Des Plaines Park District

Summer Day Camp

Summer Camps 2019

Registration is open for everyone.

2019 Summer Camp Guide

Download a PDF of the 2019 Summer Camp Guide  (PDF)
2019 General Summer Camp Parent Handbook  (PDF)
2019 Participant Information & Medical Contact Form  (PDF)

 


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!


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 30 at the Leisure Center 6:00–7:30p
  • Summer Kick Off Camp: Monday June 3–Friday June 7
    For ages 5 and 6, at the Leisure Center,  and for ages 7–12 at Arndt Park*
  • All Camp Field Day: Wednesday July 17 @ Prairie Lakes
  • Midsummer’s End Camp: Monday August 5–Friday 9
    For ages 5 and 6, at the Leisure Center,  and ages for 7–12 at Arndt Park*
  • Summer’s End Camp: Monday August 12–Friday 16
    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.

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 is open now. It 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 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 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 10–August 2, 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

Stay up to date on weather related information!


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  Handbook Calendars Field Trips
Camp Sunshine 2019 Parent Handbook Camp Sunshine Calendar 2019 Swim Lessons T/TH
Camp Discovery 2019 Parent Handbook Camp Discovery Calendars 2019 Swim Lessons T/TH
Arndt Park Camp 2019 Parent Handbook Arndt Park Camp Calendars 2019 Swimming T/TH
West Park Camp 2019 Parent Handbook West Park Camp Calendar 2019 Swimming T/TH
Camp Opeka 2019 Parent Handbook Camp Opeka Calendars 2019 Field Trip Calendar 2019
Camp Chickagami 2019 Parent Handbook Chickagami Camp Calendars 2019 Field Trip Calendar 2019
Adventure Camp 2019 Parent Handbook Adventure Camp Calendars 2019 Field Trip Calendar 2019

Camp Extras

5-6 yrs old

7-12 yrs old

2019 Parent Handbook

Daily Activities will be posted outside of the camp room

 

See Master

Schedule Above


Sports Xplosion Camp Information

2019 Summer Camp Guide: Download a PDF

2019 Sports Xplosion Parent Handbook: Download a PDF

Sports Xplosion Camp Weekly Trip Schedule: Look for it in May.


Dance & Arts Camp Information

Download a PDF of the 2019 Summer Camp Guide