North Central College - Naperville, IL

Cardinal Camps

Registration for 2015 Cardinal Camps will be available May 1st, 2015.

First-Year Students: Sign up for a CARDINAL CAMP to get a valuable jump-start to your college experience.  Each unique opportunity is designed to connect you with new friends, faculty and staff while introducing the core values that are central to a North Central College liberal arts education.  Shared moments of adventure, discussion, exploration and service provide an unforgettable immersion into life as a Cardinal – a life that will be shaped into an “informed, involved, principled and productive” leader.

Going to college is one of life’s most important transitions. Studies show that if you start college well, you’ll not only finish well but make the most of the amazing opportunities in between. Cardinal Camps help you get acclimated socially, academically and emotionally, and set you on course for an engaging and successful college journey.  Choose a camp that best fits your interests:

Wilderness Camps | September 3-7, 2015 - $175

HoneyRock CampAll wilderness camps take place in the scenic Northwoods of Wisconsin at HoneyRock Camp.  This remote location provides the perfect backdrop to connect, reflect and transition to college while making great memories with new classmates, faculty and staff. Enjoy an adventure in the great outdoors while being challenged to sharpen your character, teamwork and leadership.



Urban Camps | September 3-7, 2015 - $175

Urban CampsAll urban camps take place in downtown Chicago and introduce you to the cultural diversity of one of America's great cities.  You'll reside at a hostel in the Loop with convenient access to museums, entertainment venues, and unique neighborhoods where you will learn and serve.  You'll get a taste of the food, art and culture that make Chicago a great neighbor.


Premier Scholars | Aug. 26 – Sept. 7, 2015 - No Cost

Premier ScholarsThe Premier Scholars program is a unique opportunity for students who otherwise may face a disadvantage in college because of economic, cultural or educational circumstances. You'll experience a real class, live in your residence hall, get acclimated to campus and make some great friends. When you're not immersed in campus life, you'll explore the cultural, service and recreational activities in the Naperville and Chicago areas.
Led by Dorothy Pleas, director of multicultural affairs  [More info/Apply Here]


For more information about Cardinal Camps, contact the Office of Orientation at 630-637-5410.