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Every boy craves adventure. To explore uncharted territory, to test our limits–it’s what we’re made for. A companion to the Dangerous Camp for Boys (for grades 4-7), the Jr. Dangerous Camp for Boys provides Elementary-schoolers the opportunity to learn new age-appropriate skills and develop their potential to shape the world around them through daily adventures.

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The Dangerous Camp for Boys was developed from “The Dangerous Book for Boys”, an international best-selling primer on the skills that every boy should know. During the Jr. Dangerous Camp, your son will learn a battery of skills that he will use throughout his childhood. Skills include:

  • Knot-Tying
  • Water Balloon Throwing
  • Debate
  • Stone Skipping
  • Paper Airplanes
  • Fishing
  • Yo-Yos
  • Secret Inks


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To facilitate the building of friendships and the development of leadership abilities, campers are divided into four “Companies”, each of which competes in different sports, teamwork challenges, and field exercises throughout the course of the camp. Field exercises include:

  • Obstacle courses
  • Capture the flag
  • Treasure hunts
  • Strategic water balloon battles

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To inspire campers to pursue their own adventures in life, each Company will hear stories of the “Dangerous Men of History”, or heroes who have dared to strive for greatness. Dangerous Men of History include Charles Lindbergh, Robin Hood, Desmond Doss, and many others.



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Mr. Patrick Harrington

Theology & Latin Department Faculty

Patrick is a Theology and Latin Faculty member and 7th grade basketball Coach at Northridge. He also runs the yearbook and weightlifting club for the school. He has experience working with Elementary and Middle School students through various leadership and mentorship programs.




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Mr. Alex Hadley

English Department Faculty

Alex is a Theology and English teacher and Middle School Soccer coach at Northridge.This year he also runs the Mythology and Strategy Games clubs in the middle school. He has worked with middle school and elementary age boys in Summer Programs in Washington, D.C., London, and Chicago.




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The team consists of Northridge High School and Alumni college students. Counselors serve as leaders within each of the camp’s “Companies,” and are a engaged in each activity of the camp. They are handpicked for their strong characters, fun & cheerful demeanor, and ability to be role models for campers. Northridge Summer camp counselors frequently develop friendships with campers that last from year to year.

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Are all three sessions of Dangerous Camp the same?

No. The skills, sports, and team challenges vary from session to session. Campers can attend all three sessions without expecting to do the same things!

What’s the schedule of an average day of Dangerous Camp? Where does the camp take place?

Camp drop-off begins at 8:30 AM at Northridge and extends to 9:00 AM. Shortly thereafter, buses will take campers to Big Bend Lake Park in Des Plaines, where they will engage in sports, field exercises, and a teamwork challenges. The buses will return to school around 2:45 PM, and parents may pick their campers up from 3:00 to 3:30 PM.

What should my son wear to camp?

Campers should dress in comfortable, warm-weather athletic attire and bring a bag lunch and drink from home.

What does my son need to bring with him to camp?

As we will be outdoors for much of the camp, campers should bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and bug spray!

Do Dangerous Camp t-shirts cost extra?

The price is included in the camp fee. Each camper will receive a Dangerous Camp t-shirt upon the camp’s conclusion.

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Register for Northridge Summer Programs


Session 1July 15 – 19

Session 2July 22 – 26


9:00 am – 3:00 pm


Entering 1-3


$275 One Week

$499 Both weeks

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8320 Ballard Rd, Niles, IL 60714
Tel: 847.375.0600 Fax: 847.375.0606

8320 Ballard Rd, Niles, IL 60714
Tel: 847.375.0600 Fax: 847.375.0606