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Cross Lutheran

Cross Lutheran School in Yorkville is Now Enrolling for the 2016-17 School Year
The school offers a faith-based approach to learning.  Cross Preschool offers morning preschool classes for 2-year-olds.   The 3-year-old and 4-year-old programs offer a variety of morning options, as well as an extended day program. The preschool uses the project approach and the “Handwriting Without Tears” curriculum.

In addition to preschool, Cross offers a full-day kindergarten program continuing through eighth grade.  The school also offers before-school care beginning at 6:30 a.m. and after-school care until 5:30 p.m.

Cross is located at 8535 Route 47 in Yorkville. For information and a tour, call the school office at 630-553-7861 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


FNBC Bank & Trust

Job Opening!

FNBC Bank & Trust is hiring for a Retail Banker in our Yorkville branch. The position of Retail Banker is responsible for performing intermediate duties and support related to branch operational activities and financial services; processes all new account transactions; assisting customers in their selection of various accounts and financial services; cross-selling the Bank’s products and services; opening, maintaining and closing of all account types; performing branch clerical duties; promoting business for the Bank by maintaining good customer relations and referring customers to appropriate staff for new services  The position of Retail Banker also is required to be fully knowledgeable and skilled in the areas of teller, vault, safe deposit, processing and boarding PRA lines of credit, discussing retail loan products and accepting credit applications, and is required to provide leadership, training and support to less experienced new account representatives and other branch staff members.  You may apply at https://www.fnbcbt.com/about-us/careers.html .


College Pro Cuts

Spring Sales Offer!

As a proud new member of the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce we are offering the following Spring Sale!  Non-YACC members can schedule your weekly mowing and receive 2 free lawn cuts!  YACC members can also schedule your weekly mowing and receive 2 free lawn cuts and 2 free man hours of clean up or handy-man work to help you bump start your summer!

Call Mike at 630-640-1505 or Pat at 630-640-1504

Please take a moment and visit our website at www.collegeprocuts.com!

WE LOVE YOUR REFERRALS!!!


Mutual Ground

Grant Writer Job Posting

Position: Grant Writer, Non-exempt / Part Time
Location: Aurora, IL
Application Deadline: Continuous until position is filled
Program Description: Mutual Ground, Inc. (MGI) is one of the largest and oldest domestic violence/sexual assault agencies in Illinois. MGI provides comprehensive, victim centered services that focus on safety, stability and hope.
Job Summary: Responsible for researching and executing grants to fund Mutual Ground. Requires extensive research on Mutual Ground initiatives as well as local, state, and federal grant initiatives. Also responsible for reporting and maintaining contact with coordinators of programs to assist in reporting outcomes to grant monitors.
Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience in grant writing
  • 60 domestic violence/sexual assault training – can be obtained at time of hire
  • Exceptional ability to communicate verbally and in writing
  • Ability to utilize standard telephone/fax/copier equipment
  • Maintain high ethical and professional standards
  • Acceptance and respect for cultural diversity, sexual orientation and religious backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to manage overall goals while attending to details
  • Above average knowledge of a computer including MS Office and the Internet and email applications
  • Examples of Duties
  • Research need within Mutual Ground for funding
  • Research funding/grant opportunities on a local, state, and federal level
  • Coordinate with the executive director for input on agency goals and objectives
  • Coordinate with finance director for budgetary goals and objectives
  • Coordinate with the clinical director and department heads for input on departmental goals and objectives
  • Request grant information, requirements, and applications
  • Maintain a calendar with grant renewals and reporting due dates
  • Follow unique guidelines and rules of each funder
  • Write grants according to specific guidelines and give new outgoing grant applications to executive director for review
  • Responsible for all reporting on grants
  • Ensure confidentiality at all times
  • Attend monthly all staff meetings
  • Participate in professional training and development
  • Knowledge of Mutual Ground policies and procedure

How to Apply:
Submit a cover letter and resume to Michelle Meyer, Executive Director, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
MGI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of age, race, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or mental or physical disability.


Yorkville Public Library

Community Story Time

The Youth Service Department of the Yorkville Public Library is looking for area businesses to host a story time. If you have an interest, space & availability on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month, in the morning, we would like to have a half hour story time at your place of business. Please contact Marianne Eberhardt or Jennette Weiss @ 630-553-4354 x109 for any further information.


