Kids summer camps in the Chicago Suburbs

Camp Coyote

Your Little Ones will love this camp!

July 9th - August 1st, 2024

Nature & Adventure-focused Day Camp for kids 3-6 years old. By utilizing The Forge’s natural environment for hands-on experiences and play based learning, we aim to create authentic connections between nature and the real world for young children. Skills gained and enforced at camp include: social Interaction, problem solving, gross & fine motor skills, listening, teamwork, self advocacy, foster curiosity, independence, resiliency, encourage responsible risk taking and conflict resolution skills, appreciation of nature.


  • Coyotes: 3-6 year-olds | $275 per 3-day session
Lemont Quarries, 227 Heritage Quarries Dr Lemont, IL, 60439


July 9th - August 1st, 2024
$275 per session

Camp Details

Half-days of camp from 8:15am-12:45pm from Tuesday - Thursday 

  • $275 per 3-day session
  • Daily snacks are included
  • Registration includes a Forge bandana


Our 3-day Camp Coyotes sessions are available:

  • July 9th - 11th
  • July 16th - 18th
  • July 23rd - 25th
  • July 30th - August 1st


  • Bikes (Camp Coyote has a variety of trikes, big wheels and wagons, as well as safety helmets for camper use during bike time. However, they are welcome to bring their own bike and safety gear. )
  • Obstacle & Color Courses
  • Coyote Archery
  • Coordination Challenges
  • Target Play
  • Matching Games
  • Nature Crafts
  • and so much more!


Our camp mottos at The Forge are to be safe, responsible and respectful.

  • Children must be three years old by their first day of camp
  • Due to the outdoor nature of our program, children must be toilet trained; no diapers or pull-ups.
  • Children must be able to communicate wants and needs.
  • Children must be able to understand and follow a clear set of directions in order to be safe.


Sample Schedule



"Can't wait to do it next summer!"

Katie F

"Can't wait to do it next summer!"

"My son Robert had a blast and can't wait to do it next summer! Camp Coyote has activities that are appropriate for this age group." -Katie F

"Perfect first time camp experience"

Jennifer L

"Perfect first time camp experience"

"My three year old son was all smiles everyday at Camp Coyote. It is a perfect first time camp experience for kids, the activities are fun and the group leaders bring great energy! I would recommend this camp to other parents." -Jennifer L.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time is drop-off and pick-up?
  • Drop-Off at Kids Adventure Zone (nearest to Parking Lot 2) between 8:15-8:30am
  • Pick-Up at Kids Adventure Zone (nearest to Parking Lot 2) between 12:30-12:45pm
How will campers be separated?

Campers will be separated into age groups so that they will be met with activities that peak their interests and abilities.

Counselor to Coyote Ratio - 1:7

Can The Forge refund or prorate your camper for missing days?

We cannot. We understand that summer can be hectic but we encourage parents to book their campers for a session that they can attend all three days and get the best experience possible!

  • We do not offer pro-rating or refunds
Who is facilitating Camp Coyote?

Quarry Camp is designed and created by educators with a combined 30+years of experience working in camps, schools, and community programming.

  • Led by our Educational Program Director and Camp Coordinator, extensive hiring efforts are underway to find mature, creative, and AWESOME college, high school and adult camp Lead Counselors.
  • All counselors will be trained in CPR, AED and Basic First Aid along with The Forge Adventure Guides and staff, and have a deep commitment to creating the safest camp environment possible.
  • All counselors will also go through extensive training in activities, inclusion, diversity, and much more to ensure the best camp experience for all campers.
  • Awesome adult, college & high school camp Lead Counselors who are 16+ years in age will be engaging and facilitating the campers each week.
Will my camper need to bring their own bike and helmet?

Camp Coyote has a variety of trikes, big wheels and wagons, as well as safety helmets for camper use during bike time. However, they are welcome to bring their own bike and safety gear. 

What kind of snacks will be provided?

All our Coyotes will have options such as; water, apple juice, popcorn, Cheez-Itz, applesauce, pretzels, cheese sticks, fruit, no sugar-added fruit cups.

Allergies, gluten-free, diabetic friendly choices will be made available per parent request.

Is camp always outdoors?

Yes! We play outside in rain or shine! Please prepare your coyote for the elements with proper shoes, rain boots, jackets and an extra change of clothes (just in case).


* Camp will be cancelled for extreme weather conditions.

What is the camp cancellation policy?

Summer camp programming occurs rain or shine. Refunds will be offered up to 3 weeks prior to the start of camp. Credit or changes (availability permitting) are allowed up to 48 hours before the start date.

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