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2022 Summer Camps

Registration for our 2022 summer camps for kids and teens is now open for DuPage residents and opens March 1 for nonresidents. Kids can connect to nature with our 20-plus summer day 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!

Please note that Forest Preserve District mask requirements and recommendations align with current Illinois guidelines.

Unless noted, camps are five days Monday – Friday and are $150 for DuPage residents and $175 for nonresidents.

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

B   8 – 9 a.m.   $45 L   Noon – 12:30 p.m.   $15 A   3 (or 3:30) – 5:30 p.m.   $90

 

looking-glass= STEM camp

Questions? Call 630-933-7247

 

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Entering Grades 1 & 2

Grossology

Grossology looking-glass

Learn why things are sticky, squishy, stinky, and slimy through fun science experiments and grossly cool investigations. 15 campers max per session.
9 a.m. – Noon • B, L
June 13 – 17June 27 – July 1July 18 – 22Aug. 8 – 12
Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook

Insect Investigators 

Insect Investigators  looking-glass

Search for insects, discover where they live, and investigate what makes them so special. 15 campers max per session.
9 a.m. – Noon • B, L
June 20 – 24July 11 – 15July 25 – 29Aug. 15 – 19
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 follow “Leave No Trace” practices. Try your hand at fishing, hiking, and treasure hunting! 15 campers max per session.
9 a.m. – Noon • B, L
June 20 – 24July 11 – 15July 25 – 29Aug. 15 – 19
Fullersburg Woods, Oak Brook

Farmhands

Farmhands
Experience how kids lived in the 1890s with games, crafts, and chores. Make new friends while caring for the animals, playing in the woods, and learning old-fashioned string games. 16 campers max per session. Register for Prairie Kids to make it a full week of camp.
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. • B $30, A $70
Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays
Starting June 13 or 27July 11, 18 or 25
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.
9 a.m. – 3 pm • B, A
June 27 – July 1July 11 – 15
Herrick Lake, Wheaton

Nature’s Superpowers

Nature’s Superpowers  looking-glass

Join forces with nature’s superpowers — earth, wind, fire, gravity, and water. Simulate an earthquake, learn how to build a fire, and watch gravity in action with an egg drop experiment. 15 campers max per session.
9 a.m. – Noon • B, L
June 13 – 17June 27 – July 1July 18 – 22Aug. 8 – 12
Fullersburg Woods, Oak Brook

 

 

 




Prairie Kids

Prairie Kids
$100 DuPage resident; $150 nonresident

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.
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. • B $20, A $45
Tuesdays & Wednesdays
June 14 & 15June 28 & 29July 12 & 13July 19 & 20July 26 & 27
St. James Farm, Warrenville


Entering Grades 5 & 6

Archery Camp

Archery Camp
Get closer to the bullseye by learning about safety, practicing proper shooting techniques, and participating in friendly competitions and games. 20 campers max per session.
9 a.m. – Noon
July 11 – 15
Blackwell, Warrenville

Farmhands

Farmhands
Experience how kids lived in the 1890s with games, crafts, and chores. Make new friends while caring for the animals, playing in the woods, and learning old-fashioned string games. 8 campers max per session. Register for Prairie Kids to make it a full week of camp.
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. • B $30, A $70
Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays
Starting June 13 or 27July 11, 18 or 25
Kline Creek Farm, West Chicago

Horse Sense

Horse Sense  looking-glass
$250 DuPage resident; $290 nonresident
Explore animals up close and learn what they eat, how they survive and where they live. Enjoy hands-on experiences with horses and the daily activities of a working barn as well as lead-line rides on the horses, stable chores, games, crafts and Friday Family Day.
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. • B, A
May 30 – June 3June 13 – 17June 27 – July 1July 18 – 22Aug. 1 – 5
Danada Equestrian Center, Wheaton

 

Junior Keeper Camp

Junior Keeper Camp looking-glass

Learn what it takes to be a wildlife keeper as you go behind the scenes to help prepare food, clean, and care for Willowbrook’s ambassador animals. 10 campers max per session.
9 a.m. – Noon
June 13 – 17July 11 – 15Aug. 1 – 5

Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn



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.
9 a.m. – Noon
June 27 – July 1
Hidden Lake, Downers Grove

 

Prairie Kids

Prairie Kids
$100 DuPage resident; $150 nonresident
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.
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. • B $20, A $45
Tuesdays & Wednesdays
June 14 & 15June 28 & 29July 12 & 13July 19 & 20July 26 & 27
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, A
June 13 – 17June 20 – 24July 18 – 22July 25 – 29
Herrick Lake, Wheaton


Entering Grades 7 & 8

Junior Keeper Camp

Junior Keeper Camp looking-glass

Learn what it takes to be a wildlife keeper as you go behind the scenes to help prepare food, clean, and care for Willowbrook’s ambassador animals. 10 campers max per session. Register for Junior Rehab Keeper Camp to make it a full day.
9 a.m. – Noon • L
June 20 – 24July 18 – 22Aug. 8 – 12
Willowbrook Wildlife Center,  Glen Ellyn

NEW! Junior Rehab Keeper Camp

NEW! Junior Rehab Keeper Camp
Learn what it takes to be a wildlife keeper as you go behind the scenes to help prepare food, clean, and care for wildlife undergoing rehabilitation at Willowbrook. 10 campers max per session. Register for Junior Keeper Camp to make it a full day.
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
June 20 – 24July 18 – 22Aug. 8 – 12
Willowbrook Wildlife Center, Glen Ellyn

Riding Sense

Riding Sense  looking-glass
$400 DuPage resident; $460 nonresident
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.
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. • B, A
June 6 – 10June 20 – 24July 11 – 15July 25 – 29Aug. 8 – 12
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 January 1 for DuPage residents and February 1 for nonresidents.