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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 may assist with crafts and games, story time and cleanup, or 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.

In 2021 we have 10 weeks of Summer Camp running from June 15 to August 20th.

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


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.


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


Mon Jun 07, 2021 - Fri Aug 20, 2021
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM  


901 31st StDowners Grove, IL 60515



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


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • 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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