Chicago Park District Camps Open!
Who is ready for Summer? We sure are!
You can start planning your summer by viewing all of our summer programs and setting up a wish list online now. We’re excited to welcome more children back to day camp this year (more info. on day camp below), but summer isn’t just for the kids! Check out our full line up of summer programs for all ages:
While the vast majority of our summer programs are back to in-person, we are continuing to offer programs online.
Online registration dates for all summer programs (including camps) are as follows:
Monday, May 10 for parks west of California Ave., beginning at 9 am
Tuesday, May 11 for parks east of California Ave., beginning at 9 am
Tuesday, May 11 for gymnastics centers, beginning at noon
Tuesday, May 18 for McFetridge Sports Center, Morgan Sports Center,
ComEd Rec Center at Addams Park and Gately Park Indoor Track & Field
Dependent on the number of program spots remaining, in-person registration will begin Friday, May 14 at most parks, and Saturday, May 22 at McFetridge Sports Center, Morgan Sports Center, ComEd Rec Center at Addams Park and Gately Park Indoor Track & Field.
Chicago Park District is looking forward to providing Chicago’s youth a fun-filled Summer of Possibilities through our in-person 2021 Day Camp program. They have increased their staff to camper ratio to 1:15 this summer. While not at pre-COVID ratios, Chicago Park District is up from last year. They excited to welcome more campers back this summer to engage in fun, safe, and inclusive activities.
6-week day camp runs June 28-August 6, 2021
A variety of camps are offered:
- Day Camp (for ages 6-12)
- Play Camp (for ages 3-5)
- Teen Camp (for ages 13-17)
- Camp Sign (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) and other Special Recreation Camps
- Sports Camps
- Specialty camps such as Adventure Camp, Arts & Cultural camps & Nature camps
Note: camp dates and times vary
Late summer camps run August 9 – 13 and/or August 16 - 20 at many parks
Due to space limitations, this year's camps will only be available for Chicago residents
The most recent COVID-19 guidelines will be followed to ensure safety and fun for all
Financial assistance is available for city of Chicago residents. Learn more here: Financial Assistance
FOR MORE INFO ABOUT DAY CAMP: 2021 Day Camp Webpage