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Summer Camps

Registration Information

Registration can be achieved by mailing/faxing or dropping off our registration form to Jewett Park Community Center or by using our online registration system

Jewett Park Community Center
836 Jewett Park Drive
Deerfield, IL 60015

For any questions please use the "Contact Us" form at the bottom of this page or give us a call at 847-945-0650.

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General Information

Camper’s Grade

Children must be entering the grade of the camp by 9/1/15.

Fees and Deposits

Resident and nonresident fees are listed for each camp. A $50 or $100 nontransferable, nonrefundable deposit is due at registration. This deposit is applicable to tuition. Camp fees can not be prorated to accommodate vacations. Please see individual camp descriptions for deposit amount.

Camp Payment Option

A camp payment plan is again being offered for the 2015 camp season. Your camp fees can now be paid in five (5) equal monthly payments through an automatic installment billing process.

Installment billing must be set up as an automatic charge/debit to a credit card or from a bank account. All automatic (or electronic) account withdrawals (ACH) and credit card charges will be processed on the 15th day of Feb., March, April, May and June of 2015. 

Please be aware that this is the only payment plan that will be offered for camp fees. All camp fees must be paid in full prior to the start of the first day of camp for participants to attend camp.

For more information and/or enrollment forms for this payment option, please contact the registration office at 847-945-0650, before January 30, 2015.

Camp sites

Summer camp locations listed in this brochure may change due to Deerfield public school scheduling. We will advise you of changes should they occur. 

Parent Manual

Parent manuals will be mailed the first week of April. Inside you will find a health history form, carpool and buddy list information as well as information about the camp your child will be attending.

Buddy Requests

Information about buddy requests can be found in the day camp parent manual, due to be mailed the first week of April. There are no buddy requests for Sports Camps.

Camp Registration

Resident / Nonresident mail-in, drop-of & fax deadline (received -not postmarked): Friday, January 9, 2015, by 5 p.m.
Walk-in registration begins: Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 9 a.m.

Summer camp registration will be held in January. If you wish, you may send in your camp registration forms and fees when you register for winter programs in November. Camp confirmation will be sent after the January lottery. 

Registration Process

When registering for our Day Camps, please use the regular Park District registration form. Registration for our general winter programs is in December. Lottery for day camp registration is in January.

When the park district offices are not open, we have a few drop boxes for your convenience inside and outside of the Jewett Park Community Center.

You must include a camp deposit or total payment with your registration form. Your full payment for all sessions of all camps is due on April 24, 2015.

Camp Refund Policy

One week prior to the start of camp, you may receive a refund on a camp fee less than your $50 or $100 non-refundable, nontransferable deposit. Once camp begins, refunds will be granted only for medical reasons or if you are moving outside of the park district. In these cases, the $50 or $100 deposit will be deducted and the refund will be prorated based on when participation ends. 

If your child is unable to continue in a program because of a medical problem, you must submit a letter from your doctor on his/her letterhead in order to receive a refund. If you are moving out of the district, in order to obtain a refund, you must submit proof in writing that you are moving. 

For more information, please call the registration office at 847-945-0650. 

Preschool and Early Childhood Camps

So Big Camp - #424001

So Big Camp is a wonderful transition from home to a day camp setting. The experience helps young children make an easy adjustment to preschool activities offered by the park district. Our goals are to expose children to many new experiences as well as help develop their social skills. Children will learn new songs, crafts,  and games. A small snack and beverage is provided daily. At So Big Camp, a child will get to know children in the community and develop lifelong friendships. Our wonderful staff will make camp a warm and exciting place to spend a summer. Please bring a sack lunch and drink for your camper each day.

Sun ‘N’ Fun - #424002

Sun ‘N’ Fun features lots of outdoor play, including sand and water activities, outdoor games and crafts and trips to the wading pool in a low-key setting. We emphasize the social, emotional and physical development of our young campers. A snack and beverage will be provided each day. Our day will end with a sack lunch and singing. Trained, experienced leaders will guide your youngsters through this sun and fun-filled Sun ‘N’ Fun experience. Please send your child with a lunch each day.

Little Scampers - #424003

This camp has a low-key, noncompetitive yet structured atmosphere geared to the needs, interests and skills of the young child. The camp includes swimming lessons, games, crafts, drama, nature study and music and other activities. A low counselor-child ratio is maintained to personalize the activities, to ensure safety and to encourage each child’s sense of well-being.

#1 Camp - #424004

Geared to the needs, interests and skills of the first grade child, this camp is a balanced blend of crafts, outdoor games, sports and swim instruction. We believe young campers will rate this camp “number one” on their summer fun list! Three exciting trips are planned. 

Elementary and Cultural Arts Camp

Pathfinders Camp - #454001

A relaxed, noncompetitive atmosphere allows campers to be among their peers doing activities geared to their interests and skill levels. Small group ratios are maintained as Pathfinders participate in athletics and recreational games, art and more. Swim
lessons are a part of each camp day. Special events and field trips are planned weekly to add to the fun. Please encourage your child to bring a water bottle, labeled with his/her name, to camp.

