ABOUT US

Teen eXtreme: A bold new concept in Jewish camping.

As a child grows so does his ability for self-discovery, adventure, bonding with friends, and appreciation of group dynamics. Under the leadership of a team of senior staff members, Teen Camp combines out-of-state trips, camping excursions, athletics, swimming, and outdoor adventures with authentic Jewish spirit to impart timeless values and appreciation of others. Teen Camp is a day camp that mimics the overnight camp experience with extended hours and special Shabbaton (weekend) experiences. This summer teen boys ages 12-17 can join the ultimate camping experience. Highlights include paintballing, go-karting, fishing, biking and speed boating. Teen Camp will feature a sports league complete with professional instructors and competitions.

Origins

Teen Camp is proudly founded on 50 years of successful camping principles and experiences here in Chicago. Teen Camp is a branch of CGI camping, the largest worldwide network of Jewish camping. CGI camps enjoy a well-earned reputation as a trendsetter with adventurous trips, creative programs and sports instruction. Many a camper has been known to wait all year to come back to Teen Camp.

Our Facilities

Our campsite is located in the heart of Northbrook. The fully air conditioned spacious indoor facilities allow us to provide your son with the finest in teen programming. Our beautiful outdoor site has many fine playing fields which include areas for baseball, football, and soccer where our teens can enjoy hours of sports in large green expanses. The spacious indoor and outdoor facilities enable us to provide our teens with extreme summer fun, whatever the weather. The camp is located at 2095 Landwehr Road in Northbrook, IL.

Our Staff

You can be assured that you are entrusting your son in the care of energetic staff-members who are hand-picked for their experience, expertise, good social skills, and a love and knack for working with teens. Our staff work to develop skills, confidence, and a responsible spirit within each teen. Each staff member has been carefully chosen after a scrupulous application and training process. Our experienced counselors from around the world are known for their personal warmth and ability to care for each teen as an individual.

Drawing from their own camp experience, our staff will ensure that the campers enjoy a truly memorable summer. Additionally, our low camper-to-staff ratio ensures that each child will have the highest quality supervision along with caring and attentive guidance. Many staff members return year after year, lending experience and continuity to our programs. Each counselor is a role model for our children, promising them friendship which will last forever!

Adventurous Trips

Teen Camp specializes in adventurous camping and field trips designed to boost the self-confidence and sense of responsibility in our teens. On a daily basis our campers leave our camp grounds to go on specially designed field trips that include ice skating, gymnastics, and canoeing. Twice weekly we embark on full-day trips, which include hiking the Indiana Dune, and White Water Rafting on Illinois's Vermillion River. Campers are provided with all the food they'll need every day, including dinner and snacks on "Late Night" (full day) trips. After the summer teens typically return to school with new energy and confidence in their own abilities.

Overnight and Shabbatons

Throughout the summer Teen Camp will embark on several overnight and Shabbaton (weekend) trips. Our overnights are geared toward teaching our teens good communication and survival skills. The overnights are typically held at a Boy Scouts camping site where the teens are supervised by skilled Boy Scout staff. Shabbatons are weekend trips to a nearby Jewish community where our teens are comfortably housed and get to experience the finer meaning of the traditional Shabbat. Great camaraderie and friendships are nourished during the special time that our teens spend together in this supervised environment.

Sports & Activities

At Teen Camp campers participate in various sports activities, receive expert coaching, and enjoy a wide array of recreational activities. Our sports coaches are professional physical education instructors who teach with patience, guidance and encouragement. Supervised by our experienced instructors, children develop sportsmanship, confidence, and the ability to enjoy all sports, including baseball, basketball, football, soccer, martial arts, and more. Individual and group training will allow each camper to end the summer a better athlete. Our focus on good sportsmanship and self confidence makes everyone a winner.

Sports and athletics are part of the foundation of the eXtreme Teens experience. This is why we have an experienced athletic director to ensure that the finest instruction is given on a daily basis. We also make sure to continuously enrich many of our daily activities with specialized instruction so that by the end of camp, each camper has acquired and developed a solid set of athletic skills. We believe that healthy competition is good for growing boys and we stress good sportsmanship above all else. However, we are especially sensitive to full-participation ensuring that no teen at eXtreme Teens will be a benchwarmer.

Culture

Teem Campers are imbued with a deep sense of pride in their Jewish heritage. Our Jewish Fun Time program makes Judaism come alive and leaves the camper with a deeper sense of their Jewish identify. This one of a kind program teaches campers the essentials of Judaism in a hands-on way. By integrating special activities Judaism truly comes alive. Combined with group discussions and educational programs, these events bring to life the beauty and values of our tradition in a fun and spirited way. For our Bar Mitzvah aged boys dynamic Judaic tutoring as well as personalized Bar Mitzvah prep and celebration is also available at Teen Camp.

Meals and Snacks

Nutritious and delicious snacks, lunches, and drinks are served daily to all Teen Campers. During our extended trips we will serve dinner and extra snacks to our campers. Each summer Teen Campers enjoy several meals at local Kosher restaurants, baking our own style pizza and choosing our own menu at the diner. During our overnight and Shabbaton programming we will serve our campers nutritious and appetizing meals and snacks. You can be assured your child will be well provided for.

This summer join the ultimate Jewish camping experience!

 

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