2020 Summer Camps

Please read the following information carefully as traditional day camps have been modified for the 2020 summer.

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. We are confident as our region moves into Restore Illinois Phase 3, we will be able to provide a safe and quality child care experience beginning on Monday, June 15.

General Registration Information:

Registration for Play Safe @ Wilmette, Outside the Lines Tennis and Gymnastics Camp will be conducted by lottery, and registration for the lottery must be completed online at https://register.wilmettepark.org. Additional information and camp session registration links are available at http://wilmettepark.org/camps. There is no fee required to register for the lottery. Fees will be assessed after the participant has been accepted into a camp. Please note, any children currently registered for a canceled camp that wish to register any of these 3 camps must register for the camp lottery.

Camp Refund and Fees Transfer:

Refund:

  • Families may elect to cancel and receive a full refund with no penalties at any time by emailing participant name, camp, and session to camp@wilpark.org
  • If a currently registered participant is not selected in their camp lottery, original camp fees will be returned to the original form of payment.

Fee Transfer:

    Fee at the time of registration for the lottery will be $0. Fees will be assessed after participant has been accepted into camp. If fees from original camp are available staff will apply those funds to the new camp and then refund remaining balance back to form of payment.

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.

New In-Person Camp, 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.

Play Safe @ Wilmette Registration:

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

Registration Dates:

  • Resident Registration: May 28 - June 2 at 12 p.m.
    • Lottery, June 2 at 12 p.m.
    • Families notified of lottery results June 2 by 5 p.m.
  • Non-Resident Registration, if participant spots are available starts June 9 at 9 a.m.

Sessions:

See attached for Play Safe @ Wilmette activity numbers.

  • Session 1: June 15 - July 10
  • Session 2: July 13 - July 31
  • Session 3: August 3 - August 21

Locations:

  • Centennial Recreation Complex
  • Central Elementary School
  • Community Recreation Center
  • Harper Elementary School
  • Mallinckrodt Center
  • McKenzie Elementary School
  • Lakeview Center
  • Romona Elementary School

Gymnastics Camp and NEW 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.

Outside the Lines Tennis Registration:

Outside the Lines Tennis Camp will start Monday, June 15 at Community Playfields:

  • Resident Registration: May 28 - June 2 at 12 p.m.
    • Lottery, June 2 at 12 p.m.
    • Families notified of lottery results June 2 by 5 p.m.
  • Non-Resident Registration, if participant spots are available starts June 9 at 9 a.m.

Gymnastics Camp Registration:

Gymnastics camp will start Monday, June 22 at Community Recreation Center:

  • Resident Registration: June 3 - June 8 at 12 p.m.
    • Lottery, June 8 at 12 p.m.
    • Families notified of lottery results June 8 by 5 p.m.
  • Non-Resident Registration, if participant spots are available starts June 16 at 9 a.m.

Summer Programs and Small Group Camps:

The Wilmette Park District is working to provide additional program and small group camp offerings this summer. Please check the Wilmette Park District website starting June 9 for further details on additional opportunities for recreation this summer.

  • New Camp Lottery Registration Information

    Activity Number

    Camp Name

    Age

    Days

    Time

    Dates

    Camp Fees (due after lottery)

