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Fri, Dec 01


Columbia Yacht Club

2023 Chicago's Christmas Ship Sleepover

Come join the Sea Scouts of Ship 5111 as we host 2023's Annual Christmas Ship Sleepover to support Scouts volunteering at Navy Pier for a fun & festive event with a spirit of service!

2023 Chicago's Christmas Ship Sleepover
2023 Chicago's Christmas Ship Sleepover

Time & Location

Dec 01, 2023, 6:30 PM – Dec 02, 2023, 12:00 PM

Columbia Yacht Club, 111 N Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60601, USA

About the Event

Sea Scout Ship 5111's Friday night sleepover is a fun prelude to the 2023 Chicago's Christmas Ship, and this year marks the 23rd year of this all-volunteer tradition serving inner city youth and their families at Christmas time.  Our sleepover tradition offers safe, affordable housing, fellowship, and meals to Scouting organizations who will be serving the next morning at Navy Pier at the annual Christmas Tree Ship event. **All Sleepover participants will also need to register on the Christmas Tree Ship's page in order to participate in the volunteer event at Navy Pier - see link at 

We welcome old and new participants ages 14 and over, yet we have been requested by the Christmas Tree Committee to limit the sleepover headcount to 70.  

This overnight event is open to all Scouting Organizations (BSA, Sea Scouts, GSA, Venture, etc) and operates in accordance with BSA Youth Protection Guidlines.  CO-ED Scouting units must have both male & female leadership. Unit leaders are responsible for the conduct of their youth. Failure to adhere to rules will result in being asked to leave.  All unit participants will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the event of items to bring (sleeping bag, water bottle, work gloves, etc), a more detailed itinerary inclusive of dinner & breakfast menus, with a reminder regarding Sleepover behavior expectations. 


  • 1 hour 30 minutes

    Check in at Columbia Yacht Club

    Main entrance - Rail Deck

  • 3 hours

    Dinner / Music / Games

    Tent area
5 more items available


  • 2023 Sleepover Ticket

    This ticket is for your entire Ship, Troop, Crew or Unit. It includes overnight stay (bring your own sleeping bag!), Dinner, early AM hot breakfast, and quick hot dog lunch (veg option available). Refunds and cancellations are available until November 25th, so make sure your headcount is accurate prior to arrival Friday, December 1st. Looking forward to serving with you soon!

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