Summer in the City

General SitC Program Information 

For over 15 years, St. James Cathedral has dedicated itself to helping young people discover treasure in Chicago, themselves, and others with its two-week nonresidential camp, Summer in the City.

What is Summer in the City?

  • Summer in the City (SITC), a ministry of St. James Episcopal Cathedral, is a non-residential day camp for 35 campers 8-13 years old from different parts of the city. SITC is an adventure and art camp allowing Chicago youth to discover treasure in their city, themselves, and others.  

When is Summer in the City 2022?

  • Summer in the City is from July 25 - August 5, 2022
  • SITC Sunday - August 7, 2022

Can I register my camper(s) for Summer in the City?

  • We are excited to welcome 35 campers this summer 
  • Register for 2022 HERE

How much does Summer in the City cost?

  • SITC is free thanks to the generosity of the St. James community
  • Want to donate? Do it HERE!

Who can be a camper at Summer in the City?

  • Anyone who lives in the greater Chicago area and is between the ages of 8 to 13 by or on July 1, 2022
  • Not in that age range but want to be involved? Apply to be a Junior Counselor.

Who makes Summer in the City possible?

  • SITC is hosted by St. James Cathedral and is organized and run by Summer in the City staff and volunteers from St. James. Sign up to volunteer HERE!

Can I Volunteer this Summer?

Yes! Sign up HERE

How Do I Donate?

Learn more about donations and sponsorship levels here!


Email the Rev. Anna Broadbent.

Meet Your SitC 2022 Committee

Anna Broadbent, Associate for Outreach Ministries joined the Cathedral staff in 2018 and was ordained a priest at St. James Cathedral that same year. She leads the outreach ministries and young adults group. In addition to her responsibilities at St. James, Anna is a chaplain in the US Army Reserves (1LT).

Shawn Evelyn, Interim Associate for Youth Ministries recently served as priest-in-charge at St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church. As a transplant of Los Angeles, he came to Chicago with his wife, the Rev. Anna Broadbent. His family emigrated from Guyana in 1987, and as a cradle Episcopalian, he spent most of his life in the service to the church both at the parish and diocesan level.

Robert Black, Canon for Finance and Administration directs the administration, finances, communications, and operations of the Cathedral. He was formerly president and CEO of a non-profit media organization that produced weekly television programs about religion for national cable television.

Nicole A. B. Spencer, SITC Committee Member & Volunteer has been a member of the St. James Cathedral community since Autumn 2015. Summer in the City is the ministry that inspired her to become a member of St. James. As a member of the committee and an enthusiastic volunteer during camp and SITC seasonal events, she focuses on strategies and processes that support the vibrancy and longevity of the ministry.