• Friends and fun!

    Trying new things and making new friends is what camp's all about.

  • Reconnect with nature

    Your boy will plug into the fresh air and water of the Northwoods.

  • Our boys are in the perfect spot

    We are seven hours north of Chicago and located on 33 acres surrounded by state forest land.

  • careful instruction

    Our counselors are trained in safety and fun. They know how to give your boy the encouragement and guidance he needs.

  • Jump into fun

    In a safe environment, young men and boys have the opportunity to try new things every day.

  • Full steam ahead

    Teamwork, friendship and cooperation is what it's all about.

  • Classic Fun

    For more than 112 years, we've had the honor of watching boys grow, learn and persevere.

  • Trip of a Lifetime

    The Highlands tripping program will change your son's life. Self-confidence, independence, courage – guaranteed.

DATES 2015

  • 2015 First term (3 weeks)
    June 21 – July 11
  • 2015 second term (4 weeks)
    July 12 – August 8
  • 2015 FULL TERM (7 WEEKS)
    June 21 – August 8
  • 2015 Family Camp
    August 8 – August 15

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Blog updates

  • 7-4-15

    We are full of fun here at Highlands today! It’s been non-stop action since the time the bugle blew this morning. While we still have several trips out, most are back in camp which added to the festival feel in the air. We had regular activities scheduled this morning, but >read more

  • 6-30-15

    “We put out more trips this week than [other camp that shall remain nameless] does all summer.” –Craig Ericksen, Program Director. Editor’s note: This was said not as a slight on another camp. Craig was just stating a fact! Sometimes I stand back and watch in awe as our Program >read more

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