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2017 Application Forms

The schedule below is for your reference, please follow link above for applications.


Summer Opportunities for Children Ages 3-17

Since 1936, we have provided an opportunity for young people to live and learn and grow at our farm and woods. 

During the summer months, we offer a variety of camp options for you to choose from.  Programs differ in content and length and range from our one week day camp to our twelve night, residential camp. 

Junior Farmers is offered to children ages 3-8.  This is a farm and animal based experience for young children.  Sessions are one week in length, meeting Monday through Friday.

Our Farm Explorers program is a five day experience that will mimic our residential camps in a daytime only format.  Campers, entering grades 2nd – 7th, in this session will spend lots of time at the farm with the animals and horses in addition to other activities like hiking, camp crafts, cookouts, group games, singing and more!

Farm Camp is one of our favorite and longest running programs and is offered to children entering grades 4th – 7th.  Farm camp is a coed residential camping program and is offered in 5 and 12 night sessions. 

Ranch Camp is an exciting, rustic, adventure on horseback.  We offer boys sessions and girls sessions to campers entering grades 8th and 9th.  Ranch Camp is a residential program offered in 12 night sessions.


Outdoor Andventure for Teens  - 12 nights of adventure and exploration through on and offsite experiences for 8th and 9th graders.   Program will utilize the farm animals and horses as well as off site experiences such as hiking trips, overnight campouts and adventure challenges. 

Our Senior Outdoor Leadership program is designed to give participants an out of doors, leadership experience like no other.  Offered to teens entering grades 10th-12th, this program focuses on group dynamics and leadership skills through onsite activities and offsite trips. 

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The Center • 12700 Southwest Highway • Palos Park, Illinois 60464

708.361.3650, 708.361.2811 (fax) • Contact us

The Center is a 501c3 nonprofit religious corporation. All donations are deductible in accordance with tax code regulations.

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