- Resident registration begins at 9:00am on March 14
- Non-resident registration begins at 9:00am on March 21
Cancellation/refund requests must be made by 9:00am the Wednesday prior to a camp session beginning in order to qualify for a full refund. Any requests made after that time will only be granted a refund if accompanied by a doctor's note due to a medical reason.
Counselor in Training (C.I.T.) Program: Adventure Camp
July 11-22, Aug. 1-12 | Ages 12-15
Location: Lincoln Center
Do you dream of one day becoming a camp counselor? 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. 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.
COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (C.I.T.) PROGRAM: early childhood
June 20 to Aug. 4 | Ages 12-15
Location: Lincoln Center
Do you dream of one day becoming a camp counselor? This hands-on program will provide you 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 Exploration Station or Pee Wee Camps at the Lincoln Center. This is a truly rewarding experience for young adults interested in working with children and serving as a role model.
teen wilderness explorers
June 12 to Aug. 19 | Entering Grades 6-8
Location: Gilbert Park
Are you an outdoorsy person? Do you want to spend your summer exploring amazing natural spaces in the Chicago region and learn a thing or two about giving back to the environment? If so, then join our Teen Wilderness Explorers, where you will voyage and volunteer! Two days a week we will explore the wild areas around our base camp at Gilbert Park/Maple Grove Forest Preserve, two days we will explore Lyman Woods and practice ecological restoration; one day a week we will go on a fun field trip to a natural area in the Chicago region! Drop off and pick up will occur at either Gilbert Park or Lyman Woods. Participants may be transported to and from Lyman Woods, Gilbert Park, or a larger wilderness area for Wednesday's field trip by Lyman Woods staff. Camp fee includes a tie dyed clothing item. Participants are responsible for bringing their own lunch and two mid-camp snacks. No camp on Monday, July 4. Weekly prices vary depending on field trip and field trip activities.
June 13 to Aug. 12 | Entering Grades 6-8
Location: Hummer Park
This outdoor-based camp will keep teens entering 6th to 8th grade active and engaged this summer! Trekkers will swim once a week and have two to three field trips per week, which will include arcades, museums, water parks, laser tag, bowling, mini golf, amusement parks, sports, games, beaches and more! Fee includes admission to field trips and a camp T-shirt to wear on field trip days. No camp July 4. Before and after care is available for an additional fee.