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MCCD offers summer camps for kids

WOODSTOCK – There is still room to explore in McHenry County Conservation District summer camps.

Learn how to canoe. Explore wetlands and prairies. Cook over a campfire. Help restore a habitat. Camp under the Stars. McHenry County Conservation District’s summer day camps provide all these opportunities as well as crafts, activities, games, fun and more.

Day camp details and registration is online at www.mccdistrict.org or call 815-479-5779.  

• Earth Encounters Mini Camp at Rush Creek in Harvard excites young campers, ages 6 to 7, as they spend their mornings exploring habitats and the animals that live in ponds, fields or woods.

• Arts and Nature at Pleasant Valley in Woodstock inspires campers, ages 8 to 9, to discover nature through the arts. They will use their creative energies in paint, clay, music and other ways to interpret nature’s beauty.

• Sunset Camp for Families at Pleasant Valley in Woodstock invites campers, age 8 and older along with their families, to enjoy a new twist on a “day” camp and explore nature during twilight.

• A new Nature Private Eyes Camp at Pleasant Valley in Woodstock challenges campers, ages 8 to 9, to search for clues to solve some of nature’s mysteries about plants and animals as they investigate the natural world in wetlands, prairies and woods.

• Conservation Day Camp at Glacial Park in Ringwood provides youth, ages 8 to 11, nonstop explorations. Campers will canoe, cookout, explore habitats, take part in a conservation work project, play games and decorate T-shirts. 

• Canoe Camp at The Hollows and Hickory Grove Riverfront in Cary. For teens, ages 13 to 16, who want to learn how to canoe and explore nature by water with an overnight campout at Chain O’ Lakes State Park. 

Registration is accepted online, by mail or walk-in at Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Road in Crystal Lake.

For information, call 815-479-5779. 

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