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2020 Summer Camp 2.0

Summer Camp 2.0 Guide is Now Available Here!

The Park District is pleased to announce it is moving forward with summer camps for 2020. Please see the camp guide above. Camp registration for those previously registered for 2020 Summer Camps will begin at 8:30am on Saturday, May 30. Registration for all Oak Park residents begins on Monday, June 1 at 8:30am.

We want you to know that based on the results of our day camp survey as well as CDC guidelines, we have designed our camps as follows:

  • Registration for all camps will only be held online.
  • General Day Camp will be offered in groups of 8 campers and 2 staff. 
  • Campers will participate in activities only with their specific camp group.
  • A modified SCAW program is being offered.
  • Camp sessions will run either: 7am-6pm; 8am-6pm; or 8am-3pm depending on site location.
  • Campers will be required to wear face-coverings when appropriate as defined by the CDC and will follow appropriate social distancing guidelines.
  • Campers will be required to bring their own lunch and snack.
  • Parents/Guardians will be required to confirm daily that their child does not have any COVID symptoms.

Summer Camp Face Covering Guidelines

Based on the information that PDOP currently has (CDC, ACA, IPDH) it is our plan that campers will not be required to wear face coverings outdoors. Additionally, based on this information, children may or may not be required to wear face coverings indoors, depending on the activity and the ability to maintain a 6’ social distance. We will require children to wear a face coverings at drop-off.

Information and guidelines are changing rapidly. The Park District will continue to make adjustments as we gather additional information.

Additional safety protocols and camp information are included in the summer camp guide. If you have any camp questions, please contact Customer Service at 708.725.2000 or email info@pdop.org.


 Revised Summer Camp Timeline

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - Release of the new Summer Camp Guide.

Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 2020 Summer Camp Priority Registration opens to all those who previously registered for 2020 summer camps.

Monday, June 1, 2020 - Camp registration opens to all Oak Park residents.

Monday, June 8, 2020 - Camp registration opens to all Oak Park residents.

Monday, June 15, 2020 - Most camps begin this date but there are exceptions depending on location and type of camp


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The Park District of Oak Park is proud that many of our camps are accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA). This nationally recognized program, developed exclusively for the camp industry, focuses on program quality, health and safety issues. It also requires us to review every facet of our day camp operations on an annual basis. We have voluntarily submitted to this independent audit by camp experts and have earned this mark of distinction.

Staff to camper ratio for ACA ACircus_2_Maureenccredited Camps is 1:6 for campers ages 3-5, 1:8 for campers ages 6-8, and 1:10 for campers ages 9-13. Campers must be within the camp’s age range by the first day of the session they are signed up for. Any registration submitted without a date of birth will be held until the date is verified. Parents or caregivers will be required to sign their children out of camp on a daily basis, unless we have written permission in advance for a child to go home on their own, in which case the child will sign themselves out of camp (only allowed for campers ages 10 and up).


Health & Emergency Information

The Health & Emergency Form can be completed here: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5606368/Summer-Camp-Form

This link will also be emailed out prior to the start of camp.

For more information about summer camps at the Park District of Oak Park please contact Customer Service at 708-725-2000.

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