Summer Fun

Camp Mathieu: A Chicago Summer Camp for Kids

Welcome to Camp Mathieu, where Off The Street Club kids find summer magic, away from the city’s hustle.

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A Place for Care-Free Play

Welcome To Camp Mathieu

Experience the joy and transformative power, where summer dreams come alive for Chicago’s youth. 

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Unlock Summer Magic

Every Kid Deserves A Memorable Summer

Just 30 miles from Chicago, in the serene suburbs, Camp Mathieu offers campers a safe retreat where kids of Off The Street Club can get off the streets at a time when violence is at an all-time high. Here, kids can find refuge in a world filled with the warmth of the sun, laughter in the pool, horseback riding, and countless games.

Each week, these amazing kids from Off The Street Club experience unprecedented joy and freedom, discovering new passions and the simple pleasure of being kids. Camp Mathieu isn’t just a summer camp; it’s a place where they feel like they can be kids, where they can be happy, where they can be free.

Make Memories Happen

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Fun and Adventure Await

Exciting Summer Activities

Camp Mathieu gives OTSC kids the chance to explore activities beyond the city’s reach, from traditional day camp fun to unique adventures, every week of our summer program.

Sports and Athletics​

Kids get the chance to build teamwork and stay active, gaining strength and confidence through varied sports.​

Arts and Music​

Creative arts and music sessions that spark imagination and allow for personal expression in a supportive atmosphere.


Kids get a cool escape and a splash of excitement during the summer heat.

Horseback Riding​

A rare adventure and thrilling connection not found in city life. ​

Nature Study​

Away from the city, kids enjoy birds chirping and frogs croaking, finding peace in nature.

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Get Involved

Camp Mathieu takes our kids out of the city and into nature with classic summer time activities. Get involved and help us change lives!


Support Save Our Summer

Fundraising Events

All it takes is one child’s smile to feel the impact OTSC has on their lives. Your support enables us to provide underprivileged children with unforgettable experiences that foster personal growth and create cherished memories. 

Join us at our exciting fundraising events and make a difference in a child’s summer.

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Hustle for Hope

Our spring fundraiser raises money to provide funding for various programs, including Save Our Summer.

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Trivia Night 

Join us for a night of fun, friends, and trivia to help raise money to send the kids of Off The Street Club to camp this summer.

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Battle For Hope 

The Battle for Hope is an annual Chicago Advertising Industry Battle of the Bands to benefit Off The Street Club.

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Firefly Ball 

Join us at The Peninsula Chicago for a night of fun and fundraising for the amazing kids of Off The Street Club.

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Help Save Our Summer

Your gift guarantees a summer of laughter, learning, and lasting memories for every child at OTSC.