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Table of Contents

Arts Adventure through Creation Early Childhood Arts Evanston Children’s Theatre Camp Full-Day Themed 1–week Arts Camps Immersion in the Arts Camp Taste of Immersion in the Arts Camp YAP (Young Artist Program)

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General Information Camp Emergency Form Camp Policies Fee Assistance/Scholarships Health, Safety and ADA Información Importante Nonresident Registration Information Pick-up/Drop-off Policy and Misc. Information Pre- and Post-Camp Care Resident Registration Information

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Specialty Games Chess Wizards Mini-Camp Lego® Camps

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Special Needs

Ecology EcoExplorer Camp EcoQuest Day Camp EcoTravelers Camp Summer Summit Wildflower Camp

Summer Session: Robert Crown Creative Play Preschool

Teen Leadership

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Camp R.E.A.L.

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Sports Aquatic Camps Basketball Camps Beach Volleyball Mini-Camp Flag Football Mini-Camp Gymnastics Mini-Camp Hat Trick Hockey Jedi Fencing Training Learn to Figure Skate Camp Learn to Skate Hockey Camp Learn to Speedskate Camp Pee Wee Sports Camp Sports Camp Sports Mini-Camp Tennis

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Aquatic Counselor in Training 14 Ecology Counselor in Training 14 Leader In Training 14-15 Robert Crown Counselor in Training Program 15

Variety Camp Kaleidoscope 17 End of Summer Bash! 17 Fun Factory 16 Kid City 16 Robotics and coding Challenge Mini Camp 17 Sandals, Sunshine and Swings 18 Summer Discovery Camp 18 Summer Safari Camp 16 Tween Scene 17 Ultimate Adventure Camp 18 Zombie Survival Camps 18 2018 Dates to Remember

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Free Summer Lunch Program

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Summer Camps by Age

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Summer camps will help your child enjoy summer in Evanston by learning new skills and meeting friends with similar interests. The pleasant memories will last a lifetime! Special Needs, Medications and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Does your child need special accommodations to allow him/her full participation? Examples of needs are medication, behavior management and physical assistance. The City of Evanston welcomes the participation of all individuals in our programs, including those with disabilities. We are fully committed to complying with the ADA and providing reasonable accommodations to facilitate participation in our programs. The sooner we know about your special situation, the more time we have to make reasonable accommodations to improve your child’s recreational experience with us! At the time of registration, it is the responsibility of a parent/guardian to contact our inclusion staff, to make arrangements for any accommodations. Those registering closer to the start of camp must contact our inclusion staff no later than 2 weeks before camp starts; otherwise, camp attendance will be delayed. If you have any questions, please contact inclusion staff at recreation@cityofevanston. org; 847-448-8045 (voice); 847-448-8064 (TTY) or 800-526-0857 (IL Relay Center voice transmission).

Contact Information

Beaches Hosting Camps

Evanston Recreation Division

Clark Street Beach, Clark St.

Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave. 311 (847-448-4311) recreation@cityofevanston.org

Facilities Hosting Camps Chandler-Newberger Community Center Center 1028 Central St. 847-448-8252 cityofevanston.org/chandler

Evanston Ecology Center

Dempster St. Beach

Dempster St. at the lakefront

Lighthouse Beach

Central St. at Sheridan Rd. cityofevanston.org/beaches, 847-866-4167

Parks Hosting Camps Ackerman Park

2024 McCormick Blvd. 847-448-8256 cityofevanston.org/ecology evanstonenvironment.org

Central St. at McDaniel Ave.

Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center

Hastings St. at Cowper Ave.

1655 Foster St. 847-448-8254 cityofevanston.org/fleetwood

Gibb-Morrison Cultural Center

1823 Church St. 847-448-8040 cityofevanston.org/gibbsmorrison

Lighthouse Nature Center (Foghouses) 2601 Sheridan Rd.

Noyes Cultural Arts Center 927 Noyes St. 847-448-8311 cityofevanston.org/noyes

Robert Crown Community Center 1701 Main St. 847-448-8258 cityofevanston.org/crown

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Clark St. at Sheridan Rd.

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Baker Park

Keeney St. at Forest Ave.

Bent Park

James Park and James Park Fieldhouse Oakton St. at Dodge Ave.

Leahy Park

Lincoln St., one block west of Ridge Ave.

Lovelace Park

Gross Point Rd. at Thayer St.

Other Camp Questions? Please call 311 (847-448-4311).

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Arts Arts Camps General Information The City of Evanston Arts Camps provide enrichment and exploration, giving youth the opportunity to immerse themselves in the arts and practice creativity, all of which leads to a fascinating summer. All camp staff have experience working with children and a background in and love of the arts. Each camp day includes classes in a variety of disciplines and may include field trips, visits from guest artists and special workshops. Most classes are held indoors, but Arts Camp gets outside whenever the weather permits. Most of our camps go to the beach once a week.

Arts Camp Locations

The location of Immersion of the Arts and Taste of Immersion in the Arts Camp will be announced after approval by School District #6—this camp is always located in a District 65 school building and has Pre- and Post-Camp Care. YAP, single week themed camps and Early Childhood Camp are held at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center. Updates: call 847-448-8263.

Communication

Questions about Arts Camps should be directed to Angela Allyn at 847-448-8263. Prior to the start of camp, you will receive a link to the Parent Web page via email, where you can download a detailed manual, all your forms and information on how to sign up for extended care for the camps that offer it. Weekly newsletters are published during camp; upon request, they will be sent by email. Several camps operate blogs and post final projects on YouTube.

Immersion in the Arts Camp Some families like their kids to deep dive into the arts and process, other families are looking for a smorgasbord of summer single week options: this summer we have both at the same location. This STEAM based camp will look at the lives, times and ideas of a different scientist every week, from the French Fin de siècle world of Madam Curie to the turbulent 1960’s of Katherine Johnson. We will explore the discoveries and the ideas through music, visual arts, drama, media and movement. Immersion in the Arts features four week sessions which allow campers to experience a sense of community and create a capstone project, celebrating their creativity. This camp offers pre- and post-care. No camp July 4. Location: TBA Age: 6-12 yrs. Fee: $695 R/$765 NR Class #

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Some families like a deep dive into arts and process, other families are looking for a smorgasbord of summer single week options: this summer we have both at the same location. This summer’s STEAM based camp at an Evanston public school will look at the lives and times and ideas of a different scientist every week, while sharing a facility and teaching staff with the Immersion in the Arts camp. Taste of Immersion in the Arts campers are their own group, a camp within a camp, only there for a week to taste all the disciplines. Days may include multiple classes, field trips and visits from guest artists. Projects can include simple sound and physics experiments, writing and illustrating stories, dancing math concepts, looking at and creating art from various times. This camp offers pre- and post-care. Location: TBA Age: 6-11 yrs. Fee: $265 R/$295 NR Fee: $215 R/$225 NR Class #

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YAP (Young Artist Program) Theme: Pick your passions

YAP is for teens seeking to explore their voice, express their ideas and become empowered through the visual and performing arts experiences. YAP is designed for tweens and teens, age 11 years (entering grade 6) through 16 years, with any level of arts experience and a desire to deeply explore art forms. YAP offers a balance of advanced art classes with good old-fashioned summer camp fun. Attend a half-day, focusing in visual arts (am) or performing arts (pm), or enroll in a full-day, combining the best of both worlds. In previous years, morning sessions have focused on printmaking and media, painting and collage; afternoons have included improvisational comedy, creative writing and performance poetry.

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Taste of Immersion in the Arts Camp

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There is always a varied mix, as YAP classes seek to expose teens to a wide variety of artistic practices and ideas which gives YAPpers the opportunity to learn new skills, express and pursue their individual interests and work collaboratively toward final presentations and projects. In our frenzied world, summer provides a time for young people to explore and develop new mastery. YAP provides a time and space for creating community. Four days a week artists, instructors and mentors lead projects enhancing both individual expression and group collaboration. On Fridays, we may welcome guest performers, participate in master workshops, go on a fieldtrip or an excursion to the beach. Be sure to dress up on Wednesdays; they’re our imaginative theme CosPlay days. We work at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center for three week sessions. At the end of each session, the Visual Arts program concludes with a friendly gallery opening/reception, while the Performing Arts program presents a performance. Information: call 847-448-8263. Videos: cityofevanston.org/evanstonartsvideo. No camp July 4. Location: Noyes Cultural Arts Center Age: 11-16 yrs. (students entering middle school and high school students) Fee, per 3 week full-day camp: $605 R/$615 NR Fee, per 3 week half-day camp: $400 R/$435 NR Class #

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Early Childhood Arts Our popular half day Early Childhood Camp has all the creativity of the Immersion in the Arts Camp but sized just right for younger campers. We will explore a history of science and scientists through stories, art, water fun, guest artists, crafts, painting and a big maker space. No camp July 4. Location: Noyes Cultural Arts Center Age: 4-6 yrs. Fee: $425 R/$455 NR Class #

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Adventure through Creation Let’s make things together! We’ll use paint, ink, pencils, sticks and wire to create three dimensional works of art. Masks, cardboard constructions and weaving are a few of the projects that camp director, Patti Montgomery, has in mind. Each day will start with free art time followed by a project and then time to play outdoors at Baker Park. Children are encouraged to explore media in new ways and design their own camp experience as they develop new skills. Information: call 847-448-8252. Location: Baker Park Age: 7-11 yrs. Fee: $255 R/$284 NR Class #

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9am-Noon 7-9 yrs. 1-4pm 9-11 yrs.

Evanston Children’s Theatre Camp The ECT experience is now available in a compressed summer format. In just 4 weeks, campers will rehearse and perform a play! Along the way they will go on field trips, host visiting artists and contribute to all aspects of the production. Fee includes all materials, field trips, snacks and lunch. For more information, please call 847-448-8263. Location: James Park Fieldhouse Age: 8-13 yrs. Fee: $695 R/$755 NR Class #

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Architecture Camp Explore the built environment, create dream spaces and get to know the personalities that created the places where we live, work and play. Extended care is offered. Location: Noyes Cultural Arts Center Age: 7-12 yrs. Class #

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922226A8 June 18-22

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9am-3:30pm

Space Arts Camp

We’ll fly the Jolly Roger in our pirate persona as we learn to navigate the seas, host a pirate picnic at the lake, sing pirate chanteys and talk like a pirate. “Arrr, matey!” Extended care is offered. Location: Noyes Cultural Arts Center Age: 6-10 yrs. Class #

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922232A8 July 23-27 M-F

9am-3:30pm

Royals, Knights and Nobles We will turn back time and explore the age of kings, queens, chivalry and the code when myths and legends felt real. Calligraphy, a medieval banquet and jousting included. Extended care is offered. Location: Noyes Cultural Arts Center Age: 6-11 yrs.

Explore the stories, arts and science of the stars and make our own. Extended care is offered. Location: Noyes Cultural Arts Center Age: 7-12 yrs.

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Our popular immersion into Elizabethan Renaissance is back. Learn to speak Olde English with eloquence, fight for the realm, play with Shakespeare, create Renaissance art and prepare for a visit from Elizabeth, Regina herself. Garb is encouraged. Extended care is offered. Location: Noyes Cultural Arts Center Age: 6-12 yrs.

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922235A8 June 25-29 M-F

9am-3:30pm

Romans Camp We will discover life as Roman children by playing ludus and writing on wax tablets; marvel at engineering feats and make mosaics; recreate the Circus Maximus, drill like legionnaires, recline for sumptuous feasts and tell our own city’s origin myth like Romulus and Remus. Extended care is offered. No camp July 4. Location: Noyes Cultural Arts Center Age: 6-11 yrs. Class #

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9am-3:30pm

Crafters Camp From scrap booking to decoupaging to paper making and tie-dyeing, we’ll explore various craft projects and gain skills with tools and supplies. Extended Care is offered. Location: Noyes Cultural Arts Center Age: 8-12 yrs. Class #

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922231A8 July 9-13 M-F

9am-3:30pm

Animalia Camp Explore the stories, art and behavior of your favorite animals, then dive into the care and feeding of mythical creatures. Actual animal visits included! Extended care is offered. Location: Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Age: 6-11 yrs. Class #

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922227A8 July 16-20

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922236A8 July 30-Aug 3 M-F

9am-3:30pm

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9am-3:30pm

Marvelous Mystical Arts Tour Camp Join us on a cultural arts tour of Chicago! Pack your passport while we travel to Mexico, Serbia, Greece just to name a few! This interdisciplinary arts camp will focus on the rich cultural melting pot that is Chicago. No extended care is offered. Location: Noyes Cultural Arts Center Age: 6-12 yrs. Class #

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922238A8 Aug 13-17 M-F

9am-4pm

Public Art Camp Public Art Camp will focus on ways of bringing art to the public, from murals to sculptures, even a human sculpture garden! Join us for a tour of public art in the Evanston community while making and creating along the way. No extended care is offered. Location: Noyes Cultural Arts Center Age: 6-11 yrs. Class #

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922237A8 Aug 20-24 M-F

9am-4pm

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Sports Aquatic Camps General Information Very important registration information! Due to high demand and safety concerns, register your child for either the morning or afternoon Youth Aquatic Camp per session, but not both. We do not prorate any Aquatic Camp offerings.

