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    Camp Sangamon CIT Program


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks, Four Weeks, Three Weeks, Five Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 11th, 12th, PG
    • Gender: Boys Only
    • Category: Leadership
    • Sub-Categories: Animals/Nature, Counselors in Training, Leadership
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Accreditation: American Camp Association
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Welcome to Camp Sangamon, for boys ages 9-16! We are different. You’ve likely landed here in part because of our differences. If you join us at Camp Sangamon, you will take your summer into your own hands. You will choose your path each and every day. Any activity you want, for as long as you want. Move on when you’re ready, stay as long as you’d like. Our activity periods are yours to enjoy. We don't tell you where to go, and we don't tell you what to do. 

    Counselors in training will be reliable for a set number of campers and learn valuable skills in leadership and responsibility.

    At Camp Sangamon, our community is made up of 90 campers, 45 staff, and 30 counselors-in-training. We represent a diverse group of races, nationalities, religions, and economic backgrounds. Typically, we come from at least twenty states and ten countries. Camper ages range from 9 to 15 years. We live in cabin groups of eight campers, three staff, and often a third year high school staff trainee.

    We teach all kinds of interesting things. We offer fifteen different in-camp activities, split about evenly between individual sports and crafts. We teach Archery, Horse Riding, Tennis, Mountain Biking, Swimming, Canoeing, Ropes Course, and Kayaking. We have a “pioneer” farm, with a milk cow, chickens, pigs, ducks, rabbits, and kittens. We make things in Woodshop, Rocketry, Weaving, Pottery, Silk-Screening, and Arts & Crafts. We take trips hiking, wilderness swimming, backpacking, canoeing, sailing, rock climbing, and caving.