Specialized Kids’ Program

Camp Neeka

More Than A Traditional Day Camp Experience

The Camp Neeka Experience

Camp Neeka is an accessible and inclusive summer day camp for children of all backgrounds.

Directed by trained therapists, Neeka provides children 8-12 with the opportunity to create friendships while building self-esteem, developing communication and coping skills and other strategies to improve their everyday mental health.

  • A traditional day camp experience providing a safe, supportive, and fun environment that fosters social and emotional growth
  • Activities include gym games, art therapy, music therapy, field trips, and recreational activities

Benefits of Camp Neeka

Fosters social and emotional growth
Provides guidance
Emphasizes team building and self-control

Stimulates the senses
Decreases frustration
Promotes problem solving skills

Allows for creative exploration
Motivates self-expression
Soothes emotional pain

The Neeka Difference

Camp Neeka employs counselors who have professional experience in relevant fields, such as education/teaching and social work.

Neeka counselors are highly trained college or post graduate students pursuing careers in mental health or education who have an affinity and love for working with children.


Camp Neeka Directors

Maggie Nash, MSW, MEd

Therapist, Youth Outreach Coordinator

Jacky Swietochowski, A.T.R.

Art Therapist

Payment Options

  • Scholarships available for eligible campers
  • Additional payment options include Medicaid and private insurance

Camp Neeka Summer 2022

  • Four Week Camp, Monday-Friday, 9 am – 2:30 pm, July 2022
  • Northbrook Junior High School – 1475 Maple Avenue, Northbrook, IL 60062

An accessible, inclusive summer day camp.

Get in touch to learn more about Camp Neeka.

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