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Safety and Care



Individualized Care

Camp Nageela is recognized for their unparalleled attention to each and every camper. Our 3:1 staff ratio ensures caring, personal attention and rich relationships that continue throughout the year. Camp Nageela also has a Director of Campers who works with each child individually to ease adjustments to camp life and maximize success in camp.



At Nageela we take pride that your children are eating food that they love! Our goal is to create a kid friendly and nutritious dining experience. Whole grains, fresh fruit and vegetables are a part of the daily menu. All meals are served family-style with vegetarian options available. We offer an afternoon snack, which provides our campers with the perfect boost of energy to keep them playing hard throughout the day. Kosher dietary laws are observed. Please contact our office before camp regarding any special diet (gluten free, vegetarian, etc) so we can accommodate properly.

Medical care

The health and safety of your child is of paramount concern to us. At Nageela we understand that the decision to send your child away to camp is a very sensitive one. Our responsibility is to ensure that we send our campers’ home safe and healthy. The Nageela Health Center provides medical coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during camp with full-time medical staff. The Health Center staff care for all routine health issues at camp without charge. Emergency services are provided at nearby Franciscan St. Elizabeth, a fully-equipped trauma center. The Health Center stocks all basic over the counter medications, and they are dispensed with prior parental approval. Camp Nageela Midwest is accredited by the American Camping Association.


All campers in camp are bunked according to age. Campers are able to submit up to 2 bunk requests. We do the best we can to make sure that every child bunks with as many friends as possible. The Camp is also divided into divisions to create fun programming tailored to meeting each age specific group.

The Junior Division is campers completing grades 2-5 and the Senior Division is for campers completing grades 6-7. The Teen Program for campers completing grades 9-10 creates an entirely new spin on Nageela for these campers with special activities and trips. The Staff in Training Program for campers completing grades 11-12 allows campers to become part of the Nageela Staff while still having the fun of a teen camper. The daily schedule includes camp activities and responsibilities such as food preparation and canteen.