What is the Wisconsin facility like?
Our camp is hosted on the beautiful grounds of Carthage College, an hour north of Chicago situated on a beautiful 80 acre campus with breathtaking views of Lake Michigan. The property boasts state of the art collegiate sporting facilities, multi-million dollar fitness center, large grass playing fields, Olympic size indoor swimming pool, modern dorms and extensive walking paths on site.
Where do your kids come from?
Most come from surrounding states. However, we welcome and encourage diversity and often times have international campers, as well.
What about living accommodations?
Dormitories are modern, air conditioned and very comfortable. Campers have their own rooms and share a bathroom with one other camper.
What is a normal day like?
Camp Shane Wisconsin offers six periods daily, filled with a well rounded and fun filled balance of activities. We offer most sports, indoor swimming and water exercises, nutrition and cooking classes, optional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, crafts, Zumba, circuit training, fitness, scores of unique fabulous games created by Shane staff and found only here, walks along Lake Michigan, and so much more. A child will never be bored at Shane and will take home real, usable skills. The excitement continues into every evening with activities like movies, talent shows, pool parties, theatrical performances, movies, games, etc.
How do you deal with homesickness?
It may surprise you, but we have little homesickness at Shane. We provide a warm, nurturing atmosphere, where everyone knows everybody’s name, and there is a tight knit community of campers and staff. Children flourish in our “home away from home”, where the environment is always encouraging and positive.
What if my child gets sick while at camp?
Any prescription medication must be packaged and labeled clearly by parents and given to head staff upon arrival. Medication will be distributed by an adult staff member. We do not assume responsibility to dispense medications, but we work hard to ensure that there are no problems. In the event of a more serious illness, a camper will be taken to a nearby clinic and in an emergency, the hospital. Both are located only ten minutes from the school.