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Best 2016 Family Summer Camps in Illinois

Many of our Illinois Family 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 Family Programs for Teens and Kids.

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

Some of the Best 2016 Family 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 Family Camp Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Summer Family Camps, Programs, Workshops, & Classes in Illinois are Starting in June, 2016

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

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

Summer 2016 Family Camp Open Houses & Reunions

Many of our Family 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 June, 2016.

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

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

Best Illinois Summer Family Camp Jobs

Searching for Illinois Family Camp Jobs? Many of our Best Family 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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Visit Our Minecraft Summer Camps at SciTechGames.com Website
scitechgames[AT]gmail.com
Online Camp

CAMPER AGES: 12-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Online. Summer: Weekdays, morning or afternoon sessions. Year-round camps, too.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: SciTechGames will be offering online summer camps & year-round workshops in Minecraft and other technology and science online games for campers in the US and Canada. For Summer 2016, campers can choose from a variety of sessions and times. Campers will use our powerful private SciTechGames Minecraft server, that will also be available for "Free Play" time, too. Beginners thru Advanced players are welcome.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Computers, Math, Science, Technology, Academics, and more. Minecraft & Other Educational Online Games.

Minecraft Summer Camps at SciTechGames.com is a Top Family Summer Camp located in  Illinois offering many fun and educational Family and other activities, including: Technology, Computers, Math and more. Minecraft Summer Camps at SciTechGames.com is a top Family Camp for ages: 12-17.
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CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Campers of all experience levels will learn vital Minecraft strategies and techniques. It is important to note that this camp will use what's called a "mod pack", which is a collection of game modifications of the classic online version of Minecraft. Including: Applied Energistics (AE), Thermal Expansion, Red Power, Minefactory Reloaded, Computercraft, and many others. Separate sessions will be offered for Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Players. Much more info for 2016 will be available soon, please visit This Website Link for more info and to submit a camp interest form.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Parents are welcome to sit-in and learn all about how the game is played.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Year round programs will be available soon.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Summer: One-week sessions, M-F, morning or afternoons. Year-round schedules will begin in the Fall. Fee info will be available soon.

For more info, please visit: This Website Link.

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Illinois Family Camps

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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

Find the Best Family Camp in Leaf River, Illinois

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:
Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Soccer, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Team Sports, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, 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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Family Camps in IL
Offer Day & Overnight Options

Some Illinois Family 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.


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One Step Programs
Illinois Location(s)

Visit Our One Step Programs Website
312-924-4220
312-235-6838
dperkins[AT]onestepcamp.org
300 Conference Point Road
Williams Bay, Wisconsin 53191

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Park City, Utah
Springfield, Illinois
Chicago, Illinois
Washington DC
Walworth, Wisconsin
Charlotte, North Carolina
Mauston, Wisconsin

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
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

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

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:
Dance, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

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.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: While we only ask parents for 10% of the cost, for a camper to attend a program, we offer partial or full camperships for families who may not be able to afford the tuition for a program.

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.

In addition, we have out "general" Family Camp for families with a child that has a cancer diagnosis, and/or are a survivor.

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One Step Programs

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Special Interest Family Camps in Illinois

Some Illinois Family Camps offer Special Interest programming and family activities, such as: family trail rides, performing arts, technology quests, family outdoor adventures, wilderness camping and survival, travel and sightseeing, and many more.

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


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

Find the Best Family Camp in Big Rock, Illinois

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:
Fine Arts/Crafts, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, 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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Camp Ondessonk
Ozark, Illinois

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

Find the Best Family Camp in Ozark, Illinois

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Camp Ondessonk Video

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:
Horses/Equestrian, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, 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…

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Visit This Website Link for session dates and fee information.

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International Family Camps in Illinois

Some of our Illinois Family 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 Family 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 Family Programs for International Campers.


