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Best 2016 Adventure Summer Camps in Illinois

Many of our Illinois Adventure Camps are still adding to their info on their 2016 Summer Camps, Programs, Activities & Classes.

You can contact each camp you are interested in to get the latest info on all their 2016 Summer Adventure Programs for Teens and Kids.

Early-Bird & Multiple Camper Discounts at Illinois Adventure Camps for Summer 2016

Some of the Best 2016 Adventure Camps in Illinois offer "Early Bird" and/or Multiple Camper Discounts if you enroll in camp before a certain date, or if you are enrolling more than one camper -- check each camp's listing & website for more info, and for info on any available Adventure Camp Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Summer Adventure Camps, Programs, Workshops, & Classes in Illinois are Starting in August, 2016

Many of our Illinois Adventure Camps offer Summer Adventure Programs, Activities, Workshops & Classes starting in August, 2016.

Be sure to check the "Year-Round Programs and Other Camp Info" headings of each camp listing for specifics, or give any Adventure Camp you're interested in a call to check on Summer dates, times and availability.

Summer 2016 Adventure Camp Open Houses & Reunions

Many of our Adventure Camps will be hosting Summer Reunions for their previous campers, and Summer Open Houses for interested new campers and families. Each camp is different, and some offer activities for the entire family.

Contact the camp(s) directly to see if there are any Camp Reunion or Open House Plans for August, 2016.

Best Illinois Summer Adventure Day Camps Starting in August, 2016

Looking for a Great Illinois Adventure Day Camp? Look at each camp's TYPE OF CAMP description. Many of our Best Illinois Day Adventure Camps also list their exact hours, and if they offer before and after camp activities.

Best Illinois Year-Round
Adventure Camps, Classes & Adventure Programs

Many of our Best Illinois Summer Adventure Camps also offer Year Round Adventure Camp Programs, Classes, and Activities. You should contact the camps you are interested in to see if they offer Fall, Winter and/or Spring Adventure Programs, too.

Best Illinois Summer Adventure Camp Jobs

Searching for Illinois Adventure Camp Jobs? Many of our Best Adventure Camps are now listing their 2016 Summer Camp Jobs, too. Look for the heading "Summer Camp Jobs" in each camp listing. You can also check any camp's website for their "Work at Camp" or "Summer Employment Opportunities" pages.

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JCC Elaine Frank Apachi Day Camp
Lake Zurich, Illinois

Visit Our JCC Elaine Frank Apachi Day Camp Website
847-726-0800
info[AT]gojcc.org
23280 North Old McHenry Road
Lake Zurich, Illinois 60047

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CAMPER AGES: 3 years-7th grade

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Daily 9:30 am-3:15 pm, before and after camp programs available

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): JCC Elaine Frank Apachi Day Camp is affiliated with JCC Chicago and is open to the entire community.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Swimming, Science, Gymnastics, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Team Sports, and more.

Biking
Climbing Wall
Field Trips
Floor Hockey
Ga-ga
Garoon Gateway To Science
Ropes Course
Sand Volleyball
Softball
Martial Arts
Zipline

CAMP LOCATION: JCC Elaine Frank Apachi Day Camp is just minutes from downtown Long Grove, just north of Route 22 on Old McHenry Road.

CAMP FACILITIES: Explore 37 acres of action-packed activities including two heated pools, manicured sports fields, 20,000 sq. ft. air-conditioned cultural arts pavilion for hot or rainy days, athletic courts, baseball fields, nature area with hiking trail, climbing wall with challenge adventure and ropes courses plus Ga-ga, sand Volleyball and a zipline.

Elaine Frank Apachi Day Camp is also home to the Garoon Gateway to Science, the region's only state-of-the-art, outdoor science learning center.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our full-time camp director works year-round to find the best programming and activities to delight your child, creating memories and friendships to last a lifetime. Counselors are guided by staff who are professionals in the fields of social work and education with camp expertise.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leaders of tomorrow can participate in a fun,challenging program where 8th-10th grade campers who like working with young children, develop leadership and communication skills

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Financial aid available

OTHER CAMP INFO: JCC Day Camps are open to the entire community and includes daily snacks, a group photo, undernighters, twice weekly lunch, field trips, a camp t-shirt and twice daily swim.

Bust transportation is optional.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Visit our website for sessions, dates and fees.

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Illinois Adventure Camps

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YMCA Camp Benson
Mount Carroll, Illinois

Visit Our YMCA Camp Benson Website
815-244-8722
eli[AT]ymcacampbenson.org
cory[AT]ymcacampbenson.org
16355 Scenic Palisades Road
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053

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CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our YMCA Camp Benson Video

CAMPER AGES: 5-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): YMCA

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: YCB is an adventure based overnight summer camp in northwestern Illinois for boys and girls in 1st-9th grade. We’re dedicated to positively impacting the lives of our campers and providing a transformational camping experience.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

YMCA Camp Benson is a Top Adventure Summer Camp located in Mount Carroll Illinois offering many fun and educational Adventure and other activities, including: Wilderness/Nature, Adventure and more. YMCA Camp Benson is a top Adventure Camp for ages: 5-17.
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CAMP LOCATION: We are a short two hour drive from Madison, WI, the Chicago Suburbs, and only an hour from Rockford, IL and the Quad Cities.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 12 modern, brand new cabins with heat and air conditioning. A brand new indoor climbing wall, covered pavilion, 250 seat amphitheater, and more make Camp Benson fun. Take a look around our site and discover why the Chicago-Tribune called our property one of the 7 wonders of the modern world.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: It is the mission of YMCA Camp Benson to provide a safe, fun, transformational and educational experiences for our campers through the demonstration of the four core values.; caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility and by practicing a camper first philosophy. Sending a child to camp is an act of great faith by parents. As directors, we take that responsibility very seriously. We strive to maintain an environment that both encourages personal growth and creates an unforgettable summer experience.The Camp Benson Community is a caring and supporting one, and at the core of everything that takes place at camp.

ADVENTURE camp is our most popular camp. This is a 7 day overnight camp with every activity to chose from based on your age. ADVENTURE CAMP is for those who are ages 8 -14. Your camper will take their summer to new heights. From zip-lining, swimming, and climbing to exploring a cave, high ropes, archery, and campfires. ADVENTURE camp is everything you need for one amazing week of camp.

EXPLORER camp is our starter camp. This is your 4 day overnight camp with fun activities to chose from based on your campers age. Explorer CAMP is for those who have completed kindegarten through 8 years old. Never been to YCB before or still in their first couple of summers at camp? Then EXPLORER camp is just for them. It's one week of camp packed into 4 days. With skits, big games, campfires, songs, and more, your camper is sure to have a great time.

