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Camping for Beginners

13800 W Bruce Rd Plainfield, IL

Dates: Apr. 20, 2024
Times: 10am-11:30am
Location: Messenger Woods Nature Preserve, 13800 W Bruce Rd, Plainfield, IL

Interested in camping but need a little coaching to feel confident to pull off a weekend away? We've got you covered! Join our recreation coordinator for a crash course on camping preparedness, including how to set up tents and flies; gear suggestions; tech and software recommendations for planning your trip; how and where to make campsite reservations; strategies to preparing for weather or other unexpected challenges; and more. This program is accessible for all ages and experience levels and will include tips for families learning to camp with kids if applicable.

Fee: Free! Age: All ages. Registration required by Saturday, April 20, by calling 815-727-8700 or online.

Children are welcome and must be accompanied by a registered adult. The campsite is a short distance from the parking lot on paved, accessible surfaces. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.

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