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BDS 
14052 W Petronella Drive, Suite #103
Libertyville, IL 60048
847-816-3250

Camp Agawak

7851 Agawak Rd., Minocqua, WI 54548
715-356-5383
Mary Fried: fun@agawak.com

Camp Agawak offers girls a place for personal growth, self-discovery and meaningful friendships. Campers select activities based on personal interest from over 48 top quality instructed choices. At Agawak, campers will gain confidence, develop their character and leadership skills all in a nurturing and supportive environment. Agawak’s creative programming lasts from morning to night. Agawak sisterhoods last a lifetime.

Our activities include: Exceptional water and land sports, Tango tower with zip line, Drama, arts & crafts, cooking classes, archery, riflery, photography, candle making, trampball, outdoor nature skills, geo-caching, dance, a legendary Blue & White and so much more!

Unlike other camps, Agawak is one of the oldest camps in the country, est. 1921, and is rooted in deep spirited traditions and history. Our Blue & White color war program is unparalleled. It is legendary and instills confidence and leadership. Our 60’ Tango Tower climbing wall and zip line, encourages adventure and campers to reach beyond their comfort zone. Hands down, our diverse and professional staff is the finest anywhere and personally hand selected, for their skills, warmth and genuine interest in children. Agawak’s waterfront is unmatched for water sports and beauty and our facilities are impeccable.

Age Group: 1st grade through 10th grade
Dates: Full Season June 22-August 12; Rookie 1 June 22-June 26; First Session June 22-July 17; Parents Visiting Day July 18; Second Session July 10-August 12

Camp Anokijig

W5639 Anokijig Lane
920-893-0782
heidim@anokijig.net

New friends, positive values, personal growth, and OUTRAGEOUS FUN are the foundations of the Camp Anokijig experience! We are dedicated to the development of positive life styles. We believe an Anokijig camp experience will provide your child with opportunities to learn, grow, and develop lifelong skills to become contributing members of their communities. Your child will learn new skills while enjoying traditional camp activities, leadership experiences, adventure trips, and outdoor education programs.

Our most popular Resident Camp program consists of two instructional Skill Periods, Directed Free Periods, Sectional Activities (campers who live together, play together) and All-Camp Activities. We offer over 20 traditional and non-traditional skill choices. Add-on day trips are available for campers entering grades 7 and above to customize their camp experience.

Camp Anokijig also offers Specialty Camps and off-site Adventure Trips. Specialty Camps combine all the activities of “Resident Camp” with a focus on one particular activity for part of the day. Off-site, weeklong Adventure trips provide outdoor camping and paddling experiences within Wisconsin and Michigan.

Camp Anokijig is accredited by the American Camp Association and upholds the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Choosing Camp Anokijig surrounds your child with positive people, experiences, and memories to last a lifetime!

Age Group: 7-16 years old
Dates: Session 1: June 14, 2020 – June 20, 2020; Session 2: June 21, 2020 – June 27, 2020; Session 3: June 28, 2020 – July 4, 2020; Session 4: July 5, 2020 – July 11, 2020; Session 5: July 12, 2020 – July 18, 2020; Session 6: July 19, 2020 – July 25, 2020; Session 7: July 26, 2020 – August 1, 2020; Session 8: August 2, 2020 – August 8, 2020; Session 9: August 9, 2020 – August 15, 2020

Camp Chi

Lake Delton, WI
847-763-3551
jkelenson@jccchicago.org

For nearly 100 years, Camp Chi has transformed children’s summers. We unplug campers from their daily lives and connect them to life-changing moments. 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.

Age Group: 2nd – 11th grades
Dates: Session 1A: 6/21/20 – 7/17/20; Session 1B: 6/21/20 – 7/10/20; Session 2: 7/19/20 – 8/14/20; Take Two: 6/21/20 – 7/5/20; Mini Session 1: 7/5/20 – 7/17/20; Mini Session 2: 7/19/20 – 8/2/20; Try Chi: 8/16/20 – 8/19/20

Camp Jorn YMCA

13591 Zenner Lane, WI
715-543-8808
nina@campjornymca.org

For more than 65 years, Camp Jorn has provided boys and girls the opportunity to become part of a special community focused on character, values, self-discovery and independence. Camp Jorn YMCA is situated on a 70+ acre peninsula in Wisconsin’s Northwoods in Manitowish Waters, WI.

Campers range from ages 8-17 in age. Camp Jorn offers campers the opportunity to stay for 1 week or 2 weeks at a time. At Camp Jorn, campers will participate in 3 instructional classes per day. Other times are dedicated to cabin activities. The cabin group participates in activities such as trail rides, tubing, sailing, cabin challenges, sports and more. Evenings are a blast! We have all-camp activities such as campfires, skits, games such as Wells Fargo (think Capture the Flag), Granny’s Candy, Gold Rush and more. On closing night we have our Friendship Fire ceremony.

Age Group: 8-17 years old
Dates: Session 1: 6/21 – 6/27; Session 2: 7/5 – 7/11; Session 3: 7/12 – 7/18; Session 4: 7/19 – 7/25; Session 5: 7/26 – 8/1; Session 6: 8/2 – 8/8

Camp Kamaji for Girls

Cass Lake, MN
218-556-1805
kat@kamaji.com

Close your eyes and envision the best memories of childhood. I’d bet you picture being outdoors, surrounded by your friends and laughter, lots of laughter. This is the type of “back to basics” experience Kamaji provides for our campers. Kamaji is a safe, fun-filled, child-centered place where girls learn independence, self-confidence, waterskiing, horseback riding, problem-solving, windsurfing, archery and the meaning of true joy. This is a camp for nice, fun, silly, adventurous, kind, funny, brave, loud, quiet, outgoing, reserved, sporty, theatrical, artsy, bookish, outdoorsy girls… there is a place for all kinds. We live locally, so contact us today to learn more about the greatest gift you can provide your daughter!