Swim Test Required

Although campers will wear Coast Guard approved personal flotation devices when they are aboard boats or other vessels, they are required to pass a 50-yard swim test (any combination of strokes) before they may participate in aquatic activities. The test will be given in the lake on the first day of camp (weather permitting). It’s in your best interest to be sure the camper can pass the test. Refunds will not be provided if the test is failed.

What about the weather?

Aquatic Camp is held everyday, but activities can be greatly influenced by weather and lake conditions. Factors that can result in campers not being able to participate in water activities include heavy rain, fog, lightning, high waves, dangerous currents, high winds and high bacteria count, as well as boat/equipment failure.

Camp Staff

Instructors are highly qualified with extensive lakefront experience. All staff members are certified in waterfront lifeguarding, C.P.R. and First Aid.

Apparel

Bring a swimsuit, towel and athletic shoes or sandals. Dress for the weather at the lakefront (it’s often 10° cooler at the lake).

Youth Aquatic Camp

Teen Aquatic Camp

If you love the water, you’ll love our Youth Aquatic Camp. Water activities include: sailing, kayaking, swimming, tubing, canoeing, water skiing and fishing. Theme days will be held, along with an informal Parents’ Night. When weather is inclement campers will participate in other fun activities such as fishing, games and sand sports. A camp bag is provided to participants. Questions: call Adam Abajian at 847-866-2913. No camp July 4. Location: Dempster Street Beach Age: 8-13 yrs. Fee: $365 R/$415 NR

Have you “aged out” of our popular Youth Aquatic Camp, but still want to participate in your favorite lakefront activities? This camp is designed with you in mind. Please refer to the Youth Aquatic Camp description on the left for information about camp activities, apparel and the swim test. Questions: call Adam Abajian at 847-866-2913. No camp July 4. Location: Dempster Street Beach Age: 13-18 yrs. Fee: $134 R/$158 NR

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Aquatic & Art Camp The Aquatics camp has teamed up with Arts Camp for a full day of lakefront activities immersion. Campers will sign in at the Arrington Lagoon Building. First participate in the morning Arts activities and eat lunch, then walk to Dempster Beach to participate in the afternoon Aquatics Camp session. morning Arts activities (9:30am–12:30pm): creating artwork, crafts, music, hearing stories related to water and shorelines afternoon Aquatics Camp (1:30pm–4:30pm): packed with traditional aquatics camp fun. Location: Arrington Lagoon Building and Dempster Street Beach Age: 8-13 yrs. Fee: $725 R/$825 NR Class #

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Parent/Child Aqua Action Camp This Aquatic Camp is offered for parents/ caregivers who want to share a great aquatic experience with their children. Multiple generations can participate in the same water sports as Aquatic Camp (tubing, sailing, paddling etc. in a fun, relaxing environment. A swim test is required at the first class. At least one parent must register for every two children and must be present at every class; adults and children must register at the same time. The fee listed is per person. Questions: call Adam Abajian at 847-866-2913. Location: Dempster Street Beach Age: 8 yrs. and up with a parent Fee: $134/$158 NR Class #

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Adult Aquatic Adventures Now adults, who didn’t have an opportunity to participate in water sports as a child, can enjoy Lake Michigan. You’ll enjoy the same water sports as our very popular Aquatic Camp in a fun, relaxing environment. You’ll also learn important safety rules and tips. A 50-yard swim test is required at the first class. Questions: call Adam Abajian at 847-866-2913. Location: Dempster Street Beach Age: 18 yrs. and up Fee: $134 R/$158 NR Class #

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Ice Sports Camps Learn to Skate Hockey Camp Summer is the perfect season to develop skating and hockey skills. Daily ice sessions, outdoor activities, off ice conditioning and arts and crafts will be included. Rain or shine, campers will skate and learn skills in an upbeat, positive environment. Special theme days are incorporated into each week of camp and all campers have the opportunity to participate in the End of Summer Skating Exhibition held in August.

Schedule

Half day camp is held 8:30am-Noon, which will include one hour of Learn to Skate time on the Main Rink every day, as well as a rotation of activities both indoor and outdoor throughout the week, Full-day participants enjoy indoor/ outdoor games and dry land training from 8:30am–4pm. Lunch is Noon–12:45pm.

Registration Information

Registration closes when capacity is met; do not wait until the first day of camp to register, as the camp will fill quickly. Pre- and post-care is available for an additional fee; see page 25, for more information. Questions: contact James Faedtke at 847-859-7824 or jfaedtke@ cityofevanston.org

Hat Trick Hockey

Learn to Figure Skate Camp

Hat Trick Hockey is geared toward the Travel or House hockey player who wants to improve their game with daily on ice skills and developmental training. Participants need to arrive by 1pm and will be on the ice by 1:10pm. Campers will have (3) 50 minute sessions on the ice with water breaks in between. Players will be divided by age and skill levels. Full hockey equipment is required for participation. Limited equipment is available to borrow and hockey skates are included in the cost of the camp. No camp July 4. Location: Robert Crown Center Age: 3 yrs. and up Fee: $150 R/$170 NR * $120/$140 NR Class # Dates Days Time

Be cool this summer at a Figure Skating Camp! Campers participate in a wide range of skating activities, including spin clinics, moves in the field, freestyle sessions, off-ice conditioning, dance/ballet/pilates, choreography and music interpretation and daily practice skating skills. Special theme days are incorporated into each camp week. Space is limited. Questions: call Shannon Lamaster at 847-866-2924 or slamaster@cityofevanston.org. No camp July 4. Location: Robert Crown Center Age: 5-12 yrs. by start of session Fee, full-day: $196 R/$216 NR Fee, half-day: $142 R/$162 NR * $156/$176 NR ** $114/$134 NR Levels: Basic 1-8 and Freeskate 1-6

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Comfortable athletic clothing and shoes are recommended for indoor/outdoor activities. A helmet, elbow and knee pads are recommended for on-ice activity. Skate rental is included in the registration cost. Coaches will assist campers on a daily basis with their equipment. Full day participants are encouraged to bring a hockey stick. There is a limited supply of hockey sticks available to borrow. No camp July 4. Location: Robert Crown Center Age: 5-12 yrs. by start of camp Fee, per full-day camp #: $196 R/$216 NR Fee, per half-day camp #: $142 R/$162 NR * $156/$176 NR ** $114/$134 NR Class # Dates Days Time

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June 11-15 June 11-15 June 18-22 June 18-22 June 25-29 June 25-29 July 2-6 July 2-6 July 9-13 July 9-13 July 16-20 July 16-20 July 23-27 July 23-27 July 30-Aug 3 July 30-Aug 3

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Learn to Speedskate Camp This late summer speed skating camp, instructed by Learn to Skate coaches, develops interest in speed skating. Participants will have 2 full hours of Learn to Skate time on the Main Rink Monday–Friday, 9:15–11:15am and 2–4pm. Office time, rotating activities, is both indoor and outdoor throughout the week. Lunch is 11:30am–12:15pm. Comfortable athletic clothing and shoes are recommended for the indoor/outdoor activities. A helmet, elbow/knee pads are recommended for on ice activity. Speed Skates (if size is available) or regular Figure/ Hockey Skates are included in the registration cost and coaches will be present to assist on a daily basis with their equipment. Pre- and postcare is not offered with this Camp. Questions: contact James Faedtke at 847-448-8258 or jfaedtke@cityofevanston.org Location: Robert Crown Center Age: 5-12 yrs. Fee: $252 R/$272 NR

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Sports Tennis

QUICKSTART I & II CAMP: Ages 4-6 yrs. , Lovelace Park Class # Dates Days Time

QuickStart Tennis Mini-Camps

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QuickStart Tennis is a specialized program that helps younger children learn basic tennis skills in a fun and supportive environment.

QuickStart I Tennis Camp This class introduces children age 4–6 years to tennis with age-appropriate equipment including smaller racquets, special tennis balls and smaller nets. Balls bounce lower and move slower through the air, making them easier to hit. Using this equipment helps kids to develop confidence, skill and enjoyment of the game due to their immediate success. In addition, the “games” approach to teaching tennis will help improve their fine and gross motor skills. Parents are asked to stay at the courts throughout the camp session to support their child’s tennis game outside of camp. Please dress for the heat, wear sunscreen, bring a towel and water bottle. Players must supply their own tennis racquet.

QuickStart II Tennis Camp This class helps prepare children age 6–8 years for our popular Junior Tennis Camp programs by using age-appropriate equipment and games. Children will use equipment similar to the QuickStart I Camp; however, they will begin rallying and working on more challenging skills. The tennis balls, court size and nets are all adjusted for kids, assisting in their necessary tennis skills, fun and immediate success. Please dress for the heat, wear sunscreen, bring a towel and water bottle. Players must supply their own tennis racquet. Rain dates are scheduled on Fridays during the week of participation. Information: call 847-448-8252. Location: Robert Crown Park Fee, 8 days: $117 R/$131 NR Fee, 4 days: $61 R/$75 NR QUICKSTART I CAMP: Ages 4-6 yrs., Robert Crown Park Class # Dates Days Time 621206A8 621206B8 621206C8 621206D8 621206E8 621206F8

June 11-21 June 25-July 5 July 9-19 July 23-Aug 2 Aug 6-16 Aug 20-23

M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th

8-9am 8-9am 8-9am 8-9am 8-9am 8-9am

QUICKSTART II CAMP: Ages 5-6 yrs., Robert Crown Park Class # Dates Days Time 621207A8 621207B8 621207C8 621207D8 621207E8 621207F8

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June 11-21 June 25-July 5 July 9-19 July 23-Aug 2 Aug 6-16 Aug 20-23

M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th

9-10am 9-10am 9-10am 9-10am 9-10am 9-10am

June 11-21 June 25-July 5 July 9-19 July 23-Aug 2 Aug 6-16 Aug 20-23

M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th

8:30-9:30am 8:30-9:30am 8:30-9:30am 8:30-9:30am 8:30-9:30am 8:30-9:30am

Location: Leahy Park and Lovelace Park Age: 7-12 yrs. by start of session Fee, 5 days: $155 R/$177 NR Fee, 9 days: $279 R/$307 NR Fee, 10 days: $310 R/$353 NR

Junior Tennis Mini-Camps Personalized attention can make the difference. The Junior Tennis Camps offer beginning-to intermediate-level tennis players the chance to increase their skills quickly so they can move on to the next level. They’ll learn from top tennis professionals or collegiate players. All aspects of the game are covered: stroke production, singles and doubles strategy, conditioning and sportsmanship. Students improve their skills, court presence and game strategies, then put the skills into action. For variety, sessions include warm-up and stretching exercises, footwork exercises, stroke development, cooperative and competitive drilling and match play. Camps will meet at the Quad on Oakton or another location if there is inclement weather. Campers will be grouped on courts by age and playing level. Information: call 847-448-8252.