Trailblazers Camp - #454002

Children will love this noncompetitive camp designed just for third graders. Campers participate in activities from athletics and
recreational games to art and dramatics. Daily swim lessons are part of the day too! We’ll also have special events and field trips. Have your child bring a water bottle with his/her name on it. Fun can get very thirsty!

Art Sampler Camp - #454007

NEW 5 DAY OPTION AND NEW START TIME. Art Camp is designed specifically for the creative child who enjoys all aspects of art.  This camp will expose young artists to a variety of media including painting, cartooning, design, and ceramics.  Campers have daily free swim Monday - Thursday.  Art Camp will have weekly fieldtrips on Friday to Chicago area art museums.  AM and PM extended care available.

Explorers - #454003

Each day begins with an all-camp gathering.  Each day ends with an all camp event.  In between each camper will eat lunch and go to the pool for open swim.  The remainder of the day designed to allow each explorer to choose what activities they want and how long they want to do them.  Counselors supervise all activities and all areas so campers can move between each activity at camp at their pace.  Explorers develops an atmosphere of acceptance and pride in the camp and creates a balance of free choice geared toward the interests of the older elementary school child.  From sports, games, arts, crafts, acting and improv, each camper’s daily activities will be designed by each individual child with the staff supporting kids in whichever way they need to connect with each other throughout the dozens of daily activities.  Wherever campers turn, they will find a helping hand. Special events, theme weeks, and weekly field trips are among the activities planned.  Please bring a water bottle to camp with your child’s name on it.

Stage and Screen Camp - #454005

Lights! Camera! Action! Fun!
This summer, enjoy an amazing Creative and Performing Arts experience–singing, acting, dancing and on-camera work–with Adam Busch and other talented and professional staff. Explore the creative worlds of Musical Theatre and TV/Movies in breakout classes, all while working towards a culminating ORIGINAL Stage & Screen production, written by campers. Swim, laugh, have a cookout, laugh, have zany “themed days,” laugh and have the BEST summer ever! So come meet some new friends as the curtain rises.

Sports Camps

These camps are designed for those interested in participating in competitive summer sports including softball, soccer, football, kickball, dodgeball, basketball and floor hockey. Camps include field trips and free swim (not lessons). Rookies Camp, however, does include swim lessons. Competitive sports are a part of each camp, but the focus will vary by age group; i.e., Rookies focuses more on fundamentals, Middle School Camps focus more on fine tuning skills and strategies and competing in tournaments, and the other camps fall in between to varying degrees.

To keep groups competitive, no buddy requests are accepted except for Rookies Camp. Groups at other sports camps are put together by counselors and based on athletic ability. Note: Campers are in their groups between two and three hours per day and can spend the rest of the day with their friends.

  • Rookie Sports Camp - #434001
  • Girls' Sports Camps - #434002
  • 3rd Grade Boys' Sports Camp - #434003
  • 4th Grade Boys' Sports Camp - #434004
  • 5th Grade Boys' Sports Camp - #434005
  • 6th Grade Boys' Sports Camp - #434006
  • Middle School Girls' Sports Camp - #434007
  • Middle School Boys' Sports Camp - #434008

Golf Camps

1/2 Day Junior Golf Camp Ages 7 to 18 – #485009

This ½ day class is designed for junior golfers ages 7 to 18 who want to learn the basics of putting, chipping, pitching, bunkers and on-course instruction. Just a reminder –kids must have clubs. We offer clubs along with golf bags at a discount.

Full Day Junior Golf Camp Ages 7 to 18 – #485004

This full day golf camp is more intense and practice is taken more seriously than in our other junior golf programs. The course meets for 6.5 hours a day and covers all aspects of golf. This instruction will prepare a junior golfer for competitive golf. In this level students will play on the golf course during the class days. Daily snacks, lunch, and weekly prizes are provided. Just a reminder –kids must have clubs. We offer clubs along with golf bags at a discount.

Girls Golf Camp Ages 8-14 - #485014

The Girls Golf Academy program provides a quality learning experience for junior girls in a fun and developmentally appropriate golf environment with personal instruction. The healthy and positive learning environment is designed to help every golfer improve. Presented by Total Impact Golf’s LPGA Professional Trena McDaniel. The small student to teacher ratio insures personal attention. All range balls, golf course fees, student workbook and video, lunch, beverages and snacks are provided.

Specialty Sports Camps

  • First Serve Half Day Tennis Plus Camp
  • Hoops Education Basketball
  • Brian Silbermans's Baseball
  • Soccer Skills Camp
  • Basetball & Softball Skills Camp
  • Lacrosse Skills Camp
  • Basketball Skills Camp
  • Track, Field & Fitness Camp
  • Dodgeball Camp
  • Basketball Shooting Camp
  • Archery Camp

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836 Jewett Park Drive
Deerfield, IL 60015
(847) 945-0650
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