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Lake Katherine
In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.

Upcoming Service Opportunities

Public Work Days

We do not have any work days scheduled at this time. Please check back later for future events.

Opportunities for Current High School Students

These opportunities are for high school students who are looking for service learning hours. If you would like to volunteer for camp or the summer programs, please complete our online form at If you have any questions, or are over 18 but interested in volunteering for one of these programs, please contact Marian at 708-361-1873.

Camp Counselor

If you love being outdoors and working with children, this would be a great volunteer opportunity for you. Each camp runs for a full week. Camp counselors volunteer from 9:30am to 2:30pm each day.

Camp Dates:

  • June 18 - 22
  • June 25 - 29
  • July 9 - 13
  • July 16 - 20
  • July 23 - 27
  • July 30 - August 3
  • August 6 - 10
  • August 13 - 17

Summer Program Volunteer

If you enjoy working with children and don't mind getting a little dirty, this is a great way to gain experience while earning service hours for school. Each program is a two-hour commitment and you may sign up to volunteer for multiple programs.

Tom Sawyer Style Fishing
Children will try their hand at fishing, catch and release style.

  • June 6 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
  • July 11 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
  • August 1 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm, 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Walking in the Waterfall
We will take children for a walk in the waterfall and investigate the movement of water.

  • June 20 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
  • July 25 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
  • August 15 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm, 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Wetland Wonders
Children will hike the shores of Lake Katherine and collect specimens using water nets. We'll then examine the specimens using magnifying glasses and a dissecting scope.

  • June 13 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
  • August 8 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm, 2:30pm to 4:30pm


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