The Chocolate Shoppe

We are now taking orders for Graduation 2016!
The Chocolate Shoppe offers a great variety of chocolates and treats for teachers, teacher's aids, office staff and bus drivers, as well as treats for your graduation party. We do recommend that you order these items in advance, but we will have chocolate caramel apples, graduation hat cake pops, school-themed pretzel rods, and 4-piece mini truffle boxes available from May 23rd to June 5th. Party platters and chocolate graduation hat suckers can be ordered any time at 630.553.3355.

175 E Veterans Parkway in Yorkville (at the NE corner of Rt 34/47 in the strip mall next to BP, across from Jewel)


Fox Valley Family YMCA

There's a Y in Every Family! Summer Membership Special – Join today!
$185 Summer Family Membership and $85 Summer College Membership (Membership runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day 2016)

Summer Day Camp Kicks Off May 23
One week or the whole summer. Indoors and out. From adventures to arts, and camp songs to cannonballs, at the Fox Valley Family YMCA Summer Day Camp your kids will have an amazing experience, all in a safe, inclusive and nurturing environment. When you count on us, you can count on the best summer ever for your kids. Stop in or register online. Visit our website for more info.

Summer Enrichment Programs
The Y is here to create experiences for your child that inspire, combat summer learning loss, and promote healthy living, all while making strong connections and friendships. Our Early Learning Academy, Gymnastics, Dance, Cooking, Theater, Arts, and Sports Departments have put together a summer full of fun and educational options for you to choose from. Our Summer Enrichment Programs offer weekly programs or one-day fun days, located at our Central Branch. Visit our website for a full list of classes.

Early Learning Academy Infant Enrollment Special
The Y's Early Learning Academy is proud to offer a limited time special for parents enrolling their infants into our child care program. Sign up today and we'll waive your security deposit and your first week's tuition is free (a $420 dollar value)! Our Infant Room is led by our caring and tenured staff. We provide baby formula and organic baby food (for those children ready for solids). Stop by and take a tour - we'd love to meet you!

The Fox Valley Family YMCA is a mission-centered, cause-driven charity organization dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, and families in Kendall and DeKalb counties.
Central Branch: 3875 Eldamain Rd., Plano, (630) 552-4100
West Branch: 707 S. Main St., Sandwich, (815) 786-9998
foxvalleyymca.org


Idea Marketing Group

Marketing Intern Wanted!
Idea Marketing Group is looking for a marketing intern to help with online marketing, specifically with blogging and social media campaigns. Here is your chance to work side-by-side with experienced creative professionals who are passionate about their work. We have an open office plan and encourage teamwork to produce award winning projects. We are focused on recruiting local talent in the Chicago area. Interns have often become permanent employees after internships have completed.

Internship Nitty-Gritty
•Yorkville, IL office (Local Candidates Only)
•Flexible, part-time hours
•Word and Excel Experience
•Experience in online marketing, specifically with blogging and social media campaigns
•Knowledge of WordPress and Google Analytics a plus
•Responds to customer inquiries, questions and concerns as needed
•Strong writing skills, strong verbal communication skills, detail oriented, ability to multi-task
•Tons of energy, passion, humor, compassion, and enthusiasm
•Non-paid, 3 month internship

Serious Applicants Only!


Mid-Day Play Pet Services

Now Offering Puppy Training Classes
Mid-Day Play is pleased to announce a variety of training classes to help you and your dog build a relationship!  We will be offering:

  • Puppy 101 & 102
  • Beginning Obedience
  • Adolescent Workshop

These classes are being taught by a certified dog trainer with over 20 years experience. A good training foundation is critical when raising a puppy. As a puppy moves into adolescence, it is also important to understand common adolescent behavior.

Our passion here at Mid-Day Play is to help make puppy/dog ownership as fun and exciting as possible!

Call more for information: 815-739-7669
Facebook: Mid-Day Play
www.middayplaypetservices.com


Alarm Detection Systems

Now Hiring:
To learn more about a career at Aurora based Alarm Detection Systems, Inc., please watch this video.


