Des Plaines Park District

Summer Day Camp

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The 2020 Summer Day Camp Guide
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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!


Summer Camp Guide 2020 PDF
Handbook 2020 PDF
Behavior/Discipline Procedure Policy PDF
Medication Dispensing Information and Forms PDF
Participant Medical Form 2020 PDF
Leader in Training Program 2020 Website
Leader in Training Application 2020 PDF
IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION
  • Registration Weekly Deadline: Registration will be taken until the Thursday prior to the first day of camp. Week-of registrations will not be accepted.
SAVE THE DATE
  • Summer Camp Open House: Thursday, May 28th 6:00-7:30p, Leisure Center Gymnasium
  • Summer Kick Off Camp: Monday, June 1- Friday, June 5
    For ages 5 and 6, at the Leisure Center,  and for ages 7–12 at Arndt Park*
  • Midsummer’s End Camp: Monday, August 3-Friday, August 7
    For ages 5 and 6, at the Leisure Center,  and ages for 7–12 at Arndt Park*
  • Summer’s End Camp: Monday, August 10-Friday, August 14
    For ages 5 and 6, at the Leisure Center,  and ages for 7–12 at Arndt Park*

*Important: When School District 62 is in session, our summer programs will not run.

DUAL AGENCY FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIP

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

  • Download the Scholarship Application; Click Here
  • Application Acceptance Period: January 1, 2020–April 10, 2020
  • Summer Payment Plan Registration: February 10, 2020–April 30, 2020
  • Scholarships must be used by October 1, 2020
CONTACT INFORMATION

Questions about Summer Day Camps?
For Creative Corners Preschool Camp, Spanish Immersion Summer Camp, Summer Lunch Bunch, Camp Sunshine, Camp Discovery, West Park, Arndt Park, Camp Chickagami, Camp Opeka, Adventure Camp, Summer Kick-Off, Midsummer’s End, and Summer’s End Camps, and Camp Swimming Lessons:
Contact Carolanne Smith, 847-391-5700, or Carolanne.Smith@DPParks.org

Questions about Dance & Arts Camps?
Contact Nancy Suwalski, 847-391-5711, or nancys@DPParks.org

Questions about Golf Camps and Sailing Camps?
Contact Dylan Kuffell, 847-803-GOLF, or Dylan.Kuffell@DPParks.org

Questions about Sports Xplosion Camps?
Contact Tyler Fuchs, 847-391-5711, or Tyler.Fuchs@DPParks.org

Camp Director Site Phones

Available June 8–July 31, Monday-Friday 7:00a-6:00p

Camp  Phone Number
West Park 224-571-4341
Arndt Park 224-571-4342
Adventure 224-571-4343
Chickagami 224-571-4344
Opeka 224-330-7166
Discovery 224-330-8017
Sunshine 847-391-5700 x 2003
847-894-5981 Cell
Sports Xplosion 847-391-5711
Dance & Arts 847-391-5711
Golf and Sailing 847-391-5744

Rainout Line Summer Directions

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Summer Camp Information Packets

For Camp Sunshine, Camp Discovery, West Park, Arndt Park, Camp Chickagami, Camp Opeka, Adventure Camp.
Individual information packets and event calendars for our summer camps are available as PDFs.

Camp Name  Guides
Calendars Field Trips
Camp Sunshine 2020 Camp Sunshine Guide Coming in May 2020 Swim Lessons T/TH
Camp Discovery 2020 Camp Discovery Guide Coming in May 2020 Swim Lessons T/TH
Arndt Park Camp 2020 Arndt Park Guide Coming in May 2020 Swimming T/TH
West Park Camp 2020 West Park Guide Coming in May 2020 Swimming T/TH
Camp Opeka 2020 Camp Opeka Guide Coming in May 2020 Click Here
Camp Chickagami 2020 Camp Chickagami Guide Coming in May 2020 Click Here
Adventure Camp 2020 Adventure Camp Guide Coming in May 2020 Click Here

Camp Extras

5-6 yrs old

7-12 yrs old

2020 Camp Extras Guide

Daily Activities will be posted outside of the camp room

 

Master Calendar of Camp Extra

Sports Xplosion Camp Information

2020 Summer Camp Guide: Download a PDF

2020 Sports Xplosion HandbookDownload a PDF


Dance & Arts Camp Information

Download a PDF