Day Camp and Afterschool Programs
Would you like to give your child the best summer of their life? Are you looking for quality before and after school programs? How about programs when school is not in session? In addition, we have programs like magic, cooking, or dance classes. Are you home schooled and looking to meet others for fun? If so, the Waukegan Park District is the place for you.
Because we know that recreational opportunities offer more than just physical activity, the Waukegan Park District offers a variety of youth, before/after school, off from school days, and day camps programs that use our facilities and parks as a teaching medium. Our programs have a tremendous influence on children and young people by teaching new skills, introducing them to critical environmental issues, promoting their emotional and physical development, increasing self-esteem by improving social skills and relationship building.
Sibling discounts are available for Day Camp and After School Programs. Click here for more information.
To register for programs using our online registration system, click here.
Before and After School Program Ages K-5
|B.A.S.E. (Before and After School Experience)|
The Waukegan Park District Before and After School Experience (B.A.S.E.) is for boys and girls from first through fifth grade. The Before School program is also available for morning Kindergarten students and the After School program is available for afternoon kindergarten students. Your child will participate in fun activities including games, arts and crafts, sports, nature activities and more! Homework assistance and snacks will be provided daily.
|Click here for the B.A.S.E. Parent Handbook|
|Click here for the B.A.S.E. Student Information Form - updating|
Click here for the B.A.S.E. Medical Information Form - updating
School Day Off, Holiday & Spring Break Programs Ages 6-12
Take a break from school, but not from friends and fun! The day will consist of field trips, arts and crafts, games, sports, and more!
School Days Off
Holiday Adventures Winter Break
Spring Break Adventures
|Summer Day Camps:|
|Choose from six different camp opportunities. We offer camps for preschools to teens; half and full-day; and before and after extended care. Click camp title for registration forms.|
|Camp Starburst (2-3 years old)|
|Camp Little Fort (3-5 years old)|
|Kaleidoscope Kids (5-10 years old)|
|Bowen Park Rangers (5-11 years old)|
|Belvidere Park Explorers (6-11 years old)|
|Teen Quest Camp (12-14 years old)|
|Counselor -In-Training (15-17 years old)|
|Permission to Dispense Medication Form|
|Medical Information Form|
|Camp Parent Handbook - English|
Belvidere Park Explorers, Bowen Park Rangers, and Teen Quest camps will once again incorporate the Wise Kids® program to its curriculum. Wise Kids® is a fun, educational program that promotes nutritional awareness, increased physical activity, and reconnecting children to outdoors. Each week the Wise Kids® program will be implemented in three parts:
Learn: A brief reading on the lesson’s topic (food pyramid, fruits and vegetables, recycling, geocaching, orienteering, etc.)
Do: Quick, fun, hands-on projects (mazes, word finds, art projects) based on the topic
Play: A minimum of 30 minutes of (often silly) physically active games and activities based on the topic
Each camper will also receive a backpack, workbooks and other learning materials.
Wise Kids Scholarship The Waukegan Park District has been selected by the Sajai Foundation to receive a scholarship that will be used to educate children about how to live a healthier life. The park district will receive programming kits from the three programs the foundation offers: Wise Kids, Wise Kids Two, and Wise Kids Outdoors. For more information regarding these programs, please contact Mike Mayfield, 847-360-4710. For press release, click here.