Day Camps


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

 

 

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

 

2024 Day Camp Registration

Register for camp by the week! Registration information for day camps (excluding early childhood day camps, Colorful Creations, Kid Zone, and Counselor in Training) are listed below:

Session  8 am – 3 pm Session Dates Registration/Refund
Deadline
Day Camp
R/NR Fee
Extended Camp
R/NR Fee
Session 1 June 5-7 (No camp July3-4) May 21 at 9 PM $142/178 $42/53
Session 2 June 10-14 May 28 at 9 PM $236/295 $70/88
Session 3 June 17-21 June 4 at 9 PM $236/295 $70/88
Session 4 June 24-28 June 11 at 9 PM $236/295 $70/88
Session 5 July 1-3 (No camp July 4-5) June 18 at 9 PM $142/178 $42/53
Session 6 July 8-12 June 25 at 9 PM $236/295 $70/88
Session 7 July 15-19 July 2 at 9 PM $236/295 $70/88
Session 8 July 22-26 July 9 at 9 PM $236/295 $70/88
Session 9 July 29-August 2 July 16 at 9 PM $236/295 $70/88
Kid Zone Camp 6/10-6/20 (No camp 6/19) $153/191 $98/123
Kid Zone Camp 6/24-7/9 (No camp 7/3-7/4) $175/219 $112/140
Extended Camp 3-6 PM

If you need a place for your camper to stay after the regular camp day, help is here! Extended Care is offered to kids entering Grades K-8. Campers will be transported and/or walked from their camp site to Extended Camp.

Camp Safety

Behavior Management Techniques Camp staff implement a variety of positive guidance strategies including modeling skills, offering choices, employing redirection, altering the environment, and reflection. All behavior management strategies are suggested to the children in a gentle, positive, and discreet manner.

If inappropriate or unacceptable behavior occurs, prompt resolution will be sought and the Behavior Code of Conduct will be used as a guideline. The Park District reserves the right to remove a participant whose actions endanger the safety of himself or others.

Code of Conduct All participants (and their parents/caregivers) must adhere to the District’s Code of Conduct.
1. Show respect to all participants, staff, and volunteers. Participants should follow program rules and take direction from staff.
2. Refrain from using abusive, inappropriate, or foul language.
3. Refrain from threatening or causing bodily harm to self, other participants, or staff.
4. Show respect for equipment, supplies, and facilities.
5. Not possess any weapons.

Family Scholarship Program

To help ensure that every resident has the opportunity to participate in recreation programs, the Vernon Hills Park District has established a Family Scholarship Program. Financial aid is available to families, residing in the District, who are experiencing temporary financial difficulty. Applications are available at the Sullivan Community Center. For more information, please contact Tom Ritter at tomr@vhparkdistrict.org or (847) 996-6802.

Family Handbooks, Calendars, welcome Letters, Camp Directors

Summer Camp Family Handbook 2024

Early Childhood Summer Camp Family Handbook 2024

Safety Town Camp Family Handbook 2024

Camp Welcome Letter Calendar Camp Site Director(s) Contact #
Preschool M/W/F Preschool Camp Calendar 2024 MWF Sowmya Metpalli & Babita Kashyap / Julienne Uwingabire (847) 996-6800
Preschool T-Th Preschool Camp Calendar 2024 TuWTh Bonnie Imburgia & Roxana Marginean (847) 996-6800
Enchanted Prince & Princess Enchanted Prince and Princess Camp Calendar Sree Gummuluru & Babita Kashyap (847) 996-6800
Superhero Superhero Camp Calendar 2024 Sree Gummuluru & Babita Kashyap (847) 996-6800
Safety Town Safety Town Camp Calendar 2024 Gloria Rozario  &  Suregha Natarajan (847) 996-6800
Camp Firefly Welcome Letter Camp Firefly Camp Firefly Calendar 2024 Rebecca Fooden (630) 721-1481
rebeccaf@vhparkdistrict.org
STEAM   STEAM Camp Calendar 2024 Sowmya Metpalli & Babita Kashyap / Julienne Uwingabire (847) 996-6800
Colorful Creations Welcome Letter Colorful Creations Camp Colorful Creations Camp Calendar 2024 Kate Bullman

(847) 309-1806
kateb@vhparkdistrict.org

Adventure Welcome Letter Adventure Day Camp Adventure Day Camp Calendar 2024 Stephanie Moy (630) 721-1480
stephaniem@vhparkdistrict.org
Pathfinders Welcome to Pathfinders Camp- Parent Letter Pathfinders Camp Calendar 2024 Mary Palid
Kid Zone   Kid Zone Calendar 2024- Session 1 & 2 Allison Baker
The Great Outdoors Welcome to The Great Outdoors Camp- Parent Letter Great Outdoors Camp Calendar 2024 Josephine Daniels
Teen Travel Welcome to Teens Travel Camp- Summer  Teen Travel Camp Calendar 2024 Maria Elizarraraz
Extended Welcome to Extended Care Camp- Summer N/A Sowmya Metpalli
Last Blast   Last Blast Camp Calendar 2024

Camp Forms/ePACT Network

Youth and teen camp registrations require completion of online waivers, emergency contact/authorized pickup, and medical info via ePACT. After registering, families will receive an email from ePACT to set up or reconfirm their child’s account. This step is crucial for full registration and your child’s participation. Contact ePACT directly at 1-855-773-7228 for assistance. Emails will be sent from ePACT on or after April 1.