Day Camp 2017

Get ready for another fun summer in the parks!  Keep your kids active, engaged, safe and happy this summer, all for a reasonable cost. This year we're celebrating heroes throughout our traditional 6-week day camp, which runs June 26-August 4, 2017.

 Register for Camp Now

In-person registration begins April 29 at most parks.  View a list of registration dates by park.

We look forward to another exciting summer with our 40,000 campers!

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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. 

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.  Learn more.

Lunch

Lunch and afternoon snack are provided at most parks. Contact the park directly for more information.    

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
 
NOTE:  Registration dates for gymnastics centers, Morgan Park Sports Center & McFetridge Sports Center vary from the dates listed above.  View those registration dates:
 

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