CHANNAHON PARK DISTRICT
Summer Camps! Let the summer fun begin! Ages 3-18 years
Day Camps Sports Camps Cooking Camps Theater Camps Leadership Camps & More!!
Registration Begins: Residents - April 16 Nonresidents - April 23 CHANNAHON PARK DISTRICT Est. 1971
Camp Exploration – NEW THEMES!
Let’s Have Fun Outdoors! Ages 3-5 years
Location: Arrowhead Community Center Res/Nonres: $77/$100 Min/Max: 10/20
What happens when you mix colored water and oil? What happens when you put Mentos mints in a bottle of Diet Coke? What happens when you mix water and corn starch? Come be a scientist and find out! We will find out the answers to all of these questions and more. Date Day Time June 12-21 TU/W/TH 9-11:30 AM
Come join us as we celebrate anything and everything Americana and the red, white and blue. We will make pop rock goop, paint fireworks, make a patriotic wind catcher and much more! Date Day Time June 26-July 6 TU/W/TH 9-11:30 AM *No class July 4
Pirates and Princesses
We ARRRRR looking forward to a great time being pirates and princesses. We will make a princess or pirate hat, find buried treasure, make a treasure chest and more. Date Day Time July 10-19 TU/W/TH 9-11:30AM
Under The Sea
Want to experience the sea right here in Channahon? We have the place! Join us in making fish and water crafts and make your own sand. We will do that and much more. Date Day Time July 24-Aug 2 TU/W/TH 9-11:30 AM
Strider Learn to Ride a Bike Camp
Ages 3-5 years (30-38” tall) The goal of the STRIDER Camp is to provide a solid foundation of balance and the ability to stride. Riding a bike is a major milestone and Strider camp will provide the tools to teach your child to ride on two wheels. STRIDER™ NoPedal Balance Bikes were developed specifically to help toddlers and young children of all abilities to learn balance and coordination BEFORE pedaling. The simple, no-pedal design allows even the youngest children to learn to ride a bike, avoiding tricycle tip-overs and training wheel wobbles, and instilling considerable confidence and stellar bike handling skills sure to last a lifetime. STRIDER™ No-Pedal Balance Bikes encourage the development of spatial awareness, balance and basic motor skills so that all children can reach their maximum riding potential faster, better and safer. You will be able to take your bike home to continue to practice the skills learned. There will be a $120 bike deposit secured on first day of class. At the end of the class you can keep the bike and forfeit your deposit or return the bike and we will return your $120. Location: Heritage Crossing Field House Res/Nonres: $41/$53, plus $120 bike deposit fee Max: 5 Date Day Time July 16-20 M-F 9-10 AM
Musical Theater Summer Camp - NEW!
Grades K-8th We will work on musical theater basics, singing, dancing and putting on a small musical called “on The Radio”! All participants will receive a t-shirt. Directed by Jackie Weiss Location: Arrowhead Community Center Res/Nonres: $72/$93 Min/Max: 15/30 Date July 9-13
Day Time M-F 9 AM-12 PM
Lil’ Chefs Summer Camps – NEW RECEIPES!
Ages 4-6 years This exciting cooking camp provides a hands-on, fun atmosphere for children 4-6 years old. Each week we will focus on a new topic and cooking skills using age appropriate recipes. Lil’ Chefs will… Enhance your child’s fine motor skills, Improve social skills, Heighten creativity, Increase problem-solving skills and Build self-esteem. Instructed by Chef Tamara Womack. Location: Arrowhead Community Center Res/Nonres: $58/$75 Min/Max: 4/8 Day: Monday-Thursday Time: 12:30-2 PM Date June 25-28 July 9-12 Aug 6-9
Theme Unicorns, Mermaids, & Dragons All American Summer Favorites Breakfast for Dinner
Send a Kid to Camp
Help make a child’s summer a little more enjoyable by sending them to camp! The cost of day camp averages between $85 to $100 dollars per week. Please consider donating to help a deserving boy or girl in our community experience the fun of summer camp. If you would like to make a donation or to find out more information, visit us online at www. channahonpark.org for details.
