Governor Quinn Encourages Chicago Area Youth Groups to Attend Free Camping Adventure
"Under Illinois Skies" Includes Outdoor Activities at
Kankakee River State Park on June 28-29
CHICAGO - Governor Quinn and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) invites Chicago area church youth groups to register for a free summer camping adventure - "Under Illinois Skies" - at Kankakee River State Park on June 28-29. The event is part of Governor Quinn's agenda to ensure that no child is left inside and is designed to expand outdoor recreation across Illinois.
"June is 'Leave No Child Inside' month and we want to make sure the children in Illinois have every opportunity to get outside and get moving," Governor Quinn said. "'Under Illinois Skies' is a great adventure that will introduce campers to nature while enjoying outdoor fun in one of our great state parks."
The IDNR has partnered with the Chicago Retail Merchants Association to sponsor a full day of outdoor activities and overnight camping on Friday, June 28, and a Saturday morning camp breakfast on June 29 at Kankakee River State Park near Bourbonnais.
"Under Illinois Skies" is a pilot project through the IDNR that provides urban youth with opportunities to experience outdoors activities including fishing, hiking, and camping at an Illinois state park. The camping trip is among a number of events throughout June that are part of Governor Quinn's "Leave No Child Inside" initiative to provide more outdoor recreation opportunities for Illinois' youth, especially children in urban areas of the state.
Church youth group leaders interested in registering for the free June 28-29 "Under Illinois Skies" activities at Kankakee River State Park should contact IDNR Community Outreach Director Jeffrey Jones at 312-590-5094
> by Monday, June 24. Space for this event is limited.
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
One Natural Resources Way
Springfield IL 62702