Broadway Break Thru
Illinois Location(s)

Visit Our Broadway Break Thru Website
917-686-6367
workshops[AT]broadwaybreakthru.com
1690 Newtown-Langhorne Road
Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
July 6 - 11
Winnetka, IL

July 13 - 18
Pre-College & College Summer Intensive at Roosevelt University in Chicago

July 20 - 25
Andover, Massachusetts

July 27 - August 1
Grand Rapids, Michigan

August 3 - 8
Newtown, PA

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
1515 Broadway
#3706
New York, NY 10036

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Broadway Break Thru Video

CAMPER AGES: 8 - 20

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. 9am - 5pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Susan G Komen Foundation.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Broadway Break Thru, is the most comprehensive, quality performing arts experience, with individual classes for students ages 8 – 20. Our week-long intensive being held August 3 – 8 at George School in Newtown, will feature exclusive auditions for each participant with Broadway's "Matilda" and New York's top talent agency, Stewart Talent. Throughout the week, students will create their own films that will premiere in a student film festival, along with a live performance of Disney's "Frozen".

SAVE $100 if you register by April 15th!

Celebrity Guest faculty of previous years have included: Drew Van Acker (Pretty Little Liars & Devious Maids), Megan Hilty (Smash and Broadway Wicked), Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect and Broadway Spring Awakening), Amber Riley (GLEE and Off Broadway Cotton Club), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family and Broadway Spelling Bee), Jonathan Groff (GLEE and Spring Awakening), and many more.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: The BBT Summer Intensive is located at acclaimed international boarding school, George School in Bucks County.

CAMP FACILITIES: George School is oaks and hemlocks, dogwoods and redbuds. It’s cleome blossoms in the bushes and clover in the grass. It’s running paths through the woods and Frisbee on the lawns. It’s red brick buildings, old wooden desks, wireless internet.

George School is the solar-powered Alternative Energy Center. It’s a Philadelphia meetinghouse from 1812 conserved and moved to our campus. It’s future-minded sustainability and a Zen-ish bear hug of the present. It’s hundreds of research databases and ebooks at the library, 600 seats at the arts center, and one-on-one meetings with a teacher.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: BBT has been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX and has been named the most comprehensive, quality performing arts summer intensive. BBT's goal is to provide national AND local opportunities, by presenting a faculty comprised of top industry professionals in all markets.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Payment plans and scholarships applications are made available upon request.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): The BBT Parent's Class will be taught by Broadway's "Matilda" & "Billy Elliot" children's Casting Director Nora Brennan

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please see This Website Link for dates, times, fees and all other information or to register.

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Illinois Family Camps Offer Scholarships & Financial Aid

Some Illinois Family 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 McCormick
Stillman Valley, Illinois

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

Find the Best Family Camp in Stillman Valley, Illinois

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

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

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

Please email fdupczak[AT]girlscoutsni.org or visit our website nat This Website Link for application materials.

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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 Family Summer Camp located in Mount Carroll Illinois offering many fun and educational Family and other activities, including: Wilderness/Nature, Adventure and more. YMCA Camp Benson is a top Family 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:
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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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CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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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:
Dance, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Baseball, Cheerleading, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Team Sports, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, 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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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:
Dance, Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Team Sports, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, 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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SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
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Peoria Ballet Summer Intensive
Eureka/Peoria, IL

Visit Our Peoria Ballet Summer Intensive Website
309-690-7990
Eureka College (First two weeks) then Peoria Ballet
300 East College Ave. / 809 West Detweiller Dr.
Eureka/Peoria, IL 724/725

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

CAMPER AGES: 10+

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. First two weeks overnight with weekend available. 3 weeks in Peoria may use dorms or stay with families

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Fine Arts/Crafts, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: At Eureka College we are directly in between Bloomington, IL and Peoria, IL.
Peoria is in the heart of Illinois 2 1/2 hours South of Chicago and about 3 hours North of St.Louis

CAMP FACILITIES: At Eureka dormitory living with meals. Pool, workout area, and everything with in walking distance. Small town feel, safe and secure area.

At Peoria Ballet- State of the art studio's with Harlequin flooring. 4 studios. Small class sizes.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Intensive ballet training with modern, jazz, tap, lyrical too.
Performance after fifth week.
Peoria Ballet Artistic Director Servy Gallardo will be Master Teacher along with Guillermo Levya of Alma Dance Company, Chicago and Reida Dolbi.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family Camp

OTHER CAMP INFO: Brochure and registration information available at This Website Link

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
June 17-July19.
You may enroll for one week or all five!
$310.00 per week. Housing at Eureka is $60.00 per day or $780.00 for 13 days.
For weeks following Eureka Host families may be available..

