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Best Illinois Equestrian Camps Summer 2017 Directory

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Over 9 Illinois Equestrian Summer Camps Listed Below with In-Depth Camp Info, including: Videos, Photos, Maps & Detailed Descriptions


Winter & Winter Break Equestrian Camps, Programs, Workshops, & Classes in Illinois are Starting in December, 2016

Many of our Illinois Equestrian Camps offer Winter & Winter Break Equestrian Programs, Activities, Workshops & Classes starting in December, 2016.

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

Winter & Winter Break 2017 Equestrian Camp Open Houses & Reunions

Many of our Equestrian Camps will be hosting Winter & Winter Break Reunions for their previous campers, and Winter & Winter Break 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 December, 2016.

Best Illinois Winter & Winter Break Equestrian Day Camps Starting in December, 2016

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

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

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

Best Illinois Winter & Winter Break Equestrian Camp Jobs

Searching for Illinois Equestrian Camp Jobs? Many of our Best Equestrian Camps are now listing their 2017 Winter & Winter Break 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 "Winter & Winter Break Employment Opportunities" pages.

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Some of the Best Equestrian Camps in the Midwest are here in Illinois.

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FEATURED EQUESTRIAN CAMP

YMCA Camp Lakewood
Potosi, Missouri
888-FUN-YMCA
573-438-2154
314-241-9622

Ages: 6-17 . Coed Campers. Overnight Camp.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: YMCA Camp Lakewood is an awesome overnight adventure for children! With 5,200 acres and 360-acre lake, kids get outdoors having fun, making friends and learning new skills. They participate in sports, equestrian, arts & crafts, caving, high adventure, water activities and more, and also learn about accomplishment, belonging and character.

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Camp Pillsbury
Owatonna, Minnesota
507-214-2200

Ages: 6-17 . Coed Campers. Overnight Camp. Day Camp.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Pillsbury is a premier summer for boys and girls ages 6 to 17. Strong offerings in Theater, Circus, Music, Dance, Sports, Magic, Technology, and more. More than 100 activities! Campers choose their activities daily, making each day special for each individual camper. Five, 2 WEEK sleepaway sessions begin June 12th to August 21th. Enroll now at: CampPillsbury.com.

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Swift Nature Camp
Illinois Location(s)

Visit Our Swift Nature Camp Website
630 654 8036
swiftcamp[AT]aol.com
W7471 Ernie Swift Rd
Minong, WI 54859

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OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
25 Baybrook, Oak Brook, Il. 60523

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Swift Nature Camp Video

CAMPER AGES: 6 - 15

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Overnight

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Non-denominational... believing in a higher power.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Swift Nature Camp is an overnight nature camp for boys and girls ages 6-15. Our focus is to blend traditional summer camp activities while increasing a child's appreciation for nature, science and the environment.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Our small size allows us to give individual attention to each and every child.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Equestrian Program, Soccer, Swimming, Sailing, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Travel, Basketball, Baseball, Academics, Science, and more. Nature, Science, Outdoors.

Discovery Camp Is Our -Special 1st Time Camper Program That Is Only For 1st Time For All 50 Campers. We Meet The Special Need Of The Younger & New To Camping Children. See How On Our Website.

Swift Nature Camp is a Top Equestrian Summer Camp located in Minong Illinois offering many fun and educational Equestrian and other activities, including: Equestrian Program, Baseball, Wilderness/Nature and more. Swift Nature Camp is a top Equestrian Camp for ages: 6 - 15.
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CAMP LOCATION: Swift Nature Camp is located deep in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Our 80 acres are contiguous with a county forest. Our 1200 acre lake is perfect for swimming, skiing, kneeboarding, fishing, sailing and much more

CAMP FACILITIES: We are a small camp with nearly 1/2 mile of lake frontage. Our 10 cabins are neat and clean they have electricity and heat for those cool summer nights. See more pictures and video on our website

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Swift Nature Camp is an overnight nature camp for boys and girls ages 6-15. Our focus is to blend traditional summer camp activities while increasing a child's appreciation for nature, science and the environment.

Our special Discovery Camp is a nurturing program for first-time overnight campers, offering additional staff to provide support and encouragement to overcome homesickness and build confidence. The program welcomes no more than 50 first-time campers, and the special attention that this intimate group receives is the reason that more than 92% of them wish to return.

Swift Nature Camp offers traditional summer camp activities along with an environmental focus. Campers enjoy an active Nature Center, Pet Zoo, and Department of Natural Resources sponsored programs, plus recreational activities that include canoe and backpack trips, horseback riding, swimming, arts & crafts, team courses, archery, sailing, water skiing, tubing and sports.

In addition to these traditional activities, Swift Nature Camp is so much more. We are a child-centered program located away from technology, celebrity culture and academic pressures. Through fun activities and positive staff role models, we help children develop lifelong skills such as confidence, teamwork, leadership, compassion and communication. Our small size allows us to promote each child's personal development by providing fun, friendship and leadership in a supportive and noncompetitive environment. While away from home, children will have the opportunity to act on their own, become self-reliant, and try things for themselves.

Many of our kids return year after year saying that "Swift allows me to be my real self with real people." And we feel that's a good thing!

All of this happens in the fun and sun of the north woods of Wisconsin. For staff and campers alike, Swift Nature Camp is more than just a place to be: it is their summer home. So why not have your child join our summer camp family this summer?

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Yes we have a leadership program for those who are 16 & 17 years old.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: YES, scholarships are available. Please, see our website.