Apparel and Snacks

Please dress for the heat. Wear sunscreen and bring a towel and water bottle. Players must supply their own tennis racquet. Participants should bring a snack that does not require refrigeration. No camp July 4. Location: Lovelace Park Fee, 10 days: $315 R/$358 NR Fee, 9 days: $279 R/$312 NR Fee, 5 days: $160 R/$187 NR Beginner Level Class # Dates

Days Time

622287A8 622287B8 622287C8 622287D8 622287E8 622287F8 622287G8 622287H8 622287J8 622287K8 622287L8 622287M8

M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F

June 11-22 June 11-22 June 25-July 6 June 25-July 6 July 9-20 July 9-20 July 23-Aug 3 July 23-Aug 3 Aug 6-17 Aug 6-17 Aug 20-24 Aug 20-24

9am-Noon 9am-Noon 9am-Noon 9am-Noon 9am-Noon 9am-Noon 9am-Noon 9am-Noon 9am-Noon 9am-Noon 9am-Noon 9am-Noon

Junior Tennis Afternoon Mini-Camps

Class #

Dates

Days Time

Location

622288A8 622288B8 622288C8 622288D8 622288E8 622288F8

June 11-22 June 25-July 6 July 9-20 July 23-Aug 3 Aug 6-17 Aug 20-24

M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F

Leahy Park Leahy Park Leahy Park Leahy Park Lovelace Park Leahy Park

1-4pm 1-4pm 1-4pm 1-4pm 1-4pm 1-4pm

E-Town Academy Camp This tennis program is geared towards kids, grades 6-8, that have aspirations of playing at a higher level during their school years. These two hour workouts will have a smaller student to teacher ratio (5:1). Emphasis will be placed on proper stroke development and on singles and doubles match play. A portion of each day will be spent on off-court agility drills and speed conditioning. Location: Leahy Park Age: 10-15 yrs. by start of session Fee: $125 R/$135 NR Class #

Dates

Days Time

622286A8 622286B8 622286C8 622286D8 622286E8

June 12-21 June 26-July 5 July 10-19 July 24-Aug 2 Aug 7-16

Tu, Th Tu, Th Tu, Th Tu, Th Tu, Th

6-7pm 6-7pm 6-7pm 6-7pm 6-7pm

Age 7-9 yrs. 10-14 yrs. 7-9 yrs. 10-14 yrs. 7-9 yrs. 10-14 yrs. 7-9 yrs. 10-14 yrs. 7-9 yrs. 10-14 yrs. 7-9 yrs. 10-14 yrs.

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Sports Camps Sports Camp Team sports, daily surprises and individual accomplishments await your camper at the Chandler-Newberger’s Sports and More Camps! We strive to provide all the fun of a sleepaway camp, but with an emphasis on sports, teamwork and sportsmanship. From basketball and flag football to soccer and softball, your camper will take part in a variety of sports, as well as traditional camp activities such as group cheers, camp songs and team-building exercises. In addition, each day will have a “surprise” activity that will explore everything from Lego® building to art to good old relay races and games. Our camp ends each camp day with a closing circle that allows campers to discuss their day, reflect and come together as a team. Instruction in each sport is combined with play, encouraging skill improvement while put those skills into action, in a non-pressuring and exciting atmosphere. Emphasis is placed on enjoyment and sportsmanship—not the final score! Individual improvement is the focus, as well as understanding, enjoying team play and making new friends. Guided by our counselors, campers learn that cooperation and encouragement are an important part of building a successful team. Our surprise activities allow campers an opportunity to step out of the sports environment and connect with their teammates in a different atmosphere. Field trips are included in both the full-day and half-day camps. The last day of each camp session will end with our Camp Olympics (grades 3-7) and Bonanza Extravaganza (grades 1-2) celebrations. No camp July 4. Location: Chandler-Newberger Center

Special Activities/Trips

Each day camp groups will participate in a surprise activity which is designed to create a different environment for campers to work on team building. During each four-week camp session, campers will go on various field trips, which could include one or more of the following (or a similar type of trip): miniature golf, bowling and the beach.

Apparel

Each camper receives a T-shirt (included in fee). Wear clothing appropriate for outdoor sports and check the parent packet for items to bring on beach or theme days.

Camp Staff

Our college-and high school-age counselors and assistant counselors have backgrounds in teaching or participating in a wide range of sports. The camp also has one Camp Director and three Assistant Directors.

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Grouping of Campers

Campers are grouped according to age. Every effort is made to place friends in the same group when requested by both families by May 2. After this date we will not accept grouping requests. Requests can only include 3 children. Email request to mtompkins@cityofevanston.org.

Information Packet

You’ll receive an information packet with an activity calendar and a newsletter about your camper’s group from mtompkins@cityofevanston.org (add this email to your contact list). Group lists will be posted on the first day of camp. Please have a current email on file.

Pre- and Post-Camp Care

If you will need supervised care before or after camp or during lunch, see page 25 for details. Age: 6-12 yrs. Fee, half-day: $324 R/$369 NR Fee, full-day: $643 R/$733 NR Campers must be entering the grade shown for each section in Fall 2018. Class #

Dates

Days Time

Grade

SESSION I 622283A8 622283B8 622283C8 622283D8 622283E8 622283F8 622283G8 622283H8 622283J8

June 11-July 6 June 11-July 6 June 11-July 6 June 11-July 6 June 11-July 6 June 11-July 6 June 11-July 6 June 11-July 6 June 11-July 6

M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F

9am-4pm 9am-4pm 9am-4pm 9am-Noon 9am-Noon 9am-Noon 1-4pm 1-4pm 1-4pm

1-2 3-4 5-7 1-2 3-4 5-7 1-2 3-4 5-7

SESSION II 622283K8 622283L8 622283M8 622283N8 622283P8 622283Q8 622283R8 622283S8 622283T8

July 9-Aug 3 July 9-Aug 3 July 9-Aug 3 July 9-Aug 3 July 9-Aug 3 July 9-Aug 3 July 9-Aug 3 July 9-Aug 3 July 9-Aug 3

M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F

9am-4pm 9am-4pm 9am-4pm 9am-Noon 9am-Noon 9am-Noon 1-4pm 1-4pm 1-4pm

1-2 3-4 5-7 1-2 3-4 5-7 1-2 3-4 5-7

Sports Mini-Camp Age: 6-12 yrs. Fee, half-day: $103 R/$124 NR Fee, full-day: $201 R/$242 NR Campers must be entering the grade shown for each section in Fall 2018. Class #

Dates

Days Time

Grade

622284A8 622284B8 622284C8 622284D8 622284E8 622284F8 622284G8 622284H8 622284J8

Aug 6-10 Aug 6-10 Aug 6-10 Aug 6-10 Aug 6-10 Aug 6-10 Aug 6-10 Aug 6-10 Aug 6-10

M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F

1-2 3-4 5-7 1-2 3-4 5-7 1-2 3-4 5-7

9am-4pm 9am-4pm 9am-4pm 9am-Noon 9am-Noon 9am-Noon 1-4pm 1-4pm 1-4pm

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Great America Trip

You have the option to send your child to Great America with the Chandler-Newberger Sports Camp. Children who are registered for both camp sessions may attend both trips! To sign up, please read this section and then register with the class number(s) listed below. Late registrations will be accepted until the day before each trip at a higher fee. Campers must be registered for the sports camp session that coincides with the Great America date(s) for which you are registering. The session they must be attending is listed next to the trip date. If you would prefer your child not attend the Great America trip, you do not need to do anything. We’ll hold camp at Chandler- Newberger Center the day of the trip; campers not going on the trip should arrive at their normal start time. If your family has season tickets for Great America or your child has earned a free ticket, you may choose to pay for only supervision and the bus and use your own ticket for park admission. You must provide us with the ticket the day before the trip. If we do not receive the ticket, your child will not be allowed to attend. The full registration fee includes park admission, supervision and transportation. Campers need to bring additional money for lunch, souvenirs and snacks. We welcome volunteer chaperones (over age 18 yrs.). There are no refunds for the Great America trip. Age: 6-12 yrs.

Full Registration Fee: $70 R/NR, by deadline; $95 R/NR, after deadline (there are NO REFUNDS for the Great America trip)

Bus and Supervision Registration Fee: $50 R/NR, by deadline; $75 R/NR, after deadline (you must provide your own ticket) Full Registration Trip # Date

Day

Time

Session #

622285A8 June 28 Th 8:30am-4:30pm I Registration Deadlines June 25 622285B8 July 26 Th 8:30am-4:30pm II Registration Deadlines July 23 Bus and Supervision Registration Trip # Date Day Time

Session #

622285C8 June 28 Th 8:30am-4:30pm I Registration Deadlines June 25 622285D8 July 28 Th 8:30am-4:30pm II Registration Deadlines July 23

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Sports Beach Volleyball Mini-Camp Can you think of a better way to spend your summer than playing beach volleyball? Be ready for the challenge; the sand adds a whole new dimension! Our coaches deliver a lesson plan that is fun, yet challenging. You’ll learn the rules, finetune your skills and pick up valuable strategy tips. We’ll concentrate on the fundamentals of passing, setting, spiking, learn to overhand serve and play organized games. Boys and girls are together in groups. Dress for the beach; sun care and bathing suits are suggested. You must bring a lunch for full-day camp. Information: 847-448-8252. Volleyball Camp rain hot line and camp cancellations: 847-448-8253. Location: Clark Street Beach Fee: $103 R/$119 NR Class #

Dates

Days Time

Grade

MORNING 622293A8 622293B8 622293C8 622293D8 622293E8 622293F8 622293G8 622293H8

June 18-21 June 18-21 June 25-28 July 16-19 July 16-19 July 23-26 July 23-26 July 30-Aug 2

M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th

8:30-11am 8:30-11am 8:30-11am 8:30-11am 8:30-11am 8:30-11am 8:30-11am 8:30-11am

3-5 6-8 6-8 3-5 6-8 4-6 6-8 2-4

M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th

1:30-4pm 1:30-4pm 1:30-4pm 1:30-4pm

6-8 3-5 6-8 3-5

AFTERNOON 622293J8 June 18-21 622293K8 June 18-21 622293L8 July 16-19 622293M8 July 16-19

Pee Wee Sports Camp

Flag Football Mini-Camp

Introduce your child to summer camp! Pee Wee Sports Camp, designed just for young campers, combines popular children’s games and fun activities with sports events. Children feel comfortable as they play familiar and new games, make friends in a noncompetitive, supportive atmosphere. This camp is a great way to prepare children for the popular ChandlerNewberger Sports Camp for older children.

Want to get ready for the upcoming flag football season? Whether you’re an experienced player or thinking about playing for the first time in the fall, this camp is perfect for you! You’ll learn all about non-contact football and develop throwing, catching, running and basic defensive skills. In addition, there will be speed and agility training and individualized attention to each camper’s skills. Finally, you’ll spend time at the end of the week scrimmaging with fellow campers. Information: 847-448-8252.

Activities

We encourage campers to improve their ability to play on a team and grow as individuals. Activities include sports (soccer, T-ball, basketball, floor hockey and more), games, gym time at Chandler-Newberger (Leahy Camp only) and a snack (provided by the parents). Outings include two beach days and one bowling day per 3-week camp session. Information packets are emailed prior to camp. Questions: call Michelle Tompkins at 847-448-8681.

Campsites

Apparel

Dress for the weather and bring a water bottle. Location: Robert Crown Park Football Field, adjacent to Robert Crown Center Age: 9-11 yrs., boys, girls entering grades 4-7 Fee: $104 R/$123 NR Camp #

Date

622252A7 Aug 6-10 622252B7 Aug 6-10

Day Time

Grade

M-F 4:30-6:30pm 4-5 M-F 4:30-6:30pm 6-7

Pee Wee Sports Camp is held at three different locations, see listings next to the camp session’s date. Bent Park has a large soccer field, playground and park shelter. Leahy Park is a large open park with a playground and park shelter. It is located just across the street from the Chandler-Newberger Center. Baker Park has a large open field, playground and park shelter.

Camp Staff

College and high school-age counselors provide a fun introduction to sports. Each camp site is staffed with a camp director.

