Downtown Adventure Youth Camp, also known as the "Be a True Chicagoan" Adventure Youth Camp, is an exciting summer program designed for youngsters aged 9-16, welcoming participants of all skill levels. Campers can look forward to a wide array of thrilling activities, including bike trips, kayak lessons, adventure hikes, arts and crafts, sports, and games. What makes this camp truly special is its commitment to outdoor education and its focus on immersing campers in the vibrant culture and history of downtown Chicago. Throughout their adventure-packed days, campers also delve into fascinating Chicago trivia, uncovering the stories behind local landmarks like the Willis Tower (formerly known as Sears Tower), the origins of Chicago's nicknames as the "Second City" and the "Windy City," and the unique culinary traditions that make Chicagoans eschew ketchup on their hot dogs.
Downtown Adventure Youth Camp is the ultimate summer destination for young explorers seeking fun, learning, and a deeper connection to the city they call home. With its diverse range of activities and a strong emphasis on local culture and history, this camp offers an unforgettable experience that leaves campers with cherished memories and a newfound appreciation for all things downtown Chicago.
Blog posts by Abby Barber, Noah Naftulin, Josh Naftulin, and Kiana Kim