campers who participated in 2018 camps at Sunset Hill Farm were the first to
enjoy new cabins at the park’s campground this year. The cabins were made
possible by the Porter County Park’s Foundation, which raised $7,500 for the
In previous years,
the overnight stays were subject to weather issues, sometimes resulting in
“The addition of
the cabins at Sunset Hill Farm for use by Camp FUNset has been a tremendous
asset,” noted Porter County Parks program director Nichole Shaefer-Murray.
“They have allowed campers to experience overnights complete with cooking
their own meals outdoors, night hikes, campfires and more - despite what the
weather may bring. This is a valuable experience for these kids who would
previously be very disappointed when interrupted by inclement weather.”
occur for one night of the week-long summer camp, which runs for a total of
eight weeks every summer. While camp is for children in kindergarten through
grade 8, students in third grade or above can enjoy the overnight to enhance
their camp experience. Each week of camp features a different theme, so
participants can sign up for multiple weeks and still have unique
experiences, including a weekly field trip that matches the theme.
Although the cabins
are not currently available for use by the general public, the parks
department plans to change that. Family and group campers should expect
rentals for the cabins to begin in 2019.
about CampFUNset at Sunset Hill Farm County Park, as well as info about
camping at Sunset Hill, can be found on Porter County Parks and Recreation’s