Pepe's Mexican Restaurant

Now Hiring!
920 N. Bridge Street
Contact: Cristina Padilla
(630) 553-3336


Midland States Bank - Kendall County Food Pantry

Donate Food Week May 23-28
Midland States Bank is gathering canned and non-perishable food items during the week of May 23-28. Bring your donations to any Midland States Bank branch to help those in need.
Midland States Bank
Equal Housing Lender. Member FDIC


CASA Kendall County

Michael Turner Memorial Golf Outing
CASA Kendall County will be holding our Annual Michael Turner Memorial Golf Outing on June 16th at Blackberry Oaks Golf Course. We have many great sponsorship opportunities available for this event, and would truly appreciate the support of our local chamber members. For golf registration and sponsorships, please visit www.golfinvite.com/CASAgolf and get your spot reserved now. Thank you for supporting CASA and the abused and neglected children we serve from here in Kendall County.


Earthmover Credit Union

Earthmover Credit Union is a not-for-profit and member owned financial institution that has been in operation for over 55 years.  There are five branches conveniently located in Yorkville, Montgomery, Oswego, Aurora, and North Aurora.  For more information visit  www.earthmovercu.com or search Earthmover Credit Union on Facebook.


Kendall County Food Pantry

Project Get Milk
Kendall County Food Pantry is looking to raise $46,500 to fund all the young families and seniors who otherwise would go without milk. With your help of $150 per year a family can be assured of having that gallon of milk. Each business who donates $150 will get a certificate with a photo op to display. It's tax deductible as well. We are looking to help 300 families and every little bit helps!  Please help us by going to www.kendallcountyfoodpantry.org

Thank you for all your help to provide food for Area residents


Rush-Copley

Don't Dread the Prep
Have questions about colonoscopy prep?  Rush-Copley's Center for Digestive Health team will present and answer questions about scheduling and preparing for your colonoscopy.  Attendees can take part in a Q&A session and enjoy refreshments and raffle prizes.
To register, visit rushcopley.com or call 866-4COPLEY (1-866-426-7539).
Wednesday, May 25, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Rush-Copley Heart Institute, Aurora


Aurora University

Aurora University's Human Resource Institute Members are Invited to Join Us for a Night of Networking, Professional Development, and Leadership Discussion
Click here to register
Thursday, June 9
6:00 p.m. Registration, networking, and refreshments
6:30 p.m. Leadership panel discussion and information session
Aurora University Welcome Center
1315 Prairie St., Aurora

Please consider joining us for our first ever Business Open House & Leadership Panel at the Hill Welcome Center. Guests are welcome, and please consider forwarding this message to your employees. 
This will be the perfect opportunity to learn more about our bachelor-completer and graduate programs, and the overarching theme throughout all of our business programs... Leadership.
If you'd like additional information or to schedule a Lunch & Learn event - please contact Ed Miranda at 630-947-8923 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Raging Waves Waterpark

Raging Waves Waterpark is now hiring! Open positions include a full-time salaried Maintenance Technican and many other seasonal positions for the summer of 2016. Follow the link for more information on how to join the team at Illinois' Largest Waterpark!


Waubonsee Community College

Golf Outing
The Waubonsee Community College Foundation is pleased to announce its 29th annual Golf Outing will be held on Wednesday, May 25 at Whitetail Ridge in Yorkville. For more information on sponsorship opportunities or playing in the event, contact the WCC Advancement Office at (630) 466-2316 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Small Business Development Center
Effective June 30, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Waubonsee Community College will be closing due to lack of state funding.

To all my business clients, it has been a pleasure serving you over the past ten years. I have vicariously lived both your successes and your struggles. I have truly enjoyed working with each of you, and wish you all the best.

To all of my stakeholders, especially SBDC host and grant match funder, Waubonsee Community College, thank you for supporting the program, spreading the word, and encouraging so many small business owners and entrepreneurs to take advantage of assistance from the SBDC. The program could not have had the many successes it has enjoyed without you.

I will be staying at Waubonsee in the roll of Educational Program Developer for Customized Training in Waubonsee's Workforce Development Division. I look forward to my continued involvement with the local business community.

