Illinois Turner Camp
Buy a Brick Campaign
It was in 1914 when Turner Alfred Wilde, a Chicago Public School teacher, founded Illinois Turner Camp on the banks of the Fox River. Turner Wilde’s original vision was to establish a Camp where young Turners could develop Sound Minds and Sound Bodies during their summer vacation. Over time, the activities have changed and the tents have been replaced with permanent cottages, but the original vision of a Sound Mind and Sound Body prevails 100 years later!
In the Spring of 2014, we will be installing a Brick Walkway/Patio in the Beer Garden outside the Rathskellar. This walkway will be a permanent commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of Illinois Turner Camp. The engraved bricks will be an opportunity to honor Past, Present, and Future Turners in a lasting and memorable way.
The Bricks are available in 2 sizes, the standard 8” x 4” brick for $35, or a larger 8” x 8” brick for $50. Each brick will be custom engraved to last a lifetime. Bricks may be bought to recognize any Turner or Special Occasion. (See back for ideas) There will also be a special section representing Turner Camp in 2014. This section will be like a Time Capsule of the 100th Season. It is our goal that each cottage owner will purchase a brick with their name and cottage # engraved on it to be placed in this special area.
These bricks would make great gifts or memorials.
Please contact Pam Lau for additional information or to purchase a brick.
Cottage #119 or 740 Harper Ave., Cary, IL 60013