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Campfire Complete

Campfire Complete

A Valparaiso-based small business produces Campfire Complete, which is portable campfire that is an easy to use, no mess campfire option. No more searching for paper, kindling and dry wood to start an outdoor campfire. Campfire Complete has everything built inside. All you need to do is stri…

August 16, 2014 12:00 am
New Products for Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014

New Products for Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014

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August 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Indiana Dunes State park offers glamorous camping weekend

CHESTERTON | If “roughing it” isn’t for you, Indiana Dunes State Park is offering a themed weekend for camping glamorously, May 31 through June 2

May 23, 2013 12:00 am

Sunny Days for the Michigan City In-Water Boat Show

The weather cooperated for most of the four days during the 33rd Annual Michigan City In-Water Boat Show, as did boat and accessories sales.

August 26, 2012 7:06 pm

Chicago says Northerly Island will become urban camping hub

CHICAGO | Chicago officials say they have a new plan for getting urban kids up close and personal with nature.

August 16, 2012 6:45 pm
Countdown to Camp: Tips for a successful summer getaway for kids

Countdown to Camp: Tips for a successful summer getaway for kids

If you're thinking of sending your children to overnight camp this summer or you've already registered them, there's plenty you can do to help them get ready for this exciting experience.

May 21, 2012 9:00 am
Little feet, little trails: Start your kids hiking at an early age

Little feet, little trails: Start your kids hiking at an early age

Hiking dad Michael Lanza believes it's important to get kids on the trail at an early age and keep nurturing a long-term love for the outdoors.

May 14, 2012 9:00 am
Center for Possibilities inclusion camp blends youngsters with, without disabilities

Center for Possibilities inclusion camp blends youngsters with, without disabilities

HOBART | Michelle Higel's daughter was born at 25 weeks and weighed less than 2 pounds when doctors told the family a brain hemorrhage may have left her with severe disabilities.

May 13, 2012 7:45 pm Photos

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Prescribed burn planned at National Lakeshore campground today

Firefighters at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will be conducting a prescribed burn at the Dunewood Campground today and may be burning in Gary's Miller neighborhood as well.

March 21, 2012 8:00 am
Camping with kids in Northwest Indiana

Camping with kids in Northwest Indiana

Summer is nearly over, but there's time for one last getaway with the kids. How about going camping? Even novices can have a great time in the outdoors with just a little preparation and planning.

August 31, 2011 12:00 am
Take your family meals to the great outdoors

Take your family meals to the great outdoors

The easy, breezy days of summer are almost upon us. Days where the last thing we want to do is heat up the kitchen by cooking meals. Make this the summer of eating out (outdoors, that is).

May 26, 2011 12:00 am

New campsite, fees set at National Lakeshore

PORTER | A new group campsite will be developed at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, the National Park Service announced Thursday -- along with a new set of fees at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

January 07, 2011 12:00 am
Get moving with the Northwest Indiana Outdoors Club

Get moving with the Northwest Indiana Outdoors Club

Has the chilly winter weather turned your family into coach potatoes? Bundle up and join the Northwest Indiana Outdoors club for free or cheap family-friendly outings-including an educational trip to Wolf Park and a day of hiking at Starved Rock State Park.

December 29, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Highland fifth-graders hope to rake in donations

Highland fifth-graders hope to rake in donations

Gilbert Roman and his friends were concerned their trip to Camp Tecumseh in April was in jeopardy after the popcorn machine at Johnston Elementary School, the class's primary fundraiser, broke. They started raking leaves and put money they collected toward the trip.

November 26, 2010 4:10 pm
Highland fifth-graders hope to rake in donations

Highland fifth-graders hope to rake in donations

Gilbert Roman and his friends, also fifth-graders at Johnston Elementary School in Highland, are raking leaves to raise money for their class's trip to Camp Tecumseh. They said they will shovel snow when the leaves are gone.

November 26, 2010 4:10 pm
Highland fifth-graders hope to rake in donations

Highland fifth-graders hope to rake in donations

Gilbert Roman, 11, and his friends have been raking leaves in their neighborhood to raise money for their spring field trip. Their fifth-grade class at Johnston Elementary School has put a $500 deposit down, but it still needs about $3,000 for the field trip to Camp Tecumseh.

November 26, 2010 4:10 pm
Highland fifth-graders hope to rake in donations

Highland fifth-graders hope to rake in donations

Gilbert Roman, 11, center, and his friends, Tyler Mawell, 9, left, and Elias Covarruvias, 10, rake leaves recently at a Johnston Elementary School neighborhood home to raise money for a fifth-grade field trip to Camp Tecumseh in April.

November 26, 2010 4:00 pm

Spend a weekend camping with Sams chapter

Sams Indiana Travelers Chapter 96 of the Good Sam RV Club will host a weekend camping trip July 16 through 18 at Thrashers Woods Campground, 2746 E. Ind. 16, Monon. The chapter's primary goal is camping and RVing within 100 miles of members' homes to keep expenses low. This campground offers…

July 07, 2010 12:00 am
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