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Get excited for Summer Day Camp 2024!

Camp runs June 24 - August 2. 

See additional date information below.

 

See camps with spots still available by map. Map is updated once a day.

 

The Chicago Park District is looking forward to providing Chicago’s youth with a fun-filled summer through our Day Camp program. Every summer our staff and campers look forward to reconnecting by engaging in fun, safe, and inclusive activities. 

The 6-weeks of summer fun will include sports, arts, fitness, and outdoor activities with the following ideas woven throughout the camp experience.

  • Civic Engagement 
  • Environmental Awareness 
  • Inclusion
  • Collaboration & Team Building 
  • Brain Play
  • Reflection & Journaling
  • Friendship & Kindness


Additional Day Camp Information

Registration Information 

An account is required to register for a program, whether registering online or in-person.  Accounts can be created online or in-person at the parks.  To create an account:  Create an Account

View these resources to help be prepared for online registration: 

See specific registration dates below.

Ages

The standard 6-week day camp program is for children 6-12 years old, as determined by the child's age on September 1st following camp. 

    Dates & Times

    The 6-week camp program runs June 24 - August, 2, 2024. Most camps run for six hours a day, from 9 am – 3 pm or 10 am – 4 pm.  Times vary by park.
    Look at the program listing to view hours for a specific park: view day camps.

    Staff

    The Chicago Park District day camp team is dedicated to providing an engaging, uplifting, fun, and safe environment for campers. Learn about the different team members who make up a park's day camp team: Day Camp Staff

    Food Program

    The Chicago Park District is a sponsor of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). Children enrolled in park programming during the summer can receive up to one free meal and snack (varies depending on park). These meals are reviewed by a registered dietitian and are specially crafted to meet the nutritional needs and preferences of growing kids. Please see below for 2024 menus (click on a menu name to view it). Allergen and product information is available upon request.

     

    Parent Orientation

    Each park will hold a Day Camp parent/caregiver orientation meeting before the start of camp. Patrons who register will be contacted by park staff with more information regarding orientation. Parent/Caregiver Orientation materials will be available on this page prior to those meetings. 

    Financial Assistance 

    Financial assistance is available for Chicago residents.  Learn more:  Financial Assistance

    CHA Vouchers

    Chicago Housing Authority residents receive reduced pricing for day camp. Learn more about the process to receive a CHA voucher: CHA Vouchers 

    Canceling a Registration

    Refund requests will be issued either as a credit to the patron’s account for future use or a credit card/check refund. A 15% service charge will be applied to the amount credited.  All refund requests must be made at least two weeks before the camp’s scheduled start date. No refund requests will be accepted after the two-week point.

     

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    Important Dates

    View Programs Online:

    Monday, April 8, 2024
    View day camps & create a wishlist.

    Online Registration: 

    Monday, April 15 & Tuesday, April 16 | Beginning at 9 am
    View a list of registration dates by park.

    In-Person Registration: 

    Saturday, April 20, or Monday, April 22 for most parks
    View a list of registration dates by park.

    Program Dates (6 weeks):

    June 24 – August 2, 2024, for day camp.
    Dates vary for other camps.

    Most other summer programs (besides camps) run June 10 - August 25, 2024.


     

    Park Kids are Our Kids Financial Assistance Fund