Welcome to Your BEST SUMMER EVER!

Our favorite camp counselors can’t wait to meet you. Experience camp your way at an affordable price. All options reflect the grade campers will be entering in the fall.

Half Day Camp or Full Day Camp?

We offer both! Choose to enjoy summer camp for one week or for all three-week sessions. In addition, some camps offer a three day per week option!

 Plan Your Summer

These camps and preschool programs offer your child a fun, introduction experience into our programs. We offer:

  • Jr. Explorers and Explorers Camps (Half Day)
  • Explorers Camp (Full Day)
  • Summer Sprouts (Half Day)
  • 1-Week Themed Camps

Click here to view camp availability, location and fees.

These camps offer your child a camp experience filled with activities guaranteed to transport your child into a world of imagination and discovery. We offer:

  • Camp Learn to Swim
  • Camp Private Swim Lessons
  • Discovery Camp (Full Day)
  • Half Day Voyager Camp (Half Day)
  • Kindergarten Explorers (Half Day)
  • Mini Camp (Full Day)
  • 1-Week Themed Camps

Click here to view camp availability, location and fees.

These camps offer your child a camp experience filled with activities guaranteed to transport your child into a world of imagination and discovery. We offer:

  • Art Exploration (Enrichment Camp)
  • Camp Learn to Swim
  • Camp Private Swim Lessons
  • Discovery Camp (Full Day)
  • Half Day Voyager Camp (Half Day)
  • Messy Mania Camp (Enrichment Camp)
  • Mini Camp (Full Day)
  • Outdoor Survivor Camp (Full Day)
  • Science Camp (Enrichment Camp)
  • Step Into Sports Camp (Full Day)
  • Technology Mini-Camps (Enrichment Camp)
  • 1-Week Themed Camps

Click here to view camp availability, location and fees.

These camps offer your child a camp experience filled with activities guaranteed to transport your child into a world of imagination and discovery. We offer:

  • Adventure Camp (Full Day)
  • Art Exploration (Enrichment Camp)
  • Camp Learn to Swim
  • Camp Private Swim Lessons
  • Half Day Voyager Camp (Half Day)
  • Messy Mania Camp (Enrichment Camp)
  • Mini Camp (Full Day)
  • Outdoor Survivor Camp (Full Day)
  • Science Camp (Enrichment Camp)
  • Step Into Sports Camp (Full Day)
  • Swim Academy at the Aquatic Center
  • Technology Mini-Camps (Enrichment Camp)

Click here to view camp availability, location and fees.

These camps offer your child a camp experience filled with activities guaranteed to transport your child into a world of imagination and discovery. We offer:

  • Adventure Camp (Full Day)
  • Art Exploration (Enrichment Camp)
  • Camp Learn to Swim
  • Camp Private Swim Lessons
  • Half Day Voyager Camp (Half Day)
  • Messy Mania Camp (Enrichment Camp)
  • Mini Camp (Full Day)
  • Outdoor Survivor Camp (Full Day)
  • Science Camp (Enrichment Camp)
  • Step Into Sports Camp (Full Day)
  • Swim Academy at the Aquatic Center
  • Technology Mini-Camps (Enrichment Camp)

Click here to view camp availability, location and fees.

These camps offer your child a camp experience filled with activities guaranteed to transport your child into a world of imagination and discovery. We offer:

  • Adventure Camp (Full Day)
  • Aquatic Adventures Camp (Full Day)
  • Art Exploration (Enrichment Camp)
  • Camp Learn to Swim
  • Camp Private Swim Lessons
  • Camp Creations (Full Day)
  • Half Day Voyager Camp (Half Day)
  • Messy Mania Camp (Enrichment Camp)
  • Mini Camp (Full Day)
  • Outdoor Survivor Camp (Full Day)
  • Science Camp (Enrichment Camp)
  • Sports Camp (Full Day)
  • Swim Academy at the Aquatic Center
  • Technology Mini-Camps (Enrichment Camp)

Click here to view camp availability, location and fees.

