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Isle a la Cache Museum Youth Group Programs

The Forest Preserve District of Will County offers different youth group programs at Isle a la Cache Museum. Call 815.886.1467 for more information or to book a youth group program.

Badge Program

Calling all troops! Just for you–a program to help fulfill select scout badge requirements. Working with a District interpreter, scout leaders plan and receive a program to help satisfy badge requirements, utilizing Forest Preserve resources such as: staff expertise, cultural artifacts, education equipment and, of course, the preserves themselves. Due to BSA and GSA administration, time requirements and site limitations, no program will meet badge requirements in full. Fee is $40 per interpreter, per hour. Program and time limits apply. Scheduling is subject to staff availability.
Ages: 5-18
Time: 2 hours

Beaver Tracks & Trade

There are beavers at Isle a la Cache! Do you know how to find them? Learn how beavers eat, build and swim, plus search for signs of their presence. This activity takes place indoors and outside over uneven terrain.
Ages: 5-12
Time: 1 hour

Discovery Program

Our experienced interpretive staff will work with group leaders to design a program to meet your group’s needs. Content must be on natural and cultural history subject areas that keep with the Forest Preserve District’s mission. Fee is $40 per interpreter, per hour. Scheduling is subject to staff availability.
Ages: 5-18
Time: 2 hours

Native American Archery Workshop

In Native American culture, young children would be trained to use a bow and arrow. Learn how the Native Americans hand crafted bows and arrows from materials found in nature. Compare primitive to modern day bows and practice archery techniques in an outdoor range. To help insure participant safety, workshop maximum is 15 participants. Fee is $80 per workshop. This activity takes place indoors and outside over uneven terrain.
Badge Correlations: BSA – Indian Lore and Archery   
Ages: 10-18
Time: 2 hours

Native American Clay Crafts

Where does clay come from? How was it used by Native Americans? Learn about clay and then make a pot or beads in the traditional ways. The clay pots can be taken home for your own painting. This activity takes place indoors.
Badge correlations: BSA – Indian Lore, and Art
Ages: 5-12
Time: 1 hour

Native American Games

Try the games Native American children played long ago. Not only are they fun but they help to build the skills that were needed to survive – speed, agility, accuracy and keen perception. This activity takes place outdoors over uneven terrain.
Ages: 5-12
Time: 1 hour

I Will Survive!

What if you were lost in the wilderness? Would you know what to do in a survival situation? Learn the key skills to surviving in the wilderness including primitive shelter building and fire starting. Learn how Native American and explorers used similar skills hundreds of years ago to live everyday. This activity takes place indoors and outside over uneven terrain.
Badge Correlations: BSA – Wilderness Survival
Ages: 9-12
Time: 1 hour

Isle a la GeoCache

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting experience using Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. Participants get hands on training with a GPS device and head out to find some caches while participating in Cache In Trash Out.  The site of Isle a la Cache Museum has been used for hiding goods for centuries; now participants can look for 21st century caches. Activities take place indoors and outside over uneven terrain.
Badge Correlations: GSA – Geocacher, BSA – Geocaching
Ages: 9-19  
Time: 1 hour

Location

Isle a la Cache Museum is located at 501 E. Romeo Road (135th Street), east of Route 53, in Romeoville.

Come play!

Scouts, church groups, 4-H and other organized youth groups are encouraged to get outside and enjoy these group based opportunities.  

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