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Useful Camp Info
Useful Camp Information
All of our camps are peanut-free; if sending your child to camp with a snack or sack lunch, please make certain that it does not contain peanut products.
Catered Lunch Service
- The Wilmette Park District partners with Kiddos Catering to provide lunch service to select camps. Food choices are from several excellent restaurants in the Wilmette area. Lunches are delivered directly to your child’s camp. A portion of the proceeds from this program will be donated to the Wilmette Park District Family Scholarship program.
The Kiddos Catering handout
With additional information and ordering instructions.
Camps with Kiddos Catering Lunch
- Afternoon/Full-day Adventure Camps
- Arts in the Parks Camp
- Broadway Bound Camp
- Camp Wiggleworms
- Dance Camp
- Camp Innovation
- Great Gillson
- Hummingbirds Camp
- Junior Day Camp
- Sports Camp
- Summer Doves Camp
- Teen Camp
Camp Friend Requests
Camp is a great opportunity to make new friends! We do not accept requests to place your child’s friend in the same group as your child. There are ample opportunities for each child to be with their friends, old and new, during the camp day, even if they are not in the same group. Our camp groups are designed for the safety of all children, and are based on camper-to-staff supervision ratios. Thank you for understanding.
Coordinating with the D39 Summer Enrichment Program
If your child will be in the Wilmette School District 39 Summer Enrichment Program, they can spend their afternoons at a Wilmette Park District camp!
Only the following camps are available to Summer Enrichment students in the afternoons:
* Note: before Summer Enrichment begins, Afternoon Adventure Camp is also available as a full-day camp option (Full-Day Adventure Camp ).
- Save 10%
If your camper is attending Summer Enrichment through the Third Period, you are eligible for a 10% discount on the camps listed above, excluding Full-Day Adventure Camp. Please contact your camp supervisor for the discounted camp fee.
All About Enrolling
Register for the grade your child will enter in fall '23, or age your child will be on the first day of camp
Camp registration for Wilmette residents begins at 10 am on Tuesday, February 7. Registration for non-residents begins at 10 am on Tuesday, February 14. A $150 deposit per camp is required at the time of registration. The balance will be auto-debited from your checking account or credit card on May 12. Camp fees under $150 must be paid in full at the time of registration. You may register online, via fax or mail, or in person.
Registration opens at 10 am. Go to our online Summer Camp Guide and select the camp(s) of your choice. The camp link will take you straight into our online registration portal, to complete your registration and purchase.
In-person registration begins at 10 am on Tuesday, February 7 for Wilmette residents; Tuesday, February 14 for non-residents; and is processed while you wait. You can register for any program at the Wilmette Park District Administration Office on the 2nd floor of the Wilmette Village Hall at 1200 Wilmette Avenue, or at the Community Recreation Center, 3000 Glenview Road (at Skokie Blvd.)
Complete and sign a program registration form, available online or at the front desk at the Park District Administration office or the Community Recreation Center.
Wilmette Park District,
1200 Wilmette Ave.,
Wilmette, IL 60091
Mail and fax registrations will be processed randomly beginning on February 7 for Wilmette residents, and on February 14 for non-residents. You will receive confirmation by mail.
Auto-Debit for Camp Balances
Camp fee balances are collected via auto-debit on May 12, the deadline for camp fees to be paid in full. Camp balances can be auto-debited from either your checking account or your credit card. When you register for a camp, we will request the appropriate information to process the May 12 auto-debit. Camp fees under $150 must be paid in full at the time of registration, so no auto-debit information is required for those camps.
Camp Refund Policy
We will refund 100% of the fee paid any time prior to two weeks before the start of the program. Under two weeks of a program’s start date, we will refund your fee paid, less a 10% surcharge, up to a maximum of $75. After the start of a program, a prorated refund for the remaining classes will be issued, less a 10% surcharge with no maximum limit. This policy is strictly enforced to allow completion of camp preparations, ranging from staff hiring, camper groupings and supply purchasing to informational mailings. Your understanding is deeply appreciated.