Nat Park Stories is creating a Community of People Who Love National Parks
36
patrons
$356
per month
This WEEK!
On April 20-27th, Nat Park Stories is donating 50% of all new donations this week to the 
National Parks Foundation

And sending you a post card!

If you continue to give, you'll also be apart of a revamped and inspired community of Nat Park Stories Insiders who get behind the scenes stories, bonuses, and get to interact with fellow Nat Park enthusiasts. 
You'll also receive an Appreciation Kit in the mail!

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! 🐾

Now I've traveled over 30,000 miles to a bunch of Parks all over the country, and released more than a dozen episodes of the Nat Park Stories Podcast!

Check out some of the adventures 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??)
Taking a Toe Shot in Dawson City (sorry, not sorry)
•And a bunch more in my Patreon Posts!

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 and you'll also be supporting a Podcast that is about more than just me, it's about the stories of the people I meet in the Parks.
You get to be involved with fun competitions and have the opportunity to voice suggestions, 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 stories held within different Parks, large and small, and hopefully will eventually grow into a really active and exciting community of people that get pumped about National Parks and fall back in love with America through stories in the 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

Every dollar helps!


With your one dollar donation, you're officially a Patron 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, interviews, and picture updates along the way, you're also going to be invited into our exclusive Facebook Nat Park Stories Insiders community where you can get a bunch of videos about my travels and about the people I meet in the Parks, while also getting to chat and collaborate with fellow Nat Park Stories Lovers and Patrons. 

Nat Park Lover
$5 or more per month

You're IN the community!! 

Plus an Appreciation Kit? 

Oh yeah!


Welcome the the Nat Park Stories Insiders! You can join the exclusive Facebook group, and you'll receive an Appreciation Kit which will welcome you to the community! 


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

Get the Appreciation Kit, Join the Community AND Get a Monthly 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

Let's Chat!!


You will get all the previous rewards, plus if you want, I will call, email, text, or video message you every month so you can hear exclusive updates about my travels! 

Nat Park Stories Serious Supporter
$50 or more per month

$50?? Whhhaa!! Awesome!!


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

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

Plus all the previous rewards!

Nat Park Stories Person of the Year
$100 or more per month
$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
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
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
$356 of $750 per month
When I reach $750 per month, I’ll start a special podcast segment where I interview 1 Patreon every month!
1 of 2
This WEEK!
On April 20-27th, Nat Park Stories is donating 50% of all new donations this week to the 
National Parks Foundation

And sending you a post card!

If you continue to give, you'll also be apart of a revamped and inspired community of Nat Park Stories Insiders who get behind the scenes stories, bonuses, and get to interact with fellow Nat Park enthusiasts. 
You'll also receive an Appreciation Kit in the mail!

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! 🐾

Now I've traveled over 30,000 miles to a bunch of Parks all over the country, and released more than a dozen episodes of the Nat Park Stories Podcast!

Check out some of the adventures 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??)
Taking a Toe Shot in Dawson City (sorry, not sorry)
•And a bunch more in my Patreon Posts!

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 and you'll also be supporting a Podcast that is about more than just me, it's about the stories of the people I meet in the Parks.
You get to be involved with fun competitions and have the opportunity to voice suggestions, 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 stories held within different Parks, large and small, and hopefully will eventually grow into a really active and exciting community of people that get pumped about National Parks and fall back in love with America through stories in the 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

Every dollar helps!


With your one dollar donation, you're officially a Patron 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, interviews, and picture updates along the way, you're also going to be invited into our exclusive Facebook Nat Park Stories Insiders community where you can get a bunch of videos about my travels and about the people I meet in the Parks, while also getting to chat and collaborate with fellow Nat Park Stories Lovers and Patrons. 

Nat Park Lover
$5 or more per month

You're IN the community!! 

Plus an Appreciation Kit? 

Oh yeah!


Welcome the the Nat Park Stories Insiders! You can join the exclusive Facebook group, and you'll receive an Appreciation Kit which will welcome you to the community! 


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

Get the Appreciation Kit, Join the Community AND Get a Monthly 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

Let's Chat!!


You will get all the previous rewards, plus if you want, I will call, email, text, or video message you every month so you can hear exclusive updates about my travels! 

Nat Park Stories Serious Supporter
$50 or more per month

$50?? Whhhaa!! Awesome!!


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

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

Plus all the previous rewards!

Nat Park Stories Person of the Year
$100 or more per month
$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
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
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!