Chicago Northwest KOA Holiday Recreation

We hope you’ll join us for planned activities each Saturday. Every week we are choosing a few, taking the weather and time of year into account!
This is a list of some of our most popular activities:

  • Scavenger Hunt: fill your souvenir jar and get a chance to win a prize!
  • Gem Mining Demonstration: learn about crystal panning - for all ages!
  • Tie Dye Fun: create your personal hat, socks, t-shirts and more
  • Hay Wagon Rides are back!
  • All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Social
  • Dodge Ball: join us for the hilarious parents vs kids game!
  • "Puppy Sock" Bingo: it really is all about puppy socks!
  • Frozen T-shirt Contest: need to see it to believe it!
  • Flashlight Candy Hunt: don't forget your flashlight! You don't want to miss this!
  • Giant Stuffed Animal Raffle: all proceeds go towards KOA Care Camps for Kids with Cancer!

Ice Cream Socials

Ice Cream Socials

"All You Can Eat" ice cream for $3 per person!  During the summer months we offer our very popular Ice Cream Socials. Build your own sundaes topped with syrup and sprinkles!
(bring your mask and remember to keep the 6ft distance when waiting in line)

Haywagon Rides

Haywagon Rides

Enjoy old fashioned free hay wagon rides on weekends during the summer months. 
Join the summer fun!
Please note, there will be no hay wagon rides during the pandemic.

Bingo

Bingo

Who doesn't love Bingo. Play one card or as many as you like. We play Bingo on select weekends from Memorial Weekend through Labor Day weekend. Come and join in on the fun.
Please note, there will be no Bingo during the pandemic.

Flashlight Candy Hunt

Flashlight Candy Hunt

No child is too young or too old to join the candy hunt! Bring your flashlight and meet in front of the store! Plenty of candy for all!
Please note, there will be no flashlight candy hunt during the pandemic.

Polar Plunge/Pool Games/Frozen T-shirt contest

Polar Plunge/Pool Games/Frozen T-shirt contest

Our bravest campers young and old come together for a Polar Plunge during the early pool season. They are being sponsored by their family members and friends. Everybody wins a price! All benefits go towards Care Camps for kids with cancer!

Our frozen T-shirt contests will take place on the hottest long summer weekends!

50/50 Raffle

50/50 Raffle

Join our fundraising efforts for Care Camps! All benefits of this weekly raffle go towards helping families that have a child with cancer!

Tie Dye T-shirts

Tie Dye T-shirts

One of our most popular activities for all ages! We carry T-shirts for the whole family. How fun it is to wear you own unique T-shirt to school or at home, when planning your next trip!

Egg Hatching

Egg Hatching

Ever wondered how dinosaurs, unicorns or chicken hatch? This short activity lets you take your egg home with you. It will take a little patience but your new baby friend will be born to you soon!

Crafts

Crafts

Create a gift for the person, who took you camping!