2024 SENIOR CAMP (GRADES 4-5)

Camp starts each day at Main Beach. Campers experience three days of swim lessons, sand castle building, canoeing, kayaking, playground fun and lunch at the beach. At their sites they will have a fun-filled day of arts and crafts, group games, nature activities, and outdoor/playground play. Each week campers will forward to local field trips such as the splash pad at Woodscreek Park, campfires and archery at Veteran Acres Park, visits to the Nature Center or fishing at Shamrock Hills.

Please refer to our monthly calendars for a detailed schedule. Our weekly Camp Connect e-newsletters will keep you up-to-date on all camp happenings and special events.

MON-FRI 9 AM-3:30 PM

DAILY DROP OFF: Main Beach

CAMP LOCATION: Rotary Building

2024 summer Camp guide

Dates

Resident/Non-Resident Fee

Code

*Tu-Fri

**No camp Jul 4

Registration deadline: There is a $50 late fee if you sign up less than one week before the start of your session.

Tu-F, May 28-May 31*

$195 res/$205 non-res

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M-F, Jun 3-Jun 7

$195 res/$205 non-res

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M-F, Jun 10-Jun 14

$195 res/$205 non-res

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M-F, Jun 17-Jun 21

$195 res/$205 non-res

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M-F, Jun 24-Jun 28

$195 res/$205 non-res

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M-F, Jul 1-Jul 5**

$195 res/$205 non-res

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M-F, Jul 8-Jul 12

$195 res/$205 non-res

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M-F, Jul 15-Jul 19

$195 res/$205 non-res

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M-F, Jul 22-Jul 26

$195 res/$205 non-res

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M-F, Jul 29-Aug 2

$195 res/$205 non-res

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All Summer May 28-Aug 2

$1755 res/$1845 non-res

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LIMITED SPACE IN EACH SESSION

Extended Time Camp Options

We have Extended Time Camp options for Senior Campers

Camp Extended Time

Already registered for Senior Camp?

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Parent Orientation video

  • Senior Calendar

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  • Senior NEWSLETTERS 2024

    Camp Welcome Letter
    Session 1: May 28-May 31
    Session 2: Jun 3-Jun 7
    Session 3: Jun 10-Jun 14
    Session 4: Jun 17-Jun 21
    Session 5:Jun 24-Jun 28
    Session 6:Jul 1-Jul 5
    Session 7: Jul 8-Jul 12
    Session 8: Jul 15-Jul 19
    Session 9: Jul 22-Jul 26
    Session 10: Jul 29-aug 2
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    Gina Smak

    Senior Camp Director

    Gina has worked for the Park District for over 30 years! Gina is currently the site supervisor at Woods Creek Elementary, where she has written the annual winter play for the ET students to perform for families. Gina manages the senior camp program each summer, helping groom future camp counselors. In 2018, Gina won the Northwest Herald "Local Hero" award for her dedication and mentoring of our youth.
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    MAGGIE THOMPSON

    Asst Senior Camp Director

    WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU ATTEND? I studied Family and Consumer Sciences at Illinois State
    HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN A COUNSELOR? 9 YEARS
    AN INTERESTING FACT ABOUT ME IS I went to Cosmetology school in HS
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    jayden bell

    Senior Camp Counselor

    WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU ATTEND? I attend NIU and major in physical education
    HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN A COUNSELOR? This is my second year.
    A FUN FACT ABOUT ME IS I play volleyball at NIU
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    mareena berge

    Senior Camp Counselor

    WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU ATTEND? Kentucky Wesleyan College
    THIS IS MY FIRST YEAR AS COUNSELOR
    A FUN FACT ABOUT ME IS I used to have chicken and goats
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    karla boulos

    Senior Camp Counselor

    WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU ATTEND? MCC
    HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN A COUNSELOR? 4 YEARS
    A FUN FACT ABOUT ME IS I will be supervising West Elementary ET in the fall
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    cade collins

    Senior Camp Counselor

    WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU ATTEND? UW-Whitewater majoring in Finance
    THIS IS MY FIRST YEAR AS A COUNSELOR
    A FUN FACT ABOUT ME IS I like playing sports and weightlifting
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    aj cook

    Senior Camp Counselor

    WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU ATTEND? I am a sophomore at Olivet Nazarene University
    HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN A COUNSELOR? This is my second year
    DID YOU KNOW? I love walking my dog with my boyfriend
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    emma cox

    Senior Camp Counselor

    WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU ATTEND? Illinois State
    THIS IS MY FIRST YEAR AS A COUNSELOR
    A FUN FACT ABOUT ME IS I have two labradors named Finn and Stanley
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    mIA dietz-PAOLELLI

    Senior Camp Counselor

    WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU ATTEND? I study History Education at Illinois State
    THIS WILL BE MY FIRST YEAR AS A COUNSELOR
    A FUN FACT ABOUT ME IS I attended camp for about 8 years growing up
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    kailey dittrich

    Senior Camp Counselor

    WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU ATTEND? Saint Mary's College of Notre Dame
    THIS IS MY FIRST YEAR AS A COUNSELOR
    A FUN FACT ABOUT ME IS I played the clarinet for 7 years
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    bekah douglas

