Last summer, 150 kids from a neighborhoods in Chicago’s spent a week at the newly created City Kids Camp Dixon, in a beautiful, forested area of Dixon, Illinois.  This was our second year, of this labor of love, concern and care of my wife Diane and I who wanted to share our 45 acres of serenity, beauty and fun to provide a respite and total change of scenery and pace for children who, most likely, would never get the opportunity to go to overnight camp. The week of camp was totally free for the campers – everything was provided for them. And they, and we, had such an amazing time.

A good idea? We think it is a great idea, and hope you agree.  Please help us provide the opportunity to make camp available to even more children this summer.  The kids will experience all the adventure, confidence-building, positive feelings, broadened self-esteem and the good plain fun that comes with summer camp.  After such a successful camp in 2016 & 2017, City Kids Camp looks to expand and bring out 200-250 campers for 2 one week sessions July 16th through July 27th. We invite you to join us in helping fund this amazing experience for these kids in need.

As so many of us grapple with the continuing tragedy of violence and trauma that many children are enduring in some Chicago neighborhoods, City Kids Camp looks to do its small part to foster hope and change in the lives of some of those children. Many of them live and go to school in areas of the city experiencing extreme neglect and, much too often, serious traumatizing violence. City Kids Camp is a true break for them and hopefully, an inspiration that can help them find and make a better future.

Donations Needed

Sponsor a camper for a week                                         $ 600.00

Buy a tent                                                                        $ 250.00

Buy marshmallows for a week                                         $ 100.00

Buy  a sleeping bag                                                         $   75.00

Buy a backpack                                                                $   50.00

When paying via PayPal please consider paying the 3% transaction fee so City Kids get the benefit of your total donation.