Fathers play a critical role in the wellness of the family and in the healthy development of a child—including instilling proper social, emotional, and communication skills, reducing risk-taking behaviors in adolescence (including alcohol and drug use and teen pregnancy), and academic achievement.

Dad Time is designed to provide free monthly opportunities for dads to connect with their kids in fun and unique ways that promote positive father-child interactions, healthy communication, and teamwork and problem-solving skills.


Who: This event is designed for Dads and Kids of any age.
What: Canoeing at Kickapoo State Park
When: Saturday August 19, 2023. 11:00am-3:00pm
Where: Kickapoo State Park (10906 Kickapoo Park Rd, Oakwood, IL 61858)

With generous support provided by Kickapoo Adventures, we will have canoes available between the hours of 11:00am-3:00pm. Signup for a 1-hour slot and cruise the lake with your kids at your own pace.
Due to the limited number of boats, registration will be required. Time slots will be for 1 hour.

Canoe, Life Jackets, and Paddles will be provided. Recommended max 3 persons per canoe.
Meeting location is Kickapoo Adventures, located at Kickapoo State Recreation Area, at their concession on Clear Pond.

What to bring: Sunscreen, Swimsuit, Towel, Water, Snacks.