McHenry County Conservation District  •  18410 US Highway 14 •  Woodstock, IL 60098  •  815-338-MCCD(6223)

  The FOX (Families Outside Exploring) Club














The FOX Club encourages families to get out and investigate our natural world found within McHenry County Conservation District sites. Families spend time participating in freestyle nature explorations and learning about the county’s natural history while enjoying time together, fresh air, and exercise in the out-of-doors.

The benefits of being FOX members are many including fresh air, exercise, quality family time, and a chance to learn more about nature.  In addition, a child’s positive interaction with the environment may lead to a life-long interest in enjoying and conserving nature.


If you are interested in joining the FOX Club, call the Coordinator at (815) 678-4532 x 8118 for more information.


Membership is FREE! Families receive:

  • A backpack that includes a journal to keep track of your time and activities, Conservation site maps, informational brochures, a list of suggested activities and additional resources, and more!
  • A bi-monthly newsletter with seasonal activities and ideas.
  • Invitations to club gatherings six times per year to network with other like-minded outdoor families.

Leave No Child Inside

The Conservation District, in cooperation with the Chicago Wilderness and more than 200 organizations are working together to promote Leave No child Inside. Experts believe giving children unstructured playtime outside fosters creativity and healthy childhood development while helping prevent childhood obesity and emotional stress. For more information on Leave No Child Inside, visit

Leave No Child Inside


Download the Fox Club Newsletter:

Oct.–Nov. 2014

Aug.–Sept. 2014

June–July 2014

April–May 2014

Feb.–March 2014

Dec 2013–Jan 2014

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