October 25, 2019

HMC served as host to the film production of Patrick Lives On short film on domestic vioelence prevention, and the film has been accepted and screened at several film festivals across the U.S.  We're proud to support Patrick Lives On efforts to raise awareness on the a...

October 13, 2018

The Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago & Northwest Indiana hosted an all day Camp leader training at the Chicago District Campground on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Module 2 and 3 Camp Training is a required training for all Girl Scout leaders interested in bringing their G...

September 12, 2018

Sally Thompshen, a 4th generation cottage owner greeted over 60 guests at the Des Plaines Public Library to talk about the history of the campground.

The Historic Methodist Campground had its beginnings in 1860 when a group of Methodist ministers and businessmen establi...

September 2, 2018

HMC proudly welcomed 140 students from throughout the Midwest for a day of team building and global citizenry.  The Ismaili Center leadership teams from Glenview, Naperville, and Chicago facilitated a transformational camp experience that leveraged service learning, cu...

August 21, 2018

4H closes their year out at Mr. Ruley's Snack Shop to turn in their records and paint bird houses for the upcoming River Trail Bike Ride, and taste fresh honey from our bees!

They'll be back in in September for their 1st 2018-19 4-H meeting. 

August 21, 2018

Our partner, The HIVE maintains bee hives on our site, working together to increase the number of pollinators and help increase our declining bee population.  Pollinators help plants survive and produce tasty honey.  

There's work involved in maintaining bee h...

July 22, 2018

We were honored to host The Youth Technology Corps (YTC) annual summer camp from July 22-27 where students and mentors came together for team building, skills development, and community giving.  The week wrapped up with a Peace Fire offering students an opportunity to...

June 20, 2018

The Campground welcomed Climate Scientist Thomas Peterson on June 19 in the Epworth Dining Hall for an insightful discussion on Climate Data which deals with the science and politics of climate data and how to make sense of what we hear through the media. 

Citizens Cli...

May 7, 2018

The Chicago District Campground recently served host to the second film by Executive Director, Patricia Frontain of Patrick Lives On. 

Photo by Lori Allen

An amazing week with a a fabulous cast and crew at our magical location.  Jon Seda ( Chicago PD) and Kara Killmer (...

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