February 26, 2024 at 9:47am

Elena Ferrarin

Article by Elena Ferrarin

Communications Coordinator
Northbrook Park District


Come to an open house February 29 to find out about the myriad summer camp options offered by the Northbrook Park District.

Families can meet summer camp supervisors and managers to talk about camps focused on arts, sports, STEM, figure skating, dance, theater and more. There will be guided arts and crafts activities for children, so the adults have a chance to obtain information and ask questions. Refreshments will be provided.

“Every year we grow the program to offer new, fun and exciting options for the community,” Superintendent of Arts and Recreation Erin Sweet said. “We will share a sample calendar to give an idea of the trips and activities that we have planned, and all the ways in which the camp experience can be enriching and rewarding.”

Summer camp programming runs June through August at park district facilities and local schools with activities in parks, playgrounds and swimming pools. There are half-day camp options for ages 3 to 5, full-day camps for ages 5 to 14, one-week camps for various ages, and pre- and post-season camps.

“This year, we are excited to offer more pre-season and post-season camps, because they are really popular among families,” Sweet said.

New camps this year include “World Explorers Camp” for ages 3 to 5; “Lil’ Artists Camp” for ages 5 to 7; and “Artistic Explorers” for ages 8 to 13.

The open house takes place 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, February 29 at Techny Prairie Activity Center, 180 Anets Drive in Northbrook. If you register by March 6, you can save 10% on most summer camps and workshops. If your desired camp or workshop is full, you’re encouraged to put your name on a waitlist.

For more information or to register, visit nbparks.org/summercamps, call (847) 291-2993.