Haunted Bog Walk Celebrating 20 Years: Seeking Interns and Volunteers



MooseWood Nature Center is a non-profit nature center open year-round located on Presque Park Marquette. Each year we hold our biggest Halloween fundraiser of the year, the Haunted Bog Walk.  Participants are led on a 20-minute tour through the haunted bog where they will encounter various sights, sounds, and frights. This event would not be possible without our dedicated and creative volunteers in the community. This year we will be celebrating 20 years of scaring. Please help make this year’s event bigger and better than ever. 

The Haunted Bog Walk will be held on Presque Isle Park the weekend of Friday and Saturday, October 25-26, from 7:30 pm. – 10:00 pm. Volunteers will need to arrive early to enjoy the pizza provided, to find out their group(s) or individual placement is, and to allow proper time to for set-up before the event. The event coordinator will provide you with the time to arrive.

This fundraiser helps support costs to operate the nature center, food and animal care for our live animal exhibits, and provides public and school programming for the Marquette community and surrounding areas. Many programs take place at the same bog where the Haunted Bog is held.

What You Can Do as a Volunteer:

1-Create a concept for the Haunter Bog and bring your organization out to scare the daylights out of our visitors. Any sized group can participate – larger organizations can create several stations or spread out over a longer stretch of the trail. We will be open two nights so larger groups can split the nights. Single individuals can also take roles along the trail to scare.

2-Create a role for yourself if you wish to scare guests along the trail but do not have a group or organization to work with.

3-Become a line leader to take guests around the trail to be scared. We typically take 12 – 15 guests out at a time holding onto a rope to keep them together and need 10-12 line leaders. Line leaders play an important role of keeping the event moving along, keeping our participants safe, and playing along with the theme of the Bog by dressing in costume. Costumes are not required but are certainly more fun! Line leaders also assist in voting for the best scare stations for the cash prizes.

4-Help with ticket collection, greet and give directions, set-up and take-down, candle lighters, line leaders, scare as part of a group or as an individual, help with refreshments and other details during the night’s activities. We need lots of help!

What You Get as a Volunteer:

1- Six cash prizes will be given in two categories – scariest and most creative up to $100.

2- Food will be served to the volunteers before the night’s activities start and during the event.

3- Fun in participating in a great event scaring the heck out of our Halloween guests!

4- Satisfaction in helping an important part of the community continue to provide educational opportunities and programs for the Marquette Community!

Volunteers interested in taking part in this Halloween event please contact us at moosewoodnc@gmail.com.

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