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.

NEW DAY CAMP FORMAT in 2019! All day camps are offered in 8 one-week sessions to offer more flexibility for family schedules.

2019 Summer Day Camps – All ages listed are of the 2018/19 school year. Click on each camp name below for details specific to that particular camp.

Key Information

Required Swim Test – Campers are required to pass a basic swim test to be able to swim at the Family Aquatic Center during camp. No test is required for Explorers and Lil Rascals.
Campers must attend one swim test date at the Family Aquatic Center: June 7 from 4-6 pm or June 8 from 9-11 am.

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 Restaurant will provide lunch with four meal options. In the event of inclement weather, Bobo’s will deliver meals to the campsite.

Camp Cancellation Refund Policy – Cancellations made prior to the registration deadline date will receive a refund, less a $5 service charge per camp/per child. Camp cancellations made after the registration deadline date will receive a refund less a 25% service charge per camp/per child. No refunds will be granted once camp begins.  All camp refund requests must be made in writing.

 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.


2019 Payment Schedule

Registrations prior to 5/5/19
• A $50 deposit is due at the time of registration.
• The balance will be charged in 2 equal installment billings on 5/5/19 and 6/5/19.

Registrations between 5/5/19 – 6/4/19
• 50% of the camp fee is due at the time of registration. The remaining 50% will be charged on 6/5/19. Registrations 6/5/19 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.

Parent Letters, Calendars, Camp Directors

Camp Parent Letter Calendar Camp Site Director Director Cell #
Preschool Parents will be emailed information.
Little Giants Little Giants Parent Letter Little Giants Calendar Taylor Yanke 847-989-2068
Junior Crew South Junior Crew South Parent Letter Junior Crew South Calendar Donna Brosmith 847-721-6402
Junior Crew North Junior Crew North Parent Letter Junior Crew North Calendar Sarah Demas 224-246-2882
Girlfriends Girlfriends Camp Parent Letter Girlfriends Camp Calendar Kim Kamman 847-650-7034
Road Trip Road Trip Parent Letter Road Trip Calendar Maureen Hilliard 847-406-8318
Action! Action! Camp Parent Letter Action! Camp Calendar DeAnna Selander 847-989-4363
Helping Hands Helping Hands Parent Letter Helping Hands Calendar Jocelyn Rios 847-989-1637
Kid Zone Kid Zone Parent Letter Kid Zone Calendar Sean Chatterjee 224-423-1945
Extended Camp Sean Chatterjee 224-246-2997
Last Blast Last Blast Parent Letter Last Blast Calendar Savannah Robinson 773-951-9700