Day Camps

The Vernon Hills Park District summer day camps feature adventure packed days including field trips, water park visits, swimming, sports, crafts and more! All camps fill on a first-come, first-served basis and early registration is encouraged. Each camp is supervised by qualified camp directors and counselors who are first aid and CPR certified.

2020 Camp Format   All school age day camps are offered in 8 one-week sessions to offer more flexibility for family schedules. Preschool camps are available in 4 two-week sessions.

2020 Summer Day Camp Programs  Ages listed are of the 2019/20 school year. Click on the camp name for details specific to that particular camp.


Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program – Grade 8
Hey 8th graders, did you love your camp experience, love working with kids and consider yourself a leader? If so, then our Counselor-In-Training program is for you! CITs  shadow counselors, learn leadership and other necessary skills, and most importantly, have a great impact on the lives of children. Enroll in one four-week session, or one session at one camp and then another session at another location (click on the link below to register). A CIT orientation will be held prior to the beginning of summer camp.

Counselor-In-Training Program


Key Information

Required Swim Test  Campers are required to pass a basic swim test at the Family Aquatic Center:
Choose one date June 5 from 4-6 pm or June 6 from 9-11 am.  No test is required for Explorers or S.T.E.A.M. Camps.

Camp Lunch Option   On the two days per week that your child goes to the Family Aquatic Center (refer to your child’s camp calendar), Bobo’s Poolside will provide lunch with four meal options. In the event of inclement weather, Bobo’s will deliver meals to the campsite.

Camp Refund Policy  Camp refund requests made prior to the camp registration deadline; receive a full refund, less a $5 service charge per camp/per child. No camp refunds will be issued after the camp registration deadline. All camp refund requests must be made in writing. Forms are available online or at the Sullivan Community Center.  Refund requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Identification is required to pick up your camper at the end of each day.



Registration: The deadline to register for camp is 9 pm on the Tuesday before camp starts.
Data Form: The Data Form deadline is 9 pm on the Tuesday before camp starts. Please note: your child will not be able to start camp without a data form.
Medical Form: The Medical Form deadline is 9 pm on the Tuesday before camp starts.  This form is only necessary if your child has a medical condition.
Lunch Option: The deadline to register for the Camp Lunch Option is 3 pm on the Sunday before camp starts.


2020 Payment Schedule

Registrations prior to 5/5/20
• Pay one-third of camp fees at the time of registration.
• The balance will be charged in 2 equal installment billings on 5/5/20 and 6/5/20.

Registrations between 5/5/20 – 6/4/20
• Pay two-thirds of camp fees at the time of registration.
• The remaining balance will be charged on 6/5/20.

Registrations 6/5/20 and after require full payment at time of registration.

*Credit/Debit card authorization is required for payment schedules. The payment schedule does not apply to the following camps: CIT, Explorers, Lunch Bunch, Extended Day, and Last Blast Extended.

Family Handbook, Calendars, Camp Directors

Summer Camp Family Handbook 2020

Camp Parent Letter Calendar Camp Site Director Director Cell #
Preschool Parents will be emailed information.
Little Giants
Junior Crew South
Junior Crew North
Road Trip
Helping Hands
Kid Zone
Extended Camp
Last Blast