Summer Camp


Connecting youth to the community, Summer Camp at TradeWinds features 10 action-packed weeks of exploration from mid-June through mid-August.

Enrollment reached new heights with 45 school-age participants in 2015, nearly doubling the number from the previous year.

To accommodate the increase in severe medical and behavioral needs, TradeWinds employed direct-care staff to assist 9 participants in 2015.

Summer Camp participants in 2015 chose to “give back” by volunteering at local food pantries and Feed My Starving Children’s permanent pack site in Aurora, IL.

The 2017 Summer Camp calendar included the following activities and outings:


Beach days


Challenger Learning Center

Community park visits

Deep River Water Park

Lunch at family restaurants

Roller skating

Sky Zone

Weekly swim lessons at the Hobart Y

Zao Island

Zoos in Chicago and Michigan City

Enrollment packets for 2017 will be available in the spring. Contact Annette Walker at (219) 945-0100, ext 332 or