Together, WE Open Doors to Better Futures For Intercity Children
Summer camp and STEM-based outdoor education sessions open doors to better futures for youth from Chicago's most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods at the Northwestern Settlement House In The Wood in Delavan, Wisconsin. Since 1936, our members and friends have supported the Northwestern Settlement mission to disrupt generational poverty by nurturing, educating and inspiring at-risk youth through social services, education and the arts.
House In The Wood Gala: 10.13.2018
Join us or an inspiring night benefitting House In The Wood campers and programs!
The 2018 House In The Wood Gala will bring friends together for a night of fun, handcrafted Tito's cocktails, fantastic food, live music by The North 41 and and an epic benefit auction—all to open doors to better futures for intercity children at Northwestern Settlement's award-winning House In The Wood camp.
All gala proceeds directly benefit House In The Wood campers and programs because North Shore Board of Northwestern Settlement members proudly volunteer our professional services to produce the event.
Thanks to our Sponsors !
Thanks to our sponsors, and auction package donors, the 2017 House In The Wood Gala will provide summer camp and STEM-based outdoor education sessions for boys and girls from nearly 50 intercity neighborhoods in 2019.
Our Story: North Shore Board
Video courtesy of Mark Brown Photography
Thanks to our friends and supporters, The North Shore Board of Northwestern Settlement has been nurturing, educating and inspiring intercity boys and girls since 1936. After outgrowing camps in Chicago and Northbrook, the board purchased the House In the Wood on the shores of Lake Delavan, Wisconsin in 1954. The program continues to evolve, providing an inspiring environment for Chicago's at-risk youth to learn, grow and just be kids.
We volunteer throughout the year at the Northwestern Settlement in Chicago and House In The Wood Camp in Delavan, Wisconsin. Contact us to volunteer or join our board!
Inspire House In The Wood Campers
In the summer, families enjoy the House In The Wood summer camp open house and we plan Sunday Funday activities for campers. House In The Wood is also available for private retreat weekends between scheduled summer camp and outdoor ed sessions. Learn more!
Nurture Northwestern Settlement Neighbors & Scholars
Our families volunteer together at the food pantry and collect clothing and household donations for families in transition. During the holidays, we serve Thanksgiving dinner to Settlement House neighbors, grant holiday wishes through the Adopt-a-Family program and make holiday meal baskets for food insecure families. See the Northwestern Settlement wish lists.
Open Doors to Better Futures for Children & Families
Each Spring, we organize St. Patrick’s Day BINGO with the Golden Agers senior club, host the Mother's Day Gift Room for Early Childhood Education and Rowe Elementary charter school scholars and visit House In The Wood for an outdoor education open house. Click here to learn about other opportunities to volunteer at Northwestern Settlement throughout the year.
In The News
Sheridan Road Magazine features North Shore Board President Alice Schaff in Shore vs. City
North Shore Board of Northwestern Settlement President Alice Schaff (Wilmette) and House In The Wood Gala Co-chairs Jessica Fleming (Northbrook), Sarah Boulos (Winnetka) and Diana Peterson (Glencoe) are planning the Oct. 13 House In The Wood Gala at Venue SIX10 in Chicago. All proceeds support House In The Wood Campers and programs. PHOTO CREDIT: Allison Marino
The Chicago Tribune features local volunteers who are determined to opening doors better futures for intercity children at Northwestern Settlement's House In The Wood.
Make It Better Magazine named North Shore Board one of Chicago's most impactful boards
The Sheridan Road Magazine March edition features Amy O'Donnell, Laura Elsaden, Katie Taylor and Linda O'Toole at the 2017 House In The Wood Gala in Who Wore What, Where, When Wonderfully.
The Winnetka Current features North Shore volunteers of all ages inspiring Northwestern Settlement pre-school and Rowe Scholars at the annual Mother's Day Gift Room. See the news release and photo gallery.
2017 House In The Wood Gala
2017 Media Sponsor Sheridan Road, Daily North Shore and North Shore Weekend featured the House In The Wood Gala in the February edition's Living & Giving section.
The Winnetka Current spotlights the 2017 House In The Wood Gala, which raised $510,000 for Northwestern Settlement summer camp and outdoor education programs for at-risk youth.
Sheridan Road features volunteers who inspire intercity children at House In The Wood and Evanston Magazine explains how Northwestern Settlement programs can change a child's life.