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Camps

Eco-Trekker Camp

Students entering kindergarten in fall 2019


Discover the wonder and awe of the natural world through the magic of literature! Each day campers gather for a nature story and trek outside to participate in games, activities and crafts that bring the story to life.

Monday-Friday
9:00-11:45 a.m.

July 8 - 12
(limited to 15 campers)

Members: $250
Non-members*: $315


Member Registration opens 1/2


MEMBER REGISTRATION ONLY:

Session I:

Eco-Discovery Camp

Students entering 1st or 2nd grade in fall 2019


Focus on a new sense each day to discover a fresh perspective on our habitats! There's something for everyone to invesitigate through crafts, nature play and plenty of exploration.

Monday-Friday
12:15-3:00 p.m.


July 8 - 12
(limited to 15 campers)

Members: $250
Non-members*: $315


Member Registration opens 1/2


MEMBER REGISTRATION ONLY:

Session I:

Eco-Camps

Campers entering 3rd or 4th grade in fall 2018


Using an old map to guide them, campers will explore a different Lake Forest ecosystem each day. Through nature hikes, games and crafts, campers become immersed in the prairie, wetland, savanna, forest, lakeshore and more. After each exploration, campers get their "passports" stamped and makr their discoveries on the map. Campers will have so much fun they won't even realize they're learning!

Monday-Friday
9:00-3:00 p.m.
 

Session I: June 11th - 22nd
Session II: July 9th - 20th
(limited to 13 campers per session)

Members: $700
Non-members*: $765


MEMBER REGISTRATION ONLY:

Session I:

FULL (email to be put on the waitlist)
 

Session II:

FULL (email to be put on the waitlist)
 

Eco-Explorer Camp

Students entering 3rd or 4th grade in fall 2019


Explore the treasures of our Lake Forest ecosystems! Become immersed in the wide variety of habitats we have at our doorstep through nature hikes, games and science exploration.

Monday-Friday
9:00-3:00 p.m.
 

Session I: June 17 - 28
Session II: July 15 - 26
(limited to 13 campers per session)

Members: $700
Non-members*: $765


Member Registration opens 1/2


MEMBER REGISTRATION ONLY:

Eco-Adventure Camp

Students entering 5th or 6th grade fall 2019


In canoes, on bicycles and by foot, our adventures take campers beyond the borders of our preserves while building outdoor leadrship skills. A camp-out under the stars caps this passport to adventure!

Monday-Friday
9:00-3:00 p.m.


Session I: June 17 - 28
Session II: July 15 - 26
(limited to 13 campers per session)


Members: $765
Non-members*: $830


Member Registration opens 1/2


MEMBER REGISTRATION ONLY:

Eco-Camps

Campers entering 8th grade fall 2017


Our most cumulative summer experience for 8th graders is not to be missed! Outdoor adventures will be kicked up a notch as campers travel beyond the borders of Lake Forest to study hidden environmental gems, such as the Indiana Dunes and Nippersink River. A variety of activites like canoeing, rock climbing and art projects will allow campers to develop their own individual connection to the land. A two-night camping trip to Devil's Lake as well as some extended days will allow for maximum exploration.

Monday-Friday
9:00-3:00 p.m.


July 10th - 21st
(limited to 13 campers)


Members: $850
Non-members*: $915


MEMBER REGISTRATION ONLY:

CANCELLED

Camp Refund Policy for 2019

Camp Refund Policy: Refunds requested by or on April 20, 2019 will be granted less a $30 service charge.
After April 20, 2019 a full refund less a cancellation fee of 20% of the total camp fee is granted through May 10, 2020. Between May 11 and May 25 a full refund less a cancellation fee of 50% is granted.
ALL REFUNDS MUST BE REQUESTED BY 5:00 p.m. ON LISTED DATES ABOVE.
NO REFUNDS ARE GRANTED AFTER MAY 25, 2019.

MEMBERSHIPS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
 
Camp Cancellation Policy: Camps will be cancelled one month before start date if enrollment is not met.

Camp Refund Policy: Refunds requested by or on April 19, 2020 will be granted less a $30 service charge.
After April 19, 2020 a full refund less a cancellation fee of 20% of the total camp fee is granted through May 10, 2020. Between May 11 and May 24 a full refund less a cancellation fee of 50% is granted.
ALL REFUNDS MUST BE REQUESTED BY 5:00 p.m. ON LISTED DATES ABOVE.
NO REFUNDS ARE GRANTED AFTER MAY 24, 2019.

Camp Deposit Policy: Failure to remit remaining balance on or before due date is subject to removal from camp registration. Any balance due and owing after fees deducted from Refund Policy will be remitted to registrant.

MEMBERSHIPS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
 
Camp Cancellation Policy: Camps will be cancelled one month before start date if enrollment is not met.

Fri, Jan 25, 2019

Friday, January 25 | 7:00 p.m.
Feature length documentary with filmmaker in attendance

Saturday, January 26
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. |
Family Orientated Short Films
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Adrenaline Short Films
7:00 - 9:15 p.m. | Best of the Fest Short Films
2:30 - 7:00 p.m. | Outdoor Expo

Back for its 3rd annual visit to Gorton Community Center's John & Nancy Hughes Theater is Mountainfilm! One of the longest running film festivals in America, this adventurous, conservation-driven festival brings leading documentary films from around the world to its audiences. Enriched by an interactive discussion-based format, this will engage and excite environmental enthusiasts!

In parntership with 
Gorton Community Center
400 East Illinois Road
Lake Forest

 

Tickets:
Festival Pass (good for all 3 days): $32/per person
January 26-27: $15/adult, $10/student (in advance) | $18 at the door

January 28: $8 per person | $20 per family of 4

Tue, Jan 29, 2019

Lake Forest Library
Tuesday, January 29
7:00 - 8:30 p.m
.
FREE OF CHARGE;
Registration is required at lakeforestlibrary.org/events

For over fifty years, Lake Forest Open Lands Association has led the community's protection and stewardship of our ecologically and culturally significant land. Lake Forest Open Lands' president John Sentell recaps the orgranization's evolution and describes its current programs and projects, including the restoration of McCormick Ravine. Join us to learn how we are treating our land and acting toward our air and water, and how you can take advantage of what we have to offer.

Registration FULL

Photo Policy

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Wed, Jan 30, 2019

GREAT LAKES WATER WARS

Wednesday, January 30
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Gorton Community Center
400 E. Illinois Road
Lake Forest​


Peter Annin, Director of the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin and author.

  REGISTER
Refund Policy | Photo Policy

For more than a century, the Great Lakes have been the target of controversial water diversion schemes, most recently with the highly publicized and polorizing FoxxCon deal. Join Peter Annin, author of The Great Lake Water Wars, the definitive work on the Great Lakes water diversion controversy for an evening discussion to explore this and other battles to protect our precious water resource.

This series is offered FREE OF CHARGE thanks to funding support from the Illinois DNR's Coastal Management Program.