Summer Camp Options & Details
Summer Camps are offered for kids 3 years old through eighth grade. We offer camps that focus on kids love of art, for sports enthusiasts, for those who love performing arts and theater, and camps for kids who want to structure their own summer enjoyment along with their councilors. Check out our wide variety of camps that run June through August and choose a camp that spans the entire summer, a few weeks, our new Morning Summer Camps, to fill up a week with fun or just about everything in between! In addition, we offer specialty sports camps, before and after camp programs for those who choose a longer day, camps at the end of the summer before school starts and even a counselor in training program for teens who want to train for a future working in the district.
Parents may choose Extended Camp Care for morning hours, afternoon hours, or both. Children in the morning session will be transported from the Jewett Park Community Center to their camp site. Those in the afternoon session will be picked up at their camp sites and dropped off at the Jewett Park Community Center. To register, please fill out the registration form and include full payment (in addition to camp deposits) with your form. All participants must attend a Deerfield Park District day camp listed in this brochure.
Two additional WEEKS of August Activities! Designed to help working parents, Extra Added Attraction extends our regular camp season. The camper’s day will include open swim, arts and crafts, athletic and recreational games. Special theme days and field trips are among the other fun-filled activities planned. 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.
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’t be guaranteed. Mandatory all-staff training takes place in early June — all C.I.T.s must attend. Transportation is the responsibility of the C.I.T.
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. Campers will be returned to the same stop after camp is over. Pickup and return times will vary based on the bus routes.
Camp Bus Service is available for the following camps:
• Sports Camps (excluding Tennis Camp and Sports Skills Camps)
Some children could be on the bus up to 45 minutes each way. We will do our best to plan routes so either the morning or afternoon route will be shorter than the other for participants. However, we cannot guarantee this depending on the addresses of the children who register for this service. Parents are encouraged to accompany their child(ren) to the bus stop and also to meet their child(ren) at the bus stop when camp is over. Bus stop location information will be mailed in early June to those who register for this service.
IMPORTANT: Those interested in the bus option must register for FIRST session by 5 pm on Friday, May 11, 2018 and for SECOND session by 5 pm on Friday, June 22, 2018.
NO REFUNDS will be issued for bus service after June 1 for the first session and after June 22 for the second session.
NOTE: If you move residences between the time you register and the time camp begins, please notify the Park District.
For more information, contact Director of Recreation Linda Anderson at 847-945-0650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children must be entering the grade of the camp by 9/1/18.
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’t be prorated to accommodate vacations. Please see camp chart for deposit amount.
Camp Payment Plan
A camp payment plan is again offered for the 2018 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 February, March, April, May and June of 2018. 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, before January 26, 2018.
Summer camp locations listed in this brochure may change due to Deerfield public school scheduling. We will advise if changes occur.
Parent manuals will be mailed the first week of April which will include detailed information about your child’s camp participation. It will provide specific directions on how to complete, online, your child’s health history, allergy action plan and buddy request (if allowed).
Camp Lottery & Registration
Resident/Nonresident mail-in, drop-off and fax deadline for the Summer Camp Lottery (received—not postmarked): Friday, January 5, 2018, by 5 PM
Walk-in registration begins:
Monday, January 15, 2018, 9 AM.
Any registration received after 5 PM on January 5 will not be processed as part of the lottery and will be held until after walk-in registration on Monday, January 15. For details about the lottery registration procedures, please see the Lottery Registration Information on page 84 of this brochure.
Resident & Special School District #109 & #113 Rates
Resident rates will apply to those who live within the Park District boundaries. 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.
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 20, 2018 unless you are on a Camp Payment Plan.
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.
Open House and Informational Meetings
Little Scampers, #1 Camp, Pathfinders, Trailblazers, Explorers, Stage & Screen, Sports Camps, Art Camp
Friday, June 15, 9 – 11 am
So Big Camp
Friday, June 15, 9 am – Noon
Format: Individual Parent Meetings
Sun ‘n’ Fun
Friday, June 15, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Format: Open house for parents and kids
More information will be provided prior to the meetings.