River Forest Park District Foundation Zero Waste Campout - Sep 28-29

The River Forest Park District and the River Forest Parks Foundation are sponsoring a Zero Waste Campout at Priory Park on Friday, September 28, 6:30 pm to Saturday, September 29, 7:30 am.  This free overnight event features Seven Generations Ahead’s Green Sugar Press Farm Truck, campfire stories with the River Forest Public Library, live music from Rough Around the Edges, a visit from the Forest Preserve District of Cook County with nocturnal animals, and a late night snack and light breakfast provided by Whole Foods.  “Not only will families be able to experience the joy and ease of camping almost literally in their own backyards,” said Ross Roloff, a Parks Foundation Board Member, “but they’ll also learn ways to be more green, reduce unnecessary waste, and leave our campsite cleaner than we found it.” 


Pre-registration is required for this event.  Registration is only being accepted at The Depot, 401 Thatcher Avenue, Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm.  Registration deadline is Thursday, September 27.  Additional information is available at the River Forest Park District website @ www.rfparks.com or on the River Forest Parks Foundation’s Facebook page at facebook.com/riverforestparksfoundation.

Registration is available at The Depot Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm.  Online registration is not available for this free event. Please pack minimally to reduce any unnecessary waste.

Campout Packing List (pdf)

Campout Brochure  (pdf)


Event Details

  • Ages: All ages are welcome – at least one adult chaperone required  per family group
  • Location: Priory Park
  • Dates: Friday, September 28-Saturday, September 29
  • Time: 6:30pm-7:30am

Campout activities include: Seven Generations Ahead Green Sugar Press Truck Farm; Campfire Stories with River Forest Public Library; Rough Around the Edges Band; Forest Preserve District of Cook County:  Nocturnal Animals

*NOTE* Eat dinner before arriving.  A late night snack and light breakfast will be provided by Whole Foods, River Forest.