Calendar of Events

For Outdoor Fun, check out these workshops, nature programs, family activities and more!
For information or to register for events, phone 574-654-3155 or email bendixwoods@sjcparks.org.
All programs have a minimum and maximum registration number; register early!
  1. Wed Jul. 6

    Outdoor Adventures 6th-8th: Dune Day Join park staff for a Dune day adventure for 6th-8th graders. We will explore a beech-maple forest at Warren Woods and climb the dunes at Floral Lane on the north end of Warren Dunes State Park. (Hike is a forty minute climb up onto the backside of the dune). Limited space. Registration ends June 29th.
  2. Mon Jul. 11 - Fri Jul. 15

    Outdoor Adventures 5th-6th: Wonders of Water Get your hands and feet wet during this week's deep dive into the fascinating world of water. Through habitat exploration, water recreation, and scientific experiments, campers will learn the importance and benefits of water. The week will end with an overnight camp outside at the Manion Cabin located at St. Patrick's County Park. Limited space. Registration ends 7/4/2022.
  3. Wed Jul. 13

    Baugo Creek Kayak/Canoe Clean-Up *Minimum age 14 yrs. Under 18 yrs. must be accompanied by an adult. Help us keep the creek clean by contributing to our goal of removing small debris and trash. While enjoying an afternoon paddle, do your part and support a healthy, thriving environment for plants and wildlife who rely on this habitat. *Vessels and required life jackets provided. Registration required by July 11.
  4. Fri Jul. 15

    Nature On-The-Go: The Flight of the Firefly! Visit this come-and-go program at St. Patrick's County Park's River Ramble and get to know the firefly! How do they blink, and why? Find out what to watch for, and where they go for the rest of the year.
  5. Mon Jul. 18 - Fri Jul. 22

    Outdoor Adventures 3rd-4th: What's Happening? Habitat! Forests, wetlands, and fields! Rivers, ponds, and playgrounds! Get your feet wet and your hands dirty as we explore the park's many habitats. You will be amazed at how many creatures we find that call the park "home." Limited space. Registration ends 7/11/2022.
  6. Tue Jul. 19

  1. Mon Jul. 25 - Fri Jul. 29

    Outdoor Adventures 1st-2nd: Treasure Hunters! Follow clues, read a secret map, and dig for buried treasure. Explore the mysteries of St. Patrick's County Park's plants and animals. Every day will be an adventure! Limited space. Registration ends 7/18/2022.
  2. Fri Jul. 29

    Plastic Free Picnic Plastic Free July® is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution. Come join staff in wrapping-up Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics for a plastic free picnic on the St. Patrick's County Park Amphitheater Lawn! Enjoy this "bring-your-own-dinner" picnic with earth-friendly games and crafts. Best of all, learn great alternatives that can become new habits forever. Take the challenge with us!
  3. Sat Aug. 6

    Women Experience the Outdoors: Orienteering Discover a new outdoor skill! Explore the park as you use a compass and a topographical map to navigate through a series of checkpoints and complete a challenge. Relax afterwards and enjoy some tasty summer refreshments. Registration and payment required by August 4.
  4. Thu Aug. 11 - Fri Aug. 12

    Marshmallows and Meteors! The Perseid meteor showers peak during this week in August. Bring a blanket and bug spray and watch for meteors on Carlisle Hill. Marshmallows will be provided at the campfire. *Weather backup date is Friday, August 12. Registration required by August 10.
  5. Fri Aug. 12

    Nature On-The-Go: Life is Better with Bats! Visit this come-and-go program at St. Patrick's County Park's River Ramble is all about those tiny-but-tough insect eaters! How small are they? How much do they really eat? Learn how bats make life better for us every day.
  6. Tue Aug. 16

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