2018's Summer Camp!

Project H.O.O.D. Provides Free Summer Camp to 160 Chicago Kids


This summer, Project H.O.O.D. partnered with the Chicago Chess Foundation who taught chess lessons to our summer campers. In addition to mentoring, school lessons, activities, supervision, field trips and loads of fun, the children learned the foundations of chess and tested their strategy. They had a wonderful time learning the basics and competing with each other during their chess lessons. We look forward to having our campers grow their chess skills next summer!

Project H.O.O.D. provided Free Summer Camp to 160 Chicago children to qualifying families. These families could not afford childcare and their children were welcome at the safe, learning space known as Project H.O.O.D.. We also hired 25 young people from the community as counselors. These youth may have been unemployed throughout the entire summer but found fulfilling work at Project H.O.O.D.


The children enjoyed free breakfast, lunch and snack and activities:

  • Singing

  • Karaoke

  • Bean Bags

  • Board Games

  • Table Tennis

  • Golf

  • Character Building

  • Personal Development

  • Chapel Worship

  • Field Trips

  • Chess

  • Reading Challenge/Library Books

  • Basketball League

  • Community Service

  • Relay Race

  • Jump Rope

  • Hoola Hoop

  • Hopscotch

  • Dance

  • Theatre

  • Video Games

Thank you to our sponsors

We would like to thank our partners Metro Ford and Ozinga Bros. whose generosity enables us to offer this special program. We would also like to thank those individuals who sponsored a child to attend camp!