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.
Family Programs, Special Interests, and Sponsorships
Youth and Teen Programs & Services
Family, Youth and Environmental Programs
Come see for yourself and know that your child is in good hands and having fun!
Sibling discounts are available for Day Camp and After School Programs.
B.A.S.E. (Before and After School Experience) Ages K-5
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.
Before School Program (7am-9am)
- After School Program – Early Release (2:30pm-6:00pm)
- After School Program – Late Release (3:30pm-6:00pm)
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!
- We Have Off (W.H.O.)
- Holiday Adventures Winter Break
- Spring Break Adventures
Summer Day Camps:
Choose from three 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 (links will be bold when available).
- Belvidere Park Explorers Camp (6-11 years old)
- Bowen Park Rangers (5-11 years old)
- Destination Exploration (5-10 years old)
- Let’s Move Sports & Fitness Camp (6-12 years old)
Special Recreation Summer Camps
Please contact Special Recreation at (847) 360-4760 for camp information and registration.
- Campapalooza (ages 6-12 years old with a disability)
- Half Day Happenings (ages 5-10 years old with a disability)
- TNT Camp (ages 13-17 years old with a disability)