Children entering the camp, 1952
  Good Fellow Club Youth Camp  

Cultural Landscape Report

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

The Good Fellow Youth Camp is a 63-acre historic recreational site located within the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore along Lake Michigan. Built along the Calumet River in 1941 by U.S. Steel for their employees’ children, the camp enabled urban youth to experience nature through a summer recreational program in the dunes.

This project involved the preparation of a Cultural Landscape Report for adaptively reusing the site as an environmental learning center for the park. It was developed in conjunction with a Historic Structure Report, prepared by Wiss Janey Elstner Associates, Inc., which addressed the adaptive reuse of the historic lodge.

  View of former cabin area

Client: National Park Service

Prime Consultant: Bahr Vermeer Haecker Architects

Cultural Landscape Report Project Manager/Historical Landscape Architect: Krista L. Schneider




Period plan showing conditions in 1975