Summer Camp information is now available in the Spring Brochure.

  • Camp Canteen
  • Soccer Camp
  • Funseekers Camp
  • Superhero Camp

Registration for 2024 summer camps is now open!

Dream, explore, and so much more. The Elmhurst Park District offers a variety of Summer Camps, from a full-day camp experience with full time day care to short one-week camps exploring a particular interest.

With everything from Swim Camp to Gymnastics Camp, Funseekers to Tennis Camp, your happy camper will enjoy a summer full of new activities in a nurturing environment designed to maximize opportunities for HAVING FUN!

Day Camp Options

Funseekers Mini (ages 4-5) - NEW!

An action packed, full day of camp. Campers will spend most of the time outdoors with age-appropriate activities and themes. One special guest will visit the camp for extra camper fun each week! Campers will also walk to The Hub to play in the spray ground at least once a week. The schedule includes rest time. Campers should bring a water bottle, sunscreen, towel, nut free lunch and two snacks each day. 

Funseekers Day Camp (ages 6-10)

This is THE go-to camp for an exciting summer of fun! Let our experienced, enthusiastic, and highly trained staff lead your child through a safe and engaging summer. We have small groups, low camper to staff ratios, and great indoor and outdoor spaces for our many well-planned activities.

Choose between our original north side location at the Wagner Community Center and our beautiful south side location at the Eldridge Park Recreation Building. After Camp Care is also available at both locations. Campers will swim at our outdoor pools two times a week and attend one field trip a week.

Camp Canteen Teen Camp (ages 11-13)

Our Funseekers Camp for children who entering grades 6th-8th in the fall. Teen Campers will swim in our outdoor pools twice a week and attend two field trips a week. 

Funseekers & Camp Canteen Program Information

Turf & Surf Camp (ages 10-14)

Each morning, we'll hit the turf with your bike and visit local destinations for an outdoor adventure. After lunch, we'll bike to the pool for swimming. All campers are required to have a working (geared) bike, bike lock, helmet, water bottle and backpack. Beginners are welcome to enroll in the Intro to Turf & Surf Camp to try out the camp at a slower pace. 

Half Day Camp Options

Ultimate Sports Camp (ages 5-10)

Ultimate Sports Camp emphasizes skill development and fundamental knowledge of various sports. In addition to the classics of soccer, baseball, and basketball, campers will have the chance to experience unique sports such as Ultimate Frisbee, Kickball, Lacrosse, Capture the Flag, and Wiffle Ball.  Once participants acquire a basic skills foundation, we'll implement their learnings in small games.  On the last day of camp, campers meet at The Hub at Berens Park for sand volleyball and batting cages. 

Add on Half-Time, our lunch program to extend the fun. Pack a healthy sack lunch and water bottle and refuel on the sideline before participating in an afternoon session of Ultimate Sports Camp to make the fun last all day!

Camp Firefly (ages 3-5)

Camp Firefly caters to Elmhurst's youngest campers. Weekly themes and daily activities include arts & crafts, stories, games, outdoor play, and themed activities. Camp Firefly is the perfect way to ease your child's transition into preschool or keep your preschooler active and engaged throughout the summer. Children must be able to use the restroom independently.

Tickets to Travel (ages 3-5)

Spend your summer exploring the world without ever having to leave Elmhurst! Stamp your passport in Germany, Mexico, China, Italy and more! Each week we’ll explore a different country and talk about their culture, food and traditions through crafts, games, and stories. 

Safety Town Camp (ages 4.5-6)

Be a safe citizen in Elmhurst’s miniature Safety Town. Learn about tricycle, pedestrian, train, police, fire, electrical, pet and bus safety in addition to basic first aid. Course activities include stories, guest speakers, activities, and guided play around Safety Town. Each child receives materials to extend safe learning at home. 

Recreation and Enrichment Summer Camps

Camps in recreation programs, including aquatics, early childhood, dance, golf, gymnastics, tennis and theatre are also available during the summer. Check out our flyer of camps by age for a full list of camp offerings (available Late Winter 2024)

FAQ 2024 Summer Camps


Does the Elmhurst Park District prorate camp fees?
Camp fees will be prorated in whole weeks only and only after the camp has started its session. For example, a camper who starts camp on any day other than a Monday, must pay for the entire week they start camp.

Can I register for camp but only pay for the days my child can attend?
No. Campers must register and pay for each camp as it is offered.

Waitlist Policies

If the camp you have selected is full, you will be put on the waiting list for that section.

If an opening becomes available those on the waitlist will be contacted according to their position on the waitlist. If there is more than one week before the first day of the camp, you will have 48 hours to respond and provide payment to secure your placement in the camp. If there is less than one week before the first day of the camp, all participants on the waitlist will be contacted and open positions will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.


  • Until 2 weeks before the camp starts: Deadline to withdraw and receive a full refund, including the deposit for Funseekers & Camp Canteen.
  • After it is two weeks before the camp starts: No refunds will be given except in emergency situations. These will need to be approved by the Program Supervisor. 
  • If the customer requests that the refund be issued to a credit card or as a check, a $5 service charge will be deducted from the refund.

Camp Handbook and Information Forms

The 2024 Camp Handbook will be posted by March 1, please check back after that date to view our camp policies and procedures.

Every camper registered must have emergency forms filled out. All in-house camps will utilize ePact, an electronic health record system for camps and schools. More information about ePact for these camps will be sent to you after registration. 

The security, confidentiality and privacy of your camper’s personal information will always be protected. Only select Elmhurst Park District staff will have access to camper information.

Camp Staff and Training

A qualified adult supervisor or director supervises each camp. Staff at each camp are mature and enthusiastic about keeping your child safe and having fun. All camp staff complete a training program that includes CPR/AED training, supervision and safety techniques, activity development, first aid, and pool safety for camps that visit pools.

Camp Contacts

Questions? Reach out directly to Camp Supervisors using the Contact Form links below.

Funseekers & Camp Canteen - Trent Grossman

Turf & Surf, Swim and Gymnastics - Kelsi Grubisch

Sports Camps - Andre Cobbs

Dance Camps - Erin Lee

Early Childhood Camps - Michele Zielinski

StagePlay Camps - Erin Lee

Sugar Creek Golf Camp - Cory Ferrell

Tennis Camps - Christa Wood

Youth General Interest Camps - Sean Tovey