SUMMER CAMP information

  • Registration is currently open will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration deadline is the Wednesday prior to each week of camp or until the camp fills to the maximum number of participants.
  • Snacks and lunch are not provided by the Park District.
  • All campers should arrive to camp dressed in comfortable clothes that can get messy, socks, and gym shoes.
  • No refunds will be given for missed camp days unless cancelled by the Park District.

full-day CAMP PAYMENT PLAN OPTION

  • Take advantage of our convenient payment plan offered to campers enrolled in full day camps: Kinder Camp, Adventure Camp, Teen Trekkers and Teen Wilderness Explorers.
  • When selecting this option, upon registration you will be charged a $20 payment for each week of camp, a $5 payment per each week of before care and a $5 payment per each week of after care. The remainder of the fees will be processed automatically using the credit card you used when enrolling in each session.
  • If choosing the payment plan option, the automatic payment process will take place on May 16 for camp sessions 1 - 3; June 15 for camp sessions 4 - 6; and July 15 for camp sessions 7 - 10.

friend request form

2022 Summer Camp Parent Manual (traditional full day camps)

Field Trip Calendars

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Registration deadline is Wednesday prior to each week of camp or until the camp fills to the maximum number of participants.

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Cancellation/refund requests must be made at least 5 days prior to the start of a camp session in order to qualify for a full refund.
  • Any refund requests received less than 5 days prior to the start of a camp session will only be approved if accompanied by a doctor's note due to a medical reason.
  • Self-cancellation prior to the deadline can be done online through your account or you can visit www.dgparks.org/request-a-refund to complete a refund request form.
  • No refunds will be given for missed camp days unless cancelled by the Park District.

COVID-19 CAMP INFORMATION

  • All camps will follow the most current State of Illinois COVID-19 health and safety guidelines that are in place at the start of each camp session.
  • Specific safety guidelines will be included in the camp parent manual that will be emailed out the Friday prior to each camp session, as well as available online.
  • Safety guidelines and parent manuals will be updated throughout the Summer as guidelines/mitigations change.

participant information/Emergency forms

  • New for 2022, the Downers Grove Park District will be utilizing ePACT for camper information/emergency forms. Within 1 week of your camp registration, you should receive an email from ePACT to set up an account and complete your camper's electronic information/emergency forms.
  • Information/emergency forms for each camper must be completed through ePACT no later than the Wednesday prior to your child's first camp session and you only need to fill out the forms once regardless of how many camps your child is enrolled in.
  • Campers will not be allowed to attend camp until the information/emergency forms are completed.
  • If your camper is enrolled in a program that is currently using the ePACT system, you only need to update your child's information if something has changed.

What to Bring to Camp Each Day

Full Day Camps
  • Backpack
  • Change of clothes
  • 2 snacks
  • Lunch
  • Filled re-fillable water bottle
  • Sunscreen (arrive already applied - sunscreen is for re-applying)
  • Kinder/Adventure Camp: all of the above PLUS a beach towel to sit on. A swim suit will be needed on determined water days.

Half Day Camps

  • Backpack
  • Change of Clothes
  • 1 snack
  • Filled refillable water bottle
  • Sunscreen (arrive already applied - sunscreen is for re-applying)

What to wear to camp eACh day

  • Comfortable clothing that can get messy/wet/muddy
  • Closed toed shoes/boots with socks
  • Sunscreen already applied
  • Nature Camps: all of the above PLUS insect repellant already applied and a hat is recommended


Adventure Camp

June 13 to aug. 12

Adventure Camp: This full-day, week-long camp for children entering grades 1 to 5 will keep kids having fun all summer! Every day brings something new, including arts and crafts, sports, field trips and special events. Summer camp field trip calendar will be available in Spring 2022. No camp Monday, July 4.


KINDEr CAMP

june 13 to aug. 12

Check out this camp just for children entering kindergarten! This camp incorporates age-appropriate camp activities, art projects, group games, field trips and much more! Summer camp field trip calendar will be available in Spring 2022. No camp Monday, July 4.

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before & after care

June 13 to aug. 12

BEFORE CARE

Need summer camp care before 9 am? Take advantage of our before care program for Kinder Camp, Adventure Camp and Teen Trekkers. Before care is from 7:00 - 9:00am

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AFTER CARE

Need summer camp care past 4 pm? Take advantage of our after care program for Kinder Camp, Adventure Camp and Teen Trekkers. Before care is from 4:00 - 6:00pm

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