- Resident registration begins at 9am on April 26.
- Non-resident registration begins at 9am on May 3.
Cancellation/refund requests must be made the Monday prior to a camp session beginning (one week prior) in order to qualify for a full refund. Any requests made after that time will only be granted a refund if the spot is filled by a waitlisted participant or if accompanied by a doctor's note due to a medical reason. Notifications on the status of a refund request will be made by the Thursday prior to the start of camp.
Counselor in Training (C.I.T.) Program: Adventure Camp
June 12-23 and Aug. 2-13 | Ages 12-15
Location: Lincoln Center
Do you dream of one day becoming a camp counselor? This hands-on program will provide you with the skills needed to be an effective leader when working with children. C.I.T.'s will work directly with camp staff by assisting with daily activities at Adventure Camp. This is a truly rewarding experience for young adults interested in working with children and serving as a role model. Fee includes T-shirt, all field trips and hands-on training.
NEW! COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (C.I.T.) PROGRAM: early childhood
June 21-July 2, June 22-July 1, July 19-30 and July 20-31 | Ages 12-15
Location: Lincoln Center
Do you dream of one day becoming a camp counselor? This hands-on program will provide you with the skills needed to be an effective leader when working with children. C.I.T.s will work directly with camp staff by assisting with daily activities at Exploration Station or Pee Wee Camps at the Lincoln Center. This is a truly rewarding experience for young adults interested in working with children and serving as a role model.
teen wilderness explorers
June 14-Aug. 20 | Entering Grades 6-8
Location: Gilbert Park
Are you an outdoorsy person? Do you want to spend your summer exploring amazing natural spaces in the Chicago region and learn a thing or two about giving back to the environment? If so, then join our Teen Wilderness Explorers, where you will voyage and volunteer! Two days a week we will explore the wild areas around our base camp at Gilbert Park/Maple Grove Forest Preserve; two days we will check out another park in the Downers Grove Park District and practice ecological restoration; one day a week we will go on a fun field trip to a natural area in the Chicago region! Drop off and pick up will occur at Lyman Woods each day. Participants will be transported by Lyman Woods Staff to Gilbert Park (two days a week), other park sites (two days a week), or a larger wilderness area for Wednesday's field trip. Camp fee includes camp T-shirt. Participants are responsible for bringing their own lunch and mid-camp snack. For the week of July 6 to 9, camp will not meet on Monday. Price for that week includes fee for kayak rental.