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American Dance Training Camps
Illinois Location(s)

Visit Our American Dance Training Camps Website
866-383-ADTC (2382)
info[AT]danceadtc.com
Stratton Mountain School
One World Cup Circle
Stratton Mountain, Vermont 05155

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
California
Colorado
Illinois
New Jersey
North Carolina
Maryland
Wisconsin
Vermont

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
PO Box 14922
San Francisco, CA 
94114

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our American Dance Training Camps Video

CAMPER AGES: 8 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: American Dance Training Camp (ADTC) is the ULTIMATE overnight dance camp for girls ages 8 - 17 in the beautiful mountains of Stratton, VT. Spend a week or two (or more) learning the latest jazz, hip hop & contemporary dance moves with celebrity choreographers. No dance experience necessary - absolute beginners through advanced performers are welcome.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Musical Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Cheerleading, Gymnastics, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Our VT dance camp home is the Stratton Mountain School, a beautiful, fully accredited boarding academy located a quarter mile from the base of Stratton Mountain Resort.

CAMP FACILITIES: Completed in 1999, the Stratton Mountain School's state-of-the-art campus is within walking distance of Stratton's charming resort base area. SMS is accredited with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and is also a certified member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). A brand new performing arts building was completed in 2014.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our top-notch dance choreographers bring the freshest dance combinations to our dance camps! They hail from the best dance studios, schools and performance groups.

ADTC choreographers have the most impressive dance resumes: they are Radio City Rockettes; Broadway & MTV performers; celebrities from your favorite dance TV shows; and collegiate dance team competitors.

No matter what level dancer you are, we’ve got fun & challenging dance classes that’ll fit you just right.

You’ll take four dance classes daily and at week’s end you get to show off your new moves in a big Friday night performance for family, friends and fellow campers.

In addition to core dance classes in contemporary, hip hop & jazz (styles of jazz vary and may include lyrical, modern or Broadway), you’ll choose between ballet, tap or world dance for your core elective dance class.

And we believe girls in our perfectionist culture need to get out and have more authentic fun! At ADTC you can enjoy awesome activities & extras like horseback riding, kayaking, paintball, trampolines, swimming, hiking, rock wall climbing, alpine slides, water rides, and so much more!

Join us this summer for your chance to take dance classes with the best choreographers in the world!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We have a Counselor-In-Training program for girls ages 16 & 17 (application required; 2 week minimum commitment).

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We offer need-based scholarships for up to 1/2 off tuition (application required).

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): We offer discounted "family vacation packages" in Stratton's village for parents looking to stay at Stratton's resort while their daughter attends ADTC.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We offer hometown camps & custom choreography for school groups and dance studios.
Dance Choreography, at: This Website Link
Hometown Camps, at: This Website Link

We also have a large digital video library of choreography, at:
This Website Link

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
For dates & rates, visit: This Website Link

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
For job inquiries, visit: This Website Link.

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SkillTwins Youth Soccer Camp
Addison, Illinois

Visit Our SkillTwins Youth Soccer Camp Website
Joanne - 630-362-1359
Frank - 847-989-4973
addisonsoccer[AT]gmail.com
213 N Lombard Rd
Addison, Illinois 60101

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
600 N Villa Ave
Unit B
Villa Park IL 60181

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our SkillTwins Youth Soccer Camp Video

CAMPER AGES: 7 years to High School 18 Years

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. 2 Sessions available per week 9am-1pm, or 3pm-7pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: SkillTwins Josef and Jakob Youtube sensations will be teaching their amazing skills to you.Camp will be taught by the SkillTwins and other Soccer professionals. We will be working on Footwork,dribbling and ball control. First week of Camp July 25th-29th following week August.1st-5th,2016 2 Session are available per week morning or afternoon. Rate of our youth camp is 445 per player for more info visit This Website Link

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Soccer, and more. Footwork,Drills, Dribbling & Ball Control.

