Camps

The Forest Preserve District has a great lineup of fun day camps for kids and teens ages 4 – 15. Find your favorites, and click "Register." 

Choo-Choo and Nature, Too

Ages 4 – 6
$120 per DuPage resident ($140 nonresident)
St. James Farm in Warrenville
Monday – Thursday • June 19 – 22 • 9 a.m. – Noon
Enjoy hikes, adventures and activities aboard a caboose while learning how we’re all part of nature. Click here to register.

Little Campers

Ages 4 – 6
$120 per DuPage resident ($140 nonresident)
Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center in Oak Brook
Monday – Thursday, June 26 – 29, 12:30 – 3 p.m.
Discover the outdoors by pitching a tent, setting up camp, hunting for treasure and learning how to fish. Click here to register.

Cold-Blooded Critter Camp

Ages 6 – 8
$120 per DuPage resident ($140 nonresident)
Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn
Monday – Thursday, Aug. 7 – 10, 9 a.m. – Noon
Become a junior herpetologist as you learn about the frogs, toads, snakes and turtles that live in our area. Click here to register.

Wildlife Explorers(2)

Ages 6 – 8
$120 per DuPage resident ($140 nonresident)
Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn
Monday – Thursday, June 19 – 22, 9 a.m. – Noon
Join an adventure filled with birds, snakes and bugs that includes lunch on Thursday around the campfire. Click here to register.

Animals That Fly

Ages 7 – 9
$120 per DuPage resident ($140 nonresident)
Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center in Oak Brook
Monday – Thursday, July 24 – 27, 12:30 – 3 p.m.
Compare techniques and types of animal flight as you learn about birds, bats and bugs through games and projects. Click here to register.

Farmhands

Ages 7 – 12
$150 per DuPage resident ($175 nonresident)
Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago
Monday, Thursday and Friday starting July 10, 17, 24 or 31
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Experience how kids lived over a century ago through 1890s games and barnyard and farmhouse chores. Click here to register.

NEW! Archery Camp

Ages 8 – 11
$120 per DuPage resident ($140 nonresident)
Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center in Oak Brook
Monday – Thursday, July 24 – 27, 12:30 – 3 p.m.
Get closer to the bullseye by learning safety techniques, practicing proper shooting and participating in friendly competitions and games. Click here to register.

NEW! Creativity Camp

Ages 9 – 12
$150 per DuPage resident ($175 nonresident)
Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook
Monday – Friday, July 10 – 14, 9 a.m. – Noon or 1 – 4 p.m.
Explore your creativity through writing (mornings), drawing and painting (afternoons), or both! Click here to register.

Ranger Adventure Camp

Ages 9 – 12
$250 per DuPage resident ($290 nonresident)
Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook or Herrick Lake Forest Preserve in Wheaton
Monday – Friday starting June 26 or July 10, 17, 24 or 31
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Choose your preferred camp location. Try archery, boating, fishing and hiking while improving your team-building and wilderness-survival skills. Click here to register.

Horse Sense

Ages 10 – 14
$250 per DuPage resident ($290 nonresident)
Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton
Monday – Friday starting July 24 or Aug. 7
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Enjoy hands-on experiences with horses and the daily activities of a working barn as well as lead-line rides, stable chores, games, crafts and Friday Family Day. Click here to register.

Riding Sense

Ages 12 – 14
$400 per DuPage resident ($460 nonresident)
Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton
Monday – Friday starting July 31 or Aug. 14
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Enjoy all the fun of Horse Sense with the wonders and challenges of daily riding instruction. Click here to register.

SOLD OUT Animal Adventures

Ages 4 – 6
$120 per DuPage resident ($140 nonresident)
Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center in Oak Brook
Monday – Thursday, July 24 – 27, 12:30 – 3 p.m.
See animals up close and learn what they eat, how they survive and where they live. Click here to register.

SOLD OUT Bug Buddies

Ages 4 – 6
$120 per DuPage resident ($140 nonresident)
Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center in Oak Brook
Monday – Thursday, July 10 – 13, 12:30 – 3 p.m.
Learn about our multilegged friends through crafts, stories, activities and songs. Click here to register.

