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DUNES VINTAGE CAMPER RALLY AND GLAMPING WEEKEND
June 3, 2016 - June 5, 2016
Indiana Dunes State Park will offer a special themed weekend to explore the natural and cultural resources in the dunes from a glamping perspective June 3-5, 2016.
Glamorous camping, or glamping, is a way to experience the splendor of the outdoors without forgoing the creature comforts you can’t live without. Whether in a tent, yurt, airstream, or tree house, it’s camping on a grand scale. Weekend programs will focus on relaxing in the outdoors, beach glass jewelry making, a camping recipe tasting and exchange, example glamping sites, free beach yoga, and other activities.
New in 2016 is a vintage camper rally featuring vintage campers from around the country. Visitors will have a chance to peak inside these over the course of the weekend. Special programming will also be available for those vintage camping in the park.
The weekend coincides with International Glamping Weekend, a special weekend that celebrates luxury camping, and the ability to experience the great outdoors with many of the advanced amenities we have come to depend on in our daily lives. The tentative schedule is as follows:
Friday, June 3
6:30pm Sunset Beach Yoga! Every Thursday and Friday this summer, Bleu Lotus Yoga offers an all levels yoga class on the beautiful dunes beach. Cost is $10 per session. For more information or to register, visit www.bleulotusyoga.com or call 299-YOGA. Classes are cancelled in inclement weather.
7pm A Glampfire S’mores Gathering! Glampers, campers, and wannabees, head over to the Campground Shelter (by site 116) to enjoy an evening of glamping festivities. We’ll partake in some glamping trivia (prizes included) and finish off with a s’mores bar for everyone to sample! Want to borrow some glamping bling? Visit to also help deck your site out. Great family fun!
Saturday June 4
10am Good Morning Glampers! Kick off our Glamping Weekend with guest naturalist Jessica on the Nature Center front lawn. Check out the trends in glamping, or glamorous camping. We’ll also have a make-it, take-it glamping gift for you.
12pm Vintage Camper Swap Meet! Bring your vintage or older camp supplies for an informal swap (buy, sell or trade) your vintage camper parts, tires, cookware, anything retro and vintage. Meet in the Campground Shelter.
2pm Vintage Camper Open House. Check out the cool array of vintage campers and glampers in the campground from 2pm-4pm. Look for the campers with the yellow signs in the middle of the campground.
4pm Wild Edibles Walk. Meet the Wilson Shelter for a special hour walk exploring some delicious dune delicacies found below your feet. We’ll traverse an easy part of Trail 2 and be back before 5pm. Join us!
6pm Vintage and Glamper Pot Luck Pitch-in! Glampers and glamper wannabees, head over to the Campground Shelter (by site 116) for a good stuffing of food! We’ll also give out more prizes and take a group photo.
Sunday June 6
8:30am Informal Church Service at the Campground Shelter.
9am Morning Beach Yoga! Stretch your legs at the beach this fine glamping weekend! Join guest instructors from Bleu Lotus Yoga will help lead the way during this free session in front of the beach pavilion. In case of inclement weather, the session will be cancelled.
10:30am Glampfire Cooking Demos. Meet at the Nature Center’s outdoor program area to see, sniff, and sample what the naturalists are cooking over the glampfire this morning! Feel free to bring a copy of your favorite camping recipe to share with fellow campers.
1pm & 3pm Wire-wrapping Jewelry Workshops! Register for one of two special workshops that will allow users to learn the art of wire-wrapping and make your own beach glass or stone jewelry during this 1.5 hour session. Space is limited (extra spots held for campers!) and the workshop takes place in the Nature Center Auditorium. $5/person workshop fee. Register by calling 219-926-1390 beginning May 1.
For more information about this or other park programs, call (219) 926-1390. Indiana Dunes State Park is at 1600 North 25 E. Chesterton, 46304. Reservations for vintage camping begins in mid January. Campsites rates are $52 for the weekend and include electric hook up.