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Family Overnight Camping Event for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Youth in Chicago


Saturday, October 1, 2022 - Sunday, October 2, 2022    
2:00 pm - 11:00 am


Northerly Island
1521 S. Linn White Drive, Chicago, IL

Event Type

An overnight family camping experience for youth and teens who are deaf and hard-of-hearing (HOH), children of deaf adults (CODA) and their families

The Chicago Park District Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program is hosting a Family Overnight Camping trip on Oct. 1 and 2.

Check-in is at Northerly Island on Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. Check-out will be on Sunday at 11 a.m. following breakfast when your campsite is cleared.

This family camping experience will be packed with fun and provide the know-how needed to go camping on your own.

Plan to go fishing, hiking and bird watching. You’ll also learn how to build a campfire without using matches and enjoy games, roasting marshmallows and making s’mores, and American Sign Language storytelling around the campfire.

Participants must be 6 or older and have a parent or guardian present at all times.

The cost is $25 per family (a maximum of six per tent). The fee includes camping gear, tent, sleeping bags, utensils, dinner and breakfast. You may also bring your favorite foods, snacks, sleeping bags, pillows and stuffed animals.

Reserve your spot by Sept. 23 by contacting Sarah B. Faber, program and event coordinator, at or Tim Owens, senior recreation coordinator, at