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This camp is not for the faint-hearted. It is an unforgettable week of adventure, hiking, camping, canoeing, and rock-climbing. The Wilderness & Adventure Camp will push your son “Verso L’alto! (To the top!)” (-Blessed Pier Giorgio Frasatti). The challenges your son will experience will help him answer the question: “Do I have what it takes to survive in the wild?”



The camp has two parts: Adventure Skills on Monday-Wednesday, and an overnight camping trip Thursday-Friday. The first part consists of rock climbing, paddling a canoe, and explore a nearby lake. The camp concludes with an overnight camping trip where the boys get to test their new skills in the wild. There, campers will work together to show that they can plan for a trip and thrive in the wilderness. The camp has a 15-camper limit. First come, first served!



The camp is meant to teach boys basic survival skills and introduce them to outdoor sports like rock climbing and canoeing. They will experience teamwork and develop the skills needed to be a real outdoorsman. Some of these skills include:

  • Rock Climbing Techniques. Developing core balance and strength/span
  • Boating Skills. Learn boat control, navigation, communication and teamwork
  • Survival Methods. Covers the basics of securing shelter, water, food, and emergency medical care
  • Hiking Practices. Understand the rules of the trail, effective planning, and leaving no trace.
  • Camping Organization. Planning & executing a two day camping trip where we will put all we have learned into practice, and have a blast in the great outdoors!



Wilderness & Adventure Camp | Northridge Summer Programs

Mr. Peter Fletcher

Northridge English Department Chair

Mr. Fletcher has organized and led dozens of youth camping, mountain biking, and rock climbing trips through the Boy Scouts, REI (Recreational Equipment Incorporated), and Camps Chosatonga and Kahdalea. He has led outdoor experiences on Mississippi rivers, Louisiana swamps, Colorado Rockies, the Grand Canyon, the California Diablo Range, the Smokey Mountains, and the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. A native of Colorado, Mr. Fletcher grew up hiking and constantly exploring the great outdoors. Questions about the camp? You can contact Mr. Fletcher at pfletcher@northridgeprep.org.

Summer camps Northridge Prep

Register for Northridge Summer Programs

June 24 – June 28


Mon – Wed: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Overnight Camping Trip: Thu 8:00 am to Fri 6:00 pm


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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