REGISTRATION FOR eLEARNING CAMP OPENS AUGUST 5
- One Week Sessions – AUGUST 19 – OCTOBER 16
- Kindergarten and Early Childhood will begin August 27
Due to the new schedules for schools, the Prospect Heights Park District is extending our camp as an eLearning opportunity. eLearning Camp will be held at the Gary Morava Recreation Center for children pre-k through 6th grade. The safety precautions outlined by the Illinois Department of Commerce will be followed and are outlined in our COVID-19 Guidelines.
- 8:00 am – 11:00 am $50 per week for Kindergarten AM.
- 11:45 am – 2:30 pm $50 per week for Kindergarten PM.
- 8:00 am-2:30 pm $100 per week for 1st – 5th
- 7:45 am – 3:00 pm $100 per week for 6th
- Extended care is available:
- 7:00 am – 8:00 am $25 per week for Power Play Before Care.
- 2:30 pm-6:00 pm for $50 per week for Power Play After Care.
E-learning camp will be held completely through the Prospect Heights Park District. There will be no District 23 staff on site to offer help with e-learning. Park District staff will be unable to tutor and will strictly be present only to monitor children to have a safe environment while they work on their e-learning. Each child registered for e-learning camp will need to be able to guide themselves through their own e-learning work during camp e-learning hours. Prospect Heights Park District staff will also encourage children to do their e-learning work, however they can not force each child to do it. If a child refuses to do their e-learning work then that child will have to stay seated at their work station for the remainder of e-learning camp hours. Students will not be allowed to talk other students while they work on their e-learning. We will only make an acceptation if there is a sibling in the program and they need to help each other. Members from the same household will be placed in the same room together. District 23 is responsible for all e-learning curriculum, the Prospect Heights Park District will not be responsible for any of the curriculum.
Students will need their learning device and headphones with microphone daily. There will be no extra learning devices or headphones with microphones provided. Learning devices must be charged at 100% battery before your child arrives to the program. There will be no outlets for children to charge their learning devices. A room and space will also be assigned to each child during the duration of the program and they must stay in that same room and space each week.
Facial covering must be worn the whole time during the duration of the program except when eating lunch or outside and 6 feet apart. If a child refuses to wear a face covering multiple times, their parent or guardian will be contacted and might face being disenrolled from the program.
There will be no lunch or snacks provided. Please bring lunch and snacks in a disposable bag each day. Parents must also provide their child with supplies such as pencils, paper, crayons, markers, scissors, and glue sticks if needed. These supplies must be in a zip lock bag with your child’s name on it. The Prospect Heights Park District will not be providing any supplies.
Before and After Care
Before and after care will include indoor and outdoor free play, homework time, movies to watch and organized activities. All toys have been removed from the room and children will not have access to them. There will also be no snacks provided, parents must bring a snack for their child in a disposable bag if needed.
Drop Off and Pick Up
Parents must take their child’s temperature prior to their arrival at before care and e-learning camp. At the time of drop off, staff will ask for the child’s temperature and if they are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19. For drop-off and pick-up, parents please remain in your car with your child until you are greeted by a member of our camp team. A counselor will escort your child to and from their e-learning location and sign them in and out.
Prospect Heights Park District COVID-19 Policy
COVID-19 is an extremely contagious virus that spreads easily through person-to-person contact. Federal authorities and the State of Illinois recommend social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Contracting COVID-19 can lead to severe illness, personal injury, permanent disability, and death. Participation in Prospect Heights Park District programs could increase the risk of you or your participant contracting COVID-19. Prospect Heights Park District and its staff undertakes every effort to keep our programming spaces clean and disinfected; however as with any public facility, we cannot guarantee that you will be 100% safe from airborne illnesses such as COVID-19 or colds and flu while participating in programs.
Due to COVID-19, participants must demonstrate the following behaviors or they will not be allowed to enroll or to continue to attend Park District programs.
- Participant needs to show they can wear a mask independently for the duration of the program, except when eating or outside and 6 feet apart.
- Participants must be able to refrain from habits that could increase the spread of illness such as: picking skin, spitting and putting objects in their mouth.