There are many resources in the area available to assist entrepreneurs and small business owners. Below are links to these resources - please reach out to them for more information:
Small Business Development Center at Elgin Community College
Small Business Development Center at College of DuPage
Small Business Development Center at Joliet Junior College
Women's Business Development Center ScaleUp Program
Women's Business Development Center - Women's Business Center
Fox Valley Entrepreneurship Center Business Accelerator
Fox Valley SCORE

Thank you,
Harriet Parker, Manager, IL SBDC at Waubonsee Community College
630-906-4143, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Plano Community Garden

The Plano Community Garden was founded in 2009 on the premise that we would create a place for the community to not only come garden, but also serve those in need in Kendall County by donating fresh produce weekly. Our mission has always been to set aside and tend plots that would directly serve the Kendall County Food Pantry in addition to donating from our personal plots as well. To date, we have been very successful and have donated an average of 5,000 pounds of fresh vegetables every year to the pantry.

Donations for New Shed!
The garden is in need of a new larger shed. We are currently asking for donations to help pay for it. Remember we are a 501 3c non-for-profit and all donations are tax deductable. Our thought is when we get this larger shed we would like to post a "Friends of the Garden" list as advertisement and thank you for any one or company donating over $100. Donations of any amount can be sent to Plano Community Garden,  P.O. Box 217,  Plano, IL 60545.

Rain Barrels for Sale
The garden has several 55 gallon plastic drums that can be used as rain barrels.  $15 each and you add the hardware. $50 each and we will add the hardware. We offer delivery if needed and we will give instructions on how to use and set up.

Again, thank you for your commitment to bringing this spirit of change to our neighborhood. We look forward to reporting to you on our progress at the end of the season. In the meantime, keep an eye on our Facebook page for regular updates.


Brenart Eye Clinic

Summer Open House & Trunk Show
Join us for a Summer Open House June 8 from 1-7pm.
Discounts  .  Trunk Show  .  $25 Gift Card (with purchase)  .  Sweets & Drinks

120 E Countryside Pkwy., Yorkville
630.553.6166
brenarteye.com


New Life Church

Volleyball Tournament to Benefit Kendall County Special Olympics

New Life Church of Yorkville, located at 3205 Cannonball Trail, Yorkville, IL, will be hosting a 4 on 4 volleyball tournament on Saturday June 25th from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Kendall County Special Olympics. There will be a competitive and a recreational division and each team requires 1 female player at a minimum. The cost is $50 per player. The competitive league will be played on sand courts and the recreational league will be played on grass courts.

Sponsorship for this event is $200 per business. If you would like to play in the tournament or if your business would like to sponsor this event benefiting Kendall County Special Olympics, please contact Brian Berkey at 630-670-0255. Sponsorships receive recognition on a banner and in our event brochure. There are cash prizes for the winning volleyball teams. Last year this event raised $1,500 for Kendall County Special Olympics.


State Representative John Anthony & State Representative Mark Batinick

ATTENTION ALL EMPLOYERS!
Looking for Qualified Job-Seekers to Match Your Business’ Employment Needs? Join Rep. John Anthony & Rep. Mark Batinick for a Free Jobs Fair
Saturday, June 25th
9:00 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.
Minooka Central Community High School
301 S. Wabena Avenue, Minooka
All area businesses are invited to participate! Space is limited, so call to reserve your spot today!
Call or e-mail your contact information to Julie at 815-464-9908 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Goodwill Store & Donation Center In Yorkville

Join Club Goodwill REwards and you’ll earn REwards points -- reach 75 points and you’ll receive a $5 Club Goodwill REwards coupon for use on a future purchase. With Club Goodwill REwards every purchase matters.  The program is open to all customers 13 years of age or older. 

Here are the exclusive benefits of Club Goodwill REwards:
10% military discount every Tuesday
15% senior discount every Wednesday
10% student discount on every Saturday
Scratch-off promotions on the 15th of every month – save 10%, 15% or even 20%
25% birthday discount off a single purchase during your birthday month issued at register.
Discount coupons by e-mail plus advance notification of sales and promotion
Advance notification of sales and promotions
Join today – it’s absolutely free!  More information


Sense of Samadhi

Metaphysically Fit Fest 2016
Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 12pm to 9pm at Bientennial Rivefront Park in Yorkville!
Family Friendly!
Learn more about MFF! Click HERE!
Interested in becoming a sponsor!? Click HERE!
Interested in becoming a vendor?! Click HERE!

