Jenna in a fun workout utilizing the beauty of Sunset Hill Farm. A variety of fitness opportunities will be offered each class from boot camp, intervals.

Young Artists: Fathers Day Project

Sat | June 8 | 1 – 2 pm | $8 | Sunset Hill Farm

Youth painting instruction for all skill levels, where the focus of the class will be creating a Father’s Day gift.

Summer Friday Feedings

June 14th thru Aug 30 | Fridays | 9 to 10 am | FREE | Sunset Hill Farm

Come to Sunset Hill Farm to meet the goats, chickens and pony and help them get ready for the day.

Feeding Time on the Farm

Sat | June 15th | 7 – 7:45 pm | Sunset Hill Farm

Come to Sunset Hill Farm to meet the goats, chickens and pony and help get them ready for bed! Stay for a campfire!

Family Campfire: Sunset Hill Farm History

Sat | June 15th | 8:00 to 9:00 | $5 per family|

Families and groups will enjoy a wagon ride, campfire, and learn the history of Sunset Hill Farm.

Weekend Hayrides

Fri & Sat | June 14 & 15th | $3 per person

Enjoy a evening Hay Ride sponsored by Northern Indiana Historical Power Association

Times are 6 to 10 pm with last wagon going out at 9:30

Private group hayrides available please call Nick Misch at 309-0417

Go FishIN at Brookdale

Sat | June 15th | 1 -3 pm | FREE

Learn to tie knots, prepare a hook, proper casting and safety in and around water.

Please register for all programs by calling 219-465-3586. For more information, visit www.portercountyparks.org.

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