7UP Chicago Bears Training Camp - July 27 to August 13
7UP Chicago Bears Training Camp - July 27 to August 13
 
 
 

Welcome to Camp

NEW FOR 2017: All fans must sign up in advance to get a FREE ticket for entry.

Join us at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL for the 2017 7UP Chicago Bears Training Camp. Fans will have the opportunity to watch the team practice for FREE with multiple theme days, kid-friendly activities, and more!

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Schedule

Date Notes | Theme Days Practice Times Camp Open/Close
Thurs. July 27th No pads (A) 11:15 am - 1:25 pm 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri. July 28th CLOSED PRACTICE CLOSED TO PUBLIC
Sat. July 29th 1st padded practice  |  Vamos Bears Day (A) 11:15 am - 1:25 pm 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun. July 30th Youth Football Day (A) 11:15 am - 1:25 pm 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon. July 31st No pads (B) 11:30 am - 1:20 pm 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue. August 1st NO PRACTICE CLOSED TO PUBLIC
Wed. August 2nd Ladies Day (A) 11:15 am - 1:25 pm 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thurs. August 3rd (A) 11:15 am - 1:25 pm 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri. August 4th CLOSED PRACTICE CLOSED TO PUBLIC
Sat. August 5th Meijer Bears Family Fest Practice Begins: 3:00 pm SOLDIER FIELD
Sun. August 6th NO PRACTICE CLOSED TO PUBLIC
Mon. August 7th Armed Forces Day (A) 11:15 am - 1:25 pm 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue. August 8th (A) 11:15 am - 1:25 pm 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed. August 9th CLOSED PRACTICE CLOSED TO PUBLIC
Thurs. August 10th Broncos vs. Bears 7:00 pm SOLDIER FIELD
Fri. August 11th NO PRACTICE CLOSED TO PUBLIC
Sat. August 12th No pads  |  Kids Day 12:05 pm - 1:40 pm 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun. August 13th Final public practice  |  Bears Blue & Orange Day (A) 11:15 am - 1:25 pm 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

All practices will take place on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL unless noted.
Practice dates and times are subject to change at any time.

Bears Mini Monsters Zone (10): Daily

Gatorade Junior Training Camp Dates (2): Sunday, July 30th · Monday, July 31st

Dr Pepper Pad Experience Dates (5): Thursday, July 27th · Sunday, July 30th · Wednesday, August 2nd · Tuesday, August 8th · Sunday, August 13th

Deja Blue Kids Autograph Dates (5): Saturday, July 29th · Monday, July 31st · Thursday, August 3rd · Monday, August 7th (Armed Forces) · Saturday, August 12th

Gate Information

  • Practice Schedule A
    • Gates will open at 10:00 am. Practice will begin at 11:15 am and conclude at approximately 1:25 pm.
    • Be sure to sign up for your FREE ticket before reaching the gates and have your ticket ready upon arrival. Click here to sign up.
    • Camp grounds will remain open with fan and kid-friendly activities until 2:00 pm.
  • Practice Schedule B
    • Gates will open at 10:00 am. Practice will begin at 11:30 am and conclude at approximately 1:20 pm.
    • Be sure to sign up for your FREE ticket before reaching the gates and have your ticket ready upon arrival. Click here to sign up.
    • Camp grounds will remain open with fan and kid-friendly activities until 2:00 pm.
  • Gate 2 Fast Pass Entry
    • Upgrade to the front of the line and be the first to enter camp by presenting your Chicago Bears PNC Bank Visa Debit Card at the Corporate Partner Check In at Gate 2. Fast Pass Entry available daily. Details: www.pnc.com/bearscard.

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Camp Information

Tickets v
Do I need a ticket to attend training camp?
Yes. Getting tickets in advance is easy and FREE. Click here to sign up online for free tickets.

Tickets haven't been needed in previous years, why do I need tickets now?
Having tickets for training camp allows the Bears to better forecast daily attendance to have a positive training camp experience for fans.

What does a ticket provide?
Tickets provide admission to camp. All tickets are general admission, there is no assigned seating.

How do I sign up for free tickets?
You can get free tickets by signing up here on a computer or mobile device.

Is there a limit on how many free tickets I can get?
There is no limit.

Do children need a ticket?
Yes, all attendees should have a free ticket. Parents/Guardians have the ability to select “child” tickets for children under the age of 18 during the sign up process.

Do I need tickets to attend more than one day of camp?
Yes, tickets are needed for all dates. To sign up for more than one day you will need to complete a separate order for each date you plan to attend.

