Nat Park Stories is creating a unique podcast about the impacts of the US National Parks
35

patrons

$301
per month
The Origin:
Nat Park Stories is the idea child of Summer Slevin (me!), travel enthusiast, nature junkie, and storyteller. 🙋

On July 2nd, I left Central Illinois in my van with my puppy Rocky Road Trip to go to all the US National Parks, starting in Alaska! 🐾

Check out some of the photos I've taken so far:
Mapping out the Journey in the Home Van 🚐
Perfection Found in BC 🌲
Waking up to this View in My Back Window 😍
Coming at You From the Sign Post Forest in Yukon (Who even know that was a thing??)

The Plan:
I'm traveling to all the US National Parks for the next two years & having conversations with visitors, rangers, and enthusiasts about the past, present, future, and impact of each park. Then I'll edit the interviews into a unique and inspiring podcast (Nat Park Stories) and share it with an engaged community (you!). ☝️
 
Why Patreon?
Originally I was looking at getting sponsors (which may still happen), but in order to make this podcast as unbiased as possible and to get you guys involved, I'm hoping to have your individual support to get this project going and keep it sustainable for the next two years.

When you support this Patreon, to this page to see stories, behind the scenes videos of the podcast, ideas for adventuring to all the National Parks, access to the full interviews, goodies sent your way, and much more. 📸

The Idea: This won't just be a podcast, this will be a community of people that are and will become passionate about visiting and protecting National Parks. 👩👩👦👦

When you support me, you're not just supporting a girl and her dog, traveling to all the US parks in their home van, you're also supporting a collection of stories about the national parks.
You're supporting the people sharing their personal stories of the impact parks have had on their life.
You're supporting a community of people that love their parks and are finding new ways to visit and protect them while minimizing their impact. 👏

What You Get:
And in exchange for your support, you get to live vicariously through me with behind the scenes videos and unique park pictures. You get to be the first to know when episodes go live and you get access to full interviews. You get to be involved with fun competitions and have the opportunity to have your own works of art come along with me, and receive park post cards with personal messages of thanks. You'll also get suggestions for how to experience the national parks yourself from me and people I meet along the way sharing our recommendations, as well as Q and As where you can personally pick my brain. 
And most of all, you get to be a part of this. You get to help me come up with ideas and brainstorm ways to make this an awesome, life changing project for everyone involved.
You get to be apart of this community of people who give a damn and are passionate about something bigger than themselves. 💪

You may not be able to leave your state and travel to all the National Parks, but you can come with me and see what I see, talk to strangers, hear interesting stories and be a part of the conversation.

The Hope:
This will tell the narrative of every park, large and small and will eventually grow into a really active and exciting community of people that get pumped about National Parks.
Want to be a part of this adventure or have stories or ideas? Come along for the journey!  💌

The Call To Action:
Please contribute whatever amount you can per month, and share this page with your friends so we can raise awareness about this project and make something groovy happen! 👏
Tiers
Nat Park Supporter
$1 or more per month 18 patrons
Every dollar helps!


With your one dollar donation, you're officially a Patreon and will receive one very thankful virtual hug and then some.

Welcome to BEHIND THE SCENES!

Not only will you have access to my Patreon-only feed for blog posts, raw interviews, and video and picture updates along the way, you're also entered into my FLAT STANLEY competition.

Every month, I'll pick a Flat Stanley that one of my Patreons create to come with me to all the National Parks that month. I'll take pictures of the little guy (or girl) and send you stories of what adventures he/she had!

Nat Park Lover
$5 or more per month 15 patrons
Your opinion counts! Plus a postcard? Oh yeah!


Want to weigh in on my work? Your comments on my posts may be picked as the subject of my next blog and questions to ask in the next podcast, and you'll be entered into a monthly drawing to win a postcard from a National Park, plus all the previous rewards (don't worry, you'll still get that awesome virtual hug).

Nat Park Enthusiast
$15 or more per month 6 patrons
You get a postcard!


I'm going to send you a postcard from a National Park with a hand written note EVERY month!

Plus all the previous rewards!

Nat Park Stories Sponsor
$25 or more per month 3 patrons
You get to talk to me personally!!


You will get all the previous rewards, plus I will call, email, or text you personally to tell you about my adventures that month!

Nat Park Stories Serious Supporter
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
$50?? Whhhaa!! Awesome!!


You’ll get entered into a monthly drawing to win my favorite goodie that month!

It might be a Nat Park T-Shirt, Board Game, Subscription Box, or another awesome surprise! 

Plus all the previous rewards!

Nat Park Stories Person of the Year
$100 or more per month 1 patron
$100?! Whoa! You are so awesommmmee! You're an official sponsor of my work, and I couldn't be more grateful for it. 


The ball is in your court. 

You will receive a monthly surprise goody, and you get to suggest one unique activity I should do at one park and I will *try* my best to do it!


Plus all the previous rewards. :D

Nat Park Stories Explorer
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
Guess who gets to go on a park visit with me? YOU DO. 


If you give a monthly amount of $250, I'll invite you to explore one park that year with me. 

Also, shoot me some suggestions for what you want and I’ll try to make it happen! (I know a guy).


Plus all the other rewards. 

Nat Park Stories Brand Sponsor
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
You want me to show off your merch?


Send me your merch and I'll wear it around the parks!

If it's amazing, I'll tell the whole world about it on my social media channels and podcast! 


Plus all the other rewards!

