Youth Camps K-8

Students in grades K-8 will have their best summer with the Vernon Hills Park District!  Camps are supervised by experienced Directors and engaged counselors ensuring all children are safe in their care. Campers enjoy exploring the outdoors, sports, indoor and outdoor games, field trips, themed activities, team building activities, onsite entertainment, and swimming at the Family Aquatic Center twice a week. These action-packed camps keep the kids active and engaged.

  • Camp grades are based on the 2022-2023 incoming school grade.
  • Most of the day camps are offered weekly, June 6 through July 25. Families choose weeks that fit their schedule best.
  • Camp lunch option is offered on the two days per week campers swim at the Family Aquatic Center. Bobo’s Poolside concession will offer four lunch options for the campers to choose from.
  • Extended Care – Camp doesn’t have to end at 3 pm!  Families have the option to extend summer day camp till 6 pm. The Park District will transport campers from their camp sites to Extended Care at the Sullivan Community Center.

For kids who want to enjoy camp until the school year begins, the Park District offers Late Summer Camps.

Adventure Day Camp   1-4

Enjoy a summer full of adventure! Campers at Adventure Day Camp spend their days exploring Century Park and its natural areas, ballfields, playgrounds as well as the bocce, baggo, basketball and volleyball courts. Campers participate in both indoor and outdoor activities designed to keep them active and engaged. From sports and games to arts & crafts, field trips and onsite entertainment, a summer of adventure awaits! Adventure Day Camp visits the Family Aquatic Center twice per week (weather permitting) with an optional lunch provided by Bobo’s Poolside . Drop-off/pick-up is at the Sullivan Community Center on swim days.

Camp Supervisor:  Julie Freels

REGISTER

Dates Days Time Location R/NR Swim Day/Lunch Option Lunch Fee Extended Care
7 1-week camps M-F 8 am-3 pm Century Park Pavilion $207/259 T/Th $14 $57/71
7/5-7/8 T-F 8 am-3 pm Century Park Pavilion $165/206 T/Th $14 $45/56

 

Trailblazers  Camp   K-4

Campers at Trailblazers Camp spend their days dabbling in arts & crafts, sports & games, water play, field trips, and special themed activities at Sullivan Community Center and neighborhood parks.  Campers participate in both indoor and outdoor activities designed to keep them active and engaged. Trailblazers Camp visits the Family Aquatic Center twice per week (weather permitting) with an optional lunch provided by Bobo’s Poolside.

Camp Supervisor:  Julie Freels

REGISTER

Dates Days Time Location R/NR Swim Day/Lunch Option Lunch Fee Extended Care
7 1-week camps M-F 8 am-3 pm Sullivan Community Center $207/259 M/W $14 $57/71
7/5-7/8 T-F 8 am-3 pm Sullivan Community Center $165/206 M/W $14 $45/56

 

The Great Outdoors Camp  5-6

The Great Outdoors Camp provides an enjoyable summer full of excitement! Each day is packed with a variety of games, team building activities, scavenger hunts, water play, and other exciting activities. Campers visit the Family Aquatic Center twice per week (weather permitting) with an optional lunch provided by Bobo’s Poolside. Campers embark on a field trip once per week.

Camp Supervisor: Anna Swain

REGISTER

Dates Days Time Location R/NR Swim Day/Lunch Option Lunch Fee Extended
7 1-week camps M-F 8 am-3 pm Peterson Park $207/259 M/W $14 $57/71
7/5-7/8 T-F 8 am-3 pm Peterson Park $165/206 M/W $14 $45/56

Teens Helping Hands Camp   7-8

Join us at our new Teens Helping Hands Camp! Campers have a chance to ‘hang out’ together at camp, while also participating and helping others in the community. Campers visit the Family Aquatic Center twice per week (weather permitting) with an optional lunch provided by Bobo’s Poolside. They also enjoy up to two field trips or volunteer projects per week, and spend one day at camp base.

Camp Supervisor: Anna Swain

REGISTER

Dates Days Time Location R/NR Swim Day/Lunch Option Lunch Fee Extended Care
7 1-week camps M-F 8 am-3 pm Sullivan Community Center $242/307 T/Th $14 $57/71
7/5-7/8 T-F 8 am-3 pm Sullivan Community Center $194/242 T/Th $14 $45/56

Kid Zone 1/2 Day Camp   K-7

Kid Zone is a 4 week camp offered in two 2-week session that compliments the Hawthorn Enrichment Institute. Campers will enjoy games, activities, sports and crafts. Kid Zone will also spend two days per week swimming at the Family Aquatic Center. Register children according to their school grade in 2022/2023.

Camp Supervisor: Anna Swain

REGISTER

Dates Days Time Location R/NR Fee Swim Day Only Extended Care
6/21-6/30 (no 6/20) M-Th 12 -3 pm Townline Elementary $132/165 T/Th $45/56
7/5-7/14 (no 7/4) M-Th 12 -3 pm Townline Elementary $132/165 T/Th $34/42