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How to Register
Registration is accepted in our Active Net Online System. If this is your first time using the system you’ll need to create an account for you and any of your family members that you would also like to enroll into programs. Registration begins on the following dates:

Season McHenry Co. Resident Registration Non-Resident Registration
Spring February 10 February 20
Summer Camps February 10 February 20
Summer May 10 May 20
Fall August 10 August 20
Winter November 10 November 20

Program and transaction fees may apply. Many programs are free for McHenry County residents but some require payment upon enrollment. When registering for programs that have fees a $2.00 non-refundable transaction fee is added to the total order. Whether you register for one or ten programs at the same time the total non-refundable transaction fee is $2.00. Transaction fees apply for all methods of payment including credit and debit cards, cash, and checks.  

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Can’t attend a program? Contact us right away.
 Call the Prairieview Education Center at 815-479-5779 or email Unless otherwise stated in the program description we issue refunds of program fees for cancellations received at least five business days prior to the program. Summer camps require a notice of ten business days. For programs that have a waiting list we may issue refunds closer to the program date if we can fill the space with another participant from the waiting list.  

Pay By Check or Cash
Payment for programs by credit card is accepted online only! However, we also accept cash and checks payable to McHenry County Conservation District when you walk in or mail your registration. Print the registration form below. Please use the second form for Summer Camps. 

Printable Registration Form

Printable Summer Camp Registration Form

Return the form by fax, mail, or in person to:

 (815) 479-5766  (Available for FREE programs only)

 Program Registration, Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Rd., Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Walk in at two locations:
Prairieview Education Center , 2112 Behan Road, Crystal Lake, IL 
Lost Valley Visitor Center, Glacial Park,  Route 31 & Harts Road, Ringwood, IL