Apparel

Each camper receives a camp T-shirt (included in fee). Campers should wear clothing appropriate for outdoor sports. Check your parent packet for items to bring on beach or bowling days. No camp July 4. Locations: Leahy Park, Bent Park and Baker Park Age: 4-5 yrs. (must turn 4 by June 1) Fee: $244 R/$270 NR

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Class #

Dates

Days Time

Location

621205A8 621205B8 621205C8 621205D8 621205E8 621205F8

June 11-29 July 2-20 July 23-Aug 10 June 11-29 July 2-20 July 23-Aug 10

M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F

Leahy Leahy Baker Bent Bent Baker

9:30am-Noon 9:30am-Noon 9:30am-Noon 1-3:30pm 1-3:30pm 1-3:30pm

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Basketball Mini-Camp

Basketball Camp

Jedi Fencing Training

Shoot and score with 3-point Athletics basketball camps, a perfect late-afternoon complement to any Chandler-Newberger day camp. Participants will enjoy air-conditioned gym for maximum fun and comfort. Boys and girls who register for Basketball Camp at Chandler-Newberger Center and who attend Chandler-Newberger Sports Camp in the afternoon during the same week will be supervised from 4–4:30pm for no additional fee. You must contact Michelle Tompkins at 847-448-8681 to complete a registration form for this supervision.

This late summer basketball camp is instructed by 3-Point Athletics coaches to help campers focus on drills that will improve individual player skills in dribbling, passing, shooting, defense and teamwork. Games and contests will be held daily. All campers receive a t-shirt for participation. Questions: contact James Faedtke 847-859-7824. Note: there is no pre/post camp care offered for this program. Location: Robert Crown Center Age: 6-14 yrs. old Fee: $232 R/$252 NR

Using a combination of Tai Chi and Fencing our resident Yoda, Diana Unger, will help your young Star Wars fan become a real like Jedi. This camp will focus on self-awareness, increase self-confidence and help young Jedi’s become one with the Force. Information: call Michelle Tompkins at 847-448-8681.

Apparel

Camp #

Date

Day Time

322237A8 Aug 20-24 M-F 9am-3pm

Required: Athletic shoes (no dark soles allowed).

Gymnastics Mini-Camp

Grouping of Campers

Campers can have fun while improving their gymnastic skills. Our coaches will help increase your child’s coordination, balance, flexibility and self-confidence while working on the floor, vault, bars and beam. No experience is necessary for the beginning-level camps. The parent packet, emailed prior to the start of camp, will include important information. Information: call 847-448-8252. No camp July 4. Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Fee: $208 R/$244 NR

Sections are divided by the grade campers will enter in the fall, so young athletes will play with their peers. Camps will always be taught with the age, size, ability and maturity of the participants in mind. Usually they are divided into small groups of children of similar ages and skill levels. Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Fee: $114 R/$139 NR Class #

Dates

Days Time

Grade

622295A8 622295B8 622295C8 622295D8 622295E8 622295F8 622295G8 622295H8 622295J8 622295K8 622295L8 622295M8

June 11-15 June 11-15 June 18-22 June 18-22 June 25-29 July 9-13 July 9-13 July 16-20 July 16-20 July 23-27 Aug 13-17 Aug 13-17

M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F

1-3 4-6 1-3 4-6 5-8 1-3 4-6 1-3 4-6 5-8 1-3 4-6

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4:30-6:30pm 4:30-6:30pm 4:30-6:30pm 4:30-6:30pm 4:30-6:30pm 4:30-6:30pm 4:30-6:30pm 4:30-6:30pm 4:30-6:30pm 4:30-6:30pm 4:30-6:30pm 4:30-6:30pm

Beginner Level Camp # Date

Day Time

622259A8 June 18-29 M-F 622259B8 July 2-13 M-F

Apparel

Weapons, jackets and masks are provided. For safety, campers must buy an underarm protector and glove (these may be purchased from the instructor or you may bring your own). Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Fee: $194 R/$218 NR Camp #

Date

Day Time

Age

622296A8 Aug 6-10 M-F 4:45-6:15pm 7-9 yrs. 622296B8 Aug 13-17 M-F 4:45-6:15pm 10-14 yrs.

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Day Time

622259C8 July 16-27

M-F

Age

4:30-6:30pm 6-10 yrs.

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Specialty Games Specialty Games Chess Wizards Mini-Camp Would you like to go on a journey to learn cool openings, midgames with all the pins, double attacks, endgames and even bughouse? Would you like to be a part of a successful chess team that includes all levels of chess players? If so, join Chess Wizards! You’ll learn to play chess in a fun atmosphere, with indoor and outdoor activities. No previous experience is needed! This camp is for beginning-and intermediate-level players. All campers receive a chess board, a set of chess pieces, a Chess Wizards T-shirt, score book, trophy and a certificate of achievement! As a bonus, it’s been proven that children who learn to play chess also dramatically improve their day-to-day academic performance. Children should bring their lunch and drink daily; a snack will be provided. Note: only AM Pre-Camp Care is available for this camp; see page 25 for details. Questions: call Michelle Tompkins at 847-448-8681. Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Age: 5-14 yrs. Fee: $346 R/$397 NR Camp #

Date

Day Time

622297A8 Aug 20-24 M-F 622297B8 Aug 20-24 M-F 622297C8 Aug 20-24 M-F

9am-3pm 9am-3pm 9am-3pm

Age

TWO-WEEK CAMPS 622257A8 June 25-July 6 M-F 9am-Noon 4-5 yrs. 622257B8 July 9-20 M-F 9am-Noon 6-7 yrs. 622257C8 July 23-Aug 3 M-F 9am-Noon 5-6 yrs. ONE-WEEK CAMPS 622257D8 Aug 6-10 622257E8 Aug 13-17 622257F8 Aug 20-24

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Give your imagination a boost with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineerdesigned projects such as: Cities, Garbage Trucks, Catamarans and Dinosaurs. Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. Location: Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center Camp #

Date

621203A8 June 11-15

Day

Time

M-F

9am-Noon 5-6 yrs.

Age

STEM Challenge with LEGO

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Gear up your engineering skills with PlayWell TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as: Forklifts, Houseboats, Mini Golf Courses and the London Tower Bridge. Design, build and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. Location: Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center Camp #

We love LEGO® bricks! Campers will spend their camp time imagining, constructing and achieving new goals with their favorite toy! This camp will encourage participants to focus on using their imagination and sharing ideas to create new designs and test their building skills. Themes such as Pirates, Star Wars, Toy Story and MineCraft are introduced into camp activities that include building with LEGO® bricks, art projects, daily outdoor play and a field trip to the beach. Our special one-week camp sessions at the end of the summer will not include any field trips. No camp July 4. Location: Ackerman Park Fee, 2 week sessions: $235 R/$277 NR Fee, 1 week sessions: $120 R/$141 NR Days Time

Intro to STEM with Lego®

622203A8 June 11-15 M-F 1-4pm 7-12 yrs.

LEGOmania Camp

Dates

Fee: $194 R/$244 NR

5-7 yrs. 8-10 yrs. 11-14 yrs.

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Mine, Craft, Build Adventure Gaming using LEGO®

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Age

Lego Camps

Class #

Play-well Teknologies Lego Mini-Camps

Date

Day Time

Age

Girl Powered Intro STEM with LEGO® A Play-Well offering for girls who love to build! This course will provide a supportive environment for girls to build engineer-designed projects. Use special pieces to create your own unique designs. Explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. Location: Baker Park Camp #

Date

Day Time

621203B8 July 9-13 M-F

Age

9am-Noon 5-6 yrs.

Girl Powered STEM Challenge with LEGO® A Play-Well offering for girls who love to build! This course will provide a supportive environment for girls to build engineer-designed projects. Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ides in a supportive environment. Location: Baker Park Camp #

Date

Day Time

622203B8 July 9-13 M-F

1-4pm

Age 7-12 yrs.

Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO®. Resourcefulness, creativity and cooperation come together in this unique building adventure game; roll the dice to mine for resources and use these resources to build special items to help in our adventures! Build a zoo, create a Medieval Castle and design a Tree House Village. This LEGO® experience is an original game designed by Play-Well instructors inspired by the popular game, Minecraft. Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience. Location: Baker Park Camp #

Date

Day Time

621203C8 July 16-20 M-F

Age

9am-Noon

5-6 yrs.

Mine, Craft, Build Survival Game using Lego® Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO®. Resourcefulness, creativity and cooperation come together in this unique building adventure game; roll the dice to mine for resources, craft tools and watch out for Creepers! This ultimate LEGO® Minecraft experience is an original game designed by Play-Well instructors, using gameplay elements and characters inspired by the popular Minecraft video game. Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience. Location: Baker Park Camp #

Date

Day Time

622203C8 July 16-20 M-F

1-4pm

Age 7-12 yrs.

Jedi Engineering using LEGO® The Force awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi. Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects such as LEGO® X-Wings, R2 Units, energy catapults, defense turrets and settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects to defeat the Empire. Location: Baker Park Camp #

Date

Day Time

621203D8 Aug 13-17 M-F

Age

9am-Noon 5-6 yrs.

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Special Needs Jedi Master Engineering using LEGO® The Force awakens in this advanced engineering course for young Jedi! Discover key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics and eccentric motion. Build LEGO® X-Wings, AT-AT Walkers, pod racers, star destroyers, cloud cities, settlements, fortresses and other complex machines and structures from a galaxy far, far away. Location: Baker Park Camp #

Date

Day Time

622203D8 Aug 13-17 M-F

1-4pm

Age 7-12 yrs.

Superhero Engineering using LEGO® Save the world with LEGO® Super Heroes. Build the hideouts and vehicles of your favorite caped crusaders and learn what makes them Super Heroes and Super Hero Engineers! An experienced Play-Well instructor guides young heroes to design, build and save a city where ingenuity and imagination can solve any conflict. Location: Baker Park Camp #

Date

Day Time

621203E8 Aug 20-24 M-F

Special Needs Camp R.E.A.L. Camp R.E.A.L. is the place to be in August. This Special Recreation Mini-Camp offers lots of fun activities focusing on ecology. Be prepared for crafts, sports, ecology activities and playtime at Lovelace Park in northwest Evanston. Two weekly field trips are included. The registration deadline is July 21; space is limited. Information: please call Leonard Woodson at 847-448-8044.

Lunch and Campsite

Campers must supply their own lunch every day; drinks and snacks will be provided. Lovelace Park is a large park with a fishing lagoon, playground, tennis courts and walking/jogging paths. The park building will be available during camp.

Apparel

Campers will receive a camp T-shirt, which is included in the registration fee. Dress for outdoor activities and bring a swimsuit, towel and sunscreen on beach days. A schedule will be sent home prior to the start of camp. Camp maximum: 25, with 20 spaces reserved for campers identified as having special needs. Location: Lovelace Park Age: 3 yrs. and up, by start of session Fee: $345 R/$397 NR; after July 21, 2018 $395 R/$447 NR Camp #

Date

Day Time

825207A8 July 30-Aug 10 M-F 9:30am-2:30pm

Age

9am-Noon 5-6 yrs.

