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Camp FunSET 2nd Weeks Begins with the "Pioneer Days"

Camp-Funset-Pioneer-DaysCamp FUNset 2nd week begins June 17th at Sunset Hill Farm with the theme week “Pioneer Days” Our Pony, “Mr. T” and the chickens await campers who will help care for them at Sunset Hill Farm. Haul the old yoke and bucket as campers race to do their chores this week on the farm!

All of the old favorite games, art and hikes will be included as well as a special guest!

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Veterans, Citizens Raise Funds to Send Military Kids to Camp

Military-Kids-to-CampWith barely a month left until the first day of camp, Indiana Operation: Military Kids has raised $3,000 of the $22,000 needed to provide 63 children with a week of adventure, companionship and respite.

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Porter County Parks and Recreation Partners with Porter Regional Health

Porter-Regional-HospitalJoin Porter Regional Hospital and Porter County Parks and Recreation as they join together to bring you the following Healthy Woman and Senior Circle programs all held at Sunset Hill Farm County Park, 775 Meridian Road, Valparaiso

Women’s Walking Club | Tuesdays and Thursdays | 8 am to 9 am | Ongoing
Join this bi-weekly group and incorporate the benefits of walking into your life. The walking course will weave through the challenging terrain at Sunset Hill Farm.

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Art in the National Park at Get Outdoors Day Event

Get-OutdoorsOn Saturday, June 8th, locations around the country will celebrate National Get Outdoors Day with opportunities for families to enjoy active outdoor fun and explore their public lands. Activities like hiking and bird watching might be expected, but art?

"I can't think of a more fun way to spend a day," says environmental artist, Bonnie Zimmer. She'll be one of two artists offering activities at Dunes Learning Center's Get Outdoors Day open house at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. An accomplished artist and educator, Zimmer is known for her work with natural and found materials.

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Camp for Military Kids Revived

Dunes-Learning-Center-LogoA summer camp for children of military families that was nearly canceled this year because it lost federal funding has been revived through a fundraising campaign of the camp operators.

For the third consecutive year, Indiana Operation: Military Kids summer camp will be held at Dunes Learning Center at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, after all.

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Porter County Parks and Recreation Briefs for May 21, 2013

porter-county-parks-and-recPlease register for all programs by calling 219-465-3586. For more information, visit

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!

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Portage Community Historical Society to Host 2013 Reunions

PCHS-MuseumWe are celebrating our 25th anniversary with a "Pioneer Families Reunions" festival on Saturday June 22, 2013, 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.

We will be honoring our early township settlers with a display of family pictures and donated articles from many of our pioneer and early family descendants. If you are a descendant from one of our early settlers, please let us know you are coming.

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