Tairi Grace
Metaphysically Fit Fest Planning Committee
http://www.metaphysicallyfitfest.com/


Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus

Morris Hospital Continues Straight “A” Streak For Patient Safety
Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers has once again received an “A” rating on the Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score, placing Morris Hospital in an elite group of just 153 hospitals in the nation and 17 in Illinois who have earned the “Straight A” since 2013 designation. The “Straight A” designation calls attention to hospitals that have consistently received an A grade for safety in the last three years of Hospital Safety Scores.

Leapfrog Group launched the Hospital Safety Score in June 2012 and issues new report cards every six months. Morris Hospital has received an “A” rating on all nine report cards since the Hospital Safety Score inception.

“I can’t tell you how pleased I am to be saying this for the ninth time: we couldn’t be prouder of our staff and physicians for achieving another A rating on the Hospital Safety Score,” says Mark Steadham, President & CEO of Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers. “Every day, we are focused on further advancing a culture of safety throughout Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers, as evident by the recent establishment of a daily safety huddle that includes representatives from nearly every department. Safety is absolutely a top priority for us, and our commitment is clearly making a difference.”

Serving patients at 22 locations in 11 different communities, Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers includes the 89-bed Morris Hospital, as well as physician offices in Braidwood, Channahon, Dwight, Gardner, Marseilles, Mazon, Morris, Newark, Ottawa and Yorkville. Through the services of over 1,700 healthcare professionals, physicians and volunteers, Morris Hospital provides lifesaving cardiac intervention with angioplasty and stents, a radiation therapy center for cancer patients, a state-of-the-art intensive care unit, and immediate care services at three locations. Morris Hospital is a Level II trauma center and a Level II perinatal care provider with an intermediate care nursery.  In 2016, Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health AnalyticsTM.


Voluntary Action Center - Kendall Area Transi

Attached is your Summer 2016 edition of the Kendall Area Transit Newsletter. Also please check out our website at http://www.co.kendall.il.us/kendall-area-transit/ for more information!

VAC Names New KAT Director
Mike Neuenkirchen has been named the Voluntary Action Center’s new KAT Director. Neuenkirchen takes over for Paul LaLonde, the program’s first director, who recently accepted the position as VAC’s assistant executive director.

“We are truly excited to bring Mike in as the new KAT Director. He not only has a strong track record as a director of rural community and public transportation programs, but his overall diverse professional background gives us the confidence he will keep KAT strong into the coming years,” LaLonde said.

Neuenkirchen called the appointment a “magnificent opportunity.” He continued, “I am very honored to serve an organization of VAC’s quality, especially because I get to continue in the community transportation world. I’ve seen firsthand how KAT helps the community. It offers transit dependent persons independence, medical care, and economic opportunities.”

Kendall Area Transit, or KAT for short, is a community and public transportation service that is dial-a-ride based. Kendall County has partnered with VAC to operate KAT since 2009. Service officially began in March 2010. As KAT director, Neunkirchen’s major responsibilities will include expanding community outreach efforts, creating more transportation partnership opportunities, and securing more local match dollars required by federal and state transportation grants.

 

For more information about Kendall Area Transit visit here


Edward Hospital

Named One of the 100 Top Hospitals
Edward Hospital has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics. Edward made the 100 Top Hospitals list in the Large Community Hospitals category and is one of four non-teaching hospitals in Illinois that earned Truven recognition. “This means Edward’s doctors, nurses and staff are providing high-quality, compassionate care to our patients, and we’re doing it in a way that’s efficient and financially smart for the organization,” says Pam Davis, System CEO, Edward-Elmhurst Health.

Promotion for Bill Kottmann
Bill Kottmann has been promoted to President & CEO of Edward Hospital
, effective July 1. Bill, a long-time Naperville resident and healthcare industry veteran, will report to Edward-Elmhurst System CEO Pam Davis. “Bill has been a great colleague and friend and is one of the key reasons for our growth and success over the years,” says Pam. “He’s led almost every new joint venture we’ve been involved with, and has recruited many key physician leaders to our medical staff. He’s highly respected throughout the Edward-Elmhurst family, and is well known for his civic leadership activities.”