Age Group: 7-15 years old
Dates: (4 or 8 week session of residential camp) 1st Session: Thursday, June 18th- Tuesday, July 14th; 2nd Session: Thursday, July 16th- Tuesday, August 11th

Camp Marimeta for Girls

3782 Gaffney Drive, Eagle River, WI 54521
847-970-4386
C.J. Cohen/cj@marimeta.com

We are a family owned and operated traditional residential camp for girls located in Eagle River, WI. Since 1947, Marimeta has been the summer home to over 200 campers each year, with each session having a maximum of 165 campers at a time. Our size allows us to really emulate a small family environment, giving our girls a more personal and intimate camp community. From our 1000 feet of waterfront located on the private and gorgeous Meta Lake to our 30 ft. high challenge course, we offer over 40 activities for campers of all interests!

Currently in its fourth generation of directorship, Marimeta continues to offer a summer experience your daughter will remember and cherish for the rest of her life. Our campers are planting the social seeds that will grow into lifetime friendships at camp and beyond!

Age Group: Mini Meta Rookie Camp – Current 1, 2, 3 Grade/Regular Camp – Current Grades 2 – 9 
Dates: Full Session, June 22 – August 12/First Session, June 22 – July 17/Second Session, July 19 – August 12/Mini Meta Rookie Camp, July 5 – July 17

Camp Ojibwa

4040 Ojibwa Dr., Eagle River, WI 54521
312-520-2323
joey@campojibwa.com

Camp Ojibwa builds future leaders through sports and community. We believe that competitive and instructional sports programming teach your sons valuable life lessons such as teamwork, confidence, sportsmanship, leadership, communication, goal setting, and many others. Our daily program utilizes both individual and team sports to impart these core life skills onto our campers. At Camp Ojibwa, your sons participate in everything from traditional team sports such as basketball, soccer, flag football, softball, and volleyball, to such technically skilled land and water sports as archery, rock climbing, zip-lining, kayaking, swimming, water skiing, canoeing, fishing, sailing, and tubing. Beyond our programming, Camp Ojibwa’s staff remain our most unique attribute. Every year, the majority of our staff are former campers, creating a family environment from day 1. The counselors know their campers, which creates an immediate bond, filled with trust and respect. They know the program and grounds, allowing all of the campers to feel comfortable and welcome. With the staff’s passion for camp, and our in depth training, they become the best resources to ensure a safe, fun and successful experience for your son. Camp Ojibwa is not simply a two, four, or eight-week visit, but rather a lifetime experience.

Age Group: Ages 6 – 16
Dates: First Session – 6/22 – 7/17; Second Session – 7/19 – 8/12; One Week (Campers aged 7-9) – 7/19 – 7/26; Two Week (Campers aged 7-11) – 7/19 – 8/2; Prep Camp (Campers aged 7-9) – 7/30 – 8/2

Camp Ramah in Wisconsin

3390 Ramah Cir, Conover, WI 54519
312-690-8330
aglasser@ramahwisconsin.com

Camp Ramah is 150 acres of magical space, tucked away in the heart of Wisconsin’s Northwoods. In this space, campers and staff members from around the Midwest and Israel join together each summer to create an exceptional Jewish community. For campers, Ramah is a second home where they have fun, learn new skills, gain independence and build lifelong friendships.

Age Group: Rising 3rd – 11th graders
Dates: June 16 – August 10

Camp Shaw-waw-nas-see

6641 N 6000 W Road, Manteno, IL 60950
815-933-3011
dneedham@campshaw.org

Camp Shaw is an ACA-accredited, overnight summer camp just an hour south of Chicago. We have over 70 years of experience which combines time-honored camp traditions with new adventures to create the perfect mix of programming for campers. While at camp, youth will have the opportunity to make new friends, try new things, and gain independence.

Campers develop valuable social skills when they put technology down and proactively problem solve, play, and bond with their peers. Come grow with us as we continue to offer fun and safe overnight summer camp experiences.

Age Group: Ages 7-17
Dates: June – July

URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI)

600 Lac La Belle Drive, Oconomowoc, WI 53066
847-509-0990
Denise Heimlich: dheimlich@urj.org

Located on the shores of beautiful Lac La Belle in southeast Wisconsin, URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) provides a fun, supportive and nurturing environment. Affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, OSRUI combines creative and innovative Jewish experiences with all the fun of summer camp! Our campers build lifelong friendships, explore their Jewish identity, and have the time of their lives. Our exceptional staff offers encouragement and inspiration, whether campers are experiencing their first summer away from home or are veterans. We see each child as an individual with diverse interests, and so we offer a variety of programs and a wealth of activities. A summer at OSRUI fosters independence, personal growth, and lifelong friendships.

Age Group: Entering 2nd – entering 12th grades
Dates: June 15, 2020 – August 9, 2020

Special Discount: $100 off tuition for any summer session for readers of the CNSM Camp Guide

*Please note these camps are sponsored partnerships*

The Local Moms Network and subsidiaries Chicago North Shore Moms and Libertyville Area 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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