Specialty Camps allow children the opportunity to concentrate in specific areas of interest at state-of-the-art facilities while also experiencing traditional camp activities.
Golf, Horseback Riding, and Tennis
Available to campers ages 6-13 (Riding for grades 3-8 in fall)
Specialty Campers attend Decoma Monday through Friday
Regular camp hours are maintained. Children arrive at Decoma at approximately 9:30 am and leave camp to return home at 3:30 pm
Specialty Camps operate Monday through Thursday in the afternoons
As part of the specialty program, campers will receive:
- 1 to 1 ½ hours of concentration in their specialty area Monday through Thursday
- Twice daily swim periods (one instructional and one free swim)
- Many regular fun-filled Decoma activities each morning
- Friday activities at Decoma and special event days
Horseback Riding Camp
Riding Camp at Red Coat Farm provides English Riding lessons for boys and girls. Campers will receive riding instruction at the beginner, intermediate, or advanced level. Campers will also have time at the end of each lesson to learn horsemanship skills including tacking, feeding, and grooming.
Tennis Camp offers professional tennis instruction and gives campers the opportunity to progress in tennis at a fast rate. Instruction will take place at Northbrook Racquet Club, an indoor air-conditioned facility. Tennis pros (aided by Decoma Camp counselors) teach stroke development, refinement and game strategy through a variety of drills and match play.
Golf Camp prepares campers for a lifetime of golf enjoyment. At Mission Hills Golf Course in Northbrook, certified instructors teach a junior golf program for girls and boys. In addition to professional instruction, campers utilize a practice putting green, mini golf course, short game practice area and driving range to help them improve their techniques. Campers will also play a round of golf each week.