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Get excited for summer 2024 Day Camp!
Registration & program dates to be posted in early 2024.

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.


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. Registration will be done by age group at most parks, to ensure campers are with kids their age.  When registering, please confirm you have selected the correct age group option.

    Dates & Times

    The 6-week camp program typically runs late June through early August, for six hours a day, from 9 am – 3 pm or 10 am – 4 pm.  Times vary by park.
    View hours for a specific park when camps are posted online for viewing, which happens a week prior to the start of online registration.

    Food Program

    Lunch and snacks will be provided. The lunch and Snack menus will be posted closer to summer.

    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.


    Park Kids are Our Kids Financial Assistance Fund