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Camp Henry Horner Alumni Invited to 100th Anniversary Celebration

Adults can return to Camp Henry Horner to reconnect with other alumni and see the camp grounds again.

A photo from the Camp Henry Horner archives. Credit: JCYS
A photo from the Camp Henry Horner archives. Credit: JCYS

For over 100 summers, the Jewish Council for Youth Services (JCYS) in Chicago provided a backdrop for fun on the shores of Lake Wooster. On Sunday, July 20, hundreds of former campers and counselors will be revisiting their youthful memories at Camp Henry Horner’s 100th Anniversary Party in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago.  

Alumni from all over the globe will travel back to see how camp has evolved over the years, according to a release from the JCYS. Alumni can see the updated buildings, experience the new High Sierra Adventure Center complete with a zipline and high and low ropes course, the boathouse fitted with canoes and kayaks, and new inflatable activities throughout the lake.

Camp Henry Horner traces its roots back to 1914, when JCYS was known as Young Men’s Jewish Council. During its first summer, just 35 boys attended overnight camp in four-week sessions, according to JCYS.

A history of Camp can be found at www.jcys.org/CHHalumni.

The Jewish Council for Youth Services’ Camp Henry Horner 100th Anniversary Party will be held Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Camp Henry Horner, 26710 W. Nippersink Road, Ingleside, IL.

Alumni looking to get back in touch with camp staff can contact Isaac Brubaker at ibrubaker@jcys.org or (847) 740-5010, ext. 2223.

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