SPECIALTY camps are the camps that have a certain niche to them They include; MEGA camp, TEEN camp, and LITERARY camp. MEGA camp is more than twice the fun! This 14 day camp gives campers the chance to try more activities, participate in the special middle-weekend stay-over, and get to know their counselors and fellow MEGA-campers much better If you are ages 8-14, register early for this one. It will fill quickly. TEEN camp is the one that no camper ages 12-17 wants to miss.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Simply put, an SDP (staff development participant) is a student entering the 9th-12th grade in the fall of 2014. While often this age group is overlooked and underutilized, this is not true at YMCA Camp Benson. SDPs attend Camp Benson for a week at a time serving and learning, growing and expanding, in both leadership and character. There are 4-levels of the Staff Development Program and placement is based on their grade in school, their attendance at weekend retreats, and an application process.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Every child deserves a camp experience. Just one summer at camp can positively influence a child’s life forever. Our confidential Financial Assistance Program allows numerous children, who would otherwise not be able to attend, to experience all that YMCA Camp Benson has to offer.

Applications for assistance will be made available on our website beginning in May with submissions being accepted after that.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Every spring and fall YMCA Camp Benson hosts a Family. For more information visit This Website Link.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Check out This Website Link for rates, dates, and discounts.

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Adventure Camps in IL
Offer Day & Overnight Options

Some Illinois Adventure Camps offer BOTH Day and Overnight Camp options. Be sure to check each camp's description under "TYPE OF CAMP" for complete information, and exact hours.

Some Illinois Adventure Day Camps also offer Extended Camp Hours for Early Camper Drop-Off and Pick Up. If you need these services, you should contact the camp to confirm availability.


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Bryce Canyon Pines
Online Camp

Visit Our Bryce Canyon Pines Website
435-864-5441
bcpines1[AT]scinternet.net
bcanyonmotel[AT]gmail.com
Hwy 12 Mile Marker 10
Bryce, Utah 84764

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OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Bryce, UT 84764

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Hwy 12 Mile Marker 10

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Online Camp.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Stay at our hotel, the Bryce Canyon Pines, and experience Bryce Canyon National Park firsthand. Our hotel offers a convenient location less than five minutes from Bryce Canyon National Park amid an incredible forest full of Ponderosa Pine trees. Our peaceful and secluded location offers standard rooms, cottages, campgrounds, and RV hookups perfect for any vacation to Bryce Canyon.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Travel, Swimming, Academics, Team Sports, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Hwy 12 Mile Marker 10, Bryce, UT 84764, United States

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: You’ll have a unique experience that is unlike any other hotels in the area.
Bryce Canyon Pines strives to offer each of our guests a quality stay when they choose to stay with us. With over 50 years of hotel experience of offering clean and comfortable accommodations we can ensure your stay will be enjoyable. Take advantage of our many exceptional features and services not found at other hotels in Bryce, Utah. Enjoy our featured onsite restaurant which specializes in tasty pies and delicious home cooking.

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Teen Adventure Camps in Illinois

Illinois Adventure Camps for Teens sometimes include more 'intense' or immersive adventure activities, and can be much more rigorous. Teen Adventure Camps in IL tend to have more focus on adventure skills development, sometimes involving intense activities or experiences, with limited down-time, and include age-appropriate special camp events designed for teens.

Be sure to speak with each camp you are interested in, so you know exactly what to expect.


JCC "Z" Frank Apachi Day Camp
Northbrook, Illinois

Visit Our JCC "Z" Frank Apachi Day Camp Website
847-272-7050
info[AT]gojcc.org
305 Woodridge Lane
Northbrook, Illinois 60062

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CAMPER AGES: 4 years-6th grade

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Daily 9:30 am -3:30 pm, before and after camp program available

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Affiliated with JCC Chicago and welcoming to the entire community

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Waterfront/Aquatics, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Swimming, Science, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Football, Team Sports, and more.
Boating
Challenge/Adventure Course
Clowning
Magic
Cooking
Floor Hockey
Ga-ga
Kickball
Martial Arts
Music
Sand Volleyball
Nucomb
Softball

CAMP LOCATION: Tucked away on 10 private acres in Northbrook, IL, our wooded campus is grassy and sunny with lots of trees for shade and comfort.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our amazing facilities include: Two large heated outdoor pools, an arts & crafts studio, boating pond, air-conditioned buildings for hot and rainy days, challenge course with climbing wall and boulder, two ball fields, and basketball, volleyball and tennis courts.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: JCC "Z" Frank Apachi Day Camp offers magical experiences for children living in the northern suburbs. Camp includes door-to-door bus service plus twice weekly lunch, field trips, camp t-shirt, camp CD and twice daily swim. Our full-time camp director works year-round to assure your child a summer full of memories and friendships to last a lifetime.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Counselor-in-Training program for 8th-10th grade

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Financial aid available, please contact the camp office.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
For more information on sessions, dates and fees, visit our website.

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Camp CBG at the Chicago Botanic Garden
Glencoe, Illinois

Visit Our Camp CBG at the Chicago Botanic Garden Website
247-835-8361
awells[AT]chicagobotanic.org
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, Illinois 60022

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CAMPER AGES: 6 months to 12 years

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp CBG offers morning and afternoon camps, supervised lunch, and full-day camps to give parents flexible scheduling options from June 20 – August 19, 2016. Spend a week or the whole summer at the Garden!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Extra-special attention
Please let us know on your child’s Emergency/Health History Form if your child has special needs: i.e. physical, emotional, educational, or medical. Advise us of any severe allergies or chronic illness. This includes information regarding food or airborne allergies. If your child will require special accommodations, please call (847) 835-8361 to discuss your situation prior to registering.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Fine Arts/Crafts, Science, and more.

CAMP LOCATION:

The Chicago Botanic Garden is easy to find and easy to reach, approximately 20 miles north of Chicago in Glencoe, IL.

CAMP FACILITIES: The Chicago Botanic Garden’s signature day camp provides exciting, fun, and enriching outdoor learning experiences for your child utilizing all the Garden facilities and spaces.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp CBG Mission
The mission of the Chicago Botanic Garden is to promote the enjoyment, understanding, and conservation of plants in the natural world.

Our Goals for your Camper: Make nature play a part of daily activities, Introduce activities that explore connections between nature and the following: art, science, math, literacy, movement, and cooking, Provide age-appropriate, hands-on activities, Incorporate experiential learning into camp curriculum, Offer opportunities for campers to take a piece of the Garden home. Camp CBG is an alchohol, drug, and weapon-free program.

Age Limits
Please note the age groupings for each camp group:

My First Camp Age 2: campers must be born on or before September 1, 2014.

My First Camp Age 3: campers must be born on or before September 1, 2013.

Green Sprouts: must be entering Jr. Kindergarten or Kindergarten September 2016 (most campers are ages 4-5).

Green Thumbs: must be entering grades 1-2 September 2016 (most campers are ages 6-7).

Explorers: must be entering grades 3-4 September 2014 (most campers are ages 8-9).

