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We are committed to providing a variety of active learning opportunities that promote teamwork, friendship and fun. Through individual successes and team activities, campers develop a stronger sense of self-confidence, while creating memories that can last a lifetime.

Northbrook Park District offers half-day options for ages 3-5, full-day camps for ages 5-14, and one-week camps to fill your child’s summer. The choices don’t stop there: payment plans, extended care and a lunch program from Kiddos Catering are also available.

Camp groups are formed by age, school and/or ability. Friendship requests are not available; children in the same camp will have the opportunity to be with their friends in other groups throughout the day. Families will receive an email with the Camp Parent Handbook and detailed information in May.

Questions About Summer Camp? Call 847-291-2993 or contact a customer service representative via email through our website.

First Day of Summer Camp

Summer Camps are Now in Session!

2024 Pre-Season Camps

Summer Warm-Up

Registration Fee Per Day Field Trips

June 4-7

Ages: 5-13 Years
Times: 9am-3pm
Location: Leisure Center

Jump into summer with this one-week pre-camp that runs from the end of school until the beginning of Session I camp. Campers are grouped by age and enjoy crafts, sports and games. Early fee discount does not apply to pre- or post-season camps.

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Summer Kickoff Sports Camp

Registration Fee Per Day

June 5-7

Ages: 5-13 Years
Times: 9am-3pm
Location: Techny Prairie Activity Center

Kick off the summer with this one-week sports camp. Campers are grouped by age and enjoy a variety of sports and related activities. Campers should wear gym shoes and bring a nut-free lunch and a drink. Early fee discount does not apply to preseason camps. Extended care is available at the Leisure Center before and after the camp.

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Pre-Season Extended Care

Registration Fee is Per Day

June 3-7, 2024
Monday-Friday

Ages: 5-13 Years
Location: Leisure Center

Extend the fun before or after camp with Extended Care! Children will enjoy a nut-free snack each day and take part in planned activities including arts and crafts projects, outdoor field games, board games, and gym games based on a weekly theme. Early fee discount does not apply to Extended Care.

 

2024 Summer Camps

Camp Sunshine

Registration Fee Per Session Pool Trips

Ages: 3-5 Years
Times: 9am-1pm
Location: Leisure Center

Welcome to Camp Sunshine, where the fun never stops. Campers will enjoy a variety of arts and crafts, sports, games, scavenger hunts, and more based on a daily theme. Campers will venture out on local field trips each session and swimming lessons will occur twice a week.

June 10 – July 5, 2024
Monday-Friday

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July 8 – August 2, 2024
Monday-Friday

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★ World Explorers

Registration Fee Per Session

Ages: 3-5 Years
Times: 9am-1pm
Location: Leisure Center

World Explorers Camp for preschoolers is an exciting and educational summer program designed to spark curiosity, inspire creativity and nurture a love for exploration in young children. Through a blend of hands-on activities, imaginative play and interactive learning experiences, preschoolers will embark on a journey around the globe to discover the wonders of our diverse world.

June 10 – July 5, 2024
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

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July 8 – August 2, 2024
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

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Kaleidoscope Kids Camp

Registration Fee Per Week Pool Trips Sports Arts

June 10 – August 2, 2024
Monday-Friday

Ages: 5-7 Years
Times: 9am-3pm
Location: Wood Oaks Junior High

Spend your summer with Kaleidoscope Kids! Each day is a different theme so no two days are ever the same. Campers will participate in variety of activities, games, arts and crafts, and more in this classic camp atmosphere. Campers will venture out on weekly field trips, participate in swim lessons and go swimming.

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Lil’ Artists Camp

Registration Fee Per Week Trips Arts

June 10 – August 2, 2024
Monday-Friday

Ages: 5-7 Years
Times: 9am-1pm
Location: Wood Oaks Junior High

Budding artists gather to create and explore different art mediums daily. From singing a song to crafting an animal to devising an original play.

