Hot Ground Gym

Strengthening The Future

Northbrook, Illinois Kids Development



dreamstime_l_15008355If you’ve only got five seconds to ready this blog, let’s answer the question right away.

YES, the Hot Ground summer camp is an excellent day camp experience for girls!

Okay, now that we’ve answered the question, here are a few follow-up explanations as to why we know that girls will have just as much fun as the boys do.

Girls will be put in control: When there are mixed groups of boys and girls, all too often the boys become the “default” leaders. That’s not something we like to encourage here at our Leadership summer camp. At times throughout the challenges, everyone will be in a leadership position, an experience that some children have never had before. We make sure that everyone is respected whether they are in control or following instructions.

Girls aren’t as squeamish as they’re told to be: On the playground after a rainstorm, a single girl in a group will usually say something about the gross worms that have been flushed out of their holes. Most girls will agree, because all too often they’ve been taught to avoid such things. But there’s always that girl who will be picking them up and putting them back in the grass, and we’ve found that once girls are away from a group that tells them “don’t,” they start to “do.” They experience nature, get their hands dirty, and start to explore the great Illinois outdoors that they’ve all too often been told to avoid.

Everybody cooks, everybody cleans: At our day camp we encourage leadership, but we also insist on everyone serving as well. The boys and girls will be on equal footing when it comes to food time, learning to respect each other (and thank each other) as they break the traditional gender roles.

We want to encourage strength and leadership in girls in the Northbrook area, and have passed this desire on to every leader we have. This makes the Hot Ground Gym Leadership Summer Camp an excellent experience for boys and girls alike. Check out the signup form here!




Don't Take Our Word For It, Our Satisfied Clients Say It All

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I would absolutely recommend this place for birthday parties

We just had my son's 8th birthday party at Hot Ground and they did a terrific job!  It's no easy feat to whip 15 high energy little boys into shape and Paul and Joe did so, while still mana…Read More

Amy V.

You’re Doing Great Things For So Many Kids’ Lives

Our three boys cannot get enough of Hot Ground Gym!  They ABSOLUTELY love it there. The instructors are fantastic!!! They are friendly but firm, consistent weekly, focusing on strength, ind…Read More

Hillary M.

Highly Recommend to All Parents

I can't say enough good things about how great this place is. The owner and people that run Hot Ground Gym obviously love what they do and do it well. We had my son's 9th birthday party here…Read More

Shayna P.

Strengthening The Future

New Age Concept Educating our Youth

Take on obstacles you have never seen before, challenge your mind, and push yourself to your limit by racing through a course packed with fun. Who will be the best? Make your party a competition or work together to get through obstacles, either way it is a test of your abilities! Our skilled instructors and creative design will keep all your guests engaged in your party, and they’ll be sure to remember it for years to come.

These are not regular camps, our camps' activities help today's generation reconnect with the outdoors and become more responsible, self-confident and self-reliant. It is a blend of growth with adventure and fun.

Junior Boots is more than just an after-school activity. Hot Ground Gym has designed Junior Boots to be a comprehensive fitness and education program that implements five pilars. Fitness, Leadership, Critical thinking, Teamwork, and Discipline.