Day Camps

The Vernon Hills Park District is providing a safe summer day camp experience for the children of our community

We are offering modified versions of our traditional day camps in limited quantities.  All camps will consist of small groups separated by location with the intent to allow for little to no crossover between camp groups. Each camp will have multiple groups of kids that stay together for the duration of camp. Increased sanitation, face coverings when necessary, and social distancing restrictions will be practiced in accordance with IDPH, DCEO, and CDC guidelines.

– Kids enrolled in elementary age camps must complete a swim test to enjoy their pool days at the Family Aquatic Center.  See below for information on swim tests.
– Campers bring their own disposable lunches.
– Due to the need to limit group sizes and to provide indoor shelter in case of inclement weather, there is a limited number of spaces available for registration.
– Identification is required to pick up your camper at the end of each day.

2021 Summer Camps

Click here to view the 2021 Summer Camp Guide

Click on the camp links below to learn more and register.

Day Camp Swim Test

Campers enrolled in elementary age camps (Grades K-3, Grades 4-7, Last Blast Day Camp) are required to pass a basic swim test to be able to swim with the Vernon Hills Park District. Swim tests are conducted at the Family Aquatic Center on the dates listed below. Choose one date to attend. Please note that campers who do not attend a swim test on one of these dates will forgo swim time at camp in order to complete testing.

Swim Test Requirements Campers will try to complete basic swim skills (e.g., swim length of the pool without touching the wall or ground).
Upon completion of the swim test, campers are assigned a swim band color: Red = Non-Swimmer (restricted to zero-depth pool); Green = Swimmer

Day Date Time
Friday June 4 4-6 pm
Saturday June 5 9-11 am


2021 Registration and Payment Schedule

Registration deadlines for summer day camps are listed below:

Session Session Dates Registration Deadline at 9 pm Child Data Form Due Medication Dispensing Form Due Camp Payment Balance Due*
Session I June 7-July 2 June 1 June 1 June 1 June 2
Session II July 6-July 30 June 29 June 29 June 29 June 30
Last Blast Camp I August 2-August 13 July 27 July 27 July 27 July 28
Last Blast Camp II August 16-August 20 July 27 July 27 July 27 July 28

Camp Payment: 50% charged at registration, balance due listed on chart above.
*Credit/Debit card authorization is required for payment schedules. 

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.

Family Handbook, Calendars, Camp Directors

Summer Camp Family Handbook 2021

Camp Parent Letter Calendar Camp Site Director Director Cell #
Preschool Parents will be emailed information.
Sullivan Camp
Peterson Park Camp
Extended Camp
Last Blast

Camp Forms