Bash ‘em Botts using LEGO® Learn how to make a massive motorized LEGO® machine? Our Play-Well engineering instructors guide students in this advanced Play-Well engineering camp, as they re-engineer standard LEGO® vehicles into mechanized machines that can traverse challenging obstacles, battle against fellow bots and take on Play-Well Instructor’s colossal creations. Location: Baker Park Camp #

Date

Day Time

622203E8 Aug 20-24 M-F

2018

1-4pm

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Teen Leadership Teen Leadership Aquatic Counselor in Training This camp gives you the training and experience that potential Aquatic Camp counselors need! Participants will work every day while “shadowing” counselors, learning how to teach basic aquatic skills (tubing, sailing, water skiing, fishing, etc.). Each session includes a Parents’ Night. While anyone who can pass the 50-yard swim test may enroll in this program, participation in this camp does not guarantee future employment with the City of Evanston as Aquatic Camp staff. In addition to needing leadership and aquatic skills, Aquatic Camp staff must be certified in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, Professional Rescuer C.P.R. and First Aid and must have worked as a lifeguard for the City of Evanston for at least one season. No camp July 4. Location: Dempster Street Beach Age: 14-17 yrs. Fee: $185 R/$235 NR Class #

Dates

Days Time

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June 11-29 June 11-29 July 2-20 July 2-20 July 23-Aug 10 July 23-Aug 10

M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F

9:30am-12:30pm 1:30-4:30pm 9:30am-12:30pm 1:30-4:30pm 9:30am-12:30pm 1:30-4:30pm

Ecology Counselor in Training Do you want to learn what it takes to be a great camp counselor? CITs will not only learn new skills, but have a great summer experience. You will spend the first two weeks learning about communication, leadership, problem solving and teamwork. During the second two weeks, you will work with EcoQuest Camp, where you will play along with campers, assist counselors and lead activities. In addition to counselor training, campers will participate in a variety of activities, including canoeing, bicycling, field trips and beach days. A schedule will be provided prior to the start of camp. Some drop-off and pick-up locations will vary during the program. As this is a counselor in training program for the Ecology Center Camps, the program also will include topics related to the environment such as responsible resource use, how to be a good “eco role model” and ways to reduce your carbon footprint. There is no pre- or post-camp care available for this program. Note: the content of the two sessions is identical; due to high demand, registration is limited to one session. Questions: call 847-448-8256. No camp July 4. Location: TBA Age: 12-14 yrs. Fee: $425 R/$530 NR Class #

Dates

Days Time

122249A8 June 11-July 6 M-F 9am-3pm 122249B8 July 9-Aug 3 M-F 9am-3pm

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Leader In Training The Chandler-Newberger’s Leader in Training (LIT) program will introduce young teens to the concept of leadership, helping them become aware of their own natural leadership ability and teach them how leadership will help them in their daily lives. The LIT Program Supervisor will track the performance of all LITs, focusing especially on the core values of teamwork, excellence, humility and self-awareness, perseverance and optimism. Once a week the LIT Program Supervisor will meet individually with LITs to discuss and help them to reflect on their performance, areas of strength and areas of growth. Additionally, there will be five mandatory workshops held at Chandler-Newberger Center to prepare LITs for their work as volunteers and as prospective counselors. Each participant will be required to volunteer for a minimum of 50 hours at one of the ChandlerNewberger Community Center’s summer camp programs and complete self-reflections about their hours online. Through volunteering, participants will be encouraged to use their leadership skills in real-world situations while being supervised by Camp Directors, Assistant Directors and Counselors. Prior to the first workshop, participants will receive an online assignment via email. The assignment will entail a participant/parent information packet and a participant questionnaire. The questionnaire will help the LIT Program Supervisor determine which camp best suits each volunteer and will help ensure a summer filled with growth, fun and excitement! Volunteers will then receive their camp assignment at the second workshop. LIT workshops will take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 4pm until 5:30pm, beginning on Tuesday June 12, 2018 and Thursday June 14, 2018. Once participants have enrolled, you will receive a schedule form to complete identifying which class you will attend each week. If a LIT is unable to make either workshop they must make time to follow up with the LIT Program Supervisor at another time. Note: Sometimes accommodations cannot be made, especially in the case of multiple requests. Prospective Workshop Dates: Tuesday, June 12/Thursday, June 14 Tuesday, June 19/Thursday, June 21 Tuesday, June 26/Thursday, June 28 Tuesday, July 3/Thursday, July 5 Tuesday, July 10/Thursday, July 12

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Contact with Camp Staff

Before the start of workshop sessions, parents and guardians are welcome to contact the LIT Supervisor or Program Manager Michelle Tompkins with questions or concerns. However, once sessions begin, the LIT Supervisor primarily will communicate with the participant regarding their program experience, scheduling and performance. One of the program’s main goals is to help teens learn the importance of leadership and responsibility, which includes holding them responsible for their schedule, attendance, workshop participation and volunteer hours. If participants wish to continue volunteering beyond 50 hours, they must have received a score of 75% or better on their final evaluation.

Evaluations

All participants will be evaluated by their camp and LIT Supervisor on a weekly basis. These evaluations will be given to the participant each week. At the end of the program, a final evaluation will be completed by the camp and the LIT Supervisor. A score of 75% is needed on the final evaluation for the participant to successfully complete the program. Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Age: 13-15 yrs. (must turn 13 by Sept. 1, 2018) Fee: $202 R/$251 NR Class #

Dates

Days Time

Volunteer Opportunities for LIT Participants

All new LIT volunteers for Chandler-Newberger camps are required to attend the Counselor-inTraining program. Each participant is required to volunteer at least 50 hours. All camps meet Monday through Friday, either in the morning or in the afternoon. First-year volunteers are not allowed to volunteer for a full-day program. Participants must be available for the entire camp session for which they volunteer. If there are any questions about which camp would be best for a prospective volunteer, please call 847-448-8252. The camps listed below are open for volunteer opportunities. Please see the camp description for information on the camp, locations and dates available to volunteer. Volunteer options include: Sports Camps (pg. 7) Pee Wee Sports Camp (pg. 8) LEGOmania Camp (pg. 12) Camp Kaleidoscope (pg. 17) If a participant has already completed the Chandler-Newberger Leader In Training program and would like to volunteer in 2018, that volunteer does not have to register a second time, but will need to submit an application and questionnaire. Please contact Michelle Tompkins at 847-448-8252 for an application.

622290A8 June 12-July 12 Tu, Th 4-5:30pm

Robert Crown Counselor in Training Program You can be a part of the future of recreation in Evanston by joining the Robert Crown Center team! This Counselor in Training (CIT) Camp prepares teens to work with staff and contribute their talents to the programs offered by Robert Crown Community Center. Participants serve as role models for the younger children who are enrolled in the Center’s summer camps and receive weekly training from a variety of social service professionals and mentors. This program builds community and prepares youth to work with children in a variety of settings. CIT participants receive basic training on a range of topics: how to interview and apply for a job, work-place skills, inclusion skills, how to assist small groups of campers in crafts and sports activities, redirection strategies, safety procedures and more. Senior staff evaluate and mentor the participants throughout the four week program and provide a final evaluation. The first week of training will include observation of the many camps offered at Robert Crown, as well as an introduction to the program staff and program objectives. The following week, CIT participants will be assigned to volunteer at camp, based on an interview and personal interests, while also receiving training on the various topics listed above. Volunteer options include: Creative Play (ages 2–3 yrs. or 3–5 years yrs.) Fun Factory (ages 5–7 yrs.) Summer Safari (ages 4-7 yrs.) or Kid City (ages 7–10 yrs.) Volunteers are expected to participate in the program Monday through Friday, 9am–4pm for the entire four-week period. Volunteers may speak with the program coordinator to adjust their schedule if necessary. The registration fee includes training and supplies, field trips and small group activities. For more information, please contact Tiffany Caston at Tcaston@ cityofevanston.org. No camp July 4. Location: Robert Crown Center Age: 13-14 yrs. Fee: $409 R/$425 NR Class #

Dates

Days Time

322248A8 June 11-July 6 M-F 9am-4pm

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Variety Variety Camps Summer Safari Summer Safari camp provides the best of Evanston’s parks and beaches along with the best of what a small variety camp can be. Our individualized approach offers what can be your child’s most memorable camp experiences: small groups defined by age and interests, attention to detail and a special balance of outdoor activities. Beach visits will include both water play and sand castles. Quiet days might include reading or building, self-directed projects and crafts, small group projects or rainy day sports and games. In addition to occasional field trips celebrating our Summer Safari theme, weekly walking field trips to Robert Crown Center will include the options of ice skating, dance, fine art instruction and cooperative play. Campers attend from 7:30am–6pm, or 9am–5pm. There are no half day or summer school options available. A program for providing free lunch on site may be available if a grant is awarded (see information on free summer lunch program in the back of the camp guide).

Camp Site

In previous years, this program has been held at various School District #65 facilities. To confirm camp location for 2018, please contact Tiffany Caston, Program Coordinator at Tcaston@cityofevanston.org.

Fun Factory

Kid City

Fun Factory puts the “variety” in camp. We seek to spark interest in recreation through a wide variety of activities including sports, games, arts and crafts, bowling, ice skating, swimming, theme days, exciting outdoor adventures and field trips. Your child is guaranteed to gain confidence, learn new skills, foster new friendships and have fun. Our counselors are skilled, enthusiastic young adults who will provide your child with a safe, enjoyable camp experience. A ratio of 1 counselor to 6 campers is maintained with assistance from additional supervisory staff. Full day campers must bring their lunch and a drink. A lunch provided program in the park may be available if a grant is awarded (see information on free summer lunch program in the back of the camp guide). A late afternoon snack is provided to campers attending the postcamp program. No camp July 4. Please contact Amber Woodson, at tcaston@ cityofevanston.org for more information. Location: Robert Crown Center Age: 4-7 yrs. Class # Dates Days Time Fee

Summer should be full of fun! We seek to spark interest in recreation through a wide variety of activities including organized sports, games, arts and crafts, bowling, ice skating, swimming, theme days, exciting outdoor adventures and field trips. Your child is guaranteed to gain confidence, learn new skills, foster new friendships and have fun! Kid City offers a structured camp experience with room for “children’s choice” theme days to integrate children’s interests into the camp experience. We ensure fulfilling summer experience where “I’m bored” will be a phrase of the past! Our counselors are skilled, enthusiastic young adults who will provide your child with a safe, enjoyable camp experience. A ratio of 1 counselor to 8 campers is maintained with assistance from additional supervisory staff. Full day campers must bring their lunch and drink. A program for providing lunch in the park may be available if a grant is awarded (see information on free summer lunch program in the back of the camp guide). A late afternoon snack is provided to campers attending the postcamp program. Pre-care (7:30–9am) and postcare (4–6pm) is available, please see pre- and post-care information in the back of the camp guide. No camp July 4. Please contact Amber Woodson, at tcaston@ cityofevanston.org for more information. Location: Robert Crown Center Age: 7-10 yrs. Fee: varies; see below

322242A8 322242B8 322242C8 322242D8 322242E8 322242F8

June 11-Aug 3 June 11-Aug 3 June 11-July 6 June 11-July 6 July 9-Aug 3 July 9-Aug 3

M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F

7:30am-6pm 9am-4pm 7:30am-6pm 9am-4pm 7:30am-6pm 9am-4pm

$1489 R/NR $1191 R/NR $747 R/NR $598 R/NR $747 R/NR $598 R/NR

Camp Staff

Our counselors are skilled, enthusiastic young adults who will provide your child with a safe, enjoyable camp experience. A ratio of 1 counselor to 8 campers is maintained with assistance from additional supervisory staff.

Fee Assistance

A limited amount of fee assistance (scholarships) is available to qualified Evanston residents. Don’t wait too long to register. No camp July 4. Location: to be announced after approval by School District #65 Age: 5-12 yrs. Fee: varies; see below Class #

Dates

Days Time

Fee

322240A8 322240B8 322240C8 322240D8 322240E8 322240F8

June 11-Aug 3 June 11-Aug 3 June 11-July 6 June 11-July 6 July 9-Aug 3 July 9-Aug 3

M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F

$1,241 R/NR $939 R/NR $623 R/NR $472 R/NR $623 R/NR $472 R/NR

7:30am-6pm 9am-5pm 7:30am-6pm 9am-5pm 7:30am-6pm 9am-5pm

Class #

Dates

Days Time

Fee

322243A8 322243B8 322243C8 322243D8 322243E8 322243F8

June 11-Aug 3 June 11-Aug 3 June 11-July 6 June 11-July 6 July 9-Aug 3 July 9-Aug 3

M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F

$1489 R/NR $1191 R/NR $747 R/NR $598 R/NR $747 R/NR $598 R/NR

7:30am-6pm 9am-4pm 7:30am-6pm 9am-4pm 7:30am-6pm 9am-4pm

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Tween Scene

Camp Kaleidoscope

Tween Scene is a fun filled camp experience where tweens will try new things and exploring new hobbies. Join us for an opportunity to get unplugged, explore creativity, learn, laugh and make memories that will last a lifetime. We will also explore friendship and team building activities as well as exciting outdoor adventures and field trips, including water fun at the beach and pool. No camp July 4. Information: contact Amber Woodson, tcaston@cityofevanston.org Location: Robert Crown Center Age: 11-12 yrs. Fee: varies; see below

Summer fun, new friends, games, music, arts and crafts await little campers in our relaxed outdoor camp. Children are encouraged to express their creativity and individuality as they increase their independence and selfconfidence. Information packets are emailed prior to camp. Information: call 847-448-8252.