OTHER CAMP INFO: We are most excited by 1st Time Camper Program that is only for children that have never been to summer camp before. This program has only 5 children in a cabin with 2 counselors. Allowing us to give every child loads of attention for their first time away from home.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Our programs begin mid June and go till mid August

DISCOVERY CAMP (2 WEEKS), June 18-June 30
Boys & Girls 6-12, Cost $1299

EXPLORER CAMP (3 WEEKS), July 2-July 21
Boys & Girls 7-15, Cost $1999

EXPLORER CAMP (3 WEEKS), July 23-August 11
Boys & Girls 7-15, Cost $1999

ADVENTURER CAMP (6 WEEKS), July 2-August 11
Boys & Girls 7-15
Cost $3699

CANADIAN CANOE TRIP (5 days), August 14-18
Boys & Girls 14-17, Cost $499

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Swift Nature Camp is looking for great young people to be Camp Counselors and activity specialist. So if you want to spend your summer outside, being a role model to kids be sure to see our website

You can change a child's life this summer and in turn change yours.

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Illinois Equestrian Camps

Be sure to ask each Illinois Equestrian Camp about the amount of equestrian instruction and the overall intensity of their equestrian program.

Some Top Illinois Equestrian Camps offer rigorous daily equestrian training and lots of intensive equestrian experience. Other great Illinois Camps offer Equestrian Activities as an elective or recreational activity with much less training and intensity.


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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 Equestrian 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:
Equestrian Program, Swimming, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, Fine Arts/Crafts, Travel, 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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Equestrian Camps in IL
Offer Day & Overnight Options

Some Illinois Equestrian 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 Equestrian 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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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.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: 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.

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:
Equestrian Program, Golf, Swimming, Sailing, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Dance, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Baseball, 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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Teen Equestrian Camps in Illinois

Illinois Equestrian Camps for Teens sometimes include more advanced or immersive equestrian activities, such as eventing, dressage, and jumping and can be much more rigorous. Teen Equestrian Camps in IL tend to have more focus on equestrian riding skills development, sometimes involving competitive or Olympic training standards, intense activities or experiences, limited down-time, and include age-appropriate special camp events designed for highly-motivated teens.

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


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:
Equestrian Program, Swimming, Sailing, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Dance, Fine Arts/Crafts, Theater, Travel, 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:
Please visit: This Website Link

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
For camp jobs info please visit: This Website Link.

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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

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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

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Summer Family Camp

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Equestrian Program, Swimming, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, Fine Arts/Crafts, Travel, 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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International Equestrian Camps in Illinois

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


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 Equestrian 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:
Equestrian Program, Soccer, Swimming, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Team Sports, Volleyball, 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, campers 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): Family Camp
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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Illinois Equestrian Camps Offer Scholarships & Financial Aid

Some Illinois Equestrian 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.


Decoma Day Camp
Northbrook, Illinois

Visit Our Decoma Day Camp Website
847-272-4560
847-945-4455
info[AT]decomadaycamp.com
decomadaycamp[AT]aol.com
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.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Imagine a fantastic summer designed to fit your needs: choose any weeks, 5 or 3 days, transportation, free extended care. We emphasize participation and fun while learning new skills and making lasting friendships. Our program includes swimming, sports, climbing wall, crafts, music, dance, archery, fishing, gymnastics, martial arts, biking, photography, theme days and more! Optional specialty camps: Golf, Horseback Riding, and Tennis.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Decoma is nut free and peanut free.

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

Decoma Day Camp is a Top Equestrian Summer Camp located in Northbrook Illinois offering many fun and educational Equestrian and other activities, including: Equestrian Program, Football, Basketball and more. Decoma Day Camp is a top Equestrian Camp for ages: 3 to 13.
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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, HORSEBACK RIDING, 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:
2017 DATES -- Our 69th Summer!
YOU CAN DESIGN YOUR CHILD'S SUMMER PROGRAM TO FIT YOUR NEEDS!

8-WEEK CAMP SEASON: JUNE 12 TO AUGUST 4

POSTCAMP WEEK:
August 7 to August 11

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!

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Decoma is currently hiring for the summer.  If you are enthusiastic, energetic, sun-loving and enjoy working with children this is the summer job for you!  Apply on-line at This Website Link or give us a call at 847-945-4455.

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ThoroughQuest Acres Summer Horsemanship Camp
Port Barrington, Illinois

Visit Our ThoroughQuest Acres Summer Horsemanship Camp Website
(847) 452-1789
thoroughquestacres[AT]yahoo.com
28044 W Roberts Rd
Port Barrington, Illinois 60010

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CAMPER AGES: 6-16 (younger with approval only)

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. July 8th-11, July 15th-18th, July 21st-25th...Tues-Fri 9:30-1:30

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Equestrian Program, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: ThoroughQuest Acres is conveniently located in Port Barrington, IL, easily accessible from Chicago's northwest suburbs and just 45 minutes from Downtown Chicago. Situated on 15 beautiful acres, ThoroughQuest offers a relaxing, peaceful atmosphere with plenty of space to enjoy your equine friends.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Having a solid foundation of knowledge on how to work safely around horses is just as important as knowing how to ride them. Our summer program gives campers a fun, safe, hands-on opportunity to learn and engage in all facets of basic horsemanship. Throughout the week campers will participate in activities that expand their knowledge of horses, advance their horseback riding skills, and enjoy riding with friends.

Our goal is for each of our campers to become a solid horseman, utilizing proper barn, horse handling, and riding skills. Please send a daily sack lunch and drink with your child.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: ThoroughQuest Acres offers year-round riding lessons, boarding, and show opportunities.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Three sessions offered in July. Each session runs Tuesday-Friday from 9:30am - 1:30pm.

July 8th-11

July 15th-18th

July 21st-25th

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ThoroughQuest Acres Summer Horsemanship Camp

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Camp Ondessonk
Ozark, Illinois

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877.659.2267
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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:
Equestrian Program, 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
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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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