Park District of Oak Park

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2022 Summer Camp

Online Brochure Now Available!

The Park District is pleased to announce it is offering a comprehensive selection of summer camps for kids of all ages and interests. From half-day preschool camps and our traditional SPARK day camp, to sports camps and & skate camps, fun will be the name of the game! For those who like to explore nature and science, we have you covered as well as creative arts camps for our future artists. Coming back this year are specialty camps for chess, LEGO, basketball, tennis, cooking and more. Due to State restrictions on pool capacity, only a few camps will be visiting the pool this summer.  

Registration Information

  • Registration for all Oak Park residents begins 8:30am on Saturday, February 5.
  • Registration for non-residents begins 8:30am on Saturday, February 12.
  • Payment plans are available. Reserve your spot by March 31 with a $25 per camp, non-refundable deposit and your balance will be split and billed on May 1 & June 1.
  • Register early! Camp prices increase May 1.

Intro to Summer Camp Online!

Can’t decide which camp is right? View our Intro to Summer Camp videos and get the inside scoop on our summer camp options presented by individual Camp Program Supervisors!

Click below to see the camp explanation video of your choosing:

 

Early Childhood                    Ridgeland Camps                                      Sports & Ramp Camp

Teens                                   Gymnastics                      Summer Creative Arts Workshops (SCAW)

Camp Spark                        Nature Camps                                                    Circus & Dance

 

Scholarship and CDM Programs

The Park District offers a Scholarship Program for those in need of financial assistance. Complete an application here. A Childcare Discount Membership Program is also available for all full-day camps. You must apply and get approval prior to registering for camp. Complete an application here.

Get on the Wait List

Camp maximums are established based on the current State and DCFS guidelines. These guidelines may change between now and the start of camp. If the camp you are interested in is full, PLEASE get on a wait list. Space may become available.

Summer Camp COVID-19 Guidelines

All Summer Camp programs follow current state and local COVID-19 guidelines. The Park District will continue to make adjustments as new guidelines are introduced. Detailed safety protocols and camp information will be communicated by each Camp Supervisor closer to the start date of each camp. If you have any camp questions, please contact Customer Service at 708.725.2000 or email info@pdop.org.


 Summer Camp Timeline

Friday, January 21, 2022 - Release of the new Summer Camp Guide.

Saturday, February 5, 2022 - Registration opens to all Oak Park residents

Saturday, February 12, 2022 - Camp registration opens to all non-residents

Saturday, May 1, 2022 - Camp fees increase

Monday, June 13, 2022 - Camps begin on or after this date


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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

Once you register your child for camp, you will be contacted to complete a health and emergency contact form which must be submitted 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 or info@pdop.org.


2021: Browse Summer Camp Guide Here!

Park District of Oak Park

218 Madison St., Oak Park, Il 60302
P: 708.725.2000 F: 708.383.5702

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