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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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House In The Wood Honored for Program Excellence by American Camp Association

House In The Wood is proud to announce that its Summer Camp program has been selected for the Eleanor P. Eells Award for Program Excellence. Our Summer Camp program has recently been recognized at the state and regional levels, but this national award from the American Camp Association is an especially high honor. From ACA:…
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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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NEW Program-Recreational Tree Climbing

Just started a NEW program at House In The Wood...Recreational Tree Climbing! Join us for a day of hanging our in the trees. We can run six lines up in the tree. Once up in the tree, you can climb as high as your rope, sit on a branch, stand on a branch, or even…
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Just Opened…New Outdoor Education Center

WOW!That is what most people say when they walk into our new OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTER. As one our our new user put it "the website does not do you justice". The Entrance to Our New Center ​ Our Herps--Turtle, Tortoise, and Snakes! And our stump meeting area in the lobby. ​ Our Nature Center with…
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Dedicate NEW Pat Jaszka Meeting Center

We had a special celebration for Pat Jaszka prior to our annual Board Day to dedicate the NEW meeting center named for her and gifted by her family. Ms. Jaszka was a long time employee of Northwestern Settlement where she was responsible for emergency services and summer camp registration. Many of our former campers have…
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Our Remodeled Cabins! They are so NICE now!

We have finished THREE cabins and we are working on the other two cabins now. When we are done, we will have SEVEN year around cabins with heat and toilets. Until this remodel, during the Winter months we had only two year around cabins--Raccoon and Squirrel. Our other five cabins lost their heat and water…
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Nathan Puckett Leaving

Nathan has been the "face" of summer camp this last year as parents visited the Settlement in Chicago to register their children for summer camp. He has worked to set up a system that makes it easier for parents to register and for staff to get the information they need to set up cabin groups…
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Elliott Lodge-Got Occupancy Permit!

YEA! The new side of the dining hall just got its occupancy permit! We are seating 120 for meals the next few days. We have new restrooms, a kitchen manager's office and a janitor closet. The original side is not done yet but we have sooo much room! We still need to do a few…
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