Chicago Fire Set to Kick Off 2016 Summer Camp Season


With the summer months rapidly approaching, the Chicago Fire are ready to open the club’s 2016 summer camp season on Monday, June 6th. 
Rated a top-12 Chicago summer camp program by Chicago Parent Magazine, this year’s camps will boast a next-level involvement with professional coaches from the Fire’s Soccer in the Community wing for children of all ages and experience levels.

“An important part of our community outreach initiative is partnering with local youth organizations to bring our Summer Camp experience to children across Chicagoland and the Midwest,” Lee Hannant, manager of the Chicago Fire’s Soccer in the Community, said. “Our objective is to connect the Chicago Fire with local communities and provide an unrivaled professional, soccer experience to players of all ages and abilities.”

With Chicago, Chicagoland, and Indiana-based camps set to start next week, Soccer in the Community is prepping for an expected 5,000kids from ages 2-16 years. The camp reaches 120 locations in the Midwest, with additional sessions in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Iowa starting up later in June and July. Partner organizations like Autism Speaks and AYSO’s VIP program have been brought in to include specialty camps among the traditional camp programming.

Along with hands-on coaching and skill assessments, all participants will also be able to attend a Fire match with their family this summer on a graduation night that includes a free ticket for every camper, a pre-match clinic with coaches, a Chicago Fire player autograph session, visits from the team’s mascot, Sparky, and more.

There are limited spots remaining for this summer’s camp sessions, so click here for further information on the Chicago Fire Summer Camp structure, FAQs, or to register a child of your own. Reach out to Soccer in the Community directly at 708-496-6771 or