Showers - There are showers on-site. Gentlemen shower in a
large communal shower, while the ladies locker room does have separate
Program Area - Program is held in the school gymnasium,
which is not air-conditioned.
Sleeping Arrangements - Campers sleep in classrooms on
both the first and second floors of the school. The rooms are not
air-conditioned, but this shouldn't be an issue as Chicago is usually
not very hot this early in June! In fact, you may want to plan for some
Many of the worksites for CHWC Chicago are at social agencies, such as
homeless shelters, youth centers, etc. At these sites, the work varies
widely and may include tasks such as cleaning, sorting donations,
visiting with residents/clients, painting, yard work, etc. There will
also be many groups working in the homes of the elderly, usually
cleaning and painting several rooms.
FREE DAY ACTIVITIES
Six Flags Great America
Six Flags Great America is a
world-class family entertainment complex featuring
thrill rides, spectacular shows and exciting
From one of the largest wave
pools in the country to multi-passenger rafting
adventures, you'll find water rides and experiences for
everyone in your crew right here.
Waters Water Park
Swim in ocean waves, float
in calm water or take a wild ride on a tube slide --
with 707,000 gallons of heated H20 at your disposal, the
options are many at Illinois' largest wave pool, the
Magic Waters Waterpark. This park is a smaller waterpark,
but it is located in Rockford.
Major League Baseball
Chicago has two
major league baseball teams. The National League
Chicago Cubs play at historical Wrigley field on the
north side of Chicago. The
Chicago White Sox, of the American League, play at
U.S. Cellular Field on the south side of the city.
Chicago's Navy Pier
For over 10 years, Navy Pier has been the
place where all of Chicagoland and Tourists alike come
together to enjoy all the fun and beauty of a day on
Lake Michigan. Navy Pier is a tradition, and when you
look at all there is to do and experience it's easy to
see why that tradition gets bigger and better every
tallest building in world)
John Hancock Building.
stories and an observation deck.
subway ride above and below ground
Double Decker Train
Lake (15 min) to downtown Chicago