Conservation Eductaion

Camping has a unique ability to connect us to nature and one another.  When we camp, we step outside everyday routines. We come together while preparing and sharing meals.  And of course, we share the wonders of the natural world.”  ~ Toni Preckwinkle, President, Cook County, IL, Board of Commissioners.

Urban Transformation Network has several Certified Counselors that take youth on camping excursions to engage educational conservation activities during overnight stays at Forest Preserves of Cook County and other camps of the United States.

The campout includes staff-led instruction in tent and equipment set-up, Leave no Trace Behind camp etiquette, campfire building, camp cooking, night hikes, storytelling, animal encounters, and nature play.

If you are interested in your youth participating in camping and other activities of the Urban Transformation Network, you may contact our President at 773-677-6496.