- Participants must not touch others and be able to keeping distance from others.
Summer Camp Descriptions & Registration Forms
Download Camp Registration Forms
- Camper Forms
- 2020 Summer Camp Registration Form (please use this form to register your camper)
- Camp Waiver Form
- Emergency Card
- Medication Dispense Forms
- Summer Camp Handbook
- Schedules will be posted the week of July 6, 2020.
Jr. Explorers (Age: 3Y-4Y)
There is plenty to keep campers busy in this exciting summer program. Our program includes arts & crafts, games, singing and outdoor play. Children should bring a lunch, snack, water, backpack, comfortable clothes, sunscreen, and tennis shoes. Please remember that some projects are messy so please send your child in play clothes. Children must be potty trained.
Times: 9:00-11:30am, 12:30-3:00pm or 9:00am-3:00pm / Age: 3Y-4Y / Ratio: 1 counselor per 6 children Camp Limit: 18
Explorers (Grades: Entering K-2nd Grade)
Spend a fun filled summer with us. The day will be filled with arts and crafts, sports, and games. One in-house entertainment event per session is included.
Times: 9:00 am-3:00 pm / Grades: Entering K-2nd / Ratio: 1 counselor per 7 children. Camp Limit: 43
Sports Camp (Grades: Entering 2nd-8th Grade)
Lace up your gym shoes as this camp will have you running and moving! In the morning we will be playing games such as dodge ball, soccer, kickball, and football. Campers will be broken down into 2nd-5th graders and 6th-8th graders. We suggest that all campers wear comfortable clothes and gym shoes.
Times: 9:00 am- 3:00 pm / Grades: Entering 2nd-8th / Ratio: 1 counselor to 8 children. Camp Limit: 43
Adventure Camp (Grades: Entering 3rd-6th)
Take a journey and explore all that Adventure Camp has to offer. Campers will rotate each morning for a variety of activities including arts and crafts, sports, fitness, games, science, and lots of surprises. The camp fee includes one in-house entertainment event.
Times: 9:00 am-3:00 pm / Grades: Entering 3rd-6th / Ratio: 1 counselor per 8 children. Camp Limit:43
The Last Hurrah – SPACE IS LIMITED, REGISTER EARLY! August 10-14 (Grades: Entering K – 6th)
This is our final week of camp before school starts! Campers will engage in activities such as indoor/outdoor games, art & crafts, and special theme days!
Times: 9:00 am- 3:00 pm / Grades: Entering K-6th / Ratio: 1 counselor to 8 children Camp Limit: 43
Creative and Performing Arts Day Camp (Grades: Entering K -12th)
Lights! Camera! Action! Fun! Join us for a spin on summer camp! Enjoy an amazing Creative and Performing Arts experience that will include singing, acting, dancing, improv, set design, stage makeup and so much more. This is a 5 day camp as we build on skills throughout the week. At the end of every 1 week session we will have a mini show to include small skits that the campers have learned during that week. The camp fee includes 1 in house special event.
Times: 9:00 am-3:00 pm / Grades: Entering K-12th / Ratio: 1 counselor to 7 children Camp Limit: 43
Sets & Designs After Care Camp (Grades: Entering K -12th)
This 1-day per week Aftercare option is for campers in our Production Camp on Fridays. It will run from July 13 – August 14. Our campers will learn and help with all aspects of a production. This will include set design, props, costumes and stage set.
Times: 3:00 pm-6:00 pm / Grades: Entering K-12th / Ratio: 1 counselor to 7 children Camp Limit: 20
The curtain is going up…for a summer filled with the excitement and magic of theater! This Summer our show will be:
Channel Chasers! Dina and May are assigned to do an essay on the history of television. Clueless, they ask their neighbor, an eccentric TV repair man, for help. He gives them a remote control which they discover can take them into the TV, to any channel from any point in time! Dina and May encounter a crazy cast of characters and a wacky sidekick, all while learning about the best and worst television shows of all time. These kids will do anything to finish their paper on time… Even becoming part of the history they have to write about!