NPD 2023 Summer Program Guide

SUMMER BREAK CAMPS

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Adventures in Paleontology - Beginner • AGES 5-7 This is the perfect camp for the younger dinosaur lovers of the world. Each day we’ll examine different types of authentic, prehistoric fossils and dinosaur bones, including Triceratops and T-Rex. Come and see the discoveries T-Rexplorers made at our 2022 digs, play some games, make some crafts and enjoy a variety of activities! Kids love this adventure and learn as they are having fun! Please bring a water bottle and healthy snack. We will be outdoors, so dress accordingly. (bd) CODE DATE DAY TIME R/N DuPage River Park Pavilion • 808 Royce Rd. 81243 Jun 14-16 W-F 9:00 am-12:00 pm $187/$217 Adventures in Paleontology - Ultimate • AGES 8-11 This is as close as you can get to a dinosaur dig without leaving the state! Kids love this fun and adventurous “straight from the cretaceous period” camp because of its unique, hands-on exploration of dinosaur science and paleontology. Prepare to get dirty as we use the tools and skills utilized at a dig site. Each day we’ll examine different types of authentic prehistoric fossils and dinosaur bones, including Triceratops and T-Rex. Come and see the discoveries T-Rexplorers made at our 2022 digs, play some games, make some crafts and enjoy a variety of activities! There’s an explorer in all of us and if you’re ready for an expedition in dinosaur discovery, this camp is for you! We will be outdoors so dress accordingly. Please bring a water bottle and healthy snack. (bd) CODE DATE DAY TIME R/N DuPage River Park Pavilion • 808 Royce Rd. 81244 Jun 14-16 W-F 1:00-4:00 pm $187/$217 Chess Camp by Illinois Chess Teachers, Inc. • AGES 6-14 Learn a new game or sharpen your skills. Open to all experience levels from complete beginners to tournament players. Chess camp includes a combination of lessons, play, and activities: • Master Level Instruction • Grandmaster Moves • Tournaments • Speed Chess, Bughouse and Team Games • All Campers will receive Trophies or Medals • Certificates, Individual Evaluations, and Photos Coaches Paul Raso and Blair Machaj from Illinois Chess Teachers, have 20 plus years of experience teaching and coaching. (lmo) CODE DATE DAY TIME R/N ARRCC Room 106 • 305 W. Jackson Ave. 80305 Jun 5-9 M-F 1:00-4:00 pm $339/$369 80306 Jul 24-28 M-F 1:00-4:00 pm $339/$369 Chess Wizards • AGES 6-12 Join us this summer for tons of challenging chess lessons, exciting games and cool prizes. You’ll improve your chess skills, meet new friends and work out your most powerful muscle - your brain! Our camps include fun team chess games (like bughouse), recess time, snacks, tournaments and puzzles. Each camper receives a T-shirt, trophy and puzzle folder. Unleash your brain power and spend part of your summer break with Chess Wizards! Our interactive curriculum makes learning fun for new and seasoned players alike. (bd) CODE DATE DAY TIME R/N 95th Street Classroom 207 • 2244 West 95th St. 81248 Jun 5-9 M-F 9:00 am-12:00 pm $289/$319 81249 Jun 19-23 M-F 1:00-4:00 pm $289/$319 81250 Jul 31-Aug 4 M-F 9:00 am-12:00 pm $289/$319

Nature: Forest Forts • AGES 7-8 Join us this summer to build forts! Did you know that animals build their own forts or shelters out of an amazing variety of materials? Learn how animals make shelters and then work as a team to create fun forts. Be prepared to get dirty and bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day. (ah) CODE DATE DAY TIME R/N Knoch Knolls Nature Center River Room • 320 Knoch Knolls Rd. 80779 Jul 24-27 M-Th 1:30-4:30 pm $140/$170 80778 July 31-Aug 3 M-Th 9:30 am-12:30 pm $140/$170 Nature: Garden Party • AGES 5-6 Get ready to dig in the dirt, plant seeds and play with water. Learn how plants grow, make flower crafts and use real gardening tools during this gardening camp. Please note: This is a later afternoon camp. Bring a water bottle and healthy snack each day and wear clothes that can get wet and dirty. (ah) CODE DATE DAY TIME R/N Knoch Knolls Nature Center River Room • 320 Knoch Knolls Rd. 80780 Jun 26-29 M-Th 3:00-5:00 pm $105/$135 Nature: Habitat Hunters Camp • AGES 5-6 Hunt for animals and their habitats at Knoch Knolls Park! Investigate the woods, pond and river as you discover the cool animals and plants that live here. Please note: This is a late afternoon camp. Bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day and be prepared to get wet! (ah) CODE DATE DAY TIME R/N Knoch Knolls Nature Center River Room • 320 Knoch Knolls Rd. 80781 Jul 17-20 M-Th 3:00-5:00 pm $105/$135 Nature: Night Owls • AGES 7-8 Become a night owl and explore Knoch Knolls Park after dark! Learn about the local animals, like coyotes, owls, and raccoons and their amazing abilities for a nocturnal lifestyle. Bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day. (ah) CODE DATE DAY TIME R/N Knoch Knolls Nature Center River Room • 320 Knoch Knolls Rd. 80782 Jun 26-29 M-Th 7:00-10:00 pm $140/$170 Nature: Night Shift • AGES 9-10 Become part of Knoch Knolls Park’s night shift as you explore the woodlands, prairies and river. Discover the amazing adaptations that animals like fireflies, white-tailed deer, and opossums have for making a living at night. Bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day. (ah) CODE DATE DAY TIME R/N Knoch Knolls Nature Center River Room • 320 Knoch Knolls Rd. 80783 Jul 17-20 M-Th 7:00-10:00 pm $140/$170 Nature: Outdoor Adventure Skills • AGES 9-10 Spend time learning about, and practicing, outdoor skills like pitching a tent, fishing, campfire safety, reading maps, making S’mores and more. Collect and decorate your own walking stick to take home after camp. Bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day. (ah) CODE DATE DAY TIME R/N Knoch Knolls Nature Center River Room • 320 Knoch Knolls Rd. 80784 June 19-22 M-Th 9:30 am-12:30 pm $140/$170

37 SUMMER 2023

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