2024 Summer Camp General Information

Registration for summer camp 2024 will begin on February 13 for Residents and February 20 for Partner and Non-Residents.  

You may register online or in-person at the Gary Morava Recreation Center.

Once registration is completed please be sure to visit our website to download the parent handbook.  

Every child must have completed emergency forms on file prior to participation in the program.

*For summer camp 2024, we will be using an electronic format, ePACT, for paperwork which can be used for day camp and also other programs such as Kinder Stop and Creative Kids Preschool!  Parents will need to create 1 account per household and complete the paperwork once for each child. If you already have an ePACT account from another organization, you can give Prospect Heights permission to have access to your information. Updates/specific questions for each program may be required. More information will be sent via email, via website, and at the front desk at Gary Morava Recreation Center.

Emergency Forms will contain the following information (this is not an all-inclusive list):

  • General Child Information
  • Emergency Contacts
  • Authorized/Unauthorized Pick-Up List
  • Allergies (food, environmental, medicine, etc.)
  • Medical Conditions
  • Medications

Questions pertaining to Early Explorers, Explorers Camp, Sports Camp, Adventure Camp, Camp Voyager,  and Before & After Care should be directed to Laura Fudala at [email protected] or 847.666.4878

Questions pertaining to Creative & Performing Arts Day Camp, Production Camp, and Camp Lunch should be sent to Marci Glinski, [email protected] or 847.666.4875

Camp Open House

We will have a camp Open House on Thursday, May 30 from 5:30-6:30 pm the the Gary Morava Recreation Center.  We invite you to tour the facilities, meet your child’s camp counselor and ask questions.

About the Staff

Our camp coordinators are seasoned staff members who have been with us for numerous years and are currently pursuing or have completed a college degree. All of our counselors for camps with children over five years of age have graduated high school and show an aptitude towards childcare education. All of our staff is CPR/AED certified.

Important Camper Information

Campers should bring a towel, backpack, sunscreen, swim suit, water bottle, and lunch daily. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS NOON THE WEDNESDAY BEFORE THE NEXT SESSION if openings are still available.

Drop-off & Pick-up Locations

Early Explorers Camp

 GMRC Preschool RM B (Willow Room)

GMRC Preschool RM B (Willow Room)

Explorers Camp

Curbside Elm St. Northbound Curbside Elm St Northbound
Adventure Camp Eisenhower School (Front Entrance) McDonald Ballfield
 Sports Camp GMRC Tennis Courts GMRC Tennis Courts
Camp Voyager  GMRC Gymnasium McDonald Ballfield
Creative/Performing Arts Day Camp GMRC – Room 2 (Pine Room)  GMRC Front Circle
Last Hurrah

5Y-7Y Curbside Elm St. Northbound, 8Y and older GMRC Gymnasium

5Y-7Y Curbside Elm St. Northbound, 8Y and older GMRC Gymnasium

Camp Billing

Option 1 – Payment in Full

Register for the weeks of camp you need, and full payment will be collected at the time of registration. For Week 1 (June 3), the camp week must be paid in full. 

Option 1 – Automatic Bill Pay

  1. Auto bill pay is available for weeks 2-10
  2. Provide a credit/debit card to be billed that is valid for all camp weeks.  
  3. Your saved credit/debit card will be charged 7 days prior to the start of the camp week.

Camp Week

Cancellation/Refund Deadline Date (2024)

(By Noon)

Billing Payment Date (2024)

Registration Deadline Date (2024)

(By Noon, if available)

Week 1 – 6/3


Paid in Full


Week 2  – 6/10




Week 3 – 6/17




Week 4 – 6/24




Week 5 – 7/1




Week 6 – 7/8




Week 7 – 7/15




Week 8 – 7/22




Week 9 – 7/29




Week 10 – 8/5




Refund Guidelines

  • Cancellation of automatic bill payment weeks or refund requests must be submitted by the deadline printed in the Summer Camp Parent Manual.
  • To request a refund, please complete the Refund Request Form.
  • Payments are not prorated due to vacation or illness.
  • All refunds are subject to a $5 service fee.