Adventurers: must be entering grades 5-7 September 2016 (most campers are ages 10-12).

We regret that we cannot make any exceptions to this policy. Campers in the Green Sprouts group and above must be toilet trained.

Parent Information
A weekly Camp CBG syllabus for each camp will be e-mailed to you the week prior to your child's camp. It will also be available from your child's teacher on the first day of camp. Each syllabus will list the day's activities and include suggestions to help you and your camper share the camp experience. The order of events may change due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control.

Emergency/Health History Forms
Camp CBG does not require a medical examination to attend camp; however, we ask that you fill out our Emergency/Health History Form as soon as you complete your online registration. In order for your child to attend camp, we must have a completed Emergency/Health History Form on file by June 1, 2016. You can submit a form here.

Camper Illness/Injury
Should your child become ill or injured while attending Camp CBG, you will be notified by phone immediately by the Camp Manager. Our teachers are trained in First Aid, and our Chicago Botanic Garden Security Staff are CPR/First Aid/Defibrillator trained and respond to all emergencies. The Security Team will determine if Glencoe Public Safety should respond to an injury.

Before- and After-Camp Care
We are happy to offer before-camp and after-camp care for your camper. Program will be supervised by Camp CBG staff. Activities will include games, art projects, and gardening. Pack an extra snack for your camper for after-camp care. Morning fees are $50/camper/per week; afternoon fees are $63/camper/week, and cannot be pro-rated for partial use; no membership discount available.

Morning hours are 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. and afternoon hours are 3 – 5:30 p.m.

No drop-ins. Campers must be preregistered for this service. No on-site registration is available.
Children must be signed in with staff at the Learning Center at drop-off.
Evening pick-up will take place in the Learning Center. Parents/caregivers will be asked for photo identification at pick-up. There is a late fee of $15 for pick up between 5:30 and 5:45 p.m. An additional $1 per minute will be charged after 5:45 p.m. Late fees are payable by cash, check, or credit card at the time of pick-up. Repeated late pick-ups may result in the loss of this service.

Snacks
Camp CBG does not provide daily snacks to Campers. Please pack a nut-free snack for your camper each day. We will take a snack break mid-morning and mid-afternoon daily. Some camps may be making their own additional snacks during Camp CBG. If your child has food allergies or diet restrictions that may prevent him/her from consuming nut-free snacks, please specify to what degree on the Emergency/Health History Form.

Lunch
Camp CBG offers a supervised lunch period for campers in Green Sprouts, Green Thumbs, and Explorers who enroll in morning and afternoon camps for $10 per child/week. Pack a nut-free lunch for your child that does not require refrigeration, and we will supervise your child during the lunch break (noon – 12:30 p.m.) and escort your child to his/her afternoon camp.

Staffing
In order to provide the best possible experiences for your children, one-week camps are limited to 12 or 15 campers and two-week camps are limited to 20 campers. My First Camp is limited to 12 child/adult pairs per camp. Camps are led by Chicago Botanic Garden staff and qualified teachers, with assistance from interns and volunteers. Biographies of your campers' instructors will be available online this spring.

Camper Code of Conduct
You will be asked to review the CBG Camper Code of Conduct upon completion of the Emergency/Health History Form.

Campers will treat their fellow campers, instructors, and volunteers with respect.
Campers will follow directions and stay with their group.
Please read and discuss these expectations with your child. In the event that a camper does not follow the Code of Conduct, or his or her behavior endangers other campers or interferes with an instructor's ability to provide programming, the coordinator of Camp Programs or camp instructor will inform the parent at pick-up or through a phone call. If a second incident occurs, parents may be asked to withdraw their child from camp. Refunds will not be given for behavior-related withdrawals.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Ages 13 – 15

Our Leaders in Training program is the perfect summer experience for teens with an interest in science and education. Participants help prepare for camps, assist teachers during the day, and learn life skills that will benefit them in future job searches and college preparation.

The LIT program is a two-week commitment, meeting Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. throughout the summer. Each LIT will be scheduled in weeklong timeframes. Two consecutive weeks are preferred, but not required. Applications will be available until the program fills. LIT interviews will be conducted from February through April, and participants will receive training before camp begins.

Application materials will be available in December. Please call (847) 835-8361 to request an application.

OTHER CAMP INFO:
Pick-up/Drop-off
We offer an optional in-car drop-off/pick-up for camp families and carpools on our Learning Center Campus driveway. Details about camper drop-off and pick-up will be communicated via e-mail in early June. Should you prefer to park and walk your child to his/her camp instructor daily, you may park in lot 6 and follow the crosswalk to the drop-off area, located in the Children's Learning Center Lawn. Camp groups will leave the drop-off area promptly at 9:30 a.m. for morning camps and 12:30 p.m. for afternoon camps. If a child misses the departure of his/her camp group, it is the responsibility of the caregiver who brings that child to check in, and then escort the camper to his/her camp location for that day. If your child will be absent, please let us know by calling (847) 835-8361. If you must pick your child up early from camp, you must contact us by phone or send a note to camp with your child so that we can make arrangements for early pick-up ahead of time.

Please Do Not Bring to Camp
The Garden is NOT responsible for any item lost or broken during camp. Please leave the following items at home: personal video game players, cellphones, MP3 players/iPods, and iPad-type devices.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please visit: This Website Link.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Any Camp CBG job postings will be found on the Chicago Botanic Garden's Employment webpage at: This Website Link.

Interested individuals may also contact the Manager directly at awells[AT]chicagobotanic.org.

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International Adventure Camps in Illinois

Some of our Illinois Adventure Camps accept International Campers from all around the world. Some camps could offer special Summer International Programs, scholarships, or other incentives to international campers.

International Campers and Parents: Be sure to contact each Illinois Adventure Camp you are interested in to see if they accept campers from other Countries, if they hire any international staff, or if they offer any Special Summer Adventure Programs for International Campers.


Camp Dean
Big Rock, Illinois

Visit Our Camp Dean Website
630-897-1565
630-556-3122
fdupczak[AT]girlscoutsni.org
46W253 Camp Dean Rd.
Big Rock, Illinois 60511

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
200 New Bond St.
Sugar Grove, IL 60554

CAMPER AGES: 6-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Family Camp

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Girl Scouts

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, Horses/Equestrian, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Swimming, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Dean is 160 acres of woods and prairie, located about an hour west of Chicago.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Camperships are available for current members of Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): We have two family camp sessions in 2014.
Special Guy Overnight - July 11-July 12 - Spend some time with the special guy in your life, whether it's dad, step-dad, uncle, grandpa, or older brother.

Me & My Gal Weekend - July 18-July 20 - Spend the weekend with the special gal in your life whether it's mom, step-mom, aunt, grandma, or older sister

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We are currently hiring for all camp positions - counselor, kitchen staff, waterfront staff, and specialty areas. Please contact Felecia for more information.

