Bethany Union Church

Bethany Union Church, 1750 W. 103rd St., will host Girls Summer Invention Camp, a STEM project, for girls ages 6 to 12. Participants will learn about female and child inventors, the invention process, patenting intellectual property, all while being given the opportunity and tools to create at least two inventions.

The girls will have the possibility to present their invention at the Chicago Invention Convention in Spring 2018.

The two-week session will be held from Monday to Friday, July 10 to 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The cost is $199 per camper, and full and partial scholarships are available.

For more information and applications, visit takeyourp;acegirsl.org or bethanyunion.com.

Church of Chicago

The Church of Chicago will host a basketball camp called Big City Basketball Camp (BCBC). This event is an outreach to the community and will be held at Vanderpoel School, 9510 S. Prospect Ave., from July 10 to 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, for boys and girls in the third- through eighth-grade. This camp is created to build communities through sports participation and character building.

At camp, the participants will have fun, grow and mature as they develop sportsmanship and teamwork. Organizers offer skills training, contests, life lessons and healthy competition that all adds up to a holistic experience where every camper gets an equal opportunity to play and learn. The camp is led by volunteers along with parents, friends and neighbors who provide a positive and supportive atmosphere.

Each camper will receive a basketball camp T-shirt, basketball and awards poster.

For more information, call the church office at (773) 672-7230 or visit