JCYS Camp Red Leaf

26710 W. Nippersink Road
Volo, IL 60041
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(847) 740-5010
Contact: Erin Newport
Admin:   Susie Field

About Us:

Located on 180 acres in Ingleside, Camp Red Leaf (CRL) is specially designed to serve individuals ages 9 and upward with developmental disabilities, emotional and behavioral needs. The highly adaptable programs at CRL strive to increase self-esteem, promote interaction, improve social skills and encourage independence in a natural environment. As the only American Camp Association accredited camp serving both children and adults with disabilities in metropolitan Chicago, Camp Red Leaf fulfills a vital need for safe, reliable, and enriching programming for individuals with special needs by providing week-long Summer Camp opportunities, Weekend Respite Care and 10-day Travel Camp adventures. On the shores of Wooster Lake and spanning 180 acres of wooded wonderland, Camp Red Leaf allows youth and adults with developmental disabilities, emotional and behavioral needs the opportunity to experience a true outdoor adventure. A visit to Camp Red Leaf includes hikes on our fully-accessible nature trails, water activities in the pool and lake, fun on our high ropes course, and outdoor camping opportunities and activities personalized for each camper. Our highly adaptable facilities include: Leibow Lodge: Most of our Camp Red Leaf overnight participants stay in Leibow Lodge for full week and weekend visits. Outfitted with 16 rooms, with seven oversized bunk beds in each, accessible bathroom and shower facilities, washer and dryer capabilities, and galley kitchen for daytime snacks, Leibow Lodge also features a Great Room with a fireplace and a wrap-around porch overlooking a pond, fountain and the great outdoors. Sacks Family Tree House: A truly one-of-a-kind experience, this wheelchair accessible tree house allows all campers the opportunity to “climb” higher and higher among the branches. The Sacks Family Tree House is made completely of repurposed wood, features an indoor space large enough for campers to spend a night under the stars, and a back porch overlooking the marsh and campfire below. Glickman High Sierra Adventure Center: Campers can enjoy the sense of accomplishment that comes from scaling a climbing wall and the rush of the wind in their face as they zip down the zip line at Camp Red Leaf. Our accessible facilities and trained instructors ensure that everyone can participate in the fun! Wooster Lake & Outdoor Pool: Campers can enjoy the serenity of Wooster Lake and take part in water activities thanks to an accessible dock. Additionally, campers can also enjoy water play in Camp Red Leaf’s heated outdoor pool, which is outfitted with a lift and accessible bathrooms. Harriet Gerber Lewis Arts & Crafts Center: A multipurpose room perfect for indoor activities, the Arts & Crafts Center has accessible bathrooms and features a front porch facing the Camp Red Leaf Village. Campers can explore their creative side through a plethora of activities, including dance, drama and art therapy.

General Information

Category: Organization : Camp \ Day Camp \ Overnight Camp \ Specialty Camp
Religion: Jewish - Unaffiliated
Community: Chicagoland  


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