Camp Chicago

  Hear what our campers and staff have to say about how Camp Chicago has impacted their lives.
Hear what our campers and staff have to say about how Camp Chicago has impacted their lives.

Camp Chicago  

At Camp Chicago we seek to nurture a diverse Christian community, and we strive to give our campers the best week of their entire year. We want them to have fun and know what it means to laugh so hard you're gasping for air. We want them to feel challenged and know they can dare to attempt new things. We want them to make lasting friendships. And we want them to know they are loved by God and called to a life of purpose and meaning.

When are camp sessions? 2020 sessions will be held June 28 - July 17! And registration will be available online.

Where is Camp Chicago? Accommodations for Camp Chicago are at Camp Stronghold Center located on 360 acres of land off the Rock River in Oregon, IL. Go here for driving directions.

Who should come to Camp Chicago? Campers who are age 7 - 17 at the time of Camp Chicago's 2019 sessions. Camp Chicago is NOT restricted to Episcopalians or regular churchgoers. All are welcome, so feel free to invite friends and family!

What activities and programs are offered at camp? Camp Chicago features a rich program including activities such as worship, Christian education, fellowship, leadership development, campfires, music, archery, outdoor adventure experience, arts and crafts, big games, ropes course, tent camping, canoeing, and swimming. Learn more about the Program and Activities at Camp Chicago.

How to register? Online Registration for Camp Chicago will open January 2020! Upon completion of online registration, please sign and return all required hard copy forms, including the DHS llinois School Physical Form, Immunization Record, Copy of Health Insurance Card, and Camp Stronghold Release Waiver. These forms can be returned by mail (Camp Chicago • 65 E Huron • Chicago, IL 60611), email, or fax (312-262-2964.) 

If online registration is not an option, families can submit a Paper Copy of all required registration forms. Families may also request to have Paper Copy Forms delivered by regular mail if unable to download forms. Registration for Camp Chicago will close June 4, 2018.

What is the cost? $525 per session for campers ages 7-15. The Leader in Training program is for campers age 16-17, and the registration cost is $875 as the LIT program is two weeks.

Are scholarship funds available for campers in need? Yes! The Episcopal Diocese of Chicago does not want funds to prohibit anyone from attending Camp Chicago. Campers and families can request scholarship assistance when completing the online registration. Payment is not required until the first day of the camp session.

What is the LIT program? The Leader in Training program at Camp Chicago seeks to develop faithful, Christian leaders through outdoor experience, and training in leadership skills. The program is for young people age 16-17. Find out more.

Is transportation available to Camp Chicago? Yes. Camp Chicago provides bus transportation for campers/families who need it. The cost to ride the bus is $50 round trip per camper or $25 each direction. Online Registration for the bus is available here.
Are promotional materials available for Camp Chicago? Yes. The camp brochure, LIT brochure, and camp poster for our 2019 sessions are available to download here if you would like to share them with your congregation and community.

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