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Homecoming Celebration & Weekend Campout at Dunes Learning Center


  • Dunes Learning Center 700 Howe Road Porter, IN 46304 USA (map)

When was the last time you were at Dunes Learning Center? Last summer, 5 years ago, more? Welcome back for a casual picnic dinner, campfire, and evening of fun to support Dunes Learning Center! Spend a relaxing evening in the Indiana Dunes, tour campus facilities, and sample programs with our naturalists. Dress for the weather to enjoy a campfire, music, and more, in honor of our 20th Anniversary. Music by the Planetary Blues Band; cash bar includes wine and local craft beer. 

Make it a Weekend! Come for Homecoming and stay for the Outdoor Adventure Festival at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on Saturday and Sunday. Sleep in one of our cabins, or pitch your tent nearby. We’ll provide continental breakfast both days, a guided night hike on Saturday, and hot showers!  (limited space available)

Cabin Campout: Adults $100, Kids ages 3-12 $50, Under 3 Free

Purchase Tickets include Homecoming Celebration on Friday, 2 nights cabin accommodations, continental breakfasts, and a guided night hike on Saturday. 

Tent Camping: Adults $65, Kids ages 3-12 $30, Under 3 Free

Tickets include Homecoming Celebration on Friday, space to pitch your own tent for 2 nights (with hot showers and flush toilets), continental breakfasts, and a guided night hike on Saturday. 

Sign up for Outdoor Adventure Festival activities HERE.

When registering for the weekend, please let us know your preferred cabin mates. Expect 4-6 people per cabin, either family groups or adults-only hostel style. 

Dunes Learning Center is an equal opportunity provider and does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, nationality, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status under controlling federal, state or local law.

To purchase tickets for just the Homecoming Celebration on Friday (without weekend accommodations), please do so HERE.

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