Before & After School Experience (B.A.S.E.)

The Waukegan Park District will be offering the Before & After School Experience (B.A.S.E.) on weekdays during the 2024 school year at the Belvidere Recreation Center, located at 412 S. Lewis Avenue in Corrine J. Rose Park. Registration will open Monday, July 15, 2024. Open to students from kindergarten to fifth grade, the unique day care program will engage students in safe and enriching activities, including arts, crafts, games, sports, and more. Students will also have time to complete their homework assignments.

Program requires a completed Waukegan Park District B.A.S.E. application packet and Waukegan Public Schools Alternate Transportation Application submitted to Julia Sanchez at and requires at least a 48-hour review period in order to arrange busing for your child. There is a $30 nonrefundable application fee for each participant, once the participant has been approved. There can be up to a two-week waiting period from the receipt of the application packet to the start date of any participant.

The Waukegan Park District accepts third-party funding from other organizations, such as YWCA and Mothers Trust Foundation, and has financial assistance available. For more information, contact Julia Sanchez at or (847) 360-4707.

Registration for BASE Programs can be processed in-person only.

Before School Program (Early Start)7am to 8:30am$184 per monthWaitlist
Before School Program (Late Start)7am to 9am$200 per monthWaitlist
After School Program (Early Release)3:30pm to 6pm$205 per monthWaitlist
After School Program (Late Release)4pm to 6pm$194 per monthWaitlist