Summer Overnight Camp

Kids explore nature, find new talents, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories.

 

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Camp Duncan gives children ages 7-16 a safe environment to be challenged to master the high ropes course or to improve their swimming skills. 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 to achieve a common goal.

The cabin experience shows children how to live cooperatively by sharing chores and respecting each other’s differences. Around the campfire, campers are encouraged to tell stories and share their opinions, and be open-minded and supportive as they listen to others.

Children live in cabins with restroom facilities located nearby.  Campers are grouped according to age and gender with 10-14 other  campers and one or more counselors.  Always under the supervision of our staff, campers choose and attend activities according to their interests.

“I just think it is a positive experience that all kids should have at least once in their lifetimes!” - Camper Parent
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Campers will participate in activities that promote confidence, cooperation and best of all, are loads of fun!  Some of the activities include:

  • Swimming
  • Ropes courses
  • Archery
  • Nature hikes
  • Climbing wall
  • Ga-Ga
  • Mountain Biking
  • Boating
  • Arts and crafts
  • Drama and games
  • Fishing
  • Sports
  • Horseback Riding ($70/hr)
  • Blobbing

2017 Dates and Rates

Session Dates Check-out Rates
Session1 June 25-July 7 Friday, 9:30 a.m. $1300
Session 2 June 25-July 1 Saturday, 9:30 a.m. $890
Session 3 July 2-July 7 Friday, 9:30 a.m. $830
Mini Session July 2-July 5 Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. $500
Session 4 July 9-July 21 Friday, 9:30 a.m. $1300
Session 5 July 9-July 15 Saturday, 9:30 a.m. $890
Session 6 July 16-July 21 Friday, 9:30 a.m. $830
Mini Session   July 16-July 19     Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.    $500

Check-in time for all sessions is Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Please plan to arrive between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.

2017 Specialty Camp Dates and Rates

Camp Ages Dates Rates
Leaders In Training 15-16 June 25-July 7 $1310
Counselor In Training 16-17 July 9-July 21 $1025
Family Camp Families Sept. 1-Sept. 4

We welcome you to visit the camp for a tour.  Reservations are required; please call Rona Roffey, Camp Director at 847-546-8086 or email her at rroffey@ymcachicago.org.

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View Summer Overnight Camp brochure

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