Leadership. Team-Building. Service. Adventure.
The Echo Corps builds off the strengths of Camp Echo’s summer teen programs, where participants will grow as leaders at Camp Echo and in the Evanston Community. Participants will meet every other week at McGaw YMCA to develop leadership skills and prepare for trips to Camp Echo. The trips to Camp Echo will be opportunities to experience the “finest camp we know” in new and exciting ways during the fall and spring. These trips will be a time for corps members to come together as a team, have fun, and work on service projects that will leave a lasting impact on Camp Echo for years to come. The Echo Corps will work together to determine the goals and plan the details of the projects.
Eligibility: Echo Corps is welcome to any and all, regardless of whether they have participated in Echo Corps or attended Camp Echo in the past. During the fall session, Echo Corps is open to current high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. The spring session is open to all high school students.
Sessions: Echo Corps runs in two sessions: fall (October – December) and spring (February – May). Fall registration is open on CampInTouch in late September. Spring registration opens in January. Participants are encouraged to participate in both semesters if possible, but it is not required.
Program Fee: The program fee for Echo Corps changes based on the session. Please check CampInTouch for the most up to date program fee.
*Fee assistance is available for McGaw YMCA members. Members who attend Camp Echo during the previous summer are eligible for the same level of support as they received during the summer.
Registration: Registration for Echo Corps is on CampInTouch. In your portal, select ‘Camper Application.’ Be sure to select the program Echo Corps on the second page. If your camper is new to Camp Echo, please click here to setup your account
Note: All forms will be in your CampInTouch account.
If you have questions, contact Program Coordinator, Anna Vogel.