Teen camps


Teen Trekkers: 6th-8th Grade

Three trips every week for ten weeks for only $169 a week means Teen Trekkers is the perfect way to keep your teens active and entertained over summer. Favorite past trips include: Six Flags Great America, Xtreme Trampoline, Rock Climbing and Chicago White Sox Games, a variety of water parks, laser tag and much more!

Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until filled. Registration deadlines are the Wednesday prior to the next week of camp. All registrations received after the Wednesday deadline will be added to the waitlist and notified if space becomes available.


Counselor in Training (C.I.T.) Program

This hands-on program will provide teens with the skills needed to be an effective leader when working with children. C.I.T.'s will work directly with camp staff by assisting with daily activities at Adventure Camp. It all starts with learning how to apply and interview for a summer job. From there, receive guidance in the areas of lesson planning, safety and organizational skills. This is a truly rewarding experience for young adults interested in working with children and serving as a role model. Fee includes T-shirt, all field trips and hands-on training. Applications will be available starting March 1 at Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Avenue and the Recreation Center, 4500 Belmont Avenue, as well as online at dgparks.org. Applications for Counselor in Training positions must be submitted by May 15 to be considered. Selected candidates will be contacted to set up a time for a one-on-one interview. Applicants must be accepted into the program prior to registration. Must be available to attend mandatory C.I.T. orientation/training. No program on July 4.

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Twilight Trekkers

Discover the woods in a whole new light! When the sun sets, the woods come alive with nocturnal animals. Prowl the trails looking and listening for coyotes and raccoons, scan the treetops for stealthy owls and bats, and search the skies for stars. Roast marshmallows and try your hand at campfire cooking by the light of the moon.