Summer Camp


Register ONLINE or at the front desk of the Triphahn Center, Willow Recreation Center or The Club at Prairie StoneTM beginning February 27th at 8am. Registration closes every Thursday at Noon for the following week of camp.
Or download a registration form to fill out and bring.

Plan out your summer by downloading our planning chart for a view of dates, fees, ages, location names at a glance. Descriptions, addresses, contact info and links to register can be found below!

Payment Information 

  • Full payment is due at the time of registration for each camp session
  • A $5 sibling discount is available for each full day camp session/week
  • Sibling discount does not apply to early arrival, late stay, bus service or online registration
  • Registration must be taken in person to get a sibling discount

Sports Camps

Tournament Team Training Tennis Camp (11-17yrs)
This intensive training camp is for experienced players preparing for tournaments and high school try-outs. Campers must be prepared to work hard in a variety of point situational drills that will emphasize consistency, shot patterns, and match play. Tennis specific conditioning will be included. FRIDAY CAMP HOURS 1:00pm – 3:00pm, for match play.

Tennis Plus Mini-Camp (5-8 & 9-12yrs)
Campers will receive instruction under the supervision of The Club at Prairie StoneTM tennis professionals. Campers will also enjoy energetic off-court activities like wall climbing, volleyball, basketball, swimming and more.  The camper/instructor ratio is 8:1.

Figure Skating (6-16yrs)
Whether a beginner or an advanced skater, this is a super COOL way to spend your hot summer days! Skaters will spend time on the ice training to improve their skating skills, such as, balance, edge quality, power, music interpretation and low to high level jumps & spins. In addition, skaters will work in the Aerobics/dance room for off-ice warm up and Ballet/dance techniques. If your child needs early or late stay, see extended care options.

Hockey Day Camp (5-15yrs)
This all day camp is designed for existing hockey players passionate on improving their game to be at full speed for fall hockey. This training is geared towards the mastering of the SUMO foundation (7 elements of skating) and applying to the other 4 major skills, designed for high tempo games. Click the link above for more detail.

MooseJaw Summer 3v3 League info to come!

Horsemanship Camp (8-17yrs)
In the saddle you will learn the basics of riding at the walk and trot. Campers will learn tons of cool information about breeds, colors, markings of horses and more! Games and other activities will be done as well! Riders should wear jeans or Jodhpur pants and hard soled riding or hiking boots with a small, low heel.  Bring an approved riding helmet or bicycle helmet and a sack lunch.  Juice boxes or bottled water will be provided.

Jr. Sports Camp (6-8yrs)and Varsity Sports Camp (9-12yrs) 
Campers will learn skills for a variety of sports, gain self-confidence and sportsmanship techniques through individual and team activities.  Campers will swim at Seascape on Mondays & Wednesdays and attend a field trip one day. Once a week, campers will also visit another HE Parks facility including the golf course, driving range, Frisbee golf course, indoor rock wall and ice rink.

Kids First Basketball Fundamentals (6-13yrs)
I’ve Got Game! Basketball camp is fundamental! Basketball games & preparation; Parents have called Kids First Sports Safety Mandatory before playing the most injury prone youth sport. Players will be fulfilled with new basketball skills and safety to make them game ready.

Kids First Multi-Sport (6-13yrs)
Kids First Certified Coaches plan a combination of sports and games ranging from competitive to non-competitive and leisure. Including: (Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Basketball, Dodge Ball, Badminton, Flag Football, Bean Bags, Kick Ball, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, water balloon toss, Track & Field Events, & more).

Kids First Track & Field(6-13yrs)
It’s Timing! Fundamentals of each event that builds the foundation for Speed, Quickness, and Agility. Excellent Coaches will focus on teaching sprints, hurdles, jumps, distance running, and throws in a safe and fundamental way. The camp consists of Body Balance Techniques; speed, quickness and agility drills, producing a quicker, safer more powerful performer. A wide variety of timed events will take place during each day, concluding with an event Championship Series on the final day.

