Department of Natural Resources
Telling stories around the campfire is a time-honored tradition – they are authentic, honest and, often, heartfelt. The Campfire Storytelling Project combines state park stories with the engaging art form of storytelling.
As part of the Michigan state parks centennial, the DNR is hosting storytelling events where you'll hear several vetted storytellers share their playful anecdotes and deeply personal memories. These storytelling events will feature up to five storytellers and attendees that want to share two-minute anecdotes. Each event will be recorded and distilled into a special recording shared on social media and on this page. The project is supported by the generosity of Envirologic.
Alexis Horton, with Michigan Department of Natural Resources inclusion office, tells her story during the Lansing Storytellers Project: 'Around the Campfire' event on May 21, 2019,
Listen to our June 22, 2019 storytellers at Interlochen State Park and experience the memories of others enjoying our state parks.
Listen to our July 21, 2019 storytellers at Van Riper State Park and experience the memories of others enjoying our state parks.