Campfire Illinois - Light the Fire Within

2017 Day Camp - Our 61st Season
​Camp Fire - Yours to Explore!
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Week 1 - May 30- June 2

Week 2 - June 5-9

Week 3 - June 12-16

Theme: Welcome to Camp
Field Trip: None
Thursday Activity: Welcome to Camp Party
Trail of the Week: Knowing Me
Cost: $95 per camper
 
Theme: Let the Games Begin
Field Trip: Yes
Thursday Activity: Sports
Trail of the Week: Knowing Me
Cost: $115 per camper
Theme: Passport to the World
Field Trip: Yes
Thursday Activity: Travel the Countries
Trail of the Week: Family & Community
Cost: $115 per camper

Week 5 - June 26-30

Week 6 - July 5-7 (Closed July 3 & 4)

Week 4 - June 19-23​

Theme: Lights, Camera, Action!
Field Trip: Yes
Thursday Activity: Talent Show
Trail of the Week: Family & Community
Cost: $115 per camper
Theme: Cirque Amongus
Field Trip: No
Thursday Activity: Circus Acts
Trail of the Week: Creativity
Cost: $75 per camper
Theme: Color Wars
Field Trip: Yes
Thursday Activity: Capture the Flag
Trail of the Week: Family & Community 
Cost: $115 per camper
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Week 7 - July 10-14

Week 9 - July 24-28

Week 8 - July 17-21

Theme: Natural Explorers
Field Trip: Yes
Thursday Activity: Archeology Dig
Trail of the Week: The Enviornment
Cost: $115 per camper
Theme: Water, Water Everywhere
Field Trip: Yes
Thursday Activity: Water Games
Trail of the Week: The Enviroment
Cost: $115 per camper
Theme: To the Moon and Back
Field Trip: Yes
Thursday Activity: Telescope making, Interstellar Party
Trail of the Week: The Environment
Cost: $115 per camper

Week 10 - July 31- August 4

Before and After Care

Week 11 - August 7-11

Theme: Survivor
Field Trip: Yes
Thursday Activity: Survivor Challenge
Trail of the Week: The Future
Cost: $115 per camper
Before Care begins at 7 AM and After Care goes until 6PM.  There is a $10 per minute charge due at the time of pick-up for campers picked up after 6PM.  Trained staff oversee before and after care with fun activities for your camper.
Theme: Creature Mania
Field Trip: Yes
Thursday Activity: Meet the Creepy Crawlies of Camp Kata Kani
Trail of the Week: The Future
Cost: $115 per camper


Camper Ages & Groups

Trailseekers - Campers going into 1st and 2nd grades
Trailblazers - Campers going into 3rd and 4th grades
Leaders in Training (LIT) - Campers going into 5th adn 6th grades
Counslors in Training (CIT) - Campers going into 7th grade and older
We are currently seeking quality counslors for our day camp.  If you enjoy children of all ages, being outdoors, and have a high school diploma or the equivalent, please forward your resume and letter of interest to info@campfireusa-illinois.org today.

Camp

Camp Kata Kani, Bolingbrook, IL

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.
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!

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.
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.