    Senior Camp Counselor

    WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU ATTEND? U of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    THIS WILL BE MY FIRST YEAR AS A COUNSELOR
    A FUN FACT ABOUT ME IS I am a direct descendant of Robert the Bruce King of Scotland
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    aiyla dwire

    Senior Camp Counselor

    WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU ATTEND? MCC
    THIS IS MY FIRST YEAR AS A COUNSELOR
    A FUN FACT ABOUT ME IS I attended camp when I was little
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    mia funck

    Senior Camp Counselor

    WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU ATTEND? I am a sophomore at Ole Miss
    THIS IS MY SECOND YEAR AS A COUNSELOR
    AN INTERESTING FACT ABOUT ME IS I am an only child.
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    harrison hall

    Senior Camp Counselor

    WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU ATTEND? Ohio State
    THIS IS MY SECOND YEAR AS A COUNSELOR
    A FUN FACT ABOUT ME IS I played hockey competitively for over 10 years
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    sarah krelle

    Senior Camp Counselor

    WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU ATTEND? UW-Milwaukee
    THIS IS MY THIRD YEAR AS COUNSELOR
    A FUN FACT ABOUT ME IS my favorite number is one million because it is the first number that makes your lips touch when you say it out loud.
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    kyle kuffel

    Senior Camp Counselor

    WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU ATTEND? Iowa State
    THIS IS MY THIRD YEAR AS COUNSELOR
    MY HOBBY is sports and I am a die hard Chicago fan
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    audrey kurth

    Senior Camp Counselor

    WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU ATTEND? Crystal Lake South
    THIS IS MY SECOND YEAR AS COUNSELOR
    A FUN FACT ABOUT ME IS I have about 50 cousins!
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    george laudermith

    Senior Camp Counselor

    WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU ATTEND? I graduated Illinois State majoring in Physics
    THIS IS MY SECOND YEAR AS COUNSELOR
    A FUN FACT ABOUT ME IS I became an uncle this year

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    nicholas letto

    Senior Camp Counselor

    WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU ATTEND? I am majoring in Social Studies education at the University of Iowa
    HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN A COUNSELOR? This is my first year
    AN INTERESTING FACT ABOUT ME IS I have played hockey my whole life and won state when I was 14
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    jack marsala

    Senior Camp Counselor

    WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU ATTEND? I graduated from Illinois State this year
    HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN A COUNSELOR? 5 years
    MY HOBBIES INCLUDE spending time outdoors and working out
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    lucy metz

    Senior Camp Counselor

    WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU ATTEND? Boston College
    HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN A COUNSELOR? 3 years
    MY HOBBIES INCLUDE crocheting, baking and hiking
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    ELLIE PIERZINA

    Senior Camp Counselor

    WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU ATTEND? U OF I Urbana-Champaign
    HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN A COUNSELOR? 3 years
    MY FAVORITE COLOR is purple
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    colin shock

    Senior Camp Counselor

    WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU ATTEND? MCC
    THIS IS MY SECOND YEAR AS A COUNSELOR
    A FUN FACT ABOUT ME IS I played baseball for nine years
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    BRODY SCHUTZ

    Senior Camp Counselor

    WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU ATTEND? Illinois State
    THIS IS MY SECOND YEAR AS A COUNSELOR
    A FUN FACT ABOUT ME IS I love to snowboard
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    savannah stagg

    Senior Camp Counselor

    WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU ATTEND? Miami University
    THIS IS MY SECOND YEAR AS A COUNSELOR
    A FUN FACT ABOUT ME IS I own two horses
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    emma swiersz

    Senior Camp Counselor

    WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU ATTEND? U of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    THIS IS MY FIRST YEAR AS A COUNSELOR
    MY HOBBY IS paddleboarding
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    evan thomas

    Senior Camp Counselor

    WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU ATTEND? I graduated from CL South HS
    THIS IS MY THIRD YEAR AS A COUNSELOR
    A FUN FACT ABOUT ME IS I am a metalhead!
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    SUSAN WILLIS

    Senior/Teen Extended Time Site Supervisor

    WHERE DO YOU WORK? I am an ET site supervisor at Husmann during the school year.
    HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN A COUNSELOR? 16 YEARS!
    MY FAVORITE SNACK IS popcorn or pretzels!
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    laci conner

    Senior/Teen Extended Time Counselor

    WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU ATTEND? I am majoring in Early Elementary education
    HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN A COUNSELOR? 2 YEARS
    MY FAVORITE SNACK IS coffee
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    donna dalton

    Senior/Teen Extended Time Counselor

    WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU ATTEND? I am ET site supervisor at Coventry Elementary school during the school year.
    HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN A COUNSELOR? 10 YEARS
    MY FAVORITE SNACK IS coffee!
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    naveah guzman

    Senior/Teen Extended Time Counselor

    WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU ATTEND? I am an ET counselor
    HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN A COUNSELOR? This is my first year
    MY FAVORITE SNACK IS spicy foods!
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    nathaniel muszynski

    Senior/Teen Extended Time Counselor

    WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU ATTEND? I am in 9th grade
    HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN A COUNSELOR? This is my first year
    MY FAVORITE SNACK IS oreos and milk