Please send email to: fdupczak[AT]girlscoutsni.org or visit our website at This Website Link for application materials.

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Illinois Adventure Camps Offer Scholarships & Financial Aid

Some Illinois Adventure Camps offer Camperships, Scholarships, and other forms of full or partial financial assistance to deserving campers.

Be sure to check each camp's description under "CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE" for complete information, including exactly how to apply.


Camp Kupugani Multicultural Summer Camp
Leaf River, Illinois

Visit Our Camp Kupugani Multicultural Summer Camp Website
815-713-4110
866-471-4616
kupugani[AT]gmail.com
6903 W. White Eagle
Leaf River, Illinois 61047

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CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Camp Kupugani Multicultural Summer Camp Video

CAMPER AGES: 7-15

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers. All Boy Campers. All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Less than two hours minutes west of Chicago, Camp Kupugani--in separate girls-only and boys-only sessions (plus a blended session incorporating certain intentional coed aspects)--provides a multicultural sleepaway camp that focuses on diversity and communication skills in a fun atmosphere, uniting children of varied backgrounds and providing them with empowerment and community-building skills.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Waterfront/Aquatics, Wilderness/Nature, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Volleyball, Soccer, Team Sports, and more. GaGa, Rock Climbing, Sand Volleyball, & Mud Volleyball.

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Kupugani is located in the rolling hills and woods of northwest Illinois, less than 2 hours from Chicago. Please visit our website for lots of camp photos and videos.

CAMP FACILITIES: Located in the rolling hills and woods of Northwestern Illinois, our camp comprises beautiful woods, trails, a swimming pool, two all natural rock climbing walls, game fields, and a 5-acre lake for swimming, water games, and almost a mile of canoeing through the property. With 120 acres of forests, wildlife, and wildflowers galore, it offers fresh air, natural water, the robust smell of pure woods and a twinkling night sky.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Kids love it here…and parents are equally excited about our program. In our past 9 years of parent surveys, 99% of respondents would recommend our camp to friends. The overwhelming majority of our parents noted their child’s improvement in:

Acknowledgment and Appreciation of Diversity
Conflict Resolution Skills
Personal Growth and Self Confidence
Positive Self Image and Empowerment
Leadership Skills

Specific past parent comments include:

“When I see how [my daughter’s] face lights up when she speaks about camp, it’s a priceless experience.”

“She absolutely loves the camp, the staff, and all the friends she makes there. I consider Kupugani to be a big influence in helping her to grow and expand her mind each summer; it has become an integral part of her summer vacation.”

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Our leadership programs help future young leaders transition from camper to counselor. In addition to being able to participate in regular camp activities, girls receive training to build their leadership knowledge and skill base.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Limited scholarships based on family size and income guidelines.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Mother Daughter Weekends
Parent Child Weekends

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please visit This Website Link for information.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We are always looking for great people to work at camp as bunk counselors and and activity instructors.  If you are excited to work with children and want to find out more about a fantastic summer job opportunity, please visit our website at This Website Link.  

There you'll find pictures, videos, information, and our staff application. You're also welcome to call or email with any questions.  Thanks!

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Oasis Summer Day Camp
Winnetka, Illinois

Visit Our Oasis Summer Day Camp Website
847-858-0415
james[AT]oasisdaycamp.com
180
Ridge Avenue
Winnetka, Illinois 60093

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CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Oasis Summer Day Camp Video

MOST RECENT UPDATE:
More than 6 months ago. Contact camp for the latest 2016 camp info.

CAMPER AGES: 5 - 12

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. A premier day camp on the north shore of Chicago. The hours are from 8-5:30, Monday through Friday.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, Fine Arts/Crafts, Swimming, Science, Academics, Technology, Team Sports, and more.

CAMP FACILITIES: This camp has two campuses located in Winnetka, IL and Highland Park, IL., from these drop-off and pick-up locations we visit a wide variety of destinations around the Chicagoland area to offer children every opportunity for fun. From swimming, to science classes, farms, museums and even amusement parks we have something that every child will enjoy.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our program is geared to fully engage your child. There is no single focus, but more of a variety of programming to be sure our campers have a fun as well as educational summer. Please refer to our Calendar of Events for more detailed information about what this season has to offer at This Website Link!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership program.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please see our website for detailed information about what this summer has to offer as well as pricing at This Website Link.

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University of New Hampshire Summer Youth Programs
Online Camp

Visit Our University of New Hampshire Summer Youth Programs Website
603-862-3266
cathy.leach[AT]unh.edu
University of New Hampshire
Durham, New Hampshire 03824

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OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Summer programs also available in Manchester, NH; Milan, NH; and at the Shoals Marine Lab on Appledore Island off the coast of Portsmouth, NH.

CAMPER AGES: 6 - 18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Online.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers. All Boy Campers. All Girl Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Waterfront/Aquatics, Wilderness/Nature, Sailing, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Musical Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Volleyball, Science, Academics, Computers, Math, Technology, Gymnastics, Soccer, Basketball, Football, Team Sports, and more. 4-H Camps, Field Hockey, Girls Lacrosse, Girls Ice Hockey, Track & Field, Upward Bound, Chinese Language & Culture, Writer's Academy, Additional Art Topics, Culinary, Hospitality Management, Future Leaders Institute, & Online Summer Non-credit Courses.

CAMP LOCATION: Most camps are held on the campus of the University of New Hampshire, in the Seacoast region of the State. Camp Barry Conservation Camp is held in the northern part of the state in the beautiful White Mountain range, and our marine science program is held at the Shoals Marine Lab on the Isles of Shoals off the coast of Portsmouth, NH. Additional academic programs are held at the University's Manchester campus, a more urban environment.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our camps are held on the campuses of a major public university, so utilize state of the art facilities -- athletic buildings and fields, computer and science labs and equipment, theatre and dance facilities, classrooms, and at the Durham location, new and updated college residence halls, as well as an award-winning dining facility.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: UNH hosts over 30 summer programs for youth ranging in topics related to athletics, academic enrichment, the arts, and traditional day and overnight camps. Please visit out website to view all program offerings at: This Website Link.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Future Leaders Institute.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Some camp programs offer financial assistance, please contact us for more information.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
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Camp Ondessonk
Ozark, Illinois

Visit Our Camp Ondessonk Website
877.659.2267
camp[AT]ondessonnk.com
3760 Ondessonk Rd
Ozark, Illinois 62972

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CAMPER AGES: 8-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers. All Boy Campers. All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Since 1959, Camp Ondessonk has provided children and children-at-heart the opportunity to experience first hand the beauty of God’s creation. Located in the Shawnee National Forest of Southern Illinois, Ondessonk’s summer camp programs provide an experience that encourages campers to have fun, grow spiritually, make friends, grow in self-confidence and self-esteem, and develop values.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, Horses/Equestrian, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Location & Directions:
Camp Ondessonk is located just east of Illinois Route 45, on Ozark Road, near the town of Ozark, IL.

