2012 training camp schedule
Thursday, July 26 — 2:30 p.m. (No pads)
Friday, July 27 — 2:30 p.m. (No pads)
Saturday, July 28 — 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 29 — 2:30 p.m. (Comcast Hispanic Day: Join the Chicago Bears and celebrate Comcast Hispanic Day at Bears Training Camp. In addition to the kids activities, autographs and giveaways there will be a live radio remote from La Ley.)
Monday, July 30 — Off day
Tuesday, July 31 — 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 1 — 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 2 — 2 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 3 — 7 p.m. (Comcast Family Fest at Soldier Field: Join the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on Friday, August 3 for Comcast Bears Family Fest presented by Chase. Get a look at the team as they take Soldier Field for the first time this season. Click here for ticket information.)
Saturday, Aug. 4 — Off day
Sunday, Aug. 5 — 2 p.m. (Walgreens Youth Football Day: Youth football players and cheerleaders are invited down to Bears Training Camp on this day to wear their team uniforms/jerseys. Youth football organizations and cheerleaders who attend can enter their information for a chance to win prizes, including Bears autographed memorabilia, Bears apparel and more.)
Monday, Aug. 6 — 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 7 — 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 8 — Closed to public
Thursday, Aug. 9 — Preseason game: Bears vs. Denver
Friday, Aug. 10 — Off day
Saturday, Aug. 11 — 2 p.m. (Run With Staley: The 7th Annual Subway Run with Staley event for kids ages 14 and under features the official mascot of the Chicago Bears, Staley Da Bear! Race participants will run a one-mile loop around the campus of ONU. A kiddy dash will be available for kids five years and under at Ward Field before the one-mile run. All participants will receive a t-shirt and medal. In addition, Staley will perform his very own First and Goal School Show. The first 50 kids to register will receive a Kids Only Autograph pass to a future date. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER)
Sunday, Aug. 12 — 2:30 p.m. (Armed Forces Day: Armed Forces Day is dedicated to the men and women who have served and are currently serving our country. Special reserved bleacher seating will be available for those who dress in uniform. If you are interested in being part of Armed Forces Day, please contact the USO of Illinois for more information.)
Monday, Aug. 13 — 7 p.m. (Family Fest at ONU: Come out to Ward Field and watch the Bears practice under the lights. Pre-practice festivities will begin at 6:00 pm with practice set to start at 7:00 pm. A spectacular fireworks display will take place after practice.)
Tuesday, Aug. 14 — 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 15 — Off day
Thursday, Aug. 16 — 2 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 17 — Closed to public
2012 preseason schedule
Thursday, Aug. 9 vs Denver at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 18 vs Washington at 7 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 24 @ N.Y. Giants at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 30 @ Cleveland at 6:30 p.m.
2012-13 regular season schedule
Sunday, Sept. 9 vs Indianapolis at noon.
Thursday, Sept. 13 @ Green Bay at 7:20 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 23 vs St. Louis at noon
Monday, Oct. 1 @ Dallas at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 7 @ Jacksonville at 3:05 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 22 vs Detroit at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 28 vs Carolina at noon
Sunday, Nov. 4 @ Tennessee at noon
Sunday, Nov. 11 vs Houston at 7:20 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 19 @ San Francisco at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 25 vs Minnesota at noon
Sunday, Dec. 2 vs Seattle at noon
Sunday, Dec. 9 @ Minnesota at noon
Sunday, Dec. 16 vs Green Bay at noon
Sunday, Dec. 23 @ Arizona at 3:25 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 30 @ Detroit at noon
Note: Camp opens one hour before practice begins each day and closes one hour after practice ends. Days with special events are marked in bold. The 2012 special events schedule will be announced soon.
The Daily Journal’s Fan Packs will contain a community map, keepsakes, coupons and coverage of Camp. They will be sold at Camp for $1. The programs have the most information about camp and the players and those are $4 each. The roster cards are free each day at our booth and will have the up-to-date roster on the back. Camp is free, parking is free and lawn chairs, coolers and cameras are permitted. No alcohol or tobacco will be permitted and concessions and the Bears Pro Shop will be on site.
Kids Autograph Session details
The first 150 kids in line at Gate One before gates open for practice ages 4-12 will receive a pass good for that day’s autograph session only. The autograph session is typically held immediately following the first practice of the day and is located inside the tennis court area. Please remember to arrive at the tennis courts BEFORE practice ends. Autograph rules are as follows: kids must be able to stand in line on their own, one autograph per person and no pictures with players. Autograph rules are put in place to ensure a safe environment for the kids and players. Thank you for your cooperation.
Located just outside the main pro shop between Gates 1 and 2, the Jewel-Osco Kids Zone is filled with fun inflatable games and other kids activities. This area will feature an obstacle course, bounce houses, sports themed games and smaller inflatable games for young children. The Kids Zone is open daily for kids ages 4-12. All participants will be required to have a parent or guardian sign a waiver on their behalf to access.