Training Camp


Bears training camp

For the 13th consecutive year, the RC Cola Bears Training Camp presented by Chase will be held on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL. Located about 60 miles south of Chicago, Bears Training Camp will allow fans an opportunity to watch the team practice for FREE. Additional entertainment will include Theme Days, live music and more!

Special note for morning practices: Gates will open at 9:00 am. Bears coaches and players will already be on field for warm ups at this time. Practice will conclude at approximately 11:30am. Fan and kid-friendly activities will remain open until 12:30pm


2014 CHICAGO BEARS TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE
DAY DATE PRACTICE TIME/NOTES THEME DAY
Friday July 25 9:00 - 11:30 am
Saturday July 26 9:00 - 11:30 am Vamos Bears Dia
Sunday July 27 9:00 - 11:30 am
Monday July 28 9:00 - 11:30 am
Tuesday July 29 No practice - closed to the public
Wednesday July 30 9:00 - 11:30 am Ladies Day
Thursday July 31 9:00 - 11:30 am
Friday August 1 9:00 - 11:30 am
Saturday August 2 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm (Soldier Field) Family Fest
Sunday August 3 No practice - closed to the public
Monday August 4 3:00 - 5:00 pm 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Armed Forces Day
Tuesday August 5 9:00 - 11:30 am
Wednesday August 6 9:00 - 11:30 am Youth Football Day
Thursday August 7 No practice - closed to the public
Friday August 8 Preseason Game 1: Bears vs. Eagles
Saturday August 9 No practice - closed to the public
Sunday August 10 3:00 - 5:00 pm Run with Staley
Monday August 11 9:00 - 11:30 am
Tuesday August 12 9:00 - 11:30 am
Wednesday August 13 Break Camp - closed to the public
Thursday August 14 Preseason Game 2: Bears vs. Jaguars
For 3:00 pm practices gates will open at 2:30 pm and close at 6:00 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.


Directions from Downtown Chicago
  • Take I-90/94 south to I-57
  • Take I-57 south for 30 miles to Bradley exit 315
  • Merge right onto IL-50
  • Take first right onto Armour Rd.
  • Turn left onto US-45
  • Turn left onto University Avenue
  • At the stop sign, follow the curve left
  • Enter campus on Nielson Drive
Directions from North/West Suburbs
  • Take I-294 south to I-80 west
  • Take I-57 south for 30 miles to Bradley exit 315
  • Merge right onto IL-50
  • Take first right onto Armour Rd.
  • Turn left onto US-45
  • Turn left onto University Avenue
  • At the stop sign, follow the curve left
  • Enter campus on Nielson Drive
Directions from the South
  • Take I-57 north
  • Turn left onto IL-50
  • Take first right onto Armour Rd.
  • Turn left onto US-45
  • Turn left onto University Avenue
  • At the stop sign, follow the curve left
  • Enter campus on Nielson Drive

Training Camp Photos

Bears CB Charles Tillman acknowledges the crowd during training camp.

Bears fans watch practice from the sidelines during training camp.

Bears RB Matt Forte signs autographs for fans after practice.

WR Brandon Marshall takes on Bears CB Tim Jennings in a one-on-one drill.

QB Jay Cutler takes a few reps under center during practice.

Service men and women attend Bears training camp for Armed Services Day.

Bears fans take a train ride through the Jewel-Osco Kids Zone.

Run with Staley features race participants running a one-mile loop around the campus of ONU with the Bears' mascot.

Vamos Bears Dia

Saturday, July 26
Hispanic DayVamos Bears Dia is set for Saturday, July 26. In addition to kids’ activities, autographs and giveaways, there will be a live radio remote from La Ley along with live music to kick off this day with Latin music Flair!

Drumline Performs

Sunday, July 28
DrumlineHosted on the grounds of Bears Training Camp, the Chicago Bears welcome fans of all ages to RC Cola Movie Night on Wednesday, August 1st. This free showing of HUGO promises to be fun for the whole family. Doors to the grounds will open at 7:00 pm, the Jewel-Osco Kids Zone will be open prior to show time, which will begin promptly at dusk (approx 8:00 pm), weather permitting. Special giveaways will be distributed to the first 100 fans upon entrance, and free beverage samples will also be handed out.

Ladies Day

Wednesday, July 30
Ladies DayThe Chicago Bears invite women of all ages to come out to Bears Training Camp and join us for Ladies Day on Wednesday, July 30! In addition to our daily activities, ladies can enjoy on- site salon and spa services, summer hair styling, giveaways and a special guest speaker!

Bears BBQ Bash (NEW!)

Friday, August 2
BBQ BashDue to inclement weather in Bourbonnais, the BBQ Bash has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Armed Forces Day

Monday, August 4
Armed Forces DayArmed Forces Day will be held on Monday, August 4 and is dedicated to the men and women who have served and are currently serving our country. Special reserved bleacher seating will be available for those who dress in uniform. Stick around after practice for live music from the U.S. Navy’s cover band. If you are interested in being part of Armed Forces Day, please contact the USO of Illinois for more information.

Walgreens Youth Football Day

Wednesday, August 6
Youth Football DayWalgreens Youth Football Day will be held on Wednesday, August 6. 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.

Run With Staley

Sunday, August 10
Run With StaleyThe 8th Annual Run with Staley event will be held on Sunday, August 10 for kids ages 14 and under. This run features the official mascot of the Chicago Bears, Staley Da Bear! Race participants will run a one-mile loop around the campus of ONU. A kiddy dash will be available for kids five years and under at Ward Field before the one-mile run.

All participants will receive a t-shirt and ribbon. In addition, Staley will perform his very own "Bear Down on Bullies" show.

Check back soon for online registration.

Dr Pepper Pad Experience

Concert SeriesDr Pepper Pad Experience winners will be selected by random draw on specific dates. Training camp attendees ages 6 – 12 can request a raffle ticket at the Dr Pepper booth for a chance to win. Contestants are instructed to return to the Dr Pepper booth prior to the end of camp for the selection of two winners. Two lucky kids will have the opportunity to participate in the pad experience on-field after practice. Dates are 7/25, 7/27, 8/1, 8/4, 8/12.

Bears Kids Zone

Kids ZoneBears Kids Zone is an area open daily for kids ages 4-12 and is located outside of the main Pro Shop between Gates 1 and 2. It offers a variety of fun inflatable games and activities. Adult supervision for children is required and a waiver must be signed prior to entering.

Deja Blue Kids Only Autographs

Kids only autographsDeja Blue Kids Only Autographs are held on select days only. The first 150 kids ages 4-12 to enter Gate 1 during the designated days will be given a Kids Only Autograph Pass. This pass 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 7/26, 7/28, 7/30, 7/31, 8/5, 8/6, 8/11.

Gatorade Junior Training Camps

Gatorade Junior Training CampGatorade Junior Training Camps are held on specific dates throughout camp and will take place on the baseball field. This is an organized area for kids ages 4-12 to participate in football drills and competition. Adult supervision for children is required and a waiver must be signed prior to entering. Dates are set for 7/28, 7/31, 8/6 and 8/12.

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Bears Pro Shop

Bears Pro ShopThe Chicago Bears Pro Shop will be open during all hours of operation throughout Bears Training Camp. It can be found just inside of Gate 1 and next to the Bears Kids Zone. Make sure to stop by and gear up for the 2014 season with all of the hottest Bears merchandise.

Staley's Corner

Staley's CornerStaley's Corner is open each practice 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.