Summer Cooking with Chef Tamara – NEW RECIPES!
Ages 7-12 years Each day we will explore the trips, trick, recipes and techniques of summer cooking from picnics to barbeques basics. Instructed by Chef Tamara Womack. Location: Arrowhead Community Center Res/Nonres: $65/$84 Min/Max: 4/8 Day: Monday-Thursday Time: 10 AM-12 PM
Oh, the Places You Can Eat!
From coast to coast and everywhere in between, you’ll love these fun foods the most. Date: June 11-June 14
Café & Bake Shop Favorites
This week’s camp is all about baking, but it isn’t just sweets and treats! Chef Tamara will teach your young chef the skills they’ll need for the kitchen - whether they’re mixing up treats or chopping ingredients for salads or souffles. Date: June 25-28
Pack your appetite and get ready for a fun food adventure! Date: July 9-12
Summer In France
Do you have a petit chef at home? If so, sign them up for this fun and delicious summer exploration of French foods. These kid-friendly French dishes found in the countryside or along the coastline will incorporate summery produce and taste fresh and flavorful, zesty and hearty. Date: July 23-26
My Kinda Town - Chicago!
We will go on a culinary journey around Chicago. We’ll be cooking up dishes that originated here, and ones that were imported by our friends from around the world! Date: Aug 6-10
Camp Fun...All Day Long! Kinder Kamp
Grade K (2018-2019 school year) KinderKamp is a fun filled five day a week camp especially designed for students entering Kindergarten. Campers will spend their summers playing games outside, making new friends, participating in arts and crafts, listening to music and more. Campers will split their time between inside and outside activities. You can also attend camp three days per week, your child will participate in all of the fun as the 5 day a week campers. Your child must attend the same three days for the entire three week session. Campers will swim on Mondays and Wednesdays and attend 2 Friday field trips per session. Location: Central Park Pine Pavilion Res/Nonres: $300/$390/five days $219/$282 /three days Deadline: All participants must be registered by the Thursday prior to the camp session to ensure their spot. Date Day Time June 4-22 M-F 7 AM-6 PM June 25-July 13 M-F 7 AM-6 PM July 16-Aug 3 M-F 7 AM-6 PM *No camp July 4, second session will be prorated
Grades 1st-5th (2018-2019 school year) Camp Heritage is a fun filled, all day, five days a week, camp. Campers will be outside and play different games, participate in crafts, go to the pool and take a field trip once a week. The cost of the field trip is included in the fee. Field trips are not optional. If your child is in attendance on the day of the field trip, he/she will attend the trip. Location: Central Park Pine Pavilion Res/Nonres: $300/$390 Deadline: All participants must be registered by the Thursday prior to the camp session to ensure their spot. Date Day Time June 4-22 M-F 7 AM-6 PM June 25-July 13 M-F 7 AM-6 PM July 16-Aug 3 M-F 7 AM-6 PM *No camp July 4, second session will be prorated
Camp Heritage - 3 Days a Week
Grades 1st-5th (2018-2019 school year) Camp Heritage offers the flexibility to attend camp only three days a week. Your child will participate in all of the same activities as the five day a week campers. Your child must attend the same three days for the entire three week session. Location: Central Park Pine Pavilion Res/Nonres: $219/$282 Deadline: All participants must be registered by the Thursday prior to the camp session to ensure their spot. Date Day Time June 4-22 M-F 7 AM-6 PM June 25-July 13 M-F 7 AM-6 PM July 16-Aug 3 M-F 7 AM-6 PM *No camp July 4, second session will be prorated
