The Plainfield Park District is pleased to announce it is moving forward with summer camps for 2020, starting the week of June 8th. Registration for one or more weeks can be done through our park district’s website at www.plfdparks.org.

We remain committed to maintaining a safe, clean and healthy environment for our staff and campers. Due to the guidance set forth by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunitities (DCEO) requirements for us to offer our summer camp program, we will have very strict capacity numbers to follow. Additionally, field trips and swim days will not take place and instead will be replaced by social distancing games, brain games, science experiments, crafting and other hands on activities. If you are interested in having your child participate in our summer camp, please register as soon as possible. Rest assured, discussions continue on a daily basis on how we can provide our campers with a much needed, fun filled summer camp experience for summer 2020!

Information and guidelines are changing rapidly. The Park District will continue to make adjustments as we gather additional information.

It is important for you to know that we have based this decision on and put in place, the safety measures listed below, based on the information that we have currently received from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Camp Association and the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (CDC, ACA, DCEO).

  • Summer Camp Mask Guidelines

    Based on the information that the park district currently has (CDC, ACA, DCEO) it is our plan that campers will not be required to wear masks outdoors. Additionally, children may or may not be required to wear masks indoors, depending on the activity and the ability to maintain a 6’ social distance. We will require children to wear a mask at drop-off.

    Additional safety measures and camp information are listed below.  If you have any camp questions, please contact Leslie Anderson at anderson@plfdparks.org.

  • General Information (Summer 2020)

    • Registration for all camps will only be held online.
    • General Day Camp will be offered in groups of 10 campers and 2 staff. 
    • Campers will participate in activities only with their specific camp group.
    • Camp sessions will run: 8:30am-3:30pm.
    • “Extra Fun” will be offered for an additional charge: 7:30a-8:30a and/or 3:30p-5:30p at each location.
    • Camp location, Bott Park (24550 Renwick Rd.)
    • Drop off/Pick-up will be at the PARC facility, on the south side of the building, parallel to Renwick.
    • Campers will be required to wear face-coverings when appropriate as defined by the CDC and will follow appropriate social distancing guidelines.
    • Campers that do not follow instructions will be asked to leave camp. Safe behaviors will be strictly enforced.
    • Campers will be required to bring their own lunch, 2 snacks, refillable water bottle, face covering and towel.
    • Parents/Guardians will be required to confirm daily that their child does not have any COVID symptoms.
  • Safety Guidelines (Summer 2020)

    • Guardians will need to conduct temperature checks every morning prior to bringing camper to camp. NO child with a fever will be allowed to attend camp.
    • Campers will be dropped off and picked up curbside at the south end of the building, parallel to Renwick.
    • Campers will wash hands upon arrival as well as before and after each camp activity or event.
    • Staff and campers will wear masks when appropriate as defined by CDC.
    • Campers will be encouraged to stay 6’ apart throughout the day.
  • Essential Requirements of Campers (Summer 2020)

    Every camper must be able to do the following:

    • Wear a face covering while exiting their car at drop off.
    • Independently put on and remove face covering, as needed.
    • Remain with their group throughout the day and not wander away from their group or to other groups.
    • Be able to tend to their toileting needs independently.
    • Refrain from touching another camper (ex. hug, high five, hitting).
    • Maintain personal space and keep a 6 foot distance from peers & staff to ensure proper social distancing guidelines, when necessary.
    • Remain outside for an entire day of camp without access to air conditioning.

    *A Camper that is unable to follow the above requirements will be sent home and not able to return this summer.

  • American Camp Association Accreditation

    The Plainfield Park District is proud that our summer day camps are accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA). This nationally recognized program, developed exclusively for the camp industry, focuses on program quality, health and safety issues. It also requires us to review every facet of our day camp operations on an annual basis. We have voluntarily submitted to this independent audit by camp experts and have earned this mark of distinction.

  • Health & Emergency Information

    Participant Emergency and Health History Forms are necessary for the safety of our campers and staff will not allow campers to be dropped off without having one on file. We ask that parents complete these forms on or before the Thursday prior to their first camp week so that we can have time to prepare for camp.

    The Summer Camp Emergency Form can be found here:

    https://www.plfdparks.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Summer-Camp-Emergency-Form-2020.pdf

    The Camper Health History Form can be found here: 

    https://www.plfdparks.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Camper_Health_History2020.pdf

    If your child will need to take medication while at camp, a Medication Dispensation Form must also be filled out.  No medication (including inhalers or bee sting kits) will be dispensed unless this form has been completed. Get additional prescriptions filled now so we can keep them on site throughout the summer.

    The Permission to Dispense Medication Form can be found here: 

    https://www.plfdparks.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Permission-to-Dispense-Medication.pdf

    If your camper has an allergy or a special accommodation request, please indicate this information upon enrollment. While an allergy free campsite cannot be guaranteed, staff will work with you to make the environment as safe as possible for your camper.

    For more information about summer camps at the Plainfield Park District please contact Leslie Anderson at 779-252-2743.