Class #

Dates

Days Time

Fee

322244A8 322244B8 322244C8 322244D8 322244E8 322244F8

June 11-Aug 3 June 11-Aug 3 June 11-July 6 June 11-July 6 July 9-Aug 3 July 9-Aug 3

M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F

$1489 R/NR $1191 R/NR $747 R/NR $598 R/NR $747 R/NR $598 R/NR

7:30am-6pm 9am-4pm 7:30am-6pm 9am-4pm 7:30am-6pm 9am-4pm

End of Summer Bash! These 1-week sessions combine children from a variety of camps for one last blast of summer fun. Campers will participate in a variety of activities including organized sports, games, arts and crafts, ice skating, outdoor adventures and field trips. Children will be grouped by age. Information: contact Amber Woodson, tcaston@cityofevanston.org Location: Robert Crown Center Age: 4-12 yrs. Class # Dates Days Time Fee 322245A8 322245B8 322245C8 322245D8

Aug 6-10 Aug 6-10 Aug 13-17 Aug 13-17

M-F M-F M-F M-F

7:30am-6pm 9am-4pm 7:30am-6pm 9am-4pm

$242 R/NR $191 R/NR $242 R/NR $191 R/NR

Activities

Each two-week session features theme-related games, crafts and songs. Special events will be held throughout each session, including special guests, beach days and theme days. There also is a special one-week session at the end of summer.

Campsites

Leahy Park is a large, open park with a playground and park shelter. Bent Park has a large soccer field, playground and park shelter. Baker Park has a large open field, playground and park shelter. Locations: Bent Park, Leahy Park and Baker Park Age: 3-5 yrs. (must turn 3 yrs. by June 1) Fee, 2-weeks: $208 R/$236 NR Fee, 1-week: $109 R/$125 NR

Session I: Fun in the Summer Sun

Feel the rays of the summer sun while we learn about all the cool things our summer has in store. Camp #

Date Day

621204A8 M-F 621204B8 M-F

Time

Location

June 11-22 9am-Noon Bent Park June 11-22 1-4pm Leahy Park

Session II: Farm Animals

Robotics and coding Challenge Mini Camp Join us for this fun RoboThink Robotics MiniCamp. Sign up for both sessions to make it a full day. RoboThink offers academically oriented STEM programs focusing on robotics and coding for budding, intermediate and/or advanced students. We are aligned with Next Gen Science standards and allow students to be hands on and engaged in formulating a problem and solving it through design. Armed with gears, motors, servos and a computer, students build, code and play with robots of all shapes, sizes and functions. Starting with simple motorized models and building to advanced autonomous sensor robots, our certified instructors take students on a fun and educational journey where we cover robotics principles, fundamentals of computer programming and problem solving. The activities are interactive, hands-on and very engaging to promote learning and retention. No prior experience required. Participants will need to bring a lunch if they are attending a full day. Location: Chandler-Newberger Community Center Age: 5-12 yrs. Fee: $194 R/$244 NR Length: 5 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 622210A8 622210B8 622210C8 622210D8

Aug 6-10 Aug 6-10 Aug 13-17 Aug 13-17

M-F M-F M-F M-F

9am-Noon 1-4pm 9am-Noon 1-4pm

Come find out all about farm animals with help from books, pictures, puzzles and a trip to Wagner Farm. No camp July 4. Camp #

Date Day

621204C8 M-F 621204D8 M-F

Time

Location

June 25-July 6 9am-Noon Bent Park June 25-July 6 1-4pm Baker Park

Session III: Deep Blue Ocean

Come dip your toes into the deep blue water and explore all the creatures of the deep blue sea. Camp #

Date Day

621204E8 M-F 621204F8 M-F

Time

Location

July 9-20 9am-Noon Bent Park July 9-20 1-4pm Leahy Park

Session IV: Mission to Outer Space

Blast off in our rocket ship to explore space and beyond. Camp #

Date Day

621204G8 M-F 621204H8 M-F

Time

Location

July 23-Aug 3 9am-Noon Bent Park July 23-Aug 3 1-4pm Leahy Park

Session V—Sticky, Icky and Gooey In this special 1-week camp, campers will celebrate all things sticky, icky and gooey. Camp #

Date Day

621204J8 M-F 621204K8 M-F

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Time

Location

August 6-10 9am-Noon Bent Park August 6-10 1-4pm Leahy Park

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Variety Summer Discovery Camp

Ultimate Adventure Camp

Discovery Camp will provide the fun and educational opportunity for all of our participants to explore the wide variety of fun and monumental themes of the worlds past. Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Center Age: 4-12 yrs. Fee, per 8-week session: $1155 R/NR Fee, per 2-week session: $290 R/NR

Are you looking for a great way to end your summer? Ultimate Adventure Camp will give you the opportunity to enjoy your last few days of summer as we jam-pack the week with field trips! Campers can participate in many different activities as they “ad-venture” out into the Evanston community and beyond. The actual schedule and parent packet will be emailed to all participants in early August. Campers registered in the first week of camp will visit Great America (cost included). Past trips have included: Nickel City, American Action Territory Fun Park and Navy Pier. The camp fee includes field trip admission, transportation and a camp T-shirt. Children should bring a lunch each day. Please see page 25 for information about Pre- and PostCamp Care. Questions: call Michelle Tompkins at 847-448-8252.

Class #

Dates

Days Time

422206A8 June 11-Aug 3 M-F 9am-5pm

Medieval Times

We will explore the Medieval Period. As we take it back to the 15th century in Europe children will participate in creating catapults, prepare medieval meals and construct their own crest. Class #

Dates

Days Time

422206B8 Jun 11-22 M-F

9am-5pm

Beginning of Aviation

Children will create and learn how to operate different aircraft’s. Various activities include building airplanes, flying kites, designing, testing a parachute and making a paper helicopter. Class #

Dates

Days Time

422206C8 Jun 25-Jul 6 M-F

9am-5pm

Hip-Hop Culture

The cultural movement known as Hip-Hop emerged in the late 1970s. Children will have the opportunity to explore variations of Hip-Hop dance, as well as rap/poetry and DJ’ing. Class #

Dates

422206D8 Jul 9-20

Days Time M-F

9am-5pm

Sports

Children will participate in various sports including archery, badminton, volleyball and lacrosse. Class #

Dates

422206B8 Jul 9-20

Days Time M-F

9am-5pm

Mini-Camp

We will recap what was learned during the Summer Discovery Camp and finish with an open house. There there will be an expo of photos from our excursions, lessons on sustainability, demonstrations of sports activities and a camp wide performance. Fee: $205 R/NR Class #

Dates

Days Time

422206F8 Aug 6-10 M-F 422206G8 Aug 13-17 M-F

9am-5pm 9am-5pm

Group Levels

When registering, please take special note to register your child for the appropriate age level. Campers must be entering the grade shown for each section in Fall 2018. Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Age: 6-14 yrs. by Sept. 1, 2018 Fee, week 1: $354 R/$424 NR (includes Great America) Fee, week 2: $314 R/$384 NR Camp #

Date

Day Time

Grade

622298A8 622298B8 622298C8 622298D8 622298E8 622298F8 622298G8 622298H8

Aug 13-17 Aug 13-17 Aug 13-17 Aug 13-17 Aug 20-24 Aug 20-24 Aug 20-24 Aug 20-24

M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F

1-2 3-4 5-6 7-8 1-2 3-4 5-6 7-8

Zombie Survival Camp: Basic Training If zombies invaded Evanston, what would you do? Campers will learn the survival skills needed for the coming Zombie Apocalypse. Stealth and evasion, first aid and map reading are some of the skills we will teach our zombie fighting trainees as we search for a cure for the zombie scourge. Campers will find inner strength and confidence as they play games, climb trees, use tools, practice self-defense, build forts, increase their observational skills and work with their teammates to fight “zombies” Questions: call 847-448-8252. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Fee: $314 R/$407NR Class #

Dates

Days Time

622260A8 June 18-29 M-F 622260B8 July 9-20 M-F

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9am-4pm 9am-4pm 9am-4pm 9am-4pm 9am-4pm 9am-4pm 9am-4pm 9am-4pm

9am-Noon 9am-Noon

Age 8-10 yrs. 11-13 yrs.

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Zombie Survival Camp: Special Ops Is your child a seasonal Zombie survivalist? Do they want to acquire even more skills to protect their friends and families from marauding zombies? Zombie Survival Camp: Special Ops is for the intrepid camper who attended the Zombie Survival Camp: Basic Training. Our recruits will build teams, strategize, add to their arsenal of skills and use all of their creativity as we attempt to cure the Zombies that are lurking near our borders. New adventures wait as we prepare to battle old foes. Two adventure trips also included. No camp July 4. Questions: call 847-448-8252. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 11-13 yrs. Fee: $393 R/$440 NR Class #

Dates

Days Time

622261A8 July 2-6 M-F

9am-3pm

Sandals, Sunshine and Swings This camp is for toddlers and their parents or caregivers, designed to be a gentle introduction to the child’s first camp experience. Activities include group and individual art projects, snack, individual play, lots of songs and stories. Each day campers will explore, build and create. Projects and activities intended to challenge large and small motor skill development are introduced. Working with their parent or caregiver, campers learn how to transition from one activity to another, follow easy and simple directions and make new friends. No camp July 4. Questions: call 847-448-8252.

Campsite

Baker Park is a large, open park with a playground and shelter. Location: Baker Park Age: 2-3 yrs. with parent/caregiver (must be 2 by June 1) Fee, 5 days: $97 R/$110 NR Fee, 4 days: $79 R/$89 NR Class #

Dates

Days Time

621209A8 June 25-29 M-F 621209B8 July 2-6 M-F

9:30-11am 9:30-11am

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Ecology Ecology Camps Wildflower Camp This unique preschool program is designed to develop small and large motor skills, creativity and imagination while exploring science and experiencing the joys of nature. Each two-week session meets Monday through Thursday and has a different theme. Daily activities combine outdoor exploration with play, crafts, stories, songs and nature discoveries. Campers must be potty-trained. Location: Ecology Center Age: 3-4 yrs. (must be 3 by June 1, 2018) Fee: $180 R/$225 NR

Session I: Water Wonders

Come make a splash with us this summer as we dive into the wonders of water. Stories and activities will focus on water habitats around the world and the cool critters that live there. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Class #

Dates

Days Time

121213A8 June 11-21 M-Th 9:30-11:30am

Session II: Sensational Seeds

“Sow many seeds, sow little time.” Explore the world of seeds and all the beauty and tasty things they bring. Sorting, counting and singing are just a few ways we discover the magical world of seeds. No camp July 4. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Class #

Dates

Days Time

121214A8 June 25-July 5 M-Th 9:30-11:30am

Session III: Hide ‘n’ Seek

Peek a Boo, I see you! Many animals use camouflage, but if you look closely, you can find them! Campers will use their senses to uncover these hidden creatures and learn the many ways different animals hide from view. Class #

Dates

Days

121215A8 July 9-19 M-Th

Time

EcoQuest Day Camp EcoQuest Day Camp uses the time-honored traditions of summer camp, hands-on experiences, innovative programming and enthusiastic staff to create a summer of fun, while campers achieve a greater understanding of nature and the world around them. Activities include nature discovery and exploration, arts and crafts, outdoor games, stories, songs, imaginative play, scientific experiments, a beach day, a field trip, a cook-out party and more. Camp meets full-day or half-day, Monday-Friday. Pre- and Post-camp Care is available, see page 25. Questions: call 847-448-8256. Location: to be announced after approval by School District #65 Age: 5-7 yrs., entering Kindergarten, grade 1 or 2 Fee, per camp #, morning session: $190 R/$240 NR Fee, per camp #, full-day: $315 R/$395 NR

Session I: Mammals

Session III: Birds

Next, campers will take to the sky focusing on birds. Campers will learn birds’ special adaptations that allow them to fly and features that make them the kings of the sky. Class #

Dates

Days

Time

122243A8 122243B8

July 9-20 July 9-20

M-F M-F

9am-3pm 9am-Noon

Session IV: Invertebrates

It’s time to get small but mighty! We will be learning about some of our smaller members in our tour of the Life of the World. We will learn about the millions of insects living all around us. We will dive into the streams, ponds, marshes and the murky depths of Lake Michigan to search for our invertebrate friends. Full-day campers will get small on a special field trip. Class #

Dates

Days Time

122244A8 July 23-Aug 3 M-F 9am-3pm 122244B8 July 23-Aug 3 M-F 9am-Noon

Our first stop on the Life of the World tour will be mammals. We will learn about the furry, warmblooded creatures that roam the planet and their many adaptations for survival as predator and prey. Full-day campers will venture out on a field trip. Class #

