New Camps in 2018!
Our camp offerings have changed. Check out the new options available to you this summer. We have half-day options for ages 3-5, full-day camps for ages 5-13, and one-week camps to fill your child’s summer. The choices don’t stop there! We still offer payment plans, weekly registration for Session II, and a lunch program from Kiddo’s.
Register early and save! Register by March 15 and Save 10% on camps and workshops (excludes Extended Care).
- November 20 Resident registration open
- December 4 Non-residents registration open
- March 15 Early Fee Discount Ends
How to Register for Camps
Our new system will make registering for camps, workshops and extended care a breeze! Simply,
- Choose your camp
- Choose to register for Session 1 (4 weeks) and/or Week 5, 6, 7 and/or 8; all at the same time
- Choose the weeks that you need AM Care and/or PM care
- Complete your transaction
Our Camp Philosophy
We’re committed to providing a variety of safe, active learning opportunities that promote teamwork, friendship and fun. Through individual successes and group challenges, campers develop a stronger sense of self-confidence while creating memories that last a lifetime.
We’re proud to continue the long-standing tradition of offering an exceptional summer camp experience to the youth in our area. We provide a wide array of camp programs, with flexible full-day or half-day options, and our professional, well-trained staff create a safe and nurturing environment—all at an affordable price. Our camp programs keep campers coming back year after year and looking forward to a new experience every day.
Our Commitment to Staffing
Our exceptional staff is well-trained and dedicated to providing a safe, caring and nurturing environment for your child. We provide extensive staff training and select only the most qualified and committed individuals for our team.
Our commitment is simple and twofold:
- To offer an enjoyable and nurturing camp experience to every camper.
- To maintain your trust that when your children are in our care, they will be safe and respected.
The Park District—in cooperative arrangements with private entities and School Districts #27, 28, 30 and 31—strives to provide the optimum facilities for its summer day camps. During the summer, the schools undertake cleaning and improvement projects, which may occur at camp locations. We’ll do our best to notify you about any projects that may interfere with camp programs. We work closely with the facilitators of camp locations to ensure a safe environment for our campers, parents and staff.
What to Expect on the First Day
On the first day of each camp session for most camps, we will place your child in an assigned group. The staff forms the groups by age and school, and tries to have an equal number of boys and girls. Registration sometimes results in groups composed of all girls or all boys. Friendship requests are not available. Children in the same camp will have the opportunity to hang out with their friends in other groups throughout the day. Based on enrollment, your child’s group and counselor may change with the start of a new session. In May, families will receive a Camp Parent Handbook and packet with detailed information about your selected camp(s).