Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to many of your questions can be found here. For any additional questions, please contact the camp directors

What is Junior Camp?

Junior Camp is a week-long camp for children entering 3rd through 9th grade in the fall. The campers will get to know Jesus better, make new friends, be involved in organized activities and have a great time. Some of the activities available include: swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, archery, basketball, field sports, volleyball, campfires, indoor/outdoor games and Bible studies.


Junior Camp will take place at Phantom Ranch Bible Camp in Muwonago, WI.

How will my child get to and from Junior Camp?

Transportation by school bus will be provided to and from Phantom Ranch. All campers are required to ride the provided bus to ensure a timely and organized start and end to camp.


DEPARTURE   |   Monday, August 2, 2021


      CCUC Chinatown  |  8:00 AM      (Please arrive before 8:00am for check in)

                   2301 S. Wentworth Ave., Chicago, IL 60616


      CCUC North  |  9:30 AM      (Please arrive before 9:15am for check in)

                   1506 Half Day Rd., Highland Park, IL 60035


RETURN   |   Saturday, August 7, 2021


      CCUC Chinatown  |  4:00 PM (Estimated)

      CCUC North  |  3:00 PM (Estimated)

Who will be taking
care of the campers?

Young adult volunteers ranging from college students to career professionals from several different churches will serve at this year’s camp. All of our counselors must pass DCFS background checks prior to attending camp.

Each camper will be placed in a cabin with several other children of his/her own age and gender. The counselor assigned to lead each cabin will be responsible for guiding, teaching and setting a godly example for your child during the entire week.

How do I register my child?

Online registration is available on our website from May 1st to June 30th.

Space is limited and registration availability will be noted next to each grade on the registration home page, so please be timely in registering your campers to ensure a spot.


Once the registration form has been submitted, payments must be mailed or dropped off to CCUC.

What are the camp costs?

2019 Junior Camp Registration Fee (includes a free camp T-Shirt)


$295 Regular Registration Fee

$280 CCUC member


** Check, Money Order or Cashier's Check only **


Please make checks payable to: CCUC

Memo: Junior Camp, Camper's Name(s)


Mailing address:

Chinese Christian Union Church

ATTN: Junior Camp

2301 S. Wentworth Ave.

Chicago, IL 60616


*** Please note that camp fees are NOT eligible for FSA reimbursement

*** If you would like to sponsor a child, please contact the directors, using the CONTACT page, for more information.

What should my
camper bring?

All the sleeping cabins and meeting spaces are air conditioned. There are many activities that will take place outdoors. We ask that you check the weather before camp and dress your campers appropriately.

Basic Necessities for 6 days/5 nights:

Bible (We will mostly use NIV but other versions are welcome)



Pants and shorts

Jacket, sweatshirt, or hoodie

Extra socks

Extra underwear

Shoes and sandals

Swimming apparel (see dress code for details)

Towels (for bathing & swimming)

Sleeping bag or linens and sheets


Toiletries: soap, shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste

Insect repellent and anti-itch cream


Flashlight (batteries will not be provided by camp staff)

Optional items

Money for the snack shop/canteen ($50 maximum)


Poncho or umbrella

$10 for horseback riding

$12 for single person water tubing

$6 per person for doubles water tubing

How are the campers
assigned to cabins?

Cabins groups are separated by gender and age group. Some cabin groups may share a physical cabin with others of the same gender and age group. All cabins are air conditioned. Each cabin group and cabin is chosen at random in order to give all campers an opportunity to have a full camp experience and to meet new friends. For this reason, we do not encourage special requests for campers to be placed into specific cabins except for extenuating circumstances.



3-4 grade

5-6 grade


7-8 grade

9th grade



Junior Cabins:



Senior Cabins:



3-4 grade

5-6 grade


7-8 grade

9 grade



How do I know my child has been registered?

Once you have completed the online registration form, a confirmation email will be sent to you which serves as confirmation that we have received your registration form. Registration is a first-come, first-serve basis and will be based upon availability.


If you registered a camper after the registration has closed, you will be notified by email. Otherwise, your confirmation email serves as your registration confirmation.


Payment must be made prior to July 31st.

How do I pay if
we registered online?

There are two options to pay once you have registered online
(online payment is not yet offered at this time):


1. Mail a check to: 

Chinese Christian Union Church

ATTN: Junior Camp

2301 S. Wentworth Ave.

Chicago, IL 60616

2.  Drop off payment in the CCUC Impact office any time during office hours:

2261 S Wentworth - 2nd floor
Monday thru Friday, 9am-5pm

Please DO NOT bring!

All of these items should NOT be brought to camp and will be confiscated by the counselors and returned to the camper on the last day of camp:


MP3 players

Walkie talkie radios

Electronic gaming devices


Water balloons

Water guns

Weapons (such as knives of any sort, batons, etc.)

Shaving cream (unless used for intended purpose)


Cell phones are permitted only for phone calls to parents in the evening, Monday - Friday, 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Is there a Dress Code?

In order to promote an environment where campers and counselors can focus on growing in faith and not on appearances, we ask that all campers, counselors, and staff adhere to the following dress guidelines:

1. Clothing which display profanity, products, or slogans which promote tobacco, alcohol, drugs, sex or are in any other way distracting, are prohibited.

3. Excessively baggy or tight clothing, and clothing which advertises gang symbols or affiliation is prohibited.

4. Items of clothing which expose bare midriffs, bare chests, undergarments, or that are transparent (seethrough) are prohibited. Tank tops with straps wider then one inch are permitted. Please be advised that spaghetti straps, shirts which expose a bare back, halter tops, and tube tops are probibited.

5. Swimming (For all water recreation):
- Swimsuits for men: swim trunks only (No shorts, cut-off pants, or Speedos).
- Swimsuits for women: One-piece suits recommended, however, two-piece suits are allowed as long as they are modestly cut and covered with a shirt. No string, thong or crochet suits will be allowed.
Swimsuits may only be worn during swimming activities. 

What will my child be doing at camp?

Some of the staff-led activities available to campers led by our staff include:


Arts and Crafts


Board Games

Bugs ‘n’ Things


Field Sports


Beach Swimming

Tetherball / Carpetball / Ping Pong


Horseback riding (optional - additional fee)

Water Tubing (optional - additional fee)

Campers will also participate in Bible studies, musical worship, and small group/large group games.

Are visitors allowed?

We welcome pastors, youth workers, parents and siblings accompanied by a parent to visit on Thursday night of camp at 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm for Skit Night.

All other visitors will require special permission from the directors. Please contact for any questions.

Phantom Ranch is about 90 minutes from CCUC (without traffic).
Directions can be found on our website home page.

Will my child
be able to call home?

Yes. Our schedule accomodates time for campers to call their parents from 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm. We ask that conversations be kept short and sweet to allow time for all campers to call home and to prepare for a good nights rest.