Join the Great American Campout at Greene Valley Forest Preserve June 15 – 16
Enjoy a night under the stars in a DuPage forest preserve
(May 15, 2019) — Bring the family and enjoy a night under the stars at the Great American Campout on June 15 – 16 at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Greene Valley Forest Preserve in Naperville/Woodridge.
In addition to the rare opportunity to camp at this popular DuPage forest preserve, families will enjoy picnic games, archery, nature activities, a guided night hike and an egg-drop contest as well as dinner and s’mores by the campfire and a continental breakfast. Families will camp in the forest preserve’s Thunderbird youth-group campground, which includes drinking water, latrines, and trash and recycling containers.
The campout runs from 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15, to 11 a.m. Sunday, June 16, and costs $20 per person ages 2 and up; under 2 are free. It’s an all-ages program, but children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Register online or at 630-850-8110. Participants should bring their own tents and camping gear.
The event is being held in conjunction with the National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Campout, when thousands across the country gather in backyards, neighborhoods and parks for overnight programs that connect all generations to nature.
Greene Valley Forest Preserve is one of the county’s most botanically diverse sites, with more than 540 native plant species. It features 12 miles of marked trails and a 190-foot-tall scenic overlook that offers a birds-eye view of DuPage County and the Chicago skyline.
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 4 million people visit its 60+ forest preserves, 145 miles of trails, six education centers and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit dupageforest.org, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, blog, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.