Day Camp 2015

Explore the Spirit of Chicago –My Neighborhood, Our City

As summer winds down, so do our day camp programs.  
It was another great summer in the parks - keeping 40,000 kids active, engaged and safe.
We had a great time doing it - we hope our campers felt the same way.  Let us know.

TAKE THE 2015 DAY CAMP SURVEY

Spots are still available for many late summer camps!

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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. 2015 camp theme: Explore the Spirit of Chicago –My Neighborhood, Our City, will bring an added level of fun to camp this year. Learn more.

Field Trips

Field Trips

The #1 reason campers chose our camps, behind parent’s decision. Campers go on at least one trip each week.

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 2015 summer day camp program.

Lunch

No need to pack a lunch. We got this. There is such a thing as a free lunch here, and snack too. Menus to come soon.

FAQ's

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

Important Dates

View Programs Online:
Monday, March 30
Online Registration Begins:
Monday, April 13 for parks West of California Ave.
Tuesday, April 14 for parks East of California Ave.
In-Person Registration Begins:
Saturday, April 18 for most parks. Some parks begin on Monday, April 20
Day Camp runs:
June 29 – August 7
Late Summer Camps* run:
August 10 – August 14 or August 21 (varies by park)
*offered at many parks

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