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the hiking club

This hiking club provides teenagers the opportunity to explore nature, practice mindfulness, and connect with peers. Hikes will generally occur on Saturday afternoons at different nature parks in central Indiana. Hikes will be approximately 2 to 3 miles on unpaved trails, easy to moderate intensity, and 1.5 hours long. Each hiking session will be dog friendly, and we encourage participants to bring their dogs (Dogs must be well socialized and leashed at all times). Hikes will be led by Katrina Stewart, a certified holistic health coach and former high school teacher. Additional adult supervision will be provided by board members of The Chris Center, Inc. 


Who can participate? Teens 12-19 years of age. 

Please register for your hike by clicking on the red (bold in mobile view) hyperlinks below and fill out a participant registration form which will be electronically summitted: -



Required forms: - Please complete all forms below, which will be electronically submitted to the Chris Center.  Please note that the forms below only need to be filled out once every 12 months for each participant as they are applicable to all TCC Programs. ​


Cost: $10 per Hike - Please feel free to book one or all of our hikes.


Once we receive your participation forms and payment, a member of The Chris Center will contact you to confirm your registration. 

If you have questions regarding the registration process, please do not hesitate to reach out via email to our Chief Strategy Officer/Director of Programs Sandra Moreira at

​​​​​What to Wear & Bring: Be prepared for unpredictable Indiana weather! We recommend wearing layers and bringing appropriate coats/hats/gloves for potentially cold or wet weather. All hikers should wear boots or gym shoes that are suitable for hiking. Please bring a small bag or backpack with your own water bottle, individual snack (if desired). 

Hiking Club Dog Code of Conduct: All dogs must be leashed all times. Dogs must be well socialized and be dog and people friendly at all times. Teens must be able to control and lead their dog easily. It is not necessary to bring a dog to participate in any TCC Hiking Club hikes.


COVID-19 Precautions: We follow the guidelines set forth by the CDC as well as state and local health agencies.


Each hike will be limited to the first 15 registrants. If we do not have a minimum of 5 registrants for a hike, The Chris Center reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a hike. Fees will be refunded if The Chris Center cancels a hike due to low registration or inclement weather.  

​*Please note: Hikes will start promptly at 2pm. Please arrive by 1:45pm.

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