Kids First Volleyball (7-14yrs)
Spike IT! Fun and instructional camp prepare players to succeed in volleyball. Excellent Coaches plan strategic, FUN preparation drills and games that will increase skills & safety through fundamentals.

Jr. Leaders

Counselors-in-Training (12-14yrs) 
Teens must be 12-14 years old, no previous camp experience necessary. Teen leaders will be working alongside the teachers to plan camp activities.  Having fun and gaining important work experience; what a better way to spend the summer! Limited availability; only 1 teen leader per session code. Jr. Leader t-shirt will be provided.

STEM Camps

Ev3 Mindstorm Robotics
(8-13yrs) Participants will learn how to work with LEGO EV3 Mindstorm Robotics with structured curriculum that covers Lego build Technics, Engineering concepts and Programming techniques. This course teaches programming systematically reinforcing each concept through various missions and challenges.

Minecraft Game Making
(5-13yrs) Calling all Minecraft Gamers to create your own Mods and make it your own unique game. This camp takes your child’s interest in video gaming to creating something new using computer programming.

Entertaining Bots
(5-11yrs) Budding mechanical engineers will explore the laws of mechanics, work out engineering designs to build animal robots, cars, rovers and lots of mechanical inventions that brings out their best of creative learning.

Computer Programming
(5-11yrs) An exciting program designed to engage young minds and help them advance from being merely computer users to creators. Participants will learn fundamentals of programming through unplugged activities followed by drag-and-drop programming to write code.

Camp Parent Handbook 2019

Full Day Camps

All Day K Camp (5-6yrs)
(Previously known as Discovery Camp) 
An all-day camp for children entering Kindergarten or first grade. This camp incorporates age-appropriate camp activities, art projects, sports and games.  Campers will swim at Seascape on Tuesdays and Thursdays and attend a field trip typically on Fridays.
Calendar – Week of July 29
Calendar – Week of August 5

Teen Camp (11-13yrs)
This camp will help young teens develop leadership skills while enjoying crafts, games and sports.  The campers will swim on Mondays and Wednesdays and attend a field trip one day.  Once a week, the campers will also visit another HE Parks facility such as the golf course driving range, indoor rock wall or ice rink.
Calendar – Week of July 29
Calendar – Week of August 5

Splash Down Camp (6-13yrs)
Pack your swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen and splash into the last two weeks of camp! This specialty camp is an action-packed last blast of summer as we visit water parks and pools each day. We visit surrounding pools and water parks on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays then Seascape on Tuesday & Thursday.
Calendar – Week of July 29
Calendar – Week of August 5

All Stars Camp (6-13yrs)
Campers will participate in a variety of sports and games.  Campers will swim at Seascape on Tuesday & Thursday and go on sports-related field trips are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Calendar – Week of July 29
Calendar – Week of August 5

Adventure Camp (6-13yrs)
Campers will enjoy various outdoor and indoor activities.  Campers will swim at Seascape on Tuesday & Thursday and attend adventurous field trips on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Calendar – Week of July 29
Calendar – Week of August 5

Full Day Camps Sponsored by 

Extended Care

A great opportunity for working parents who want their children to be supervised before and/or after the regularly scheduled full day camp. Campers enrolled in Early Arrival will be bussed to their appropriate camp locations. Late Stay will be bussed from their appropriate camp locations. A small, healthy snack will be provided daily.
Early Arrival 5 days or 3 days
Late Stay 5 days or 3 days

LP Calendar – July
WRC Calendar – July

Preschool Camps

Tot Spot Two’s Camp (21mos-2yrs)
In this parent-child camp, children will be able to enjoy the camp experience too! This camp includes crafts, stories, songs and indoor & outdoor play. Children can gain socialization skills with the comfort of a parent/caregiver beside them.

