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 and Wisconsin 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 6th to Sunday, December 8th
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, or on our secure online payment website HERE. 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  



You can sign up online right here! Click the button below to fill out the registartion form!

Due to limited space and high demand, Polar Bear sign ups submitted after Nov. 10 will be placed on a waiting list. You will be notified once your name has been lifted from the waiting list. Thank you!


You can pay online here!!!

Checks can also 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) 220-4620

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