Dates

Days Time

122241A8 June 11-22 M-F 122241B8 June 11-22 M-F

9am-3pm 9am-Noon

Session II: Reptiles

The second session of EcoQuest will focus on the scaly and slithery members of our world. Campers will discover the diversity within this animal family and go on nature hikes to try and find members of this animal family. Full-day campers will bask in the sun during an all-day eco-excursion. No camp July 4. Class #

Dates

Days Time

122242A8 June 25-July 6 M-F 9am-3pm 122242B8 June 25-July 6 M-F 9am-Noon

9:30-11:30am

Session IV: Textures in Nature

In this hands-on experience, campers will explore the natural world using their sense of touch. Stories, activities and crafts center on natural textures such as bark, scales, skin, fur and pebbles. Class #

Dates

Days Time

121216A8 July 23-Aug 2 M-Th 9:30-11:30am

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Ecology EcoTravelers Camp

EcoExplorer Camp

Discover science and nature through adventures into the Biomes of the World! EcoTravelers allows campers to learn about and enjoy the natural world in biomes all over the world. The campers will experience them through experiments, games, challenges, crafts and hands-on activities. Each session includes a beach day, a field trip, a canoe trip, a fishing expedition and a one-night campout. Post-Camp Care is available, see page 25. Questions: call 847-448-8256. Location: Lovelace Park Age: 8-9 yrs., entering grades 3 and 4 Fee: $365 R/$455 NR

EcoExplorer offers a unique opportunity to older children who are interested in nature and outdoor recreation. This camp unites the awareness of environmental topics with the practical experience of outdoor skills to form a greater appreciation of nature. Campers are encouraged to take part in the world around. We explore solutions to some environmental issues by participating in teambuilding challenges, games, arts, community service projects and hands-on experience. These two 4-week sessions include field trips, beach days, theme days and an overnight experience. During the third week, there will be an adventure-filled 3-day, 2-night camping trip. Pre- and Post-camp Care is available; see page 25. Location: Lighthouse Nature Center Age: 10-11 yrs., entering grades 5 and 6 Fee: $880 R/$1285 NR

Session I: Geology

Rocks Rock! Dig into the details of the rocks and minerals beneath your feet that shape Earth’s ever changing landscapes. Campers will learn how to sort, identify rocks and minerals and how minerals play an important role in our everyday life through hands-on activities and games. Class #

Dates

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122250A8 June 11-22 M-F

9am-3pm

Session II: Pre-historic Animals

Travel through the fossil record to learn about what roamed Earth before humans. Campers will explore the diversity of prehistoric animals from dinosaurs to mammoths and how animal adaptations have evolved over millions of years. No camp on July 4th. Location: Love Park Age: 8-9 yrs. Class # Dates Days Time 122251A8 June 25-July 6 M-F 9am-3pm

Session III: Native Americans

Who were Evanston’s earliest residents? Discover the native people and the skills they used to survive. Experience what it was like to be a hunter, gatherer, storyteller and artist. Campers will practice animal tracking, fishing, building dream catchers and more! Class #

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Session I—Ecosystem Services

Imagine what life would be like without all the benefits the natural world provides. Campers will learn how Earth’s systems naturally provide us with the clean air and water, food and climate we need to survive. Camp activities will focus on why it is important for humans to protect all aspects of the environment and how we can use the resources it provides wisely. No camp July 4. Class #

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Summer Summit: Adventure Evanston We will lead the campers on all the adventures in and around Evanston. As with all the Ecology Summer Camps, we will be teaching lessons about nature and the environment. We will also take time to enjoy the end of the summer with some classic camp fun. We will tie-dye, play games, do arts and crafts, have beach days, go on a field trip, canoeing and lots of other fun activities. This camp will also have a family bonfire fire and family campout on Lighthouse Beach, weather permitting. Please note: Sections A8 and B8 are at two different locations. Each group will spend one week at the Ecology Center and one week at the Lighthouse Nature Center. Before care will be at the site where the camp is being held, after care will be at the Ecology Center . Locations: Lighthouse Nature Center, Ecology Center and James Park Age: 5-11 yrs., entering grade K-2 or 3-6 Fee: $365 R/$455 NR Class #

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122248A8 Aug 6-17 M-F 122248B8 Aug 6-17 M-F 122248C8 Aug 6-17 M-F

9am-3pm 9am-3pm 9am-3pm

Grade K-2 3-6 K-6

Days Time

122246A8 June 11-July 6 M-F 9am-3:15pm

Session II: Urban Agriculture

Join us in the Ecology Center’s urban demonstration garden to dig into topics like plant biology, soil quality, composting and water conservation. Campers will have a hands-on experience in the garden as they learn about the benefits of growing local food as well as how to enjoy healthy food. Class #

Dates

122247A8 July 9-Aug 3

Days Time M-F 9am-3:15pm

Days Time

122252A8 July 9-20 M-F

9am-3pm

Session IV: Early Settlers

Explore what life was like for early settlers of Illinois. Campers will practice the skills of the original settlers and homesteaders of our region and see how much life has changed. Adventures will include candle making, gardening, crafting and much more. Class #

Dates

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122253A8 July 23-Aug 3 M-F 9am-3pm

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Preschool Summer Session: Robert Crown Creative Play Preschool 2018 Summer Session June 11–August 17 Summertime is playtime. This summer session of our year round childcare program is staffed by our experienced preschool team. Children enjoy theme days, outdoor play, exciting summer activities tailored to their interests and abilities and a variety of field tips including beach days as well as our traditional preschool curriculum that enhances their development and growth.

Registration Information

Robert Crown Center’s preschool program is licensed by the department of Child and Family Services (DCFS). Registration packets are shared by appointment only after a tour with the Program Coordinator and include enrollment forms and child health form, as required by DCFS. Please be advised that it is the parent’s responsibility to ensure that all forms are completed and returned to the Program Coordinator prior to the start of the summer session. A $75 non-refundable registration fee and $200 tuition deposit is due at the time of enrollment. Fees apply only to new enrollees. There are no refunds for hours/days missed due to illness or vacation. For more information on curriculum, fee schedule, or to setup an appointment for a tour, email Tiffany Caston, Program Coordinator at Tcaston@cityofevanston.org.

Creative Play All Day

Take Two All Day

Our all-day option provides an easy choice for families seeking a full day of enriched child care in the community center setting. The class is designed as a unique program for preschoolers, providing a highly structured morning learning environment, along with the best that afternoon recreation has to offer. We provide lunch and two healthy snacks, followed by time to rest and play. The day ends with arts and crafts, music and dance, outdoor play and thematic recreation instruction. Age: 3-5 yrs. (toilet training is required)

For those families whose first preschool needs include a full day of child care, we now offer extended summer programming. Our morning enrichment program for two year olds is combined with relaxing and challenging age appropriate afternoon activities. Our little ones will benefit from a quiet rest time, followed by art, music, story time and outdoor play. Nutritious snacks and lunch are included. Toilet training is not required. Age: 2-3 yrs.

Day Time

M-F 8am-6pm

M-F 8am-6pm

Creative Play Morning This program, defined as “innovative play with purpose” many years ago, has become a standard for the community center-based early childhood program. Our multi-age classroom provides the benefits of cooperative learning for both our oldest and youngest preschoolers, with daily activities which are developmentally appropriate for all. Music and movement are part of every day and arts and crafts activities are both self-directed and designed for success. Summer programming includes mini-field trips and weekly themes which celebrate summertime. Age: 3-5 yrs. (toilet training is required)

Day Time

Take Two Morning Our most experienced staff members introduce preschool concepts in a caring, cozy environment, supporting a gentle transition from home to preschool for our youngest preschoolers. Arts and crafts, story time, sand and water play and music and movement are part of each day. Small group activities are designed to nurture positive social interaction and language development. A healthy snack is provided. Toilet training not required. Age: 2-3 yrs. Day Time M-F 8am-Noon

Day Time M-F 8am-Noon

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General Information Resident Registration Information Camp Registration Day This year there will be a camp registration day taking place on February 10, 2018 from 8am– Noon online and in-person at the Levy Senior Center only. No phone registrations will be allowed at this time. Registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. This process will fairly allocate slots in camps which have high demand. The camp registration day is for Evanston residents only (ZIP codes 60201 and 60202). Proof of residency is required. After Noon on February 10, you will not be able to register for additional camps or wait lists until Monday, February 12 at 10am.

Online Registration You must have an active email address to register online. To request an account, click on the “Need an account?” link at cityofevanston.org/register. Online registrations for residents will begin on February 10, 2018 from 8am–Noon. All camp transactions must be completed by Noon. For online registrations, simply follow these easy steps: • Existing online accounts: Plan ahead, check that your account is accessible 48 hour prior to registration day. • New online accounts: Accounts must be created 24 hours prior to registration day. • Use the “+” icon by each camp section to select all of your choices. • After all selections have been made, click on the “add to cart” button on the bottom left corner of the screen. • Select the corresponding camp(s) for your child(ren) and click “continue”. • A review of your shopping cart will appear, click “proceed to checkout”. • Select payment method, enter the payment amount (must pay minimum amount due) and click “continue”. • Enter payment information and “submit payment”. • A receipt will automatically be emailed. Your child(ren) must meet all requirements to enroll in the camps listed in the 2018 Summer Camp Guide. Exceptions to any requirement cannot be made online. If you need an exception for camp, you must register in-person. Please note that registrations will be taken in-person simultaneously at the Levy Senior Center. Each camp will have a small number of slots reserved for in-person registrations only.

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In-Person Registration For in-person registration, simply follow these easy steps: • Arrive at the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., on February 10, 2018 from 8am–Noon. • Upon entry, each person will receive a number on a first-come, first-serve basis. • Residents will be directed to the gym where they will receive registration forms and have the opportunity to consult with staff on camp options. • Use the registration form to compile the first and second choice of camp selections for your child(ren). • Numbers will be called in groups to proceed to the registration desk to enroll in camp and proof of residency will be required at this time. • Staff will complete your registration with a $25 deposit per section. • A receipt will be provided upon completion confirming your camp selections.

Nonresident Registration Information Registration for nonresidents begins at 10am on Monday, February 19, 2018. At that time, nonresidents may register for camps online at cityofevanston.org/register, at all the recreation centers and by phone. A $25 deposit per camp section is due at enrollment.

Camp Policies Deposit Policy A $25 deposit is required for each camp section at the time of your child(ren) enrollment. Deposits are never refunded but may be transferred in compliance with the transfer policy. There are no payment plans or fee assistance available for deposits.

Wait List Wait lists for camp sections will only become available after the initial registration day, beginning on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 10am for residents only. Wait list registrations can be taken in-person at all community centers, over the phone and online. There is no fee required to be on a wait list(s).

Registration Cut-off In order to have safe, adequate staffing levels on the first day of camp, registration will close before camp starts. If registration is closed, ask if there is a wait list; payment is not required to be on a wait list. Please be prepared to submit a timely payment after being notified of an opening. Camp slots are non-transferable; if your child receives a slot, you cannot give this slot to another person, including family members.

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Transfer Policy

Final Payment/Payment Plans

Through 4pm on Monday, May 7, 2018, you may request that your child transfer from one City of Evanston camp to a new registration in another City of Evanston camp. Contact the center hosting the camp to initiate a transfer to a new selection. Please allow time for the requests to be processed. Do not bring your child to the “new” camp until you are contacted by that the transfer has been approved and finalized. Transfers are made based on availability in the second camp. Program fees vary. If the camp you are transferring into has a higher fee, you must pay the difference before the transfer will be approved. If the camp you are transferring into has a lower fee, a refund will be issued. Camp deposits or camp balance payments are not transferable to non-camp programs. Starting May 7, 2018, the department reserves the right to accommodate or deny transfers on a case-by-case basis. There will be a $20 charge for all transfers requested after May 7, 2018 (if the transfer can be accommodated).

May 7, 2018 balance due date for all camp fees (see “Ways to Pay” below). Payment plan options may be available after a thorough review of special circumstances on a case-by-case basis. Payment plans are arranged by community center Program Coordinators. If the camp is held at a park or school, please call 311 (847-448-4311) and we will direct you to the appropriate program coordinator. If you haven’t arranged a payment plan or paid the balance due by May 7, 2018, we reserve the right to cancel your child’s reserved space(s) and you will forfeit your camp deposit(s). Households with a previous balance are required to pay in full to all outstanding balances prior to starting camp.

