*2020 Summer Camps are over for the season - check back soon for information on 2021 Summer Camps

Summer Camps

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Wilmette Park District has made changes to the format and structure of traditional day camps to meet the needs of many parents that may need to return to work.

Participant Requirements:

Participants must be independent in toileting and feeding, able to wear and keep a mask on and practice safe social distancing. In addition, participants must adhere to the Wilmette Park District's Behavior Procedures and camp rules. If participants are in a camp and cannot follow the guidelines then they will be removed from the camp for not following the behavior conduct.

Play Safe @ Wilmette

Summer camp experiences will look different this year. While we do not anticipate swimming, playing team sports, field trips, holding large performances and/or recitals, we will make activity adjustments throughout the summer based on guidance from local, state, and federal authorities in compliance with the Restore Illinois Plan.

  • In Phase 3, limited group sizes of 10 or less (maximum participant to staff ratio of 8:2)
  • In Phase 4, limited group sizes of 50 or less (maximum participant to staff ratio of 20:3)
  • A consistent indoor meeting location with adequate space for activities while keeping groups and children separated per Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidance.
  • Daily plans will include a substantial amount of time outdoors playing games, activities, sports, and exploring other interests within individual small groups. Indoor activities will be held in a classroom setting. Weekly activity schedules will be emailed to families.
  • Camp will meet from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. In compliance with new drop off and pick up procedures for camp, individual households may elect to either arrive late or pick up early. New drop off and pick up procedures will be outlined in Camp Welcome Packets.
  • No fee proration is allowed.
  • No Camp Lunch Service
  • Participant and staff expectations to follow all cleaning standards and other practices in accordance with the CDC and IDPH guidelines.
  • Individualized supply list for each camper and small group specific equipment will be required to prevent sharing.
  • Staff trained in Occupational Safety and Health Associations (OSHA) and CDC guidelines related to COVID-19.
  • Communication plan with parents and staff in the event of a COVID-19 case occurs.

In an effort to maximize capacity, registration will be conducted by age group, not by specific location. Park District staff will group siblings at the same location, as well as, assign available locations nearest to the participant's residence.

Gymnastics Camp and Outside the Lines Tennis

For the highly popular Gymnastics and Tennis camps with robust enrollment, staff is in the process of restructuring the camp to maximize capacity while continuing to offer same level of instruction. These camps will not be full day to allow for more participation, and is not intended to function as childcare. If you require full day, please consider Play Safe @ Wilmette.

  • Canceled Camps

    *Updated 6/4/20
    Below is a table of all traditional summer camps which have been canceled. If your child was registered for one of the following camps and you wish to still have them attend camp this year, please register online for the Play Safe @ Wilmette lottery using one of the links provided above.
    After Camp Recreation
    Great Gillson
    Pirate Tennis/Games Etc
    Afternoon Adventures
    Pirate Tennis/Golf
    Arts in the Park
    Hot Shots and Trevian
    Pirate Tennis/Skate
    Aquatics Camp
    Hot Shots Storm Shooting
    Pirate Tennis/Swim
    Basic Training Baking Boot
    Hot Shots Youth Basketball
    Sandlot Baseball & Swim
    Broadway Bound Junior
    Scallywags Tennis
    Broadway Bound Senior
    JEDI Engineering(All)
    Sports Camp
    Camp F.U.S.I.O.N
    Junior Day
    Sticky Fingers: Global Taste
    Camp Innovation
    Jr. Lifeguard Program
    Storm Travel Basketball
    Coding (All)
    Little Puckers
    Summer Basketball Week 1-7
    Little World Travelers
    Summer Hoops
    City Slickers
    Mighty Mites Sportsters
    Tiny Tots
    Dance Camp
    Minecraft (All)
    Traveling Teens
    Early Bird (All Locations)
    Pirate Tennis
    Two Week Extension
    Early Entertainers
    Pirate Tennis/Arts & Crafts
    Full Day Golf
    Pirate Tennis/Basketball
    * Gymnastics camp lottery is June 8 at 12 p.m.
  • Camps Still Running

    *Updated 6/15/20 with additional camps that are running

    The following is a table of camps that have not been canceled and will still be running with modifications. These modifications will be communicated to all participants by the camp supervisor.

    Act with Me
    Hot Shot Sports Total Sports
    Advanced Coding with Microbits and Python
    Illinois Baseball Academy MVP Camp
    Adventures in Stem with Lego
    Mine, Craft, Build Adventure Gaming using LEGO
    Animal Architects
    Minecraft - A Network Adventure
    Batman Gotham Gadget with Lego
    Mini-Majors Baseball
    Cheer Clinic
    Non-Contact Football
    Chess Enrichment Camp
    Pee Wee Sportsters
    Coach Abe's Academy Soccer
    Players Academy
    Coach Abe's Mini Soccer
    Pre-Teen Pinterest Camp
    Coach Abe's Soccer Camp
    Preschool Dance Camp
    Coding and Game Design with Scratch 1 & 2
    Preseason Field Hockey Camp
    Coding and Game Design with Sploder and Roblox
    Robotics & Visual Programming with Edison Bots and ED PY
    Explore the Game
    Safety Town
    Extra Inning
    Safety Town CIT
    Family Golf Camp
    Tech Stars
    Field Hockey
    Yoga Clinic
    Go For It! Girls Multi-Sports
    Young Sportsters
    Half Day Golf Camp
    Youth Beach Volleyball
    Harry Potter Magical Engineering with Lego
    Yoga Clinic