GRAYLING – Hartwick Pines State Park, located just northeast of Grayling, is seeking volunteer hosts for the newly reopened Memorial Building this summer.
Participating hosts camp for free at Hartwick Pines State Park campground in exchange for presenting programs and leading tours at the historic Memorial Building. The host schedule is designed to allow time to enjoy recreational activities.
This year’s program will take place May 25-Oct. 30, 2021. Hosts are required to participate a minimum of one week and a maximum of one month.
The Memorial Building is a popular landmark in the park. The rustic, lodge-style building was completed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s and served as the park’s visitor center until 1994. Visitors to the building include people with fond memories of the park and architecture and history lovers
Hosts serve singly or in teams, and can be made up of family members or friends. Hosts are given the opportunity to camp for free at site 2 in the Hartwick Pines State Park campground, which has electrical hookups and can fit tents, campers, and RVs up to 40 feet.
If utilizing the free camping, you must adhere to campsite policies. Hosts must leave pets at home unless a member of your team will remain at the campsite, as pets are not allowed in the Memorial Building and cannot be left unattended at the campsite.
For information visit michigan.gov/dnr.