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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join other Boomers (ages 50+) and park staff for a leisurely kayak trip on the St. Joseph River. Kayak trip only requires moderate physical condition and a spirit of adventure! All equipment and instruction will be provided. Registration and payment are required by June 29.
Get up close and personal with butterflies! The unique outdoor butterfly house at Sarett Nature Center (north of Benton Harbor, MI) displays native butterflies and blooming nectar plants. We’ll learn about butterflies and moths from a Sarett Naturalist and have plenty of time to view the amazing display of color. We will return to St. Patrick’s at approximately 6pm. Rain date July 15.
Join us for a night under the stars. Park staff will provide evening activities. Campers must provide their own tents and food. A central campfire will be available to prepare food. For an additional $10, enjoy an evening or morning canoe trip down the river. Registration and payment are required by July 2.
Hula hooping—it’s fun for kids and great exercise for adults! Custom make a hula hoop tailored to your height and have fun decorating it! Registration and payment are required by July 10.
South Bend Civic Theatre presents this classic musical under the stars. Winner of ten Tony Awards, Fiddler on the Roof has been an international sensation for 50 years, chronicling the lives of poor Russian villagers and their universal longings – love, wealth, freedom, God, and home. Sponsored by Villing & Company, Alfred H. and Martha J. Choitz, Matthew Kahn – Merrill Lynch, Nyloncraft, and Tuesley-Hall-Konopa.
Learn how to use a Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) device on a high-tech “treasure hunt” to find caches at the park and throughout the world! Bring a GPS unit if possible; limited loaner units are available. Check out www.geocaching.com to find out more about this fun and exciting international sport. A special geocache course will be set up just for this event! Registration and payment are required by August 3.
St. Joseph County Park and the Family Passport to Play program offer you a FREE event that will surely get you moving. Join us for an evening of paddling, hiking and playing all while connecting with nature. For more information visit the Healthworks! Happenings calendar and the Family Passport to Play Facebook page.
A FUNd-raising run and walk to benefit St. Joseph County Parks. Help us raise funds for park projects, including scholarships to help schools cover the cost of transportation to the parks for programs. Dogs on leashes are welcome for the family fun walk. Fun walk will include a nature scavenger hunt. Age division prizes for timed run. To register click here.
Other Park Programs
Parents and grandparents, discover nature with your 3- to 4- year old. Join us on the third Thursday of every month from 9:30 to 11am at St. Patrick’s County Park. The fee is $5 per adult-child pair and $3 for a second child. Advance registration and payment are required. Siblings outside of the age bracket are not allowed to attend. (Min. 5; max. 10)
Wednesday, June 17
Meet the strange and wonderful animals hiding under the water’s surface!
Wednesday, July 22
Scales and Slime
Meet some of the reptiles and amphibians that call our parks home.
Wednesday, August 5
Come hunt for the tiny animals that live their lives in an underground world.
Outdoor Adventures is a day camp where kids age five to 14 can discover the wonder of the natural environment. Four camps are offered for different age groups. The camp is held at St. Patrick’s County Park. For registration information call 574/654-3155.
The 2nd day camp week of "Outdoor Kids" is full. Please call for availability before sending in registration for this camp.
St. Joseph County Parks Online Photo Contest