Tuesday, June 27, 2017

About Us

eXtreme Teens

A bold new concept in Jewish camping. As children grow so does their ability for self-discovery, adventure, bonding with pairs and appreciating group dynamics. Under the leadership of a team of senior staff members, teen camp combines out of state trips, camping excursions, athletics, swimming, and outdoor adventures with authentic Jewish spirit to impart timeless values and appreciation of others. Teen eXtreme is a day camp that mimics the overnight camp experience with extended hours and special Shabbaton (weekend) experience This summer teen boys ages 12-15 can join the ultimate camping experience. Highlights include paintballing, karting, fishing, biking and speed boating. CGI eXtreme teens will feature a sports league complete with professional instructors and competitions.

New to Summer 2015, personalized Hebrew language classes offered.

Origins

CGl extreme teens is founded on 40 years of successful camping principles and experiences here in Chicagoland. eXtreme Teens is a branch of CGI camping the largest worldwide network of Jewish camping. CGI camps enjoy a well-earned reputation as a trendsetter with adventurous trips, creative programs and sports instruction. Many a camper has been known to wait all year to come back to eXtreme Teens.

Our facilities

Our campsite is located in the heart of Northbrook. The fully air conditioned spacious indoor facilities allow us to fully serve our campers with the finest in teen programming. Our beautiful outdoor site has many fine playing fields that include areas for baseball, football, and soccer where our teens can enjoy hours of eXtreme Sports in large green expanses. The spacious indoor and outdoor facilities enable us to provide our Teens with eXtreme summer fun, whatever the weather. The camp is located at 2095 Landwehr Road in Northbrook

Our Staff

You can be assured that you are entrusting your son in the care of energetic staff-members hand-picked for their experience, expertise, good social skills and a love and knack for teens. Our staffers work to develop skills, confidence and a responsible spirit within each teen. Each staff member has been carefully chosen after a scrupulous application and training process. Our experienced counselors from around the word, are known for their personal warmth and ability to care for each teen as an individual.

Drawing on their own camp experience, our staff will ensure that the campers enjoy a truly memorable summer. Additionally, our low camper to staff ratio ensures that each child will have the highest quality supervision along with caring and attentive guidance.

Many staff members return year after year, lending experience and continuity to all programs. Each counselor is a role model for our children, promising them friendship which will last forever!

Adventurous trips

Teen eXtreme specializes in adventurous camping and field trips meant to boost the self-confidence and sense of responsibility in our teens. Daily our campers leave our camp grounds to go on specially designed field trips that include ice skating, gymnastics, and canoeing. Twice weekly we will on an eXtreme trip, which include swimming the waters of the Indiana dunes and an exclusive trip to the Wisconsin dells. Some of the highlights of previous summers have been white water rafting, jet skiing, karting, high ropes course and horseback riding. During all of our extended trips campers are provided with dinner and drinks that will boost their stamina. Many a Teen has been known to return to school at the end of the summer with a new energies and confidence in his own abilities.

Overnight and Shabbatonís

Throughout the summer Teen eXtreme will go on several overnight and shabbaton (weekend) trips. Our overnights are geared toward teaching our teenís good communication and survival skills. The overnights are typically held at a boy scouts camping site where the teens are supervised by skilled Boy Scout staff. Shabbatons are weekend trips to a nearby Jewish Community where our teens are comfortably housed and taught the finer meaning of the traditional Shabbat. Great camaraderie and friendships are nourished during this special time that our teens spend together in this supervised environment

Sports & Activities

At eXtreme Teens, campers participate in various sports activities, receive expert coaching and enjoy a wide array of recreational activities. Our sports coaches are professional physical education instructors who teach with patience, guidance and encouragement. Supervised by our experienced instructors, children develop sportsmanship, confidence, and the ability to enjoy all sports, including baseball, basketball, football, Soccer, martial arts, and more Individual and group training will allow each camper to end the summer a better athlete. Our focus on good sportsmanship and self confidence makes everyone a winner!

Instructional Swimming

Swimming training and technique improvement are under the guidance of Red Cross Water Safety Instructors. Each camper will be tested at the onset of the summer and placed in training groups for personal and group instruction. Our goal is to utilize the swimming time at camp to improve the campersí swimming skills and motivate them for greater aquatic ability. Rest assured that safety is priority #1.

Sports and athletics are part of the foundation of the eXtreme Teens experience. This is why we have an experienced athletic director to ensure that the finest instruction is given on a daily basis. We also make sure to continuously enrich many of our daily activities with specialized instruction so that by the end of camp, each camper has acquired and developed a solid set of athletic skills .We believe that healthy competition is good for growing boys and we stress good sportsmanship above all else. However, we are especially sensitive to full-participation ensuring that no teen at eXtreme Teens will be a benchwarmer.

Culture

eXtreme Teen campers are imbued with a deep sense of pride in their Jewish heritage and a love for the land of Israel. Our Jewish Fun Time program makes Judaism come alive and leaves the camper with a deeper sense of their Jewish identify. This one of a kind program teaches campers the essentials of Judaism in a hands-on way. By integrating special activities Judaism will truly come alive. Combined with group discussions and educational programs, these events bring to life the beauty and values of our tradition in a fun and spirited way. For our Bar Mitzvah aged boys dynamic Judaic tutoring as well as personalized Bar-Mitzvah prep and celebration is also available at eXtreme Teens.

Meals and snacks.

Healthy and delicious snacks and drinks are served daily to all Teen eXtreme campers. All campers are expected to bring a healthy dairy or parve lunch from home. During our extended trips we will serve dinner and extra snacks to our campers. Each summer Teen eXtreme enjoys several meals at local Kosher Restaurantís, baking our own style pizza and choosing our own menu at the dinner. During our overnight and shabbaton programming we will serve our campers nutritious and appetizing meals and snacks. You can be assured your child will be well provided for.

This summer join the ultimate Jewish camping experience!