Dangerous Camp for Boys

“Always in pursuit of adventure.”

Develop courage, teamwork, and a love of life through skill, passion, curiosity, and challenge.

What is adventure?
Every boy needs adventure: it’s what we’re made for. Adventure is about pushing out of our comfort zone and discovering the incredible potential we have to change our world for the better. Adventure is what pushes us, challenges us, and forms us into the men we were created to be.

The Meaning of “Dangerous”
These activities will be dangerously fun, not unsafe. We want parents to see this camp as “Dangerous” because after your son experiences it, you will have a hard time stopping him from wanting to do these activities all the time! This camp is inspired by “The Dangerous Book for Boys

Our aim is to teach hobbies and skills that every boy should know, challenging them to grow and helping them to find the passions that will fuel their own adventure. Camp is divided into four ‘Companies’, each competing in a different sport, skill, teamwork challenge, and ‘field exercise’ each day.



Skills include:

Session I: June 26 – July 7*

Session II: July 17 – 28

Hours: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Grades: Incoming 3rd – 8th
One week – $250


Two weeks – $425

Knot Tying
Paper Airplanes

Land Navigation
Fire Building

First Aid
Morse Code

Each teamwork challenge then takes those skills and tests them in a puzzle.

Field exercises will involve activities like:

  • Obstacle courses
  • Capture the flag
  • Treasure hunts

These activities almost always involve an excessive amount of water balloons.

Each team will also hear stories of the great adventures and “dangerous men of history”, that the movies sometimes seem to forget about, to inspire us in our own pursuit of adventure. Each week will also have a field trip aimed at putting the lessons we’ve learned about teamwork into practice or simply enjoying the summer. Boys have the option to attend one or both two week sessions.

STAFF: Henry Clark, Director of DC4B, NRP ’14, is a senior Air Force ROTC student at the University of Minnesota, majoring in Aerospace Engineering. Henry has been directing leadership camps for the past four years. He is trained in CPR and Virtus education training. If you have any questions please email him hlc131@gmail.com


  • Drop-off will be at Northridge from 8:30-9:00 AM. On most days, busses will then take the boys to the camp site. Buses will return around 2:45 PM and pick-up will be from 3:00-3:30 PM.
  • Camp will be held at a local park district field most days.
  • Dress in normal summer attire. Campers bring bag lunch and drink from home. Please remember sunscreen and a water bottle! (We will also have sunscreen and water coolers in case anyone forgets)
  • Each camper will a receive a “Dangerous Camp T-Shirt” (included in the camp fee) upon conclusion of the camp.
  • Inspired by the Dangerous Book for Boys
  • There will be an optional camp day on July 4th, activites will be centered around the holiday.

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