You're invited to the best weekend of the Fall!


A weekend of non-stop fun!

We'll join other high schools from the Chicagoland, Wisconsin, and Iowa areas for crazy games, dance parties, Young Life club, and time to get real together about high school life and God. We promise this weekend will be unforgettable. Check out the video on this page for highlights from a previous Polar Bear Weekend trip!


Friday, December 1st to Sunday, December 3rd
Chartered school busses will pick us up and drop us off at New Trier's West Campus (7 Happ Rd, Northfield). The bus departs at 6 pm on Friday and will return by 2 pm on Sunday.


Lake Geneva Youth Camp
Located in Lake Geneva, WI. Visit www.lgyc.org​ for more property information.


Any NEW TRIER, GBS, or GBN student. Limited spots are available, register early to guarantee a spot! 
All high school students are invited--whether you've been to Young Life a hundred times or never before. High school students from other schools may be permitted. Please contact us directly for more information.


Paid in cash or check made out to Young Life. Young Life North Shore doesn't want anyone to miss camp because of finances. Please email us at admin@ylnorthshore.com if you are in need of financial assistance to attend Polar Bear.


If you would like to make a donation to allow a student in financial need to be able to attend Polar Bear Weekend, you may do so via check (written to Young Life and mailed to the YL office) or online by clicking HERE. If you would like to sponsor a specific student or school, please email us and let us know at admin@ylnorthshore.com  


Sign up opens on September 11th! If you register online on 9/11 AND bring your check to our All Area Kickoff Event, you get a $25 discount! 

Look for this link to be live after all area kickoff club! 



Checks can be written to Young Life and mailed to: 
Young Life North Shore
P.O. Box 415
Wilmette, IL 60091
If you are in need of scholarship funds to attend Polar Bear Weekend, please email us at admin@ylnorthshore.com to get the financial assistance application.
Please note: Payment is 100% refundable until November 15th. If a schedule conflict arises let us know!
All students will also need a consent form signed by their adult parent/guardian. The form may be mailed in with payment, or scanned and emailed to admin@ylnorthshore.com

Young Life North Shore | PO Box 415 Wilmette, IL 60091-0415

Phone: (847) 979-0095

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