2023 Midwest Overnight Camps | Chicago North Shore Moms

Thank you for making the 2023 North Shore Camp Guides as a part of your family’s camp research! This guide is produced by Chicago North Shore Moms, part of The Local Moms Network. You are currently searching for Midwest Sleepaway Camps. Here you’ll find art camps of all varieties, including local hybrid sleepaway camps! As of January 2023 these camps all have availability but hurry – that won’t last.

Camp Young Judaea Midwest

Located in Central Wisconsin, CYJ Midwest has provided a coed Jewish camp experience for children in grades 2-9 for 50 years. Our beautiful lakefront property offers the opportunity to explore and create lifelong friendships. Our program features water skiing, tubing, archery, high ropes, arts, soccer, basketball, drama, photography and more!

Camp Young Judaea Midwest inspires Jewish children of diverse backgrounds to thrive in a joyful, tight-knit community that is passionate about Israel and Judaism.

Learn more here!

Age Groups: 2nd Grade – 9th Grade
Address: E989 Stratton Lake Rd. Waupaca, WI. 54981
Phone: 224-235-4665
email: [email protected]
Summer Camp Dates: June 19 – July 13, June 19 – July 2, July 17 – August 10, July 17 – July 30, June 19 – August 10

JCC Camp Chi

For over 100 years, Camp Chi has transformed children’s summers. We unplug campers from their daily lives and connect them to life-changing moments while supporting their personal growth. And long after the last s’more, the best of Camp Chi stays with you. Where else can you sail a boat, fly down a zip line, record an original song, jump in a pool, hit an archery bullseye and sing around a campfire all in one day? Campers see opportunities for adventure and fun, while we see them making decisions for themselves, gaining independence and discovering their passions.

Learn more here!

Age Groups – 2nd – 11th grade
Address: 443 W Munroe Ave, Lake Delton, WI 53940
Phone: 847-763-3551
Email: [email protected]
Summer camp dates:
Session 1A: 6/18/23 – 7/14/23
Session 1B: 6/18/23 – 7/7/23
Session 2: 7/16/23 – 8/11/23
Take Two: 6/18/23 – 6/30/23
Mini Session 1: 7/2/23 – 7/14/23
Mini Session 2: 7/16/23 – 7/30/23
Try Chi: 8/13/23 – 8/16/23

The Outpost Village at JCC Camp Chi

At The Outpost Village, located on Camp Chi’s beautiful 600 acre campus, 6th- 8th graders will unplug from screens, spend meaningful time in nature and discover a world unseen by most. Through wilderness survival skill activities including fire building, outdoor cooking, forging trails, creating natural art and so much, campers will build independence, confidence, creative thinking and problem solving skills. Nature lovers will experience camping like never before, living in custom designed 30-foot yurts with a familial fire circle and communal pavilion. Campers will become part of a special community of like-minded people who, through The Outpost Village, will develop an even stronger connection to the great outdoors.

Learn more here!

Age Groups: 6th – 8th grade
Address: 443 W Munroe Ave, Lake Delton, WI 53940
Phone: 847-763-3606
Email: [email protected]
Summer Camp Dates: June 18 – June 30, 2023

Camp Walden

Walden offers a fully camper-choice program with more than 50 activities on the menu. Family-owned since 1959, our all-gender summer neighborhood stresses kindness and empathy, and provides a screen-free environment where campers are encouraged to explore what makes them unique and respect/celebrate each other’s differences.

Summer tours available for 2024 prospective campers. Please call us for details.

Welcome to our Neighborhood!

Age Groups: Rising 2nd-11th graders
Address: 5607 South River Road, Cheboygan, MI 49721
Phone: 248-225-1256
Email: [email protected]
Summer camp dates: June 26-August 12, 2023

Beber Camp

Nestled on Lake Beulah, join us for a life-changing summer adventure. Build everlasting friendships in a diverse Jewish community, we welcome you to our family.

Experience Beber and be a part of a magical and welcoming Jewish camp community for life!

Age Groups: Ages 7-17
Address: W1802 County Road J, Mukwonago, WI 53149
Phone: 262-617-3236
Email: [email protected]
Sessions Dates:
First Session – June 18 – July 14
Rookie – First Session (First Time Campers Only, Up to Entering 5th Grade) – June 18 – July 2
Second Session – July 16 – August 11
Rookie – Second Session (First Time Campers Only, Up to Entering 5th Grade) – July 16 – July 30
Pioneer Program (Entering 11th) – June 18 – August 6
CIT Program – June 18 – August 11

Camp Ramah in Wisconsin

Campers splashing in Lake Buckatabon. The entire camp gathered for Shabbat services. Lots of singing and dancing. And even more laughter. These are the joyous sights and sounds of summer at Camp Ramah. It’s what happens when you mix a phenomenal staff with amazing campers living their best lives.