Ozark Road intersects Route 45 at the Ozark General store. This Intersection is 12 miles north of Vienna, IL, 2.7 miles south of New Burnside, IL, or 20 miles south of Harrisburg, IL on Route 45.

A brown department of transportation highway sign marked “Camp Ondessonk” and “Bell Smith Springs” marks the turn from Route 45.

From Route 45, take Ozark Road east one half of a mile to Ondessonk Road (look for the camp gate on right). Make a Right on Ondessonk Road.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have tree house cabins, three lakes, recreation dining hall, horse stables, and a rustic amphitheater.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Ondessonk a residential youth camp provides summer camp programs for children ages 8-18 years old. We are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association. This accreditation means that Camp Ondessonk thoroughly reviews operational practices, seeks the wisdom of other summer camp professionals, and continually makes improvements within our summer camp program to comply with more than 300 written standards. Only one-fourth of the summer camps in the United States have earned this mark of distinction. In addition, Camp Ondessonk’s Equestrian Program is accredited by the Certified Horsemanship Association.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: The CIT program is a two week leadership development session designed to prepare participants for possible future counselor positions. Applicants to the CIT program must be 15 years old by May 30, 2015.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: In an effort to make Camp Ondessonk more accessible to children of all economic means, three scholarship opportunities are available. General and St. Kateri scholarship recipients receive partial tuition coverage. Monsignor Fournie Scholarship recipients receive full tuition coverage.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Fall Family Camp
October 9 at 4:00 pm - October 11 at 11:30 am
Event Navigation
Camp Ondessonk Fall Family CampCamp is for everyone! Join us for a weekend of family fun and experience a taste of summer camp as the leaves change and the weather turns down-right pleasant. Many of our best traditional camp activities will be available at Fall Family Camp. Go for a canoe paddle or an afternoon swim, take a horse ride or climb our climbing tower. For a taste of the extreme, give our high ropes course a try. Experience a Camp Ondessonk weekend the whole family can enjoy!

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: February 2015
Camp Ondessonk Gala and Auction Preview Gift Party
February 13 at 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Abbey, 5801 West Main Street, Belleville, 62226
Camp Ondessonk Gala and Auction Preview Gift Party will be held February 13th at The Abbey in Belleville IL.

Camp O Gala and Auction Preview Gift Party
February 13 at 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Abbey, 5801 West Main Street, Belleville, 62226
Join us for the Camp O Gala and Auction Preview Gift Party and enjoy a glass of wine while getting a sneak peak of our new Fournie Mini Camp Village and…

Maple Sugarin’ Weekend
February 20 at 4:30 pm - February 22 at 11:30 am
Camp Ondessonk, 3760 Ondessonk Rd., Ozark, 62972 United States
Camp Ondessonk in Ozark IL will be hosting the 1st Annual Maple Sugarin’ Weekend February 20-22. Maple syrup-making is an ancient, time-honored tradition. In the late winter months, maple trees…

March 2015
“A Night in Vegas” Camp Ondessonk Gala and Benefit Auction
March 7 at 5:30 pm
Four Points by Sheraton, 319 Fountains Pkwy, Fairview Heights, IL 62208 United States
Click Here to Register for “A Night in Las Vegas!” Registration is easy! You can click on the link above, or you can download an invitation, an event information card,…

$720
Wilderness First Responder Course
March 9 at 8:00 am - March 16 at 5:00 pm
Camp Ondessonk, 3760 Ondessonk Rd., Ozark, 62972 United States
WFR Registration SOLO (Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities) will be coming to Camp Ondessonk to teach a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Course. SOLO’s WFR courses originated in response to the needs of those…

Road Scholar: Hiking in Southern Illinois
March 15 - March 20
Camp Ondessonk, 3760 Ondessonk Rd., Ozark, 62972 United States
On an extraordinary outdoor adventure, Road Scholars will explore the canyons, waterfalls, and creeks of Camp Ondessonk and learn about the area’s natural and cultural history and the incredible diversity…

April 2015
Stable Round-Up, Gardening, Restoration and Preservation Weekend
April 10 at 3:00 pm - April 12 at 11:00 am
Camp Ondessonk, 3760 Ondessonk Rd, Ozark, IL 62972 United States
Every spring, volunteers attend the annual Stable Round-Up, Gardening, Restoration and Preservation Weekend to contribute their skills and labor to Camp Ondessonk’s stable program and grounds. Past projects include everything from…

Father Son Weekend
April 24 at 4:00 pm - April 26 at 11:00 am
Camp Ondessonk, 3760 Ondessonk Rd, Ozark, IL 62972 United States
Fathers, Sons, and the Great Outdoors. Camp Ondessonk sets aside one weekend a year for this time-honored tradition as old as America itself. No projects to be done, leaky faucets…

May 2015
New/First Time Camper Open House
May 9 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Camp Ondessonk, 3760 Ondessonk Rd, Ozark, IL 62972 United States
The New / First Time Camper Open House is the best way to introduce potential campers (and nervous parents) to the Ondessonk experience. Families will have a chance to meet leadership…

Annual Open House and Homecoming
May 30 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Camp Ondessonk will be opening it’s gates to the public May 30, 2015 for the 56th Annual Open House and Homecoming. Join us to commence our 56th summer of “teaching…

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Camp Tapawingo
Metamora, Illinois

Visit Our Camp Tapawingo Website
888-623-1237
gsci[AT]girlscouts-gsci.org
1452 Hickory Point Road
Metamora, Illinois 61548

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CAMPER AGES: 5-17 years of age

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Weekends

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Girl Scouts

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: We can adapt to special needs.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Waterfront/Aquatics, Wilderness/Nature, Horses/Equestrian, Sailing, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Theater, Swimming, Team Sports, and more. Challenge Course - Both Low & High Courses, Archery, Hiking, Boating

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Tapawingo, ACA Accredited, is a 640-acre camp facility located 15 miles from Peoria. The cornerstone of this property is its Equestrian Center where girls learn horseback riding skills and horse care. The Center includes a state-of-the-art stables with an indoor air-conditioned classroom, trading post and a barn classroom along with an 80’x160’ indoor riding arena with an observation area.

A large outdoor riding arena completes the Equestrian Center. Mary Morgan Lodge, a 12,000 square foot multi-level, air-conditioned dining hall and program center is the point where all campers gather for meals. Camp Tapawingo also features an in-ground pool, adventure course, archery, canoeing, and miles of hiking trails.

Campers utilize four main rustic living units – Rustling Oaks, Setting Sun, White Cloud, and Shining Star – that provide platform tents and unit houses. These unit houses have electricity, indoor bathrooms, hot water, and kitchen facilities.

