Campfire Illinois - Light the Fire Within

Camper Ages & Groups

K- Trail - Campers going into Kindergarten. 
Trailseekers - Campers going into 1st and 2nd grades
Trailblazers - Campers going into 3rd and 4th grades
Leaders in Training (LIT) - Campers going into 5th and 6th grades
Counselors in Training (CIT) - Campers going into 7th grade and older


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.