Find a Camp for Kids or Teens

2023 Summer Camps

Kids can connect to nature with more than a dozen camps for kids entering first through eighth grades, many focusing on science, technology, engineering, and math. With plenty of time for team building, exploration, and play, kids might not realize they're firing up new neurons as they're making new friends!

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Registration opens Feb. 15 for DuPage residents and March 1 for nonresidents.

Unless noted, camps are five days, Monday – Friday, and are $150 for half-day camps for DuPage residents and $175 for nonresidents and are $250 for full-day camps for DuPage residents and $290 for nonresidents.

Supervised lunch breaks and supervised play before and after camp are available for the following times and fees (unless otherwise noted).

Before Lunch After
8 – 9 a.m. $45 Noon – 12:30 p.m.   $15 3 – 5:30 p.m.   $90
    ($45 for camps noted as 3 – 4 p.m.)

 

Questions? Call 630-933-7247

 

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Entering Grades 1 & 2

Habitat Hunters

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Learn about the plants and animals of woodlands, prairies, and wetlands by exploring a new habitat each day. Do fun projects to help build healthy habitats, too. 15 campers max per session. $150 DuPage resident; $175 nonresident

9 a.m. – Noon • B $45, L $15
June 12 – 16 • June 26 – 30 • Aug. 7 – 11

Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook

Insect Investigators 

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Search for insects, discover where they live, and investigate what makes them so special. 15 campers max per session. $150 DuPage resident; $175 nonresident

9 a.m. – Noon • B $45, L $15
June 19 – 23 • July 10 – 14 • Aug. 14 – 18

Fullersburg Woods, Oak Brook


Entering Grades 3 & 4

Camping Adventures

Camping Adventures

Work as a team to set up a campsite, build a campfire, and practice “Leave No Trace” principles. Try your hand at fishing, hiking, and treasure hunting! 15 campers max per session. $150 DuPage resident; $175 nonresident

9 a.m. – Noon • B $45, L $15
June 12 – 16 • June 26 – 30 • Aug. 7 – 11

Fullersburg Woods, Oak Brook

Critter Camp

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Search for tracks and clues, observe local wildlife and explore unique adaptations that help different critters survive. 15 campers max per session. $150 DuPage resident; $175 nonresident

9 a.m. – Noon • B $45, L $15
June 19 – 23 • July 10 – 14 • Aug. 14 – 18

Fullersburg Woods, Oak Brook

Farmhands

Farmhands

Experience how farm kids lived 130 years ago! Make new friends while caring for the animals, playing along the creek, and learning crafts and skills, including making lunch each day.  16 campers max per session. Register for Prairie Kids to make it a full week of camp. $150 DuPage resident; $175 nonresident

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. • B $30, A $70
Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays
Starting June 12, 19, or 26 • July 10, 17, 24, or 31

Kline Creek Farm, West Chicago

Junior Ranger Camp

Junior Ranger Camp

Learn about conservation and stewardship through nature play, hiking, fishing, crafts, and outdoor games. 20 campers max per session. $250 DuPage resident; $290 nonresident

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. • B $45, A $45 (3 – 4 p.m.)
June 26 – June 30 • July 10 – 14

Herrick Lake, Wheaton

Prairie Kids

Prairie Kids

Learn how kids lived and worked on the early Illinois prairie through chores, games, and crafts. 8 campers max per session. Register for Farmhands to make it a full week of camp. $100 DuPage resident; $150 nonresident

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. • B $20, A $45
Tuesdays & Wednesdays
June 13 & 14 • June 20 & 21 • June 27 & 28 • July 11 & 12 • July 18 & 19 • July 25 & 26 • Aug. 1 & 2

St. James Farm, Warrenville


Entering Grades 5 & 6

Farmhands

Farmhands

Experience how farm kids lived 130 years ago! Make new friends while caring for the animals, playing along the creek, and learning crafts and skills, including making lunch each day. 8 campers max per session. Register for Prairie Kids to make it a full week of camp. $150 DuPage resident; $175 nonresident

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. • B $30, A $70
Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays
Starting June 12, 19, or 26 • July 10, 17, 24, or 31

Kline Creek Farm, West Chicago

Horse Sense

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Enjoy hands-on experiences with horses and the daily activities of a working barn as well as supervised lead-line rides on the horses, stable chores, horse-related games and crafts, and Friday Family Day. 16 campers max per session. $250 DuPage resident; $290 nonresident

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. • B $45, A $45 (3 – 4 p.m.)
May 29 – June 2 • June 12 – 16 • June 26 – June 30 • July 17 – 21 • July 31 – Aug. 4

Danada Equestrian Center, Wheaton

Kayaking Camp

Kayaking Camp

Learn about safety, gear, paddling strokes, navigation, rescues, and handling a kayak on lakes and rivers. 10 campers max per session. $150 DuPage resident; $175 nonresident
9 a.m. – Noon
June 26 – 30 • July 10 – 14

Hidden Lake, Downers Grove

 

Prairie Kids

Prairie Kids

Learn how kids lived and worked on the early Illinois prairie through chores, games, and crafts. 8 campers max per session. Register for Farmhands to make it a full week of camp. $100 DuPage resident; $150 nonresident

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. • B $20, A $45
Tuesdays & Wednesdays
June 13 & 14 • June 20 & 21 • June 27 & 28 • July 11 & 12 • July 18 & 19 • July 25 & 26 • Aug 1 & 2

St. James Farm, Warrenville

Ranger Adventure Camp

Ranger Adventure Camp

Try archery, boating, fishing, and hiking while improving team-building and wilderness-survival skills. 20 campers max per session.
$250 DuPage resident; $290 nonresident

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. • B $45, A $45 (3 – 4 p.m.)
June 12 – 16 • June 19 – 23 • July 17 – 21 • July 24 – 28

Herrick Lake, Wheaton


Entering Grades 7 & 8

Riding Sense

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Enjoy all the fun of Horse Sense Camp with the wonders and challenges of daily riding lessons with Western tack led by one of our Danada instructors. 12 campers max per session. $400 DuPage resident; $460 nonresident

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. • B $45, A $45 (3 – 4 p.m.)
June 5 – 9 • June 19 – 23 • July 10 – 14 • July 24 – 28 • Aug. 7 – 11

Danada Equestrian Center, Wheaton

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has a great lineup of day camps for kids and teens. Registration for our summer camps opens Feb. 15 1 for DuPage residents and March 1 for nonresidents.