ELEVATION LEVEL: AWESOME
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We can't wait to see you in Summer 2022!

Quarry Camp is an all-around Adventure Camp that strives to foster personal growth for children by providing them a variety of fun, safe educational/recreational programs, outdoor experiences, and group activities.

 

Throughout the week, campers will work on Art & STEM-based Educate projects, experience our Exhilarate activities (Kayak & Canoe, Mountain Biking, Laser Tag, Low Ropes Course, Archery, Bouldering, Kids Adventure Zone) as well as Nature Orienteering Hikes and Scavenger Hunts. 

Themed Camp weeks provide further opportunities to focus on team building, leadership, self-esteem, and character while learning something new and making unique connections with special guests.

 

Quarry Camps will be offered June through August, and include full-day programs from 8:30am to 4pm. Campers are divided into two age groups - 7 to 9 years old and 10 to 14 years old.

Camps run from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday and include four activity blocks, exploration, and rest & recovery times. 

Please note: Campers will need to meet all requirements to participate in Exhilarate Activities. Please refer to our Participant Requirements for a full list of qualifications. 

PRICING INFORMATION

Ages 7-9: $425

Ages 10-14: $475

WEEKLY THEMES

June 13-17:

Go Wild!

June 20-24:

Go Hollywood!

June 27-July 1:

Warrior Week!

July 4-July 8:

Game On!

Every day is a different game from around the world 

 

July 11-15:

Survival!

July 18-22:

Go Hollywood!

July 25-29:

Go Wild!

August 1-5:

Warrior Week!

 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Cancellations & Refunds

What is the Cancellation Policy?


We are aware that plans change and emergencies arise that require you to cancel your camp registration. You may cancel 30 days (or more) before your camp start date to receive 100% refund.

  • 2 weeks before camp start date, a 50% refund will be issued.
  • 2 weeks or less before camp, no refund will be issued.




What happens if my family goes on vacation during the middle of a camp week? Can I prorate my camper’s experience?


No, camp cannot and will not be prorated for missed days of camp, and refunds are not offered. Our camp weeks are planned in advance to allow parents & guardians enough time to plan their campers’ summer experience.




What is the refund policy?


Refunds will not be given, regardless of the situation or circumstances. As a 100% outdoor facility, we anticipate hot temperatures, bugs, rain, and other elements that pertain to being an outdoor experience. Every attempt is made to make campers comfortable during their experience, and we will modify activities as necessary.




What happens if my camper gets sick? Will I get a refund or can my experience be prorated?


No, camp cannot and will not be prorated for missed days of camp, and refunds are not offered. A camp counselor will contact you if your camper gets sick during camp and discuss arrangements on a case-by-case basis.




What if something happens where my camper will be missing a day of camp? Will I get a refund or can my experience be prorated?


No, camp cannot and will not be prorated for missed days of camp, and refunds are not offered. If your camper is not coming to a day of camp, please let us know ahead of time if possible.




What happens if my camper needs to leave early or arrive late to camp? Will I get a refund or can my experience be prorated?


No, camp cannot and will not be prorated for missed days of camp, and refunds are not offered. If your camper will arrive late to camp or leave early from camp, please let the camp director know so we can make arrangements to meet your camper at the drop-off location.





Activities & Participation

What happens during Inclement Weather?


Camp happens rain or shine so check the weather each day and dress accordingly. If we have a rainy day, for safety purposes some activities will be closed for a period of time until it’s safe to resume that activity. Campers will then find themselves in outdoor tents with rainy day projects, games and Forge fun!




What sort of activities will my child be participating in?


Ages 10-14 will experience the Eight Towers Adventure with a different tower each day with 2 Zipline opportunities in the week. Ages 7-10 will experience the Two Towers Adventure each day. Energizer Time is a chance for everyone to do fun and engaging Wake Up/Warm Ups to get us ready for the day. Exhilarate Activities are a chance for everyone to try Mountain Biking, Paddlesports, Laser Tag and perhaps some AR Adventure Games. Exploration & Art Attack time gets everyone out on The Forge trails and conservation areas for unique and fun opportunities to learn more about the world around them.




Will campers be doing activities along with the general public?


All areas of The Forge will be open to Members and general public during camp hours. Our Camp Counselors go through extensive training for safety procedures and all campers will be supervised at all times at Quarry Camp.




How can I find out more specifics about the day to day activities at camp?


As we get closer to the start of camp, we will be updating the Camp page on The Forge website. We recommend parents keep an eye open for emails regarding camp themes and special events.




What if my child does not meet the requirements for specific activities (i.e. your 10 year old camper is not yet 52’’ tall to climb the ropes course)?


Unfortunately, for safety reasons we cannot make exceptions regardless of the child’s age for some of the activities. Our ropes course has minimum height and weight requirements that cannot be overlooked or altered. If this is the case, we will have alternative safe and fun activities for those campers. You can learn more about the Exhilarate activities’ requirements through the Exhilarate section of our website. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.




Are the campers divided into groups? How big are the groups?


Lil' Adventurers (7-9) and Explorers (10-14) will be split into 10-15 campers per group. Groups will not exceed 15 campers. For Example: if there are 37 Explorers signed up, we will break them in three groups of 12-13 campers.