These camps offer your child a camp experience filled with activities guaranteed to transport your child into a world of imagination and discovery. We offer:

  • Adventure Camp (Full Day)
  • Aquatic Adventures Camp (Full Day)
  • Art Exploration (Enrichment Camp)
  • Camp Learn to Swim
  • Camp Private Swim Lessons
  • Camp Creations (Full Day)
  • Half Day Voyager Camp (Half Day)
  • Junior Lifeguard Training (Special Interest)
  • Messy Mania Camp (Enrichment Camp)
  • Mini Camp (Full Day)
  • Outdoor Survivor Camp (Full Day)
  • Science Camp (Enrichment Camp)
  • Sports Camp (Full Day)
  • Swim Academy at the Aquatic Center
  • Swim Instructor Internship (Special Interest)
  • Technology Mini-Camps (Enrichment Camp)

Click here to view camp availability, location and fees.

These camps offer your child a camp experience filled with activities guaranteed to transport your child into a world of imagination and discovery. We offer:

  • Aquatic Adventures Camp (Full Day)
  • Art Exploration (Enrichment Camp)
  • Camp Learn to Swim
  • Camp Private Swim Lessons
  • Camp Creations (Full Day)
  • Half Day Voyager Camp (Half Day)
  • Junior Lifeguard Training (Special Interest)
  • Messy Mania Camp (Enrichment Camp)
  • Mini Camp (Full Day)
  • Outdoor Survivor Camp (Full Day)
  • Science Camp (Enrichment Camp)
  • Sports Camp (Full Day)
  • Swim Academy at the Aquatic Center
  • Swim Instructor Internship (Special Interest)
  • Teen Camp (Full Day)

Click here to view camp availability, location and fees.

These camps offer your child a camp experience filled with activities guaranteed to transport your child into a world of imagination and discovery. We offer:

  • Aquatic Adventures Camp (Full Day)
  • Camp Private Swim Lessons
  • Junior Lifeguard Training (Special Interest)
  • Outdoor Survivor Camp (Full Day)
  • Sports Camp (Full Day)
  • Swim Academy at the Aquatic Center
  • Swim Instructor Internship (Special Interest)
  • Teen Camp (Full Day)

Click here to view camp availability, location and fees.

These camps offer your child a camp experience filled with activities guaranteed to transport your child into a world of imagination and discovery. We offer:

  • Aquatic Adventure Camp (Full Day)
  • Camp Private Swim Lessons
  • Junior Lifeguard Training (Special Interest)
  • Outdoor Survivor Camp (Full Day)
  • Sports Camp (Full Day)
  • Swim Academy at the Aquatic Center
  • Teen Camp (Full Day)

Click here to view camp availability, location and fees.

Learn to become a camp counselor and add swim lessons to your camp experience. We offer:

  • Swim Academy at the Aquatic Center
  • Camp Private Swim Lessons
  • Junior Counselor Camp (Full Day)
  • Junior Lifeguard (Special Interest)

Click here to view camp availability, location and fees.

Learn to become a camp counselor while you are attending camp. You’ll become CPR and First Aid Certified, learn how to problem solve and assist with special events among many other fun and interactive activities.

  • Camp Private Swim Lessons
  • Junior Counselor Camp (full day)

Click here to view camp availability, location and fees.


 Two Convenient Locations. One Fun Summer.

Hunt Club Park Camps
920 North Hunt Club Road, Gurnee

Adventure Camp
Aquatic Adventure Camp
Camp Creations
Discovery Camp
Explorers Camp
Full Day Explorers Camp
Half Day Voyager Camp
Junior Explorers
Kindergarten Explorers
Sports Camp
Step into Sports Camp
Summer Sprouts

Viking Park Camps
4374 Old Grand Avenue, Gurnee

Adventure Camp
Discovery Camp
Junior Counselor Camp
Outdoor Survivor
Teen Camp
1-week camps for ages 4-12

  • 1 T-shirt per session 
  • 1 backpack for the summer
  • Weekly cookouts (for youth camps only)
  • Field trips (for youth camps only)
  • Swimming at Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center (for youth camps only)
  • All items should be labeled and brought daily to camp:
    - Water Bottle
    - Sunscreen
    - Lunch and Beverage
    - Swim Suit and Towel
    - Insect Repellent
    - Snack
    - Comfortable Shoes
    - Complete Change of Clothes (For our Younger Campers)
  • Camp team members are certified teachers, adults, college students and high school students
  • Ratio of campers to counselors is 10:1 for youth camps and 8:1 for early childhood camps
  • Counselors are First Aid, CPR, AED, and Epi-Pen certified

Meet the Counselors on Thursday, June 4 from 6:00-7:00 pm at your child's camp site

Camp is conducted outdoors and is held rain or shine, hot or cold. Campers will go inside on rainy days and will take shade/seek air conditioning on hot days. Extra water activities will be scheduled on hot days.

