January 31, 2012
Overnight Camp Info Events
At camp, kids explore nature, find new talents, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories.
The Y of Metro Chicago offers three youth camps and one family camp - learn more about our overnight camps at an upcoming information event.
|Mar. 4||Camp Duncan, Ingleside||1pm/2:30pm||Camp Duncan|
|Mar. 8||Indian Boundary YMCA, Downers Grove||7pm||Camp MacLean|
|Mar. 8||South Side YMCA, Chicago||6pm||Camp Pinewood|
|Mar. 9||Irving Park YMCA||6pm||Camp Pinewood|
|Mar. 14||Park Ridge Library, Park Ridge||7pm||Camp MacLean|
|Mar. 21||Fry Family YMCA, Naperville||7pm||Camp MacLean|
|Apr. 10||Foglia YMCA, Lake Zurich||7pm||Camp MacLean|
|Apr. 15||Camp MacLean, Burlington, WI||1-5pm||Camp MacLean|
|Apr. 17||Tri-Town YMCA, Lombard||7pm||Camp MacLean|
|Apr. 22||Camp Duncan, Ingleside||1pm/2:30pm||Camp Duncan|
|Apr. 25||High Ridge YMCA, Chicago||7pm||Camp MacLean|
|May 17||Fry Family YMCA, Naperville||6pm||Camp Pinewood|
|May 18||Lake View YMCA, Chicago||6pm||Camp Pinewood|
|May 19||Buehler YMCA, Palatine||10am||Camp Pinewood|
|May 19||South Side YMCA, Chicago||2pm||Camp Pinewood|
|May 26||Camp Pinewood, Twin Lakes, MI||1-3pm||Camp Pinewood|
|June 17||Camp MacLean, Burlington, WI||10am-4pm||Camp MacLean|
About Y Camps
Y camps have a way of transforming kids. It takes a child away from their normal routine and creates a safe environment for them to overcome challenges like mastering the climbing wall or hitting their first bullseye. With the great outdoors as a background, staff design activities to teach life lessons, like persistence in completing a difficult task, creativity when solving problems, and working together as a group to achieve a goal.
The cabin atmosphere shows children how to live cooperatively by sharing chores and respecting each other’s differences. Around the campfire, kids are encouraged to tell stories and share their opinions, and be open-minded and supportive as they listen to others.