Training Camp

Chicago Bears RC Cola Training Camp - July 28 to August 9
Chicago Bears RC Cola Training Camp - July 28 to August 9

Welcome to Camp.

7UP Chicago Bears Training Camp 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, alumni autograph sessions, the annual Run with Staley and more!

After Bourbonnais, the team will continue training camp with closed practices at Halas Hall before traveling to Foxborough for two days of combined practices with the New England Patriots.

2016 Bourbonnais Training Camp Schedule

Day Date Notes | Theme Days Practice Times Camp Open/Close
Thursday July 28th No pads (A) 9:35 am - 11:30 am 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Friday July 29th No pads (B) 11:15 am - 1:10 pm 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday July 30th 1st padded practice  |  Kids Day/Run With Staley (A) 9:35 am - 11:30 am 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sunday July 31st Vamos Bears Day (B) 11:15 am - 1:10 pm 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday August 1st (A) 9:35 am - 11:30 am 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Tuesday August 2nd NO PRACTICE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
Wednesday August 3rd Ladies Day (B) 11:15 am - 1:10 pm 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday August 4th (A) 9:35 am - 11:30 am 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Friday August 5th Bears Blue & Orange Friday (B) 11:15 am - 1:10 pm 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday August 6th Meijer Family Fest Activities Begin: 9:00 am
Practice Begins: 12:40 pm
SOLDIER FIELD
Sunday August 7th NO PRACTICE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
Monday August 8th Armed Forces Day (B) 11:15 am - 1:10 pm 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday August 9th Final public practice in Bourbonnais  |  Youth Football Day (A) 9:35 am - 11:30 am 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesday August 10th NO PRACTICE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

Extended Training Camp Schedule

Day Date Notes Times Details
Thursday August 11th Bears vs. Broncos 7:00 pm SOLDIER FIELD
Friday August 12th NO PRACTICE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
Saturday August 13th Practice at Halas Hall TIME TBD CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
Sunday August 14th Practice at Halas Hall TIME TBD CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
Monday August 15th Practice at New England Patriots 12:25-3:00pm CT DETAILS TBD
Tuesday August 16th Practice at New England Patriots 9:00-11:15am CT DETAILS TBD
Wednesday August 17th Practice at New England Patriots 9:00-10:30am CT DETAILS TBD
Thursday August 18th Bears at Patriots 7:00 pm GILLETTE STADIUM

Practice dates and times are subject to change at any time.

Gatorade Junior Training Camp Dates (5): Monday, August 1st · Thursday, August 4th · Friday, August 5th · Monday, August 8th · Tuesday, August 9th

Dr Pepper Pad Experience Dates (5): Thursday, July 28th · Saturday, July 30th · Monday, August 1st · Thursday, August 4th · Tuesday, August 9th

Deja Blue Kids Autograph Dates (4): Friday, July 29th · Sunday, July 31st · Wednesday, August 3rd · Friday, August 5th

  • Practice Schedule A
    • Gates will open at 8:30 am with practice beginning at 9:35 am.
    • Warm-ups will begin at 8:50 am and practice will conclude at approximately 11:30 am.
    • Camp grounds will remain open with fan and kid-friendly activities until 12:30 pm.
  • Practice Schedule B
    • Gates will open at 10:00 am with practice beginning at 11:15 am.
    • Warm-ups will begin at 10:30 am and practice will conclude at approximately 1:10 pm.
    • 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 PNC/Visa Bears Debit Card to security at Gate 2. Fast Pass Entry available from 7/28-7/31. Details: www.pnc.com/bearscard.

General Camp Info

+ Camp Map

+ ADA Seating

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

Alcohol is prohibited on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University.

+ Bears Pro Shop

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 2016 season. The Chicago Bears prefer Visa.

+ Food and Drink

Food and Drink is available for purchase at concession areas throughout Bears Training Camp. There is also a hydration station offering free water to participants in the Kids Zone and Cool Zone. Alcohol is prohibited.

+ Parking

Parking is available in lots surrounding 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

Re-admittance is permitted.

+ Smoking

Smoking is prohibited on campus.

+ Strollers

Strollers are allowed.

+ Tailgating

Tailgating is allowed. Olivet Nazarene University has hot coal drop-off stations located in the parking lot. Alcohol and glass containers are not allowed.

+ Tickets

Tickets are not needed for entry into Bears Training Camp, as it is free and open to the public.

Theme Day Descriptions

+ Kids Day

Kids Day will be held on Saturday, July 30th. In addition to giveaways and Kids Zone inflatables, kids can enjoy a video game trailer, face painters, balloon artists and much more.

+ Run With Staley

Run With Staley will be held post-practice on Saturday, July 30th. This annual event 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. All participants will receive a t-shirt and ribbon. Check in inside Bears Training Camp at the Baseball diamond and participate in Staley's Dance Express warmup session! Register here.

+ Vamos Bears Day

Vamos Bears Day is set for Sunday, July 31st. In addition to kids' activities, crafts, alumni autographs and giveaways, there will be live music with salsa dancers to kick off this day of fun.

+ Ladies Day

The Chicago Bears invite women of all ages to come out to Bears Training Camp and join us for Ladies Day on Wednesday, August 3! In addition to our daily activities and alumni autographs, ladies can enjoy on-site salon services, giveaways, a Pro Shop discount on select ladies items and a special guest speaker.

+ Bears Blue & Orange Friday

Bears Blue & Orange Friday is set for Friday, August 5th. Show your pride and come check out some of the best Bears tailgating vehicles, take your picture with some unique photo opportunities, and get an autograph from Bears alumni.

+ Meijer Family Fest at Soldier Field

Meijer Family Fest at Soldier Field will be held on Saturday, August 6th. 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 9:00 AM for fun activities including a live band, kids' activities, radio station remotes, giveaways, alumni autographs and more! Practice will begin at approximately 12:30 PM. Click here to learn more.

+ Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day will be held on Monday, August 8th 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. If you are interested in being part of Armed Forces Day, please contact the USO of Illinois for more information.

+ Youth Football Day

Youth Football Day will be held on Tuesday, August 9th. 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.

Children's Activities Descriptions

+ Deja Blue Kids Only Autographs

Deja Blue Kids Only Autographs are held on select days only. 150 specialty passes will be distributed to children between ages 4-12 and 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, and 8/5.

+ Dr Pepper Pad Experience

Dr Pepper Pad Experience winners will be selected by a random drawing 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 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 7/28, 7/30, 8//1, 8/4, and 8/9.

+ Gatorade Junior Training Camps

Gatorade Junior Training Camps are held on specific dates. 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 8/1, 8/4, 8/5, 8/8, and 8/9.

+ Kids Zone

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.

+ Staley's Corner

Staley'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.

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