Campfires: White River Float

8825 River Road
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Presented By: Indiana Humanities
Dates: June 18, 2022
Location: Oliver's Woods Nature Preserve
Time: 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Price: $20
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    Join us for an exciting journey down the White River!

    Join us for an exciting journey down the White River! We’ll float through a portion of northeast Indianapolis as we explore a popular spot from a new angle and consider the ways we can continue working to preserve and connect to this beautiful area.

    Our float will be co-led by a humanities scholar and a naturalist from Friends of the White River. Along the way, we will stop to read short writings by nature writers. Our float will conclude with a shared meal and discussion around a campfire.  

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

    WHERE: Oliver's Woods Nature Preserve (We will park at Oliver's Woods, shuttle to Hazel Landing Park, then float back down river to end with a campfire and conversation at Oliver's Woods.)

    WHEN: Saturday, June 18, 2022; 8 AM - 11 AM




    • Space is limited so advance registration is required. If all tickets are claimed, you will automatically be added to the waitlist and be notified if tickets should become available.

    • Please bring a reusable water bottle to take with you on the outing.

    • Make sure to wear shoes that can handle mud and water!

    • Life vests are required and provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own. 

    • We will 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 event start time. If the event is cancelled, you will receive a full refund.

    • All Campfires are designed for ages 12 and up.

    • Upland Brewing Co. beer will available to those 21 and older following the float.

    • Refunds are not available after 72 hours in advance. 

    • A limited number of free tickets are available based on need, please contact Sam Opsahl at 



    Indiana Humanities’ Campfires pair nature and literature to spark conversations about Indiana’s future. This year’s series is made possible by generous funding from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust; we are proud to be a part of a consortium of Central Indiana organizations helping Hoosiers to access and appreciate the White River. We are also grateful to our friends at Upland Brewing Co. for providing us with delicious, cold beer. 


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

    *All information is accurate at the time of posting – content is subject to change.

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