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Excursions

Greetings, WeeM-Goers.

As we have done for the last few years, we’re planning a few off-site events for the Thursday of HalloweeM.

The list of planned excursions will been posted below. This is a work in progress so check back to see if there's a new excurison offered that would be of interest to you. If any excursion for which you signed up is full, you will be wait-listed and notified should there be a cancellation. If you need to cancel, please e‑mail the Excursions Chair../images/email-regular.s.gif so that a person on the waitlist can go in your place.

Transportation To/From Excursions

For the excursions, we will be using shared transportation. When you register, please indicate if you are willing to give anyone a ride to/from the hotel, need a ride to/from the hotel, or will be getting there of your own accord. If you have any mobility issues, please let us know when you register, and we’ll check with the venue to see if they can accommodate you1. If you need a ride and have mobility issues that restrict your use of common transit options, also let us know when you register; we will do our best to check if anyone driving to the excursion can accommodate you, but it is highly unlikely.


1CAM is not responsible for transporting or supplying equipment for members who have mobility issues.

Also note that the start time for the excursion is not the time we will leave the hotel—it’s when the event starts at the location. So if you need a ride, keep an eye out for the confirmation e-mail just before WeeM that will let you know when drivers and riders will gather at the hotel. (This does not apply, of course, if you’re meeting us there.)

Kids on Excursions

While some excursions are open to all ages, we do not offer babysitting on Excursions. As a general rule, parents must accompany anyone under the age of 16. Some excursions have specific age restrictions that are noted under the Restrictions heading, and those restrictions supersede the general rule. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy or regarding specific circumstances, please contact us before signing up.

Eligibility Payments

You must register for WeeM in order to be eligible to go on any of the excursions. Since the number of people for each excursions is limited, it is best you pay as soon as possible. Although you can pay by check, if your check is not received within 7 days of registering for an excursion, a later registrant who has paid may be given priority when the excursion has reached capacity.

Cancellation Policy

If we have to cancel an excursion for any reason, any money collected will be refunded. Regarding individual cancellations, unfortunately, if we’re collecting fees, it means the excursion requires us to make payments in advance to book the space. We may not be able to get refunds from the vendor and so refunds cannot be guaranteed. However, if your circumstances or travel plans change after you've booked an excursion, please let us know. If we can sell your spot to someone else, we will try to do so and will issue a refund accordingly.

List of Excursions for Thursday, October 31st

Description
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Location
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Time
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Cost
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Website
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Max Number of Participants
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Restrictions
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Things to Do Nearby

If these excursion don’t appeal to or work for you and you have a car, or know someone who does, then here are a few suggestions of great places to visit that are not too far from the hotel (30-40 minutes):


Description
Watch a video about candy making and then tour the facility, to see how Long Grove’s famous caramels and chocolates are made. (Live production of any particular confection is likely but not guaranteed.) Chocolate treat included for all who visit.

Children over age 5 are welcome (focus is on education, so may not be very exciting for smaller children).
Location
333 Lexington Dr. in Buffalo Grove
about 2½ miles from hotel (less than 10 minutes)
Hours
9:30 AM - 5 PM (M-Sa)
11 AM - 4 PM (Su)
Website
Long Grove Confectionery
Description
By art, they mean stones used in art and artifacts, not just a nice rock collection. Remarkable little gem of a museum.
Location
220 S. Cottage Hill Ave. in Elmhurst
about 24 miles from hotel (~35 minutes)
Hours
10 AM - 5 PM (Tu-Sa)
1 PM - 5 PM (Su)
Website
https://lizzadromuseum.org/
Description
Costumed interpreters introduce you to life on an 1880s farm.
Location
201 S. Plum Grove Rd. in Schaumburg
about 17 miles from hotel (~½ hour)
Hours
10 AM - 4 PM (Tu-Su)
Website
http://www.parkfun.com/spring-valley/heritage-farm
Description
A self-guided tour of the farm is available and is also great fun — lot of history and information signs, lots of exhibits, lots of “hands-on” things for kids and adults, lots of farm animals (horses, cows, pigs, chickens), a nice shop for farm-related gifts. At this time of year, there will be pumpkins, corn stalks, and other seasonal items available for sale, as well. The Farmhouse & the Silo exhibit both close at 3 PM.
Location
1510 Wagner Rd. in Glenview
about 10 miles from hotel (~½ hour)
Hours
9 AM - 5 PM
Website
https://www.glenviewparks.org/historicwagnerfarm/
Description
After WW II, Skokie was home to more holocaust survivors than anywhere else in the world, other than Israel, so Skokie was the natural location for this moving museum.
Location
9603 Woods Dr. in Skokie
about 15 miles from hotel (~½ hour)
Hours
10 AM - 5 PM (F-W)
10 AM - 8 PM (Th)
Website
https://www.ilholocaustmuseum.org/
Description
Our Excursions Chair has put together a simple-to-follow, self-guided walking tour of Chicago attractions. If you’re extending your stay in Chicago, this is a great way to discover some of the hidden and not-so-hidden gems of the city. Contact her and she’ll e‑mail you the information.
Location
Downtown & Near-North Attractions
The downtown area is about 30 miles southeast of the hotel and it will typically take about an hour or more to get there.
Hours
Up to you & depends upon attraction

Deadlines

  • Registration - July 14th is the last day to qualify for a great discount. Discounts for advanced registration are available through October 18th. (Note: Full payment is required by the appropriate deadline to qualify for the discount for which you registered. )
  • Vendor space - Please complete and submit a Vendor Application by October 20th. If you have any questions after reviewing the Vendor Flyer containing all the details, contact the WeeM Vendor Liaison../images/email-regular.s.gif.
  • Lodging - The hotel is offering a WeeM rate of $117 through October 10th, subject to availability. If the hotel block is full, please contact our WeeM Chair../images/email-regular.s.gif who will try to expand the block.

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