What happens if my camper gets sick?


A camp counselor will contact you if your camper gets sick during camp and discuss arrangements on a case-by-case basis.




What if something happens where my camper will be missing a day of camp?


If your camper is not coming to a day of camp, please let us know ahead of time if possible.




What happens if my camper needs to leave early or arrive late to camp?


If your camper will arrive late to camp or leave early from camp, please let the camp director know so we can make arrangements to meet your camper at the drop-off location.




Does my child need to bring a bike?


Campers must bring their own bikes if they want to utilize the Pump & Skills track. Trail bikes will be provided for campers for trail rides, but they cannot be used on the Pump & Skills Track. If your child would like to utilize the Pump & Skills Track, they must bring their own bike.





Personal Items & Attire

Does my child receive a T- Shirt?


Yes! Each week your child is signed up for, they will receive a T- Shirt.




What should my child bring/wear to camp?


  • Closed-toe shoes and loose fitting pants, shorts and shirts appropriate for the
  • weather/activity. Very short shorts/shirts are NOT recommended as these will interfere with the safety gear.
  • Sunscreen,water bottle, hat with brim.
  • Backpack for belongings and lunch, clearly marked with child's name. We will have a secure
  • place for your child's backpack when they are doing an activity.
  • If your child is bringing theirr own lunch & drink, please make sure it is in a small cooler type pack - there is NO refrigeration on site.
  • Full-finger gloves are required for the ropes course




Are phones and electronic devices allowed at camp?


Yes, but they must be in the backpack during activities. There will be plenty of time at lunch, freetime, and Exploration for pictures and capturing memories!




Will my child need money?


The Forge is a Cashless Operation. Parents and campers have the opportunity to purchase The Forge merchandise at Check-In and Check-Out. We currently area accepting credit card swipe and chip pay, as well as debit cards.




Does my child need to bring a bike?


Campers must bring their own bikes if they want to utilize the Pump & Skills track. Trail bikes will be provided for campers for trail rides, but they cannot be used on the Pump & Skills Track. If your child would like to utilize the Pump & Skills Track, they must bring their own bike.





Communications & COVID-19

How are you maintaining a safe environment with COVID-19?


Our team will always adhere to the government health and guidelines put forth by the CDC. Please refer to The Forge COVID Practices for the most up-to-date procedures.




How can I communicate with my child during camp hours?


If you text/email your camper, they will be able to read any messages during lunch and freetime. Call Guest Services (630-326-3301) and they will contact the Camp Leaders and communicate to your camper. The camp leadership team will always have a phone on them to receive any messages and questions passed along.




Will masks be required for participation?


At the present moment, masks are not required for participation. The Forge adheres to the CDCs's guidelines and will follow their protocols accordingly.





General

Can my children who are 2 years apart be in the same camp group?


We make every effort to honor requests, but cannot guarantee them. Camp is an awesome place to meet new friends and do some self discovery. Campers in the 7-9 years of age group follow a different schedule than the campers in the 10-14 years of age group. Siblings in these different age groups will not be in the same group due to their different activity schedules.




Who is facilitating Quarry Camps?


Quarry Camp is designed and created by educators with combined 30+years experience working in camps, schools and community programming. Led by our Educational Program Director and Camp Coordinator, extensive hiring efforts are underway to find mature, creative and AWESOME college and high school camp counselors. All counselors will be trained in CPR and Basic First Aid and along, with The Forge Adventure Guides and staff, have a deep commitment to creating the safest camp environment possible. Counselors will also go through extensive training in activities, inclusion, diversity and much more to ensure the best camp experience for all campers. Awesome college & high school camp counselors who are 16+ years in age will be engaging and facilitating the campers each week. Counselors who are under 18 will not be Lead Group Camp Counselors for our campers who are in the 10-14 age range.




Will my child need money?


The Forge is a Cashless Operation. Parents and campers have the opportunity to purchase The Forge merchandise at Check-In and Check-Out. We currently area accepting credit card swipe and chip pay, as well as debit cards.




What is a Quarry Lunch if I choose that selection?


You will receive more details regarding camp lunches in the Parent Welcome letter closer to the beginning of camp. Quarry Lunch will consist of a Sandwich, 2 snacks and a water bottle. A delicious meal with just the right amount of nutrition and energy to set your camper up for the rest of the day!




Are phones and electronic devices allowed at camp?


Yes, but they must be in the backpack during activities. There will be plenty of time at lunch, freetime, and Exploration for pictures and capturing memories!




Does my child need to bring a bike?


Campers must bring their own bikes if they want to utilize the Pump & Skills track. Trail bikes will be provided for campers for trail rides, but they cannot be used on the Pump & Skills Track. If your child would like to utilize the Pump & Skills Track, they must bring their own bike.




Will masks be required for participation?


At the present moment, masks are not required for participation. The Forge adheres to the CDCs's guidelines and will follow their protocols accordingly.




How much does camp cost?


Lil Adventurer: Ages 7-9 $425 per week Explorer: Ages 10-14 $475 per week