Recreational Camp Quick-Links

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CAMP WIGGLEWORMS

Grade K-2 as of the 2023-24 school year
Have tons of summer fun with a Camp Wiggleworms curriculum that includes arts & crafts, group games, theme weeks, free swim & swim lessons, beach visits, and a weekly field trip! This camp is the perfect choice for first time full-day campers looking for an opportunity to build social skills this summer! Location: Wilmette Junior High School

8-Week Camp

R-$2,033/NR-$2,541

Monday-Friday 9 am-3 pm
6/12-8/4

4-Week Camp

R-$963/NR-$1,204

Monday-Friday 9 am-3 pm
6/12-7/7
R-$1,070/NR-$1,338

Monday-Friday 9 am-3 pm 7/10-8/4

2-Week Camp

R-$535/NR-$669

Monday-Friday 9 am-3 pm
6/12-6/23
Monday-Friday (*No Camp 7/3 & 7/4; R-$428/NR-$535) 9 am-3 pm 6/26-7/7
Monday-Friday 9 am-3 pm 7/10-7/21
Monday-Friday 9 am-3 pm 7/24-8/4


Camp Innovation

CAMP INNOVATION
Age 4-7 by 6/12/23
If you have a curious kid who likes to mix, build, tinker, and create, Camp Innovation is their spot for STEM and summertime fun. We'll explore a wide variety of science and math-based themes, including explosions, slimes, design challenges and more. Campers will also experience beach days and field trips, alternating weekly, with additional onsite visitors throughout the summer to add extra fun to this camp with a STEM twist! Location: McKenzie Elementary School

8-Week Camp

R-$1,712/NR-$2,140


Monday-Friday 5-DAY
9:15 am-1:30 pm
6/12-8/4
R-$1,024/NR-$1,280

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3-DAY 9:15 am-1:30 pm 6/12-8/4

4-Week Camp

R-$812/NR-$1,015


Monday-Friday 5-DAY
9:15 am-1:30 pm
6/12-7/7
R-$902/NR-$1,128

Monday-Friday 5-DAY
9:15 am-1:30 pm 7/10-8/4
R-$490/NR-$613

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3-DAY 9:15 am-1:30 pm 6/12-7/7
R-$534/NR-$668

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3-DAY 9:15 am-1:30 pm 7/10-8/4

2-Week Camp

R-$451/NR-$564


Monday-Friday 5-DAY
9:15 am-1:30 pm
6/12-6/23
Monday-Friday 5-DAY (*No Camp 7/3 & 7/4; R-$360/NR-$450) 9:15 am-1:30 pm 6/26-7/7
Monday-Friday 5-DAY 9:15 am-1:30 pm 7/10-7/21
Monday-Friday 5-DAY 9:15 am-1:30 pm 7/24-8/4
R-$267/NR-$334

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3 DAY 9:15 am-1:30 pm 6/12-6/23
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3 DAY (*No Camp 7/4; R-$223/NR-$279) 9:15 am-1:30 pm 6/26-7/7
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3 DAY 9:15 am-1:30 pm 7/10-7/21
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3 DAY 9:15 am-1:30 pm 7/24-8/4

CAMP INNOVATION AFTERCAMP REC
4-7 years
Need care after the camp day? After Camp Rec offers an opportunity for campers in Camp Innovation to extend their fun by enjoying unstructured play time, along with indoor/outdoor activities, games, arts and crafts. If your child is attending Camp Innovation, just register for the weeks you need and we'll take care of the rest! Location: Community Recreation Center

8-Week Camp

R-$1,197/NR-$1,496


Monday-Friday 5-DAY
1:30-6 pm
6/12-8/4
R-$725/NR-$906

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3-DAY 1:30-6 pm
6/12-8/4

4-Week Camp

R-$567/NR-$709


Monday-Friday 5-DAY
1:30-6 pm
6/12-7/7
R-$630/NR-$788

Monday-Friday 5-DAY
1:30-6 pm
7/10-8/4
R-$347/NR-$433

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3-DAY 1:30-6 pm
6/12-7/7
R-$378/NR-$473

