This is a Special Place
Dunes Learning Center provides exceptional outdoor experiences that inspire community, environmental stewardship and a lifelong love of learning. Located in the spectacularly biodiverse Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, our "classroom without walls" creates a critical and beneficial connection to nature for children and adults.
Want to live and work inside the national lakeshore? Applications are now being accepted for Naturalist Intern and Camp Counselor positions. Learn more >
IS YOUR CHILD READY FOR OVERNIGHT CAMP? TAKE THIS QUIZ!
Summer camp is a positive learning and growth experience for children, but how do you know if your camper is ready? Take the quiz >
JOIN US FOR A SUMMER CAMP OPEN HOUSE
Tour our national lakeshore campus, meet staff and ask questions. We'll be at our Cowles Lodge from 3:00–6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11 and from 10:00–1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 11. Get directions >
PAY YOUR SUMMER CAMP BALANCE DUE
Did you reserve your camper's spot with a deposit? Pay your balance due here!