NEW Dining Hall
NEW Shower House
The Shower House
will be knocked down and the dining hall will be expanded. The
new shower house will be under the dining hall addition.
Construction has already started. Watch our
for the latest info.
the Wood is a resident co-ed Summer Camp serving urban
children from Chicago. Our campers range from ages seven through
twelve with a leadership program for our thirteen to seventeen year
olds. They represent a cross section of Chicago’s diverse
population. In addition to enjoying our outdoor and waterfront
programs, our campers learn a variety of essential social and
House in the Wood
is also an
Outdoor Education Center for Chicago school groups February through May.
We are currently working with Rowe Elementary Charter School to
provide their third, fourth, sixth and eighth grade with a one week
residential education curriculum. Our curriculum focuses on
math, science and the social/emotional skills necessary to
And House In The Wood is a
Conference and Retreat Center. Each of our rental groups has exclusive use of
our entire campus. They can customize their rental to meet their
specific needs, choosing from a variety of living and meeting
options. Food service is available and has been highly rated by
our guests. Standard and vegetarian menus are available. The
revenue from this operation helps support our mission.
The Wood is operated by
Northwestern University Settlement
Chicago, Illinois. Our main sponsor is the North Shore Board of