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3-DAY 1:30-6 pm
7/10-8/4

2-Week Camp

R-$315/NR-$394


Monday-Friday 5-DAY
1:30-6 pm
6/12-6/23
Monday-Friday 5-DAY (*No Camp 7/3 & 7/4; R-$252/NR-$315) 1:30-6 pm
6/26-7/7
Monday-Friday 5-DAY 1:30-6 pm
7/10-7/21
Monday-Friday 5-DAY 1:30-6 pm
7/24-8/4
R-$189/NR-$236

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3 DAY 1:30-6 pm
6/12-6/23
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3 DAY (*No Camp 7/4; R-$158/NR-$197) 1:30-6 pm
6/26-7/7
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3 DAY 1:30-6 pm
7/10-7/21
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3 DAY 1:30-6 pm
7/24-8/4


JUNIOR DAY CAMP

JUNIOR DAY CAMP
Grade 1-4
as of the 2023-24 school year
Junior Day Camp is loaded with outdoor activities including group games, sports, theme weeks, free swim & swim lessons, beach visits, and a weekly field trip! In between structured activities, campers will have free choice options, and the opportunity to wind down with counselors and fellow campers. Location: Wilmette Junior High School

8-Week Camp

R-$1,755/NR-$2,194

Monday-Friday 5-DAY 9 am-3 pm
6/12-8/4
R-$1,015/NR-$1,269


Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3-DAY 9 am-6 pm 6/12-8/4

4-Week Camp

R-$832/NR-$1,040

Monday-Friday 5-DAY 9 am-3 pm
6/12-7/7
R-$924/NR-$1,156

Monday-Friday 5-DAY 9 am-3 pm 7/10-8/4
R-$508/NR-$635


Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3-DAY 9 am-3 pm 6/12-7/7
R-$554/NR-$694

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3-DAY 9 am-3 pm 7/10-8/4

2-Week Camp

R-$462/NR-$578

Monday-Friday 5-DAY 9 am-3 pm
6/12-6/23
Monday-Friday 5-DAY (*No Camp 7/3 & 7/4; R-$370/NR-$463) 9 am-3 pm 6/26-7/7
Monday-Friday 5-DAY 9 am-3 pm 7/10-7/21
Monday-Friday 5-DAY 9 am-3 pm 7/24-8/4
R-$277/NR-$347

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3-DAY 9 am-3 pm 6/12-6/23
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3-DAY (*No Camp 7/3 & 7/4; R-$231/NR-$289) 9 am-3 pm 6/26-7/7
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3-DAY 9 am-3 pm 7/10-7/21
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3-DAY 9 am-3 pm 7/24-8/4

AFTERNOON ADVENTURES CAMP

AFTERNOON ADVENTURES: FULL-DAY
Grade K-6
as of the 2023-2024 school year
Designed to bridge the gap between the end of school and the beginning of the District 39 Summer Enrichment program, this camp is filled with adventures! In addition to weekly themes, dress-up days, and planned crafts and games, campers will visit Gillson Beach, Centennial Family Aquatic Center, and travel off-site for field trips! Location: McKenzie Elementary School

3-Week Camp

R-$759/NR-$949


Monday-Friday 9 am-3:30 pm
6/12-6/28

1-Week Camps

R-$292/NR-$365

1 Week
Monday-Friday 9 am-3:30 pm
6/12-6/16
Monday-Friday 9 am-3:30 pm 6/19-6/23
Monday-Friday 9 am-3:30 pm 6/26-6/28
R-$175/NR-$219
Monday-Wednesday 9 am-3:30 pm 6/26-6/28

AFTERNOON ADVENTURES CAMP w/D39 Summer Enrichment
Grade K-6 as of the 2023-2024 school year
Enjoy a weekly field trip, along with outings to Gillson Beach and Centennial Family Aquatic Center, in this camp that pairs perfectly with District 39's Summer Enrichment program! Location: McKenzie Elementary School

4-Week Camp

R-$739/NR-$924


Monday-Friday 11 am-3:30 pm
6/29-7/28


SUMMER'S END

SUMMER'S END CAMP
Grade K-8
as of the 2023-24 school year
Can't get enough swimming, sports, games, crafts, and art projects? Join us and keep the good times rolling before heading back to school! Location: Community Recreation Center

