Every boy craves adventure. To explore uncharted territory, to test our limits–it’s what we’re made for. The Dangerous Camp for Boys provides Middle Schoolers the opportunity to learn new skills and develop their potential to shape the world around them through daily adventures.
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. After your son experiences The Dangerous Camp, he will have learned a battery of skills that he will use into adulthood. Skills include:
FIELD EXERCISES & OTHER DETAILS
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:
STORIES OF GREAT ADVENTURE
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 and made positive impacts in the world. Dangerous Men of History include Charles Lindbergh, Robin Hood, Desmond Doss, and many others.
Mr. Joe Rhee
Director of Summer Programs, Co-Director of Dangerous Camp
Joe is a Science Faculty member and the Head Wrestling Coach at Northridge. He has experience working with Elementary and Middle School students through a variety of leadership and mentorship programs. He co-led last Summer’s Dangerous Camp with Founder Henry Clark.
Mr. Dan Klein
Dan is a faculty member in both Northridge’s Middle School and High School English and Foreign Language departments. With his 7th grade English students, he emphasizes dialogue and group work in the classroom as a means to build communication and critical thinking skills. Outside of school, Dan is an avid backpacker, climber, and reader.
The team consists of Northridge High School and Alumni college students. Counselors serve as leaders within each of the camp’s “Companies,” and are 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. As a result, camp counselors frequently develop friendships with campers that last from year to year.
DANGEROUS CAMP FAQ’s
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.
Session 1: July 8 – 12
Session 2: July 15 – 19
Session 3: July 22 – 26
Hours: 9AM – 3PM
Grades: 4 – 7
$299 One Week
$550 Two Weeks
$790 Three Weeks