What We Offer

The North Shore Country Day School offers an exciting way for children ages 10 – 13 to spend their summer. The Expedition Camp programs are North Shore's answer for people looking for adventure, challenge and freedom to explore and try new things. Whether it be by land or by water, the Expedition Camp offers something for everyone. The ultimate goal of these two-week sessions is not to see how far one travels, but rather to increase the camper's knowledge and self-esteem, to create memories and to create a desire to seek out nature.

Dates & Times

3 sessions available:

June 19 – June 30

July 10 – July 21

July 24 – August 4

Program time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Door-to-door transportation available to campers living in our pick-up area.

Fees

June 19 - June 30 July 10 - 21 July 24 - August 4
Trailblazers 9:00 am - 3:30 pm $1200 $1200 $1200
Mariners 9:00 am - 3:30 pm $1200 $1200 $1200
Farm-to-Table 9:00 am - 3:30 pm $1200 $1200 $1200

 
DEPOSITS $500 per child is required with registration. This includes a $200 non-refundable and nontransferable application fee. The remaining $300 is refundable until February 28, 2017
 

Enrollment

First-come, first-served. Campers must be between the ages of 10 – 13 years.

3 great programs to choose from!

Farm-To-Table Program

North Shore Country Day School has developed an exciting new summer camp program that will teach kids ages 10 – 13 about gardening, cooking and what “farm to table” really means. When children participate in any aspect of gardening and cooking, it changes their approach to food and causes them to think about food differently. We will work with our campers—teaching them basic culinary skills and introducing them to new foods through hands-on participation in culinary preparation and education.

Campers will learn while participating in the planting, growing, weeding, watering, and harvesting of a living schoolyard garden. Each day will consist of activities including hands on work in the garden, indoor classroom activities, science, preparation of all natural healthy foods and treats, as well as some good old fashioned getting dirty with our hands in the dirt fun. Each two-week session is independent and the curriculum will change based on seasonally available vegetables and herbs. Recipes will be supplemented by purchased ingredients as necessary.

Our program will also introduce campers to the culinary world, giving them the opportunity to develop basic skills that will build the foundation to cook and create culinary treasures with proficiency throughout their entire life. On the first day of each session, we get right down to the business of cooking. We quickly assess the skill levels and interests of each class and plan out the week’s activities and menus. We always try to work in some of the foods they claim they don’t like as this helps to broaden their horizons and make them more willing to be adventurous.  Unlocking and opening the door to develop good kitchen skills, sound nutrition and inspiring the gourmand in students is an important step for providing a better path for life.

Camp information:

3 sessions available:

June 19 – June 30

July 10 – July 21

July 24 – August 4

Program time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Door-to-door transportation available to campers living in our pick-up area.


Trailblazer Program

The Trailblazer Program is an introductory program for the Expedition Camps. In Trailblazer, campers ages 10-13 years will experience the excitement of the Mariner and Wayfarer Programs in a combination program. During the two-week session, Trailblazer campers will hike, mountain bike, rock climb, fish, sail, kayak and camp. The Expedition Camps supply all the gear; you bring the desire to have fun! On the Thursday and Friday of the second week, campers will have an overnight camping experience. All equipment is furnished by the camp.

Camp information:

3 sessions available:

June 19 – June 30

July 10 – July 21

July 24 – August 4

Program time:  9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Door-to-door transportation available to campers living in our pick-up area.


Mariner Program

Campers enrolled in the Mariner Program will spend their two weeks learning how to navigate and operate a boat. Campers will learn to sail, canoe, kayak and windsurf while learning about boating safety. With a low camper-to-staff ratio, campers learn skills which will lead them to a positive boating experience. Campers in the Mariner Program will need to bring a lunch, drink, snack, swimsuit, towel, sunscreen and shoes that can be worn in the water. Campers should report to the Art Center on the North Shore campus on the first day.

MARINER CAMPERS will gather daily at the North Shore Country Day School campus and travel to Lloyd Beach in Winnetka. All equipment is furnished by the camp. For campers ages 10-13 years.

Camp information:

3 sessions available:

June 19 – June 30

July 10 – July 21

July 24 – August 4

Program time:  9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Door-to-door transportation available to campers living in our pick-up area.


Staff

Instructors for the Expedition Camps programs are experienced outdoors people. Each staff member has a love of nature, and a desire to share that passion with the next generation. All staff undergo extensive training in program curriculum and safety procedures.

Extended Care

Morning program is from - Times are 7:30-9:00 am.
(no transportation available)

Afternoon program is from - Times are 3:30-5:30 pm.
(no transportation available)

Transportation

The Day Camp/Language Immersion Program/Expedition Camps offer door-to-door transportation to those families who live inside of our pick-up area, which ranges from Evanston to Glencoe. We travel as far west as Waukegan Road in Glenview. This service is included in your camp tuition.

With safety as our number one concern, the Summer Program operates a fleet of certified school buses driven by fully licensed drivers.

Transportation assignments will be mailed the first week of June. No transportation requests or changes will be accepted after May 15.

If you are providing your own transportation, we ask that you drop-off and pick-up your child in the circle parking lot each day. For campers who begin the day at 9:00 a.m., please do not drop off earlier than 8:50 a.m. Also, if you are planning to pick up your child early, we ask that you call and/or send a note in advance. We will have your child waiting for you in the camp office.