Time for Camp: Keep Young Minds and Bodies Moving this Season

School’s almost out, and with summer comes lots of extra free time for our area youngsters. Discover a few local programs that can help to keep these young minds active, enlightened and prepared for a new year.

Stronghold Castle: An Orphan’s Tribute to Family

In 1929, Chicago newspaper magnate Walter Strong built a castle that inspired the imagination of his family for the next 30-plus years. Today, it remains a bastion of renewal and personal growth that’s enjoyed by more than 12,000 people annually.

Starved Rock State Park: If Canyons Could Talk

A crown jewel among its peers, Starved Rock State Park celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Learn about its 10,000 years of human history and how it came to be preserved — for us.