Membership in the Club brings with it the following privileges:
* Access to Hazelhurst Camp in Harbert, Michigan, our 60 acre, wooded property along Lake Michigan.
Facilities available to Club members for a rental fee are the Farm House, the Family Cottage, and Buena Vista.
Amenities include: swimming, tennis, an on-site library, a children's clubhouse, and a community building where
members gather for cultural events and social functions during the summer.
* Access to Spring Grove Camp in McHenry County, Illinois, our 24 acre property along the Nippersink Creek,
which features a spring fed private pond. The spacious lodge and campgrounds are available for a rental fee.
Swimming, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, evening campfires, tenting, and social activities are on the agenda, many
of them year-round.
* Participation in the activities planned by the Activities Committee which sponsors weekend walks in and
around Chicago and trips to more distant sites.
* Participation in the Club’s conservation activities which include membership in, and support of, major
conservation organizations, hands-on habitat restoration for the benefit of native plants and animals, and
presenting educational nature programs.
* Receipt of "The Bulletin", the official Club newsletter, which keeps members abreast of business, activities,
and events. And, if you have an email account, you'll also receive frequent updates on items of interest to all
Membership in the Club also brings certain responsibilities. This organization gets its energy directly from
members' voluntary participation in any of several venues. You can make your individual contribution to the
Club’s effectiveness by working on various committees and task forces, or by volunteering at events and other
Club-sponsored gatherings. Such contributions of time and/or creativity are greatly appreciated and are counted
upon to fulfill the Club's living legacy of providing outdoor recreation opportunities for its members within the
context of our historically strong conservation ethic.
Applicants to the Prairie Club must be sponsored by two active or honorary life members of at least 6 months.
The applicant must know these sponsors for at least 6 months prior to application. These two sponsors may not
be related to each other or members of applicant's family. If you wish to apply for membership in the Prairie
Club and are not acquainted with members who can be your sponsors, you may participate as a guest at some of
our events. This will enable you to meet members who can sponsor you, and provide you with the opportunity to
familiarize yourself with the nature of our organization.
The Prairie Club welcomes to its membership all those who are interested in its activities and ideals.
Membership in the Club is an individual membership, not a family membership; therefore, additional members of
your family must apply separately. There is a $50 one time entrance fee for membership. The membership dues
for the 2013 year are $115. You must include your entrance fee and current year's dues with your application.