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    It’s More Than Just Fun!

    We call it the Banner Experience. It’s all about making new friends, accepting challenges with enthusiasm and having fun. Banner campers develop positive self-esteem by achieving success – socially and athletically.

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    It’s More Than Just Sports!

    Experience sportsmanship and teamwork while developing athletic abilities. Basketball, baseball, floor hockey, soccer, football, tramp ball, gaga and more allow for high-level quality instruction making sports fun and engaging for all campers.

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    It’s More Than Just Swimming!

    Swimming is at the very center of a Banner summer. Campers spend time in our four amazing pools to improve swim skills in a small group leading to individual success and fast improvement. Splash in our water park facility with waterslides, diving boards and recreational swim!

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    It’s More Than Just Adventure!

    Campers’ confidence soars by taking exciting, fun and safe risks as they climb Banner’s towering wall, zoom down the zip lines, challenge themselves on the high ropes, accelerate on the dune buggies, and jump on the high flying bungee trampolines!

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    It’s More Than Just Arts!

    Let your creativity and imagination shine at Banner! Join in making ceramics, crafts, lanyards, mosaics, rocketry, and model building and develop talents in drama, dance, songs and music. Each day Banner campers express themselves in the arts!

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    It’s More Than Just the Lake!

    Campers enjoy swimming, fishing and water play at our two beautiful private lakes. All age appropriate activities and fun allow a break from the regular camp day pace! Staffed with certified lifeguards Banner’s lake programs provide opportunities to explore nature in a different light.

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Welcome to Banner Day Camp!

Parents call Banner "transformative," a truly safe place to make new friends, accept challenges and develop self-esteem in a nurturing, positive environment. An experienced, highly trained staff and world-class facilities set in a shaded oak forest, provide every imaginable opportunity for summer fun. Offering a traditional outdoor camping experience on beautifully maintained grounds, Banner also includes large pavilions, an air conditioned dining hall and multi-purpose rooms to enjoy camp in any weather.

The Banner Community

Banner was proud to celebrate the 50th Anniversary at camp this summer and the best is yet to be! We are proud to call Banner “home” to so many campers on the North Shore and Chicago. Summer enrollment for 2015 is underway. Thank you to our returning families for enrolling early and taking advantage of priority tuition savings. Feel free to call our camp office and our Banner Team can answer any questions to help prepare you and your camper for the best summer experience possible!

Camp Programs for All Ages

Each program is developed to provide age-appropriate fun!

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Banner Beginnings 3 & 4 Year Olds

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Junior Camp Pre-K & Kindergarten

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Senior Camp Grades 1-3

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Tween Camp Grades 4-6

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CITs & SITs Grades 7-9

The Banner Blog

Priority Registration Summer 2016 Arnie Will and Brenden

Priority Registration is now open to returning camp families for summer 2016! Enroll today and take advantage of the lowest tuition of...

Interactive Nights & Visitor Day! Banner Day Camp_g Group 2

Dear Parents— What an unbelievable summer this is shaping up to be! Although it was off to a chilly start, it has finally begun to feel...

S.T.A.R.F.I.S.H. starfish

Over the past three weeks, some of your campers may have already received a S.TA.R.F.I.S.H  award or name tag. No, these campers did...