November/December 2020   
A facility of the St. Charles Park District
Outside Explorers
Ages 1-5
Th     Nov 5-19  |  9-10am   
RES $20/NR $30  (#24088)

Let nature be your teacher! Take your tots on the
trails with a series of guided outdoor programs that
will include short hikes, crafts and nature play. 
Naturally Artistic November will get your creativity
flowing! Dress to be outside for part of the
program if the weather allows.

Mom's Holiday Break
Ages 3-5
Tu     Dec 15  |  1-3pm 
RES $20/NR $30  (#23307)

Do you need some time to get your last minute
holiday shopping done? Drop your children off so
they can have fun making holiday treats, creating
artwork, and preparing for the upcoming holiday

Frozen Fun Camp
MTuW      Dec 28-30  |  9am-12pm
RES $75/NR $105
  • Pathfinders: Ages 5-7  (#25059)
  • Trailblazers: Ages 8-10  (#23204)
Wild winter adventures await you! Play polar
games, try wintry science experiments, make
cool crafts and meet many animals who enjoy
snow. Come prepared for an outdoor hike,
weather permitting. Snowpants recommended.

Family Field Trips - Fresh Air Hike
Ages 2+
Sa     Dec 5  |  10-11am 

RES $20/NR $30 per group  (#25228)

Is the hustle and bustle of the season getting to your crew? Take a hike and allow the fresh air to reset your system. Dress to be outside for just the right balance of getting the wiggles out and slowing down for a bit. Registration is for a family group of up to four individuals.

Family Field Trip - New Year's Day Hike
Ages 2+
F    Jan 1  |  10-11am
RES $20/NR $30 per group  (#25233)

Get 2021 started off on the right foot! Pull on
your snow pants and lace up your boots for a
relaxing paced hike with the cool crisp air along
the winter trails. Registration is for a family
group of up to four individuals.

Nature Basecamp
Tu     Dec 1-15   |   2:30-4:30pm
RES $60/NR $90
  • Pathfinders: Ages 5-7  (#25223)
  • Trailblazers: Ages 8-10  (#25224)

Tu     Jan 5-26   |   2:30-4:30pm
RES $80/NR $120
  • Pathfinders: Ages 5-7  (#25226)
  • Trailblazers: Ages 8-10  (#23225)
Get outside for some fresh air, the joy of
exploration and the need to move. Spend part of
the afternoon on the trails as nature provides the
entertainment. Enjoy hikes, games and crafts.
Masks required when physical distancing cannot
be maintained. Dress for the weather.

Click code #s to register.
Guided Programs: 1 hour, $50/15 scouts,
Offered M-F after school and
select Wednesday evenings & weekends

Self-Guided Programs:
$15 for 1-day use of
curriculum and materials, used on- or off-site

Programs scheduled on a first-come, first served basis

Naturalists assistance for individual scouts working on Bronze, Silver or Gold Awards or an Eagle Scout Rank
To schedule a scouting adventure, contact 
Laura McCoy at 630-513-4393 or  
For more program details, visit

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Field Trips at your Fingertips
Flora Facts
Reptile Review & more!
We have a unique space for you! 
Weddings, Business Meetings, Family Gatherings
Ceremonies & Celebrations!
The Hickory Knolls Discovery Center is a 10,500 sq. ft. building featuring a spacious lobby that soars more than 20 feet in height, with floor-to-ceiling windows that frame views of the oak savanna just outside the doors. Audio visual technology and wifi available. Access to nature center exhibits and grounds including native gardens and more than 130 acres of natural areas. 
Available weekdays, evenings and weekends. Kitchen available at an additional fee.
For more information: Emile-Margaret Spangler
at 630-513-4345 or
All programs held at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, unless noted.
3795 Campton Hills Road  |  630-513-4399  |
RES=Resident / NR=Nonresident