Find a Camp for Kids or Teens

2019 Summer Camps

Camps are filling up fast, but we still have space left in a few! Unless noted, camps are $150 for DuPage residents and $175 for nonresidents.

NEW! Now offering supervised lunch breaks and playtime before and after some camps.

B (Before camp) 
8 – 9 a.m.  $45
A (After camp) 3 – 5:30 p.m.  $90
L (Lunch break) 12 – 12:30 p.m.  $15

Camp descriptions include links to registration. STEM science camp descriptions include thelooking-glassicon.

To check if a camp has a waitlist, call 630-933-7247. 


Entering Grades 1 & 2

Cold-Blooded Critter Camp

Cold-Blooded Critter Camplooking-glass

Become a junior herpetologist as you learn about the frogs, toads, snakes and turtles that live in our area.

Monday – Friday, Aug. 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – Noon
Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn


Entering Grades 3 & 4

Farmhands

Farmhands

Experience how kids lived in the 1890s with games and barnyard and farmhouse chores. Call Winfield Park District at 630-653-3811 for details and fees for supervised care before and after Farmhands and for Tuesday and Wednesday camps.

Monday, Thursday & Friday • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Starting July 8, 15, 22 or 29
Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago

NEW! Junior Ranger Camp

NEW! Junior Ranger Camp

Learn conservation and stewardship through nature play, crafts and outdoor games.

Monday – Friday • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. • B, A
July 8 – 12 • Herrick Lake in Wheaton
July 15 – 19 • Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook
$250 DuPage resident; $290 nonresident

Time Travel Detectives

Time Travel Detectives

Spend each day exploring a different historic site, meeting characters from the past, solving puzzles, cracking codes and searching for clues to unravel a mystery and save the day!

Monday – Thursday, July 8 – 11 • 9 a.m. – Noon
Kline Creek Farm inWest Chicago
St. James Farm in Warrenville
Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook
Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton


Entering Grades 5 & 6

Archery Camp

Archery Camp

Get closer to the bullseye by learning safety techniques, practicing proper shooting and participating in friendly competitions and games.

Monday – Friday, July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – Noon
Blackwell in Warrenville

Farmhands

Farmhands

Experience how kids lived in the 1890s with games and barnyard and farmhouse chores. Call Winfield Park District at 630-653-3811 for details and fees for supervised care before and after Farmhands and for Tuesday and Wednesday camps.

Monday, Thursday & Friday • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Starting July 29
Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago

Horse Sense

Horse Sense

Enjoy hands-on experiences with horses and the daily activities of a working barn as well as lead-line rides, stable chores, games, crafts and Friday Family Day.

Monday – Friday • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. • B, A
Starting July 8 or Aug. 5
Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton
$250 DuPage resident; $290 nonresident

Kayaking Camp

Kayaking Camp 

Learn about safety, gear, paddling strokes, navigation and handling a kayak on lakes and rivers.

Monday – Friday, July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – Noon
Hidden Lake in Downers Grove


Entering Grades 7 & 8

Riding Sense

Riding Sense

Enjoy all the fun of Horse Sense camp with the wonders and challenges of a daily riding lesson with a Danada instructor.

Monday – Friday • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. • B, A
Starting July 29 or Aug. 12
Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton
$400 DuPage resident; $460 nonresident

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has a great lineup of day camps for kids and teens. Registration for our summer camps opens January 1 for DuPage residents and February 1 for nonresidents.

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