Goals
$301 of $750 per month
When I reach $750 per month, I’ll start a special podcast segment where I interview 1 Patreon every month!
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The Origin:
Nat Park Stories is the idea child of Summer Slevin (me!), travel enthusiast, nature junkie, and storyteller. 🙋

On July 2nd, I left Central Illinois in my van with my puppy Rocky Road Trip to go to all the US National Parks, starting in Alaska! 🐾

Check out some of the photos I've taken so far:
Mapping out the Journey in the Home Van 🚐
Perfection Found in BC 🌲
Waking up to this View in My Back Window 😍
Coming at You From the Sign Post Forest in Yukon (Who even know that was a thing??)

The Plan:
I'm traveling to all the US National Parks for the next two years & having conversations with visitors, rangers, and enthusiasts about the past, present, future, and impact of each park. Then I'll edit the interviews into a unique and inspiring podcast (Nat Park Stories) and share it with an engaged community (you!). ☝️
 
Why Patreon?
Originally I was looking at getting sponsors (which may still happen), but in order to make this podcast as unbiased as possible and to get you guys involved, I'm hoping to have your individual support to get this project going and keep it sustainable for the next two years.

When you support this Patreon, to this page to see stories, behind the scenes videos of the podcast, ideas for adventuring to all the National Parks, access to the full interviews, goodies sent your way, and much more. 📸

The Idea: This won't just be a podcast, this will be a community of people that are and will become passionate about visiting and protecting National Parks. 👩👩👦👦

When you support me, you're not just supporting a girl and her dog, traveling to all the US parks in their home van, you're also supporting a collection of stories about the national parks.
You're supporting the people sharing their personal stories of the impact parks have had on their life.
You're supporting a community of people that love their parks and are finding new ways to visit and protect them while minimizing their impact. 👏

What You Get:
And in exchange for your support, you get to live vicariously through me with behind the scenes videos and unique park pictures. You get to be the first to know when episodes go live and you get access to full interviews. You get to be involved with fun competitions and have the opportunity to have your own works of art come along with me, and receive park post cards with personal messages of thanks. You'll also get suggestions for how to experience the national parks yourself from me and people I meet along the way sharing our recommendations, as well as Q and As where you can personally pick my brain. 
And most of all, you get to be a part of this. You get to help me come up with ideas and brainstorm ways to make this an awesome, life changing project for everyone involved.
You get to be apart of this community of people who give a damn and are passionate about something bigger than themselves. 💪

You may not be able to leave your state and travel to all the National Parks, but you can come with me and see what I see, talk to strangers, hear interesting stories and be a part of the conversation.

The Hope:
This will tell the narrative of every park, large and small and will eventually grow into a really active and exciting community of people that get pumped about National Parks.
Want to be a part of this adventure or have stories or ideas? Come along for the journey!  💌

The Call To Action:
Please contribute whatever amount you can per month, and share this page with your friends so we can raise awareness about this project and make something groovy happen! 👏

Recent posts by Nat Park Stories

Tiers
Nat Park Supporter
$1 or more per month 18 patrons
Every dollar helps!


With your one dollar donation, you're officially a Patreon and will receive one very thankful virtual hug and then some.

Welcome to BEHIND THE SCENES!

Not only will you have access to my Patreon-only feed for blog posts, raw interviews, and video and picture updates along the way, you're also entered into my FLAT STANLEY competition.

Every month, I'll pick a Flat Stanley that one of my Patreons create to come with me to all the National Parks that month. I'll take pictures of the little guy (or girl) and send you stories of what adventures he/she had!

Nat Park Lover
$5 or more per month 15 patrons
Your opinion counts! Plus a postcard? Oh yeah!


Want to weigh in on my work? Your comments on my posts may be picked as the subject of my next blog and questions to ask in the next podcast, and you'll be entered into a monthly drawing to win a postcard from a National Park, plus all the previous rewards (don't worry, you'll still get that awesome virtual hug).

Nat Park Enthusiast
$15 or more per month 6 patrons
You get a postcard!


I'm going to send you a postcard from a National Park with a hand written note EVERY month!

Plus all the previous rewards!

Nat Park Stories Sponsor
$25 or more per month 3 patrons
You get to talk to me personally!!


You will get all the previous rewards, plus I will call, email, or text you personally to tell you about my adventures that month!

Nat Park Stories Serious Supporter
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
$50?? Whhhaa!! Awesome!!


You’ll get entered into a monthly drawing to win my favorite goodie that month!

It might be a Nat Park T-Shirt, Board Game, Subscription Box, or another awesome surprise! 

Plus all the previous rewards!

Nat Park Stories Person of the Year
$100 or more per month 1 patron
$100?! Whoa! You are so awesommmmee! You're an official sponsor of my work, and I couldn't be more grateful for it. 


The ball is in your court. 

You will receive a monthly surprise goody, and you get to suggest one unique activity I should do at one park and I will *try* my best to do it!


Plus all the previous rewards. :D

Nat Park Stories Explorer
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
Guess who gets to go on a park visit with me? YOU DO. 


If you give a monthly amount of $250, I'll invite you to explore one park that year with me. 

Also, shoot me some suggestions for what you want and I’ll try to make it happen! (I know a guy).


Plus all the other rewards. 

Nat Park Stories Brand Sponsor
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
You want me to show off your merch?


Send me your merch and I'll wear it around the parks!

If it's amazing, I'll tell the whole world about it on my social media channels and podcast! 


Plus all the other rewards!