Community Programs

Join us for great community programs.  Most programs meet in the Vollmer Road Parking Lot.  Many programs require pre-registration.  Call for more information.  708-481-2330.

See you at the Oaks!

 

Discovery Day
3/10/2019 - 2pm - 4pm

Join us for a free drop-in program for preschoolers and their families.  Explore our Discovery Center Nature Museum and take a self-guided hike of the grounds.  Your little one can make a nature craft to take home.

Location:  Irons Oaks Discovery Center

Fee:         Free

Age:         2-6


Teambuilding 101
3/11/2019 - 8:30am - 12:30pm

We want you!  Put your leadership skills and love of the outdoors to work by taking the first step in certifying to be an Irons Oaks Adventure Center Teams Course Facilitator. This  training will cover the basics of facilitation and provide you the tools to move forward in your certification.  Spend your summer outside making an impact on the community in a positive way!

 Fee: $90

All participants must have an Irons Oaks Adventure Center waiver signed to participate.
All participants must wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Please dress to be outdoors for the duration of the program. Program runs rain or shine. 


Teambuilding 101
3/12/2019 - 8:30am - 12:30pm

We want you!  Put your leadership skills and love of the outdoors to work by taking the first step in certifying to be an Irons Oaks Adventure Center Teams Course Facilitator. This  training will cover the basics of facilitation and provide you the tools to move forward in your certification.  Spend your summer outside making an impact on the community in a positive way!

 Fee: $90

All participants must have an Irons Oaks Adventure Center waiver signed to participate. All participants must wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Please dress to be outdoors for the duration of the program. Program runs rain or shine.  Pre-registration required.


Teambuilding 101
3/13/2019 - 8:30am - 12:30pm

We want you!  Put your leadership skills and love of the outdoors to work by taking the first step in certifying to be an Irons Oaks Adventure Center Teams Course Facilitator. This training will cover the basics of facilitation and provide you the tools to move forward in your certification.  Spend your summer outside making an impact on the community in a positive way!

 Fee: $90

All participants must have an Irons Oaks Adventure Center waiver signed to participate. All participants must wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Please dress to be outdoors for the duration of the program. Program runs rain or shine.  Pre-registration required.


Ninja Night
3/21/2019 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Climb to new heights and find some inner strength on a rock wall and milk crates followed by the adventures of Kung Fu Panda shown in our outdoor theater.

Fee: $10R/$15NR


Spring Celebration Campfire
3/22/2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Enjoy songs and stories around the campfire with the local folk musician, Anna Stage, as we celebrate the arrival of Spring.  Please register by March 21.

Fee: $2R/$3NR


Spring Nature Camp
3/27/2019 - 8:30am - 3:00pm

Spring Break getting a little long?  Change the pace  and spend some  time in the outdoors with the Irons Oaks staff!  We'll go on hike, play games, make a craft and learn about nature in early spring.  Dress for the weather and bring a sack lunch.  Registration deadline is March 22rd.

Fee: $29R / $36NR

Age 5-12


Spring Nature Camp
3/28/2019 - 8:30am - 3:00pm

Spring Break getting a little long?  Change the pace  and spend some  time in the outdoors with the Irons Oaks staff!  We'll go on hike, play games, make a craft and learn about nature in early spring.  Dress for the weather and bring a sack lunch.  Registration deadline is March 22rd.

Fee: $29R / $36NR

Age 5-12


Cooking On Coals For Dinner
4/7/2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Want a night off from dinner dishes?  Come on out and feast on a meal cooked over coals.  Bundle up and bring your appetite as we prepare a delicious meal complete with dessert!

Clean up will be a breeze!

Fee: $5R/$7NR

Age 3+


Flashlight Egg Hunt
4/12/2019 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Goody-filled eggs have been hidden in the forest.  Decorate a basket and hunt for eggs.  Spaces fill fast, so register early!  Please bring a flashlight.

Fee: $10R / $15NR


Adult Flashlight Egg Hunt
4/26/2019 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join the Irons Oaks Foundation at the annual Adult Egg Hunt!  Please bring your own flashlight and basket.  Contest for the most creative basket and best hat.  Don't miss out on the beverages, laughter and fun- register early!

Fee:  $25

Age:  21+


Happy Arbor Day
4/27/2019 - 9am - 12pm

Irons Oaks needs your help this Arbor Day! We received a grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation to purchase the next generation of beautiful oaks and we need your help planting them.  Training and tools are provided.  Please pre-register.

Bigger groups, contact Cheryl Vargo at 708-481-2330 or cvargo@hfparks.com for more information.

Location: Irons Oaks

 


Mother & Daughter Tea
5/11/2019 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Calling all mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, and mothers of the heart.  Come dressed in your finest for an elegant Mother's Day tea.  Activities will include a tea cup raffle, tea bingo and a best dressed hat contest for both adults and children. Please register by Thursday, May 9.

Fee: $10R/$13NR   (per person)

Age:  2+


Full Moon Night Hike
5/18/2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Come hike at Irons Oaks when the moon is full and delight in the evening sights!  We will explore the forest while learning about nocturnal creatures and nighttime adaptations.  The evening will end with refreshments, songs, and stories around the campfire. 

Location:  Irons Oaks Vollmer Road Parking Lot

Fee: $4R/$5NR

Age 3+


Wildflower Walk
5/19/2019 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Irons Oaks is awash with wildflower color.  Explore with a Naturalist to learn about these spring beauties.  Program is free, but you must pre-register by May 17. 

Location:  Irons Oaks Vollmer Road Parking Lot

Age:        18+

Fee:        Free


High School Senior Night
5/30/2019 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm

High school seniors, congrats on your graduation!  You've reached some great heights!  Ate you ready for more?  Come on out and kick off the summer having fun with friends while climbing around in the woods!

Fee $15R/$20NR

Age: 17-18