Underground Camp (8th-10th), Session II
02 September 2019
For students entering grades 8–10 Using the city as their campus, Underground campers take part in a variety of daily challenges that require creativity, quick thinking, a sense of humor and guts! Campers may have a chef contest, or build soapbox derby cars.
The famous paper clip challenge allows students to explore the city as they convince Chicagoans to trade for bigger and better items. Past groups have turned a paper clip into an Apple TV, a refurbished bike and countless other valuables. In the popular "Project Runway" activity, campers are assisted by a professional designer as they create outfits, design a presentation, and share their often goofy vision at a pop-up fashion show at the Lincoln Park Zoo.
Aside from the daily challenges, campers also have the chance to relax and spend time together in other ways. They have control over their day and the freedom to make choices. The best part of Underground is that it is student-driven and each summer and session is different. Space is limited. Underground has two, one-week sessions, with different activities each session. Campers should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring money for lunch each day.