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volunteer Leadership TEAM


Greg, personnel counselor director
riannon, logistics director
Kayla, Personnel camper Director
KEvin, assistant director

PALS Chicago will welcome campers and counselors at Elmhurst College for the 6th year in a row to explore the Windy City. In the past, our week has included a trip to Navy Pier, a visit to the "bean", and even a sunset sailing trip past the city skyline!

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Dates: June 23-29, 2019

Location: elmhurst college

Highlights from 2018 Camp:

  • Lunch cruise on Lake Michigan

  • Rides on the iconic Centennial Ferris Wheel and Pepsi Wave Swinger at Navy Pier

  • Dinner at the Chicago Yacht Club

  • Realllly nice seats at an afternoon Chicago White Sox baseball game.

apply for camp


This camp is OPEN for dedication. If you are interested in naming this camp in honor or memory of a loved one, please view the information sheet and complete the interest form.


Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information on sponsoring PALS Chicago, please email us at

wish list & financial aid fundraising

Each year, the value of camp increases, while tuition has remained the same for the past five years. In total, tuition only covers 46% of camp costs. Generous sponsors, individual donors, foundations, and Value In-kind donations provide exceptional experiences for our campers and volunteers. Donations also provide financial assistance to campers who could not otherwise afford to attend.

PALS Chicago is fundraising for the following wish list items:

  • Coming soon!