Everything you need to know in order to get ready for camp! Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us at (847) 740-5010.

Registration FAQ

Deposit & Payment
The online registration program will total your registration selections on the Payment Information page. As you input your payment information (credit card or bank account) you will see your full balance in the payment amount box. You have the option of changing this to the minimum deposit amount. No registration will be accepted without a deposit amount of $50 per week.

Discounts & Scholarship
All discounts will be applied to your account after your registration has been processed by the camp office. If you are interested in receiving a scholarship application, you must first register and then request an application from our business manager/registrar, Tyesha Smith (tmith@jcys.org, 847.740.5010 x 2225).

2019 Parent Handbook
Summer Calendar and Menus

Take a look at the calendars to see what’s in store.

Weekly menus for Camp Henry Horner

Items subject to change or substitution without notice.
Special diets/allergies can be accommodated upon request.

Field Trip and Overnight Schedule
Bus Transportation Included

Group bus stops are conveniently located at the following locations:

  • Northwest Family Center
    1700 Weiland Rd., Buffalo Grove
    Pickup: 8:00 AM; Drop Off: 3:40 PM; After Care: 5:30 PM
  • Pritchett Elementary School
    200 Horatio Blvd, Buffalo Grove
    Pickup: 8:15 AM; Drop Off: 3:45 PM
  • Ivy Hall Elementary School
    1072 Ivy Hall Lane, Buffalo Grove
    Pickup: 8:10 AM; Drop Off: 3:40 PM
  • Cooper Middle School
    1050 Plum Grove Circle, Buffalo Grove
    Pickup: 8:00 AM; Drop Off: 3:50 PM
  • Twin Groves Junior High School
    2600 N Buffalo Grove Rd., Buffalo Grove
    Pickup: 8:15 AM; Drop Off: 3:30 PM
  • Meadowview School
    291 Lexington Lane, Grayslake
    Pickup: 8:30 AM; Drop Off: 3:20 PM
  • Grosse Pointe Park
    900 Grosse Pointe Blvd., Vernon Hills
    Pickup: 8:15 AM; Drop Off: 3:30 PM
  • Or Shalom
    21 W Hawthorn Pkwy, Vernon Hills
    Pickup: 8:00 AM; Drop off: 3:40 PM
  • May Whitney Elementary School
    100 Church St., Lake Zurich
    Pickup: 8:15 AM; Drop Off: 3:45 PM
  • The Chapel
    1966 W Hawley St, Mundelein
    Pickup: 8:30 PM; Drop Off: 3:30 PM

We are located at 26710 Nippersink Road in Ingleside, Illinois.

From I-90
Take Exit IL-53 toward NW Suburbs
Follow signs for Kirchoff Rd and merge onto IL-53 North
Continue onto IL-53 Spur
Take the Lake Cook Rd W exit on the left
Merge onto W Lake Cook Rd
Turn right onto US-12 W/N Rand Rd
Turn right onto W Big Hollow Rd
Turn right onto Nippersink Rd
Camp Henry Horner will be on your left

From I-94
Take Exit IL-120 W/Belvidere Rd
Take a right at the fork in the road, continuing on Main Street and onto Route 134
Take a left onto Nippersink Road
Continue straight, and slightly to the right onto Nippersink Road
Camp Henry Horner will be on your right

From Buffalo Grove
Take IL-83 North to Gilmer Road
Take a left on Gilmer Road
Take a right on Fish Lake Road
Take a left on Nippersink Road
Camp Henry Horner will be on your right

Forms Required to Attend Camp

Prior to attending Camp, we need your help in getting all the necessary paperwork in by Thursday, May 15! As you finalize all paperwork, feel free to send it to registrar@jcys.org, via fax at (847) 740-5014 or by dropping it off at 26710 W. Nippersink Road.

Camper Health History Form 1
All campers must fill out this form with their medical provider.

Camper Health History Form 2
This additional medication form is just for our Overnight Campers and must be signed by a doctor.

Medication Administration Form
If your child needs medication administered during their time at camp – whether it is an inhaler in case of emergencies or a regularly scheduled prescription medication – you must fill out this form to allow our camp nursing staff to administer that medication.

Authorized Pick-Up Form
Let us know who is allowed to pick your child up from day and overnight summer camp.

High Sierra Adventure Center Waiver
This must be signed in order for your camper to participate in the High Sierra Ropes Course!

Family Referrals

We absolutely love referrals to Camp Henry Horner! To show our appreciation, we are delighted to offer a $50 refund for every new family you introduce Camp to. Please see our Family Referral Form for more information.

Staff Gratuity

Every year we get asked about staff gratuities as a token of families’ appreciate for summer fun. It is our policy that individual staff members may not accept gratuities. It is our intention to create an environment that fosters teamwork and shared responsibility, and do not want to create a situation where one staff member receives something while others do not.

In order to recognize all of our staff in an equitable manner we have established a gratuity fund. If you are interested in contributing to this shared fund, please fill out our Staff Gratuity Form.

Many thanks for your understanding and cooperation!

Scholarships and Financial Aid

We want you to enjoy all the wonderful benefits that Camp Henry Horner has to offer, which is why we have several opportunities for financial aid and scholarships.

  • JCYS Scholarship Fund We are pleased to offer a convenient, online method to apply for financial aid. Simply follow this link to the FACTS financial aid online platform and complete the online form.
  • One Happy Camper Foundation for Jewish Camp offers $1,000 scholarships for first-time Jewish campers who register for a two-week session of overnight camp. Visit their website to learn more and apply.
  • Bunk Connect Foundation for Jewish Camp also offers a program that awards 40% off Camp Henry Horner summer camp tuition for Jewish families in need. If you feel like you would qualify, please visit their website to apply.