Do the warmer temperatures have you thinking about which youth camp to send your child this summer? Try Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See, a 4-H sponsored camp in Manteno for youth ages 7-16. We invite you to attend our Open House, from noon-4 p.m. on April 27. We'll be there rain or shine. Bring the whole family and spend the afternoon at Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See, located ½ mile north of Illinois Highway 102 on the 6000 West Road.
While you're there, explore the 100-plus acres of campgrounds surrounded by the beautiful Rock Creek. Try some of our camp activities, including wall climbing, low ropes, campfires and hands-on environmental programs. Enjoy lunch and meet the director along with some of the summer staff.
Established 68 years ago, the camp that was once the home of Pottawatomi Chief Shaw-Waw-Nas-See, today is fondly referred to as Camp Shaw. The camp is a member of the Northern Illinois 4-H Camp Association and the American Camp Association. We offer seven different camping opportunities for boys and girls, from beginner experiences to extreme camping along with performing arts camp and science and technology camp.
Whatever experience piques your interest, adventure awaits you at every turn at Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See. Every day is packed with stimulating activities and our newly-renovated swimming pool to cool you in the summer heat. Can’t Wait? Sign up now.
Meeting new friends is one of the best parts of camp. Supervised by counselors, the campers stay in cabins and enjoy nutritious meals prepared on-site. Bathhouses located near each cabin have flush toilets and hot showers.
The program includes opportunities for overnight camping from as brief as 3 days and 2 nights to 6 days and 5 nights. Activity choices feature everything from high adventure team building experiences such as climbing our eight foot tall wall to canoeing, scuba diving and snorkeling.
Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See Offerings:
Try Camp!—Great for first-time campers, ages 7-10, 3 days and 2 nights, June 22-24, June 29-July 1
Youth Camp—Come join us for 5 days and 4 nights, ages 7-16, June 22-26, June 29-July 3
Extreme Camp—Master camping skills for 6 days and 5 nights, ages 7-16, June 15-21, July 6-12 and July 13-19.
Science & Technology Camp—For those with an interest in exploring technology, ages 7-16, July 6-12
Fine Arts Camp—Expose your camper to music, theatre, photography and dance, ages 7-16, July 6-12
Counselor in Training Camp: CIT I: Ages 15 & 16, June 22-26; CIT 2: Ages 16 & 17, July 13-19
Family Camp—Fun for the whole family, July 4-6
For directions to Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See, 6641N 6000W Road, Manteno, IL 60950, use Mapquest.
To register your camper, or for information about fees and check-in times, visit us on the web at www.campshaw.org.