Des Plaines Park District

Summer Day Camp

 2018 Summer Camp registration is now in progress!


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  Click Here for the PDF
Once you have downloaded the, PDF the Participant Medical Information Form can be filled in onscreen, saved, and printed.

The current issue of the Spectrum Program and Events Guide


IMPORTANT PAYMENT INFORMATION
  • The Summer Day Camp EFT Registration ends April 30, 2018.
  • 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
  • Parent Orientation and Counselor Meet & Greet: Thursday May 31, 6:00–7:30p, Leisure Center Gymnasium
  • Summer Kick Off Camp: Monday June 4–Friday June 8, 7:00a–6:00p, Leisure Center
  • All Camp Field Day: Wednesday July18, Prairie Lakes
  • Midsummer’s End Camp: Monday August 6–Friday August 10, 7:00a–6:00p, Leisure Center or Lake Park
  • Summer’s End Camp: Monday August 13–Friday August 17, 7:00a–6:00p, Leisure Center or Lake Park

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

SCHOLARSHIPS
  • The Des Plaines Park District Summer Scholarship:  Applications are available for download here, at the Administrative & Leisure Center or Prairie Lakes Community Center during business hours, or by calling: 847-391-5700
  • The Des Plaines Friends of the Park Scholarship:  Applications are available for download on their website: www.DesPlainesFriendsOfTheParks.org
  • Application Process for scholarships begin on February 12, 2018 and close when all funds have been distributed to Des Plaines Residents.
  • Completed Applications can be turned into the Administrative & Leisure Center or 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

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
Sports Xplosion 847-391-5711
Dance & Arts 847-391-5711
Golf / Sailing 847-391-5744

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 Due May 30 2018 Swim Lessons T/TH
Camp Discovery Parent Guide Due May 30 2018 Swim Lessons T/TH
Arndt Park Camp Parent Guide Due May 30 2018 Swimming T/TH
West Park Camp Parent Guide Due May 30 2018 Swimming T/TH
Camp Opeka Parent Guide Due May 30 2018 Field Trip Calendar 2018
Camp Chickagami Parent Guide Due May 30 2018 Field Trip Calendar 2018
Adventure Camp Parent Guide Due May 30 2018 Field Trip Calendar 2018

Camp Extras

4-6 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

Dance & Arts Camps Information Packets

Coming Soon!

 


Golf  Camps or Sailing Camps Information Packets

Coming Soon!

 


Sports Xplosion Camp Information

2018 Sports Xplosion Parent Handbook  (PDF)

Sports Xplosion Camp Field Trip Schedule  (PDF)  Field Trip Website

 


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

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

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

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

Mystic Waters Family Aquatic Center2025 Miner Street • 847-391-5740

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