Camps

Eco-Trekker Camp

Campers ages 4 and 5


Lake Forest Open Lands present this special camp for four and five year old children. This week-long camp will be filled with story telling, nature treks and magical moments.

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

Session I: July 17th - 21st
Session II: July 24th - 28th
(limited to 12 campers)

Members: $225
Non-members*: $290


MEMBER REGISTRATION ONLY:

Session I:

FULL (email to be put on the waitlist)
 

Session II:

FULL (email to be put on the waitlist)
 

Eco-Discovery Camp

Campers entering 1st or 2nd grade in fall 2017


Each day campers will search for a hidden treasure chest containing clues to the day's activities. They will then set out on an adventure to discover and explore the natural treasures around them through art, music, games and getting their hands dirty!

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

Session I: June 12th - 16th
Session II: July 10th - 14th
(limited to 12 campers)

Members: $225
Non-members*: $290


MEMBER REGISTRATION ONLY:

Session I:

FULL (email to be added to waitlist)

Session II:

FULL (email to be added to waitlist)

 

Eco-Explorer Camp

Campers entering 3rd grade in fall 2017


Using an old map to guide them, campers will explore a different ecosystem each day. Through hands-on activities, nature exploration, games and crafts, campers learn about and become immersed in the prairie, wetland, savanna, forest, lakeshore and more. At the end of each day campers get their "passports" stamped and mark their discoveries on the map. A trip to Lincoln Park Zoo rounds out the experience.

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

June 19th - June 30th
(limited to 13 campers)

Members: $650
Non-members*: $715


MEMBER REGISTRATION ONLY:

Eco-Adventure Camp

Campers entering 4th and 5th grade fall 2017


This treasured summer camp is the signature of Lake Forest Open Lands' education programming. Through three fun-filled weeks, campers explore the wild places of Lake Forest in canoes, kayaksm on bicycles and by foot. Participants learn wilderness and team building skills through positive outdoor experiences. Field trips and an overnight campout complete the experience.

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

Session I: June 12th - June 30th
Session II: July 10th - 28th
(limited to 20 campers per session)


Members: $875
Non-members*: $940


MEMBER REGISTRATION ONLY:

Session I:

FULL (email to be added to waitlist)

Session II:

FULL (email to be added to waitlist)

Eco-Expedition Camp

Campers entering 6th and 7th grade fall 2017


This 6th and 7th grade summer experience is for kids with a love of nature and a sense of adventure. This camp's expeditions will take campers beyond the borders of our preserves to explore our region while building outdoor leadership skills. Campers will learn survival skills and work as a team on kayak and bike trips. This camp culminates in a three-day, two-night camping trip.

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

Session I: June 12th - June 23rd
Session II: July 24th - August 4th
(limited to 13 campers per session)


Members: $775
Non-members*: $840


MEMBER REGISTRATION ONLY:

Session I:

FULL (email to be added to waitlist)

Session II:

FULL (email to be added to waitlist)

Eco-Odyssey Camp

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:

Camp Refund Policy for 2017

Camp Refund Policy: Camp refunds requested by April 21, 2017 will be granted less a $30 service charge. After April 21, 2017 a full refund less a cancellation fee of 20% of the total camp fee is granted through May 12, 2017. Between May 13th and May 26th 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 26, 2017. 

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