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If I'm sharing my tent, does everyone in my group/couple need to purchase a ticket?
Yes! Each person attending the event must have a ticket to enter. If you purchase a BYO Tent ticket, please make sure someone in your group brings the tent. Everyone needs a ticket, but only one tent per group is required. You decide how many people can comfortably fit in your tent.

If I bring my own tent, how much space will I have to set it up?
Each camp site will be approximately 10ft x 20ft. We request that you bring tents that can sleep up to 6 people but no more. Each camper with a BYO Tent ticket will be assigned to a camp space with their group upon arrival. Please coordinate with your party to designate who will bring the tent and who will be sleeping in the tent.

What size are the Pre-Set Tents and what's included in them?
Each Pre-Set Tent will hold up to 2 campers. Please indicate who will be in your tent when you purchase this option (don't worry, we won't put you in a tent with a stranger!). The tent will be assembled for you, but campers must provide their own sleeping bags, mats, pillows, blankets, etc.

Are there ID requirements to enter the event?
Yes, this is a 21+ event. All campers must show ID at check in.

What about food & drink?
Covered! Goose Island will be providing complimentary beers all night. The bar opens upon arrival and will close at midnight. Beer not your thing? Plenty of additional spirits and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. Local restaurant partners provide us with a delicious camp-themed dinner and midnight snacks. Hot breakfast is served in the morning including two drinks per camper. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options will be available throughout the event. *Event servers reserve the right to refuse beverage services to those who are overly intoxicated.

What are my transportation & parking options to get to Northerly Island? 
Parking is available onsite with vehicle parking passes provided at check in. Bike parking is available indoors and will be monitored by security for the duration of the event. For directions using public transportation, visit Address for GPS is 1521 S Linn White Drive, Chicago IL 60605.

What's the restroom situation?
Don't fret! Indoor restrooms are available throughout the duration of the event at the on-site Chicago Park District fieldhouse.

Are there restrictions to what I can bring in?
Yes, a few items are prohibited for the safety of all campers. Bags will be checked upon arrival.

  • Glass
  • Firearms or weapons of any kind
  • Drugs or drug paraphernalia (including marijuana in any form)
  • Explosives (including fireworks)
  • Pets (excluding service animals)
  • Outside alcoholic beverages (plenty on-site!)
  • Personal coolers
  • Shade canopies or pop-up tents 
  • No smoking on site 

Will the event be held rain or shine?
Yes, please plan accordingly for weather. No refunds will be issued due to weather or scheduling conflicts. 

CAMP NORTHERLY 2018 • We'll see you out there!