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Little Champions Camp

Registration Fee Per Week Pool Trips Sports

June 10 – August 2, 2024
Monday-Friday

Ages: 5-7 Years
Times: 9am-3pm
Location: Greenbriar & Westmoor Elementary Schools

Learn a new sport each week with friends! Campers learn the importance of teamwork and good sportsmanship through specialized training. This camp includes swim lessons and weekly field trips. Campers must be potty trained.

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Beyond the Bell

Registration Fee Per Session Pool Sports Arts

June – July 2024
Monday-Friday

Join us after summer school classes for arts and crafts, games and themed activities! Camp coordinates with the Summer School dismissal times. We provide bus transportation from Westmoor School and Maple Junior High for District 28 & 30 and Winkelman School for District 31. Students enrolled in the math or reading intervention program with District 27 can register for a camp experience following their academic program. Transportation is also provided.

School District 27
Ages:
5-13 Years


School District 30
Ages:
5-12 Years


School District 31
Ages:
6-12 Years


 

Sports Mania Camp

Registration Fee Per Week Pool Trips Sports

June 10 – August 2, 2024
Monday-Friday

Ages: 8-10 Years
Times: 9am-3pm
Location: Wescott School

Discover and develop athletic potential with Sports Mania Camp, offering a variety of lifetime sporting activities. Each session may include instruction on the following basketball, volleyball, baseball, handball, soccer, tennis, track and field, flag football, floor hockey, bowling and ultimate Frisbee. Wacky theme days and crazy camp games combine with drills and structured sports tournaments. Sports Mania will swim two times a week and go on a weekly field trip. Campers will build leadership skills and increase physical fitness and awareness.

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Summer Escapades Camp

Registration Fee Per Week Pool Trips Sports Arts

June 10 – August 2, 2024
Monday-Friday

Ages: 8-10 Years
Times: 9am-3pm
Location: Shabonee Elementary School

Campers will participate in a variety of STEM based activities, games and arts and crafts in this classic camp atmosphere. During the summer, field trips and enrichment programs are added to enhance campers’ summer experience. Campers will swim three times a week.

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Artistic Explorers

Registration Fee Per Session Pool Trips Arts

Ages: 8-13 Years
Times: 9am-3pm
Location: Wood Oaks Junior High

Nurture your child’s creative side with a camp that focuses on art fundamentals. Campers draw upon their imagination as they learn to express their creativity with guidance from three professional art instructors using a variety of media to create masterpieces. At the end of each session, campers will display their creations at an art show. In addition to art, campers will enjoy swimming, field trips and other camp activities for a well-rounded experience.

June 10 – July 5, 2024
Monday-Friday

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July 8 – August 2, 2024
Monday-Friday

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Athletic Adventures Camp

Registration Fee Per Week Pool Trips Sports

June 10 – August 2, 2024
Monday-Friday

Ages: 10-14 Years
Times: 9am-3pm
Location: Field Middle School

Athletic Adventures is a recreational sports camp for junior high children of all ability levels. Campers will learn and compete in team sports including basketball, soccer, flag football, lacrosse, tennis, floor hockey and volleyball. This camp combines sports along with other recreational activities and a variety of swim days and field trips. Team building, self-awareness and sportsmanship will also be a focus.

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Hockey Training Academy

Registration Fee Per Week Pool Sports

July 8 – August 9, 2024
Monday-Friday

Ages: 10-13 Years
Times: 9am-3pm
Location: Northbrook Sports Center

Players focus on training and improving skills through concentrated exercise and drills, coached by Northbrook Hockey League staff. Daily swimming included. PM Care available. Participants should arrive dressed in equipment every morning. Staff members will help dress the kids throughout the day.

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Theatre Arts Workshop

Ages: 8-14 Years
Times: 9am-3pm
Location: Leisure Center

Registration Fee for Entire Session Pool Trips Arts

June 10 – July 5, 2024
Monday-Friday

In the first session of Theatre Arts Workshop, we will produce the musical production We Will Rock You.

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Registration Fee Per Week Pool Trips Arts

July 8 – August 2, 2024
Monday-Friday

In the second session of Theatre Arts Workshop, campers will create their own show each week centered around popular musical theatre songs.

