Ride JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis
Ride JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis

PADS Lake County’s SleepOut for Shelter 2017 at Six Flags Great America


6:00 pm   Registration & Check-in, Supply Drop-off
7:00 pm   Rally at the Mission Building in Southwest Territory
8:00 pm   Program begins - EXCLUSIVE RIDE TIME AFTER HOURS!
11:30 pm  Lights Out!
6:00 am    SleepOut Concludes

Participants will raise a minimum of $100, with incentives for funds raised above that level (see Fundraising Prizes).  By raising this amount, you will receive a ticket to the park that can be used anytime through Labor Day! 

Chaperones for up to 4 youth (under 18) will raise a minimum of $50, and will also get a ticket to the park.

Sleeping Out at Six Flags Great America
  • Groups with youth under 18 years of age require one chaperone (21+) for every six youth.
  • Upon completion of registration, you will be asked to sign a waiver for participation. Each person staying overnight must sign this waiver. You may send the waiver in advance, or we will have copies available on the event night.
  • To gain an understanding about homelessness, we encourage each of you to sleep OUT - in a sleeping bag, tent, or just on a blanket on the ground. You are responsible for providing your own materials. We will have a limited number of extra blankets to share on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • You may not stake tents (or anything) into the ground at Six Flags Great America. You may use weights to keep your shelters stable.
  • Be mindful that you will be bringing your supplies into the theme park from the parking lot.  There will not be dollies or hand carts or anything else available to aid in transport.

SleepOut for Shelter will be held Rain or Shine!  There is no rain date for this event.

We will have food, snacks, and beverages available throughout the event, including a light breakfast the next morning. However, you may also bring your own non-perishable snacks and drinks, as well.


Now consider this…

You are able to prepare for this.  You have the resources to have warm clothes, sleeping bags, etc.  You are sleeping outside in June.

What if you didn’t have the resources to have a sleeping bag?  A coat?  An umbrella?

And what if you had to do this in January?

SleepOut For Shelter
When: 06/09/2017 at 7:00pm
Where: Six Flags Great America
1 Great America Pkwy
Gurnee, IL
United States

Contact: PADS Staff
847.689.4357 x122