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Sunset Hill Park offers summer activities

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From camps for kids to body bar training, the Porter County Parks Department announces its latest line-up of programs at Sunset Hill Farm County Park in Liberty Township.

Camp Funset: Each day campers will be treated to arts and crafts, team-building activities, treasure hunts and presentations from special guests. Campers and parents can count on a camp geared toward friendly play, consistent values, and appropriate supervision at all times. Children will be divided into two age groups: Acorns (ages 6 to 8) and Sprouts (ages 9 to 12). For registration information, contact Katie Rizer at 465-5192, or e-mail her at

Nordic walking: This calorie-burning exercise will be available on Wednesdays through June 22. The beginner program takes place at 9 a.m., while an intermediate program begins at 10 a.m. The cost for this program is $30 or $25 for seniors. Equipment is provided. Contact Amy Hartz at 465-5209 or e-mail her at to register or for more information.

Body bar training program: This program is aimed at toning muscle and burning fat. It will be held on Mondays through June 27 from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. Equipment will be provided for this program, which costs $25 for all classes, or $5 for a single class. Contact Amy Hartz at 219-465-5209 or e-mail her at to register or for more information.

Sunset Hill Farm Running Club: The club is free of charge and offers runs that are five miles and longer. No runner is ever left behind. The group meets on Mondays at 6 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 a.m. at Sunset Hill Farm County Park.

Painting lessons: Instructor Shirley Massey is leading an ongoing open studio for all skill levels on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon and 6 to 8 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. The classes take place at the Sunset Hill Farm County Park Education Center. Artists are provided with acrylic paint, space and guidance. The cost for this class is $10 if a painting surface is provided by the instructor, or $5 if the artist brings his or her own surface. Those who are interested are welcome to sit in on one class free of charge to see if it is a fit. For more information, contact Massey at 219-707-8277 or 219-252-9156, or via e-mail at



Posted 5/31/2011




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