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Youth Summer Camps

Half Day Camps

Half Day camps offer campers entering Kindergarten through 6th grade an action-packed summer and is designed to expose both beginner and experienced campers to new adventures and experiences. Activities include nature, sports, games, crafts, cookouts, hikes, swimming, one field trip per session and the great outdoors. The Gurnee Park District offers a variety of half day opportunities including:

Half Day Voyager Camp This action-packed camp is for children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade. This camp is designed to expose both beginner and experienced campers to new adventures and experiences. Activities include nature, sports, games, crafts, cookouts, swimming, field trips and the great outdoors.

Camp O.A.S.I.S This afternoon camp is designed for children attending District 50 Summer Wonders. Campers will enjoy an afternoon of games, sports, nature, field trips, swimming, crafts, special events and the great outdoors. Parents must contact Woodland Transportation and pay the transportation fee in order to bus their child from school to camp.

Camp Create - This one week camp is ideal for the first-time camper and offers a fun and positive experience. Activities will be theme based to include arts and crafts, games, sports, and fun active play.

Full Day CampsCamp Friends

Full Day camps offer campers a full day experience. Each camp offers age specific activities guaranteed to transport your child into a world of imagination and discovery. At camp your child will meet new friends, develop social skills, build confidence and independence as well as gain a sense of responsibility. Full Day Camps include:

Discovery Camp - designed for campers entering Kindergarten and 1st grade and includes field trips, themed weeks, special events, cookouts, swimming, crafts, games and more! Staff to camper ratio is 1:8.

Adventure Camp - designed for campers entering 2nd through 5th grade is geared towards our older campers who enjoy field trips, cookouts, swimming, sports, games, crafts and more! Staff to camper ratio is 1:10

Teen Camp - designed for preteens entering 6th through 8th grade who are looking for new and exciting things to do this summer. Campers will swim twice a week and go on two field trips each week.

Outdoor Survivor Camp - designed for campers entering 1st through 8th grade who enjoy outdoor challenges like hiking, biking, canoeing, rock climbing, fire safety, outdoor survival skills and more!

Junior Counselor Camp - designed for campers entering 9th and 10th grade interested in becoming a future counselor

Sports Camp -  this co-ed camp will touch on specific sports (sign up for the session that reflects the sports you are interested in) as well as engage the children in other sports along the way. Campers will increase their knowledge and learn the basic skills of team sports, while improving their stamina and endurance. This camp also stresses the importance of giving 100% of his or her effort, fair play and sportsmanship. Campers will have the opportunity to play games once the skills have been improved upon. Our staff brings a high level of athletic ability, knowledge and enthusiasm to this camp. Campers must be prepared each day to be physically active. Safety and a secure environment are top priorities, as is encouraging each individual camper's unique abilities. Campers will enjoy weekly swimming and one field trip per session.

Session 1: Basketball/Baseball & Softball

Session 2: Soccer/Volleyball

Session 3: Basketball/Soccer

Step Into Sports Camp - This co-ed camp will focus on learning the fundamentals of sports through games and activities. Each session is broken into specific skills which will help improve the camper’s abilities. Our staff brings a high level of knowledge and enthusiasm to this camp. Campers will enjoy weekly swimming and one field trip per session.

Session 1: Throwing, Catching, Dribbling & Volleying

Session 2: Chasing, Fleeing, Dodging, Parachute, & Cooperative Learning

Session 3: Kicking, Punting, Striking with Implements

Sports Enrichment Camps

There are a plethora of sports enrichment camps at Gurnee Park District! We offer:

  • Chicago Fire Soccer Camps
  • Doogie & Mac's Soccer Camp
  • Challengers British Soccer Camp
  • Volleyball Professionals-Beach and Indoor
  • Skyhawks Summer Camp for Boys and Girls-S.N.A.G. Golf, Multi-sport camps, Flag Football, Basketball, Tennis and Track & Field
  • Lil Devil Volleyball Camp

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Enrichment Camps

Summer Enrichment Camps are great for participants who are interested in a camp atmosphere that offers a concentration in a specific interest like science, art, culinary, and dance/theater. Some of the camps offered include:

TechStars Totally Technology Camps:

  • FUN-gineering with Lego® Mini Camp
  • Advanced Lego® FUN-gineering
  • Robotics Adventures
  • Advanced Robotics with Scratch

TechZONE - 3 camps in 1

  • Minecraft: A Network Adventure
  • Advanced Video Game Programming with Scratch
  • Digital Movie Making: Make your own Angry Birds Digital Movie

Art Exploration: Projects will include ceramics, paper maché, and more!

Cooking Camp: Children will learn basic cooking techniques and skills. Each day, campers will cook a new dish themselves and create a recipe book.

Messy Mania Camp: Get ready to get messy. Campers will participate in activities that may include making slime/goo, splatter painting, shaving cream, and much more. Come dressed to make a mess.

Science Camp: Children will be introduced to the mysteries of science through hands-on interactive experiments. We will explore physics, chemistry, earth science and more.