Training Camp

Bears training camp

For the 12th 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 multiple Theme Days, live music, the annual Run with Staley and a BBQ!

A special note for 2013: 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. Team oriented drills will begin at approximately 9:45 am and practice will conclude at approximately 11:30 am. Fan and kid-friendly activities will remain open until 1:00 pm.

2013 CHICAGO BEARS TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE
DAY DATE PRACTICE TIME/NOTES THEME DAY
Thursday July 25 No practice - closed to the public
Friday July 26 9:00 - 11:30 am
Saturday July 27 9:00 - 11:30 am Vamos Bears
Sunday July 28 9:00 - 11:30 am
Monday July 29 9:00 - 11:30 am
Tuesday July 30 No practice - closed to the public
Wednesday July 31 9:00 - 11:30 am Ladies Day
Thursday August 1 9:00 - 11:30 am
Friday August 2 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Saturday August 3 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm (Soldier Field) Family Fest
Sunday August 4 No practice - closed to the public
Monday August 5 11:15 am - 1:15 pm Armed Forces Day
Tuesday August 6 9:00 - 11:30 am
Wednesday August 7 9:00 - 11:30 am Youth Football Day
Thursday August 8 No practice - closed to the public
Friday August 9 No practice - closed to the public
Saturday August 10 No practice - closed to the public
Sunday August 11 3:15 - 5:00 pm Run with Staley
Monday August 12 9:00 - 11:30 am
Tuesday August 13 9:00 - 11:30 am
Wednesday August 14 Break camp - closed to the public
For 3:15 pm practices gates will open at 2:30 pm and close at 6:30 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.


TRAFFIC ALERT

Please be advised that there is road construction on I-57 at Bourbonnais Exit 315 (Armour Rd). The Bears recommend making use of an alternate route (Exit 322) to avoid possible traffic congestion.

Directions from the South
  • Take I-57 north
  • Keep right and travel north on IL-50
  • Turn left (west) onto E4000N Rd/Larry Power Rd
  • Turn left (south) onto Rt. 45/52
  • Turn left onto University Avenue
  • At the stop sign, follow the curve left
  • Enter campus on Nielson Drive
  • Click for local map
Directions from Downtown Chicago
  • Take I-90/94 south to I-57
  • Take I-57 south for 23 miles to Manteno exit 322
  • Turn right (west) onto Rt. 9 for 1 mile
  • Turn left (south) onto Rt. 45/52 for 8 miles
  • Turn left onto University Avenue
  • At the stop sign, follow the curve left
  • Enter campus on Nielson Drive
  • Click for local map
Directions from North/West Suburbs
  • Take I-294 south to I-80 west
  • Take I-80 west for 2 miles to I-57 south
  • Take I-57 south for 23 miles to Manteno exit 322
  • Turn right (west) onto Rt. 9 for 1 mile
  • Turn left (south) onto Rt. 45/52 for 8 miles
  • Turn left onto University Avenue
  • At the stop sign, follow the curve left
  • Enter campus on Nielson Drive
  • Click for local map

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 traido a usted por Xfinity
Vamos Bears Day brought to you by Xfinity

Saturday, July 27
Hispanic DayJoin the Chicago Bears and celebrate Vamos Bears Dia traido a usted por Xfinity on Saturday July 27. In addition to kids activities, autographs and giveaways there will be a live radio remote from La Ley. The Bears Training Camp Concert Series will 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 31
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 31! In addition to our daily activities, ladies can enjoy on-site salon and spa services, summer hair styling, arts and crafts, special giveaways and more!

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 5
Armed Forces DayArmed Forces Day will be held on Monday, August 5 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. Our Bears Concert Series will feature a cover band from the U.S. Navy. 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 7
Youth Football DayYouth football players and cheerleaders are invited down to Bears Training Camp on Wednesday, August 7. 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 11
Run With StaleyThe 8th Annual Run with Staley event will be held on Sunday, August 11 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.

Bears Training Camp Concert Series (NEW!)

Concert SeriesThe Chicago Bears are excited to host a series of live music dates throughout Bears Training Camp. Each concert will be held on the baseball field and will begin immediately following practice. Concert series dates are 7/27, 8/5 and 8/11. Music is set to include a variety of genres and will be fun for the whole family. Concessions will remain open, offering food and beverage for fans to purchase during each show.

Bears Kids Zone

Kids ZoneLocated just outside the main pro shop between Gates 1 and 2, the Bears Kids Zone is filled with fun inflatable games and other kids' activities. This area will feature an obstacle course, bounce houses, sports themed games and smaller inflatable games for young children. The Bears Kids Zone is open daily for kids ages 4-12. All participants will be required to have a parent or guardian sign a waiver on their behalf to access.

Deja Blue Kids Only Autographs

Kids only autographsThe first 150 kids ages 4-12 in line outside Gate 1 will receive a pass good for that day's Kids Only Autograph Session. The autograph session will be held immediately following practice and is located inside the tennis court area. Please remember to arrive at the tennis courts BEFORE the end of practice. Autograph rules are as follows: kids must be able to stand in line on their own, one autograph per person and no pictures with players. Autograph rules are put in place to ensure a safe environment for the kids and players. Thank you for your cooperation.

Tentative Kids Only Autograph Dates: 7/27, 7/29, 7/31, 8/1, 8/6, 8/7, 8/11, 8/13.
PLEASE NOTE: AUTOGRAPH DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE; WE CANNOT GUARANTEE A SPECIFIC NUMBER OF AUTOGRAPHS

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 7/29, 8/1, 8/7 and 8/13.

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 2013 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.