Welcome to the Crystal Lake Camera Club

The Crystal Lake Camera Club, located in Crystal Lake, Illinois, was started about 1980 to provide our members with the opportunity to enjoy the hobby of photography and improve their photographic abilities.

The Crystal Lake Camera Club’s mission is to welcome photographers of all skill levels and interests and to help them grow through a nurturing environment, which provides and promotes good techniques and practices, educational workshops, photographic opportunities, challenging competitions, and open discussion set in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Our club is a member of The Chicago Area Camera Clubs Association (CACCA), an active group of about 40 clubs. Winning prints in our competitions are entered in their monthly competitions.

Our meetings:

-- first Tuesday of each month
-- 7:00 P.M
-- Home State Bank, Community Room
611 South Main Street, Crystal Lake, Illinois

We cordially invite you to join our group, whether you are a novice or a professional photographer, and visitors are always welcome. Membership is open to all who have an interest in photography as a hobby. Members may elect not to compete and still enjoy all the other activities of the club.

To join the Crystal lake Camera club, please print the application form found at the link below and bring the completed form to the next meeting. Annual dues are $25 to be paid by January each year.

Crystal Lake Camera Club Membership Application Form


Small Groups

If you are interested in expanding your knowledge of a special area of interest in photography, the Crystal Lake Camera Club offers a selection of small groups to help. View the list of the small groups currently available. These groups are fun and informative. For more information on small groups, email crystallake_cameraclub@yahoo.com

Small Groups List


Directions to the Meetings:

Google Map

Calendar of Meetings/Programs

March 21, 2017--Deadline for Newsletter inputs.

Note Meeting Date Change

Thursday, April 6, 2017--7:00 - 9:00 pm, Home State Bank, CLCC March meeting. Show & Tell theme: Things not what they seem – creatively manipulated images…” or any photos to share. Speaker: TBA

Aprili 8, 2017--8:30am, Photobug Breakfast, Colonial Cafe, Crystal Lake.

12:30pm, CACCA Seminar, meeting & competition judging. Seminar: Arnold Koenig - Why Am I Always Looking Up?

Christian Church of Arlington Heights, 333 W. Thomas Sreet, Arlington Heights.


Club Newsletter--March 2017