Events and Clinics at South Barrington, IL
|Navigating with a GPS April 1 7:30 p.m.||
If you're thinking of purchasing a GPS or have one you're not sure how to use, join our experts who will show you how to get started. Learn the most useful functions so you'll be ready for your next outdoor adventure.
|Spring Hike at Cuba Marsh April 2 10 a.m. - Noon||
Join our expert instructors on a spring hike at Cuba Marsh. Spring brings thaw from the ice, mammals out of hibernation, and a variety of bird species back to the marsh.
|Essential Knots for the Outdoors April 3 7:30 p.m.||
With the right knots, you can secure a kayak or canoe to the roof of a car, rig a rain tarp, or connect a boat to a dock. We'll show you a few key knots and hitches that every outdoor enthusiast should know.
|Dog's Day Out at Fermilab April 6 11 a.m.||
Meet us at the Fermilab property in Batavia at the dog training area for some off-leash fun!
|Leave No Trace Basics April 8 7:30 p.m.||
With ever more people enjoying the wilds, it's more important than ever to minimize our effect on nature. Learn some easy techniques for low impact travel from our experts.
|Camping Essentials April 10 7:30 p.m.||
Ever wonder what you need to go camping or why you need it? Come and learn what you need, why you need it, and how to use it.
|Navigating with a Map and Compass April 15 7:30 p.m.||
Even the most high-tech GPS can't replace the value of a compass and paper map. Learn the basics of how to use these tools in the wilderness.
|Grassy Lake Spring Hike April 16 10 a.m. - Noon||
Join us on an exploration of this unique property. The 3.5 miles of trails offer scenic views of Grassy Lake and the Fox River valley, winding through colorful sedge meadows and mature oak woodlands.
|Five Favorite Local Hikes April 17 7:30 p.m.||
Our staff spends a lot of time enjoying the outdoors in the area - this is a great opportunity to tap into their local knowledge. Join us if you're looking for new places to explore or want to learn more about places you've already been.
|Stand-Up Paddleboarding Essentials April 22 7:30 p.m.||
Curious about stand-up paddleboarding? Our in-store clinic is a great way to become familiar with the essential equipment and basic techniques - without ever getting wet!
|Basic Kayaking Strokes April 24 7:30 p.m.||
Ever wonder how to kayak straight in the wind or move your boat sideways? Join our experts for an overview of different kayak paddling techniques.
|Great Places to Paddle April 29 7:30 p.m.||
This is a great opportunity to get some local knowledge about the best places to kayak and canoe in your area. There may also be presentations from special guests about trips to exotic locations.