Senior Services

Senior Services offers valuable information and assistance for those over 60 years of age.  It also offers meaningful ways to give back and to use your time earned talents and knowledge to help others.  You can learn more about programs and services at Senior Services and also the nationally recognized Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, RSVP, by calling 630-553-5777. Visit us at the Beecher Center, 908 Game Farm Road, Yorkville IL, 60560, or online at www.seniorservicesassoc.org. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/seniorservicesassoc


Kendall County Fairgrounds

Calendar of Events

The Kendall County Fairgrounds is coming into our busy season. We've got some dates we would suggest you mark on your calendars, become a friend on Facebook and check out our website kendallcountyfair.org. We have lots of rentals these days from weddings, wedding receptions, private auctions and other community activities and fundraisers. Merrie is ready to help you your event, timing and other needs. Call her at 630-212-0686.
Here are those dates that are available to the whole public:

Second Sunday of each month thru and including October. We have the Scout Flea Market. Gates open at 10am and close at 3pm. They have been rates as one of the top 4 markets in the state if Illinois with good items, great location and lots of fun in a great atmosphere. Good food too.

Kendall County Fair Annual Golf Outing will be June 15th at Bliss Creek GolfCourse in Aurora. The committee is still looking for sponsors and golfers. It's shotgun start with a steak fry st the end. Nice course lots of friendship is shared, prizes and hopefully good weather for all to enjoy. Tea time is noon. Dan Reedy is available at 630-553-7403 to help you in any way.

The Midwest Street Rod car Club is again having its annual car show at the fairgrounds for its 6th or 7th time. Last year there were 630 some cars to be judged 2years before that there was over 700. Lots of fun here games, drawings, awards, and that great sweet corn. Check out their website for early bird registration. Gates open at 8am. The date on that show is June 26th.

On July 8 & 9 the Fox Valley Pro Rodeo is presented by the Kendall County Fairgrounds for the support of the youth programs of the Fairgrounds. This is its second year for this big event. Tickets will be available soon at many participating sponsors throughout the Fox Valley. They are: Heartland Bank at Newark, Plano, Millbrook and in Aurora, Rosati's pizza in Yorkville, Roadhouse Bar and Grill in Yorkville, Sanchez Bros Western Ware in Aurora, Just in Time in Sandwich, Feece Oil in Batavia and on-line at our website kendallcountyfair.org. There is a Facebook we would love you to friend to watch for coming activities which is foxvalleyprorodeo. Both shows kick off at 7pm with gates opening at 5:30pm. Come early enjoy the food, beer and wine and kids games with the Cowboys and clowns. Saturday night we have "Whiskey Romance" performing live on the stage. So you can stay late with the entertainment eat more of the good food and enjoy friends and the fairgrounds. Sponsors are still welcome use the website or call 630-553-2860 and leave a message and we will call you back.

And of course the biggest event at the fairgrounds  of the entire year is the County Fair and the dates this year are August 4, 5, 6 & 7. Lots more on that event on the web site and Facebook

So mark your calendars and set those dates aside and remember. The Fairgrounds is the place "Where Family and Friends Meet" for fun, friendship and just plain good old comfort this year with all that is happening here every month.


Kendall County Forest Preserve District

Summer Camps
Registration is now open for the Kendall County Forest Preserve District’s 2016 Summer Camps for Children.  Our nature and equestrian-themed camps are wildly popular, introducing children to nature, wildlife, beginner horsemanship, and outdoor recreational activities.

Each fun-filled camp session features nature hikes, games, crafts, exploration and discovery.  Camps are offered for different age groups pre-K through age 13, with program offerings at both Hoover Forest Preserve in Yorkville, and at Ellis House and Equestrian Center in Minooka.  Camps begin the week of June 13 and run through the week of August 5.

Summer Camp Catalog and Enrollment Forms are available online. 

For more information, and to stay in touch with Kendall County Forest Preserve District news and events, take a moment to subscribe to the District’s Stepping Stones eNewsletter.  Questions?  Contact District staff by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or by calling the main office at 630-553-4025.