Day Camp 2017

Summer Camp

We are currently planning for another fun summer in the parks. Our traditional 6-week day camp will run June 26-August 4, 2017.  View camps and other summer programs on April 10, online registration begins April 24 (see more information on dates below).

Every summer in the parks we keep 40,000 kids active, engaged and safe!  We look forward to doing it again this year.

Stay tuned for additional information!

2016_Summer_Camp_LOGO


What brings our campers back each year?

Affordable

Affordable

Most camps cost between $1 and $3 per hour. Fees vary depending on the program, but are always affordable.

Convenient

Convenient

You’re sure to find a camp near you, close to home or work, with convenient hours - choose camp alone (6 hours) or add in early bird and/or extended camps to cover the full day (8-10 hours, varies by park).

Fun

Fun

There’s so much to do! Variety of activities was the #1 reason parents chose our camps. 

Field Trips

Field Trips

The #1 reason campers chose our camps, behind parent’s decision. Campers go on a variety of trips.

Staff

Staff

Our staff is great! The overwhelming majority of parents surveyed said the quality of staff met or exceeded their expectations. Learn more about the day camp staff.

   

Variety of Offerings

Variety of Offerings

Standard Camps: Day Camp (6-12 yrs), Play Camp (3-5 yrs.), and Teen Camps (13-15).

Numerous specialty camps are also available.

93% of parents said, "Yes, we’re sending our kids back next year!"

The top five things campers liked most about camp

Field trips
Field trips
Making new friends
Making new friends
Playing outside
Playing outside
Special activities
Special activities
Playing sports
Playing sports

What Patrons are Saying

Learn More About Chicago Park District Day Camps

Financial Assistance

The Chicago Park District has limited funds available to provide financial assistance for families who wish to enroll in the 2017 summer day camp program.

Lunch

Lunches and/or snacks will be provided for enrolled children at most camps.    

FAQ's

Frequently asked questions about the Chicago Park District Summer Day Camp.

Important Dates

View Programs Online:
Monday, April 10, 2017
Online Registration Begins:
Monday, April 24, 2017 for parks West of California Ave.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 for parks East of California Ave.
In-Person Registration Begins:
Saturday, April 29, 2017 for most parks. Some parks begin on Monday, May 1
Day Camp runs:
June 26 – August 4, 2017
Late Summer Camps* run:
August 7 – August 11 or August 18 (varies by park)
*offered at many parks

Source:  stats provided based on 2014 parent day camp survey.