Together Again

Mon May 18, 2020

Together Again: DGPD Welcome Back Plan

Coming soon!

The Downers Grove Park District is eager to reopen our programs, facilities and services as soon as possible! We are awaiting guidance from the State of Illinois, Center for Disease Control and Illinois Department of Public Health regarding Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois Plan. In the meantime, we are working on plans and procedures to ensure the health and safety of our participants and staff. These plans will assist us in responding to any requirements or modifications needed to reopen as quickly as possible.

Once we are given direction from the State regarding Phase 3, the Park District will announce a reopening date and additional information to the community. It will take us several days to get up and running, but we are prepared for what lies ahead and are excited to be TOGETHER AGAIN! Thank you for your continued support and patience during this challenging time.

Summer Camp Update

Camps cancelled for the week of June 8:

  • Pee Wee Camp
  • Exploration Station
  • Kinder Camp
  • Adventure Camps 1st - 2nd grade and 3rd - 5th grade
  • Teen Trekkers
  • Before and After Camp Care

Modifications to Summer Camps:

  • Smaller group sizes under 10 people, including counselors, for all camps with limited interaction between groups
  • Eliminating all field trips and pool days, but adding more on site entertainment
  • Teen Trekkers will have a new home at Hummer Park (instead of the Recreation Center) to allow for close walking proximity to downtown DG and other local Parks due to the elimination of field trips
  • Before Care for Teen Trekkers will also be moved to Hummer Park instead of Lincoln Center to eliminate the need for transportation

Note: Specific camp safety information per location will be emailed to each participant as we get closer to the start of camp – this information will include exact counselor to camper ratios, new drop off and pick up procedures, cleaning and disinfecting practices, handwashing requirements, indoor activity considerations, and illness policies.

Traditional Day Camp Payment Plan Billing info: For families who signed up for the Traditional Day Camp Payment Plan Option, you were not billed on May 15 for June camps. Instead, we will plan to bill 2 weeks prior to the determined start date. Again, information will be communicated to you as quickly as possible.

New StayCamp Kits

 StayCamp Kits will be available throughout the summer! These StayCamp kits are an at home camp-in-a-box kits that includes 3 hours of activities for 3 days per week for a variety of different camps and age groups. Each box will include detailed plans and the supplies needed for the planned games, crafts and activities for you to do at home! Pre-registration will be required and a limited number of kits will be available each week. More information to come!

Reopening survey

To help us prepare to begin serving you again, we are asking for your input! Please take a few moments to complete our reopening survey to provide us with guidance on what YOU are looking for in the coming months and what your comfort level is with participating in recreation activities during this challenging time