Regional Overnight Camps | Chicago North Shore Moms

Thank you for making the 2022 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 2022 these camps all have availability but hurry – that won’t last.

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Swift Nature Camp

SNC is a child centered overnight camp away from technology, celebrity culture and academic pressures. With over 50 noncompetitive land and water activities your child is sure to find new passions. Our camp zoo with Bubba the pig is always a hit. Our small size and positive staff (3 campers per 1 counselor) allow us to promote each child’s personal development in a fun and supportive environment. We are a big happy family where we help children develop life long skills such as confidence, teamwork, leadership and much more. SNC is very intentional and willing to do everything to help your child succeed at their first overnight camp experience. Maybe that’s why 98% of our campers return and we are willing to offer a money back guarantee. See our website to learn more or give a call www.SNC.Camp, 630-654-8036. Happy Trails, Lonnie & Jeff

Overnight Camp for the 1ST Time Camper!  Learn more here.

Age Groups: 6-12
Address: Minong, WI
Phone: (630)654-8036
Summer Camp Dates:
June 5 – July 1st (12 day sessions)
June 5th-17th, June 19th-July1 2022

Discount: $150.00 toward Discovery Camp (first 5 Campers)

Camp Young Judaea Midwest

Located in Central Wisconsin, Camp Young Judaea Midwest is a Jewish overnight summer camp for children in grades 2-9. Our beautiful 80-acre lakefront property offers the opportunity to explore and make friendships that last a lifetime. Our program features water skiing & tubing, archery, high ropes, zip line, soccer, biking, drama, maker’s space, camping, tennis, basketball, field trips, and more!

Our community consists of campers who come from Jewish day schools in big cities and public schools in small towns. Some rarely see the inside of a synagogue and others go to shul regularly. Scholarship is available.

Learn more here!

Age Groups: 2nd Grade – 9th Grade
Address: E989 Stratton Lake Rd. Waupaca, WI. 54981
Phone: 224-235-4665
Summer Camp Dates:
June 20 – July 14 (Session 1)
June 20 – July 3 (Noar Aleph)
July 18 – August 11 (Session 2)
July 18 – July 31 (Noar Bet).
Discount: $150 for brand new camp families when using the code: ‘experiencecyj’

Camp Ojibwa for Boys

Camp Ojibwa delivers a safe, fun, challenging, and enriching environment where boys ages 6-16 can develop the core physical and mental skills needed to prepare them for a successful life.

Camp Ojibwa utilizes a sports-driven program combined with our homegrown staff, beautiful grounds and facilities, healthy meals, flexible enrollment options, and a rich array of amenities to make the Camp Ojibwa experience a summer destination for boys and men to return to year after year.

Sports, fresh air and fun all summer long! 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
Summer camp dates: 6/20-8/10 (2, 4 and 6 and 8 week options within)

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
Summer Camp Dates: June 19 – July 1, 2022

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
Summer camp dates:
Session 1A: 6/19/22 – 7/15/22
Session 1B: 6/19/22 – 7/8/22
Session 2: 7/17/22 – 8/12/22
Take Two: 6/19/22 – 7/1/22
Mini Session 1: 7/3/22 – 7/15/22
Mini Session 2: 7/17/22 – 7/31/22
Try Chi: 8/14/22 – 8/17/22

Interlochen Arts Camp

Interlochen Arts Camp offers world-renowned summer arts programs that encourage emerging young artists to explore and refine their artistic passion. Here, students will do what they love all day long – in the most beautiful place imaginable. From cabin games to exploring the outdoors, students will experience all the fun of summer camp while practicing, performing, and making art. Young creatives ages 8-18 convene at Interlochen to expand their capacity in music, theatre, dance, creative writing, visual arts, and film. Spark creativity, forge friendships, and find adventure at Interlochen Arts Camp.

Learn more here!

Age Groups: 8-18 years
Address: 4000 J Maddy Pkwy, Interlochen, Michigan 49643
Phone: 231.276.7200
Summer camp dates:
June 18 – 24: Intensives
June 25 – July 16: First session
July 17 – Aug. 7: Second session

Camp Walden

Family-owned for 63 years, Walden affords campers the opportunity to create their own activity schedule from 50+ choices. Walden’s coed camp environment feels like a close-knit neighborhood where new friends are often different ages and genders. This tapestry of relationships brings depth to the camp community, while our activity program allows campers to flex their autonomy and assume greater control over their camp experience. With between 200-250 campers at any one time, Walden is small enough to share our meals together, and large enough to satisfy all kinds of interests. Screen-free and nature heavy!

