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Plainfield Park District Summer Day Camp 2020

We know it’s never too early to start planning for your student’s summer day camp experience and that you as parents have a multitude of choices when it comes to your child’s summer camp options.

That’s why at the Plainfield Park District our camp directors and counselors are always striving to provide your camper with the best, safest, and most memorable summer camp experience each year. To help provide that assurance that parents are getting the best camp for their kids, the Plainfield Park District recently completed all of the preparations to achieve accreditation from the American Camp Association. The year and a half review process included site visits from ACA staff as well as a review of 150 standards to achieve the accreditation. Areas reviewed included: core/foundational, administration, facilities, health and wellness, staff qualifications, training, supervision; program design and activities; and program aquatics.

To help you plan for summer 2020, below you will find all of the information needed to get started including a timeline for registrations deadlines. The first day of camp is June 1! See you this summer!

Monday, March 2, 2020 – 2020 Summer Day Camp Registration begins at the Plainfield Park District, on a first come-first served basis.  Register online or in-person at the Prairie Activities and Recreation Center PARC (24550 W. Renwick Rd, Plainfield, IL 60544). (Note-payment plans must be set up in-person)

Monday, March 16, 2020 – 2020 Summer Day Camp, Field Trip Calendars will be available on the Plainfield Park District Camp web page.

Saturday, March 21, 2020 – 2020 Summer Camp Open House at Prairie Recreation and Activity Center PARC (24550 W. Renwick Rd., Plainfield, IL) from 8 to 11am. Come get any of your camp questions answered and register on the spot with our customer service staff!

Friday, April 3, 2020 – Last day to take advantage of the 2020 Summer Camp Payment Plan (claim your spot starting March 2nd).

Thursday, May 28, 2020 – Meet the Counselors Night at PARC (Prairie Activities and Recreation Center, 24550 W. Renwick Rd., Plainfield, IL 60586) from 7p-8p.

Thursday, May 28, 2020 – Please have participant Emergency Forms completed and turned in by this time so our staff has time to prepare for the upcoming weeks.

June 1, 2020 – First day of camp!!

June 15, 2020 – Final payment for all camp sessions must be made by 5 PM or the Park District will cancel registrations.

  • 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)
    A1Session 1: June 1-5R $189/NR $236R $210/NR $263
    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
    A1June 1-57:30-8:30aR $16/NR $20
    A2June 1-53:30-5:30pR $28/NR $35
    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.

  • 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 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 the Participant Emergency Form on or before the Thursday prior to their first camp week so that we can have time to prepare for camp. Parents will receive this form at the time of registration or can print from our website after March 1st, 2020. (

    If your child will need to take medication while at camp, a Medication Dispensation Form must also be filled out.  Parents can also get this form at the time of registration or can print from our website after March 1st, 2020. (  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.

    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.

  • Summer Camp FAQ's

    Is there a payment plan offered for summer camps?

    There is a payment plan offered for our park district summer camps. To be eligible for the payment plan, registration must be received no later than Friday, April 3rd, 2020.

    When is full payment for summer camp due?

    Full payment for all camp sessions must be made by 5:00pm on June 15, 2020. If payment is not made in full by this time, the park district will cancel the registrations.

    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 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.

    What forms do I need to fill out for camp?

    All campers are required to have an Emergency Form turned in to the park district, by the Thursday prior to the start of camp. This form can be picked up at the time of registration or printed from our website.  Staff will not allow participants to be dropped off without having this form on file.

    What if my child has allergies, medical conditions or other special needs?

    Please note any pertinent medical information on your registration and on the Emergency Form. While staff cannot guarantee an allergy-free campsite we will work with families to make the environment as safe as possible for the camper. Campers who require the assistance from LCSRA should note this when registering for the camp. Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the start of a camp session to allow time for LCSRA to place an aide.

    Can my camper take their medication while at camp?

    If possible, all medication should be taken at home prior to or after camp. If your child needs to take a medication while at camp, the Medical Dispensation Form must be filled out. No medication (including inhalers or sting kits) will be dispensed without this form. Medications will be collected on the first day of camp. Medications should be brought to the program in the original packaging and state the dosage, doctor, phone and times per day the medication should be taken.

    How do I check my child in/out at camp? Who is allowed to check my child out?

    Campers will not be allowed to check-in prior to the start time of the camp. Parents must sign in their child every day.

    Campers must be signed out of camp each day by a parent/guardian or other person listed on the camper’s emergency form. Only those listed on the emergency form as authorized to sign-out the child will be allowed to do so. Everyone is required to show a picture ID to staff during the sign-out. Campers will not be allowed to leave with any adult not listed on the emergency form.

    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, and sunscreen. Please check the weekly newsletter or any “remind” messages that may ask for any other items that may be helpful or go along with the theme for the day.

    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.

  • Camp Forms

  • 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. If sending additional clothing for your camper, please send in a tote bag with your child’s name on it. The park district is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.

  • 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.

  • LCSRA Inclusion Aid & Support

    Lily Cache Special Recreation Association (LCSRA) provides inclusion services for individuals who wish to participate in general recreation programs. An individual with a disability can have a beneficial and rewarding experience by participating with their peers without a disability. LCSRA can provide support to an inclusive experience by training staff, adapting activities, working with behavioral modifications and providing support staff. Each individual needs to be aware of a few simple guidelines prior to an inclusive experience. When registering, make sure to indicate on the registration form that you need accommodations. Be aware of and able to follow the rules of conduct for the program, with or without accommodations. Be willing to participate in the scheduled activities. LCSRA works cooperatively with you and the Park District to provide reasonable accommodations.

Contact Us

Plainfield Park District
Recreation Administration Center
23729 W. Ottawa St.
Plainfield, IL. 60544

(815) 436-8812