Explore the outdoors this summer with Crystalaire. We are not your ordinary summer camp – our program focuses on creating an inclusive leadership & team building experience that empowers campers to learn and explore. Our programs includes camping, hiking, biking, sailing, kayaking and other outdoor activities in the Midwest’s most beautiful locations
Where You Create your Own Experience!
Multi-day wilderness adventures in the Midwest’s most beautiful locations. Explore your identity, build community and gain valuable “life skills through outdoor skills!”
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What parents and participants say
[My son] has actually jumped on the bike repair and supply volunteer work for local charities. His sister is doing a school project to help raise funds for supplies to repair the bikes and get helmets, locks, and lights for recipients. This all started because of your [program] last year.
-Parent, Build Your Own Bike
“I think we’re different from other programs because we minimize the barriers between guides and participants. We tread the line of partners and leaders, and that’s where the magic happens.”
Our sister programs, Camp Lookout and Camp Carvela, operate under the same philosophical umbrella as Crystalaire. What we do in the wilderness, they do in a residential setting. Many trip participants start with a camp session but continue their experience through Crystalaire Adventures. Both camps also offer add-on adventures, meaning campers can participate in a session at Camp Lookout or Carvela, then participate in a two-night Crystalaire Adventure.