Camping for Organized Groups

A Forest Preserves staff member showing how to light a fire in front of a group at a Camping 101 event.

The Forest Preserves of Cook County provides camping opportunities for groups up to 200. Perfect for youth organizations, corporate retreats, and other special events, our campgrounds each offer a different mix of accommodations including group tent campsites, cabins, and bunkhouses, along with outdoor & indoor gathering spaces and picnic shelters. 

We welcome groups of all kinds and have both family and group gear rental options so, lack of equipment won’t keep you from camping in the preserves.

We are ready to work with you to design the perfect camping experience, unique to the needs of your group. With a friendly, professional staff, your time at our campgrounds will provide memories that will last a lifetime. 

Non-profit group? Groups with a letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) confirming 501(3)(c) status may be eligible for 50% off rental fees, Sunday through Thursday.

View individual campground pages for lodging options and fees. All organized groups should register by calling 855-YES-CAMP (855-937-2267).