Grades 6th-8th (2018-2019 school year) Teen Camp offers the opportunity to work on developing leadership skills, responsibility, and new experiences. Teens will be an important part of making decisions on games, activities, crafts and more. You may go for long bike rides, go fishing, grill out for lunch and more! Teen Camp participants will also receive a 10% discount on the Friday Teen Trips that are held during the weeks that the teen is registered for. Friday Teen Trips can be found in the Summer Program & Service Guide on page 22. Location: Central Park Pine Pavilion Res/Nonres: $255/$330 (see all payment options on next page) Deadline: All participants must be registered by the Thursday prior to the camp session to ensure their spot. Date Day Time June 4-21 M-TH 7 AM-6 PM June 25-July 12* M-TH 7 AM-6 PM July 16-Aug 2 M-TH 7 AM-6 PM *No camp July 4, second session will be prorated
Teen Camp - 2 Days
Grades 6th-8th (2018-2019 school year) Teen Camp offers the flexibility to attend camp two days a week. Teen Camp participants will participate in the same activities as the five day camp and will receive a 5% discount on the Friday Teen Trips. Campers must register for the same two days for the session. Friday Teen Trips can be found in the Summer Program & Service Guide on page 22. Location: Central Park Pine Pavilion Res/Nonres: $129/$165 (see all payment options on next page) Deadline: All participants must be registered by the Thursday prior to the camp session to ensure their spot. Date Day Time June 4-21 M-TH 7 AM-6 PM June 25-July 12* M-TH 7 AM-6 PM July 16-Aug 2 M-TH 7 AM-6 PM *No camp July 4, second session will be prorated
Register for swim lessons at the same time as Kinder Kamp, Camp Heritage or Teen Camp and receive 10% off swim lesson registration. Campers should sign up for the 10:15 am session. See pages 44-45 of the Summer Program & Service Guide for the swim lesson schedule.
CAMP INFORMATION Summer Camp Parent Meeting
Come have all your questions about Camp Heritage, Teen Camp, and KinderKamp answered, meet our Camp Supervisors, learn all about what you and your child can expect this summer and learn what we need from you to ensure a fun summer for everyone! All parents/guardians that have registered or are considering registering their child for either camp program should attend this meeting. Please note all campers must be registered the Thursday prior to the session start. Location: Date June 3
Heritage Crossing Field House Day Time SU 6 PM
A qualified adult director supervises each camp session. Counselors at each session are a mixture of adults, and enthusiastic college and high school students. All staff complete a training program and are certified in first aid and CPR and each counselor carries a first aid kit at all times.
Camp FUN includes: •
Swim at Tomahawk Aquatic Center twice a week
Trip to Community Park once per session for bike day and splash pad
Field trip once a week
Trained and CPR/First Aid Certified Staff
Fun games, activities, sports, crafts, cooking and more!
Our staff can transport campers to other activities including swim lessons and sports camps.
Register for Camp 1 of 2 convenient ways!
1. Register on a per session basis by the Thursday of the week prior to the session beginning. 2. Sign up for the entire summer of Camp before June 1 and you’ll have the option of being put on an automatic weekly payment plan charged to your debit or credit card and you will be able to predetermine a one week vacation period that your child will not attend camp that you will not be charged for.
