NEW at Mayslake!
Ranger Adventure Camps
For the first time we’re partnering with Forest Preserve District rangers to offer kids summer camps. Kids will participate in fun, recreational activities such as archery, fishing and paddling; explore the surrounding forest preserve to learn about resident plants and animals; and discover the rich cultural and historical offerings of Mayslake Hall. Spots are limited, so register early! Ages 9 – 12. $200 per five-day camp for DuPage County residents; $250 for nonresidents.
To register, call (630) 933-7248.
Remaining Sessions to choose from:
Aug. 3 – 7 and Aug. 10 – 14
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
When Art and Nature Meet
June 14 – Oct. 23
Daily one hour after sunrise until one hour after sunset
Stroll through the grounds of the estate, and enjoy nature inspired installations created by professional artists and community groups. An opening event with a guided walk will take place on June 14 at 1 p.m.
(Un)rest and Relaxation: A Look Into 1915
July 1 – August 12
Monday — Friday, 9:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Learn about 1915 by exploring events, fads and cultures of the U. S. and abroad through artifacts, interpretive displays, newspaper articles and informational panels. Free.
“The Winter’s Tale”
presented by First Folio Theatre
July 8 – August 9
Wednesdays – Sundays at 8:15p.m.
What is the price of jealousy? For King Leontes of Sicily it is the death of his wife and the banishment of his daughter to distant Bohemia. This tale of faith and redemption is a reminder of the cost of love and the value of trust. Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult. $22 – $39 per person. For tickets, call (630) 986-8067, or visit firstfolio.org.
Girls Write Programs
By Carmela Martino
Girls Write On! (ages 12-14)
Monday – Friday 9:30am – Noon
Join us for friendship and fun at a girls-only camp designed to empower and affirm budding young authors. Girls will play writing-related games, listen to literature by female authors, experiment with different writing techniques and provide feedback to each other. They’ll write in a variety of forms, including poetry, memoir and fiction, and will receive help revising and polishing their works. They will create anthologies of their works, make new friends and be ready to head back to school to put their new skills to work. Ages 9 – 14. $140 per person. To
register, call (630) 206-9566.
Teen Media Camp
By Rebecca Banasiak
August 3 – 7
Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
In this week-long camp, teens will explore a wide range of artistic techniques from traditional oil painting and printmaking to unconventional methods, such as splatter painting using balloons and darts. They will develop and improve their creative and artistic abilities through indoor and outdoor activities. Campers should dress for the weather and bring sack lunches.
Ages 12 – 18. $225 plus $30 supply fee per person. To register, call (630) 206-9566.
By Rebecca Banasiak
Monday – Tuesday 9a.m. – 11 a.m.
Learn the tricks and techniques needed to create beautiful works of pastel art. All levels and backgrounds are welcome. Adults only. $50 plus $10 supply fee per person. To register, call (630) 206-9566.
By Madeline Shea
August 17 – September 21
Mondays Noon – 2:30 p.m.
Learn about the basics of art including drawing, color mixing, color theory, elements of design, composition and more. The noncompetitive, supportive environment for all skill levels allows creativity to flourish. Individual and group discussions occur as needed. Adults only. $125 per person. To register, call (630) 206-9566.
By Ann Grill
Tuesdays: September 1 – October 6
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m..
Explore and enhance your own personal style while enjoying the process of watercolor painting in this beautiful setting. The instructor will give individual help and mini-demos in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Adults only. $125 per person. To register, call (630) 206-9566.