Kids Camps

Each summer, the Forest Preserve District offers a variety of four- or five-day camps for kids ages 4 to 14. Read through the descriptions below to find one that fits your child’s interests and schedule.

Camp FBW

Children learn about nature art, camping and ecosystems through projects, hands-on experiences and exploration in a variety of half-day camps that may be combined for full-day adventures.

Ages and Dates Session 1     June 23 - 26  
Ages 4 - 6 Habitat Hunters 1
Habitat Hunters 2
Lil' Campers
9:30 a.m. - noonFULL
12:30 - 3 p.m.FULL
12:30 - 3 p.m.FULL 
 
Ages 7 - 9 Critter Camp
Feathered Frenzy
9:30 a.m. - noonFULL
9:30 a.m. - noonFULL 
 
 Camping Adventures12:30 - 3 p.m.FULL  
     
Session 2July 7 - 10  
Ages 4 - 6 Bugtastic
Petite Artists
9:30 a.m. - noonFULL
9:30 a.m. - noon FULL 
 
 Plant Power    12:30 - 3 p.m.FULL 
Ages 7 - 9 Eco Explore
Camp FBW Rocks!
9:30 a.m - noonFULL
12:30 - 3 p.m.FULL 
 
 Ages 10 - 12Outdoor Adventures12:30 - 3 p.m.FULL 
    
Location Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center in Oak Brook
   
Fees
 
 
 
 
 
 
Per child per half-day session
DuPage residentsBefore March 15
March 15 or later
$95
$110
    
NonresidentsBefore March 15
March 15 or later
$120
$135
    
Optional lunch for all-day campers$10 per child
   
To Register Download the camp registration form here or to have a form mailed to you, call Fullersburg Woods at (630) 850-8110.

 


 

Horse Sense

Campers will enjoy this hands-on experience with horses, which will include an introduction to the day-to-day activities and experiences of a working barn. This well-rounded program also includes arts and crafts, games, and supervised lead-line rides.

Ages 10 - 14  
    
Dates Session 1 (14-1-HS)
Session 3 (14-3-HS)
Session 5 (14-5-HS)
Session 7 (14-7-HS)
Session 9 (14-9-HS)
June 2 - 6 CANCELLED
June 16 - 20 FULL*
July 7 - 11 FULL*
July 21 - 25 FULL*
Aug. 4 - 8 FULL* 
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  *waitlist only 
Location Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton 
    
Fees Per sessionDuPage residents
Nonresident
$203
$232
    
To Register  Download the camp registration form here or to have a form mailed to you, call Danada at (630) 668-6012.
 
 

 


 

Riding Sense

Campers discover all the fun of “Horse Sense” plus the wonders and challenges of a riding program. This camp includes the grooming and bathing of horses, hayrides, arts and crafts, and a one-hour daily riding lesson.

Ages 12 - 14  
    
Dates Session 2 (14-2-RS)
Session 4 (14-4-RS)
Session 6 (14-6-RS)
Session 8 (14-8-RS)
Session 10 (14-10-RS)
June 9 - 13FULL*
June 23 - 27 FULL*
July 14 - 18 FULL*
July 28 - Aug. 1FULL*
Aug. 11 - 15FULL* 
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  *waitlist only 
Location Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton 
    
Fees Per sessionDuPage residents
Nonresident
$342
$376
    
To Register  

 


 

Kline Creek Farmhands

Kids experience life on an 1890s farm, including chores, domestic activities and games.

Ages 7 - 12  
      
Dates Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5
Session 6
Session 7
June 9, 12 and 13FULL
June 16, 19 and 20 FULL
June 23, 26 and 27FULL
July 7, 10 and 11FULL
July 14, 17 and 18FULL
July 21, 24 and 25FULL
July 28 and 31 and Aug. 1 FULL
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
     
Location Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago
     
Fees Per sessionDuPage residents
Nonresidents
$100
$125
     
To Register 

Download the camp registration form here or to have a form mailed to you, call Kline Creek Farm at (630) 876-5900.

Click here for the 2014 Kline Creek Farm Farmhands Scholarship Application.

 


 

Wild by Nature

Children discover the natural history of DuPage County through safe exploration and play in wild places. The final two days of the program include an overnight campout.

Ages 9 - 12  
     
Dates Session 1
Session 2    
June 23 - 26FULL
July 28 - 31FULL 
 
    
Locations Willowbrook Wildlife Center
in Glen Ellyn
Monday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
 Blackwell Forest Preserve
in Warrenville
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
 Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve
in Darien
Wednesday 9 a.m. - Thursday 9 a.m. 
     
Fees Per sessionDuPage residents
Nonresidents
$100
$125
     
To Register Download the camp registration form here or to have a form mailed to you, call Willowbrook at (630) 942-6200.

 


 

Wildlife Explorers

Children learn about the environment and how they are part of nature. Each day features games, activities and stories. The last day includes a cookout.

Ages 6 - 8  
     
Dates Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
June 16 - 19
July 14 - 17
Aug. 4 - 7
 
     
Locations Willowbrook Wildlife Center
in Glen Ellyn
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9 a.m. - noon 
 Herrick Lake Forest Preserve
in Wheaton
Thursday 9 a.m. - noon 
     
Fees Per sessionDuPage residents
Nonresidents
$100
$125
     
To Register Download the camp registration form here or to have a form mailed to you, call Willowbrook at (630) 942-6200.

 

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