Camp KEEN 2022

 

Thanks to support from the Theresa Foundation,
we are once again able to offer our Camp KEEN programs in 2022!

Camp KEEN Registration is now closed. Participants must be registered for programs they are attending. No drop-ins allowed. If you missed the registration period and would like to inquire if spaces are still available, please email info@keenchicago.org.

This year, Camp KEEN will incorporate a number of outdoor field days as well as camp-themed excursions and special events during the months of July and August.

A schedule is below and updates will be made as they are available. Registration for Camp KEEN will be open from June 8-24. Athletes must be enrolled in the activities below in order to participate. No drop-ins allowed. This schedule may be modified in cases of extreme weather conditions.

We are committed to making these programs as safe as possible for our Athletes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, most programs are outdoors. Masks are optional outdoors in periods of low and medium community transmission; we ask that participants wear masks at outdoor programming if we move to high transmission levels. We ask all participants who are able to wear masks at our indoor programs.
 

July 2022 Programming

SCHEDULE CHANGE! We have been invited to participate in Super Fest - Basketball on Saturday, July 9th from 9am-11am at Rauner YMCA, 2700 S. Western Ave.Super Fest - Basketball is an inclusive basketball clinic and scrimmage experience held the day before the Women's Basketball All Star Game in Chicago. Learn more and register to join the event at http://www.thematthewfoundation.org/super-fest.html.
Sunday, July 10th from 5-7pm at Bernard Horwich JCC (3003 W Touhy Ave)
Crafts, chalk, soccer clinic with Chicago Fire trained coaches, and pizza! Unlimited session capacity.  Directions.
Wednesday July 13 from 3:45pm-6:00pm at Jackson Park Inner Harbor (Parking lot, 1987 E Hayes Dr, Chicago, IL 60649)
Boating with Chicago Adventure Therapy. 8 Athlete spaces available. Each Athlete is able to have 1 caregiver attend with them. Accessibility note: A short drive off site is required to reach a wheelchair accessible bathroom.
Tuesday, July 19th from 6-8pm. KEEN Trampoline at Sky High Niles (6424 W Howard St)
Unlimited session capacity.  Directions.
Saturday, July 23rd from approximately 930am-1130am in downtown Chicago. March with KEEN Chicago at the Disability Pride Parade! Unlimited capacity. 
Sunday, July 24th at Jackson Park Inner Harbor (Parking lot, 1987 E Hayes Dr, Chicago, IL 60649).
Trip 1 10:30am-12:30pm; Trip 2 1:30-3:30pm
Boating with Chicago Adventure Therapy. 8 Athlete spaces available. Each Athlete is able to have 1 caregiver attend with them. Accessibility note: A short drive off site is required to reach a wheelchair accessible bathroom.
Sunday, July 31st from 3-5pm at Bernard Horwich JCC (3003 W Touhy Ave)
Volleyball, scavenger hunt, snack, and water balloon toss. Unlimited session capacity.  Directions.

 

August 2022 Programming

Time, Date, and Location TBD. Likely August 4th.
Dick’s Sporting Goods Sports Matter Event More information coming soon. There will be a separate registration once location and date are confirmed.
Learn more on Instagram.
Sunday, August 7th at First Ascent Avondale (3516 N Spaulding Ave)
Group 1 10:30am-12:30pm; Group 2 1:30-3:30pm
Indoor rock-climbing Avondale with Chicago Adventure Therapy. 12 Athlete spaces available. Directions.
Monday, August 8th from 6:15-7:45pm at Emily Oaks Nature Center in Skokie (4650 Brummel St, Skokie)
Nature hike, campfire, music, and s'mores. 15 Athlete spaces available.
Accessibility note: Trails are paved and wheelchair accessible. There is a short wood chip path in order to reach the campfire site. Athletes who use wheelchairs may need some assistance). Directions.
Thursday, August 18th from 11:45am-1:45pm at Equestrian Connection (600 Bradley Rd, Lake Forest, IL).
Therapeutic Horseback Riding. 8 Athlete Spaces Available. *Additional paperwork required by Equestrian Connections for safety of Athletes and horses. Paperwork will be sent after registration is complete*  Directions.
Saturday, August 20th 10:30am-12:30pm at UIC Outdoor Field Complex (900 W. 14th Pl.)
Zumba, t-ball game, and pizza! Unlimited session capacity. Directions.

If you have questions or to learn more, email info@keenchicago.org.