Calendar of Events

For Outdoor Fun, check out these workshops, nature programs, family activities and more!
For information or to register for events, phone 574-654-3155 or email bendixwoods@sjcparks.org.
All programs have a minimum and maximum registration number; register early!
  1. Wed Aug. 2

    Wild Wednesdays at the Playground - Coyotes Did you know that coyotes love to eat mice, rabbits, apples and strawberries? Find out more about these adaptable creatures!
  2. Sat Aug. 5

    Youth Canoe and Kayak Lessons Ages 10-15 This is a great lesson for those looking to get their kids comfortable in and around the water. A certified instructor will work on basic water safety, basic strokes and techniques, and most importantly… how to have fun! All equipment provided. Registration and payment are required by August 2.
  3. Mon Aug. 7

    Ultimate Warrior Camp Boys and Girls Entering Grades 3-6 St. Joseph County Parks is partnering with Jump Starts Sports to offer a week of fitness, fun and “Survivor” type team challenges! Kids will stay busy with obstacle courses, relays, disc golf, canoeing and many other fun activities. Register online by entering our zip code, 46637 at jumpstartsports.com.
  4. Sat Aug. 12

    Sunset Canoe Enjoy paddling by the light of the setting sun and experience the serenity and wildlife of the evening river. All equipment and basic instruction will be provided. Not recommended for children 3 and under. Registration and payment are required by August 9.
  5. Sun Aug. 13

    Ready, Set, Eclipse! Join the Michiana Astronomical Society to prepare for the August 21 solar eclipse. Learn all about eclipses, make a pinhole projector for safe eclipse-watching and view the sun through a telescope with a solar filter. Special eclipse-viewing glasses and sunshiny treats will be available for purchase. Registration is required by Friday, August 11.
  6. Tue Aug. 15

  1. Wed Aug. 16

    Archery Lesson Ages 12 & up, accompanied by adult. Join a local archery instructor for archery lessons. Get hands-on experience with all the equipment and enjoy a personalized shooting lesson. Registration and payment are required by August 11.
  2. Sat Aug. 26

    Orienteering Meet Orienteering is a cross-country race with a map and compass. Use the provided map to make your way between checkpoints. Register on-site, the morning of the event. For more information visit www.ocin.org. Once again, OCIN takes a road trip to South Bend, Indiana. Full range of courses from white to blue. online pre-registration may be offered. Locator Map and directions coming soon.
  3. Tue Sep. 19

  4. Tue Oct. 17

  5. Tue Nov. 14

  6. Tue Dec. 19

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