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Registration is required.   Many programs fill up quickly, so please register early to guarantee a spot. Call 630-444-3190 or e-mail programs@kaneforest.com to register. 

Little Sprouts Camp for Pre-Kindergarteners

Introduce your child to the wonders of nature! In this camp, there will be nature stories, games, and short explorations into the nearby woods. We'll discover butterflies, wildflowers, trees and more! Activities will be held both inside the nature center and outside. Advance registration is required. Please call 630-444-3190 or e-mail programs@kaneforest.com to register. This camp is for 4, 5, and 6 year-olds entering kindergarten.
 
Monday, June 2 - Friday, June 6
9 – 10:30 a.m.
Creek Bend Nature Center
LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
37W700 Dean St., Saint Charles

Monday, July 28 – Friday, Aug. 1
9 – 10:30 a.m.
Creek Bend Nature Center
LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
37W700 Dean St., Saint Charles

Twilight Camp

Discover a whole new world of wildlife during this evening summer camp at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve.  We’ll learn about the native animals that are out and about at dusk.  Camp activities will include hikes with the naturalists through the woods and prairie, games, stories, and a campfire on the last night of camp. Advance registration is required. To register, call 630-444-3190 or e-mail programs@kaneforest.com.
 
For children entering grades 3 - 5
Monday, Aug. 4 – Thursday, Aug. 7; 7-9 p.m.
LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
Creek Bend Nature Center
37W700 Dean St., Saint Charles
Fee: $40/child
 
 

Summer Story Times at Creek Bend Nature Center

Saint Charles Public Library staff bring books, finger plays, songs and more for this fun program for children, infant through age 5.  All are welcome to enjoy the interactive exhibits in the nature center, following the program.  Advance registration is required.  Please sign up for only one story time per month. Call 630-444-3190 or e-mail programs@kaneforest.com to register.

Friday, June 13; 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Creek Bend Nature Center
LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
37W700 Dean St., Saint Charles
FREE
 
Friday, July 11; 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Creek Bend Nature Center
LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
37W700 Dean St., Saint Charles
FREE
 
Friday, July 25; 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Creek Bend Nature Center
LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
37W700 Dean St., Saint Charles
FREE
 
Friday, Aug. 8; 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Creek Bend Nature Center
LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
37W700 Dean St., Saint Charles
FREE
 
Friday, Aug. 22; 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Creek Bend Nature Center
LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
37W700 Dean St., Saint Charles
FREE

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