CAMP FACILITIES: Campers utilize four main rustic living units – Rustling Oaks, Setting Sun, White Cloud, and Shining Star – that provide platform tents and unit houses. These unit houses have electricity, indoor bathrooms, hot water, and kitchen facilities.

Setting Sun, Rustling Oaks, White Cloud and Shining Star units are available for camping. Each unit with the exception of Rustling Oaks, has a unit house and platform tents. Rustling Oaks contains a unit house only. The unit houses are all equipped with indoor flush toilets (White Cloud has composting toilets), full kitchen with cooking equipment, fireplaces, electricity, tables, chairs and mattresses (no cots), and electric heat. The platform tents are available April 15 through October 15 and house 3-4 people per tent with cots and mattresses. Each unit has a fire circle and comes with standard basic outdoor cooking equipment.

Setting Sun sleeps 20 indoors and 26 outdoors in platform tents.
Rustling Oaks sleeps 16 indoors and has a shower.
Shining Star sleeps 24 indoors and 35 outdoors in platform tents.
White Cloud sleeps 24 indoors and 35 outdoors in platform tents.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Your group can experience many activities while staying at Camp Tapawingo including team building on our high and low ropes courses, test your aim on our archery range or take a relaxing ride through the property on horseback. A small paddling lake can be explored in a canoe. If exploring on your own, hiking trails wind throughout the property. These activities are dependent on trained staff and/or volunteer availability.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We have both CIT and LIT programs as well as Leadership Camps and camp assistants.

If you love working with younger campers and hanging out with older Girl Scouts at camp, you’ll love this two-week session! You’ll spend the first week improving your camping and leadership skills and observing the counselors in action as you begin the sisterhood journey. The second week you’ll be paired with a unit to lead daily camp activities. As a CIT, you’ll have plenty of time to stay up late making midnight grilled cheese and playing goofy games.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Financial assistance is available.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Our summer activities are open to all girls, including non-Girl Scouts. Any girl entering first grade through twelfth grade is welcome at camp. You don’t have to have any camping experience to come to camp, and you don’t have to come with friends or a troop. You’ll make new friends while you’re here. The GSCI summer camp experience is available in many forms: resident camp; day camp; family events; and core camping, where troops stay at camp and camp staff run activities.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Camp Tapawingo is a year-round camp with mainly activities and camping.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
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Decoma Day Camp
Northbrook, Illinois

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847-945-4455
4350 Walters Ave
Northbrook, Illinois 60015

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
1304 Rosewood Ave
Deerfield, IL 60015

CAMPER AGES: 3 to 13

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Gymnastics, Cheerleading, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Basketball, Baseball, Football, Team Sports, and more. Archery, Circus Arts, Climbing Wall, Field Trips, Fishing, Gaga, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Mountain Biking, Overnighters, Trampball, Volleyball, & Fantastic Special Event Days.

CAMP LOCATION: Decoma is located on eleven beautiful acres in Northbrook, Illinois. We are on Walters Avenue, 1/4 mile west of Sanders, 3/4 mile south of Dundee Road and 1 1/2 miles north of Willow Road (Palatine Road). Please visit our website for lots of photos!

CAMP FACILITIES: In addition to several expansive athletic fields, there is a spacious wooded area for recreation out of the sun. Campers enjoy the use of tennis courts, swimming pool, basketball court, fishing pond, sand volleyball court, miniature golf course, archery range, gymnastics area, climbing wall, gaga pit, mountain biking trails, trampball court and much more! Several large buildings accommodate indoor activities during inclement weather.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Decoma is proud to offer the following options:

SHORTENED DAY PROGRAM for children ages 3 – 5
provides a fun-filled day led by adult counselors and includes bus transportation, daily swimming instruction, lunch, and numerous sports and activities all appropriate to the age, attention span, and energy level of three through five-year-olds.

FULL DAY PROGRAM for children ages 4 – 13
Campers swim twice a day, and exceptional Red Cross instruction is provided by trained staff in our spacious, heated pool. The fun continues on land with tennis, team sports, trampball, climbing wall, crafts, dance, archery, drama, fishing, gymnastics, martial arts, mountain biking, photography, circus arts, theme days, field trips and much more!

OPTIONAL SPECIALTY CAMPS for children ages 7 – 13
in GOLF, RIDING, SPORTS, TAE KWON DO, DECOMA DANCE and TENNIS. Specialty Camp presents the unique opportunity for campers to concentrate in specific areas of interest at state-of-the-art facilities, combined with a blend of traditional camp activities.

Our accreditation by the American Camping Association and the American Red Cross continues to prove our commitment to the highest standards for our campers.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Since 1949 Decoma has provided generations of children with fantastic summers, special friendships and memories to last a lifetime. Highlights include: individual attention, small staff/camper ratios, mature experienced counselors and flexible programming (5 or 3 days a week--4 week minimum--choose any weeks).

Decoma is about having summer fun while learning new skills, making lasting friendships, and enhancing self-esteem and self reliance.

At Decoma each child is special to us. We pride ourselves on getting to know every camper as an individual and work with the family to provide the best possible summer experience.

WE TREAT YOUR FAMILY LIKE FAMILY!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
2014 DATES -- Our 66th Summer!
YOU CAN DESIGN YOUR CHILD'S SUMMER PROGRAM TO FIT YOUR NEEDS!

8-WEEK CAMP SEASON: JUNE 9 TO AUGUST 1

POSTCAMP WEEKS:
I. August 4 to August 8
II. August 11 to August 15 (no bus service)

Campers are required to enroll in a minimum of four weeks of camp. However, many campers enroll for 5,6,7,8 or more weeks. Camper weeks do not have to be consecutive. CHOOSE ANY WEEKS!

Our camp fee INCLUDES daily hot lunch, transportation, free extended care, and swimming twice/day with expert instruction.

Please see our Website for more information and to view fantastic photos from the summer. You'll see how much fun we have at Decoma Day Camp!

Feel free to contact us at any time with any questions you may have or to schedule a tour or home video presentation. We look forward to hearing from you!

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JCYS Camp Henry Horner
Ingleside, Illinois

Visit Our JCYS Camp Henry Horner Website
(847) 740-5010
ibrubaker[AT]jcys.org
26710 W. Nippersink Road
Ingleside, Illinois 60041

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CAMPER AGES: Kindergarten - 10th Grade

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Jewish.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: From one-week to eight-week camp experiences, and Day Camp and Overnight Camp options, our fantastic location on Wooster Lake has a plethora of opportunities to offer each camper, including: a high-ropes course and zipline, lake activities and pool fun, sports galore, arts & crafts, campfires – and friendships that last a lifetime.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Located on the same 180 acres in Ingleside, Camp Red Leaf (CRL) is specially designed to serve individuals ages 9 and upward with developmental disabilities, emotional and behavioral needs. The highly adaptable programs at CRL strive to increase self-esteem, promote interaction, improve social skills and encourage independence in a natural environment.

