Des Plaines Park District

Preschool Summer Camps

The summer preschool camp curriculum is designed to introduce our preschoolers to a variety of new themes not covered during the school year. We will continue to reinforce concepts, skills and routines from our traditional preschool setting. During each session we provide students with hands on learning to promote both an enjoyable and stimulating atmosphere focused on discover. This is the time for our preschoolers to get messy, be silly, and truly have a “summer camp” experience. Teachers will provide parents with information about the proper attire to be worn on our specific days. These specialized activities transpire both inside and outside of the preschool classroom.

All children must be fully toilet-trained and tend to their own bathroom needs. No pull-ups or diapers are allowed.


Please read the Creative Corners Summer Camp Parent Handbook:

Please complete the Creative Corners Summer Camp Student Profile:

Weekly Themes:

Creative Corners Preschool Camp

  • Session 1 Down on the Farm
  • Session 2 Hands on Learning: Week 1 Camping, Week 2 Cooking , Week 3 Five Senses
  • Session 3 A Bug’s Life
  • Session 4 Under the Sea: ending our summer with a Hawaiian Luau!

Spanish Immersion Camp

  • Session 1 Deep Blue Sea: Week 1 Sharks & Whales, Week 2 Dolphins & Sea Turtles, Week 3 On the Beach
  • Session 2 Our Solar System : Week 1 Stars, Week 2 Planets, Week 3 The Moon
  • Session 3 Every day is Earth Day: Week 1 Plants We See,  Week 2 Seeds & Needs, Week 3 Growing Together
  • Session 4 Once Upon a Time: Week 1 Little Red Riding Hood, Week 2 Goldilocks & the Three Bears, Week 3 The Three Little Pigs

What to bring to camp:

  • Food Items: Healthy Morning Snack, please do not pack snacks that contain peanuts!
  • Daily Items: Dress for the weather! Pack extra clothes, gym shoes, water bottle
  • Apply Sunscreen before camp
  • Hats are permitted to be worn outdoors

Creative Corners Preschool Camp

Ages 3½–5 Must be 3 as of 2/1/18
Leisure Center, Room 108

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
9:00a–noon

Session 1, 3 weeks 5/22–6/7
R: $137/NR: $147 #164053-1
Session 2, 3 weeks 6/12–6/28
R: $137/NR: $147 #164053-2
Session 3, 3 weeks 7/10–7/26
R: $137/NR: $147 #164053-3
Session 4, 3 weeks 7/31–8/16
R: $137/NR: $147 #164053-4
Note: No camp the week of 7/2–7/6

Spanish Immersion Summer Camp

Ages 3–6 Must be 3 as of 5/1/18
Leisure Center, Room 109

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
9:00a–noon A full 3 hours!

Session 1, 3 weeks 5/22–6/7
R: $214/NR: $224 #164505-1
Session 2, 3 weeks 6/12–6/28
R: $214/NR: $224 #164505-2
Session 3, 3 weeks 7/10–7/26
R: $214/NR: $224 #164505-3
Session 4, 3 weeks 7/31–8/16
R: $214/NR: $224 #164505-4
Note: No camp the week of 7/2–7/6

Summer Lunch Bunch

Please pack a lunch each day
Leisure Center, Room 108

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Noon–2:00p Adds 2 hours to a camp day!

Session 1, 3 weeks 5/22–6/7
R: $79/NR: $89 #164054-1
Session 2, 3 weeks 6/12–6/28
R: $79/NR: $89 #164054-2
Session 3, 3 weeks 7/10–7/26
R: $79/NR: $89 #164054-3
Session 4, 3 weeks 7/31–8/16
R: $79/NR: $89 #164054-4

NEW! If you only need an occasional Summer Camp Lunch Bunch session, buy a Daily Lunch Bunch Pass for $15.

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

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

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