CAMP LOCATION: SkillTwins Camp will take place at Addison Trail High School Field house located off of Army Trail/Lombard Rd in Addison IL

CAMP FACILITIES: the field house located at Addison Trail High School is an indoor facility with air conditioning. We will be training with the Skilltwins and also have the ability to scrimmage and have Panna Challenges.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: SkillTwins Camp is brought to you by Addison Youth Soccer and Addison United Soccer Club. NISL registered club. All of our coaches and staff are licensed coaches and CPR certified. More information is available on This Website Link

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): This Website Link
www.mysa-Chicago.Com

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Futsal classes are available year round at This Website Link

OTHER CAMP INFO: Space is limited to smaller class sizes this year no discounts will be given this year due to demand.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
445.00 per player - VIP packages are available as add on please visit our website for more information

July 25th - 29th
* Session 1 | 9am-1pm
* Session 2 | 3pm- 7pm

August 1st to August 5th
* Session 3 | 9am-1pm
* Session 4 | 3pm-7pm

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The Road Less Traveled
Illinois Location(s)

Visit Our The Road Less Traveled Website
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:
Watch Our The Road Less Traveled Video

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:
Waterfront/Aquatics, Academics, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, 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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Ken Chertow Wrestling
Illinois Location(s)

Visit Our Ken Chertow Wrestling Website
814-466-3466
camps[AT]kenchertow.com
1450 S Atherton St
State College, Pennsylvania 16801

Find the Best Family Camp in State College, Illinois

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Colorado, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Arizona, Utah, California, Oregon, Washington, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, Texas

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
PO Box 120
Boalsburg, PA 16827

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Ken Chertow Wrestling Video

CAMPER AGES: All ages and skill levels

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. We will condcut camp in Allentown, PA July 27-August 8

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wrestling, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Please visit the website for complete information on ALL locations.

Pennsylvania: The Ramada Inn Convention Center is centrally located in State College, PA. It is just 15 minutes from I-80 and easily accessible from the Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Harrisburg areas.

CAMP FACILITIES: Please visit the website for complete information on ALL locations.

Pennsylvania: We train, eat, and sleep all at the Ramada Inn Convention Center Hotel. It provides an ideal learning experience and air conditioned wrestling area.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: USA Olympian - Ken Chertow

OLYMPIC AND ALL-AMERICAN COMPETITOR
•3x Academic All American
•3x NCAA All American
•2x Junior National Champion and OW
•2x Junior World Champion
•Olympic Festival Champion
•Midlands Champion & OW
Owner and Coach of the Gold Medal Training Camp system for 20+ years. Our campers have won 500+ State Championships in the last decade.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: GROUP DISCOUNTS: We offer substantial group discounts and enable coaches and group leaders to attend camp at no charge. We allow all the wrestlers in the community to combine for the group total.See below for details.

FUNDRAISING: Raise funds for camp with Reaching Our Goal. It’s quick, easy, and profitable, with no risk to you. Click here for more information!

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Father/Son Camp Options

Parents, you are welcome to attend either the Kids Training Camp or the Future Champions Camp with your son. This is a unique opportunity to learn and bond together in a world class wrestling environment that also stresses fun, fitness, and fundamentals. We encourage you to attend sessions, take notes, video tape the instructional presentations, and/or assist your son. We offer a variety of housing and meal options to meet the needs and budget of your family. We look forward to providing you and your child with a memorable learning experience.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
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Northern Illinois Girl Scouts Camps
Summer Camps in Northern Illinois

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois
http://www.girlscoutsni.org/camps
Elgin Service Center
12N124 Coombs Road
Elgin, Illinois 60124
Phone: 847-741-5521

Freeport Service Center
5040 Business Route 20 West
Freeport, Illinois 61032
Phone: 815-235-8777

Rockford Service Center
2820 McFarland Road
Rockford, Illinois 61107
Phone: 815-962-5591

Sugar Grove Service Center
200 New Bond Street
Sugar Grove, Illinois 60554
Phone: 630-897-1565

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46W253 Camp Dean Rd
Big Rock, IL 60511

Camp Far Horizons
9702 S Lost Horizon Rd
Hanover, IL 61041

Camp McCormick
9995 N. Girl Scout Rd
Stillman Valley, Illinois 61084

Chapman Hills
N9372 Scout Rd
East Troy, WI 5312

Mary Ann Beebe Center
17501 Streit Rd
Harvard, Illinois 60033


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Summer Camps in Illinois

http://www.neic.org/
Northeast Illinois Council
2745 Skokie Valley Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 433-1813

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YMCA Camp Duncan
http://www.ymcachicago.org/duncan/
32405 North Hwy. 12
Ingleside, IL 60041
847.546.8086

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