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 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.
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.
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 $150 per session ($300 for a full 8 week session). 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.