We are so proud to offer all the tradition and fun of Banner to our families that live in Chicago. So much so, that we have designed a bus program just for you!
Campers living in the city are picked up at a central location near home. We currently have routes that service the Gold Coast and Lincoln Park. Buses are driven by professionally trained and licensed school bus drivers. These are drivers that work for Banner and are part of our summer staff. In addition to state licensing, all drivers at Banner undergo an extensive orientation and training specifically about driving a bus for camp. Each bus is staffed with highly trained counselors and specialists.
The bus ride to Banner isn’t just a bus ride – campers enjoy playing games, singing songs and doing fun activities on their way to camp. Campers from Chicago have the additional option of watching a movie on the way home in the afternoon. All city buses are air-conditioned making for a great start and end to each day.
Bus service is provided with several pick up and drop off locations from the city for an additional minimal fee. Each camper riding on a city bus will be charged a fee of $300 for an 8 week session and $150 for a 4 week session. This allows us to secure air conditioned buses, hire the best high quality staff who are working extended hours, secure city parking for our buses and provide additional tablets (kindles) for entertainment for our city campers.