Love the Outdoors? Become a Summer Camp Volunteer!


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Mon Jun 18, 2018 09:00 AM - Fri Aug 10, 2018 04:00 PM


901 31st StDowners Grove, IL 60515


Love being outdoors?

Need volunteer hours?

Looking to build your resume?

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 4-12. 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, snack prep 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.

2018 Summer Camps are the following weeks:

June 18-22

June 25-29

July 9-13

July 16-20

July 30-Aug 3

August 6-10


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

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • 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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