Blackberry Creek Camp and Conference Center exists to provide the highest quality facilities and guest services to those who enter through our gates. Whatever type of event our guests desire to hold, we help customize our services and facilities to fit your needs. Whether it’s a wedding, reception, party, corporate meeting, youth retreat, concert, festival, sports tournament, or something a bit more “out of the box”, we will do our best to make sure your event is a success.
Blackberry Creek Camp and Conference Center was established in the early 20th century by Districts 12 & 13 of the Polish National Alliance. The members of these districts desired to start a camp that would give youth an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors and escape from the city during a week of the summer. Summer camp still goes on each summer bringing hundreds of youth to its property to enjoy fishing, sports, swimming, and Polish culture. The mission of the camp is: To create a vibrant, welcoming, and inclusive facility that engages the local community, enhances the body, mind, and spirit, of our guests, and embraces our Polish culture, identity, and connections to Poland.
Desiring to see the property is utilized to serve more of the population of Chicago, the board of directors brought on Creative Visionary Consulting Inc. to manage and promote the center throughout the year. Summer youth camp will continue in its course for as long as the camp exists. During the summer weekends and throughout the rest of the year, Creative Visionary Consulting manages the facility and encourages the greater Chicagoland area to take advantage of this rustic and unique property.