Camp Ramah in Wisconsin – Where fun never stops and friendships last forever. Learn more here!

Age Groups: 3rd through 11th grade
Address: 3390 Ramah Circle; Conover, WI, 54519
Phone: 312-690-8326
Email: [email protected]
Sessions Dates: June 13, 2023 – August 7, 2023

Camp Ojibwa for Boys

Camp Ojibwa offers everything an active boy could dream of. Days include multiple team sports along with swimming, boating, water-skiing, fishing, wall-climbing, zip-lining… and more! Our boys are guided by a home-grown staff and supported by a brotherhood unlike any other. Ojibwa campers learn to live “”The Ojibwa Way”” practicing Kindness, Respect, Trustworthiness and Fair Play.

Looking for the Summer of a lifetime? Camp Ojibwa is the premiere sports camp for boys of all ages! Two, four and eight week sessions are all enrolling now. Claim your son’s spot NOW!

Age Groups: Campers range from 6-16
Address: 4040 Ojibwa Drive, Eagle River, WI 54521
Phone: 312-961-3262 or 773-497-7677
Email: [email protected]
Summer camp dates: Eight Weeks: 6/19 – 8/9 ; Four Weeks: 6/19 – 7/14 & 7/16- 8/9 ; Two Weeks: 6/19 – 7/2 & 7/16- 7/30

Camp Manito-wish YMCA

Nestled among hundreds of acres of northern Wisconsin forest along the shores of Boulder Lake, Camp Manito-wish YMCA offers 3-week summer camp sessions in which campers discover new skills and talents, build character and a sense of community, and see the world and themselves in a positive new way.

Learn more about the Manito-wish experience!

Age Groups: Entering 5th – 10th grade in the fall of 2023
Address: 5650 Camp Manito-wish Lane, Boulder Junction, WI 54512
Phone: 715-385-2312
Email: [email protected]
Summer camp dates: Boys Summer Camp: June 18-July 8, Girls Summer Camp: July 23-August 12, 4-Day Family Camp: July 11-July 14, 6-Day Family Camp: July 25-July 8

URJ OSRUI

While at OSRUI, campers will be immersed in a fun, supportive environment where they can participate in a variety of activities including sports, arts, swimming, boating, adventure, STEM, and more each day! With so much to choose from, there’s something for everyone.

Register for Summer 2023 today!

Age Groups: Entering 2nd-12th Grade
Address: 600 Lac La Belle Dr. Oconomowoc WI 53066
Phone: 262 269 3712
Email: [email protected]
Summer camp dates: June 19, 2023 -August 13, 2023

Camp Kamaji for Girls

Camp Kamaji is a girls sleep away camp in Northern Minnesota for girls ages 7-16. Kamaji is a fun and safe place for learning activities like waterskiing, horseback riding, archery, sailing (and so much more!) while also making new friends and lifelong memories!

Schedule an in person or Zoom chat with Kat!

Age Groups: 7-16 years old
Address: 3205 Wolf Lake Rd, Cass Lake MN 56633
Phone: 218-556-1805
Email: [email protected]
Session dates: Eight Week Session : June 15 – August 8, First Session : June 15-July 11, Second Session: July 13 – August 8

Discovery Camp at Swift Nature Camp

Swift Nature Camp is a small residential summer camp in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. It offers a variety of activities such as swimming, hiking, and horseback riding for children ages 7-17. The camp prides itself on its family-like community and its commitment to nature and animals in the camp zoo. Campers are encouraged to challenge themselves and try new things in a safe and supportive environment.

Discovery Camp is our exclusive beginner camp program for our younger campers, Girls & Boys ages 6-12. It’s designed for the “first time” overnight camper who may be a little reluctant to leave home. Our goal is to have every camper succeed so we keep camp size small (less than 70 campers) and give additional counselor support by having 2 counselors for every 7 campers. Plus we have a Money Back Guarantee for our Discovery Campers.

SNC has a Camp Only For 1st Time Campers!

