Camp Good Fellow History with Dunes Learning Center

  • February 18, 2024 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Dunes Learning Center

    700 Howe Rd
    Chesterton, Indiana 46304
Ticket Price $10.00 This event is now over

Join us in a historic journey to uncover the history behind Camp Good Fellow. We will begin with an interactive presentation from local historians sharing all about this historic camp that serviced so many families in Northwest Indiana. Then, we will go on an in-depth tour of the camp's historic sites that are still present in the National Park today!


A background of our partners:

Serena Ard was born and raised in Northwest Indiana, graduating from Lake Central High School in St. John. She taught English and history in Texas and North Carolina before earning her M.A. in U.S. History with a concentration in Museum Studies from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She has been curator at the Westchester Township History Museum in Chesterton for 12 years, and during that time she has done extensive research into the history of the dunes, the state and national parks, the Bailly family, and other local topics.


Susan Swarner grew up in Northwest, IN and graduated from Chesterton High School in Chesterton, IN. She earned her BA in Psychology from Butler University in Indianapolis and her M.Ed. in Art Education from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, IN. She was previously a naturalist at the Dunes Learning Center and now serves as the Museum Educator at The Westchester Township History Museum, designing and facilitating programs for preschool through high school age students as well as the general Duneland community. 


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Participant Ticket $10 - Ages 14+ (please contact if financial assistance is needed)


Dunes Learning Center events are supported by our 2022 Corporate Event Sponsors, including BP America, Cleveland Cliffs, Franklin Pest Solutions, Friends of Indiana Dunes, Keramida Inc., Mark J. Mihalo Family Dentistry, NIPSCO, J.F. Pelkey - Attorney at Law, Pratt Industries, Shinka Sustainability Consultants, and Wickcraft Boardwalks.

Date & Time

Sun, Feb 18, 2024 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Venue Details

Dunes Learning Center

700 Howe Rd
Chesterton, Indiana 46304 Dunes Learning Center
Dunes Learning Center

The education partner of Indiana Dunes National Park, Dunes Learning Center delivers place-based environmental education programs to inspire lasting curiosity and stewardship with nature. Please visit our website:

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