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. Mon Jul. 13 - Fri Jul. 17

    Mud Monsters Outdoor Adventures Day Camp (Ages 5-6) CANCELED Get ready for some good, clean, dirty fun! Splash in the creek, scoop in the pond, make mud pies and dig in the dirt. Get dirty every day as you feel salamander slime, look for marsh critters and paint with mud.
  2. Wed Jul. 15

    Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site Trip - Canceled Transportation provided. Join us for a trip to the Cabin at Wildflower Woods in Rome City, IN. We will tour the grounds of the property and the historic buildings. Bring a sack lunch. We will return at approximately 5 pm. The fee does not include admission to the historic site, which is $8.00 per adult. Registration and payment are required by July 13.
  3. Wed Jul. 15

    Family Fun Day Camp Ages 4 & up. Come anytime between the designated times and try your hand at several park activities! Canoe, Fish, Disc Golf, hike the Unnatural Trail, or try-out the Orienteering Course. No registration required.
  4. Wed Jul. 15

    Evening Paddle at Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park Rentals available every Wednesday in July from 3:00 - 7:00 pm, all equipment must be turned in by 9 pm, weather conditions permitting. • Fee: $20/canoe or kayak, 2-hour limit
  5. Thu Jul. 16

    Be Well Join us for a series designed to help you "Be Well" and live a better life. Each week will feature a short session on a wellness topic, connect you to free community resources, and suggest apps to help you on your path to wellness. Representatives from the St. Joseph County Health Department and Purdue University Extension Service will be available to answer questions and St. Joseph County Parks Department staff will lead a short walk in the park. Walk as far as you are comfortable or ...
  6. Thu Jul. 16

    Paddle on the Ponds Paddle on the Ponds Noon-4pm, weather permitting Fee: FREE Paddle on the Ponds is an introduction to canoeing for first-time paddlers, families with young kids, or adults coming back to the sport. Not recommended for children 3 years and under. All equipment is provided.
  1. Mon Jul. 20 - Fri Jul. 24

    Outdoor Artists Outdoor Adventures (Ages 8-9) CANCELED Explore! Discover! Create! Scientists from Notre Dame's Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics will join us for a week of hands-on art projects and scientific investigations. We'll create science-inspired works of art, practice archer skills, hike to look for the park's wild animals, and explore the creek.
  2. Tue Jul. 21

  3. Wed Jul. 22

    Evening Paddle at Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park Rentals available every Wednesday in July from 3:00 - 7:00 pm, all equipment must be turned in by 9 pm, weather conditions permitting. • Fee: $20/canoe or kayak, 2-hour limit
  4. Thu Jul. 23

    Be Well Join us for a series designed to help you "Be Well" and live a better life. Each week will feature a short session on a wellness topic, connect you to free community resources, and suggest apps to help you on your path to wellness. Representatives from the St. Joseph County Health Department and Purdue University Extension Service will be available to answer questions and St. Joseph County Parks Department staff will lead a short walk in the park. Walk as far as you are comfortable or ...
  5. Thu Jul. 23

    Paddle on the Ponds Paddle on the Ponds Noon-4pm, weather permitting Fee: FREE Paddle on the Ponds is an introduction to canoeing for first-time paddlers, families with young kids, or adults coming back to the sport. Not recommended for children 3 years and under. All equipment is provided.
  6. Thu Jul. 23

    Family Fun Day Camp Ages 4 & up. Come anytime between the designated times and try your hand at several park activities! Canoe, Fish, Disc Golf, hike the Unnatural Trail, or try-out the Orienteering Course. No registration required.
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