Individual Activities at Camp Kupugani

Crate stacking is an extremely fun activity, which tests campers' balance and coordination, while also requiring teamwork. The object of the activity is to construct a tower of crates while balancing and climbing. Campers enjoy the challenge and self-esteem building experience that comes with trying to climb as high as possible. Our experienced instructors talk you through every step with extreme safety in mind.

Crate Stacking

Crate stacking is an extremely fun activity, which tests campers’ balance and coordination, while also requiring teamwork. The object of the activity is to construct a tower of crates while balancing and climbing. Campers enjoy the challenge and self-esteem building experience that comes with trying to climb as high as possible. Our experienced instructors talk you through every step with extreme safety in mind.
Rock climbing is a challenging, heart-pumping, and extremely rewarding activity. We offer the Midwest's premiere natural rock climbing walls with 85-foot and 60-foot walls, each of natural limestone rock face. From beginners to experts, campers enjoy the challenge and self-esteem building experience that comes with conquering the walls. Whether you have climbed a dozen times before or are putting on the harness for the first time, our experienced instructors will talk you through every step with extreme safety in mind.

Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is a challenging, heart-pumping, and extremely rewarding activity. We offer the Midwest’s premiere natural rock climbing walls with 85-foot and 60-foot walls, each of natural limestone rock face. From beginners to experts, campers enjoy the challenge and self-esteem building experience that comes with conquering the walls. Whether you have climbed a dozen times before or are putting on the harness for the first time, our experienced instructors will talk you through every step with extreme safety in mind.
Campers having fun biking in trails at Camp Kupugani

Biking

Using 18-speed GT hybrid mountain bikes, sturdy Trek mountain bikes, and tough BMX-style bikes, our biking program is top-notch! There are miles of trails for serious trailblazing and skill development. As Camp White Eagle is located in the Midwest in the rolling hills of northwest Illinois, campers can bike amidst the beautiful scenery with an experienced staff member. Keeping with our dedication to safety in all aspects of camp, everyone must wear a bike helmet. Campers are provided with helmets and bikes and must follow camp and state riding regulations.
We offer English and Western riding lessons. There is a nice assortment of lesson horses that are quiet, well-behaved, and enjoy their job. Riders learn about safety, care, and correct horsemanship, plus advanced horse care skills including the essentials of feeding, grooming and tacking up the horse, tying knots and saddling. Depending on progression and ability, there are opportunities to trot, post, canter and jump. As campers work together in the barn and on the course, they form a strong bond with the horses and each other–helping to build critical character skills of empathy and trust. Additional fees apply to this activity.

Horse Riding

We offer English and Western riding lessons. There is a nice assortment of lesson horses that are quiet, well-behaved, and enjoy their job. Riders learn about safety, care, and correct horsemanship, plus advanced horse care skills including the essentials of feeding, grooming and tacking up the horse, tying knots and saddling. Depending on progression and ability, there are opportunities to trot, post, canter and jump. As campers work together in the barn and on the course, they form a strong bond with the horses and each other–helping to build critical character skills of empathy and trust. Additional fees apply to this activity.
Within our many different types of craft activities, you can let your creative juices flow or find them for the first time. From candle making to drawing, painting, beading, tie-dying, plaster casting or lanyards, there are many craft options available. Be prepared! Campers will have many projects to bring home at the end of camp!

Arts and Crafts

Within our many different types of craft activities, you can let your creative juices flow or find them for the first time. From candle making to drawing, painting, beading, tie-dying, plaster casting or lanyards, there are many craft options available. Be prepared! Campers will have many projects to bring home at the end of camp!
Test your balance skills by participating in slacklining! Whether campers have tried it before or are completely new to the activity, it's a popular event for all. If you're scared to fall, don't worry. You can have spotters on either side of you for support as you navigate the line only two feet off the ground. Or, if you're more daring, try walking the line all by yourself!

Slacklining

Test your balance skills by participating in slacklining! Whether campers have tried it before or are completely new to the activity, it’s a popular event for all. If you’re scared to fall, don’t worry. You can have spotters on either side of you for support as you navigate the line only two feet off the ground. Or, if you’re more daring, try walking the line all by yourself!
High-quality traditional recurve bows are available for campers to test their skills at our different ranges. From the 5-yard range up to the 30-yard range, campers learn safety rules and regulations, parts of the bow and arrow, correct stance, breathing, aiming, holding, drawing and releasing. Campers can have friendly competitions, create and use smaller targets, and receive detailed instruction from experienced staff.

Archery

High-quality traditional recurve bows are available for campers to test their skills at our different ranges. From the 5-yard range up to the 30-yard range, campers learn safety rules and regulations, parts of the bow and arrow, correct stance, breathing, aiming, holding, drawing and releasing. Campers can have friendly competitions, create and use smaller targets, and receive detailed instruction from experienced staff.

Kupugani touches on all the core values and enrichment that we hope to instill in our [child]. My husband and I absolutely love Camp Kupugani. Our [child] gained immensely from camp.

Lisa G.

Everyone…was just so, so personable, kind, and the kind of person I want
my [child] looking up to and spending time with.

Laura V.

[My daughter’s] face lights up when she speaks about camp, it’s a priceless experience.

Kenya P.

I have never come in contact with such a wonderful group of people at a camp before. Everyone did an outstanding job, the camp was so organized, it was unbelievable.

Joe M.

She absolutely loves the camp, the staff, and all the friends she makes there. I consider Kupugani to be a big influence in helping her grow and expand her mind each summer.

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