Camp Fire Illinois Prairie

Camp Kata Kani

Celebrating 60 Years of Outdoor Education and Fun

 (Located just off Boughton Road at 445 Trout Farm Road,

in Bolingbrook)

We Ignite Their Spark.

Give your child an experience he/she won't forget


2016 Summer Day Camp Dates & Weekly Overview

2016 Parent Welcome Letter & Policies

Camp Kata Kani, Bolingbrook, IL

Outdoor programming, including a variety of nature and environmental education activities, archery, fishing, CIT (Counselor in Training Leadership Academy), weekly all-camp field trips and more.  Weekly service projects are part of the program.  Community groups and other partners are invited to volunteer as Counselors for a Day.  Participants will work side by side with Camp Fire staff and go fishing, help with archery, tie dye t-shirts, do crafts, go on hikes - whatever is planned for the day!

94% of Day Camp parents returning evaluations in 2015 have valued this unique experience and plan to send their children to our program again in 2016.

Families have also indicated they value Camp Fire dedication to diversity and inclusion.  Recent attendees have included children with autism, who thrived under the close supervision of the staff.  One of those children, who first attended as a camper, returned in 2015 as a CIT.

Sponsorships are available to underwrite transportation costs (weekly average: $200); food and snacks (weekly average: $295); camp t-shirts - which allow the staff to quickly identify our campers while on field trips ($450-$500);  and support for our Scholarship fund, ($1000).  Other needs include replacement of activity equipment (bows and arrows, fishing poles, sporting equipment, and craft supplies); camp equipment, including furniture and kitchen supplies; Camp Kata Kani building and site maintenance as needed.

The basic camp day runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m..  Before, starting at 7 a.m.,  and after, ending at 6 p.m., care are available for working families to drop off and pick up children beyond those hours for a small additional fee, providing a summer day care option.

2016 Parents Welcome Letter & Policies

Since 1956, An OUTDOOR day camp

on seven beautiful acres.

Our work with young people is tailored to each individual, guiding them to be their best.

We pay attention to what sparks a passion.

That's what we do.

We help youth discover the exceptional people they are.

Camp Fire provides a nurturing, constructive and fun environment for young people to discover their sparks - unique skills, passions, and interests - and adopt a growth mindset.  They chart their own course to healthy habits, community leadership, and connection to nature in collaboration with trained, caring adults.  And, in turn, Camp Fire youth give back by sharing those skills in their communities.  At Camp Fire, it's truly a way of life.

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