Community Memberships

The Chicago District Campground, a Chautauqua, has always represented the best of what nature has to offer, thanks in part to our members. Membership helps to preserve the historic grounds of the Chautauqua and build community through unique cultural, educational, social and recreational experiences. And, with season programs and member benefits, there has never been a better time to become a member.


Your contribution, minus the retail value of any gifts received, is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.  We are an IL 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit.


You don’t have to own a cottage to be a part of the Historic Methodist Camp Ground, and your new membership starts immediately when you sign up.  Details of your membership are shown on your membership card which will be mailed to you including renewal dates and your membership number.


Membership Benefits:


  • Advance Purchase Privileges Summer Concert Series **

  • Member Discounts Special Events **

  • Park Pass Special Events **

  • 10% Discount on Lodging *

  • 10% off Mr. Ruley's Cafe *

  • 10% Off Gift Shop Merchandise *

  • Eight Pool Passes *

  • Membership in Time Travelers * (1)

  • Complimentary E-Newsletter Subscription *

  • Member Only Promotions *



(1) Discounted admission at more than 160 history museums nationwide

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The Chicago District Campground

1900 E. Algonquin Road

Des Plaines, IL 60016

1 (847) 636-6355

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