sleepaway camps

Kane County Young Life

210 West River Dr., St. Charles, IL 60174 | (630) 262-3939

DESCRIPTION: Young Life and WyldLife offer high school and middle school students the opportunity to experience an incredible 5 day or week long experience at an amazing property with fabulous accommodations. Local adult leaders accompany your students throughout the week as they explore faith and try new things, then continue to invest in your students once we arrive home. ​

AGES:  High school (9-12th grade) campers and Middle School (6-8th grade) campers head to Castaway Cove in Lampe, MO.

DATES: 2022: June 18 - 22 for middle schoolers, July 23 - 29 for high schoolers

COST: $849 middle school, $899 high school

MISSOURI + Minnesota

Camp Kupugani Multicultural Summer Camp

6903 W White Eagle Rd, Leaf River, IL | (815) 713-4110

DESCRIPTION: Our camp is intentionally fun, intentionally empowering, and intentionally challenging. Less than two hours west of Chicago, Camp Kupugani--in separate girls-only, boys-only, and blended (intentionally coed)--provides a multicultural sleepaway camp focusing on diversity and communication skills in a fun atmosphere, uniting children of varied backgrounds and providing them with empowerment and community-building skills.

AGES:  7 - 15

DATES: Options from June 26 - July 23, 2022

COST: $2295+ depending on camp type and duration

ILLINOIS

Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-see

6641 N 6000 W Road, Manteno, IL 60950

DESCRIPTION: We offer 3 day/2 night, 5 day/4 night, 7 day/6 night, and 12 day/11 night summer camp sessions for campers aged 7-17 plus a 3 day weekend Family Camp.

AGES:  7-17 for regular sessions; families of all ages for Family Camp

DATES: Options from June 12 - July 28, 2022

COST: $475 - $525, varies depending on duration and camp type

ILLINOIS

YMCA Camp Benson

YMCA Camp Benson, 16355 Scenic Palisades Rd., Mount Carroll, Illinois

DESCRIPTION: Overnight summer camp gives children the chance to step away from the familiar parts of their daily routine and venture outside their comfort zones. They make new friends, lifelong memories and learn new skills in a safe, well-supervised, and “unplugged” environment.

AGES:  Grades 1 -12

DATES: June 8 - July 30, 2022 (weeks depend on age and camp type)

COST: $425 - $675, varies depending on camp and duration

ILLINOIS

Amstutz family farm camp

115 Wind Mill Road Elizabeth, IL 61028

DESCRIPTION: Summer Camp on the farm is a week-long sleepaway experience for 7-12 year-olds, full of meaningful fun where children get in touch with the substance of their character and develop a greater sense of the world. We use hands-on experiences and real-world tools to build an appreciation for the value of time and effort, a respect for life and nature, and development of important life skills including communication, responsibility, decision-making, teamwork, and respect for self and others.

AGES:  Ages 7 -12

DATES: Please call or email anytime for dates, cost, or to answer questions or decide if TCE is a fit for your family. Info@thecountryexperience.com, 312-852-7400

COST: TBD

ILLINOIS

WeHaKee Camp for Girls

N8104 Barker Lake Road, Winter, WI

(800) 582-2267

DESCRIPTION: A premier girl's camp experience offering over 40 activity choices. Join girls and young women from around the country and the world for this unique and amazing experience! Choose from two-week, four-week, or six-week sessions.

AGES:  7 - 17

DATES: June 20 - August 5, 2022, dates vary depending on camp and duration

COST: Two-week sessions starting at $2,975+

WISCONSIN

Swift Nature Camp

W7471 Ernie Swift Rd, Minong WI | (630) 654-8036

DESCRIPTION: Swift Nature Camp attracts bright, curious and creative children with a passion for nature and the outdoors. At camp, they tackle exciting adventures, and gain confidence and independence with their outdoor explorations. Exclusive 1st Timer Camp. Two-week, three-week, six-week session available.

AGES:  6 - 15

DATES: June 5 - August 12, 2022, varies depending on camp duration and age

COST: Two-week sessions starting at $1,450 per camper

WISCONSIN

Camp Woodland for girls

5586 County D, Eagle River, Wisconsin | (847) 446-7311

DESCRIPTION: Fun with a purpose! This is the summer to experience a unique Wisconsin adventure building your child’s confidence through a complete outdoor and social activity program. Learn to play tennis, sail in a regatta, be a champion horseback rider, and MUCH more.

AGES:  7 - 16

DATES: June 25 - August 27, 2022, varies depending on camp duration

COST: Two-week session starting at $3,200

WISCONSIN

Towering Pines Camp for boys

5586 County D, Eagle River, Wisconsin | (847) 446-7311

DESCRIPTION: Fun with a purpose! This is the summer to experience a unique Wisconsin adventure building your child’s confidence through a complete outdoor and social activity program. Learn to play tennis, sail in a regatta, be a champion horseback rider, and MUCH more. Two-week, four-week, and six-week session available.

AGES:  7 - 16

DATES: June 25 - August 27, 2022, varies depending on camp duration

COST: Two-week session starting at $3,200

WISCONSIN

Camp Newaygo

5333 S. Centerline Road, Newaygo, MI 49337 | (231) 652-1184

DESCRIPTION: Our All Girl’s Resident Camp was founded in 1926. We offer summer programs, year-round rentals, community events, and innovative family programs on our beautiful 104 acres.

AGES:  7 - 17

DATES: June 19 - August 6, 2022, dates vary depending on session chosen

COST: Mini camps starting at $400+, weekly camps starting a $695+

michigan

Camp Tannadoonah

14751 Harvey St, Vandalia, MI 49095 | (574) 387-6095

DESCRIPTION: Camp Tannadoonah is a traditional resident camp located in Vandalia, Michigan. We offer activities ranging from sports, arts, nature and science, and waterfront activities for boys and girls ages 6 to 16.

AGES:  6 - 16

DATES: June 12 - August 13, 2022, dates vary depending on session chosen

COST: Week-long sessions starting at $695

Michigan

Loras College SPorts Camps

Loras College | 1450 Alta Vista Street, Dubuque, IA | (563) 588 - 7053

DESCRIPTION: A Sunday through Friday sports camp for 2nd - 9th graders focusing on the values of Love – Christianity – Perseverance – Attitude – Dedication – Discipline – Loyalty – Enthusiasm.

AGES: Grades 2 - 9

DATES: June 9 - July 22, 2022, dates vary depending on session chosen

COST: $695+

IOWA

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