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nature camps

camp coyote

Peck Farm Park, 4038 Kaneville Road Geneva, IL | (630) 232-4542

DESCRIPTION: In this camp, kids will learn about nature and animals through hikes, games, crafts, stories, and hands-on exploration at Peck Farm Park.

AGES:  Grades PreK - 5


DATES:  M- F, June 7 - August 8 | 8:30am - 12pm OR 12:00pm - 3:30pm for most ages.

COST: $95 Resident, $125 NR per weekly session


nature camps at red oak

Red Oak Nature Center, 2343 S. River St, Batavia, IL

DESCRIPTION: Head outdoors and experience nature with a variety of programs for the entire family. The Batavia Park District partners with Red Oak Nature Center in Batavia to bring you opportunities to participate in nature programming, such as nature-themed story time, cave hikes, special earth-friendly events and more!

AGES:  Options for ages 2 - 13

DATES: Weekly Options June 6 - August 12, 2022

COST: Varies


nature discoverers camp

Delnor Woods Park, Rt 25 at Fulton Av St. Charles, IL

DESCRIPTION: A perfect camp for your little naturalist! Discover nature in the woods, fields and along the pond edge. Make simple crafts, play a variety of educational and fun games. Must be age 3 by January 1, 2022 and potty trained. Camp designed for children who have attended preschool. Drop off at Wing St. Entrance at Delnor Woods. 

AGES:  Ages 3 - 6 

DATES: M - F, June 13 - August 5, 2022 | 9:15am - 11:15am

COST: $90 Resident, $135 NR per weekly session

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pathfinder & Trailblazers camp series

Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Rd St. Charles, IL

DESCRIPTION: The great outdoors awaits adventure! Enjoy hikes, critter meet & greets and creative crafts that examine ecology in many different ways. Each week offers unique activities. Friday session meets at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve.

AGES:  Grades 1 - 2 or 3 - 5

DATES: M - F, June 6 - August 5 | 9am - 12pm

COST: $175 Resident, $225 NR per weekly session

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farm camp at primrose farm

Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Rd., St. Charles, IL

DESCRIPTION: Searching for a unique summer camp experience? This is it! Learn what it’s like to live on a farm. Start your day with chores, crafts, and games. Milk a cow, gather eggs from the chicken coop, and help farmers feed and clean up after the animals. Senior Ranchers will participate in both on-site and off-site activities, including visiting local parks, museums, and Otter Cove Aquatic Park.

AGES:  Ages 5 - 12

DATES: Monday-Friday, June 6 - August 5, 2022 | 8:30am - 3:30pm.

COST: $200 R / $250 NR

St. Charles

Junior farm camp at primrose farm

Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Rd., St. Charles, IL

DESCRIPTION: A unique camp for animal lovers! Learn about life on the farm. Start your day with simple and safe chores while meeting farm animals. Farmyard fun includes playing games, nature walks and exploration along with farm-themed activities. Enjoy a snack grown in the kitchen garden, too.

AGES:  Grades K - 2

DATES: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9am - 12pm

COST: $60 R / $90 NR

St. Charles

anderson humane summer critter camps

Gray Willow Farm, 5N949 Corron Road, Campton Hills, IL

DESCRIPTION: Do your kids need more time outdoors? Do they love animals? Would they enjoy learning about baby animals, what veterinarians do, or the birds who fly the skies above your home? Anderson Humane’s Summer Critter Camps will keep them engaged, learning, and far from bored this summer. Our fun team of animal experts would love to introduce your kids to different animals and the wonders of the world around them.

AGES:  Ages 6 - 12

DATES: Tuesdays - Thursdays, 9am - 1pm | June 14 - July 21, 2022

COST: $200 per week

campton hills

Happy Hooves Therapeutic Farm Summer Cam

Happy Hooves Therapeutic Farm, 40W145 Fabyan Parkway, Elburn, IL

DESCRIPTION: Camp includes animal learning segments, with grooming and holding animals, as well as fun crafts, outside fun and games, and riding horses! Fun in the sun as well as a great learning experience, and the chance to hang out with other children in a safe, fun environment (Please email us if you need a Scholarship).

AGES:  Ages. 6- 18

DATES: Monday-Thursday, 9:30am – 12:30pm | June 20 – June 23, June 27 – July 3, July 11 – July 15, and July 18 – July 21

COST: $345 per week. A $50 deposit required to hold registration.


kane forest district summer camps

Various locations throughout Kane County

DESCRIPTION: Explore woodland wonders, get your feet wet in local streams, and learn new skills during these five-day nature camps! Naturalists will lead hikes, activities, games and nature-based crafts based on a different nature theme each day. Summer camp is for two different age groups: (1) children ages 4-5 and (2) children entering grades 1st through 6th. Advance registration is required. Call 630-444-3190 or email to register. Detailed camp information will be provided upon registration.

AGES:  Grades 1 - 6

DATES: Monday - Friday, June 13 - July 29, 2022 from 9am - 12pm

COST: $145 per week

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Dupage forest district summer camps

Various locations throughout DuPage County, including Wayne and West Chicago

DESCRIPTION: 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!

AGES:  Grades 1 - 6

DATES: Varies

COST: $150 R / $175 NR per week

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