2023 Summer Day Camp
Registration Opens on February 25
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Our experienced, enthusiastic, and highly-trained camp counselors guide your child through a safe and engaging summer. We have small groups, low camper-to-staff ratios, and great indoor and outdoor space for our many well-planned activities. Our camp is safe, convenient and affordable. Before and After Camp is also available for an additional charge.
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.
- Registration for all camps can be done online or in-person @ PARC (24550 Renwick Rd.).
- Payment plans can be set up in-person if you are enrolling in 3 or more sessions.
- General Day Camp will be offered in groups of 16-20 campers and 2 staff, depending on the age group. (K-1st Grade= 16, 2-3rd Grade= 18, 4-8th Grade=20).
- Camp sessions will run: 8:30am-3:30pm.
- “Extra Fun” will be offered for an additional charge: 7:30am-8:30am and/or 3:30pm-5:30pm.
- Camp location, Bott Park (24550 Renwick Rd.)
- Drop-off and pickup will be in the grassy area, across from the playground.
- Drop off and pickup on Thursday swim days will be at Boy Scout Park (23729 W. Ottawa St.), across from the pool.
- Campers that do not follow the Plainfield Park District’s code of conduct, found on the emergency form, will be asked to leave camp. Safe behaviors will be strictly enforced.
- Campers will be required to bring their own lunch, 2 snacks, and a refillable water bottle.
Youth Day Camp
- Kindergarten (Program #83200)
- 1st Grade (Program #83201)
- 2nd Grade (Program #83202)
- 3rd Grade (Program #83203)
- 4th Grade (Program #83204)
- 5th Grade (Program #83205)
- Middle School Aged (MSA) Camp 6th-8th (Program #83206)
|Section||Dates (M-F) 8:30a-3:30p||Youth Day Camp K-5th Grade (See Above for Program #’s)
(INCLUDES ONE FIELD TRIP, ONE SWIM DAY/WEEK)
|MSA Camp 6-8th Grade (See Above for Program #’s)
(INCLUDES TWO FIELD TRIPS, ONE SWIM DAY/WEEK)
|A1||Session 1: June 5-9||R $204/ NR $255||R $229/ NR $287|
|B1||Session 2: June 12-16||R $204/ NR $255||R $229/ NR $287|
|C1||Session 3: June 19-23||R $204/ NR $255||R $229/ NR $287|
|D1||Session 4: June 26-30||R $204/ NR $255||R $229/ NR $287|
|E1||Session 5: July 3-7 (no camp 7/4)||R $167/ NR $209||R $175/ NR $219|
|F1||Session 6: July 10-14||R $204/ NR $255||R $229/ NR $287|
|G1||Session 7: July 17-21||R $204/ NR $255||R $229/ NR $287|
|H1||Session 8: July 24-28||R $204/ NR $255||R $229/ NR $287|
|I1||Session 9:July 31- August 4||R $204/ NR $255||R $229/ NR $287|
|J1||Session 10: August 7-11||R $204/ NR $255||R $229/ NR $287|
(Before & After Day camp)
Program # 83209
|A1||June 5-9||7:30-8:30a||R $19/ NR $24|
|A2||June 5-9||3:30-5:30p||R $31/ NR $39|
|B1||June 12-16||7:30-8:30a||R $19/ NR $24|
|B2||June 12-16||3:30-5:30p||R $31/ NR $39|
|C1||June 19-23||7:30-8:30a||R $19/ NR $24|
|C2||June 19-23||3:30-5:30p||R $31/ NR $39|
|D1||June 26-30||7:30-8:30a||R $19/ NR $24|
|D2||June 26-30||3:30-5:30p||R $31/ NR $39|
|E1||July 3-7 (no camp 7/4)||7:30-8:30a||R $15/ NR $19|
|E2||July 3-7 (no camp 7/4)||3:30-5:30p||R $25/ NR $31|
|F1||July 10-14||7:30-8:30a||R $19/ NR $24|
|F2||July 10-14||3:30-5:30p||R $31/ NR $39|
|G1||July 17-21||7:30-8:30a||R $19/ NR $24|
|G2||July 17-21||3:30-5:30p||R $31/ NR $39|
|H1||July 24-28||7:30-8:30a||R $19/ NR $24|
|H2||July 24-28||3:30-5:30p||R $31/ NR $39|
|I1||July 31-August 4||7:30-8:30a||R $19/ NR $24|
|I2||July 31-August 4||3:30-5:30p||R $31/ NR $39|
|J1||August 7-11||7:30-8:30a||R $19/ NR $24|
|J2||August 7-11||3:30-5:30p||R $31/ NR $39|
Youth Day Campers (K-5) take field trips Wednesdays with Thursdays serving as swim days.
Middle School Day Campers take field trips Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with Thursdays serving as swim days.
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 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.
The Plainfield Park District determines the amount and terms of payment due. The payment plan is available for participants enrolling in 3 or more sessions of camp.
- $100 will be due at registration. The remaining camp fees will be divided equally into 3 monthly installments, due on the 19th of each month beginning on May 19, 2023, with the final payment due by July 19, 2023.
- Any payment that is not received on or before the due date, is the incorrect amount, or a check is returned*, a late fee of $25 will be assessed to your account and your camper will be prevented from attending camp until payments are current. *If a check is returned there will be an NSF fee of $20.
- Late fees and/or NSF fees are non-refundable.
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.
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.
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) 252-2746.
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.
Campers must bring adequate food, and snacks 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.
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 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.
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 of 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, and two snacks.
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.