(219) 926-4204 215 Roosevelt St., Chesterton, IN 46304

Duneland Family YMCA



Few environments are as special as camp, where children become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social, and educational activities. Camp Shorwau teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership, all amidst the fun of bugle calls, swimming, talent shows, and meaningful relationships.

Camp Shorwau is more than just something to do… we are committed to providing children with a healthy spirit, mind and body! We create opportunities for children to build relationships that last a lifetime. It begins with quality leadership that is committed first to physical and emotional safety of every child, and then is devoted to developing the positive values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility in every child.

No two weeks are the same at Camp Shorwau, throughout the summer, we feature different themes filled with new activities, new experiences, and new memories. Whether is playing a new sport, learning about science and nature or exploring their creativity, your child will build confidence and bonds to last forever.

Counselors in Training – we offer a leadership program for students entering 7th & 8th grade. CITs explore leadership activities, assisting counselors during the day, taking on bigger projects at a higher level of thinking, all while enjoying day camp at the same time. This program is designed to promote leadership skills and making good decisions as middle schoolers. Middle School is such an impressionable time in ones live and we strive to help impressionable teenagers continue to achieve their goals, all while creating new goals and achieving them as well!

All are Staff are required to pass a criminal background check and complete trainings in CPR, First Aid, and AED; Child Abuse Prevention; Bloodborne Pathogen Precautions; and 15 additional hours each year in Multiage Childhood Education. All Staff continue childhood education through various YMCA certification courses.





215 Roosevelt Street
Chesterton, IN 46304

Mon - Fri 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm



651 Morgan Ave., Ent. 8
Chesterton, IN 46304

Mon - Fri 5:45 am - 6:30 pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday

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