How are my tickets delivered?
Tickets are delivered via email instantly after signing up. The customer who completes an order will receive all tickets in the order in a single confirmation email. Confirmation emails contain the tickets in the body of the email and attached PDF file. If you aren't able to find your ticket in your email inbox, please check your spam/junk folder. Customers are strongly encouraged to access their tickets on a mobile device for entry. For further details on accessing your tickets, click here.

I ordered tickets for other people, how do I share them with the people attending with me?
Tickets can be transferred electronically via computer or mobile device.

    Transfer tickets from a computer:
    • Click here for instructions.

    Transfer tickets from a mobile device:
    • From your confirmation email, locate the ticket you wish to transfer and click on View on Web or Download here
    • Click on Transfer Ticket (located under the barcode)
    • Enter the name and email address of the person you wish to transfer to
    • Click the transfer button


What do I do with my ticket when I arrive at training camp?
Please make sure to have your ticket ready when you arrive. Present your ticket on your mobile device (or printed) to an attendant at any gate. Your ticket will be scanned for entry.

Can I leave printed tickets for another person to pick up?
There is no on site Will Call available. Tickets can be transferred electronically or forwarded by email at any time.

Will re-entry be permitted?
Yes, fans will be allowed to enter and exit as they please. Tickets will be scanned upon all entries.

I need help with my tickets, who should I call?
Call the Bears Ticket Services team at 847-615-2327 (M-F 9:00 am – 5:00 pm).
Camp Map v
The 2017 7UP Bears Training Camp map will be posted as soon as it is available.
ADA Seating v
ADA Seating is available in designated areas around the practice fields. If you or someone you are with needs ADA seating, please go to the ADA entrance at Gate 2 and ask for assistance.
Alcohol v
Alcohol is prohibited on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University.
Bears Pro Shop v
Bears Pro Shop will be open during all hours of operation throughout 7UP Bears Training Camp. It can be found just inside of Gate 1 and next to The End Zone. Make sure to stop by and gear up for the 2017 season. The Chicago Bears prefer Visa.
Food and Drink v
Food and Drink is available for purchase at concession areas throughout 7UP Bears Training Camp. There is also a hydration station offering free water to participants in The End Zone and Cool Zone. Alcohol is prohibited.
Parking v
Parking is available in lots surrounding 7UP Bears Training Camp. As you pull into campus, there will be directional signage and personnel on-hand to direct cars to the nearest available parking lots. Parking is available at no cost and lots will open two hours before gates open.
Re-admittance v
Re-admittance is permitted. Please make sure you have your ticket ready when you re-enter at the gate.
Smoking v
Smoking is prohibited on campus.
Strollers v
Strollers are allowed.
Tailgating v
Tailgating is allowed. Olivet Nazarene University has hot coal drop-off stations located in the parking lots. Alcohol and glass containers are not allowed.

