All Park District facilities are still closed.  For detailed information, visit the Coronavirus Information page under the Information tab.

Camp

Virtual Camp Program Offerings

Regular Camp Program Offerings

 

Camp 2020 Update

As of April 22, our plan is to run camp as scheduled, beginning June 15. This will be dependent upon any stay at home order from the governor, as well as possible additional restrictions and recommendations. We will follow any and all guidelines given to us, including obeying and maintaining whatever gathering-size order is given, which at this time is unknown.

Behind the scenes, the camp supervisors and superintendents are working to develop contingency plans that address all possibilities including, safety procedures for participants and staff (including sanitization), health/wellness checks, drop-off/pick-up procedures, gathering/group size restrictions, and facility preparedness, including the usage of additional spaces - both indoor and outdoor. Additionally, there is discussion of running camp virtually, and what that would entail. We know that each day brings us something new; so, we will continue to work diligently to make decisions and adjust as we go.

In regards to camp payments and refunds:
• We have processed one of the 3 camp payments on March 1, unless you paid in full. The remaining 2 payments are scheduled for June 1 and July 1.
• Our current camp withdrawal deadline remains June 8; although, we highly encourage you to let us know sooner if you plan to not have your camper attend, as we are making our decisions based upon current registration numbers.
• Everyone requesting a refund will be refunded in full, including their deposit and any payments already made.
• If state restrictions cause the camp program to be postponed or cancelled, we will readdress the situation at that time, and will either refund in full or hold in place until we know the next step.
• Camp Connection registration has begun. Payment for that program is currently scheduled for July 15. That program, like camps, will be addressed in the same manner.

Please know that we do not have an answer on whether or not camp will happen this summer; however, we remain hopeful, and are evaluating the situation day by day. Our number one priority is keeping our community safe; so, every step we take will be based on that consideration. We remain committed to keeping you informed, and will let you know when/if anything changes. If you should need anything in meantime, please contact us. We hope you and your loved ones are safe and well.

Registration

Registration forms will be date stamped.  The time of day will not effect your registration position, as all forms will be collected by day, and then entered at random according to the day they were received.  You will receive email confirmation once your registration form has been processed.

Registration forms must be turned into the Alcott Center, located at 530 Bernard Drive in Buffalo Grove.  Forms will be accepted in-person at the front desk, by mail, fax or from the drop-box located in the Alcott Center parking lot.  Forms that are turned in to the drop-box will only be pulled at 8 am each business day.  If you drop your form in the box after that time, your form will placed into the next business day collection.  No registration forms will be accepted via email.

In order to complete your registration, payment must be complete along with your registration form; payment plans are not offered after April 12.  We accept cash, check, Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover.

Please note: Due to the Coronavirus, and the closing of our facilities, information regarding Camp Connection will go out as soon as we are back to normal operations.

Residents
Begins November 30
Any Buffalo Grove Park District resident who was not in camp during the previous summer.

General Public
Begins January 21
From this date on, registration is open to all.

We will also be collecting medication dispensing forms, pick-up and self arrival release permission forms, as well post summer camp field trip forms at the time registration opens. Links to those forms are available below for your convenience.

Behavior Policy


Transportation

The Buffalo Grove Park District does not provide daily transportation to camp or home at the end of the day. Transportation to and from camp is the responsibility of each parent/guardian. We do provide bus transportation for all field trips, swim lessons and open swim times.


Camp Locations

Camp locations listed are tentative, and could be subject to change due to summer school scheduling and building maintenance/construction schedules:

  • Alcott Center
  • Aptakisic Junior High School
  • Community Arts Center
  • Prairie School
  • Tripp School
  • Twin Creeks Park
  • Twin Groves Middle School
  • Willow Grove School

Forms

Camp Registration Form

Payment Agreement Form

Medication Authorization Form

Pick-Up/Self-Arrival Release Permission Form

Post Summer Camp Field Trip Form

Once complete, return forms to the Alcott Center.  Due to internet security precautions, the payment form is only accepted via fax, mail or in-person.  Credit card information is not accepted via email.