Day Camp 2016

Explore the Spirit of Chicago – My Neighborhood, Our City


Looking to keep your kids active, engaged and safe this summer?

40,000 kids do just that each summer in Chicago Park District camps, all for a reasonable cost.

We're preparing to make summer 2016 our best summer yet!  

 

 

2016 Day Camp Dates are Available

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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

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 21, 2016
Online Registration Begins:
Monday, April 4, 2016  for parks West of California Ave.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 for parks East of California Ave.
In-Person Registration Begins:
Saturday, April 9, 2016 for most parks. Some parks begin on Monday, April 11
Day Camp runs:
July 5 – August 12, 2016
Late Summer Camps* run:
August 15 – August 19 or August 26 (varies by park)
*offered at many parks

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