Qualified Families Can Apply for Financial Assistance Now Through June 11


The Chicago Park District has limited funds available to provide financial assistance for families who qualify and wish to enroll in the summer day camp program.  Deadline to apply for financial assistance is Monday, June 11.

Financial assistance is only available to City of Chicago residents.

Applicants must provide proof of entitlement for the reduced or free lunch program from the patron’s school.  Applicants who do not participate in the school lunch program can prove eligibility by providing income verification (i.e., 2012 recent pay stubs for last 30 days, AFDC/TANF case number, copy of a recent IRS 1040 form, etc.).  Information submitted is confidential.

Applicants must bring copies of the required documents to their desired park by Monday, June 11during normal park hours.

Financial assistance awards cannot be used in conjunction with any other reduced/voucher programs.

Applicants who do not qualify for financial assistance may inquire about the payment plan option at their local park.

Each summer, the Chicago Park District provides more than 30,000 campers ages 6-12 with a season of supervised activity at more than 230 local parks.  Children will go on field trips; explore nature, arts and culture; engage in sports and recreation; and enjoy pool time.

Summer day camp hours vary for each location with typical camps running about six hours per day from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. or 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Many parks offer early morning and late-day sessions as well.  Fees vary depending on location, offerings and hours.

Standard day camps run for six weeks from June 25 – Aug. 3.  For more information, contact your local park or call 312-742-PLAY.


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