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Ingleside, IL Community

Camp Nageela Midwest

Adventure. Discovery. Friendship Welcoming campers from 20+ states to our beautiful campus just 1 hour from Chicago

Where friends become family.

Camp Nageela Midwest is a unique experience where campers from across the country and all Jewish backgrounds and affiliations come together for an incredible summer of fun and creative growth.

Campers in Camp Nageela choose 3 of their daily activities called clubs. Whether campers prefer arts, sports, drama, ropes course adventure, paintball, swimming in the pool or boating in the lake- it’s their choice!

The fun in Camp Nageela continues all year as campers and staff keep in touch and attend Camp Nageela year-round programs.

Camp Nageela Midwest is the only Jewish camp in the Midwest with single-gender camping programs serving children from all affiliations.

We can’t wait to see you there.



Ingleside, 60041



Chicago, 60659

Campers per Session

Medium (100-399 campers)

Staff to Camper Ratio



Boys Only, Girls Only

Dietary Needs

Allergy accommodations, Glatt Kosher, Gluten-free accommodations, Kosher, Kosher (with supervision), Vegetarian

Disabilities / Inclusion

Full Inclusion

Meet The Director

Ari Strulowitz

Ari Strulowitz is a true mid-westerner. Having grown up in Chicago, Ari now lives there with his wife Avigayil and their five children. Ari has well over 20 years of camping experience and is truly a camper at heart. Ari started in Nageela as our Teen Division Head and soon after was promoted to Assistant Director and now is our esteemed Director.