Summer Camps

2024 Registration Information

For ages 3 to 15 years

Our staff are working hard to ensure our programs are in compliance with the most recent guidelines. Any adjustments to these “guidelines” will be communicated thru weekly newsletters that will be sent to registered participants. Please view our Summer Camp Parent Manual for complete details (coming soon). The manual can be found on our summer camp page at

Additionally, the weekly newsletters will be emailed to families with details of what campers need for the week. We ask that you send minimal items with your child to camp.

Resident Registration begins Tuesday, March 5
Non-resident Registration begins Tuesday, March 12

You must set up a park district household account if you have not done so already.

3 Steps to Register (Simplified process!):

1. Read the Summer Camp General Information form at this link:

Summer Camp General Information

2. Complete the Camp Registration Form at the following links (Select according to their grade they are entering in Fall 2024):

Camp Registration Form 3-5 year olds- Preschool – Safari Camp

Camp Registration Form – Entering Kindergarten – Discovery Camp

Camp Registration Form – Entering 1st Grade – Voyager Camp

Camp Registration Form – Entering 2nd and 3rd Grade – Explorer Camp

Camp Registration Form – Entering 4th and 5th Grade- Adventure Camp

Camp Registration Form – Entering 6-8th Grade – Teen Camp

Camp Registration Form – Entering 9th-10th Grade – Impact Camp

All registration and payments will be accepted at Sunset Community Center, 710 Western Avenue or Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center, 3507 Kaneville Road. You may also email your registration forms to

3. Receive email confirmation showing payment details. 

Note: Registration will close Wednesday 9pm prior to the start of the session. NO exceptions will be made. Thank you for understanding.

Detailed Participant information will be collected electronically this summer and is not required before registration. Registered participants will receive information on how to access ePACT, the new program we will be using to collect important information about your child such as allergies, pick up person permission and more! 


Camp Program Details and Policies MANUAL 2024 for Families

STAFF BIOS – we are currently creating our teams for 2024.  We will email registered families when our teams are set.

Safari Camp 2024 Staff Bios

Discovery Camp 2024 Staff Bios

Voyager Camp 2024 Staff Bios

Explorer Camp 2024 Staff Bios

Adventure Camp 2024 Staff Bios

Teen Xtreme Camp 2024 Staff Bios

Mini Camp 2024 Staff Bios

Substitutes 2024 Staff Bios

Camp Coyote 2024 Staff Bios 

How do I register?

Traditional Camps

2024 Camp Calendars will be available April 2nd!

Traditional Summer CampsGrades
(entering in Fall 2023)
...will be available April 2nd!
...will be emailed out to registered families & posted here the Friday before the session begins.
Safari CampPreschool
(3-5 yrs old)
Friendship Station Preschool9-11:30am
Discovery CampKindergartenFriendship Station PreschoolCamp Hours: 8:30am-3:30pm
Extended AM Hours 6:30-8:30am
Extended PM Hours 3:30-6pm
Voyager Camp
1stSunset Community Center
Camp Hours: 8:30am-3:30pm
Extended AM Hours 6:30-8:30am
Extended PM Hours 3:30-6pm
Explorer Camp
2nd - 3rdWestern Avenue Elementary SchoolCamp Hours: 8:30am-3:30pm
Extended AM Hours 6:30-8:30am
Extended PM Hours 3:30-6pm
Adventure Camp4th - 5thHarrison Street Elementary SchoolCamp Hours: 8:30am-3:30pm
Extended AM Hours 6:30-8:30am
Extended PM Hours 3:30-6pm
Teen Xtreme Camp6th - 8thHarrison Street Elementary School Camp Hours: 8:30am-3:30pm
Extended AM Hours 6:30-8:30am
Extended PM Hours 3:30-6pm
Fun-2-Play CampK-6thStephen D. Persinger Recreation Center; 3507 Kaneville Rd. Camp Hours: 8:30am-3:30pm
Extended AM Hours 6:30-8:30am
Extended PM Hours 3:30-6pm

View Traditional Camp Offerings

Mini Camps (formerly know as Unique Camps)

