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Camping Grounds Downers Grove IL

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Special Camps for Special Citizens
(630) 620-8154
1427 Centre Circle Drive
Downers Grove, IL
 
Players Club House
(630) 734-3000
39 South Washington Street Frnt
Hinsdale, IL
 
Vonoven Scout Reservation
(630) 983-1508
South West
Naperville, IL
 
Childtime Learning Centers
(630) 834-5625
127 East Saint Charles Road
Villa Park, IL
 
House of Camping
(708) 599-2650
8424 South Harlem Avenue
Bridgeview, IL
 
Oak Brook Racquet & Fitness Club
(630) 654-2442
650 Westmont Drive
Westmont, IL
 
Hinsdale Racquet Club
(630) 325-6066
5730 South Grant Street
Hinsdale, IL
 
Naperville Tennis & Swim Club
(630) 355-5600
1011 East Benton Avenue
Naperville, IL
 
Camping World
(630) 759-6655
620 Woodcreek Drive
Bolingbrook, IL
 
Shady Oaks Cerebral Palsy Camp
(708)301-0816, (208)730-4127
16300 Parker Road
Lockport, IL
 

Campsite Courtesy



"The highest compliment anybody can pay you occurs when he arrives at a campsite the day after you left it and wonders whether anyone's camped there recently," says Les. "Your objective should be to leave it much as it was when you got there, if not better."

According to Les, the first and foremost campsite rule is to leave no sign of human waste. He recommends using a shovel to dig a small hole, then using the shovel to properly cover any fecal matter and toilet tissue. It's disgusting to think about, but Les says he's seen more than one campsite ruined in this regard by discourteous campers.

When it comes to other kinds of refuse, he notes, "If you can pack it in, pack it out."Don't leave trash behind, even if it's not yours.

When pitching camp, Les says to make sure you're back a minimum of 200 feet from water and trails. "A water source is your prime requirement," he says of site selection. But, he adds, proximity to water often means boggy ground. To avoid damaging the area, look for a sandy or rocky strip of beach to use as water access.

Les also recommends that you check with jurisdiction authorities to determine current fire regulations. If your campsite has a pre-established fire pit, don't make a new one. If you're in an area that's never had a fire pit before, asbestos cloths made for such use helps protect the ground. When gathering fuel for your fire, use only dead and downed timber.

"We're really strong proponents of leave-no-trace camping,...

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