Des Plaines Park District

Summer Day Camp

Check out our NEW Summer ’23 Camp Guide! Just click the rectangle arrow image below to view it full screen!

Summer Camp Guide 2023 PDF
Camps Drop-Off Map PDF
Creative Corners Camp Handbook PDF
Sports Xplosion Camp PDF
Participant Behavior Management Procedure PDF
Participant Behavior Management Agreement PDF
Participant Medical Form PDF
Conduct Report Form PDF
Medication Dispensing Information and Forms PDF
Camp Registration and Refund Information PDF

In collaboration, the Des Plaines Friends of the Parks Scholarship Fund & the Des Plaines Park District Scholarship Fund are offering dual agency financial aid scholarships to families with limited incomes residing within the Des Plaines Park District’s boundaries. Families who do not reside in the boundaries but are enrolled in Community Consolidated School District 62, Maine West High School, or the City of Des Plaines boundaries are eligible for a Des Plaines Friends of the Parks Scholarship

2023 Dual Agency Financial Aid Scholarship Application

2023 Dual Agency Financial Aid Scholarship Application (Spanish)

2023 Application Acceptance Period: January 1, 2023- April 7, 2023 or until all funds are distributed


Questions about Summer Day Camps?
For Creative Corners Preschool Camp, Spanish Immersion Summer Camp, Summer Lunch Bunch, Kick off Camp, Camp Discovery, West Park, Arndt Park, Camp Opeka, Midsummer’s End, and Summer’s End Camps:
Call Candice Basista, Recreation Supervisor, at 847-391-5700, or email

For Dance & Arts Camps
Contact Nancy Suwalski, 847-391-5711, or

For Golf Camps and Sailing Camps
Contact Dylan Kuffell, 847-803-GOLF, or

For Sports Xplosion Camps
Contact Alessandro Moraca, 847-391-5711, or

Camp  Phone Number Parent Guide
West Park 224-571-4341 West Park Parent Guide
Arndt Park 224-571-4342 Arndt Park Parent Guide 2023
Opeka 224-330-7166 Camp Opeka Parent Guide 2023
Discovery 224-330-8017 Camp Discovery Parent Guide 2023
Sports Xplosion 847-391-5711
Dance & Arts 847-391-5711
Golf and Sailing 847-803-GOLF


Give your camper a true summer day camp experience in our beautiful parks, delightful outdoor pools, and wonderful fun-filled facilities. The memories will last a lifetime!

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Administrative & Leisure Center2222 Birch Street • 847-391-5700

Golf Center Des Plaines353 N. River Road • 847-803-GOLF

Lake Park Golf Course & Marina1015 Howard Avenue • 847-391-5730

Mountain View Adventure Center510 E. Algonquin Road • 847-391-5733

Mystic Waters2025 Miner Street • 847-391-5740

Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center515 E. Thacker Street • 847-390-4949

Prairie Lakes Community Center515 E. Thacker Street • 847-391-5711