This is our new Chicago location. Our former 'Chicago' location is now called 'Madison' camp.
One of most gorgeous camps in the country, our new Chicago area camp location is featured on the “50 Most Amazing Summer Camps in the U.S.” and with good reason. Located under 3 hours from both Chicago and Detroit, this 80 acre property has lush, well maintained grounds and modern cabins representing the best in what summer camp has to offer. Aquatic options abound this location including a 320-acre lake, heated swimming pool, aqua volleyball court, a water trampoline, and numerous boats, boards, canoes and kayaks.
We start each day with a healthy breakfast including eggs, bacon, pancakes, hot and cold cereals, juices, fresh fruit, yogurt and tons of coffee (and, of course, mimosas & Bloody Marys). For lunch and dinner, our chefs prepare delicious gourmet takes on traditional camp classics. You’ll find menu items including barbecued baby back ribs, rosemary skirt steak, chicken, corn on the cob, fish tacos, veggie burritos and more. Each meal is accompanied by healthy salads, fresh fruit and other side dishes. In addition to our standard menu, we offer gluten-free, vegetarian and other options for those with dietary concerns and restrictions.
The beautiful thing about having 'no counselors' is that you can make your weekend whatever you want it to be! We encourage our campers to jump into the camp experience and fill their days with sports and crafts, but if you want to lay out on the lakeside and sunbathe with a new friend, feel free.
Our Chicago Camp's Activities Include:
Archery / Arts ‘n Crafts / Baseball / Basketball / Capture the Flag / Climbing Wall / Color War / Dodgeball / Friendship Bracelet Making / Kayaking / Nature Hikes / Paddle Boarding / Painting / Ping Pong / Ropes Courses / Sailing / Slip n' Slide / Softball / Sunbathing / Talent Show / Tie-Dye / Trampoline Volleyball / Tubing / Ultimate Frisbee / Volleyball / Wakeboarding / Water Skiing and so much more!
While the activities are all “fun and games” during the day, our open bar takes the weekend experience to the next level. At breakfast, we have a Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar; beer and wine available at lunches, and from happy hour throughout the night, we have a full service open bar. In the evenings, we bring in world class DJ's and up-and-coming bands to play intimate, unforgettable shows. Since there's no party more fun than a costume party, we introduce themes for each bash well before the camp weekend, so everyone can prepare for the parties. The themes have ranged from "Superheroes and Villains" to “Jock Jams”, to “Wet Hot American Summer” and beyond. While we do have an 'open bar' available throughout the course of the weekend, we do not serve alcohol in between meals as we take the safety of our campers during our activity periods very seriously.