• careful instruction

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

  • dive 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

    Over the last 109 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


weather at camp

Fair, -8 F

Blog updates

  • 9-10-14

    In Mike’s honor, we are proud to announce that Camp Highlands has partnered with the Illinois chapter of the American Camping Association to establish the Mike Bachmann Campership Fund. Mike believed in the power of camp –­ he was a living example of how much it can shape a person’s >read more

  • 9-8-14

    God, make of me a worthwhile man. Give me the strength to stand for right, When other folks have left the fight. Give me the courage of the man who knows that If he will, he can. Teach me to see, in every face the good, The kind, and not >read more


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