Summer Camps

summer camps

Registration for 2021 Summer Camps is underway!!

Nature On The Farm Camps, Naperville

Our half-day Nature on the Farm Camps at the McDonald Farm in South Naperville will provide your child the opportunity to enjoy fresh air and sunshine while exploring a unique oasis of green in the middle of the suburbs. Explore our native prairie, woodland and pond habitats as well as learn to grow healthy, organic food at our Green Earth Harvest organic farm. Through nature exploration, gardening, games, activities, and crafts, children will experience and learn from nature. Camps are attuned to what is growing and thriving at our farm during the time they are held! Enjoy a themed, nut-free healthy snack provided each day.

In this time of pandemic, being outside and in nature is one of the lowest risk activities available – and access to fresh air, sunshine, and connection with nature is so important to our physical and mental health.  In July, our “Nature on the Farm” summer camps at McDonald Farm will function much as they have in the past – kids entering grades 1 through 6 will spend the morning outdoors exploring the farm, planting seeds and harvesting vegetables, and enjoying games, activities and crafts as they do every year.  This year, we will maintain small groups, require masks and social distancing, and sanitize shared materials and restrooms regularly.  We have a shelter for days with intermittent or light rain, but should the day forecast lightning and thunder, we will offer a remote experience.  Our goal is to offer your children a unique outdoor experience in the safest way possible.  At this time, we only have a few spots remaining for Week 3 of our Early Elementary camps for 2021, but spots are still available, for Late Elementary so sign up today!

Camp runs from 9am-12pm each day.

Cost of camp is $150 per child and includes a camp t-shirt. 10% discount is available for current members of The Conservation Foundation. Each camp is different, so choose one week or both! 

Early Elementary (children entering grades 1st – 3rd in the fall) –

Week 1: June 28th – July 2nd SOLD OUT 

Week 2: July 19th – 23rd SOLD OUT 

Week 3: August 2nd – 6th

Late Elementary (children entering grades 4th – 6th in the fall)

Week 1: July 12th – 16th  SOLD OUT

Week 2: July 26th – 30th SOLD OUT

Please contact Amy Phillips at or call  630-428-4500 ext. 113 with questions!

Farm Camp at the Dickson-Murst Farm, Montgomery

Registration for Farm Camp 2021 is open!

Children entering grades 3 through 6 this fall will love this full-day camp where they’ll learn about historic and modern farming methods, try out some old-fashioned and present-day farm chores, do crafts and celebrate our region’s rural heritage. 
Camps runs from 9am to 3pm each day! 
Cost is $150/per camper

Farm Camp 2021

June 21st – 25th SOLD OUT 


Please contact Amy Phillips at or call 630-428-4500 ext. 113 with any questions.

Refund Policy:

If you need to cancel, you must do so at least 14 days before the first day of camp to receive a refund. We will then refund your registration fee minus a $25 processing fee within 30 days. Cancellations made less than 14 days before the first day of camp are not eligible for refunds.