Early childhood camps

Exploration Station

Ages 3-5

Preschool campers have a blast making new friends while enjoying stimulating activities in a supportive atmosphere. Through a blend of indoor/outdoor activities, this summer camp experience provides opportunities for kids to explore their world through a variety of active/passive games, crafts, songs and structured free play. Each week also features a local walking trip or special on-site guest/program. Camp activities are focused on enhancing social skills, easing separation anxiety--and having FUN! Camp includes a daily nut-free snack. All camp participants must be toilet trained--no Pull-Ups. No class the week of July 1.

3-5 Year Olds: Mornings, Monday - Friday, 9am - 12pm

3-4 Year Olds: Afternoons, Tuesday - Thursday, 12:30 - 3:30pm

Sample Schedule

Pee Wee Camp

Ages 2.5-3

Is your child ready to begin his or her journey into independence? Pee Wee Camp is designed to help young children transition into a structured program, where gaining independence and fostering socialization skills are emphasized. A caring and comforting environment with experienced teachers are the heart of the program. Creative expression, circle time and motor skill development activities will help your child get ready for their next classroom adventure. Pull Ups are permitted. No class the week of July 1.

Safety Town

Ages 5-6

Safety Town is a nationally recognized safety education program presented by the Downers Grove Police Department, Downers Grove Junior Woman's Club, Downers Grove Park District and teen volunteers. A mini safety town, complete with kid-sized buildings, street signs and sidewalks, provides an environment where children learn pedestrian, passenger and at-home safety. Children ride big wheel trikes and enjoy visits by local school bus and fire department staff, while learning bike, school bus and fire safety lessons. Families are invited to Graduation Day on the last day of each session, where children receive a certificate and share their learning experience. Each child receives an official Safety Town T-shirt and class picture. A detailed program outline is provided prior to the start of the program.

Wild Child NaturePlay Camp

Ages 0-4

Bring out your child's wild side and meet new friends during the summer version of our popular NautrePlay Group class! Each day will feature different nature themes, activities and projects, so sign up for both sessions! No charge for infant siblings under 12 months. Dress for the weather and to get messy! An adult must accompany their child(ren) during this program.