Early Camp now offered!
We have your whole day covered as select camps will have an early camp add-on option! More information will be available in the Camp Brochure!
Select a camp topic of interest below:
2020 Summer Camp Brochure
2020 Camp Timeline
Registration Deadlines and Refund Policy
Health and Emergency Info
Summer Camp FAQs
Summer Camp Timeline
Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 2019 Summer Camp Registration opens to Oak Park Residents at 8:30 AM on a first come-first served basis. Not sure what camp to register your kids for? Join us at our Summer Camp Open House from 8am to 12 noon on February 1 at Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex (415 Lake Street) to meet with staff, get your questions answered and register on the spot.
February 8, 2020 - 2020 Summer Camp Registration opens to Non-Residents at 8:30 AM.
March 31, 2020 - Last day to take advantage of the 2020 Summer Camp Payment Plan (claim your spot by only putting down $25/week). Credit card is required for the payment plan. Same card will autmatically be charged toward your remaining balance on May 1st.
April 30, 2020 - Last day to take advantage of Early Bird camp prices!
May 1, 2020 - Payments are automatically applied with patron supplied credit card on May 1st. If payments do not go through, you will be notified. Failure to make due your Summer Camp balance may result in canceled registrations. Prices go up $5 for 1/2 day and extended day camps and $10 for full day camps.
May 29, 2020 - Please have all 2019 Participant Emergency Forms completed by this time so our staff has time to create authorized pick-up lists and allergy lists.
June 8, 2020 - First day of camp!!
Registration Deadlines and Refunds
Register Early and Save! If you register by April 30, you will receive a reduced camp rate! Prices go up on May 1st $5 for 1/2 day and extended day camps and $10 for full day camps.
The deadline for registration for summer camps (unless indicated otherwise) is 5pm on the Thursday prior to the start of each session. This allows the Park District to properly and safely staff our camps.
If you should need to cancel a camp registration, a $25 cancellation fee will apply to all refunds for each session of park district camps if camp fees are $150 or more; $10 cancelation fee for camps under $150. Cancellation requests must be made to program supervisors or customer service a minimum of two weeks prior to the start of camp to receive a refund. Refund requests within two weeks will only be considered if the vacated spot can be filled with another participant.
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 Accredited 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). Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt for the first session of camp in which they attend.
Health & Emergency Information
Youth and Participant Emergency Forms are necessary for the safety of our campers, and staff will not allow campers to be dropped off without having one on file. We ask that parents complete the online participant emergency form on or before the Thursday before camp starts so that we can have time to prepare for camp. Parents will receive from Camp Doc with a link to complete their child's emergency form.
If your child will need to take medication while at camp, the Medication Dispensal Form must also be filled out. No medication (including inhalers or bee sting kits) will be dispensed unless this form has been completed. Get additional prescriptions filled now so we can keep them on site throughout the summer.
If your camper has an allergy or a special accommodation request, please indicate this information upon enrollment. While an allergy free campsite cannot be guaranteed, staff will work with you to make the environment as safe as possible for your camper.
For more information about summer camps at the Park District of Oak Park please contact Customer Service at 708-725-2000.