summer Camps

Wildlife Camps

Cold-Blooded Critter Camp

Ages: 6–8
Fee: $120 per DuPage resident, $140 non-resident
Where: Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn
When: Monday–Thursday, Aug. 7–10, 9 a.m.–Noon
Description: Become a junior herpetologist as you learn about the frogs, toads, snakes and turtles that live in our area.

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Wildlife Explorers

Ages: 6–8
Fee: $120 per DuPage resident, $140 non-resident
Where: Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn
When: Monday–Thursday, June 19–22, 9 a.m.–Noon
Description: Join an adventure filled with birds, snakes and bugs that includes lunch on Thursday around the campfire.
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Animals That Fly

Ages: 7–9
Fee: $120 per DuPage resident, $140 non-resident
Where: Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center in Oak Brook
When: Monday–Thursday, July 24–27, 12:30–3 p.m.
Description: Compare techniques and types of animal flight as you learn about birds, bats and bugs through games and projects.

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Adventure Camps

Ranger Adventure Camp

Ages: 9–12
Fee: $250 per DuPage resident, $290 non-resident
Where: Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook or Herrick Lake Forest Preserve in Wheaton
When: Monday–Friday starting June 19 or 26 or July 10, 17, 24 or 31
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Description: Choose your preferred camp location. Try archery, boating, fishing and hiking while improving your team-building and wilderness-survival skills.

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Choo-Choo and Nature, Too

Ages: 4–6
Fee: $120 per DuPage resident, $140 non-resident
Where: St. James Farm in Warrenville
When: Monday–Thursday, June 19–22, 9 a.m.–Noon

Description: Enjoy hikes, adventures and activities aboard a caboose while learning how we’re all part of nature.

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Equestrian & Farm Camps

Horse Sense

Ages: 10–14
Fee: $250 per DuPage resident, $290 non-resident
Where: Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton
When: Monday–Friday starting June 5 or 19, July 10 or 24, or Aug. 7
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Description: 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.
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Riding Sense

Ages: 12–14
Fee: $400 per DuPage resident, $460 non-resident
Where: Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton
When: Monday–Friday starting June 12 or 26, July 17 or 31, or Aug. 14
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Description: Enjoy all the fun of Horse Sense with the wonders and challenges of daily riding instruction.

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Farmhands

Ages: 7–12
Fee: $150 per DuPage resident, $175 non-resident
Where: Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago
When: Monday, Thursday and Friday starting June 12, 19 or 26 or July 10, 17, 24 or 31, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Description: Experience how kids lived over a century ago through 1890s games and barnyard and farmhouse chores.

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Art Camps

Creativity Camp

Ages: 9–12
Fee: $150 per DuPage resident, $175 non-resident
Where: Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook
When: Monday–Friday, July 10–14, 9 a.m.–Noon or 1–4 p.m.
Description: Explore your creativity through writing, drawing and painting, or both!

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Petite Artists

Ages: 4–6
Fee: $120 per DuPage resident, $140 non-resident
Where: Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center in Oak Brook
When: Monday–Thursday, June 26–29, 9:30 a.m.–Noon
Description: Create nature art projects using colors, textures, patterns and sounds.

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Science Camps

Camp FBW Rocks!

Ages: 7–9
Fee: $120 per DuPage resident, $140 non-resident
Where: Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center in Oak Brook
When: Monday–Thursday, July 24–27, 9:30 a.m.–Noon
Description: Learn how rocks, minerals and fossils are formed; create glacial landscapes; and find pieces to add to your collection.

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Little Scientists

Ages: 4–6
Fee: $120 per DuPage resident $140 non-resident
Where: Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center in Oak Brook
When: Monday–Thursday, July 10–13, 9:30 a.m.–Noon
Description: Make slime, erupt a volcano, build a tower and have fun with experiments that will inspire scientific curiosity.

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