Kids Camps

The Forest Preserve District offers a variety of four- or five-day camps for kids ages 4 to 14 each summer. Read through our camp descriptions to find one that fits your child’s interests. 

Camp FBW

Ages 4 – 12
Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center in Oak Brook

Learn about nature art, camping and ecosystems through projects and hands-on exploration in half-day camps you can combine into full-day adventures. $105 for DuPage residents per half-day session; $130 for nonresidents through March 15. After March 15, cost is $120 for DuPage residents and $145 for nonresidents. For details, call (630) 850-8110.

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Horse Sense

Ages 10 – 14
Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton

Enjoy hands-on experiences with horses and the daily activities of a working barn plus crafts, games and supervised lead-line rides. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily. $220 per DuPage resident per session; $250 per nonresident. For details, call (630) 668-6012. 

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Riding Sense

Ages 12 – 14
Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton

Enjoy all of the fun of “Horse Sense” plus a daily one-hour riding lesson. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily. $360 per DuPage resident per session; $395 per nonresident. For details, call (630) 668-6012.

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Kline Creek Farmhands

Ages 7 – 12
Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago

Experience life on an 1890s farm, including chores and games. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily. $100 per DuPage resident per session; $125 per nonresident. For details, call (630) 876-5900.

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Ranger Adventure Camp

Ages 9 - 12
Herrick Lake Forest Preserve in Wheaton

Learn what it takes to be a ranger, and develop your archery, fishing, boating and wilderness-survival skills. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily. $200 DuPage resident per session; $250 nonresident. For details, call (630) 933-7248.

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Wild by Nature

Ages 9 – 12
Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn
Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville
Greene Valley Forest Preserve in Naperville
Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve in Darien

Discover natural history through safe exploration and play in wild places. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily. Monday at Willowbrook, Tuesday at Blackwell, Wednesday at Greene Valley and Thursday at Waterfall Glen. $100 per DuPage resident per session; $125 per nonresident. For details, call (630) 942-6200.

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Wildlife Explorers

Ages 6 – 8
Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn
Herrick Lake Forest Preserve in Wheaton

Learn how you’re part of nature through games, activities and stories. 9 a.m. – noon on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Willowbrook. 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Thursday for a cookout at Herrick Lake. $100 per DuPage resident; $125 per nonresident. For details, call (630) 942-6200.

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