Family Camping

Camp out overnight with your family in a Chicago Park District park! Take a nature hike, go fishing, learn basic camping principles, and enjoy a campfire. Learn basic camping skills from our experts, camping and fishing equipment will be provIded. After you experience Family Camping you'll have all the know-how needed to camp on your own.  Parent or guardian must participate, up to six family members, age six and up.

Cost is $50 per family.


2015 Dates:
Registration opens two months prior to each event.

August 22 - 23:  Garfield Park Conservatory 
This activity is full.


August 29 - 30:  Gompers Park  
Register for Gompers Park Now

September 19-20:  Bullfrog Lake (Cook County Forest Preserve)
Register for Bullfrog Lake Now

October 3 - 4:   North Park Village Nature Center 
Register for North Park Village Nature Center Now  



Explore Your Parks: Camping 101 Program is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with your family and with nature. We create safe, comfortable and relaxed setting for beginners to experience the outdoors and create new memories with your State Park Family.



Check out The North Face Explore Your Parks Activity Guide Chicago.
It features information on camping, biking and other exciting outdoor activities you can do this summer in Chicago's parks. Thanks to The North Face for making this possible.