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Camp Fairs & Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

None currently scheduled.

Past Events

NPN Summer Camp Virtual Fair – January 23 – 26, 2021

  • Summer camp remains an important piece of family life. As a trusted resource for Chicago families, NPN introduces parents across the city to camps through its virtual Summer Camp Fair.
  • Live sessions, an exhibit hall, and more.

Kupugani Fest – Saturday, January 26, 2019

We’re celebrating our annual Kupugani Fest! You don’t have to wait until the summer to reunite with your Kupugani friends…and if you’ve never been to Kupugani, come to Kupugani Fest to learn about camp from Kupugani campers and the camp directors. Come enjoy the party: reunite with past camper friends and staff; meet new friends; and rekindle (or ignite) your Kupugani spirit!

What’s Kupugani Fest? Think of it as a reunion if you are already part of the Camp Kupugani family, or think of it as an open house if you are thinking about joining our family. Get ready for fun songs and activities, seeing old friends, meeting new ones, getting information about camp if you’re new to our family, and spending time with Kupugani friends!

Who can attend? There’s no limit on who’s welcome to come: past or present campers, camper families, and camp staff, future campers or camper families, or anybody who wants to be part of our Kupugani family.

Where is Kupugani Fest located? In Chicago! Wherever you’re coming from to attend, you can easily make a day of it. The Fest is located within a mile of the Art Institute, the Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum, the Adler Planetarium, fancy and casual dining, shopping, and lots more! Spend a day in Chicago and an afternoon at Kupugani Fest (or stay overnight–there are lots of accommodations nearby, or a good excuse for a sleepover with friends). There’s also plenty of time for an “after party” nearby to spend more time with friends old or new! There is easy highway or public transit access.

What about parking? There is limited street parking and $6 lot parking, so join us however you can get there!

As usual, if / whenever you have any questions about camp, your childrens’ empowerment, or just to say hi, please feel free to call us at 815-713-4110 or e-mail kupugani@gmail.com.

If you have questions about the location or fun things to do in the neighborhood, we’ll get you in touch with our neighborhood guru and great camp parent Jolyon.

Want to Join Us at Kupugani Fest 2019? 

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Fox Valley Summer Activities Fair – Monday, February 3, 2020

  • 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Wredling Middle School, 1200 Dunham Road, St. Charles, IL
  • The event vision is to offer a fun event that is a resource for the community.
  • One-stop shopping on all of the great summer programs in the Fox Valley area and beyond.
  • The event is open to the public.

Elmhurst District 205 PTA 17th Annual Summer Recreation Open House – Tuesday, February 4, 2020

  • 6:00 to 8:00 pm
  • York High School, 355 W. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst, IL
  • This is a FREE event open to all Elmhurst families and neighboring communities. Bring your children and browse the tables of various organizations offering summer activities and camps for all ages and abilities. Numerous camps and organizations will display their summer program information. The goal of the open house is to provide parents a ‘one-stop shop’ for summer recreational and educational programs. It makes the search quick and efficient allowing families to discover camps they might not realize are out there. This early planning event will ensure spots in camps that fill quickly and give families the opportunity to receive discounted fees for early registration. What a great way to get your summer plans under way!
  • Elmhurst District 205 PTA Open House

District 181 Summer Camp Expo – Tuesday, March 10, 2020

  • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Hinsdale Middle School
    100 S. Garfield St., Hinsdale IL 60621
  • The event is open to the public.

Education and Enrichment Fair – Tuesday, March 12, 2019

  • 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Julian Middle School Cafeteria, 416 S. Ridgeland Ave., Oak Park, IL
  • The event is open to the public

District 204 Annual Student Summer Activities Fair – Monday, March 23, 2020 (not held)

  • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Still Middle School, 787 Meadowridge Dr., Aurora, IL
  • The event is open to the public.

“My kids won’t stop talking about all the cool things they did, the friends they made, and how badly they want to return next year to Camp Kupugani.”

Parent

“Our kids have been growing, learning, and enjoying themselves at Camp Kupugani since 2007. The dedicated and diverse leadership and staff provide a safe, encouraging, well-rounded, and valuable experience for campers. Campers learn from and with each other how to value differences, create meaningful connections and thrive.”

Parent

“This camp is amazing and exceeded my expectations. I went for a Mother / Daughter Weekend to reconnect with my daughter and we did that for sure. Thank you Camp Kupugani! My daughter loved it so much we immediately signed up for the 2-week girls-only session for the following summer.”

Parent

I love camp because it is a safe place to be myself without being criticized for it.”

Camper

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