Counselors in Training

Grades: 8 – 10
Location: Varies by Camp

The Winnetka Park District counselors in training program makes a great summer activity for teens – especially those that have wonderful memories of being campers themselves! While many of the teens looking to be counselors in training have knowledge and experience working with children, being a counselor provides a new skill set beyond babysitting. Being a counselor in training will teach teens to work together with their peers to entertain and care for young campers. They will gain valuable work experience necessary for the future, including managerial skills, leadership skills, responsibility, and enhanced communication skills. Not only that, counselors in training get to have fun as they play alongside the young campers!

Counselors in training may only register for one session, however, they may register for a junior counselor session to begin after they have successfully completed the counselors in training program.

Mandatory orientation: A mandatory orientation will occur between June 12 and June 14 for session I and July 1 to July 5 for session II from 10am-3pm at the Elder Lane Beach House (299 Sheridan Road). The orientation will cover counselor responsibilities and expectations, safety policies and procedures, how to handle various situations that could occur, camp activities and games, and more.

Registration

Register online or in-person at 540 Hibbard Road.

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Kiddie Camp at Crow Island School

Campers: 34 months – 4 years old with no beach days

Activity # Days Dates Time Res/Non-Res
R30507-C1 M-F 6/17 – 7/5 8:35am-12:05pm $160/190
R30507-C2 MWF 6/17 – 7/5 8:35am-12:05pm $160/190
R30507-T5 M-F 7/8 – 7/26 8:35am-12:05pm $160/190
R30507-T6 MWF 7/8 – 7/26 8:35am-12:05pm $160/190

Happiness Is at Crow Island School

Campers: 4 – 6 year olds with beach days every Thursday

Activity # Days Dates Time Res/Non-Res
R30507-C3 M-F 6/17 – 7/5 8:45am-1:15pm $160/190
R30507-C4 M-F 6/17 – 7/5 8:45am-3:05pm $160/190
R30507-T7 M-F 7/8 – 7/26 8:45am-1:15pm $160/190
R30507-T8 M-F 7/8 – 7/26 8:45am-3:05pm $160/190

Junior Counselors

Grades: 8 – 11
Location: Varies by Camp

Teens who have completed the counselors in training program are eligible to be junior counselors. Counselors in training registered for the first session of the program can register for the junior counselor program and simply continue on after the initial three weeks. Previous counselors in training do not need to register for the entire duration, however to ensure the most positive experience for your child and the campers, please indicate your proposed schedule when registering. If possible, please keep days chosen consistent from week to week.

If camps are unavailable online, email Toby Ross at tross@nullwinpark.org for available weeks.

Mandatory orientation: A mandatory orientation will occur between June 12 and June 14 from 10am-12pm at the Elder Lane Beach House (299 Sheridan Road).

No camp: July 4

Kiddie Camp at Crow Island School*

Campers: 34 month – 4 year olds with no beach days

Activity # Days Dates Time Res/Non-Res
R30508-J1 M-F 6/17 – 8/9 8:35am-12:05pm $80/95

Happiness Is at Crow Island School*

Campers: 4 – 6 year olds with beach days every Thursday

Activity # Days Dates Time Res/Non-Res
R30508-J3 M-F 6/17 – 8/9 8:45am-1:15pm $80/95
R30508-J4 M-F 6/17 – 8/9 8:45am-3:05pm $80/95

Almost Anything Goes at Skokie School*

Campers: 2nd – 4th grade with beach days every Wednesday and field trips every Thursday

Activity # Days Dates Time Res/Non-Res
R30508-J5 M-F 6/17 – 8/9 8:45am-3:05pm $100/125
*Last two weeks of camp may occur at another location.
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