Summer in the City

Winter In The City 2021

We're excited to stay connected to you and our neighbors through creativity and adventure. A big thank you to everyone who helped out with the Fall in the City community mural currently displayed at St. James Cathedral. We’re back because the Community Mail Mural continues with Winter in the City and we need your help putting the colors onto the mural. Sign up here and click this link to watch a video with more information about how you and your family can be part of this very cool project. Sign up here and we'll send your family a piece of the mural, including everything you need to send it back to us (plus an envelope and postage). Then join us on Saturday, February 6 at 11 AM to reunite with campers and staff from this summer and watch the unveiling live on Youtube and Zoom.

Questions? Email Tony and Anna at sitc@saintjamescathedral.org.

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 (or SITC for short) is a day-camp hosted by St. James bringing youth, staff, volunteers together throughout the year for art, kayaking, rock wall climbing, pottery, playing music, dancing, photography, painting, and food. This year's camp offering will include at-home/remote activities, and materials for activities will be delivered to family homes during the camp's session. 

When is Summer in the City 2020?

  • Summer in the City is from Jul. 20 - Jul. 31, 2020.

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

  • Registration for 2020 Camp In A Box is now closed, but you can join the waitlist by emailing SITC

How much does Summer in the City cost?

  • SITC is free thanks to the generosity of the St. James community. 

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 Jun. 1, 2020.

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.  

Can I Volunteer this Summer?

Check out our current volunteer opportunities!

How Do I Donate?

Learn more about donations and sponsorship levels here!

Questions?

Email Tony Santiago.

Meet Your SitC 2020 Committee

Tony Santiago, Director is a Chicago based artist who connects communities to the arts. Tony Santiago currently works with Arts Alliance Illinois fighting for funding and policy for arts and culture in Illinois. In Chicago, Tony has collaborated with numerous institutions in Chicago including Lyric Opera, Chicago Parks District, and Goodman Theatre. Tony founded Chicago Arts Access, a nonprofit that bridges arts organizations, art lovers, and community with tickets to live performances across Chicago at FreeTix.org.

Anna Broadbent, Associate for Outreach Ministries leads the Cathedral's outreach ministries and young adults group. She recently graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary and was ordained a priest at St. James. During seminary, Anna completed a certification in Criminal Justice and Reconciliation, which sparked her passion for working with individuals who are presently or formerly incarcerated.

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.

Allison Weber, SITC Committee Member & Volunteer joined St. James Cathedral in 2017. She has grown to appreciate and admire the diverse, open, and loving community and its commitment to creating programs like Summer in the City. After joining SITC as a volunteer two years ago, she wanted to continue to build upon the experience for the young campers, connecting them to local arts, culture, and food. When not at St. James, she works as an Interior Designer at Gensler, actively involved with I-NOMA Design Build projects and Rebuilding Together. She also enjoys engaging with the arts, food, culture, and all things fitness & sports!

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