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“Under Illinois Skies” Includes Outdoor Activities at Kankakee River State Park on July 22


CHICAGO, IL – Governor Pat Quinn and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) invites Chicago area youth groups to register for a free summer camping adventure – “Under Illinois Skies” – at Kankakee River State Park on July 22nd. The event, which was originally scheduled in June, is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to ensure that no child is left inside and is designed to expand outdoor recreation across Illinois.

“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 Monday, July 22 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 the summer 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.

Youth group leaders interested in registering for the free July 22 “Under Illinois Skies” activities at Kankakee River State Park should contact IDNR Community Outreach Director Jeffrey Jones at (312) 814-8579 or through email at Jeffrey.R.Jones@Illinois.gov by Wednesday, July 17. Space for this event is limited.

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