Meet our staff and tour our facilities at our Upcoming Open House on Saturday, November 14 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. RSVP today!

Girl camper walking off of the bus

Bus Transportation

So Much More than Just a Ride to Camp!

Door-to-door bus transportation
The Banner bus is so much more than just a ride to camp – it is an awesome part of the Banner experience. The day begins with door-to-door bus transportation for campers within our busing boundaries.

Professionally trained and certified school bus drivers
Safety is the number one priority on Banner buses. Banner bus drivers are professionally trained and certified school bus drivers. In addition, all our drivers undergo Banner’s own intensive bus driver training program. Each bus is also staffed with highly trained Banner counselors and specialists who ensure that all safety guidelines are followed.

Fun bus activities led by bus counselors
Banner bus staff establish a personal connection with each camper on the route and build camaraderie among all campers. Through singing, cheers, bus games and special projects, campers experience fun and bonding.

Boy camper walking off of the bus with counselors greeting him
Girl camper walking off of the bus with counselors helping her down

Chicago Families

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!

Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, and Wicker Park
Campers living in the city are picked up by motor coach buses at a central location near home. We currently have routes that service the Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, and Wicker Park. Buses are driven by professionally trained and licensed drivers. Each bus is staffed with highly trained counselors and specialists to provide fun and supervision on the trip to and from camp.

Fun bus activities led by bus counselors
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 using camp Kindles to watch preloaded movies on the way home in the afternoon. All city buses are air-conditioned and have bathrooms on-board, making for a great start and end to each day.

The best experience
Bus service is provided with several pick up and drop off locations from the city for an additional minimal fee. This allows us to secure air-conditioned, motor coach 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.