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!
Funseekers Day Camp and Camp Canteen
For ages 5-13, 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.
Funseekers Day Camp Drop off time is 7:30-9 am. We will not accept campers after 9 am. Pick up time is 3:45-4 pm, early pick-up is not allowed. After Camp Care is 4-6 pm.
Camp Canteen for ages 11-13
Our Funseekers Camp for children who will be in 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 for ages 5-10
At our Funseekers Camp for ages 5-10, 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.
Turf & Surf Camp
For 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.
Ultimate Sports Camp
A summer camp for 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 sided games. On the last day of camp, campers meet at The Hub at Berens Park for sand volleyball, mini golf 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!
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.
FAQ 2023 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.
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.
- May 1: Deadline to withdraw and receive a full refund, including the deposit for Funseekers & Camp Canteen.
- Starting May 2, until two weeks BEFORE the camp starts: Participants can be withdrawn and receive a 50% refund. After that, no refunds, except emergencies.
- 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.
- For newly added camps featured in the Summer Brochure a full refund will be issued if withdrawal requests are received by June 1, per camp, per child. Beginning June 2, a 50% refund will be issued per camp, per child. Refunds will not be issued for any withdrawal requests received less than two weeks before the start of the camp session.
Camp Handbook and Information Forms
Please review the Camp Handbook prior to your camp.
Every camper registered must have emergency forms completely filled out. Early Childhood Camps, Funseekers and Camp Canteen 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.
All other camps require a Camp Participant Information Form .These will be due by June 1.
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.
Questions? Reach out directly to Camp Supervisors using the Contact Form links below.