Forest Preserve District

The mission of the Kendall County Forest Preserve District is to preserve and manage natural areas and open spaces, provide environmental education, and offer recreational opportunities for Kendall County residents.


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Join us for our Winter public programs!  Registration is now open for the Kendall County Forest Preserve District’s Winter Break Camps. Our nature themed camps are wildly popular, introducing children to nature, wildlife, and outdoor recreational activities.

Each fun-filled camp session features nature hikes, games, crafts, exploration and discovery. Camps are offered for children ages 4-9 at Hoover Forest Preserve in Yorkville from January 3-5. Make sure to register for these camps by December 20!

Call Rebecca Antrim at 630-553-4025 or email rantrim@co.kendall.il.us to register.”

Kendall County Forest Preserves can now host your child’s birthday party! Parties can be hosted at Harris or Hoover Forest Preserves as well as the Kendall County Historic Courthouse at the Laws of Nature Center. All parties include environmental educator led activities, a craft, outdoor activities if hosted at the forest preserves, or indoor nature center activities at the Historic Courthouse. Space is also provided for gift opening, cake, and parent led activities. Groups of up to 30 can be accommodated.

Have a scout looking to earn some badges? We’re here to help! Kendall County Forest Preserve District now offers programs to help Cub Scout and Girl Scout troops earn badges. All badge programs will be held in the forest preserves and are designed to get your scout as close to fulfilling the badge requirements as we can get them! Most scout programs start at $6 per scout, with a $40 minimum. Two or more badge programs can be bundled into one day and troops can take advantage of discounts on bunkhouse and group campsite rates for the night before or following your troop’s program date.

 


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