Link-Up Summer Youth Camp

July 5 - August 12, 2022

Monday – Thursday
10:00am – 3:00pm
Parent Camp Orientation is June 30th and July 7th via Zoom

Southside Worship Center

7724 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, Illinois

Guys and Girls
Ages 10 – 17 years old

(5th – 11th Grade as of 2021-22 school year)

Get ready for an amazing six weeks of fun, faith and mentoring. Our camp is for guys and girls ages ten to seventeen years old (5th thru 11th grade – as of 2021-22 school year). We provide a safe and secure space for youth make positive connections with peers while developing their talents and character.

From the moment the youth enter Link-Up Summer Camp they feel love, warmth, and excitement. This six-week camp is planned to help each youth soar to a higher level of confidence, positivity, and leadership skills. To keep each week fresh there are plenty of
daily surprises and awards.

Our staff is equipped and trained on best practices in youth work and have completed background checks.

The camp is divided into age-based groups:
D-1’s – Ages 10-13
D-2’s – Ages 14-17

 Daily Camp Overview


Fitness and Exercise

Basic stretching and calisthenics


Group Mentoring Sessions

Key topics such as Controlling Anger, Honor & Respect, The “U” in Unique


Arts (Dance, Drama, Painting) – One Art Daily

Dance – Urban Dance, Praise Dance, Jazz Dance
Drama – How to present with confidence, basic acting skills and script development
Painting – Drawing and watercolor


Martial Arts

Self-Defense, Karate, MMA Basic



Daily capture of feelings, emotions, thoughts, and solutions



board games, card games, video games, basketball, football


5 C’s of Leadership

Youth learn how to be stand out peer leaders in the community



Hot lunch is served daily from partnering restaurants


Outing/Trip (weekly)

Trips to area attractions and amusement centers

There are a limited number of openings for Link-Up Summer Camp. Be sure to register today.
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Camp Fee: $175.00

  • Fee covers all daily activities as well as lunch and weekly outings.
  • A camp t-shirt and journal are given to each registered youth.
  • Payment must be made in full at time of registration.

Pay Registration Fee - Ways to Pay

  • Credit Card:

  • Mail Check: Payable to Link-Up Camp –
    Link-Up Camp, P.O. Box 437740, Chicago, IL 60643
  • Check or Cash in person:
    Monday-Thursday – 10:00am-4:00pm
    Southside Worship Center, 7724 S. Racine Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60620
  • Cash App: $vtmlinkup

Please be sure to fill out both tabs/forms below:

Parent Permission Form

Link-Up Summer Camp Form

Name of Parent/Guardian:(Required)
Home Address:(Required)

Emergency Contacts


Parental Consent:

I do grant permission for my child/children (mentioned above) to participate in the Link-Up Summer Youth Camp at Southside Worship Center. I realize that my child is subject to all camp rules that are set forth.
Your child may be photographed or videotaped while participating in various camp events and activities. Their image may appear on our website or in update videos.(Required)


Please note that the camp registration fee must be submitted for camp registration to be complete.
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Link-Up Summer Camp Health Information Form

Basic Information:

Please complete this form thoroughly that we may appropriately follow all health protocols for your child. If you have multiple children attending the camp, please feel out individual Health Information Forms for each of them.
Child's Name:(Required)
Child's Nickname:
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Home Address:(Required)
Parent/Guardian Name:(Required)

Medical Emergency Contact:


Medical Information:

This is information is needed if your child needs medical attention.
Form completed by:(Required)
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General Safety Requirements:

  • A youth is never alone with a single adult staff member
  • Youth are only released to designated adult(s) for pick-up
  • Youth are not permitted to leave our grounds for any reason
  • Early dismissals must be verified by parental note or phone call
  • If a youth takes medication our staff must be informed to ensure that schedule is followed.

COVID-19 Protocols and Requirements:

  • Masks are required for all inside activities except eating
  • Masks are not required for outside activities
  • Hand sanitizer stations are positioned throughout the facilities
  • All surfaces are wiped down and sanitized daily