Camp Chicago Express 2021

What is Camp Chicago Express? 

As an alternative to in person camp sessions, Camp Chicago will be providing “camp in a box” to campers this summer! Campers will receive a package filled with some of our favorite camp elements. Then throughout the week of July 11-16, our staff will lead daily classes on Facebook Live. Campers and families can log on live or watch the recordings whenever is most convenient. We will also have a few Zoom gatherings for campers throughout the week to gather in community.

Our Purpose

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 is Camp Chicago Express? 

Camp Chicago Express packages will be delivered to campers in person by Camp Chicago staff on July 9 and 10.

  • Some packages will need to be shipped depending on location and staff availability.
  • Families also have the option to choose shipping if preferred.

Online videos and activities will be July 11-16, 2021. The full schedule of activities will be posted here.

Who is Camp Chicago Express for? 

Campers who are age 7 – 17 at the time of Camp Chicago Express 2021. 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 will be offered? 

We don’t want to give away too much. Part of the fun will be opening your camp package to see what’s inside! Just know that we are doing our best to bring some of our favorite parts of the Camp Chicago experience directly to you at home. Then each day we will offer classes to help you know how to use the items you receive in your box from Camp Chicago Express. We will have “Sunday Night Campfire” at 7 pm July 11 on Zoom. And will also have a closing service on Friday July 16 at 2 pm, also on Zoom.

  • A Facebook account is not needed to view a Facebook Live event.
  • Zoom information will be shared as Camp Chicago Express draws closer.

How do you register? 

Online Registration for Camp Chicago Express opens on April 30 and closes on June 4.

What is the cost? 

Registration cost is $35 per camper.

Are scholarships available? 

Yes! The Episcopal Diocese of Chicago does not want funds to prohibit anyone from enjoying Camp Chicago Express. Campers and families can request scholarship assistance when completing the online registration.

How can I help spread the word?

Download and print the Camp Chicago Express Flyer! Share with your church, family, and friends!