Weekend Retreats

Offered every fall, winter, and spring in Frankfort, IL.

Camp Overview

ForeverU's overnight camps help 7-12 grade students understand the value in who they are and the story they're living. Students who participate in these camps will also be empowered with the life skills they need to establish a road map for where they hope to go in life.

The camp consists of powerful morning and evening sessions with guest speakers, group discussions, self-care workshops, and other interactive activities that give students a refreshed understanding of the greatness within them. At the conclusion of the camp, participants become official ForeverU Members and receive free access to classes, programs, and drop-in hours offered through our youth empowerment center in New Lenox, IL.

These camps are highly encouraged for 7-12 grade students who are experiencing an emotional or situational form of adversity such as bullying, depression, anxiety, difficult home life, etc. If you are unsure of whether or not your child would benefit from participating in our programs, please reach out to us by complete the contact form at our website.

 

To get the most out of the program, students must be open to personal growth, positive change, and have the willingness to take responsibility for their own learning. Students should not participate in this program if they are actively in danger of harming themselves or those around them.

Disclaimer: ForeverU is classified as a youth development organization. Please know that our volunteers, employees, and representatives are not medical professionals. We are a community of individuals who are passionate about offering support and belonging to youth experiencing an emotional or situational form of adversity. The information and programs we provide are meant to encourage and support students and is not meant to replace the advice or expertise of medical professionals.

All volunteers undergo a screening process that includes an in-depth interview and background check and undergo a volunteer training workshop in partnership with Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital. Additionally,we also have a nurse and licensed counselor on-site during the camp.
 

Things to Know

  • The mentor to student ratio is 1:4.

  • Students can register as either a daytime or overnight participant.

  • The tuition per student is $450.00 and we do offer financial aid to all students.

  • The camp experience is tailored to the individual needs of the students in the program through a personalized pre-camp assessment.

  • All parents/guardians are required to attend an “Exit Workshop” before checking out their child.

Next Camp

Date: July 13-17, 2020

 

Location

Trinity Christian College

6601 W College Dr, Palos Heights, IL 60463

Overnight Student Tuition: $450.00/person

Day-Time Student Tuition: $250.00/person

 

Financial Aid Request Deadline

May 10, 2020

Secure Your Spot: A non-refundable deposit of $100.00 is required to secure your spot at a the camp. The remaining payment is due at least 30 days before the scheduled camp date.

Program Impact

Students who participated in our most recent camp have seen growth and positive change in the following areas:

92%

Emotional Intelligence

95% of participants saw an increase in their ability to be aware of, control, and express their emotions.

86%

Self-Esteem

86% of participants saw an increase in their self-esteem and being comfortable in their own skin.

100%

Personal Achievement

100% of participants saw an increase in a personal desire to elevate their potential.

95%

Character Development

95% of participants believe they are becoming closer to the person they hope to be.

Financial Aid

If you are in need of financial assistance or would like to request a camp sponsorship, 

please click below and complete the Financial Aid Request Form.

Become a Mentor.

Be the person you needed when you were younger.

Next Camp: July 13-17, 2020

Location: Trinity Christian College

Overnight Stay Required: Yes

Description: Mentors have the responsibility of leading a group of no more than (4) students at our overnight camps and serve as their designated point person. Additionally, the intention of having mentors at these camps is to give young adults the opportunity to invest in the younger generation and help these students feel encouraged, valued, and supported during their program experience. This volunteer opportunity is highly encouraged for college students pursuing a career in the mental health field.

Requirements:

  • 21-28 Years Old

  • Certified Mandated Reporter in Illinois (Get certified here).

  • Mentor (in person or online) assigned students for at least 6 months after the camp.

  • Passionate about youth development and mental health advocacy.

  • Must have (or be working towards) an undergraduate degree in social work or psychology.

Things to Know: All prospective candidates will undergo a background check and video interview. If selected, you will be required to attend a Mentor Training Workshop on July 12 at 12:00 PM.

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Disclaimer: ForeverU is classified as a youth development organization. Please know that our volunteers, employees, and representatives are not medical professionals. We are a community of individuals who are passionate about offering support and belonging to youth experiencing an emotional or situational form of adversity. The information and programs we provide are meant to encourage and support students and is not meant to replace the advice or expertise of medical professionals.