Summer Camp Options & Details
Welcome to Summer Camp 2021
Deerfield Park District camps have been modified due to COVID-19; however, we still have many fun activities planned for all campers. While practicing social distancing and taking necessary precautions, park district staff have worked hard to plan a fun and memorable camp experience, including arts and crafts, games, music, drama, nature and more.
Camps will be offered in small groups of no more than 10 campers and 2 camp counselors. Field trips and bus service will not be a part of this year’s camp program. This is to ensure the safety and well-being of all campers and staff as it is hard to social distance and ensure health and safety in these types of environments.
Camp may look and feel different this year, but we believe by working together we have created a positive, safe and healthy experience for everyone.
HIGHER RISK CAMPERS: If your camper has a pre-existing medical condition or is for any reason at a higher risk for complications related to COVID-19, please consult with your child’s healthcare provider and inform the Deerfield Park District as soon as possible so that we can work together to assess risk and come up with and individual plan for your family.
The updated 2021 Day Camp Parent Manual will be available by the first week of April and will also be emailed to all registered camp participants.
Due to physical distance guidelines and to ensure the safety and well-being being of campers and staff, bus service will not be offered for the 2021 camp season.
Children must be entering the grade of the camp by 9/1/2021.
Fees and Deposits
Resident and non-resident 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 cannot be prorated to accommodate vacations.
Camp Payment Plan
A camp payment plan is again offered for the 2021 camp season. Your camp fees can now be paid in four 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 ACH and credit card charges are processed on the 15th day of March, April, May and June of 2021. Please be aware that this is the only payment plan that will be offered for camp fees. If using the Camp Payment Plan, all camp fees must be paid in full by June 15 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, on or before February 22, 2021.
When registering for our Day Camps, you can use the Park District registration form or register online. If using the paper registration form, when the park district offices are not open, there is a dropbox for your convenience outside the Jewett Park Community Center at the west circle drive. You must include a camp deposit or total payment with your registration form. Full payment for all sessions of all camps is due on April 23, 2021 unless you are on a Camp Payment Plan.
Special School District #109 & #113 Rates
If a participant does not live within the park district boundaries but enrolls in a program that is held at a District 109 or 113 school and they reside in that school district, then they pay the resident rate.
Parent manuals will be emailed the first week of April and will include detailed information about your child’s camp participation, how to complete your child’s online health history, allergy action plan and buddy request (if allowed).
Camp Refund Policy
Two weeks prior to the start of camp, you may receive a full refund for camp. Once camp begins, refunds will be granted only if the spot can be filled by another camper, for medical reasons or, if you are moving outside of the park district. The refund will be prorated based on when participation ends.
ENd of Summer Camp Options
One additional WEEK of August Activities! Designed to help working parents, Extra Added Attraction extends our regular camp season. The camper’s day will include arts and crafts, athletic and recreational games. Parents may not drop off and leave children unsupervised before 7:30 am. All children must be picked up by 6:00 pm. Please send your child with a drink and a sack lunch.