2-Week Camp

R-$574/NR-$716


Monday-Friday 9 am-2:30 pm 8/7-8/18

1-Week Camps

R-$287/NR-$358


Monday-Friday 9 am-2:30 pm 8/7-8/11
Monday-Friday 9 am-2:30 pm 8/14-8/18


Teen Camp

TEEN CAMP
Grade 6-9
as of the 2023-24 school year
We strike the perfect balance of structured time and autonomy in this exciting program for 6th-9th graders. Three days each week, we'll hit the road to seek out adventure at a variety of arcades, water parks, and amusement parks. Other days, you can catch us staying cool at Gillson Beach or Centennial Family Aquatic Center! Location: Centennial Recreation Complex

1-Week Camps

R-$335/NR-$419

Monday-Friday
9 am-4 pm 6/12-6/16
Monday-Friday
9 am-4 pm 6/19-6/23
Monday-Friday
9 am-4 pm 6/26-6/30
Monday-Friday (*No Camp 7/3 & 7/4; R-$201/NR-$251)
9 am-4 pm 7/5-7/7
Monday-Friday
9 am-4 pm 7/10-7/14
Monday-Friday
9 am-4 pm 7/17-7/21
Monday-Friday
9 am-4 pm 7/24-7/28
Monday-Friday
9 am-4 pm 7/31-8/4

CITY SLICKERS

CITY SLICKERS
Grade 7-8 as of the 2023-24 school year
Adventure awaits in downtown Chicago! Each day, we'll ride the train into the city to visit museums, parks, historic landmarks and more. City Slickers is a great way to learn how to navigate downtown while enjoying some of the iconic locations that make Chicago unique. Dropoff/pickup location: Maple Park

1-Week Camp

R-$515/NR-$644

Monday-Friday
9 am-4 pm
8/7-8/11


SAFETY

SAFETY TOWN
Grade K-2
as of the 2023-24 school year
Learn and play all things safety in a fun interactive setting. Each day, we introduce campers to a new safety topic, including playground safety, bicycles, fires, what to do in an emergency, and when to call 911. We ride around town in our very own Safety Town behind Mallinckrodt Park! Location: Mallinckrodt Community Center

Two-Week Camp

R-$160/NR-$200

Monday-Friday
9:30-11:30 am
8/7-8/18
Monday-Friday 1-3 pm 8/7-8/18

Teens in grade 7-9 can register to be a Counselor-in-Training for Safety Town! Learn more below...


COUNSELOR-IN-TRAINING

SAFETY TOWN CIT (Counselor-in-Training)
Grade 7-9 as of the 2023-24 school year
As a Safety Town CIT, you assist Safety Town instructors to teach safety skills to children Grades K-2. Location: Mallinckrodt Community Center

2-Week Program

R-$100/NR-$125

Monday-Friday
9:15-11:45 am
8/7-8/18
Monday-Friday 12:45-3:15 pm 8/7-8/18

COUNSELOR-IN-TRAINING
Grade 7-9 as of the 2023-24 school year
The Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is a great opportunity for your teen to gain confidence, independence and leadership skills. The CIT will gain summer camp counseling experience by partnering with one of our camp counselors and leading small group activities. We'll start the session with four days of training, and then spend the summer at one of our awesome day camps! The CIT group also attends weekly team-building field trips. Location: Community Recreation Center (first four days); various other camp sites.

4-Week Programs

Session One: 6/12-7/7

R-$627/NR-$784

Arts in the Parks
M-F 8:45 am-2:30 pm
Sports Camp
M-F 8:45 am-2:30 pm
Junior Day Camp M-F 8:45 am-2:30 pm
Camp Wiggleworms M-F 8:45 am-2:30 pm
Camp Innovation
M-F 8:45 am-2:30 pm

Session Two: 7/10-8/4

R-$697/NR-$871

Arts in the Parks
M-F 8:45 am-2:30 pm
Sports Camp
M-F 8:45 am-2:30 pm
Junior Day Camp M-F 8:45 am-2:30 pm
Camp Wiggleworms M-F 8:45 am-2:30 pm
Camp Innovation M-F 8:45 am-2:30 pm