As the only American Camp Association accredited camp serving both children and adults with disabilities in metropolitan Chicago, Camp Red Leaf fulfills a vital need for safe, reliable, and enriching programming for individuals with special needs

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Waterfront/Aquatics, Wilderness/Nature, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Swimming, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Team Sports, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located on 180 acres on the shores of Lake Wooster about an hour from Chicago, IL and Milwaukee, WI in Ingleside, Illinois.

CAMP FACILITIES: JCYS Camp Henry Horner accommodations range from small lodges with kitchen facilities to large dorm-style housing that can accommodate over 100 people at a time. Located on Lake Wooster, our boathouse is full of canoes and kayaks for your water adventures while the lake is home to multiple large inflatables for swimming fun.

Camp is also home to the High Sierra Adventure Center that has a high and low ropes course, zipline and climbing wall, through traditional rock climbing is also available for the more adventurous camper! A heated pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, Ga Ga pit and more make up a sports-lover's paradise. But it is the campfires by the lake that make the best ending to any day at Camp.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Accredited by the American Camp Association, Camp Henry Horner brings the beauty of nature, the adventure of the wild, and the creature comforts of our home together in one amazing summer camp experience.

Our summer staff of 200 professional and talented role models from around the world provide the highest level of care for each and every camper. Our extremely skilled team includes day and overnight counselors, program specialists and health center staff. For 100 years, Camp Henry Horner has provided a beautiful outdoor backdrop to summer camp memories and friendships.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: All of our campers are mini-counselors in training, and several overnight campers have become some of our favorite counselors as they get older!

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Jewish Council for Youth Services provides over $100,000 in scholarships to families each year. Families are able to apply for financial scholarships when they register for JCYS Camp Henry Horner. For more details, contact Camp Director Isaac Brubaker at ibrubaker[AT]jcys.org.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Families can choose from anywhere from one-week to eight-week camp experiences, and Day Camp versus Overnight Camp options. Our flexibility and ability to work within your schedule, makes JCYS Camp Henry Horner an ideal fit for your family's perfect summer.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: JCYS Camp Henry Horner hosts outdoor excursions for groups of all ages. Perfect for an office retreat or a school field trip, for just the day or a full week, Camp Henry Horner’s campus is easily accessible and adaptable to your group’s needs.

Group activities can include team-building adventures on our high and low ropes course, zipline and climbing wall; kayak and canoe excursions on Lake Wooster; outdoor education programs tailored for your group and take advantage of our sprawling 180 acres of Camp; and cookouts, campfires and more!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Families can choose from anywhere from one-week to eight-week camp experiences, and Day Camp versus Overnight Camp options. Our flexibility and ability to work within your schedule, makes JCYS Camp Henry Horner an ideal fit for your family's perfect summer.

For more information regarding dates and fees, along with online registration, please visit This Website Link.

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Bensenville Park District Camp
Bensenville, Illinois

Visit Our Bensenville Park District Camp Website
630-766-7015
gjohnson[AT]bensenvilleparkdistrict.org
1000 W. Wood Street
Bensenville, Illinois 60106

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
1000 W. Wood Street
Bensenville, IL 60106

CAMPER AGES: 6-15

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: All camps include fun at the Bensenville Water Park & Splashpad and weekly field trips.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Swimming, Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Team Sports, and more.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO:
Adventure Camp is for six to 10-year-olds and offers a little of everything. Campers will create cool crafts, play games, go on field trips, enjoy afternoon pool time and visit the library. It’s a great time to make new friends, try new things and have fun.

Sports Camp helps kids improve skills in a variety of sports. All skill levels are welcome. Kids will have fun and learn good sportsmanship, as well as enjoy afternoon swimming and field trips. For six to 10-year-olds.

There’s also Teen Camp for 11 to 15-year-olds. Swimming, field trips, games and crafts, along with an opportunity to lead the younger camps, are all included.

Campers meet at the Park District’s Deer Grove Leisure Center, 1000 W. Wood Street in Bensenville. Visit This Website Link for dates, costs and more info. Before and after extended care is available.

Bensenville Park District| 1000 W. Wood Street | 630-766-7015Our counselors are at least 18 years old and have undergone training to provide a positive camp experience for children of ages 6 to 15. All camp staff have been trained in first aid procedures and certified in CPR. Bensenville Park District conducts background checks on all staff.

Our mission is to provide safe play and learning opportunities that promote development, teamwork, and fun!

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The Road Less Traveled
Illinois Location(s)

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info[AT]theroadlesstraveled.com
2331 N Elston Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60614

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Colorado, Florida, California, Louisiana (New Orleans), Alaska, Hawaii, Norway, Africa (Tanzania), India, Belize, Bonaire, Costa Rica, Ecuador and the Galapagos, Guatemala, Peru, Panama, Nicaragua, Italy, Taiwan

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
See listed above - primary address

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 11-17 (approximately)

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Two-four week long community service, wilderness adventure, and language/cultural immersion programs.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: The Road Less Traveled is a life-changing educational travel experience - an extraordinary opportunity to join with others, explore humanity, and build deep relationships and an appreciation for our world’s vast adventurous scenery. RLT offers domestic and international community service, language, and multi-sport adventure travel programs all over the world. We engage in the service of presence and active listening. We support young people to get outside, seek adventure, experience challenge, make new friends, build community, and understand the world in a new way. We encourage involvement, cultivate leadership and sensitivity, develop personal initiative and communal participation skills, and inspire a sense of social activism and environmentalism.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Waterfront/Aquatics, Wilderness/Nature, Travel, Academics, and more. Scuba Diving, White-water Rafting, Rock-climbing, Hiking, Backpacking, Camping, Zip-lining, Surfing, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Farming, Teaching English, Cooking Classes, Yoga Classes, Music Classes, Art Classes, Cultural Immersion, Community Service

CAMP LOCATION: Our year-round office is located in the heart of Chicago, in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Our trips are run in a multitude of domestic and international locations. Our staff training is held every year in Michigan, several weeks before trips are scheduled to depart.

CAMP FACILITIES: Facilities and accommodations vary from trip to trip.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The Road Less Traveled as an organization was founded by Jim and Donna Stein in 1991, and has been successfully running safe, exciting, life-changing trips for teens ever since. Both Jim and Donna are still the current directors, and are integrally involved in every single aspect of the company. In the summer, they are on call 24/7, available both to parents as well as to our leaders in the field.

We are an ACA accredited organization with an impeccable track record. We believe in the process of accreditation. It allows us to compare our standards to other professionals in the industry. Our accreditation allows us to follow specific standards related to leader screening including use of application forms, reference checks, personal interviews, work history review, and background checks.

