Des Plaines Park District

Summer Day Camp

Register now for a summer of fun!


Give your child 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 2018  It’s here!

2018 Participant Medical Information Form  Download a PDF of the form
Once you have downloaded the PDF, the form can be filled in onscreen, saved, and printed.


IMPORTANT PAYMENT 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
  • All Camp Field Day: Wednesday, July18. At Prairie Lakes.
  • Midsummer’s End Camp: Monday, August 6–Friday August 10, 7:00a–6:00p. At the Leisure Center or Lake Park.
  • Summer’s End Camp: Monday, August 13–Friday August 17, 7:00a–6:00p. At the Leisure Center or Lake Park.

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

SCHOLARSHIPS
  • Des Plaines Park District Summer Scholarships
    Applications are available for download here, at the Administrative & Leisure Center or the Prairie Lakes Community Center during business hours, or by calling: 847-391-5700
  • Des Plaines Friends of the Park Scholarships
    Applications are available for download on their website: www.DesPlainesFriendsOfTheParks.org
  • The application process for scholarships begins on February 12, 2018 and closes when all funds have been distributed to Des Plaines residents.
  • Completed applications can be turned in at the Administrative & Leisure Center or the Prairie Lakes Community Center.
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 Jeanette Berard, 847-391-5700, or Jeanette.Berard@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 Tyler Fuchs, 847-803-GOLF, or Tyler.Fuchs@DPParks.org

Questions about Sports Xplosion Camps?
Contact Joshua Cantres, 847-391-5711, or jc@DPParks.org

Camp Director Site Phones

Available June 11–August 3, 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, and Adventure Camp.
Individual information packets and event calendars for our summer camps are available as PDFs.

Camp Name  Handbook Calendars Field Trips
Camp Sunshine Parent Guide Calendars 2018 Swim Lessons T/TH
Camp Discovery Parent Guide Calendars 2018 Swim Lessons T/TH
Arndt Park Camp Parent Guide Calendars 2018 Swimming T/TH
West Park Camp Parent Guide Calendars 2018 Swimming T/TH
Camp Opeka Parent Guide Calendars 2018 Field Trip Calendar 2018
Camp Chickagami Parent Guide Calendars 2018 Field Trip Calendar 2018
Adventure Camp Parent Guide Calendars 2018 Field Trip Calendar 2018

Camp Extras

5-6 yrs old

7-12 yrs old

Parent Guide

See Master Schedule Above

Daily Activities will be posted outside of the camp room

 

Swimming T/TH

Sports Xplosion Camp Information

2018 Sports Xplosion Parent Handbook  PDF

Sports Xplosion Camp Field Trip Schedule  PDF   Field Trip Website