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Dickson-Murst Farm Camp mixes history and fun for kids

Kids will learn about the rural lifestyle of long ago, such as how laundry was done on the farm, during the Dickson-Murst Farm Camp in June at the historic farmstead in Montgomery.
Kids will learn about the rural lifestyle of long ago, such as how laundry was done on the farm, during the Dickson-Murst Farm Camp in June at the historic farmstead in Montgomery.

Kids never found doing chores so much fun as they learn about farm life with farm animals, big farm equipment, hayrides, and getting dirty while playing outside during the Dickson-Murst Farm Camp, daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, June 25, through Friday, June 29, at The Conservation Foundation’s Dickson-Murst Farm in Montgomery.

This week-long day camp introduces kids ages 7 to 10 to both the historic and modern methods of farming while experiencing a little bit of farm life at this historic farmstead. Staff from the Kendall County Outdoor Education Center, TCF, and volunteers from the Dickson-Murst Farm Partners will guide campers through a variety of crafts, demonstrations including how to make butter and candles, and hands-on learning opportunities while campers learn about the rural lifestyle that is part of the region’s cultural heritage.

Cost is $100 per camper. Register online at theconservationfoundation.org/farmcamp. Call 630-428-4500, ext. 128 for more information. Dickson-Murst Farm is located at 2550 Dickson Road, Montgomery.

With more than 4,000 members, The Conservation Foundation is one of the region’s oldest and largest not-for-profit land and watershed conservation organizations. Since it was founded in 1972, TCF has helped preserve more than 35,000 acres of open space, restored and cleaned miles of rivers and streams, and educated thousands of kids by engaging them in nature and the outdoors.

TCF’s mission is to improve the health of our communities by preserving and restoring natural areas and open space, protecting rivers and watersheds, and promoting stewardship of our environment. 

Work is focused in DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will counties to preserve and restore nature in your neighborhood. Find out more at theconservationfoundation.org.

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