OVERNIGHT ADVENTURES AT LYMAN WOODS
Bring your group to Lyman Woods for a fun-filled camping experience!
Whether you're a Scout group, a youth group, a birthday party, school, camp, or just a large family, Lyman Woods is the perfect place to go camping! You can simply rent the space and bring your own food and activities, or let the staff at Lyman Woods plan a whole evening of fun for you! Choose from camping outside, or having a sleepover in the Interpretive Center! Our Overnight Adventures last from 6pm on Friday or Saturday to 8am the next morning.
This is a 1.5 hour long program led by one of our trained Lyman Woods instructors. Activity program topics can include:
- Nature at Night
- Scout Badge (inquire about badges offered)
- Frogs (seasonal)
What is provided?
We will provide the space to set up tents, access to flush bathrooms, and a staff member to stay on site the whole night for your piece of mind and any questions that arise during your stay. Depending on the extras chosen, we may provide a dinner (hot dogs, buns, condiments, chips, and water), s'mores snack, an hour night hike or badge program, and a light breakfast in the morning (donuts, muffins, fruit, and juice).
New! Tent Rentals Available!
|Size of Tent||Fee|
What do I bring?
As a group, you are responsible for bringing your own tents unless using our rental tent, sleeping bags, camp mats, toiletries, food (if not chosen as an extra), games, etc. Please note that you will not have access to the campfire unless the extra is purchased. We do not allow patrons to use the campfire and wood without a staff member tending it.
Lyman Woods is jointly owned by the Downers Grove Park District, Village of Downers Grove, and the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. We are categorized as a Nature Preserve and as such certain rules apply to our visitors and those staying on our grounds overnight:
- Be respectful of nature - this includes not picking plants or flowers or walking off trail.
- Do not take anything you find at Lyman Woods home with you or bring plants or animals to release here.
- No pets allowed.
- Campers are responsible for putting their garbage in the required receptacles.
- Camp only in the designated spot shown to you by a Lyman Woods staff member.
- The campfire is only to be used if purchased and operated by a Lyman Woods staff member.
- There is a 10pm curfew and lights out.
|Basic Overnight (Up to 20 guests)||$325|
|Additional Guests (Over 20 guests)||$15|
|Activity Program (1.5 hours, up to 15 children*)||$105|
|Additional Child for Activity Program (Over 15 children)||$7 each|
|30-minute Campfire & S'mores||$50|
|Lawn Games (Bags, Hula Hoops, Giant Jenga, Balls, etc)||$50|
|Dinner (Hot dogs, Chips, Drink)||$5 each (Min. 10)|
|Light Breakfast (Donuts or Muffins, Fruit, Juice)||$5 each (Min. 10)|
How to Register
We offer overnights on Friday and Saturday evenings. Dates will be released on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call Lyman Woods at 630.963.9388 or email email@example.com to inquire about availability. Please note in order to secure the date, we require the $325 Basic Overnight fee to be paid at the time of registration. Any extras can be added and paid for up to one week before the overnight. Due to supplies, we cannot guarantee extra choices will be available less than one week before the overnight.
For cancellations at least 7 days in advance, a refund of $225 will be granted. Cancellation less than 7 days in advance results in a forfeit of the full $325 reservation fee. If needed, overnights can be rescheduled and the fee can be transferred. Please note that we do not give refunds due to weather. If weather is inclement, the group will have the option to move indoors if possible. Our indoor space can comfortably accommodate 20 guests for sleeping.
scouts at lyman woods
Bring your Scout Troop to Lyman Woods for an unforgettable adventure!
With over 135 acres of natural habitats (including woodlands, wetlands, and prairie) and two and a half miles of trails, we offer scouts with year round opportunities to earn badges.
Fees and Scheduling
|1 hour||$7.50/scout; $60 minimum||$8.50/scout;$68 minimum|
|1.5 hours||$9.50/scout; $76 minimum||$10.50/scout; $84 minimum|
|2 hours||$11.50/scout; $92 minimum||$12.50/scout; $100 minimum|
|30 minute campfire with s'mores add on:||$50||Not available|
Specialty programs are available to any level and are a set length and fee:
|Snowshoeing||1 hour||$10/scout; $80 minimum (12 scout max.)|
|Fishing||1.5 hours||$11/scout; $88 minimum|
|Archery||2 hours||$12/scout; $96 minimum (16 max)|
|Team Building||2 hours||$12/scout; $96 minimum|
|Nature at Night||1.5 hours||$9/scout; $72 minimum (8 scout min.)|
|Camping/Overnight Adventure||6pm-8am||$325 base; additional fees apply for activities, dinner, breakfast, campfire, games|
If you are interested in scheduling a Scout program or would like more information, please contact Lyman Woods: (630) 963-9388 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girl Scout Badges Available
- Space Science Explorer
- Outdoor Art Maker
- Eco Learner
- Daisy Trail Adventure
- Clover Petal
- Rose Petal
- Buddy Camper
- Snow and Climbing Adventure
- Home Scientist
- Space Science Adventurer
- Outdoor Art Creator
- Eco Friend
- Outdoor Adventurer
- Brownie Trail Adventure
- Cabin Camper
- Household Elf
- Brownie First Aid
- Animal Habitats
- Space Science Investigator
- Outdoor Art Explorer
- Eco Camper
- Junior Trail Adventure
Outdoor Art Apprentice
Trailblazing (not the full badge)
Boy Scout Badges Available:
Ready, Set, Grow!
My Tiger Jungle
Sky is the Limit
Tigers in the Wild
Paws on the Path
Call of the Wild
Digging in the Past
Finding your way
Air of the Wolf
Fur, Feathers, & Ferns
A Bear Goes Fishing
Beat of the Drum
Cast Iron Chef
Into the Wild*
Into the Woods*