Summer Camps

2019 Summer Camps

Waukegan Park District summer camps feature fun activities, exciting trips, artistic adventures, friendly sports competitions, team-building exercises, nature exploration, and once-in-a-lifetime memories participants treasure for years. With so many options to choose from, our summer camps provide fun, structure, and safe activities for participants! For more information, contact Javi at (847) 360-4706 or jmartinez@waukeganparks.org.


Our Summer Camps

Participants can be registered at the Belvidere Recreation Center, Field House Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Center, or Jack Benny Center for the Arts. Families with more than one participant living in the same household will receive a discount for each additional participant in the same camp.

Bowen Park Rangers and Ranger Crew (Ages 5-13)
Monday, June 8, 2020 to Friday, August 14, 2020

This traditional day camp option is for children who have completed Kindergarten through the age of 12. A day of Rangers camp includes traditional camp activities: arts and crafts, sports and group games, nature, outdoor exploration, swimming and fi€eld trips.

Camp Days: Mondays-Fridays
Camp Times: 9am to 4pm
Location: Jane Addams Center in Bowen Park
Camp Fees: Residents: $115/week / Non-Residents: $135/week
Before Care Fees: Residents: $20/week / Non-Residents: $20/week
After Care Fees: Residents: $20/week / Non-Residents: $20/week


Belvidere Explorers (Ages 6-12)
Monday, June 8, 2020 to Friday, August 14, 2020

This exciting camp combines traditional camp activities along with opportunities to enhance one’s skills and/or interests through daily projects, extra trips, and speci€c activities that are theme related.

Camp Days: Mondays-Fridays
Camp Times: 9am to 4pm
Location: Belvidere Recreation Center in Corrine J. Rose Park
Camp Fees: Residents: $122/week / Non-Residents: $142/week
Before Care Fees: Residents: $20/week / Non-Residents: $20/week
After Care Fees: Residents: $20/week / Non-Residents: $20/week


Destination Exploration! (Ages 5-10)
Monday, June 15, 2020 to Friday, July 31, 2020

This traditional day camp option is for children who have completed Kindergarten through the age of 12. A day of Rangers camp includes traditional camp activities: arts and crafts, sports and group games, nature, outdoor exploration, swimming and fi€eld trips.

Camp Days: Mondays – Fridays
Camp Times: 9am to 4pm
Location: Lilac Cottage in Bowen Park
Camp Fees: Residents: $139/week / Non-Residents: $165/week
Before Care Fees: Residents: $20/week / Non-Residents: $20/week
After Care Fees: Residents: $20/week / Non-Residents: $20/week


Let’s Move Sports and Fitness Camp (Ages 6-12)
Monday, June 15, 2020 to Friday, July 24, 2020

Enjoy a number of €fitness and athletic activities including: cardio exercising, body weight training, basketball, dodgeball, volleyball, floor hockey, batting cages and climbing wall. Friday is swim day. This is a half day camp program from 1-4pm.

Camp Days: Mondays – Fridays
Camp Times: 1pm to 5pm
Location: Field House Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Center
Camp Fees: Residents: $69/week / Non-Residents: $79/week
Before Care Fees: Not Available
After Care Fees: Not Available


Summer Track and Field Camp (Ages 4-14)
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 to Thursday, July 23, 2020

Meet us on the track at Weiss Field (Waukegan High School) starting June 19 from 5pm to 6pm and participate in €field events, sprints, or distance events. Tuesday focuses on instruction and Thursday will be fun meets. Instructed by Ken Almond. End of season meet on 8/11. For more information about the program, call 847-360-4700.

Camp Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Camp Times: 5pm to 6pm
Location: Weiss Field
Camp Fees: Residents: $43/week / Non-Residents: $49/week
Before Care Fees: Not Available
After Care Fees: Not Available