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.
FOX Club Gathering: Family Fort Building. 3/16 from 1-3pm at Glacial Park, meet at the Lost Valley Visitor Center. Work together as a family to build a survival shelter from the materials we find on the forest floor. RSVP to Sarah by 3/9 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-678-4532x8118).
FOX CLUB Membership is FREE!
A family Exploration Backpack which 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 — View the latest edition
Club gatherings six times per year to network with other like-minded outdoor families.
Incentive Prizes for attendance at events & gatherings.
If you are interested in joining the FOX Club, call FOX Club Coordinator at (815) 678-4532 x 8118 for more information.
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 www.kidsoutside.info.