We transport campers by bus and Park District 15-passenger vans. All bus drivers have their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and currently drive a school bus for either Gurnee District 56 or Woodland.

  • Youth camps will swim three times a week at Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center
  • Campers will swim from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. The aquatic center will be closed to the public during this time
  • Campers are encouraged to wear a swimsuit under their clothes and come with sunscreen already applied on swim days
  • All swimming areas have trained lifeguards on duty at all times
  • Campers may bring money to purchase concessions
  • Each camper will be tested by the aquatic staff and given a swim band which corresponds to their swim abilities

Camp Swim Test at Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center

  • Saturday, May 30 at 10:00-10:30 am
  • Sunday, June  7 at 10:00-10:30 am

If medicine is to be dispensed at camp, a separate Dispense Medication Release Form must be completed. If you child has allergies requiring medication, an Allergy Action Form is also required.

Click here to download the entire list of policies for food allergies and medication at camp.

Refunds will be processed up to two weeks prior to the start of a session. A service charge of $50.00 per session per child will be assessed for full day camps, half day camps, and early childhood camps. A $5.00 charge will be assessed on all enrichment, specialty and mini camps. Camp service charges cannot be transferred. Refunds will not be issued if requested less than two weeks prior to the camp start date.

Camp Contacts

  • Gurnee Park District Main Office: 847-623-7788
  • Aimee Schneider, Early Childhood Coordinator: 847-599-5499
  • Laura Siwula, Youth Program Coordinator: 847-599-3764
  • Sabrina Hinkens, Youth Recreation Supervisor: 847-599-3746
  • Sue McDougle, Division Manager: 847-599-3767

Camp cell phone numbers will be activated the first day of camp.

Camp cell phone numbers will be activated the first day of camp.

Camp Forms

Summer Information Form (download)

Dispense Medication Form (download)

Allergy Action Form (download)

Youth Camps Parent Handbook (download)

Early Childhood Camps Parent Handbook (download)

 Permission Slips

Please have all applicable forms filled out before the first day of camp and all field trips.

Hunt Club Park Camps

  • Adventure 2/3 Camp
  • Adventure 4/5 Camp
  • Aquatic Adventures Camp
  • Camp Creations
  • Discovery Camp
  • Half Day Voyager Camp
  • Sports Camp
  • Step into Sports Camp
  • Teen Camp

Viking Park Camps

  • Adventure 2/3 Camp
  • Adventure 4/5 Camp
  • Discovery Camp
  • Junior Counselor Camp
  • Outdoor Survivor
  • Teen Camp

Camp Calendars

2020 camp Field Trip Calendars:

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

2020 Weekly Swim Schedule

Camp calendars will be available on the Friday before a new session begins.

Hunt Club Park Camps

  • Explorers Camp (Half Day)
  • Explorers Camp (Full Day)
  • Adventure 2/3 Camp
  • Adventure 4/5 Camp
  • Aquatics Camp
  • Creations Camp
  • Discovery Camp
  • Half Day Voyager Camp
  • Sports Camp
  • Step into Sports Camp
  • Teen Camp
  • Mini Explorers
  • Junior Explorers
  • Kindergarten Explorers
  • STEAM Camp
  • Summer Sprouts

Viking Park Camps

  • Adventure 2/3 Camp
  • Adventure 4/5 Camp
  • Discovery Camp
  • Teen Camp
  • Outdoor Survivor
  • Junior Counselor Camp
  • Make a Mess Camp 3&4 year-olds
  • Jr. Scientist Camp 3&4 year-olds
  • Space Adventure Camp 3&4 year-olds
  • ABC Art Camp 3&4 year-olds
  • Superhero Camp 3&4 year-olds
  • Fairytale Friends Camp 3&4 year-olds
  • Imagination Creation Camp 3&4 year-olds
  • Under the Sea Camp 3&4 year-olds
  • Construction Camp 3&4 year-olds
  • Make a Mess Camp 5-7 year-olds
  • Jr. Scientist Camp 5-7 year-olds
  • Space Adventure Camp 5-7 year-olds
  • ABC Art Camp 5-7 year-olds
  • Superhero Camp 5-7 year-olds
  • Fairytale Friends Camp 5-7 year-olds
  • Imagination Creation Camp 5-7 year-olds
  • Under the Sea Camp 5-7 year-olds
  • Construction Camp 5-7 year-olds