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Skate & Dance Camp

Registration Fee Per Session Pool Trips Sports Arts

Ages: 8-14 Years
Times: 9am-3pm
Location: Northbrook Sports Center

Skate & Dance Camp is designed for skaters in Basic 1 through Basic 6. Campers enjoy daily skating instruction, practice time and an off-ice dance class in this popular camp that groups children by grade and skating level. Sessions include arts and crafts, cookouts, field trips and open swim times. At the end of each session, skaters present a short recital for family and friends.

June 10 – July 5, 2024
Monday-Friday


July 8 – August 2, 2024
Monday-Friday


 

Regular Season Extended Care

Registration Fee is Per Week Sports Arts

June 10 – August 2, 2024
Monday-Friday

Ages: 5-13 Years

Extend the fun before or after camp with Extended Care! Children will enjoy a nut-free snack each day and take part in planned activities including arts and crafts projects, outdoor field games, board games, and gym games based on a weekly theme. Early fee discount does not apply to Extended Care.

 

2024 Golf Camps

NGA Youth Golf – Level 1

June – August 2024

Ages: 5-8 Years
Times: 9am-11am

Explore the game of golf for the first time, learning basic skills through fun games. A step-by-step process focuses on fundamentals and skills with on-course play during the week.

 

NGA Youth Golf – Level 2

June – August 2024

Ages: 7-10 Years
Times: 9am-12pm

Golfers continue to explore how fun golf truly is while improving basic full swing and short game strokes. Students will learn about rules, etiquette and safety while playing on the course throughout the week. Camp will take place at Heritage Oaks driving range on the academy side and Anetsberger Golf Course.

 

NGA Youth Golf – Level 3

June – August 2024

Ages: 9-13 Years
Times: 9am-3pm

Players learn how to manage the course strategically while enhancing fundamentals and shot-making skills. Structured practices incorporate skills challenges and competitions to develop skills under pressure. Video swing analysis and launch monitor technologies assist instruction. Players will practice and play throughout the week at Heritage Oaks Golf Club and Anetsberger Golf Courses. Bring a lunch or purchase one through Acorn Grill + Terrace.

 

NGA Youth Golf – Level 4

June – August 2024

Ages: 11-15 Years
Times: 12:30pm-3:30pm

Players develop skills to play competitive golf. Our tournament experienced staff will cover advanced short game and full swing techniques, as well as course management, green reading, pre-shot routines, shot selection, mental strategies, practice and scoring techniques. In addition, our TrackMan system and video technologies assist with analyzing students’ swings and equipment. Players take part in fun competitions, skills challenges and on-course play at Heritage Oaks Golf Club and Anetsberger Golf Course.

 

2024 Post-Season Camps

Preschool Explorations

Registration Fee for Entire Week Sports Arts

August 5-9, 2024
Monday-Friday

Ages: 3-5 Years
Times: 9am-1pm
Location: Leisure Center

Give your camper a boost before returning to school. This week will be full of getting ready for school activities!

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Awesome August

Registration Fee Per Week Pool Trips Sports Arts

August 5-16, 2024
Monday-Friday

Ages: 5-13 Years
Times: 9am-3pm
Location: Leisure Center

Extend your summer fun with Awesome August. Children will enjoy arts, crafts and games. Campers can expect a variety of thrilling experiences.

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Overtime Sports Camp

Registration Fee for Entire Week Sports

August 5-9, 2024
Monday-Friday

Ages: 5-12 Years
Times: 9am-3pm
Location: Northbrook Sports Center

End the summer with us at Overtime Sports Camp. Campers are grouped by age and enjoy a variety of sports and related activities. Campers should wear gym shoes and bring a nut-free lunch and a drink.

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Skate & Dance Camp Encore

Registration Fee for Entire Week Pool Sports Arts

Ages: 8-14 Years
Times: 9am-3pm
Location: Northbrook Sports Center

Who wouldn’t want an extra week of Skate and Dance Camp? Campers enjoy daily skating instruction, practice time and an off-ice dance class in this popular camp that groups children by grade and skating level. Sessions include arts and crafts and open swim times.

