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During the winter and summer months, ForeverU offers unforgettable overnight camp experiences called "Camp Apex" to students who've successfully completed an Arise Training. These camps empower students with opportunities to build upon their ideal life path. These camps consist of an intimate guest speaker series, inspirational group discussions, interactive workshops focused on purpose and passion, and plenty of other inclusive activities that remind students of the greatness within them.

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This overnight camp experience starts Monday at 10am and concludes on Friday at 2:30pm.

TBD

The location for our next camp is undetermined due to COVID-19 restrictions at our normal host sites.

$472.00/camp

Registration includes admission to all sessions, program materials, housing, and a meal plan for the week.

|Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of training do the camp mentors go through?

All mentors are required to undergo a background check and video interview with our mental health subcommittee. If selected, they are required to complete our online mentor training program in partnership with Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital.

What are the requirements for camp mentors?
Mentors must be at least 21 years of age, a certified Mandated Reporter in the state of Illinois, be passionate about youth development and mental health advocacy, and must have at least an undergraduate degree in social work, psychology, or a related field.

Is staying overnight required to participate in the camp?

No. Students are able to enroll as a day-time camper during the registration process.

What is the housing style for overnight students?

Overnight students stay in housing that is gender specific and is overseen by a our camp staff that we have on-site. Students are not allowed to visit the floor of the opposite gender.

Do you accommodate student dietary restrictions?

Yes. All dietary restrictions are required to be submitted during the registration process and are then shared by the lodging facility hosting the camp.

Do you have a certified nurse or licensed counselor on-site?

Yes.​ We have a certified nurse who stays with us the entire week and we also have a licensed counselor who is available during the day for students in need of professional oversight, support, or direction.

How do you handle student medication?

Parents/guardians are provided with a medication schedule that is required to be completed prior to camp arrival. This medication schedule and the specified medication is then provided to the camp nurse at check-in. The camp nurse is responsible for managing and distributing all student medication.

How can my child stay involved with ForeverU after the camp?

Following the camp, students are encouraged to participate in our one-day retreats where they receive access to an assigned mentor and local peer group that meets on a weekly basis. In addition to this, students can continue to participate in our future camps and other programs we offer during the year.

Do you offer financial aid to students?

Yes. We provide financial assistance to all students who wish to participate in a ForeverU camp experience.​ To request financial aid, the parent/guardian must complete the financial aid request form which can be found by clicking on the "Request Financial Aid" button.

What does camp tuition include?

The tuition for each student includes a welcome gift, housing and a meal plan for the week, guided program materials, access to all camp activities and workshops, an assigned mentor and local peer group.

Disclaimer: ForeverU is classified as a youth development organization. While we work closely with medical professionals and have a passionate team of licensed mental health professionals overseeing our program model, it is crucial to note that our volunteers, employees, and representatives are not medical professionals. We are a community of individuals who are passionate about offering hope and belonging to youth living with a mental health condition. Therefore, ForeverU is and should be utilized as an extension or “add-on” resource to youth receiving formal counseling services from licensed mental health professionals. 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.

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