Welcome to Camp

Welcome to Camp

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 2018 7UP Chicago Bears Training Camp. Fans will have the opportunity to watch the team practice for FREE and enjoy daily entertainment, games, activities, giveaways (while supplies last) and more! Click the links below for more information and be sure to check back for updates.

All tickets for the August 11 night practice have been reserved. Please click below to be notified if tickets become available.

Gate Information

  • Gates will open at 7:30am each day, with the exception of the night practice at Ward Field, when gates will open at 6:30pm.
  • Please make sure you have registered for your FREE ticket before reaching the gates and you have your FREE ticket ready to be scanned upon entry.
  • Camp grounds will remain open with fan and kid-friendly activities until 11:30am each day, with the exception of the night practice at Ward Field, when activities will conclude at 10:30pm.
  • The night practice on August 11 will take place at Ward Field.
  • 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 at the Bears Corporate Partners check-in table. Fast Pass Entry available daily.


Deja Blue Autographs

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 (time is subject to change based on coaches discretion), to secure their spot in line. Specific players or number of autographs are not guaranteed. Dates are 7/22, 7/27, 7/30 (Military Personnel), 8/4, 8/6 (First Responders).

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 7/21, 7/22, 7/27, 7/28, 8/4, 8/5, 8/11.

Bears Mini Monsters Clinic

Bears Mini Monsters Clinic brought to you by Advocate Health Care is an 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.

End Zone

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 zorb balls,    first & goal bungee run, inflatables, carnival games, and more. 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.

The Midway

The Midway is an interactive area open daily and is located inside of Camp grounds leading to the practice fields. It offers a variety of entertainment for all ages, including stage programming, food and beverage concessions, free water, Community Concierge, Dr Pepper booth, Staley’s Corner brought to you by Visit Kankakee County, partners displays, a video game truck, eurobungy and rock wall and other activities. Adult supervision for children is required and a waiver must be signed to participate in certain activities. Height restrictions also apply to certain activities.

Staley's Corner

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!

Goodwill Autograph Zone

Passes can be picked up at the Goodwill Store and Donation Center in Bourbonnais for entry into this exclusive autograph zone. The area will open with thirty (30) minutes left in practice. One pass per person is required for entry. Passes are date specific. Limited quantities are available.

Camp Information


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 for 07/21-08/06 practices. Click here to sign up online for FREE tickets for the night practice on 08/11.

Why are tickets required for training camp?
The Bears began ticketing training camp in 2017. 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 for 07/21-08/06 practices. Click here to sign up online for FREE tickets for the night practice on 08/11.

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:
    • On the bottom of your confirmation email, under “Need to edit your tickets?” click on the Log In button.
    • Log in to your account using the email address and password used when you reserved your tickets.
    • Tap on the menu icon in the upper right (three horizontal lines), then tap on “Your tickets”.
    • A list of tickets you reserved will appear. Below the ticket(s) you wish to transfer, tap on “More” then tap on “Transfer Ticket” and follow the steps to complete your transfer.

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).

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 is prohibited on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University.

Bears Pro Shop

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 2018-19 season. The Chicago Bears prefer Visa. An ATM is available outside of the Pro Shop.

Food and Beverages

Food and beverages are 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. Coolers are allowed into Training Camp. They will be subject to search upon entry. Alcohol and glass is prohibited.


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 is permitted. Please make sure you have your ticket ready when you re-enter at the gate.


Smoking is prohibited on campus.


Strollers are allowed.


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


Opening Weekend

The kickoff to 2018 7UP Bears Training Camp begins with opening weekend as the Bears take the field in Bourbonnais. Enjoy music, games, giveaways, appearances by the Bears Drumline and Monster Squad, kids autograph opportunities and more. Use #BearsCamp to join the conversation and share your experience! Opening weekend takes place on Saturday, July 21st and Sunday, July 22nd.

Family Weekend

Bring the whole family to Bourbonnais for a weekend of fun at 2018 7UP Bears Training Camp! Fans will enjoy special giveaways, youth activities, family-friendly entertainment, autograph opportunities with your favorite Bears alum, Monster Squad and Chicago Bears Drumline appearances, and more. Family weekend takes place on Friday, July 27th and Saturday, July 28th.

Military Appreciation

On Monday, July 30, join us in support of the dedicated 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 participating, please contact the USO of Illinois for more information.

Blue & Orange Weekend

Show your Bears pride during Blue & Orange Weekend. The weekend will include special performances by the Chicago Bears Drumline, appearances by the Bears Monster Squad, unique photo opportunities and autographs from Bears alumni. Fans who get to the gates early will receive one of the special giveaways offered each day, including a Bears Monsters of the Midway superhero cape, while supplies last. Bear Down! Blue & Orange weekend takes place on Saturday, August 4th and Sunday, August 5th.

First Responders Appreciation

In celebration of our honorable first responders, the Chicago Bears welcome police, fire, medical, and emergency service men and women to join us at 7UP Bears Training Camp on Monday, August 6. Special reserved bleacher seating and an opportunity to participate in the post-practice autograph session will be available to family members while supplies last.

Fan Appreciation Night

Close out 2018 7UP Bears Training Camp for the final open practice. Join us for a team practice under the lights at Olivet Nazarene University’s Ward Field (across from the Camp Grounds) on Saturday, August 11th from 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM. Tickets are limited, seating is not guaranteed. Enjoy special activities, an appearance by the Monster Squad and Chicago Bears Drumline, giveaways and a fireworks show!

Gate Giveaways

Cooling Towels - July 21
Mason Jar Tumblers - July 22
Emotions Magnets - July 23, July 26
Kids Capes - July 27, August 5
Staley Foam Wavers - July 28
Pennants - July 30, August 6
Headbands - August 4
LED Bracelets - August 11