Summer Camps

Registration for the Waukegan Park District’s summer camps will be available on Friday, April 12, 2024! Full-day camps will be offered on weekdays from 9am to 4pm. Open to children from six (6) to twelve (12) years of age, the camps will engage children in safe and enriching activities, including arts, crafts, sports, explorations, and more.

Camp Orientation and Counselor Meet & Greet will take place on Friday, May 31, 2024 at the Belvidere Recreation Center.

The Waukegan Park District will be offering the following full-day summer camps:

  • Belvidere Explorers at the Belvidere Recreation Center, 412 S. Lewis Avenue
  • Bowen Park Rangers at the Jane Addams Center, 95 Jack Benny Drive
SessionDatePayment Due
Session 1June 3-7May 21
Session 2June 10-14May 28
Session 3June 17-21June 4
Session 4June 24-28June 11
Session 5July 1-5June 18
Session 6July 8-12June 25
Session 7July 15-19July 2
Session 8July 22-26July 9
Session 9July 29-August 2July 16

Before care from 7am to 9am and after care from 4pm to 6pm will be available for participants of Belvidere Explorers for an additional fee. Participants can be registered at the Field House Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Center.  

A $30 non-refundable deposit is needed to hold a spot for Full-Day Camps only (Belvidere Explorers and Bowen Park Rangers). The deposit is credited to the specified session’s remaining balance. Whether paying in full or placing a deposit, cancellation of registration (for each session a child is removed from) will result in the loss of the $30 deposit. To retain your child’s spot in camp, final payment is required by the registration deadlines. Final payments are due two weeks before a camp session begins. NOTE: A child is not ​officially enrolled until a $30 deposit AND a camp packet has been submitted to Julia Sanchez (jrsanchez@waukeganparks.org) at least two weeks prior to the start date.

The Waukegan Park District will be offering the following art camps:

  • Arts Park Academy, 39 Jack Benny Drive

Students will receive instruction in various art forms from our Arts Park Artist-in-Residence. On the final day of class, each young artist will display their work from the week at an Artist Reception. Arts Park Academy will offer Youth Week for ages 7-11 and Teen Week for ages 12-15. For more information, please contact Angela Marcum at (847) 360-4746 or marcum @waukeganparks.org.

The Waukegan Park District accepts third-party funding from other organizations, such as YWCA and Mothers Trust Foundation, and has financial assistance available.