Refunds

Ways to Pay Payments are accepted: Online at cityofevanston.org/register, by phone, mail or in person. Accepted forms of payments: Major credit cards, check, money order or cash (in person only).

We do not offer refunds except in the case of a documented medical excuse preventing your child from participating in camp or a documented requirement for your child to attend summer school. All such requests for a refund must be submitted in person to the Program Coordinator at your camp location that is responsible for overseeing your camp by May 7, 2018. Deposits are not refundable.

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Fee Assistance/ Scholarships A limited amount of fee assistance (scholarship) is available to qualifying Evanston residents based on family size and total family income. There are a limited number of spaces in camps and each camp has a limit on fee assistance, so please apply early. Fee assistance applications are not processed by telephone and it takes at least five business days for processing. Fee assistance applications are available at community centers and the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave. and online at cityofevanston.org/recreationscholarship. To receive a copy by mail, please call 311 (847-448-4311). Fee assistance is valid for one year. For your initial application, we will accept your current financial information (current tax return and W-2). Some families receive camp payment assistance from a third party agency. The City of Evanston Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department will work with families receiving camp payment assistance from a third party agency, providing the following guidelines are followed: • The paperwork process must begin by May 7, 2018; please contact the camp’s program manager by that date. • A payment contract must be signed by the primary guardian of the camper before the first day of camp, indicating they will be responsible for the guardian co-payment or the entire camp balance in the event assistance is denied. If the above items are not completed in the time frame indicated, the City of Evanston Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department reserves the right to deny participation until required fees are paid.

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General Information Health, Safety and ADA NEW! Information/Emergency Contact Form Participants in City of Evanston camp programs are required to have an information/emergency form on file prior to the first day of camp. The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department has teamed up with CampDocs to improve the health and safety of children enrolled in our camp programs this summer. CampDocs is one of the leading secure electronic health record systems for campers. Instead of filling out paper forms, you will enter health/emergency contact information through the encrypted online system. Detailed instructions of how to register and enter the information will be available in the second half of March 2018.

Health, Contact Information and Code of Conduct If your child is ill, do not send him/her to camp. First aid for minor cuts or abrasions is available. The City of Evanston doesn’t carry hospitalization insurance for program participants; your family’s individual health care policy must cover all your medical needs. Please pay special attention to the area on the information form that asks for your phone numbers so we can contact you if the need arises. The form also has an area to list health concerns. Parents and camp staff must work together to ensure that each child understands the importance of safe camping. Before camp starts, camps will include the City of Evanston’s Code of Conduct policy as part of the parent packet. It will be implemented if a child’s behavior begins to interfere with the rights of others.

Special Needs, Medications and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Does your child need any special accommodations to allow him/her full participation? Examples are medication, behavior management and physical assistance. The City of Evanston welcomes the participation of all individuals in our programs, including those with disabilities. We are fully committed to complying with the ADA and providing reasonable accommodations to facilitate participation in our programs. The sooner we know about your special situation, the more time we have to make reasonable accommodations to improve your child’s recreational experience with us! At the time of registration, it is the responsibility of a parent/guardian to contact our inclusion staff, to make arrangements for any accommodations. Those registering closer to the start of camp must contact our inclusion staff no later than 2 weeks before camp starts; otherwise, camp attendance will be delayed. If you have any questions, please contact inclusion staff at recreation@cityofevanston. org; 847-448-8045 (voice); 847-448-8064 (TTY) or 800-526-0857 (IL Relay Center voice transmission).

Pick-up/Drop-off Policy and Misc. Information “Safety First” Drop-off and Pick-up Please be aware that camps have sign-in and sign-out procedures that must be followed. Parents, custodians or guardians are responsible for promptly picking up children when the program ends. If a child is picked up more than five minutes late, you will be assessed a late fee of $10 per child per 15-minute period. Continued tardiness may result in your child being removed from the remainder of the session.

Campsites Although campsites listed were confirmed at press time, locations are subject to change based on space availability and School District #65’s final approval in spring 2018. Visit cityofevanston.org/summercamps for an update or call 311 (847-448-4311).

Starting Date, Snow Days and Summer School Schedules were set assuming School District #65’s school year will end before Friday, June 8, 2018. If the school year is extended and the starting date of our camps changes, we’ll mail a notice to parents/guardians in May. If your child is required to attend summer school, please contact the program coordinator so potential accommodations may be discussed. The camp refund policy applies.

Quality Assurance We strive to provide the highest-quality programs. We’re confident that all participants will enjoy them. However, if you are not satisfied, we welcome suggestions and ideas that you think will help us improve our programs.

Photography and Videotaping Photographs or videotapes are occasionally taken of camp participants for promotional and administrative uses for the City of Evanston. If you wish to place your child’s name on a list of children who shouldn’t be videotaped or photographed, please call 847-448-8041.

Updated or Corrected Information Every attempt was made to supply accurate information, but information may change after the guide is printed in December. Camp locations are expected to be confirmed in May after School District #65 determines their needs. Updates, including confirmed camp sites, will be posted at cityofevanston.org/summercamps. You also may call 311 (847-448-4311) for updates.

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Pre- and Post-Camp Care Pre- and Post-Camp Care assists parents by offering a safe environment for their children beyond normal camp hours. Each Pre- and Post-Camp Care site offers children access to various recreational activities and equipment so children can relax and play. This is not an extension of the camp curriculum; activities might include playground time and board games. Pre- and Post-Camp Care service is available for campers registered in specific camps (see list below). Fee assistance for Pre- and Post-camp Care is available to qualified Evanston residents only for weekly payments. Care will be supervised at an approximately 10:1 camper/staff ratio; at many camp sites, assistant directors will be responsible for supervision before and after the normal camp hours.

Fees:

Pre-care: $15 per day or $30 per week Post-care: $15 per day or $40 per week

Pre- and Post-camp Care is available at an additional cost at only the following camps: Ecology Center:

EcoQuest, EcoExplorer, EcoTravelers and Summer Summit. All Ecology camps will have post-care at one campsite (site TBD).

Chandler-Newberger Center:

Sports Camp, Sports Mini-Camp and Ultimate Adventure Camp. Chess Camp only has Pre-Camp Care.

Arts Camps:

Immersion in the Arts Camp, Taste of Immersion in the Arts Camp, Animalia Camp, Crafters Camp, Pirate Camp, Space Camp, Romans Camp, Royals, Knights and Nobles Camp and Renaissance Camp.

How to Register for Pre- or Post-camp Care You may now register online for Pre- and PostCamp Care starting at 10am on March 20, 2018. For a registration form, please contact the community center where your child will attend camp (see below). If the camp is to be held at a school, park or site to be determined, call the phone number listed in the camp description; staff will mail you a form for that camp. If your child will attend camp at different locations, you will need to complete a registration form for each camp site.

Ecology Center: Matt Poole, 847-448-8147 Chandler-Newberger Center:

Michelle Tompkins, 847-448-8252

Información Importante Información de inscripción ¿Habla Español? Pólizas y plazos para los campamentos de verano estan publicados en español en el sitio cityofevanston.org/summercamps. Las copias impresas estarán disponibles en los cuatro centros comunitarios. Para asistencia, llame al número 847-448-4311.

Arts Camps: Angela Allyn, 847-448-8263 Fleetwood-Jourdain Center:

Jelani Summers, 847-448-8254

Robert Crown Center: 847-448-8258

Important Items to Remember: 1. Space in each camp’s Pre- and Post-Camp Care is limited. If you need to schedule additional service after the camp session has started, we will do our best to accommodate you. 2. Payment for weekly Pre- and Post-Camp Care is due at the time you register for the service. For more information about daily care, please contact the program coordinator. 3. After May 7, 2018, there will be no refunds. 4. Children must be picked up promptly when Post-camp Care is scheduled to end at their site. In emergency situations, a late fee of $10 per 15-minute period or any portion of a 15-minute period will be charged. Abuse of this emergency system may result in removal of the child from the camp program.

Robert Crown Community Center:

Learn to Skate and Hockey Camp.

Fleetwood-Jourdain Center: Summertime Discovery.

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Dates to Remember and Free Programs 2018 Dates to Remember February 10 at 8am–Noon • Open online registration. • In-person registrations at the Levy Senior Center only.

February 12 at 10am • Resident registrations resumes. • Wait list for residents begin.

February 19 at 10am • Open registration begins (Evanston resident & nonresidents) • Registrations accepted online, in person, by phone and by mail.

May 7 • Camp balances due today! • Last date to request a transfer to a different camp program, cancel,

and/or request a payment plan.

Free Summer Lunch Program (Age 1–18) Tentative sites: Mason Park, James Park and the parks adjacent to Robert Crown Community Center and Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center. The City of Evanston’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department may once again operate a Summer Food Service Program through a grant from the Illinois State Board of Education. If the grant is awarded for 2018, free cold lunches will be served Monday–Friday to youth age 1–18 years at four park sites this summer. The summer food service program is available to all eligible children without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap. Program status updates: call 847-448-8254.

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Summer Camps by Age Camp

Pg Pre-K

Arts Adventure through Creation Early Childhood Arts Camp Evanston Children’s Theatre Camp Full-Day Themed 1–week Arts Camps Immersion in the Arts Camp Taste of Immersion in the Arts Camp YAP (Young Artist Program) Ecology

5 4 5 5 4 4 4

EcoExplorer Camp EcoQuest Day Camp EcoTravelers Camp Summer Summit: Adventure Evanston Wildflower Camp Preschool

20 19 20 20 19

Summer Session: Robert Crown Creative Play Specialty—Games

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Chess Wizards Mini-Camp LEGO® Camps Special Needs

13

Aquatic Camps Basketball Camps Beach Volleyball Mini-Camp Flag Football Mini-Camp Great America Trip Gymnastics Mini-Camp Hat Trick Hockey Jedi Fencing Training Learn to Figure Skate Camp Learn to Skate Hockey Camp Learn to Speedskate Camp Pee Wee Sports Camp Sports Camps Sports Mini-Camp Tennis Teen Leadership

6 11 10 10 9 11 7 11 7 7 7 10 9 11 8

Free Summer Lunch Program

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6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

Adult

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Camp R.E.A.L. Sports

Aquatic Counselor in Training Ecology Counselor in Training Leader In Training Robert Crown Counselor in Training Program Variety Camp Kaleidoscope End of Summer Bash Fun Factory Kid City Robotics and coding Challenge Mini Camp Sandals, Sunshine and Swings Summer Discovery Camp Summer Safari Camp Tween Scene Ultimate Adventure Camp Zombie Survival Camps

Age

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City of Evanston Summer Events

2018 DOWNTOWN EVANSTON FARMERS’ MARKET May 2–November 3, Saturdays, 7:30am–1pm

The City of Evanston is accepting applications from ensembles and artists for consideration to participate in the Starlight Concert Series held June through July, 2018. Please apply at cityofevanston.org/starlight.

Intersection of University Place & Oak Ave. As many as 58 Midwest vendors sell fruits, vegetables, meat, flowers, cheese, eggs, baked goods and more. “Home Grown Art ” and food demos/tastings. LINK cards accepted. Free parking in adjacent Maple Ave. Garage with validation at City tent. Information: 847-448-8045 or cityofevanston.org/market

RIDGEVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET Returning in June 2018 Intersection of Ridge Ave. and South Blvd.; Michael Miro, Market Manager, 847-869-5640

WEST END FARMERS’ MARKET Returning in June 2018

Intersection of Church St. and Dodge Ave. Season dates will be posted at cityofevanston.org/market

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE MAYOR’S SUMMER YOUTH Call to Artists

EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM JOB FAIR

For Youth 14–18 Yrs. Who Live Only In Zip Codes 60201/60202

Would you like to participate as an artist vendor or performing artist in the City of Evanston’s World Art + Music Festival held at the lakeshore?

SATURDAY MARCH 3 8AM–2PM

Applications are available at cityofevanston.org/worldarts. Questions? Please email: culturalarts@cityofevanston.org.

Evanston Township High School 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston

Doors close at 2pm

Job Fair Requirements

In order to be eligible to attend the job fair, youth must be enrolled in school and be at least 14 years of age when the employment program begins in June 2018. For more information, email youth@cityofevanston.org or call/text 847-448-4311.

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