SOLD OUT Habitat Hunters

Ages 4 – 6
$120 per DuPage resident ($140 nonresident)
Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center in Oak Brook
Monday – Thursday, July 24 – 27, 9:30 a.m. – Noon
Learn about plants and animals of woodlands, prairies and wetlands by exploring a new habitat each day. Click here to register.

SOLD OUT Little Scientists

Ages 4 – 6
$120 per DuPage resident ($140 nonresident)
Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center in Oak Brook
Monday – Thursday, July 10 – 13, 9:30 a.m. – Noon
Make slime, erupt a volcano, build a tower and have fun with experiments that will inspire scientific curiosity. Click here to register.

SOLD OUT Petite Artists

Ages 4 – 6
$120 per DuPage resident ($140 nonresident)
Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center in Oak Brook
Monday – Thursday, June 26 – 29, 9:30 a.m. – Noon
Create nature art projects using colors, textures, patterns and sounds. Click here to register.

SOLD OUT Camp FBW Rocks!

Ages 7 – 9
$120 per DuPage resident ($140 nonresident)
Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center in Oak Brook
Monday – Thursday, July 24 – 27, 9:30 a.m. – Noon
Learn how rocks, minerals and fossils are formed; create glacial landscapes; and find pieces to add to your collection. Click here to register.

SOLD OUT Camping Adventures

Ages 7 – 9
$120 per DuPage resident ($140 nonresident)
Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center in Oak Brook
Monday – Thursday, July 10 – 13, 9:30 a.m. – Noon
Work as a team to set up and maintain a campsite; try fishing, hiking and treasure hunting; and spend rainy days with activities, projects and games. Click here to register.

SOLD OUT Earth, Wind, Fire, Water

Ages 7 – 9
$120 per DuPage resident ($140 nonresident)
Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center in Oak Brook
Monday – Thursday, July 10 – 13, 12:30 – 3 p.m.
Use hands-on experiments and observations to learn how these four forces of nature shaped the Earth. Click here to register.

SOLD OUT Eco Explorers

Ages 7 – 9
$120 per DuPage resident ($140 nonresident)
Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center
in Oak Brook
Monday – Thursday, June 26 – 29, 9:30 a.m. – Noon
Investigate the outdoors like a naturalist using real tools to learn about aquatic animals, prairie flowers, woodland birds and ways to help wildlife. Click here to register.

SOLD OUT Reptiles and Amphibians

Ages 7 – 9
$120 per DuPage resident ($140 nonresident)
Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center in Oak Brook
Monday – Thursday, June 26 – 29, 12:30 – 3 p.m.
Look for turtles, frogs, salamanders and snakes in the wild; learn how they live; and interact with reptiles and amphibians. Click here to register.

SOLD OUT Junior Keeper Camp

Ages 9 – 12
$120 per DuPage resident ($140 nonresident)
Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn
Monday – Thursday, July 17 – 20, 9 a.m. – Noon
Learn what it takes to be a wildlife keeper as you go behind the scenes to help prepare food, clean and care for different animals. Click here to register.

SOLD OUT Outdoor Adventures

Ages 10 – 12
$120 per DuPage resident ($140 nonresident)
Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center in Oak Brook
Monday – Thursday, June 26 – 29, 9:30 a.m. – Noon
Climb to the treetops with skilled foresters, learn how to shoot a bow and arrow, find out about the fish of Salt Creek and try geocaching with GPS. Click here to register.

SOLD OUT Trailblazing Adventures

Ages 10 – 12
$120 per DuPage resident ($140 nonresident)
Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center in Oak Brook
Monday – Thursday, July 10 – 13, 9:30 a.m. – Noon
Learn how to use a map, compass and GPS unit, and go on geocaching and letterboxing treasure hunts. Click here to register.

SOLD OUT Kayaking Camp

Ages 10 – 15
$120 per DuPage resident ($140 nonresident)
Blackwell in Warrenville, Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook, Herrick Lake in Wheaton and Hidden Lake in Downers Grove
Monday – Thursday, July 31 – Aug. 3, 9 a.m. – Noon
Meet at a different forest preserve each day, and learn about safety, gear, paddling strokes, navigation and how to handle a boat. Click here to register.

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