Age Groups: 6-12
Address: W7471 Ernie Swift Rd. Minong, Wi
Phone: 630-654-8036
Email: [email protected]
Summer Camp Dates: 2-week camp – Jun 04, 2023 – Jun 16, 2023

Discount: Save $100 on Discovery Camp expires March 31, 2023

Pathfinder Camp at Swift Nature Camp

Swift Nature Camp is a small residential summer camp in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. It offers a variety of activities such as swimming, hiking, and horseback riding for children ages 7-17. The camp prides itself on its family-like community and its commitment to nature and animals in the camp zoo. Campers are encouraged to challenge themselves and try new things in a safe and supportive environment.

Pathfinder Camp is our traditional program for returning and new campers who are comfortable leaving home. This program is a blend of our Discovery Camp & Explorer Camps. It will feature all camp activities plus one canoe or backpack camping trip on camp property. Limited to 100 children per session with 10 children and 2 counselors in a cabin.

SNC has a Camp Only For 1st Time Campers!

Age Groups: 7-12
Address: W7471 Ernie Swift Rd. Minong, Wi
Phone: 630-654-8036
Email: [email protected]
Summer Camp Dates: 2-week camp – June 18, 2023 – June 30, 2023

Discount: Save $100 on Discovery Camp expires March 31, 2023

Explorer Camp at Swift Nature Camp

Swift Nature Camp is a small residential summer camp in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. It offers a variety of activities such as swimming, hiking, and horseback riding for children ages 7-17. The camp prides itself on its family-like community and its commitment to nature and animals in the camp zoo. Campers are encouraged to challenge themselves and try new things in a safe and supportive environment.

**EXPLORER CAMP** is our traditional program for returning campers or new campers who are comfortable leaving home. This program incorporates our old fashioned outdoor camp activities plus canoe, backpack & bike camping trips. Each trip is geared toward a camper’s skill and ability.

SNC has a Camp Only For 1st Time Campers!

Age Groups: 7-12
Address: W7471 Ernie Swift Rd. Minong, Wi
Phone: 630-654-8036
Email: [email protected]
Summer Camp Dates: Explorer 1 Camp -For Boys & Girls (3 week) July 02, 2023 – July 21, 2023 and Explorer 2 Camp -For Boys & Girls (3 week) July 23, 2023 – Aug 11, 2023

Discount: Save $100 on Discovery Camp expires March 31, 2023

Project Foxwood at Camp Carvela

At Project Foxwood we empower people through our unique programming model. Our goal is to make a positive impact on each member of our community by building connections to self, others, and the natural world. Our core ideals: Collaboration, Non-Competition, Unplugged Connection, Free Time and Playfulness.

At Project Foxwood, we empower young people through experiential learning. Learn more here!

Age Groups: 7-18
Address: 33 Bass Lake Rd, Traverse City, MI 49685
Phone: 231-299-0005
Email: [email protected]
Summer Camp Dates: 1 and 2 week sessions and trip – starting June 11th and ending August 11th
Special Notes: We provide scholarship opportunities and sibling discounts. Campers plan and lead over 50% of our activities, and their voices are heard in 100% of what we do.

Trekkers Camp @ Heller Nature Center, Highland Park

Make your own path through the wilderness at this non-competitive, out of the ordinary adventure camp that fosters team building and self-confidence. Camp features five overnight camping trips within Illinois & other states, ranging from one to two nights (weekends excluded). The Experience:

– Camping
– Horseback riding
– SCUBA diving
– Wake boarding
– Fire and shelter building
– Ziplining
… And more!

Be challenged both mentally and physically. Adventure Seekers Wanted! Register here!

Ages: Grades 5-6
Date: 3 session options
Hours: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Contact: 847-579-4183 and [email protected]

Discount: EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT Register by 2/28/23 and save up to $150!

Outdoor Adventure Camp @ Heller Nature Center, Highland Park

The name says it all; this is the camp where you will spend most nights camping under the stars, speed through the trees on a zip line, and see nature’s beauty while paddling across the open water. Build confidence in yourself and experience the great outdoors from a whole new perspective! The Experience:
• Rock climbing
• Whitewater rafting
• Zip lining
• Kayaking
• Camping (two overnight trips of 2 nights and four overnight trips of 4 nights, weekends excluded. Some camp-outs are out of state.)

Prepare for adventure on a whole new level! Register today!

Ages: Grades 7-9
Dates: 3 session options
Hours: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Contact: 847-579-4184 and [email protected]

Discount: EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT Register by 2/28/23 and save up to $150!

*Chicago North Shore Moms researches all camps in our guide. However, please note that these camps are paid partnerships. The Local Moms Network and subsidiary Chicago North Shore Moms does not endorse any one camp and assumes no liability. When making your camp decision, please be sure to perform your own due diligence.

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