Camp & Weekly Fee if on Residency Status Payment Plan Camp Heritage/Kinder Kamp Resident Camp Heritage/Kinder Kamp 3 Days Resident Teen Camp Resident Teen Camp 2 Resident Camp Heritage/Kinder Kamp Non Resident Camp Heritage/Kinder Kamp 3 Days Non Resident Teen Camp Non Resident Teen Camp 2 Non Resident
$100 $73 $85 $43 $130 $94 $110 $55
Per Session Fee $300 $219 $255 $129 $390 $282 $330 $165
Hot Shot Sports Camps! Hot Shot Sports Sports & More Camp
Ages 4-6 years In this camp, children are introduced to the fundamentals of sports including basketball, floor hockey, football, kickball, soccer, t-ball and other sports and group games. The program provides an opportunity for each child to develop motor skills and nurture his/her growth socially and emotionally through teamwork and good sportsmanship. Location: Heritage Crossing Field House Min/Max: 5/20 Session Date Day Time Fee Half day Aug 13-17 M-F 9 AM-12 PM $150 Half day Aug 13-17 M-F 12:30-3:30 PM $150 Full day Aug 13-17 M-F 9 AM-3:30 PM $200
Hot Shot Sports Baseball Hitting Camps
Ages 4-12 years This camp is designed to instruct each participant on the proper hitting technique. Instruction and improvement of fundamentals for successful hitting includes: proper form/technique, grip, various stances, weight shift, stride, swing, and follow-through. Video analysis will be used to develop proper hitting technique. Participants are asked to bring a water bottle and snack for ½ day camps, and a water bottle, snack, and sack lunch for full day camps! Location: Central Park Field #4 Min/Max: 5/20 Session Half day Half day Full day
Date June 11-15 June 11-15 June 11-15
Day M-F M-F M-F
Time 9 AM-12 PM 12:30-3:30 PM 9 AM-3:30 PM
Fee $150 $150 $200
Hot Shot Sports Speed & Agility Camp
Ages 7-12 years This camp is designed to keep your child moving while activating numerous muscle groups and improving gross and fine motor movements. Our experienced instructors utilize sports equipment and large court/turf spaces to create a fun atmosphere for your child to get active. Participants push themselves physically and mentally while emphasizing the importance of healthy lifestyles. The program concludes with basic fitness and nutrition tips aimed to improve overall health & wellness. Participants are asked to bring a water bottle and snack for ½ day camps, and a water bottle, snack, and sack lunch for full day camps! Location: Three Rivers School Min/Max: 5/20 Session Date Day Time Fee Half day July 23-27 M-F 9 AM-12 PM $150 Half day July 23-27 M-F 12:30-3:30 PM $150 Full day July 23-27 M-F 9 AM-3:30 PM $200
Hot Shot Sports Total Sports Camp
Ages 7-12 years In this camp, children are introduced to the fundamentals of sports including basketball, floor hockey, football, kickball, soccer, t-ball and other sports and group games. The program provides an opportunity for each child to develop motor skills and nurture his/her growth socially and emotionally through teamwork and good sportsmanship. Location: Heritage Crossing Field House Min/Max: 5/20 Session Date Day Time Fee Half day Aug 13-17 M-F 9 AM-12 PM $150 Half day Aug 13-17 M-F 12:30-3:30 PM $150 Full day Aug 13-17 M-F 9 AM-3:30 PM $200
Hot Shot Sports Flag Football League Training Camp
Ages 7-12 years This camp is devoted to preparing players for success in youth flag football leagues. Coaches emphasize offensive formations and plays, league rules, strategy and fundamentals. Participants are asked to bring a water bottle and snack for ½ day camps, and a water bottle, snack, and sack lunch for full day camps! Location: Min/Max:
Central Park 5/20
Session Half day Half day Full day
Date June 25-29 June 25-29 June 25-29
Day M-F M-F M-F
Time 9 AM-12 PM 12:30-3:30 PM 9 AM-3:30 PM
Fee $150 $150 $200
More Sports Camps!