August 5-9, 2024
Basic 1-6 | Monday-Friday

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August 5-9, 2024
Pre-Free Skate & Up | Monday-Friday

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Post-Season Extended Care

Registration Fee is Per Week Sports Arts

August 5-16, 2024
Monday-Friday

Ages: 5-13 Years

Extend the fun before or after camp with Extended Care! Children will enjoy a nut-free snack each day and take part in planned activities including arts and crafts projects, outdoor field games, board games, and gym games based on a weekly theme. Early fee discount does not apply to Extended Care.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Early fee deadline is March 6 to save 10% on most camps!


Safety is the number one priority of the Northbrook Park District. Campers are supervised by counselors the entire time they are visiting our pools. All campers receive a basic swim test in the diving well on their first visit to our pools; swim skills are evaluated, and children receive a colored wristband to indicate the level of clearance they have at the pool.

Aquatic and camp staff work together to enforce the following wristband levels:

  • Red (non-swimmer) Children’s Play Area
  • Green (swimmer All areas of the pool where they meet height requirements

If you want your child to receive a red wristband, contact the Camp Supervisor to let them know. A green wristband does not mean that children can use the slides. Campers who have passed the swim test will be measured and must be at least 48″ tall to use the slides.


All Pool Managers and Lifeguards are certified by StarGuard® or StarGuard ELITE before being allowed to guard. Certifications are through Starfish Aquatics Institute, which has developed a risk management system and competency-based training program used by aquatic facilities around the world. Additional training includes skills reviews, in-services and scenarios before and during the summer.

In addition, several staff members hold CPO (Certified Pool Operator) or AFO (Aquatic Facility Operator) Licenses. The national certification demonstrates that pool operators have completed the required education and training for proper facility and staff management and signifies our commitment to providing the highest level of service and professional excellence.


Most camps have camp on Juneteenth, however, school sites will not be available. Campers will be on site at a Park District location enjoying Field Day activities on that date.

Beyond the Bell does not meet on July 5 or Juneteenth. If your camper is enrolled in Beyond the Bell and wishes to attend Field Day on Juneteenth they can register to attend for additional fee. A link to register will be provided to registered participants in May.


Payment plans can be done at time of online registration. All balances must be paid by the start of the program.


Residents who meet the criteria can receive financial assistance. Contact Melanie Alexander at 847-291-2995.


Camp groups are formed by age, school and/or ability; children in the same camp will have the opportunity to be with their friends in other groups throughout the day.


The Park District partners with NSSRA (Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association) to provide inclusion support to participants who need assistance with special needs. Participants requesting support should check the ADA box on the registration form. You do not need a diagnosis to request support.


Parent Orientation is scheduled for Monday, June 3 from 6:30-7:30pm in person at the Northbrook Park District Leisure Center.


Camp Site Visits are scheduled for the week of June 3rd. More details will be provided to registered participants in May.


The Camp Parent Handbook and detailed information will be posted on our website in mid-may and provided to parents at Parent Orientation.


Camp Site Directors are chosen for their maturity and experience working with children. All Directors have CPR/AED Certification. Site Directors report to Recreation Supervisors.

Our Site Directors receive director training, in addition to all-staff training sessions. Many of our Site Directors are returning staff, teachers/teaching assistants, and/or Adventure Campus Year-Round Site Director staff.

Camp Site Directors and Counselors receive extensive Northbrook Park District training, which covers safety, leadership, mandated reporting, behavior management, developmentally appropriate activities, diversity, learning through cooperative play, field trips, bussing, pool and sunscreen safety training.

The Northbrook Park District strives to maintain the following staff-camper ratios*:

  • 1:6 ratio for 3-5 year old camps
  • 1:8 ratio for 5-7 year old camps
  • 1:10 ratio for 8-10 year old camps
  • 1:12 ratio for 10-14 year old camps

*Camps with wider age ranges will be staffed accordingly.


For more information, please call 847-291-2993.


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