Many years ago, we were the first company serving young adults to require that all leaders have a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) medical certification. WFR training is far more advanced than standard first aid or wilderness first aid. In addition to this certification, we carry extensive first aid kits on all of our programs that include antibiotics and epinephrine. Contents, protocols, and standing orders are reviewed and updated every year by our Medical Director who is an MD.

Since our inception, RLT has been on the cutting edge of technological advances in communication. We began carrying Iridium satellite phones on all of our programs as soon as they were available. Today we continue to carry the latest in emergency communication systems. According to geographic location, programs are equipped with satellite phones, ground-to-air radios, and/or cellular phones providing the possibility of 24-hour access to medical help in case of emergency.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We offer many need-based scholarships and financial aid packages. Visit Geography of Hope's website to learn more: This Website Link

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): We offer custom trips as well as family programs in the winter, spring, and at the end of the summer. Please contact us at 773-342-5200 with any questions.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Flights, travel arrangements, and other trip-specific information is available on our website.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Visit our Program Chart to see all trips, dates, and prices: This Website Link

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Trip Leader/Co-Leader

Travel domestically and/or internationally with a group of high-school and/or middle-school students, monitoring and facilitating community service, language/cultural immersion, and/or wilderness adventure trips

Minimum Qualifications
• Minimum of 21 years of age
• Minimum of a bachelor's degree or in the process of completing a degree. Equivalent experience working with teenagers in related field will be considered if not currently enrolled in school
• Experience Previous program leader experience working with and or teaching young people age ranging in age between 12-19. Knowledge of and experience with group dynamics, teaching or facilitating groups, supervision of meal planning, food preparation and cooking, managing logistics. Ability to teach program specific skills, environmental awareness, and related scientific, cultural, and historical knowledge pertaining to the regions through which you will travel and their relationship to each other.
• Strong Physical Condition
• Current CPR for the professional rescuer
• Current Wilderness First Responder, WEMT or EMT certification
• Current Red Cross lifeguard or Swiftwater rescue certifications preferred but not mandatory
• Current unrestricted valid drivers license with no major convictions during the previous three year period; driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, reckless driving, hit and run, homicide or assault with a motor vehicle, drag racing, operating a motor vehicle without the owner's consent, license suspended or revoked within the previous three year period for accidents and or moving violations. Driving record should reflect no more than three moving violations and/or chargeable accidents during the previous three years

• For Adventure Programs: Knowledge of three or more wilderness travel methods. Whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, international trekking, biking, backpacking, technical rock or ice climbing and mountaineering. Mandatory requirements for adventure trips include: the ability to lead groups of students on backpacking trips of three to eight days, ability to comfortably lead through remote wilderness areas. This includes, but is not limited to, backpacking preparations, backcountry travel, route finding, campsite selection, equipment maintenance, Leave No Trace camping techniques in desert and alpine terrain and proper protocol in dense bear country.

All leaders must possess the ability to make prudent decisions in adverse conditions. International Service Learning and Language Immersion Programs: Leaders and must be highly proficient or fluent in the spoken language of the program country (Spanish, etc.) and have extensive experience with community service, international travel, managing multiple responsibilities abroad, experience and/or living abroad, cultural immersion. Knowledge of the following is helpful but not mandatory: Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Trekking, Surfing, and Snorkeling

• International Service learning and Language Exposure Programs: Leaders to have extensive experience with community service, international travel, managing multiple responsibilities abroad, experience and/or living abroad, cultural immersion. Knowledge of the following is helpful but not mandatory: Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Trekking, Surfing, Snorkeling 

• Service Learning Programs: Leaders to have extensive experience with community service, experience managing multiple responsibilities, construction experience preferred. Knowledge of the following is helpful but not mandatory: Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Rock Climbing, Hiking, PADI Scuba certified
• Ability and experience supervising co-instructors and participants
• Valid Passport
• Ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle
• Ability to communicate and work with teenagers and co-instructors, and provide necessary instruction
• Ability to creatively schedule programs, facilities, and co-instructors
• Ability to observe participant behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques
• Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity
• Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid
• Good character, integrity, and adaptability
• Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self -control
• Ability to follow written procedures as outlined in the leader-training manual
• Ability to support program philosophy and implement procedures
• Ability to work long hours
• Ability and experience in facilitating groups

Specific Responsibilities/Job Description
1. Plan, coordinate and execute daily activities and trip logistics 
2. Monitor co-instructor and participant assignments for the day 
3. Monitor groups and supervise co-instructors' responsibilities 
4. Act as a positive role model for participants 
5. Responsible for the relationships with general public, people of the land, and subcontractors 
6. Monitor ongoing safety and provide education for co-instructor and participants 
7. Supervise the health and safety of the participants and environment 
8. Together with co-instructor and participant, plan and execute the evening program 
9. Identify and address inappropriate behavior with participant or with other co-instructor, for actions that put health and safety of a participant at risk 
10. Together with co-instructor, plan and implement evening program as needed
11. Management of financials and accounting including monitoring of expenditures, record keeping, advances, bookkeeping and end of trip summary of information 
12. Management of gear, vehicles, inventory, storage, documentation and end of trip summary information 
13. Evaluate co-instructor and perform reviews and summer end evaluations 
14. Evaluate program and current season and make suggestions for following season

Dates of Employment
June through August seasonally - recommend early application.

Remuneration
Salary is commensurate with experience/certifications/qualifications. Your salary with The Road Less Traveled includes all food, lodging and transportation from the beginning through close of your trip. We also offer pro-deals on outdoor equipment from a variety of well-known manufacturers.

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED
Jim Stein-Director
2331 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
employment[AT]theroadlesstraveled.com

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312-924-4220
312-235-6838
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300 Conference Point Road
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213 W. Institute Pl. Suite 511
Chicago, Illinois   60610

CAMPER AGES: 5 - 19

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. 3-day, up to two-week long programs

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SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: We are an organization that provides programs to help campers with the special medical needs that they may have as a result of treatment for cancer.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
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CAMP LOCATION: Our main program is located on the the beachfront of Lake Geneva, approximately 1 hour from Milwaukee, and 1 1/2 hours Northwest of Chicago, Ill.

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FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): We have a Brain Tumor Family Camp that is specifically designed for families with a child with a Brain Tumor diagnosis, and/or a Brain Tumor Survivor.

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Stillman Valley, Illinois

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815-234-8622
630-897-1565
fdupczak[AT]girlscoutsni.org
9995 N. Girl Scout Rd.
Stillman Valley, Illinois 61084

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
200 New Bond St.
Sugar Grove, IL 60554

CAMPER AGES: 6-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Family Camp

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Girl Scouts

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CAMP LOCATION: Camp McCormick is 425 acres of woods and prairie, located about an hour and a half northwest of Chicago and 25 minutes southwest of Rockford.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Camperships are available for current members of Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family Fun Overnight - July 25-26 - A family that camps together, makes a s'more together! Splash in the pool, go for a hike, and make something in arts & crafts to remember this camp session together.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
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