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  • State parks centennial home page

Campfire Storytelling Project

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  • Envirologic logoTelling 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.

Listen to campfire stories

  • Upcoming storytelling events

    • Saturday, Oct. 11 (rescheduled from Sept. 21) at Yankee Springs Recreation Area in Middleville.
    • Stay tuned for recordings from the July 20, Aug. 17 and Oct. 11 Campfire Storytelling Project events.