• 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 2018

  • First term (3 weeks)
    June 24 – July 14
  • second term (4 weeks)
    July 15 – August 11
    June 24 – August 11
  • Family Camp
    August 11 – August 18


Blog updates

  • 2-6-18

    Dear Camp Highlands Families, Once Mike and I turned the pages of our December calendars, camp was almost always on our minds. We wrote about, made calls about, and constantly thought about every detail of the coming summer. Who will be able to return? Who won’t be able to return? >read more

  • 9-18-17

    A note from Tim Bachmann: Did you know the Monilaw family hosted a scaled down version of Friends and Family in the 1930s and 40s? It was not promoted; it was just their friends and family, mainly from the Hyde Park and University of Chicago neighborhoods. This summer of 2017 >read more


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