Summer Camp Collection
Founded in 1900, Off The Street Club is Chicago’s oldest boys and girls club serving more than 3,000 youth in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the country, West Garfield Park. Every child seeking a safe place to go is welcome to OTSC’s afterschool programs, tutoring, and mentorship opportunities in addition to a summer camp. These children are the embodiment of
the Club’s motto: IF YOU DON’T STAND FOR SOMETHING, YOU’LL FALL FOR ANYTHING.
When summer temperatures rise in Chicago, so do violent crimes. Off The Street Club provides a much needed alternative —fresh air and activities at Camp Mathieu in Wheaton. 800 kids ages 5-18 who say no to gangs and drugs can trade a summer of dodging violence, drugs and gang activity for all the positive summer camp activities that help shape a young adult. In addition, Camp Matthieu is also able to offer high schoolers a great summer job.
The camp is in need of the following supplies:
- New or Gently Used Twin Sheet Sets
- Summer Sandals (No flip-flops)
- Swim Suits (size 6x to Adult, Male & Female)
- Bath Towels
- Pool Towels
- Sun Screen
- Bug Spray
Drop your donations in the marked boxes in church, outside the Parish Center, or school.