Located on 180 wooded acres on the shores of Wooster Lake in Ingleside, Illinois, Camp Henry Horner Retreat Center combines superb lodge and cabin accommodations.

An ideal location for outdoor excursions for groups of all ages!

  • Perfect for office retreat and group trips
  • Easily accessible and adaptable to your group’s needs
  • Overnight lodging and meals available
  • Teams course, climbing wall, ropes course and zipline
  • Kayak, canoe, paddleboat, and swim in Wooster Lake
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Play basketball, baseball, tennis and soccer
  • Accommodations for up to 300
  • Customizable programs

Team Building & High Ropes Course with Instructors

Facilitators tailor your program based on the needs, goals and abilities of your team to foster communication, cooperation, problem-solving skills, and teamwork and camaraderie.

Aquatic Activities with Lifeguards

Enjoy our lake activities including canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding or our heated outdoor pool facilities.

Outdoor Education Program with Instructor

Programs utilize Camp Henry Horner’s sprawling 180 acres of wilderness, and can be tailored for your group to include topics such as: nature walks, living history, outdoor survival skills, and more!

Camp Henry Facilities & Accommodations

Our accommodations range from small lodges with kitchen facilities to large dorm-style housing that can accommodate over 100 people at a time. Dinner options include dining hall, campfire cookout, or DIY in your lodge’s kitchen.

Leibow Lodge

Sleeps 120 guests in 16 rooms.

Our newest lodgings are outfitted with oversized wooden bunks in semi-private rooms with central bathroom/shower facilities and a galley kitchen for food storage and prep. The Lodge also features a Great Room with fireplace, a wrap-around porch, and an adjacent fire pit.

Ruth Lodge

Sleeps up to 32 guests in two large dorm-style rooms and two semi-private rooms.
A beautiful all-wood building with complete kitchen facilities, a lounge with fireplace, and meeting space for up to 50 people.

Desser Village

Sleeps up to 104 guests in five separate bunkrooms.

This flexible dormitory-style facility also includes two large bathrooms and a seasonal porch.

Stein Weedles Lodge

Sleeps up to 18 people.

A large multi-purpose space, features three private rooms, two bathrooms and complete kitchen facilities.

Harry Friend Pioneer Center

Sleeps up to 11 people

Has a large lounge with a fireplace, enclosed sun room, seasonal porch, and complete kitchen facilities.

Seasonal Cabins

Classic A-frame cabins with 12 beds

Equipped with electricity and air-conditioning, and are a short walk to the bathroom/shower house.

Available May – September.

Lodging and Accommodations

Rent an entire facility for a week or day or secure just a few bunks in our seasonal cabins.

Catering Options

Through our on-site buffet service, banquets can be served in our dining hall or throughout our campus, and cookouts can be provided for a more rustic camp feel! Outside catering is also allowed.

Outdoor Education

Take advantage of our guides and instructors, and our facilities to enhance your visit.  From lake activities to adventures on the High Sierra Climbing Wall and Ropes Course, tailor your event at Camp Henry Horner to give your group a truly unique experience.


Please contact Graham Little at HenryHorner@jcys.org or (847) 740-5010, ext. 2226 to create a program that fits your group’s unique needs.