Theme Days

Vamos Bears Day v
Vamos Bears Day is set for Saturday, July 29th. Kick off this day of fun with live music and salsa dancers in addition to kids' activities, crafts, and alumni autographs. Join our radio partner Univision for an interactive experience, including games, giveaways and more. Arrive early to receive a complimentary schedule magnet (while supplies last), get your face painted and enjoy special food offerings in celebration of Vamos Bears Day.
Youth Football Day v
Youth Football Day will be held on Sunday, July 30th. Youth football organizations and cheerleaders who attend and wear their team uniforms/jerseys can enter their information for a chance to win prizes, including Bears Autographed Memorabilia, Bears apparel and more. Youth Football Day attendees will be treated to a special performance by the Chicago Bears Drumline and enjoy fun activities and giveaways with the Chicago Bears Monster Squad brought to you by Dunkin' Donuts!
Ladies Day v
The Chicago Bears invite women of all ages to join us at 7UP Bears Training Camp on Wednesday, August 2nd! Come out and support the women-owned businesses featured as part of the day's offerings, including complimentary salon and body art services. Grab your free headband on the way in (while supplies last), visit the Pro Shop to check out the latest Bears ladies apparel and relax with a free chair and hand massage. In addition to regular activities, stop by for an autograph session from some of your favorite Bears alum and end the day with an opportunity to hear from a special guest speaker during the post-practice chalk talk – exclusively for Ladies Day!
Meijer Bears Family Fest v
Meijer Bears Family Fest will be held at Soldier Field, Saturday, August 5th. This is a perfect event for the entire family and gives fans the opportunity to visit the stadium and watch the Bears practice on our home field. Join us outside the stadium at 11:00 AM for family-friendly activities, including a live band, kids' activities, inflatable games, giveaways, alumni autographs and more! Practice will begin at approximately 3:00 PM.
Armed Forces Day v
Armed Forces Day will be held on Monday, August 7th and is dedicated to the men and women who have served and are currently serving our country. Special reserved bleacher seating and an opportunity to participate in the post-practice autograph session will be available for those who dress in uniform. Deja Blue Autographs will be available for 150 Armed Forces Members. If you are interested in being part of Armed Forces Day, please contact the USO of Illinois for more information.
Kids Day v
Kids Day will be held on Saturday, August 12th. In addition to The End Zone activities and inflatables, fans can enjoy a video game trailer, rock climbing wall, face painters, balloon artists and a special Staley Da Bears Dance Express show at 10:30AM. Kids in attendance will also receive a complimentary Bears fidget spinner or foam waver, while supplies last.
Bears Blue & Orange Day v
Bears Blue and Orange Day, brought to you by Dr Pepper, is set for Sunday, August 13th. This day includes special performances by the Chicago Bears Drumline and appearances by the Chicago Bears Monster Squad brought to you by Dunkin' Donuts. Show your pride and come check out some of the best Bears tailgating vehicles, take your picture with unique photo opportunities, and get an autograph from Bears alumni. Fans who get to the gates early will receive a Bears super-fan wig, while supplies last. Bear Down!
Run With Staley / Kids Dash v
Run with Staley has been enhanced and incorporated into the Kids Dash at the PNC Chicago Bears 5K at Soldier Field on Saturday, June 24th. The Kids Dash will begin under the iconic Chicago Bear tunnel in the Northeast Corner and will end with kids finishing on the field with Staley Da Bear! Participants will receive a Kids Dash themed finishers medal, bib, and t-shirt. Participants are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. Register here.

Children's Activities

Deja Blue Kids Only Autographs v
Deja Blue Kids Only Autographs are held on select days only. Line up at the gates early for a chance to receive one of the 150 specialty passes which will be distributed to children between ages 4-12. These passes will allow entry into the Kids Only Autograph area post-practice. Fans with passes should be in line 30 minutes BEFORE the end of practice, to secure their spot in line. Specific players or number of autographs are not guaranteed. Dates are 7/29, 7/31, 8/3, 8/7 (Armed Forces Personnel), and 8/12.
Dr Pepper Pad Experience v
Dr Pepper Pad Experience winners will be selected by a random drawing on specific dates. Training Camp attendees ages 6-12 can submit their name for a chance to win at the Dr Pepper booth. Contestants are instructed to return to the Dr Pepper booth 30 minutes BEFORE the end of practice for the drawing. Winning kids will have the opportunity to participate in the pad experience on-field after practice. Dates are 7/27, 7/30, 8/2, 8/8, and 8/13.
Bears Mini Monsters Zone v
Bears Mini Monsters Zone is new activity area with non-contact football drills that allow kids to show off their athleticism and football skills. The zone is located inside the Camp grounds at the Watson Baseball Field and is open daily for kids ages 6-13. Adult supervision for children is required and a waiver must be signed prior to entering the area.
Gatorade Junior Training Camps v
Gatorade Junior Training Camps will be held on 7/30 and 7/31. This pre-registered football camp is for middle school tackle football players. Before the Camp grounds open to the public, 150 players will participate in this 90-minute football clinic aimed to improve player's football skills and knowledge and to learn about proper hydration techniques. Please e-mail Community.donations@bears.nfl.net for more information.
The End Zone v
The End Zone is an interactive area open daily and is located outside of the main Pro Shop between Gates 1 and 2. It offers a variety of entertainment for youth of all ages, including inflatables, video game truck, Zorb Ball races, crafts and other activities. Picnic tables are available for those looking to enjoy the music and all this area has to offer. Adult supervision for children is required and a waiver must be signed to participate. Height restrictions apply to certain activities.
Staley's Corner v
Staley's Corner, brought to you by Visit Kankakee County, is open every day and is located just East of the tennis courts. Staley Da Bear, the official mascot of the Chicago Bears, is the all-time funniest, friendliest, fuzziest, funkiest bear in the history of the NFL! Staley's Corner provides fun-filled entertainment for the entire family with a daily photo/ autograph opportunity with Da Bear himself, as well as crafts and games!
Training Camp Sponsors - PNC, Kankakee County, and Verizon