Summer Camps

summer camps

Our Summer Camp season kicks off with Farm Camp at our Dickson-Murst Farm in Montgomery the last week of June, and continues throughout the summer with two sessions of McDonald Farm Summer Camps for 1st through 3rd graders and two sessions for 4th through 6th graders at our McDonald Farm headquarters in Naperville.

Farm camp at the dickson-murst farm, montgomery

This week-long day camp for ages 7-10 will introduce your child to both the historic and modern methods and
aspects of farming and farm family life with the backdrop of the historic Dickson-Murst farmstead.  Educators from The Conservation Foundation, Kendall County Outdoor Education Cooperative, and Kendall County Ag in the Classroom will be joined by volunteers from our Dickson-Murst Farm Partners to guide campers through a wide variety of activities, crafts, demonstrations, hands-on learning opportunities and ways to get dirt on their boots! The rural lifestyle is a part of our region’s cultural heritage, but we have become further and further removed from that heritage as the area has developed and modernized. 
Help your child get in touch with the past and where their food comes from! 

Cost is $125/Camper and camp meets from 9am to 3pm daily June 24th through June 28th.

Click here to register! 

McDonald Farm Summer Camps, Naperville

Nature on the Farm Summer Camps are back this year with a bumper crop of
fresh new activities!
Join The Conservation Foundation’s experienced educators as we explore all that the 60-acre McDonald Farm, an oasis in a seas of subdivisions, has to offer! In each week-long camp session, held from 9am to Noon Monday through Friday, campers will experience all of the natural curiosities of the farm and learn about growing and eating healthy foods.
In addition to plenty of fresh air and sunshine, campers will enjoy daily explorations
of the prairie, woods or pond, nature crafts, and helping out in our children’s garden.
A nut-free healthy snack will also be provided each day.

Register Now – Entering 1st through 3rd Grade

Register Now – Entering 4th through 6th Grade