    625104-01

    Play Safe @ Wilmette PRESCH

    3-4

    M-F

    8:30am-4:00pm

    6/15-7/10

    R$818/NR$1,023

    625104-02

    Play Safe @ Wilmette ELM

    5-9

    M-F

    8:30am-4:00pm

    6/15-7/10

    R$818/NR$1,023

    625104-03

    Play Safe @ Wilmette HMS

    10-11

    M-F

    8:30am-4:00pm

    6/15-7/10

    R$818/NR$1,023

    625104-04

    Play Safe @ Wilmette WJHS

    12-13

    M-F

    8:30am-4:00pm

    6/15-7/10

    R$818/NR$1,023

    625105-01

    Play Safe @ Wilmette PRESCH

    3-4

    M-F

    8:30am-4:00pm

    7/13-7/31

    R$646/NR$807

    625105-02

    Play Safe @ Wilmette ELM

    5-9

    M-F

    8:30am-4:00pm

    7/13-7/31

    R$646/NR$807

    625105-03

    Play Safe @ Wilmette HMS

    10-11

    M-F

    8:30am-4:00pm

    7/13-7/31

    R$646/NR$807

    625105-04

    Play Safe @ Wilmette WJHS

    12-13

    M-F

    8:30am-4:00pm

    7/13-7/31

    R$646/NR$807

    625106-01

    Play Safe @ Wilmette PRESCH

    3-4

    M-F

    8:30am-4:00pm

    8/3-8/21

    R$646/NR$807

    625106-02

    Play Safe @ Wilmette ELM

    5-9

    M-F

    8:30am-4:00pm

    8/3-8/21

    R$646/NR$807

    625106-03

    Play Safe @ Wilmette HMS

    10-11

    M-F

    8:30am-4:00pm

    8/3-8/21

    R$646/NR$807

    625106-04

    Play Safe @ Wilmette WJHS

    12-13

    M-F

    8:30am-4:00pm

    8/3-8/21

    R$646/NR$807

    616020-01

    Outside the Lines Tennis Camp

    9-11

    M-F

    9:00am-11am

    6/15-6/26

    R$546/NR$599

    616020-02

    Outside the Lines Tennis Camp

    9-11

    M-F

    1:00pm-3pm

    6/15-6/26

    R$546/NR$599

    616020-03

    Outside the Lines Tennis Camp

    9-11

    M-F

    9:00am-11am

    6/29-7/10

    R$495/NR$540

    616020-04

    Outside the Lines Tennis Camp

    9-11

    M-F

    1:00pm-3pm

    6/29-7/10

    R$495/NR$540

    616020-05

    Outside the Lines Tennis Camp

    9-11

    M-F

    9:00am-11am

    7/13-7/24

    R$546/NR$599

    616020-06

    Outside the Lines Tennis Camp

    9-11

    M-F

    1:00pm-3pm

    7/13-7/24

    R$546/NR$599

    616020-07

    Outside the Lines Tennis Camp

    9-11

    M-F

    9:00am-11am

    7/27-8/7

    R$546/NR$599

    616020-08

    Outside the Lines Tennis Camp

    9-11

    M-F

    1:00pm-3pm

    7/27-8/7

    R$546/NR$599

  • Canceled Camps

    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
    Hot Shots and Trevian
    Safety Town
    Afternoon Adventures
    Hot Shots Storm Shooting
    Safety Town CIT
    Arts in the Park
    Hot Shots Youth Basketball
    Sandlot Baseball & Swim
    Aquatics Camp
    Ice/Gymnastics
    Scallywags Tennis
    Basic Training Baking Boot
    JEDI Engineering(All)
    Sports Camp
    Broadway Bound Junior
    Junior Day
    Sticky Fingers: Global Taste
    Broadway Bound Senior
    Jr. Lifeguard Program
    Storm Travel Basketball
    Camp F.U.S.I.O.N
    Little Puckers
    Summer Basketball Week 1-7
    Camp Innovation
    Little World Travelers
    Summer Hoops
    Coding (All)
    Mighty Mites Sportsters
    Tiny Tots
    Counselor-In-Training
    Minecraft (All)
    Traveling Teens
    City Slickers
    Pirate Tennis
    Two Week Extension
    Dance Camp
    Pirate Tennis/Arts & Crafts
    Wiggleworms
    Early Bird (All Locations)
    Pirate Tennis/Basketball
    Early Entertainers
    Pirate Tennis/Games Etc
    Full Day Golf
    Pirate Tennis/Golf
    Great Gillson
    Pirate Tennis/Skate
    Gymnastics
    Pirate Tennis/Swim

    * Gymnastics camp lottery is June 8 at 12 p.m.

  • Camps Still 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
    Half Day Golf Camp
    Adventures in Stem with Lego
    Harry Potter Magical Engineering with Lego
    Animal Architects
    Hot Shot Sports Total Sports
    Batman Gotham Gadget with Lego
    Illinois Baseball Academy MVP Camp
    Cheer Clinic
    Mini-Majors Baseball
    Chess
    Non-Contact Football
    Coach Abe's Academy Soccer
    Pee Wee Sportsters
    Coach Abe's Mini Soccer
    Players Academy
    Coach Abe's Soccer Camp
    Pre-Teen Pinterest Camp
    Explore the Game
    Preschool Dance Camp
    Extra Inning
    Preseason Field Hockey Camp
    Family Golf Camp
    Yoga Clinic
    Field Hockey
    Young Sportsters
    Go For It! Girls Multi-Sports
    Youth Beach Volleyball