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2019 Summer Camps

Registration for our summer camps opens January 1 for DuPage residents and February 1 for nonresidents. Unless noted, camps are $150 for DuPage residents and $175 for nonresidents.

NEW! Now offering supervised lunch breaks and playtime before and after some camps.

B (Before camp) 
8 – 9 a.m.  $45
A (After camp) 3 – 5:30 p.m.  $90
L (Lunch break) 12 – 12:30 p.m.  $15

STEM science camp descriptions include the iconlooking-glass.

Questions? Call 630-933-7247. 

Entering Kindergarten

Animal Adventures

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See animals up close and learn what they eat, how they survive and where they live.

Monday – Friday, June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – Noon • B, L
Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook

Little Campers

Little Campers

Discover the outdoors by pitching a tent, setting up camp, hunting for treasure and pretending to fish.

Monday – Friday • 9 a.m. – Noon • B, L
July 8 – 12 or July 22 – 26
Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook

Little Scientists

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Make slime, erupt a volcano, build a tower and have fun with experiments that inspire scientific curiosity.

Monday – Friday, July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – Noon • B, L
Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook


Entering Grades 1 & 2

Cold-Blooded Critter Camp

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Become a junior herpetologist as you learn about the frogs, toads, snakes and turtles that live in our area.

Monday – Friday, Aug. 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – Noon
Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn

Green Thumbs

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Dig in the dirt, discover how plants grow, search for flowers and grow your own pizza garden.

Monday – Friday, June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – Noon • B, L
Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook

Grossology

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Learn why things are sticky, squishy, stinky and slimy through fun science experiments and grossly cool investigations.

Monday – Friday, July 29 – Aug. 2 • 9 a.m. – Noon • B, L
Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook

Habitat Hunters

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Learn about plants and animals of woodlands, prairies and wetlands by exploring a new habitat each day.

Monday – Friday, July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – Noon • B, L
Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook

Insect Investigators

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Search for insects, study what makes them special, discover where they live and create a tiny bug playground.

Monday – Friday, July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – Noon • B, L
Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook

Nature Art

Nature Art

Paint, sculpt, draw and create using colors, textures, patterns and sounds in nature.

Monday – Friday, July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – Noon • B, L
Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook


Entering Grades 3 & 4

Camp FBW Rocks!

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Learn how rocks, minerals and fossils are formed; create glacial landscapes; and find pieces to add to your collection.

Monday – Friday, July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – Noon • B, L
Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook

Camping Adventures

Camping Adventures

Work as a team to set up and maintain a campsite and build a campfire. Try fishing, hiking and treasure hunting and then stack a delicious s’more!

Monday – Friday, July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – Noon • B, L
Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook

Critter Camp

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Hunt for tracks and clues, encounter live animals, and dig deeper into the lives of critters that call Fullersburg Woods home.

Monday – Friday, July 29 – Aug. 2 • 9 a.m. – Noon • B, L
Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook

Eco Explorers

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Investigate the outdoors like a naturalist using real tools to learn about aquatic animals, prairie flowers, woodland birds and ways you can help wildlife.

Monday – Friday, June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – Noon • B, L
Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook

Farmhands

Farmhands

Experience how kids lived in the 1890s with games and barnyard and farmhouse chores. Call Winfield Park District at 630-653-3881 for details and fees for supervised care before and after Farmhands and for Tuesday and Wednesday camps.

Monday, Thursday & Friday • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Starting June 10, 17 or 24 or July 8, 15, 22 or 29
Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago

NEW! Junior Ranger Camp

NEW! Junior Ranger Camp

Learn conservation and stewardship through nature play, crafts and outdoor games.

Monday – Friday • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. • B, A
July 8 – 12 • Herrick Lake in Wheaton
July 15 – 19 • Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook
$250 DuPage resident; $290 nonresident

Nature's Superpowers

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Join forces with nature’s superpowers — earth, wind, fire and water. Simulate an earthquake, build a wind-powered car, watch a glacier glide and learn how to build a fire.

Monday – Friday, July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – Noon • B, L
Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook

Time Travel Detectives

Time Travel Detectives

Spend each day exploring a different historic site, meeting characters from the past, solving puzzles, cracking codes and searching for clues to unravel a mystery and save the day!

Monday – Thursday, July 8 – 11 • 9 a.m. – Noon
Kline Creek Farm inWest Chicago
St. James Farm in Warrenville
Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook
Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton


Entering Grades 5 & 6

Archery Camp

Archery Camp

Get closer to the bullseye by learning safety techniques, practicing proper shooting and participating in friendly competitions and games.

Monday – Friday, July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – Noon
Blackwell in Warrenville

Farmhands

Farmhands

Experience how kids lived in the 1890s with games and barnyard and farmhouse chores. Call Winfield Park District at 630-653-3881 for details and fees for supervised care before and after Farmhands and for Tuesday and Wednesday camps.

Monday, Thursday & Friday • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Starting June 10, 17 or 24 or July 8, 15, 22 or 29
Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago

Horse Sense

Horse Sense

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.

Monday – Friday • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. • B, A
Starting June 3 or 17, July 8 or 22, or Aug. 5
Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton
$250 DuPage resident; $290 nonresident

Junior Keeper Camp

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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.

Monday – Friday • 9 a.m. – Noon
June 24 – 28 or July 22 – 26
Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn

Kayaking Camp

Kayaking Camp

Learn about safety, gear, paddling strokes, navigation and handling a kayak on lakes and rivers.

Monday – Friday, July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – Noon
Hidden Lake in Downers Grove

Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures

Climb to the treetops with skilled foresters, learn to shoot a bow and arrow, fish Salt Creek and try geocaching with GPS.

Monday – Friday, July 29 – Aug. 2 • 9 a.m. – Noon • B, L
Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook

Ranger Adventure Camp

Ranger Adventure Camp

Choose a camp location and try archery, boating, fishing and hiking while improving your team-building and wilderness-survival skills.

Monday – Friday • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. • B, A
June 17 – 21 or July 22 – 26 • Herrick Lake in Wheaton
June 24 – 28 or July 29 – Aug. 2 • Mayslake Peabody
Estate in Oak Brook
$250 DuPage resident; $290 nonresident


Entering Grades 7 & 8

Riding Sense

Riding Sense

Enjoy all the fun of Horse Sense camp with the wonders and challenges of a daily riding lesson with a Danada instructor.

Monday – Friday • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. • B, A
Starting June 10 or 24, July 15 or 29, or Aug. 12
Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton
$400 DuPage resident; $460 nonresident

Dirty Jobs

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Meet at different preserves to become a field scientist by helping with hands-on projects that protect local species and habitats. Be ready to get dirty.

Monday – Friday, June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – Noon
Blackwell in Warrenville
Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn

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