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Summer Camps

Deerfield Park District Summer Camps

 

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After_School_Summer_CampAfter Summer School Camps information will be available with the release of the Spring/ Summer Brochure. For more information, contact Director of Recreation Linda Anderson at 847-945-0650

 



Bus Service Options

Children who register for the bus transportation option will be picked up each morning at convenient stops within park district boundaries only. Depending on the number of children registered for this service and the route the bus follows, pickup time may begin 45 minutes to one hour before the starting time of the camp program. Once the last child is picked up on the route, the children will be delivered to their camp locations.
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So Big Camp

Grade: Preschool
Location: JPCC
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 send a sack lunch and drink with your camper each day.
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Sun'n'Fun Camp

Grade: Preschool
Location: JPCC
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. Bus service is included between Sun ‘N’ Fun and Learn to Swim.
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Little Scampers Camp

Grade: Kindergarten
Location: Kipling or Jewett
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.
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#1 Camp

Grade: 1
Location: Wilmot
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 “#1” on their summer fun list! Three exciting trips are planned.
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Rookies Sports Camp with Swim Lessons

Grade: 1-2 by September 1st
Location: Kipling
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. 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 the whole group of campers.
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Pathfinders Camp

Grade: 2 by 9/1/16
Location: South Park
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.
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3rd Grade Boys Sports Camp

Grade: 3 by September 1st
Location: DHS
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. 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 the whole group of campers.
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Trailblazers Camp

Grade: 3-4 by September 1st
Location: Wilmot
Children will love this noncompetitive camp designed for third and fourth grade. 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!
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Girls' Sports Camps

Grade: 1-2 by September 1st
Location: Kipling
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. 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 the whole group of campers.
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Art Sampler Camp

Grade: 3-9
Location: JPCC
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.
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4th Grade Boys Sports Camp

Grade: 4 by 9/1/16
Location: DHS
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. 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 the whole group of campers.
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Stage and Screen Camp

Grade: 4-9 by September 1st
Location: Caruso
This summer, enjoy an amazing Creative and Performing Arts experience–singing, acting, dancing and on-camera work with 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 and 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.
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5th Grade Boys Sports Camp

Grade: 5 by September 1st
Location: South Park
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. 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 the whole group of campers.
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Explorers Camp

Grade: 5-8
Location: Wilmot
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 is 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.
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6th Grade Boys Sports Camp

Grade: 6 by September 1st
Location: Wilmot
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. 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 the whole group of campers.
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Middle School Girls Sports Camp

Grade: 6-8 by September 1st
Location: Wilmot
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. 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 the whole group of campers.
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Middle School Boys Sports Camp
 
Grade: 7-8 by September 1st
Location: Wilmot
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. 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 the whole group of campers.
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Counselors in Training
 
Counselors in Training
Grade: Varies
Location: NA
The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for teens in this age group to develop leadership skills through a summer camp experience. Duties will include assisting with games, art projects, and leading an activity of his/her choice. C.I.T.s will be contacted in April to determine their camp and site preferences. Every effort will be made to place C.I.T.s at their preferred site, however, this can not be guaranteed. Mandatory all-staff training takes place the week of June 13. All C.I.T.s must attend. Transportation is the responsibility of the C.I.T.
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SPECIALTY SPORTS CAMPS

Basketball Skills Camp

Age: 6-10
Location: SRC
Come join us for a fun and instructional basketball experience. This camp will help boys and girls to improve their basketball skills, such as dribbling, passing, shooting and rebounding. Participants also will learn the proper defensive stance, practice zone defense, and experience man-to-man defense through challenging drills and structured games. Youngsters will have the opportunity to enhance their individual skills as well as become effective team players. Don’t miss out on this exciting camp! Each participant should bring a water bottle.
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Hoops Educational Basketball Camp

Grade: 1 - 6 by September 1
Location: SRC
This co-ed camp presented by David Adelman & Play Hard Hoops is dedicated to teaching the game of basketball while stressing sportsmanship, teamwork, enthusiasm and a positive attitude on and off the court. Fee includes camp T-shirt, prizes and individual team awards.
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Lacrosse Skills Camp

Ages: 6 - 10 
Location: Jewett Park
Join us in playing the oldest and fastest growing team sport in North America. Lacrosse is sweeping the nation and the northern suburbs. Players will learn various lacrosse techniques such as cradling, scooping, passing, catching, shooting, and goalie skills—the fundamentals any lacrosse player must have! Drills and games in a fast paced and safe environment will be used to teach these fundamentals. Offensive and defensive techniques and positioning will also be taught in this camp. Each child should bring a mouth guard and water bottle. Lacrosse sticks will be provided.
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Soccer Skills Camp

Ages: 6 - 10 
Location: Jewett Park
Get ready for the upcoming fall soccer season. Boys and girls will learn age appropriate drills in a fun environment. Games will be played to enhance the skills that are being taught. Participants should wear shin guards and bring a water bottle.
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Junior Golf Half Day Camp

Ages: 8 - 14 
Location: Deerfield Golf Club & Learning Center
This fun ½-day golf camp, is designed for junior golfers who want to learn the basics of putting, chipping, pitching, bunkers and on-course instruction. Just a reminder, participants must have their own golf clubs. Upon completion junior golfers are encouraged to play in our PGA Junior League.