Mini CampsGrade entering Fall 2024LocationTimeDayDateNewsletter
Bookworm Bonanza CampPreschool-KindergartenFriendship Station Preschool10am-12pmM-TH6/10-6/13
Short Sports CampPreschool-KindergartenFriendship Station Preschool10am-12pmM-TH6/17-6/20
Lil' Crafty CampersPreschool-KindergartenFriendship Station Preschool10am-12pmM-TH7/8-7/11
Fairytale Fusion CampPreschool-KindergartenFriendship Station Preschool10am-12pmM-TH7/15-7/18
Game On! Sports Camp1st
The Science of Crafts1stFriendship Station Preschool1-3pmM-TH7/8-7/11
Royalty Retreat: An Adventure for Princesses and Princes1stFriendship Station Preschool1-3pmM-F7/15-7/19
Christmas In July!1stFriendship Station Preschool10am-12pmM-TH7/22-7/25
Creative Campers2nd-3rdSPRC10am-12pmM-F6/10-6/14
Once Upon a Kingdom Camp2nd-3rdSPRC1-3pmM-F6/24-6/28
Fun with Science2nd-3rdSPRC10am-12pmM-F7/8-7/12
Sports Around the World2nd-3rdSPRC1-3pmM-F7/29-8/2
Yarn Craft Camp4th-5thSPRC1-3pmM-TH6/10-6/13
Hollywood Stars 4th-5thSPRC1-3pmM-F6/24-6/28
Stuck on Crafting Camp!4th-5thSPRC1-3pmM-TH7/22-7/25
Sports Science Spectacular Camp4th-5thSPRC10am-12pmM-TH7/29-8/1
5K Club! Camp6th-8thSPRC10am-12pmM-F6/17-6/21
60 Second Showdown!6th-8thSPRC10am-12pmM-TH6/24-6/27
Get Creative Camp!6th-8thSPRC1-3pmM-TH7/15-7/18
Candy Science Camp!6th-8thSPRC1-3pmM-TH7/8-7/11
Wellness Camp9th-10thSPRC9-11amTU-F6/4-6/7
Career Kickstart Camp9th-10thSPRC10am-12pmM-TH7/22-7/25

View Specialty Camp Offerings

Gymnastics Camps

These one week, half-day camps will be filled with gymnastics, tumbling, games, crafts, tumble trac, an inflatable, and more!  Gymnastic Camp is a great way for your child to make new friends and build self-confidence.
Ages: preschool to 3rd grade.

(entering in Fall 2022)
LocationCalendarNewsletterSite Phone Number
(3-4 yrs old)
Sunset Community Center630-232-4542
K-1st Grade
(5-6 yrs old)
Sunset Community Center630-232-4542
2nd Grade-3rd Grade
(7-9 yrs old)
Sunset Community Center630-232-4542

View Gymnastics Camp Offerings

Nature Camps

Each day children will explore the wetlands, prairie, and gardens at Peck Farm Park through a variety of activities such as games, crafts, and stories. All campers will also have the opportunity to get up close and personal with butterflies in the Butterfly House! The emphasis for these outdoor camps is ‘hands-on’ exploration, so participants should be prepared to get a little muddy, dusty and grass stained. Half-day and full-day camp is available, as well as after camp care.  AM and PM Nature Camp sessions will follow the same themes but have different activities for a full day of fun! Campers of different ages may be joined together for some activities.

AM Camps have a snack at 10am and PM Camps have a snack at 1:45pm. Please provide campers with their own snack – must be peanut free.
Campers who are signed up for AM & PM Camp sessions will need to bring a lunch. Lunch will be designated from the hours of 11:45am-12:15pm.

Please contact our Naturalist Camp Coordinator with any questions! (630) 262-8244 

Not sure where to drop off or pick up your camper? Peck Basecamp Map

Nature CampsGrades
(entering in Fall 2023)
LocationCalendarNewsletterSite Phone Number

Required Materials
Please wear gym shoes; bring a nut-free snack, reusable water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray, and a backpack each day. Please make sure your camper dresses appropriately, campers may get muddy, dusty, and paint/grass stained.

Sports Camps

Sports camps are a great opportunity for children to learn a new sport or to concentrate on improving existing skills. Sports camp offerings include soccer, basketball, volleyball, and more.

View Sports Camp Offerings

End of Summer Camps

Fun-2-Play! Camp
Fun-2-Play Camp meets between the end of summer camp and the beginning of the school year school. Camps are for children entering Kindergarten through 6th grades. Campers will be kept busy with age-appropriate on-site activities, games, and crafts. Flexible pick-up and drop-off times, as well as Before and After Hours, will accommodate your busy back-to-school schedule.

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