An Outreach of Rose of Light Missionary Baptist Church, Located in Chicago's Englewood Neighborhood

Summer Day Camp!

Give Your Child Memories to Last a Lifetime!

Summer is a time for outside activities, adventures, friends, and so much fun. Camp 1302 provides all of this in a safe, affordable day camp for your child!

Day Camp

Each day's program runs from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and is jam-packed with fun activities, healthy food and so many new and old friends!

Summer Camp

Camp runs from July - August.

For ages 5-14.

Cost: $125 for 2 campers. Scholarships are available!

An Outreach of Rose of Light

Camp 1302 is staffed fully by volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please email

Help Us Celebrate

Camp 1302 Turns 12!

Camp 1302 started in 2012, marking its 12th anniversary this year, and we are thrilled to announce the launch of our $20.12 fundraising campaign. 
We kindly request the support of every member of our ecosystem in contributing to this initiative. 
By making a generous donation of $20.12, you will be recognized with a seedling flower in the Soul Garden, bearing your name as a symbol of appreciation. 
Donations can be made online through our website, or via Zelle at


To provide campers with the best summer camp experience of their lives.


To provide youth with space during the summer that offers enrichment activities in an environment that is safe, fun, and educational while preventing summer learning loss and closing the academic and opportunity gaps.

About Camp 1302

Since 2012, CAMP 1302 has served more than 450 community youth in the summer day camp. 

CAMP 1302 has been in partnership with the city’s youth summer employment program, One Summer Chicago, and Catholic Charities. Through this partnership, we have been able to provide summer jobs to more than 200 teens since our founding. Additionally, we partner with Greater Chicago Food Depository to provide breakfast and lunch to each of the summer camp participants and teen workers at no cost. Each summer, the onsite directors volunteer their staff time to the day camp.

We also partner with American Camp Association to provide scholarships to 25 Campers per year; however, this is a matching scholarship program. We must match each scholarship we provide our families.



Campers from 5-14 years old are welcome to attend Camp 1302!

Meals Included

Campers receive breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack, at no additional cost to families!


Day Camp runs Monday - Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What Does a Day at Camp 1302 Look Like?

Jam-packed with fun, creativity, activities, and friendship!








Field Trips



In 2021, with the Executive Director and one other volunteer, elbow grease, determination, and plenty of salon pas, the Soul Garden, our Community Garden was created. The Soul Garden was created on a lot that sat empty and dormant for about 9 of the ten years we had been in operation. That year, the garden did not yield food but it yielded a sanctuary and an open space for the campers to have a serene moment. There was an area created with annual flowers, and 2 handmade benches that were hand-painted by another volunteer. The serenity garden was covered by a large shade tree which provided an extra layer of peace and calm for the campers. Within days, a large fire pit where the campers have been able to have friendly conversations and sometimes a s’more was built by another community member. 
Additionally, we decided to build a field for archery to provide a space that would teach patience, and focus, boost self-confidence, and allow and build agency while ensuring safety for fellow campers.  We were able to make sure we had a certified level-one archery instructor. 
Camp 1302 is approaching youth and public safety by providing a place that is conducive to learning, that is filled with people who care deeply for the youth and their ability to become change agents no matter where they stand in life. We give them a chance to be kids with an agency. We give them structure and introduce them to things, people, and places that they may have seemed out of reach. 

Camp 1302 Sponsors

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2023 Safe and Peaceful Grants


Scott Brody

Yanette Freeman and Willa Walker

Parks Transportation

Cynthia Rhine

2022 Sponsors

Community Services of Englewood

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Get Involved!

1. Send a Child to Camp!

Camp 1302 is an amazing program! What young person do you know that would benefit from this experience?


All volunteers are vetted for safety. If you are interested in volunteering, please click the link below and tell us a bit about yourself!