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Sunday Fun-Day

Volunteer at House In The Wood to do activities with our Summer Campers. Plan a 45 minute program that would appeal to 7 to 12 year old boys and girls. If you would like to volunteer but don’t have an activity idea, call me—everyone has great things to offer our children. I can help you…
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LIT to Speak at Annual Meeting

LIT Phillip will be speaking at the Northwestern Settlement Annual Meeting April 19 We'd like to introduce Phillip, a special guest at our Celebration of Sharing! Phillip, a Leader in Training at House In The Wood Camp, will be sharing his experiences with Camp. We'll let this unique 14-year-old introduce himself: Some people call a…
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New Logo for House In the Wood

Northwestern Settlement has changed their logo to reflect the entire breath of programs and services they offer to the Chicago community. All programs and services of the Settlement fall within one of the THREE mission words--Nurture, Educate or Inspire. Each Settlement mission word has its own color. And each program has a small logo to…
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Outdoor Ed Program Assessments

We have started doing pre and post assessments of our lessons to see if we are doing what we SAY we are doing. We also do post assessments on social emotional learning (SEL) topics like teamwork, responsibility and independence. The academic assessment results below come from a Chicago Middle School (7th grade) who did one…
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LOOK UP! See FIVE Planets!

How very frustrating that it is so cloudy that we can't see this totally kool event--FIVE PLANETS IN THE SKY AT ONCE! Well, just in case, 45 minutes before sunrise is roughly 6:30am as sunrise is about 7:15am this week and next. Here in Delavan, Wisconsin it looks like there may be a break in…
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Science Surrounds Us!

Cool Infographic and Educator Toolkit with Citizen Science Links for school or homefrom National Environmental Education FoundationHouse In The Wood A program of Northwestern Settlement
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Rouse Cottage-New Lodging

What it will look like when it is done... It should be completed in April 2015 or maybe even BEFORE! The building will have 5 bedrooms. Each bedrooms sleeps 4 people in bunk beds. It will have two restrooms with showers and a living room with a kitchenette. A very BIG thank you to the…
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House In The Wood is ACA Accredited!

House In The Wood has been accredited by the American Camp Association for many years. But those familiar with the ACA's accreditation process know that this mark of accountability does not last a lifetime; camps must work to keep it! ACA accredited camps are visited during programming once every three years and assessed on an…
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