The Porter County Parks Foundation, the not-for-profit arm of the Porter
County Parks and Recreation Department, has donated funds to make
scholarships available for this year’s Camp FUNset.
“This money will assist more than 50 campers to participate in one of our
incredible Camp FUNset camps,” said Camp Director Katie Rizer. “We’re truly
grateful for the generosity of the Porter County Parks Foundation.”
Registration for Camp FUNset is now open. Each camp will offer
team-building, nature hikes and activities, arts and crafts, games, songs, a
closing ceremony and family open house. Some new features this year include
a low ropes course, archery at select camps and teams that are divided into
The first week of Camp FUNset will be Leadership Camp from June 11-14. The
last week of camp will be in the beginning of August. All day camps will
take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Camp FUNset is open to kids entering first through seventh grades for the
upcoming 2012-13 school year.
With the scholarships, the cost for the first weeklong camp is $38, and $60
for each additional camp. The normal price of each camp is $75. For more
information on Camp FUNset scholarships, contact Katie Rizer at 219-309-0680
or go online at portercountyparks.org
Below is a look at the camps
The following are the camps that will be offered at Camp FUNset this year.
Ready ... Set ... Lead! Leadership Camp, June 11-14: Campers will enjoy
team-building activities that encourage self-esteem, leadership and trust.
They will also be the first group to experience the new new Low Ropes
Dash! Active Camp, June 18-21: Campers will create a camp obstacle course to
run on the last day, and participate in lots of other fun activities, like
Tae Kwon Do.
Celebrate! Mini-Camp, July 2-3: This two-day mini-camp is perfect for kids
who want to try a little bit of everything Camp FUNset has to offer. Hikes,
arts and crafts, team-building and intro to archery are included. The price
for this camp is $40.
Action! Film Camp, July 9-12: Campers will learn to write, choreograph, film
and edit their own flashmob music video. Kids will also get to present a
live performance to family and friends at the end of the week.
Pioneer! Pioneer Camp, July 16-19: Campers will go back in time to when kids
worked on the farm, cared for animals, planted crops and created their own
games. The week will end with a wagon journey along the “Oregon Trail.”
Explore! Explorer’s Camp, July 30-Aug. 2: Kids who love nature can become
Junior Naturalists at this camp. Campers will dig into nature as they learn
about the diverse wildlife that exists at Sunset Hill Farm.