Welcome to our Neighborhood!

Age Groups:7-16 Years
Address: 5607 South River Road, Cheboygan, MI 49721
Phone: 248-225-1256
Summer camp dates:
June 20-August 6

Camp Thunderbird for Boys and Camp Thunderbird for Girls

Positive peer pressure happens daily at our single gender camps!  Who better to encourage your child to ski or blacksmith than a fearless friend or a favorite counselor? At Thunderbird, we promote camaraderie and collaboration so campers are encouraged to try something new while having a support team in place.

Campers never outgrow Thunderbird, as each summer brings new opportunities. Whether choosing daily activities, participating in our out of camp experiences or embarking on one of our teen wilderness expeditions, our dynamic program captivates 8-16 year olds. All the while, we are growing campers’ self esteem, problem solving skills and social confidence.

Positive Peer Pressure Awaits!

Age Groups – 8-16 Years
Address: Bemidji, MN
Phone: 314-647-3168
Summer camp dates:
Session One: June 18-July 15
Session Two: July 16-August 11
Full Season: June 18-August 11

Camp Woodbrooke

Camp Woodbrooke hearkens back to the good old camp days with loads of time outdoors, open-air cabins, nature walks, swimming in a spring fed pond. You’ll also find goats and chickens, an organic garden, archery, woodworking, pottery, bird-watching, nature walks. Campers will select daily chores and activities, developing their sense of inherent worth while working in cooperation with their community. Camp Woodbrooke sits on 164 acres of unglaciated land.

Grab a summer-camp spot now!

Ages: 7-12; 13-15
Dates: 6/19-6/25; 6/26-7/9; 7/10-7/16; 7/17-7/30; 7/31-8/6
Location: Richland Center, WI
Contact: 608-509-7061 and
Discount: EARLY1 – $25 discount for one-week session, register by March 1, 2022; EARLY2 $50 discount for two-week session, register by March 1, 2022; FAMILY1 $35 discount for two family members registered for one-week session; FAMILY2 $65 discount for two family members registered in two-week session.

Camp Kamaji for Girls

Camp Kamaji is a sleepaway, summer camp located in Northern Minnesota. Kamaji, which is owned and operated by a local Lake Bluff family, is a safe, fun-filled place for girls to unplug, try new activities, develop a true sense of self, and make lifelong friendships. Kamaji offers activities like water skiing, horseback riding, paddleboarding, archery, dance, windsurfing, sailing and SO much more. At Kamaji, courage is celebrated; be courageous and join us this summer!

Sign up for a True Northwoods Adventure for Girls!

Ages: 7-16 years old
Dates: 1st Session: June 17th- July 13th 2nd Session: July 15th- August 10th; Full Season: June 17th- August 10th
Location: Cass Lake, MN
Contact: 218-556-1805 and

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: 06/20/2022 – 08/05/2022 – 3 session options
Hours: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Contact: 847.579.4183 and
Discount: EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT Register by 2/28/22 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: 06/20/2022 – 08/05/2022 – 3 session options
Hours: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Contact: 847.579.4184 and
Discount: EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT Register by 2/28/22 and save up to $150!

Kesem is a national organization that provides a week-long free summer camp and year-round support to children who have been impacted by their parent or guardian’s cancer. Camp Kesem Northwestern is currently recruiting for our summer 2022 camps, which will be held from Tuesday, June 14th – Saturday, June 18th, 2022 and Tuesday, August 9th – Saturday, August 13th, 2022.

Registration for new families is now open! Here is the link to register. You can select either session of “Camp Kesem Northwestern” and proceed from there. Please reach out to with any questions or concerns!

A note about camp programs and Covid-19: We’ve spoken to so many camps who are really doing their best to move with the ever-changing CDC guidelines and have your child’s safety and health in mind. Please contact the camp of interest to ask your specific questions relating to activities, swimming changes, bus conditions, etc. Thank you and have a safe and fun summer!

*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 due diligence.

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