Youth Camp Activities

Mountain Biking

Take your biking skills to a new level with our biking trails. Experience our hidden Akita scenery while challenging your fitness level on our bikes!

Archery

Make your mark at camp and shoot like The Arrow!

Qualified instructors and state of the art equipment are used to teach basic archery skills. Of course, you can feel comfortable knowing that Camp Akita always puts an emphasis on range safety. 

Pathfinder Honor: Archery and Advanced Archery

Photography/Videography

Take a shot and capture your best memories at camp!

Campers will learn basic skills and explore landscape, portrait photography and more. If you are an advanced photo/videographer, come and learn how to use software to edit your photos and videos.  Already own a digital camera? Bring it to camp to discover what it can really do.

Pathfinder Honor: Digital Photography

Bible Discovery

Discover how God's word comes alive and helps you make sense of our world today. Challenge your walk with God as you learn through nature and study, effective ways to study and practice your bible, memorize scripture, study tools for reading passages, and more!

Nature Center (New)

Discover the wonders of nature and animals with hands-on activities. Balance your time between learning about magnificent creatures and holding them. Have fun playing environmental games, making nature crafts to take home or just relaxing with a furry, scaly or hairy creature. Our staff is ready to share exciting information and love to share the joys of nature.

Music

Our talented and skilled staff will help you improve your music skills. If you enjoy or would like to learn how to lead in worship, play an instrument, or sing, you will love this class. Bring your instrument!

Gymnastics (New)

Experience the power of tumbling, acrobatics, balance, and flexibility!

Whether a beginner or advanced gymnast, our focus is to develop our campers as gymnasts and as people. Our staff share a passion for college acrobatics and understand the importance of safety, trust, and teamwork. We combine great gymnastics training and fun recreation for the ultimate gymnastics summer camp experience. So, what are you waiting for?

Pathfinder Honor: Tumbling and Balancing

Sports

Learn the basics of basketball, soccer, volleyball, and football and play some matches work on your skills from experienced instructors. Either way, you will have a blast of fun with friends while learning valuable skills! If you want to bring your game to the next level, sign up now!

Geocaching

Discover and experience Camp Akita as no-one before as you search for geocaches hidden inside our 754 acres! While you're at it, you'll get to see rare scenery that most visitors to Akita never see... 

Fishing

Akita is well known for its great fishing opportunities at our pond. Come learn basic skills and have fun while trying to catch our biggest fish...or snakes!

Arts & crafts/ceramics

 This activity is not just about cutting and pasting, it is about teaching young people to “see” the world in a new way, and empower them to develop their artistic spirit. Come form ceramics, paint masterpieces, tie die fabrics, and more!

Waterfront/Swimming

Enjoy a refreshing time at the waterfront! Get swimming lessons, enjoy the blob and rope swing, and have a blast at the water enjoying our NEW FEATURES! 

Canoeing

Canoe on the river and at Akita and have fun learning the basics and challenging your skills!

Horseback riding

Come learn the fundamentals of feeding, watering and handling a horse. With the combination of qualified staff, experienced horses, and excellent facilities, campers will quickly gain confidence and increase their understanding of riding. This activity fills up fast, so register now!

High Adventure

Take a first class seat on our Zip Line while enjoying the best view of Akita. You will also get a chance to enjoy our Rock Wall and Dangling Duo. This activity fills up fast!

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Camp Akita

Address

1684 Knox Rd. 1200 N
Gilson, IL 61436
USA

Contact

Youth Department youth@ilcsda.org

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(630) 856-2857

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