Outdoor Discovery Camp: Experience Illinois With Your Grandchild
Challenge yourself and your grandchild in fun and meaningful ways as you canoe, kayak, zipline through the forest canopy, and rock-climb the sandstone bluffs in southern Illinois!
Program No. 14848RJ
5 days
Starts at
5 days
4 nights
11 meals
4B 3L 4D
Makanda, IL
Makanda, IL
Makanda, IL
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At a Glance

Connect with both nature and your grandchild as you create lifelong memories together. Conquer new challenges as you canoe, kayak, rock-climb, zipline, hike and explore the unique diversity of southern Illinois. Learn the history of megafauna in North America and join naturalists on a hike along the scenic lakes and trails. Climb and rappel towering sandstone rocks, zipline through the forest canopy, and enjoy swimming, fishing, owl-prowling and a campfire to round out your week of adventure.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore miles of uninterrupted shoreline by canoe and kayak, stopping to learn about native cultures, throw replica atlatl’s and practice other skills used by prehistoric peoples.
  • Go rock-climbing on sandstone bluffs with experts who teach you the techniques you need to reach heights of 70 feet, and also experience the forest canopy on Illinois' only all tree-based zipline.
  • Enjoy the last evening with a beach cookout and a campfire and a sunset pontoon ride.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 10-13. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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