Peninsula Seeks Volunteers to Commemorate Camp Meengaha


2016 Like to Hike Pin

2016 Like to Hike Pin

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of Camp Meenahga, a girls camp that operated in Peninsula State Park from 1916 – 1948.

To celebrate, the park is featuring art from one of the camp’s yearbook as its Like to Hike pin, creating a camp history book, and bringing back a popular four-stage geocache. Peninsula Naturalist Kathleen Harris is seeking volunteers to help with preparation. “Are you a crafter? I’m looking for a volunteer to re-create the felt Meenahga Pine Tree award given for posture,” said Harris, “and “M” awards for skills. We’ll be giving these to kids this summer, just for fun.” Peninsula also seeks an experienced geocacher to put the four-stage geocache in place and periodically check the caches. “We also need a handy person or two to install small new signs along the White Cedar Nature Trail.”

If you enjoy learning about Door County history, or have basic sewing skills, and want to give back to Peninsula State Park phone 920-559-2447 or email kathleen.harris@wisconsin.gov.