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Curious About Camping Part 3: The Campout!

Event information

Date: Friday, July 7, 2023

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Fee: $5 per person.

Age: All ages.

Contact: 708-946-2216

Location: Goodenow Grove Campground

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Event details

In sessions 1 and 2, you’ve learned about all the gear and how to cook over a campfire. Now it’s time to put your new camping skills to the test and camp with confidence! Join naturalists for an overnight campout at the Goodenow Grove campground.

Bring your own gear or borrow from us. Limited items are available on a first-come, first-served basis and must be reserved at the time of registration. Please call 708-946-2216 to reserve camping equipment.

Arrive any time after noon on Friday to start setting up your campsite and exploring. Naturalists will be on hand starting at 4 p.m., and the campout will wrap up at noon Saturday, July 8. The evening’s activities will include games, a guided night hike, s’mores and more! Bring your own food to cook dinner and breakfast over the fire.

Event requirements

Registration required by Sunday, July 2: 708-946-2216.


A suggested list of camping supplies is available upon request. Participation in previous sessions is not required to attend.

Outdoor activities will take place on natural surfaces across uneven terrain. The hike will be 1 mile to 1.5 miles on natural surfaces across uneven terrain. Two accessible campsites are available upon request. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.