Dan Jones, executive director of the , said children in the district’s day-camp program next year would have the opportunity to fish, canoe, “get dirty” and have a “more traditional camping experience.”
Cary’s Park Board of Commissioners are expected to sign a intergovernmental agreement with the McHenry County Conservation District, giving the park district’s day campers access to Fel-Pro RRR – a 277-acre wooded park with two fishing ponds – on the north side of Cary, at 1520 Crystal Lake Avenue.
The YMCA – up until last year – had been using the picturesque property for its day-camp program.
“This is a unique opportunity,” Jones told commissioners at an operations committee meeting this week. “(MCCD) is excited to have the Cary Park District use their facility. They were excited that we were interested.”
Apart from fishing and canoeing, Fel-Pro also has disc golf, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball, basketball courts, a baseball diamond, picnic groves and covered shelters.
Sara Kelly, superintendent of recreation for the Park District, said day camp is available for children kindergarten through 8th grade, lasting about 10 weeks, from June through the end of August.