No Kids Allowed!

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No Kids Allowed

Remember the fun times of childhood camp? Unleash your inner child as you try new activities, make new friends and enjoy snack time all in your beautiful Metroparks!  Biking, kayaking, survival skills, archery, tree climbing, hammocking, and overnight camping are just some of the activities geared toward the kid in us all. Code 105517601

Atlatls, Campfire Cooking and Night Hike
Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Lodge parking lot
Sunday, January 16, 4 to 7 p.m.
Reservations Required, Fee $15 [Register]

Spend a wintery day outside wielding an ancient tool- the atlatl and master your spear throwing skills. Enjoy a delicious campfire pizza pie and an ooey, gooey campfire dessert cone filled with your choice of chocolate, marshmallows, sprinkles, and fruit. End your winter camp experience learning about nocturnal animals on a night hike through the park.


 

Valentine’s Day Celebration
Pearson, Packer-Hammersmith Center
Friday, February 11
Reservations Required, Fee: $25

Fall in love with the great outdoors on this self-guided walk around Pearson Metropark. Enjoy a stress free date night during Valentine’s Day weekend that includes, gourmet s’mores, valentines, and more! Stop by the cupid shoot archery station and embody the lovable holiday mascot and try out your archery skills. Warmup inside the Packer-Hammersmith Center with scrumptious appetizers and seasonal beverages after venturing outside on a lantern lit walk in the park.

Need child care? Drop the kids off at Kid’s Night Out just around the corner at Macomber Lodge. Separate registration required.

All participants ages 10+ and staff are required to wear a mask while indoors. Masks are not required outdoors if social distanced. Mask breaks are allowed when appropriate. Social distancing will be encouraged when possible.


 

Tree Climbing with a Campfire Lunch
Secor, Walnut Grove Shelter
Sunday, March 13, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Reservations Required, Fee: $35 [Register

During this adventure you will defy gravity as you climb a tree, overlooking Secor Metropark. After your climb, we will make a savory a mac-n-cheese and campfire breadstick lunch while reminiscing about the tree-mendous experience. Participants will be using harnesses and climbing ropes to get to the tree tops. All equipment provided.


Canoeing and Fishing 
Side Cut, Silver Lake parking lot
Saturday, April 16, 3 to 5 p.m.
Reservations Required, Fee: $15 [Register]

Discover local aquatic wildlife through an afternoon of canoeing and fishing at Silver Lake. Participants will customize their own walking taco snack. Dress to get wet and wear synthetic clothing (nylon, spandex, or polyester, no cotton). Wear old tennis shoes, water shoes, or sandals with a heel strap (no flip flops). Bring water and sun protection. Please leave all valuables at home. We will provide all boats, life jackets and other gear. Please bring a change of clothes and a towel.


Please Note: All of these programs run rain or shine. Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear, no flip-flops. Please bring a full reusable water bottle. All participants ages 10+ and staff are required to wear a mask while indoors. Masks are not required outdoors if social distanced. Mask breaks are allowed when appropriate. Social distancing will be encouraged when possible.