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Campfires: Munsee Woods (Selma)

Hosted by Indiana Humanities

Join our Campfires program for a visit to Munsee Woods, a private nature preserve in Delaware County that’s cared for by the Red-tail Land Conservancy.

September 14
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Munsee Woods
5701 South 475 East Road
Selma, IN 47383 United States

Event Details

At Munsee Woods, we’ll explore a half-mile natural trail through a mature forest and spend time in a renovated lodge. Situated west of Prairie Creek Reservoir, the 48-acre Munsee Woods is a former Girl Scout camp turned nature preserve that’s protected by the Red-tail Land Conservancy. In 2011, Munsee Woods became Delaware County’s first dedicated state nature preserve and has been used as a gathering place for education and outdoor recreation ever since. Munsee Woods includes majestic older woods, wetlands and streams, which have inspired a love of the outdoors in generations of Girl Scouts as well as visitors to the preserve today. You can learn more about the nature preserve here.

The trek will be co-led by a Hoosier humanities scholar and a naturalist from the Red-tail Land Conservancy. As we explore the landscape, we’ll stop to read short works by nature writers. The trek will conclude with a shared discussion around a campfire.

Your ticket price includes a campfire meal, Upland Brewing Company beers and snacks for the trail, in addition to any entrance or rental fees associated with the trek.

WHERE: Munsee Woods

WHEN: September 14, 2024, 4–6 p.m. EDT


TRAIL DIFFICULTY: Easy; the trail is unpaved with a slight rise


  • A limited number of free tickets are available based on need; please contact Sam Opsahl at sopsahl@indianahumanities.org.
  • Depending on the weather, some trails may be wet, so wear shoes that can handle the mud.
  • Please bring a reuseable water bottle to take with you on the outing.
  • We’ll send a final confirmation two days before the event with driving and parking instructions and any other updates.
  • In case of inclement weather, Indiana Humanities will cancel the event and alert you via email at least two hours prior to the event start time. If the event is canceled, we’ll offer a refund or a ticket to another Campfires event of your choice.
  • This event is designed for ages 21 and older; you must be at least 21 years old to participate.
  • Upland Brewing Company beer will be available to all attendees.
  • Refunds are not available after 72 hours in advance (unless Indiana Humanities cancels the event).


Indiana Humanities’ award-winning Campfires program pairs nature and literature to spark conversations about Indiana’s future. Something about the combination of wild places, great writing, a warm campfire and cold beer gets Hoosiers talking in fresh and surprising ways about the world around us and our place in it.


Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk.


Red-tail Land Conservancy’s mission is to preserve, protect and restore natural areas and farmland in east-central Indiana while increasing awareness of the area’s natural heritage. By strategically preserving and restoring critical forests, prairies, wetlands and waterways, Red-tail Land Conservancy plans for a future where the natural beauty and healthy habitats of east-central Indiana will exist for generations to come. Land preserved by Red-tail is protected from development forever.

Indiana Humanities will make reasonable modifications to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to enjoy our programs. If you need an accommodation or have questions about accessibility, please email Sam Opsahl at sopsahl@indianahumanities.org.

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