Summer Youth Programs

News About Summer Camp 2021

We are excited to be able to offer In-person nature and golf programs and Camps in a Bag this summer!

 

Covid Guidelines for In-person Programs

We are excited to offer limited in-person outdoor programs! The health and safety of our staff and participants are our first priorities.

Our staff takes everyone’s safety seriously and we have planned activities and procedures that follow current safety recommendations from the CDC and IDPH.  By signing up for in-person programs, guardians/participants are expected to follow the guidelines developed by CCFPD. More details are provided in the Covid Guidelines and Waiver for In-person Programs document. We appreciate your help in keeping everyone safe by following these guidelines.

 

In-Person Camps

June 2, 9:30-11am

Nature Explorers Preschool Program

Homer Lake, Salt Fork Center

This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and one parent/guardian. Join a naturalist at the preserves to explore the outdoors. We will start the program by reading the Bugliest Bug by Carol Diggery Shields. We will then do hands-on activities and a hike. Parent/guardian is required to attend with their children.

http://apm.activecommunities.com/ccfpd/Activity_Search/1281

 

June 9, 9:30-11am

Nature Explorers Preschool Program

Lake of the Woods, Elks Lake Pavilion

This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and one parent/guardian. Join a naturalist at the preserves to explore the outdoors. We will start the program by reading the Feathers for Lunch by Lois Ehlert. We will then do hands-on activities and a hike.

http://apm.activecommunities.com/ccfpd/Activity_Search/1282

 

June 16, 10:00am-12:00pm

Wilderness Explorers

Salt Fork Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve

Ages 8-11 (appropriate for children that have completed 3rd-5th grade)

Investigate nature through woodland expeditions, scavenger hunts, and games! We'll hike and explore our way through the preserve.

http://apm.activecommunities.com/ccfpd/Activity_Search/1283

 

June 23, 10:00am-12:00pm

Wilderness Explorers

Elks Lake Pavilion, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve

Ages 8-11 (appropriate for children that have completed 3rd-5th grade)

Investigate nature through woodland expeditions, scavenger hunts, and games! We'll hike and explore our way through the preserve.

http://apm.activecommunities.com/ccfpd/Activity_Search/1284

 

July 7, 10:00am-12:00pm

Wilderness Explorers

Activity Center, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve

Ages 8-11 (appropriate for children that have completed 3rd-5th grade)

Investigate nature through woodland expeditions, scavenger hunts, and games! We'll hike and explore our way through the preserve.

http://apm.activecommunities.com/ccfpd/Activity_Search/1285

 

July 14, 10:00am-12:00pm

Wilderness Explorers

Salt Fork Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve

Ages 6-8 (appropriate for children that have completed K-2nd grade)

Investigate nature through woodland expeditions, scavenger hunts, and games! We'll hike and explore our way through the preserve.

http://apm.activecommunities.com/ccfpd/Activity_Search/1286

 

July 21, 10:00am-12:00pm

Wilderness Explorers

Elks Lake Pavilion, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve

Ages 6-8 (appropriate for children that have completed K-2nd grade)

Investigate nature through woodland expeditions, scavenger hunts, and games! We'll hike and explore our way through the preserve.

http://apm.activecommunities.com/ccfpd/Activity_Search/1287

 

July 28, 10:00am-12:00pm

Wilderness Explorers

Activity Center, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve

Ages 6-8 (appropriate for children that have completed K-2nd grade)

Investigate nature through woodland expeditions, scavenger hunts, and games! We'll hike and explore our way through the preserve.

http://apm.activecommunities.com/ccfpd/Activity_Search/1288

 

For more information on the in-person camps, please contact Stacey at sclementz@ccfpd.org or 217-896-2455. 

 

Junior Golf Camp

The Junior Golf Camp is designed for ages 10-17 and is a more hands on and in-depth teaching of the game of golf, its rules, and proper etiquette. Limited to the first 25 paid participants.

Dates: July 12-15
Cost: $100 per Junior
Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

 To register please contact: 217-586-2183 or lakeshop@ccfpd.org. 


Camps in a Bag

Garden Camp in a Bag

Ages 5-11, $10.00 per bag

Do you love to dig around in the dirt, watch things grow and make nature crafts? Then this Camp in a Bag is for you! In this Camp in a Bag you will find seeds, materials to make a potpourri cabin craft, plant coloring cards, materials to make a bug craft ring, a sun catcher nature craft and plant markers you create! Instructional videos will be broadcast on Facebook the week after bag pick up.

http://apm.activecommunities.com/ccfpd/Activity_Search/1315

Campers will pick up Camp in a Bag the week of June 1-June 4, between 1-5pm at Museum of the Grand Prairie or at Homer Lake Interpretive Center. Campers will be emailed to determine their preferred pick up site.  Accompanying instructional videos will stream on Facebook, June 7- June 10.

 

Nifty Needlecrafts: Camp in Bag

Ages 5-11, $10.00 per bag

Get your Nifty Needlecraft Camp in a Bag, and learn crafts from the past with a modern twist! In this camp in bag you will have materials to make a 9 patch quilt square, a weaving activity, materials to dye wool--as well as everything you need to make a simple embroidery piece! Instructional videos will be broadcast on Facebook the week after bag pick up.

http://apm.activecommunities.com/ccfpd/Activity_Search/1317

Campers will pick up Camp in a Bag the week of June 15-June18, between 1-5pm at Museum of the Grand Prairie or at Homer Lake Interpretive Center. Campers will be emailed to determine their preferred pick up site.  Accompanying instructional videos will stream on Facebook, June 21- June 24.

 

Boredom Busters for Mischievous Kids: Camp in a Bag

Ages 5-11, $10.00 per bag

Do you wish your kids had lots of fun things to make and do that don’t involve screen time this summer, but you don’t have time to gather all the materials yourself? This Camp in a Bag might be just what you are looking for! In this bag you will find materials to grow crystals, create a garden from food scraps, do coin tricks, fold a water bomb, make lightning in your mouth and more! Instructional videos will be broadcast on Facebook the week after bag pick up.

http://apm.activecommunities.com/ccfpd/Activity_Search/1318

Campers will pick up Camp in a Bag the week of July 6-July 9 between 1-5pm at Museum of the Grand Prairie or at Homer Lake Interpretive Center. Campers will be emailed to determine their preferred pick up site.  Accompanying instructional videos will stream on Facebook, July 12-July15

 

For more information on camps in a bag contact Katie at ksnyder@ccfpd.org or 217-586-3360.