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ABOUT LAKE FOREST COLLEGE
This is our 13th season hosting Chicago area summer camps at Lake Forest College. We strike the right balance between off-computer activities (creative games, sports, life skills, etc.) and essential cutting-edge technology education to foster STEM skill development (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Our popular Lake Forest College summer day camps and overnight camps are held in Lake Forest, IL.
We have chosen Lake Forest College to host our summer kids camps and teen camps in Illinois because it rests in one of the most beautiful suburbs on Chicago’s North Shore. The pristine and quiet 107-acre campus sits just a few blocks from Lake Michigan and is a short walk from quaint downtown Lake Forest. LFC is ranked in the top 100 liberal arts colleges by the U.S. News & World Report. It also ranks as one of the Best Midwestern Colleges and Best Values in the country. With its range of architectural styles and spacious park-like landscaping, Lake Forest College has access to a variety of resources for recreation, entertainment, culture, and enrichment in the surrounding communities and nearby Chicago, making it the perfect day camp and overnight camp location.
O’Hare International Airport and Midway are both 45-60 minutes away from the Lake Forest campus. Amtrak trains arrive in Chicago at Union Station. To reach Lake Forest from Chicago you will need to get to the Ogilvie Transportation Center where the METRA commuter train boards. The Ogilvie Transportation Center is located three long blocks north of Union Station at 500 West Madison Street, at the intersection of Madison and Canal Streets. There are two commuter lines that run to Lake Forest, so be sure to board the Metra Union Pacific North Line. The train runs to and from Chicago 30 times a day.
LAKE FOREST COLLEGE FACTS
Student Population: About 1,400 students attend Lake Forest, and a large percentage of them live on campus (86%). The Princeton Review says “Life at Lake Forest is generally laid-back, with a pace set by the quiet, high-end suburb in which the school is located.” The student radio station (WMXM), rugby club, Greek organizations and the e.team (organizes on-campus entertainment) are among the most active of the 100 student groups on campus.
Rankings: The Princeton Review places Lake Forest College on its list of 361 Best Colleges to attend. Also, as of 2009, Lake Forest appears on the lists of Best Midwestern Colleges and the Best Value Colleges. In addition, it ranks 12th in the country for “Students Happy with Financial Aid.” In terms of the top liberal arts colleges in the country, Lake Forest College was ranked 94th by US News & World Report, making it the perfect location for our Illinois summer camps.
Athletics: Lake Forest participates at the Division III level and has been a member of the Midwest Conference since 1974. The college gives student athletes the opportunity to participate in 17 intercollegiate sports (9 women’s and 8 men’s). Most notably, the Lake Forest handball team has won an astounding 30 national championships and has been recognized nationally.
Distinguished Alumni & Personnel: Among Lake Forest graduates are some who are recognized nationally, including: three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Herbert Block; G4 host and comedy writer Blair Butler; bestselling fantasy author Jacqueline Carey; producer of the movie Grease and Tony Award winner Allan Carr; reporter at WNYW-FOX 5 New York and winner of three Emmy Awards Andrea Day; Chairman and CEO of Charles River Laboratories, Inc., and 2003 Forbes Magazine Entrepreneur of the Year James C. Foster.
Point of Interest: These Illinois summer camps are near the Center for Chicago Programs, which was established as part of Lake Forest’s mission to make Chicago more accessible to students. The center (sponsored in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) provides the college community with event discounts and organizes city gatherings.