  • Session Dates & Fees

    Traditional Camp

    Youth Day Camp:

      Kindergarten (Program #22401)

                    1st-2nd Grade (Program #22402)

                    3rd Grade (Program #22403)

                    4th-5th Grade (Program #22404)

                    MSA Camp 6th-8th (Program #23406)

    SectionDates (M-F)Youth Day Camp K-5th Grade (See Above Program #’s)MSA Camp 6-8th Grade (See Above Program #’s)
    B1Session 2: June 8-12R $189/NR $236R $210/NR $263
    C1Session 3: June 15-19R $189/NR $236R $210/NR $263
    D1Session 4: June 22-26R $189/NR $236R $210/NR $263
    E1Session 5: June 29-July 3R $189/NR $236R $210/NR $263
    F1Session 6: July 6-10R $189/NR $236R $210/NR $263
    G1Session 7: July 13-17R $189/NR $236R $210/NR $263
    H1Session 8: July 20-24R $189/NR $236R $210/NR $263
    I1Session 9: July 27-31R $189/NR $236R $210/NR $263
    J1Session 10: August 3-7R $189/NR $236R $210/NR $263

     Extra Fun! (Program # 22400)

    SectionDates (M-F)TimePrice
    B1June 8-127:30-8:30aR $16/NR $20
    B2June 8-123:30-5:30pR $28/NR $35
    C1June 15-197:30-8:30aR $16/NR $20
    C2June 15-193:30-5:30pR $28/NR $35
    D1June 22-267:30-8:30aR $16/NR $20
    D2June 22-263:30-5:30pR $28/NR $35
    E1June 29-July 37:30-8:30aR $16/NR $20
    E2June 29-July 33:30-5:30pR $28/NR $35
    F1July 6-107:30-8:30aR $16/NR $20
    F2July 6-103:30-5:30pR $28/NR $35
    G1July 13-177:30-8:30aR $16/NR $20
    G2July 13-173:30-5:30pR $28/NR $35
    H1July 20-247:30-8:30aR $16/NR $20
    H2July 20-243:30-5:30pR $28/NR $35
    I1July 27-317:30-8:30aR $16/NR $20
    I2July 27-313:30-5:30pR $28/NR $35
    J1August 3-77:30-8:30aR $16/NR $20
    J2August 3-73:30-5:30pR $28/NR $35

     

  • Registration Deadlines & Refunds

    The deadline for registering for summer camps (unless indicated otherwise) is 5pm, the Thursday prior to the start of each session. This allows the Park District to properly and safely staff our camps.

    If you should need to cancel a camp registration, a $20 cancellation fee will apply to all refunds for each session of park district camps.  Cancellation requests must be made to the Recreation Manager a minimum of two weeks prior to the start of camp to receive a refund. Refund requests within two weeks will only be considered if the vacated spot can be filled with another participant.

  • Summer Camp FAQ's

    How do I cancel my camp registration and receive a refund?

    A $20 cancelation fee will apply to all refunds for each session of park district camps. Cancellation requests must be made to Recreation Manager a minimum of ONE week prior to the start of camp to receive a refund. Refund requests within ONE week will only be considered if the vacated spot can be filled with another participant.

    Are late fees accessed if I am late picking up my child from camp?

    Pick up time is the responsibility of the parents/guardians. A $20.00 fee may be assessed at 10 minutes late and an additional $5 for every 5 minutes after that.

    Can my child check themselves into and out of camp?

    Campers that are in the MSA camp group may be granted permission by their parent or guardian to sign themselves in and out of camp. Written notification must be provided in advance, by the parent, and will be kept on file at the campsite.

    What should I do if my camper will not be attending a day of camp?

    Parents should call, email or send a “remind” message to the Recreation Manager, informing the camp the child’s absence. If we do not hear from you (via phone or written notification) and the counselor reports your camper absent, the coordinator will make every attempt to contact you by phone. Please help staff avoid unnecessary phone calls by reporting your camper’s absence.

    What items should my camper bring to camp with them?

    Campers should come dressed in comfortable clothes and shoes that can get dirty. Gym shoes are highly recommended. Campers should bring a reusable water bottle, a healthy lunch, two snacks, a towel, and sunscreen.

    What items should my camper NOT bring to camp?

    Please leave all toys, games, weapons, money, electronic equipment (including cell phones) and any other valuables at home. These only serve as distractions that can lead to behavior problems or disappointment if the item is lost, stolen or damaged.

    What happens during weather emergencies?

    The weather is checked each day in preparation to make changes to activities as needed. During severe weather (thunder, lightning, tornados) campers are taken to an indoor location immediately. If the National Weather Service determines a heat emergency exists, camp activities will be modified to be more passive and less strenuous. More frequent water breaks will be provided. If possible, campers will be moved to the air-conditioned facility.

  • Dress Code

    Campers should dress for the weather and must wear gym shoes and socks. Please do not send your child in open-toed shoes as they may not be allowed to participate in physical activities.

  • Lunches, Water & Snacks

    Campers must bring adequate food, snacks and water for the duration of the time they are at the program. The park district does not provide lunch to campers. Because of the nature of the program, it is also advisable that your child bring a water bottle daily. The park district will provide adequate drinking water for participants to refill their water bottles. Any other beverages must be provided by parents. Glass bottles are not permitted.

  • Camp Goals

    The camps, organized by the Plainfield Park District, are recreational in nature and revolve around the following goals; to provide opportunities to learn new skills, make new friends and build confidence.  We hire counselors who we believe will help us achieve these goals.  They are called upon to be a mentor, educator and friend.  They are asked to give of themselves to the utmost, thus helping to meet the above as well as have a fun, safe and enjoyable summer at our camp.  We hope you enjoy what our park district has to offer!  We are continually striving to make camp a great experience for all participants.

  • Severe Weather Plan

    Severe weather consists of extreme high winds, dark sky, increased rain fall, and/or tornado warning or watch. If severe weather approaches, camp will be moved indoors.

Contact Us

Plainfield Park District
24550 West Renwick Road
Plainfield, IL 60544

(815) 436-8812

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