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WHAT: Dunetoppers is a father/son campout and bonding period for the Hitter varsity football family, combining the recreation opportunity of the “dunes” of Lake Michigan with the Hill “topper” pride, spirit, and camaraderie.  The event features meals catered to our campsite, tournament games, time spent on the lakeshore and the chance for dads to socialize with one another. This is a great chance for our Hitters to spend some quality time together outside the bounds of the practice field. 


WHERE: Warren Dunes State Park (Sawyer, Michigan) Organizational Campground
Parking is limited, so carpooling is encouraged and appreciated; however, Players and Dads must travel together.


WHEN: Depart Friday, July 12th by 8:00 a.m. from Glen Ellyn.
Return morning of Saturday, July 13th


WHO: All Glenbard West varsity football players and their fathers or male guardians.  If your father or guardian cannot attend, we will be happy to make transportation and camping arrangements to allow total participation. 


COST: $85.00 per person to cover campsite fees, Friday lunch and dinner, snacks, games, prizes and a souvenir. (so $170 for father/son combo).   Venmo @sdenenberg


Arrival Time and Directions

Please arrive at the campground around 11:00 AM Eastern Time -this means you will probably need to leave around 8:00 AM.  Directions and map to follow.  Please note, we are in the Organized Youth Campground at Warren Dunes State Park - Not the Main Campground.


DO NOT mention the name Glenbard West Hitters with the park staff.  We are registered as Coach Nancy, LLC



  • Personal camping gear:  tent, sleeping bag, pillow, inflatable mattress, flashlight, chairs

  • Running shoes, water shoes 

  • Cards, Frisbee, football, or any other outdoor game

  • Sunscreen, hat, toiletries

  • Bug spray!

  • Swim trunks and towels

  • Workout clothes

  • Sweatpants/sweatshirt

  • Raingear – just in case

  • Drinks – Water/Gatorade 

  • A great attitude! This is a weekend of FUN AND TEAM BONDING!


Items We need from Hitter Families

  • Generators (2) – this is critical (preferably quiet models; let us know if we can use)

  • Additional Cornhole Sets (goal is to have 10-12)

  • Additional Snacks (for example chips and cookies)


Items Not to Bring

  • Fireworks

  • Any Type of Alcohol (even if you are over 21) – The alcohol regulations are strictly enforced at the Campground and there have been issues in the past.  Do not be the guy who gets the Hitter program kicked out of the campsite.



Steve Dennenberg,


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