A select guide to teen summer programs

Camp Henry Horner
26710 W. Nippersink Road
Ingleside, IL 60041
(847) 740-5010

Located on 180 wooded acres with a sandy beach front on Wooster Lake, Camp Henry Horner offers a north woods experience in Illinois. Along with beach and lake activities, campers enjoy a high-ropes course and zip line, heated swimming pool, sports, arts & crafts, campfires – and friendships that last a lifetime. Teen campers not only enjoy our vast campgrounds, but experience weekly adventures that take them to places such as the Wisconsin State Fair, Great America, Action territory, laser tag, and more! 

We are thrilled to announce new and exciting additions to Camp Henry Horner. Beginning this year, we are an official training center for the Starfish Aquatic Institute. Campers enjoy swimming in our heated pool, as well as lake time where we have inflatables, slides, kayaks and canoes, and beach time. 

Not only have we upgraded our swim lesson offerings but we have also increased our focus on the wonderful, natural environment at camp. This summer we will be launching our Outdoor Skills Lab (OSL). Each week, campers will participate in a variety of outdoor adventures including: • Outdoor Cooking. • Outdoor Living skills such as fire building, shelter building, knot tying, outdoor safety/first aid and orienteering. • Archery (3rd grade and up) at our newly built range. • Environmental Education activities including tree identification, animal habitat studies, aquatic creatures, environmental stewardship, and Native American studies.

On top of these fun and educational activities campers will continue to participate in a variety of offerings at our High Sierra Adventure Center including teambuilding, high ropes course, climbing wall and zipline.

To schedule a tour or request additional information, email us at henryhorner@jcys.org.

Or Tzedek
(312) 663-0960

Or Tzedek:  Teen Institute for Social Justice is a unique, Chicago-based program that provides opportunities for teens from across the country to take action on current social justice campaigns. Or Tzedek gives teens a Jewish framework to explore their social justice identities and gives them the tools and inspiration to build a better world.

We focus on building the necessary skills for meaningful community organizing by looking at a root cause analysis of social justice issues. Teens come away equipped to be agents of positive systemic change. Every program builds a community of teen activists passionate about making Chicago a more just city. In every program, teens will:

  • Learn from leaders on the forefront of activism
  • Create change in Chicago’s diverse communities
  • Gain critical thinking and leadership skills
  • Build a community with other teens who are passionate about social justice
  • Strengthen their Jewish identity
  • …and HAVE FUN!

Sports Broadcasting Camp
(800) 319-0884

The nation’s #1 Sports Broadcasting Camp for boys and girls 10-18 returns to Chicago for our 13th year from July 9-13.  Campers will learn from the pros in the industry. Meet sports celebrities, make sports anchor, reporting, and play-by-play tapes. Host your own sports talk radio shows, participate in trivia and stump the schwab contests, as well as sports taboo and password games. Day and overnight sessions available.

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