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Junior Golf Full Day Camp

Ages: 8 - 14 
Location: Deerfield Golf Club & Learning center
This full day golf camp (6.5 hours a day) is more intense and practice is taken more seriously than in our other junior golf programs. 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. Participants must have their own golf clubs. Upon completion junior golfers are encouraged to play in our PGA Junior League.

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Archery Camp

Ages: 7 - 12
Location: Jewett Park
Are you interested in learning a fun challenging and timeless sport that is seen in books, movies, and the Olympics? Then, come join us in this camp to learn and master the sport of archery in a safe environment. Participants will learn an excellent, nationally recognized beginner’s 9-step to the 10 ring progression which was created by the Coaches Development Committee of the National Archery Association. Recurve bows, blunt tipped arrows and targets will be provided during camp. Bring a friend and come join us for this exciting summer camp! Each participant should bring a water bottle.

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Baseball & Softball Skills Camp

Ages: 6-10
Location: Jewett Park
This camp will include instruction in skill development, fundamentals and games. Drills for defense, hitting, base running and throwing will be taught. Outfield, infield, pitching and catching segments will all be included. Games will be played every day. Camp will be broken down by age groups. Each participant is required to bring a glove, hat, and water bottle.
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Basketball Shooting Camp

Ages: 6-10
Location: SRC
Do you want to continue improving your basketball shooting skills? Then this is the camp for you! Participants will work on a variety of basketball shots such as free throws, lay-ups, shots off the glass and jump shots. Learn the fundamentals and mechanics needed to become a great shooter. Challenging drills and exciting shooting games will be a part of this camp. Camp will be broken down by age groups. Each participant should bring a water bottle.
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Chicago White Sox Baseball Camp

Ages: 5 - 12
Location: SRC
We will work on fundamental skills such as throwing, hitting, bunting, fielding, pitching and base-running. Fundamentals will be reinforced by using fun skill games. The White Sox Summer Camp builds upon the basics and is just the ticket to advance your game to the next level. Depending on the skill level of the players, this camp will touch on advanced hitting and throwing techniques, as well as team play, advanced base running and other techniques that could be used on the field this season. 
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Chicago Bulls / White Sox Combo Camp (with an Exclusive Fan Experience)

Ages: 5 - 12
Location: SRC
The Chicago Bulls and White Sox announce their 2016 summer basketball and baseball combination camp. This week long, all day camp gives the two-sport athlete the ability to improve their offensive and defensive game in both basketball and baseball before heading back to school. Six hours a day...quality instruction in two sports... this truly is a one-of-a-kind camp! Children will be divided by age and ability level. During the camp each player will compete in the Bulls Skills Competition and the White Sox Skills Competition. At the end of the summer, the top scores from all of the summer camps will advance to the finals on the floor at the United Center and/or U.S. Cellular Field. 
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First Serve Half day Tennis Plus Camp

Ages: 8 - 13
Location: Mitchell Park
This camp is a smash hit with tennis players of all skill levels. Campers will get 10 hours on-court tennis instruction per week. Campers also enjoy energetic off-court activities such as swimming, basketball, volleyball and much more. Increase your self-confidence in tennis and other areas when you participate in our Tennis Plus Camp this summer. Camp will be held at Mitchell Park and will also utilize indoor space at the Sachs Recreation Center. Instructor to camp ratio is 1:8.
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Track, Field & Fitness Camp
Location: Mitchell Park

Age: 6 - 10
Location: Jewett Park
This camp will get kids excited about exercise and teach them about track and field. Campers will learn the fundamentals involved with improving flexibility, proper stretching, body positioning, developing core-strength, improving balance, cool- down techniques and other fitness concepts as they relate to exercising and the jumping, running and throwing skills involved in the sport of track and field. Boys and girls will participate in fitness games as well as sprints, relays, long-distance walking, running hurdles, long jump, discus throw and other track and field events. Campers will participate in a fun-filled track and field meet on the last day of camp. Camp will be broken down by age groups. Each participant should bring a water bottle to camp.
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Volleyball & Badminton Camp

Ages: 6 - 10
Location: SRC
This camp is for players of all skill levels trying to improve on the fundamentals or learning the game for the first time. We will assist players with their skills and knowledge of passing, serving, defense, setting, blocking and hitting. Players will also work on technique, set location, play sets, footwork and overall knowledge of the game. Campers will learn offensive and defensive systems through team drills and game play aimed at developing the whole player as well as learning teamwork and sportsmanship. Camp will be broken down by age groups. Each participant should bring a water bottle.
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