Grades 3rd-8th Bump, Set & Spike your way to better skills and knowledge. Instruction, training and game play will be offered in this camp designed to teach and review fundamental volleyball skills. There will be instruction given at the beginner as well as the advanced levels. Sharpen your skills and get the winning edge! Location: Heritage Crossing Field House Min/Max: 10/45 Res/Nonres: $65/$80 Date June 11-15
Time 5-7 PM
Scott Slocumâ€™s Summer Shoot Out
Grades 1st-6th (2018-2019 school year) This program is offered for boys and girls from 1st grade through 3rd grade and 4th -6th grade. This camp will coach dribbling, passing, shooting and defense in game situations. Each participant will receive a t-shirt. Scott Slocum will be the instructor. Location: Heritage Crossing Field House Min/Max: 10/45 Res/Nonres: $45/$55 Grade Date Day Time 1st-3rd Aug 6 - 10 M-F 10:30-11:30 AM 4th-6th Aug 6 - 10 M-F 11:45 AM-12:45 PM
Challenger Soccer Brazilian Soccer Camp
Ages 6 years & up TetraBrazil camps and team clinics will inspire players to practice and improve their ball control, foot skills and moves that Brazilian soccer is famous for. Our unique TetraBrazil camp programs combine learning, playing, competing and fun and provides players with authentic Brazilian coaching right in their own community. The TetraBrazil curriculum has been designed by our professional coaches and staff to provide teams, coaches, and players with the same expert level of training received by professional clubs in Brazil! Each camper needs to bring a water bottle and snack daily; full day campers need to bring a sack lunch, also! Each summer camp program includes a free ball, camp t-shirt, and an evaluation, plus if you register 45 days or more before camp we will ship you this free British Soccer jersey (s&h applies) Location: Day: Date:
Central Park Monday-Friday July 30-Aug 4
Session Age Time Fee Half day 6+ years 9 AM-12 PM $140 Full day 7+ years 9 AM-4 PM $210
L.I.T Program (Leader in Training) - NEW!
Grades 8th-12th The Leader in Training program will invest towards developing teens to be true leaders, build self-confidence, and empower them to inspire the same in others. During this unique camp we will engage in activities and discussions about types of leadership, communication styles and methods, service work, team-building and other leadership skills while still participating in camp activities. Teens will also learn important skills like filling out job applications, creating a resume and participating in mock interviews. Participants are asked to dress in appropriate clothing for working outdoors and to bring a sack lunch. Community service opportunities are provided during this program. Additional paper work is required to participate in the L.I.T Program. Location: Arrowhead Community Center Res/Nonres: $180/$192 Min/Max: 8/14 Deadline: June 14 Date June 18-28
Day Time M-TH 9 AM-3 PM
T.L.C - Teen Leadership Camp
Grades 8th-12th The TLC program offered through the Channahon Park District is now the second step of our leadership development program. Participants can join us to study teaching styles and methods in activities as well as taking a CPR and First Aide training course. The TLC program is a 4 week session, with the T.L.C assisting with our Kinder Kamp and Camp Heritage programs. The program will run 3 days per week and will include an interview and pre-camp training. A T.L.C camper will participate in assisting with weekly lesson and activity planning, will participate and run group activities and will swim at the pool with the campers on pool days. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience working with youth, leading programs and activities, and working with fellow staff in program conception, creation, and execution! We are looking for T.L.C participants who will be a good role model for our young campers and willing to have fun this summer! T.L.C participants must be independent, responsible, and focused. Applications for the T.L.C Program must be fill out prior to the start of the program. Location: Res/Nonres: Max: Deadline:
Arrowhead Community Center $219/$231 6 June 29
Date July 9-Aug 1
Time 9 AM-3:30 PM
Grades 4th-6th (2017-2018 school year) Hone your survival skills to prepare for 21st century disaster in this 3 day camp for adventurous kids! Youâ€™ll learn to build a shelter, find your way in the wilderness, and assemble the necessary tools to survive any situation. On the last day, you will test your zombie survival skills with a water gun war of humans vs. zombies. Pre-registration is required and all participants must sign the Zombie Survival Camp waiver before the first day of camp. Experienced Boy Scouts Wanted: If you are looking for a fun volunteer opportunity this summer we have just the camp for you! We are looking for Zombie Survival Camp Captains to help lead our zombie survivalist into the wilderness. If you are in grades 7th-12th and you would like to volunteer please call the park district at 815467-7275. Location: Community Park Res/Nonres: $45/$55 Min/Max: 10/20 Date June 11-13 July 30-Aug 1
Day M-W M-W
Time 9 AM-12 PM 9 AM-12 PM
Deadline June 8 July 27