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. Choose a camp that spans the entire summer, a few weeks or a morning or afternoon golf or tennis camp. In addition, we offer before and after camp extension 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 campsite. Those in the afternoon session will be picked up at their campsites 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 our 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. Some
children could be on the bus for 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. Once the last child is
picked up on the route, the children will be dropped off at 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. 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 8, 2020 and for SECOND session by 5 pm on Friday, June 19, 2020.
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.
Bus Service is available for the following camps:
Trailblazers, Explorers, Sports Camps (excluding Tennis & Golf Camps)
Children must be entering the grade of the camp by 9/1/20.
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 2020 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 ACH and credit card charges are processed on the 15th day of January, February, March, April and May of 2020.
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 12 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 December 20, 2020.
Summer camp locations listed in our brochure and online 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, including how to complete your child’s online health history, allergy action plan and buddy request (if allowed).
Summer Camp Registration dates
NEW ** There will be no Summer Camp lottery for 2020.
Resident registration begins: November 11
Web opens at 7am
Walk-in opens at 9am
Non-resident registration begins: November 25
Web opens at 7am
Walk-in opens at 9am
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, use the Park District registration form. 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, 2020, unless you are on a Camp Payment Plan.
Camp Refund Policy
One week prior to the start of camp, you may receive a refund for camp fees less the $50 or $100 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
Information about Camp Open House will be sent in May.