Adopt a stage along ACL’s Haunted Trail!

ACL members, this is your chance to dig out those creepy costumes and decorations and put them to good use! Take a walk along the Bathum Trail (south of the dam) and look for the Adopt-a-stage signs. They are numbered. Call us with the stage number of your choice. 

Don’t know where to start? Check out these creepy ideas!

Don’t want to adopt-a-stage, but want to help? 

We need help with haunting, trail guiding, serving refreshments, monitoring crafts, set up and take down.

Email us! or call 815-492-2769 to volunteer!

Happy Halloween family and friends,

‘Tis the season for ghoolish scares and hauntings. We are all so excited and thankful that you will be either spooking the trail, helping at the beach with concessions, parking, entrance, tickets, bus,  makeup, setups or doing a little of everything. Most of all we are happy you want to bring the Haunted Trail to life with us for the ACL Community. 

As our time is fast approaching for the Haunted Trail, here is the info you have been waiting for. Looking forward to having fun! 

All Haunted Trail Volunteers are invited to the Haunted Trail “Thank You” Brunch on Sunday, October 21 at 10 am in the ACL Clubhouse. We want to celebrate and talk about what worked and what we can improve for next year! We will proceed to the Bathum to tear down the stages. All help is greatly appreciated.

VOLUNTEERS: View Volunteer Schedule
View Volunteer Assignments

Should you have any questions, please contact us through email or text. 
Carmel (847) 809-0722   Email Carmel
LeAnne (708) 519-0012   Email LeAnne

Again, a BIG THANK YOU for helping make this happen! We are looking forward to Saturday, October 20, 2018.

Your time commitment is greatly appreciated, AND of course, dress up in your scariest attire!

Respectfully submitted,
Carmel Cottrell
ACL Recreation Committee Vice Chair, & Haunted Trail Chair


The Haunted Trail is 1 mile and takes 45 minutes to walk. Flashlights are advisable.

Park at Nixon Beach, take the bus to the trail.

WARNING:  All patrons enter at their own risk. ACL is not responsible or liable for any harm incurred on the premises. This event contains high impact scares and strobe lights which may not be suitable for people with heart conditions or prone to seizures. Stage areas may include the use of fog juice as well as spraying water. Not recommended for children under 4.

May be hazardous if you are pregnant.

No vehicles allowed at BATHUM TRAIL (except stagers and security.)
No entry to the Haunted Trail will be given to anyone unless they arrive on the bus.                                        
No Alcohol allowed on ACL properties for this event.





Download Stage Adoption form here.

or fill out an adoption form online below.







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