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Lyman Woods William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center

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Lyman Woods is a nature center and forest preserve that is part of the Downers Grove Park District.

Over the summer, Lyman Woods is host to a variety of nature-themed day camps for ages 4-14. Lyman Woods Summer Camp Volunteers gain valuable experience working with children in an adventurous outdoor setting while meeting and working with other volunteers. Volunteers help the camp instructors and campers, from assisting with crafts and games, story time and cleanup, to being a buddy to shy campers.

We offer morning (9am-12pm), afternoon (1pm-4pm), or full-day (9am-4pm) camps. Volunteers can stay the entire day (bring a lunch!) or they can choose mornings or afternoons only. We prefer volunteers that are available for two or more weeks of camp, but no matter how many weeks you choose, you must commit to the entirety of that week.

Volunteers should be able to arrive about 15 minutes before the start of the camp day, and stay about 15 minutes after camp.

Volunteers must be at least 14 years old, able to attend a volunteer training session in early June.

2020 Summer Camps are the following weeks:

Week

9-12 pm

1-4 pm

9 am-4 pm

June 15-19

AM

PM

FULL DAY

June 22-26

AM

PM

FULL DAY

July 6-10

AM

PM

FULL DAY

July 13-17

AM

PM

FULL DAY

July 20-24

AM

PM

FULL DAY

July 27-31

AM

PM

FULL DAY

Aug 3-7

AM

PM

FULL DAY

Aug 10-14

AM

PM

FULL DAY


You can read descriptions about each camp here.

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About Lyman Woods William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center

Location:

901 31st St, Downers Grove, IL 60515, US

Mission Statement

The William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center connects people with nature and inspires appreciation and stewardship of natural areas through education and recreation.

Description

William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center is the starting off point for exploration of Lyman Woods. The William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center is a green building exemplifying environmentally friendly building practices and technology. Lyman Woods is 150 acres of oak woods, prairie, and marsh habitats that supports over 300 species of native plants.

Children & Youth
Community
Environment

WHEN

Fri Jun 12, 2020 - Fri Aug 14, 2020
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM  

WHERE

901 31st StDowners Grove, IL 60515

(41.83025,-88.00814)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Gardening
  • Environmental Education

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Two, 5-day weeks of camp preferred
  • Arrive about 15 minutes before camp, and be able to stay about 15 minutes after

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