• 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 2016

  • 2016 First term (3 weeks)
    June 19 – July 9
  • 2016 second term (4 weeks)
    July 10 – August 6
  • 2016 FULL TERM (7 WEEKS)
    June 19 – August 6
  • 2016 Family Camp
    August 6 – August 13


weather at camp

Partly Cloudy, 52 F

Blog updates

  • 9-1-15

    A note from F+F coordinator, Tim Bachmann… “Fare thee well for you must leave us, do not let the parting grieve us, but remember that the best of friends must part, must part. Adieu, adieu good Highlands Friends, Highlands Friends! We’re sorry, that our days must end, days must end >read more

  • 8-3-15

    Today marks the beginning of the end of the term (excuse me while I dry my eyes!). Here is what you need to know about this week. Tuesday: Our final Division Day. The boys hang out as a division, cook out and our cooks enjoy a night off. Wednesday: The evening brings us >read more


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