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 provded. After experience Family Camping you'll have all the know-how you need to camp on your own.  Parent or guardian must participate, up to six family members, age siex and up.  Registration opens two months priopr to each event.

September 6 - 7: Calumet Park
September 13 - 14: Gompers Park
September 20 - 21: Bullfrog Lake (Cook County Forest Preserve)
September 27 - 28: Northerly Island (Sold Out!)


Explore Your Parks: Camping 101 Program is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with your fmaily 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.