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About The Event
Summer is right around the corner, grab your camping gear and spend a few days with your kids at Rock Cut state park. Over the course of 2 days, you and your children can participate in different, engaging, fun activities such as kayaking, hiking, yoga, water, and outdoor safety workshops, a fire-starting workshop, and a nature-related scavenger hunt. Guests will have access to kayaks all weekends, life jackets are available and will be sanitized after each use, but we encourage you to bring your own if you have them.
Guests will be required to make their own camping reservations. This can be accomplished by visiting the Illinois Campground Reservation website. We will be camping in the Hickory Hills section. If you have an RV you can book a site in the RV section of the park.
We respectfully request that children who are attending be between the age of 7, (or turn 7 years old in 2021) and 14 and must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.
The following meals will be provided throughout the weekend. If you have specific dietary concerns we encourage you to bring food to supplement what we are providing. The meals we provide may contain wheat, dairy, gluten, and nuts. Although our cookware will be thoroughly cleaned, the utensils and cooking surfaces we will be using have the potential to come into contact with wheat, dairy, or nuts.
We will also have bottled water, apple juice, and soda available.
All True North Expeditions staff have passed a food handlers course.
Snacks including granola bars, veggies, pretzels, fruit. (Individually packaged).
Lunch-hotdogs, brats, hamburgers, grilled cheese, or peanut butter sandwiches.
Dinner-Campfire pizzas or spaghetti.
Snacks-Snacks including granola bars, veggies, pretzels, fruit. (Individually packaged).
Lunch-hotdogs, brats, hamburgers, grill cheese, or peanut butter sandwiches.
Guests are responsible for bringing their own camping gear, chairs, and coolers (if needed). Some of the suggested gear items include:
- sleeping bags
- sleeping pads
- water bottles
Gear rental is available by selecting the "Admission w/Gear Rental" ticket option and includes the following:
- Appropriate size tent
- Sleeping bags
- Sleeping pads
All True North Expeditions staff are certified in First Aid/CPR, and Wilderness First Aid. Please refrain from bringing excessive amounts of alcohol, illegal drugs, or weapons of any kind (excluding a pocket knife for use on the trail).
No refunds will be issued for cancellations less than 7 days from the date of the event. All other cancellations are subject to a 50% service fee. A refund will be issued in the form of a check. Please allow 5-7 business days for processing, we will notify you when the refund has been issued. Additional information will be emailed to you after registering.
True North Expeditions, Inc. reserves the right to substitute the events listed in the description above in the event of inclement weather, availability, or other uncontrollable events.
Donate and Give Back to the Outdoor Community
We are teaming up with *Gear Forward in an attempt to collect new and unused gear, specifically sleeping bags, tents, and backpacks. Illinois resident Scott Gauvin is the founder of Gear Forward, an independent nationwide non-profit that provides gear to non-profit community organizations, youth groups, and charities working with young people in the outdoors. If you have one of the above-mentioned pieces of gear and would like to donate it, please bring it with you. After our winter events, the gear that we collect will be turned over to Gear Forward.
*As stated above, Gear Forward is an independent nationwide non-profit that provides gear to non-profit community organizations, youth groups, and charities working with young people in the outdoors. Founded by Scott Gauvin, Gear Forward aims to encourage people to donate unused outdoor gear they no longer want or need. Gear Forward also seeks partnerships with outdoor retailers and manufacturers to encourage donations of unused gear or donations by customers.
The outdoors are our collective greatest treasure and gift that we offer the next generation. Gear Forward, simply is about providing the next generation of stewards, adventurers, Scoutmasters, and Girl Scout Leaders the resources they need to get outdoors. No child should be denied access to all the outdoors has to offer because they don't have the necessary equipment. Through the collection of gently used outdoor gear, Gear Forward will work with other youth and outdoor-focused organizations to get donated gear into the hands that need it.
Through the donation of outdoor gear, Gear Forward will provide youth in need via various noteworthy organizations the ability to participate in outdoor-themed activities such as hiking, camping, and backpacking. You can find out more about Gear Forward by visiting their Facebook page or website.
- Admission (1 adult & 1 child)$146$1460$0
- Additional Adult or Child$35$350$0
- 2 Person Gear Rental Package$100$1000$0