Camp Grow Bus Information

Supervised bus transportation to and from the Chicago area is provided for the following camp programs:

  • Trailblazers
  • Explorers
  • Senior High
  • Leadership Development Camp
  • Discipleship Adventure
  • Please note that bus transportation is NOT provided for Family Camp programs.

Please take the time to know where the bus stop is and anticipate how long it will take you to get there.  Many families are counting on the bus to arrive and depart from each scheduled bus stop on time.  The bus has been delayed at times because parents did not arrive at the bus stop in time to pick up their children. Please be considerate and arrive in plenty of time to pick up your child. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Supervised bus pick-ups from the Chicago area:

Please be at the bus stop 15-30 minutes before anticipated time of departure.  Check in at the bus stop with the bus counselor.  The bus counselor will be on the bus to ensure safe and timely travel.  Our bus counselor will confirm that you are on the roster of all of the kids scheduled to take the bus.  We also encourage you to bring your confirmation letter.  If you registered online you can view your family's registrations and print a downloadable registration confirmation.  

Supervised bus drop-offs in the Chicago area:

Campers will have a snack and beverage on the bus on the way back to Chicago. The camp staff will update the office phone answering machine message with the time of the bus’ departure from camp and the anticipated arrival time for the first (Deerfield) stop. Subsequent updates will be made if the bus is at all delayed. Please note for the sake of your child’s safety: the bus counselor will only allow the camper to be picked up from the bus stop by the person or persons designated on his/her summer camp registration form. Notify the camp office in writing if you wish to add a person authorized to pick up your child.

Locations of bus stops:


Northern Seminary, 660 E. Butterfield Rd. - take highway 88 and exit on Highland Ave. At the top of the exit ramp, turn north onto Highland Ave. Go one block on Highland, then turn east onto Butterfield. Pass Yorktown Mall. At the Embassy Suites Hotel intersection, turn north at that light (the sign says "Maxant Drive" – to the right is "Technology Drive"). Maxant drive is the driveway into the Seminary. The first building is Waste Management. Follow the driveway past the pond and past the Lindner Conference Center to find the bus in the parking lot.

DROP OFF:  12:30

PICK UP:  3:45

Oak Park

First Baptist Church, 820 Ontario St. - take 290 to exit 21B (Harlem Ave.) north, go right (east) on Lake St., left (north) on Oak Park Ave, left (west) onto Ontario St. The bus will be parked in front of the church building.

DROP OFF:  1:30

PICK UP:  2:30


Trinity International University, 2065 Halfday Rd - take 294 tollway, exit on Half Day Rd., go east about 1/3 of a mile until you see the brick entryway on the right (south) side of the road. Enter the gate and proceed to the McLennan Building parking lot. Find a campus map here

DROP OFF:  2:45

PICK UP:  1:30


*Please note that while the weekly camp limit is 75 campers, the bus occupancy limit is 50 campers. Bus transportation will be provided for the first 50 campers who send complete registration forms and payment.