Preschool Camp (3-4yrs)
2 day and 4 day options. Campers enjoy art, dramatic play, science, songs, outdoor play, and active games. Children should bring a healthy snack and water every day. All campers must be toilet trained. Pull-ups and diapers are not permitted. Every camper receives one t-shirt.

Healthy Kids Camp (3-5yrs)
Each camp class will focus on a different fruit and vegetable and we will talk about choosing foods that are good for our bodies. Please bring a small, healthy lunch each day, and wear gym shoes and comfortable clothing.

Nature Investigators (3-5yrs)
Children will experience hands-on learning in an outdoor environment. Learn about the environment that we live in and everything around us! Children should be dressed for the outdoors and bring a water bottle each day.

Safety Town (3.5-5yrs)
This safety education program introduces children to everything from pedestrian, car and bike safety to fire and home safety. Children can bring their own bikes and helmets or ride our Big Wheels through simulated streets to learn street safety. Each session will include a visit from a police officer and fire fighter. The last class of each session will take place at Seascape Aquatic Center where children will learn about water safety. Participants should bring a water bottle filled with water each day. Every child receives one t-shirt.

Ready for Kindergarten (4.5-6yrs)
In this fun summer camp, children will participate in academic activities to continue their learning over the summer. Daily activities will include a science experiment, a math activity, and literacy/language developmental activities. Children should bring their own lunch every day.

Kinder Camps

Kinder Camp (5-6yrs)
This special camp is for children who will be entering Kindergarten and 1st grade in Fall 2019 who want the great camp experience, but may not be ready for full-day camp yet. Children will make new friends as they explore weekly themes through art projects, classroom activities and outdoor play.  Every Wednesday we will journey to either Fabbrini Park or Vogelei Park for outdoor fun! Every Thursday we will visit Seascape Aquatic Center for an afternoon of swimming & splashing in the zero-depth area of the pool. Children must bring a lunch everyday. One camp t-shirt will be given to each child.

All Day K Camp (5-6yrs)
(Previously known as Discovery Camp) 
An all-day camp for children entering Kindergarten or first grade. This camp incorporates age-appropriate camp activities, art projects, sports and games.  Campers will swim at Seascape on Tuesdays and Thursdays and attend a field trip typically on Fridays.

Locations / Addresses

TC: Triphahn Center – 1685 W Higgins Rd   
WRC: Willow Recreation Center – 3600 Lexington Dr   
CLUB: The Club at Prairie StoneTM  – 5050 Sedge Blvd   
VOG: Vogelei Barn – 650 W Higgins Rd     
LP: Lincoln Prairie Elementary* – 500 W Hillcrest Blvd    
EIS: Dwight D. Eisenhower Junior High* – 800 Hassell Rd     
CH: Winston Churchill Elementary* – 1520 Jones Rd    
FAB: Fabbrini Park – 1704 Glen Lake Rd 
CWP: Cottonwood Park – 2029 East Parkview Circle 
DWF: Dunham Woods Farms, Inc – 9N755 Nesler Road, Elgin 60124 
*Camp locations at District 54 schools are subject to change.

Questions? Contact us

Full Day Camp (including Jr. & Varsity Sports and All Day K camp): Lisa Swan: 847-781-3631   
Tennis: Chris Cabanban: 847-285-5411   
Figure Skating: Melissa Motyka-Ciavarella 847-781-3642   
Hockey: Randy Jordan: 847-285-5501   
Horsemanship, Dance & STEM: Jody Dodson: 847-285-5432   
Kids First Sports Camps: Kyle Goddard: 847-285-5518   
Jr. Leaders, Preschool & Kinder Camps Natalie Wood: 847-285-5561

Refunds, Transfers, and Cancellations

No refunds or transfers can be made after the registration deadline (Thursday 12pm/Noon). Refunds after the start of a camp session are only available if accompanied by a medical note. We are unable to prorate fees for days missed due to illness, vacation, or behavior suspensions.