Junior & Teen Indiana Master Naturalist Summer Day Camp

A weeklong summer day camp for introductory nature discovery
and service learning
for youth.

This Junior & Teen Indiana Master Naturalist (IMN) program features various nature topics for local youth to discover Indiana’s outdoor world through hands-on activities, outdoor investigations, volunteering, and learning from local experts across different career paths, interests and organizations. This camp is hosted by Merry Lea and Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site.

Ages: 9 – 15

Times: July 18 – 22  |  9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
*Friday’s session will conclude at 1 p.m. following graduation.

Cost: $100/student
Includes books, snacks, administrative fees and program supplies. Fee is due in full upon registration and is non-refundable.

Location: Sessions will be held at various sites around Merry Lea and Gene Stratton-Porter SHS.
Specific addresses will be shared with participants for each day.

Registration: Required by Friday, July 8 (see form below)


– Water Quality
– Botany
– Zoology
– People & Natural Resources
– Geology & Soils


– Canoeing from Bear Lake to High Lake
– Exploring Merry Lea Sustainable Farm
– Fishing
– Learning about current research
– Removing invasive species
– and more!