COVID-19 Camp Information

Your child’s health and safety is our top priority. Park District staff have worked hard to reformat our camps to create as safe of an environment as we can for all campers. Below is a comprehensive list of the adjustments made.

Face Coverings

IDPH released new summer camp guidelines in March 2021 with strict face covering requirements indoors and outdoors. Staff are currently evaluating these guidelines to determine what our requirements will be for campers. Camp staff will be required to wear face coverings at all times.

Smaller Camp Sizes

The size of each camp has been drastically reduced so that we can maintain small groups. This will allow children to spread out and ensure that staff are able to monitor and enforce social distancing.

Outdoors (when possible) 

All camps will be held outdoors. Camp will only be moved indoors during inclement weather. While indoors, campers will remain in small groups and will participate in activities that allow them to keep a social distance from others.

Sanitizing & Cleaning

Campers and staff will be required to wash their hands when they arrive at camp, before they leave, and whenever soiled. All staff will carry hand sanitizer at all times for themselves and campers to use. High touch surfaces and objects will be sanitized before and after camp and in between time blocks.

Staff Training

In addition to our regular counselor training, all staff will receive extensive training on proper COVID-19 safety and health procedures. 

Although we have made these adjustments, there is always a risk of being exposed to COVID-19 when participating in group activities. We encourage parents to consider and properly weigh these risks for their child and family and only do what they feel most comfortable with.

 

Registration Info

Refunds

A full refund will be applied to your household automatically for all programs canceled due to COVID-19. Learn more about our COVID-19 refund policy.

Waitlist

If a camp’s status says waitlist, we encourage you to still register! With evolving restrictions, our participant numbers continue to shift. Adding yourself to the waitlist will hold a spot in the event we are able to accommodate more campers.

Ages / Grades

Ages: The age your child will be on the last day of camp.
Grades: The grade your child will be going into this fall.

No Before/After Camp

Due to location restrictions, before and after camp will not be available this summer.

No Select Weeks

Due to strict static group guidelines, limited capacity, and staffing, campers will not be allowed to sign up for select weeks. All participants must register for the entire session.


Happiness Is
Ages 3 – 6

Almost Anything Goes
Grades 2 – 3

Middle School Madness
Grades 4 – 5

Summer camps

Adventure Camp
Grades 6 – 8

Counselors in Training
Ages 13 – 15


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