A Whole World to Explore

Whether you're inspiring the leaders of the future, bringing your community together or just looking for an escape in nature, House In The Wood is here for you to explore.

Happening at House In The Wood

Join us Fall and Winter:

On a Fall weekday, the entire family can join us for Halloween In The Woods-take a walk along lighted pathways in our enchanted forest to meet our animals including a skunk, owl, frog and singing spider.

On a Winter Weekend we have adult and family outdoor/nature workshops. Join us for birdwatching, ice fishing, and other winter sessions.

We're Hiring - NOW!

House In The Wood is hiring for SPRING! We're hiring TREE CLIMBING FACILITATORS, TRAIL LEADERS and ON CALL EDUCATORS for Outdoor Education. Read More & Apply

House In The Wood is hiring for SUMMER! We're hiring Summer Camp Counselors to teach an activity and impact the life of a child from inner city Chicago. Read More & Apply

LOOK what we found during TREE CLIMBING!

While our summer campers were climbing in "The First" our main tree for climbing, we found a hummingbird on her nest. The eggs are only the size of a pea! We have many hummingbirds visiting our flowers everyday.

Students Digging

Book Outdoor Education in 2019!

There are still a handful of dates available for outdoor education in Spring 2019. We start booking for the next school year 2019/2020 in March of 2019.
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Watch for our OPEN CLIMB schedule in Fall, Spring and Summer--coming soon.

Schedule a group climb year around for groups of 10 or more.


Review: Corkery Elementary

"I can't begin to tell you how wonderful the trip was for all the students! One girl told me how gross the bugs were, but then proceeded to explain all the ways that insects are beneficial. They came back exhausted but full of smiles and excitement. So did the teachers! "
- Carol Devens, Principal, Corkery School
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