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Register Online Residents: Starting Wednesday, December 8, 2010 Nonresidents: Starting Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Busing. We offer door-to-door bus service for many of our camps! See pages 8-9 for details. Staff. Our well-trained, seasoned staff is committed to our campers’ safety and well-being. Variety. From sports to nature and from crafts to circus, we have just the right camp for your camper! Program length. Choose from 7-week, 4-week, 3-week or 1-week camps! Extended care. Our Before & After programs offer care in the mornings and afternoons to help you out on busy days! See page 10. Value. You can’t beat the Park District for a truly terrific camp experience at affordable prices!

Table of Contents General Information 6-7 Bus Transportation 8-9 Registration 18-21

Camps by Activity Before & After Care Before Camp and After Camp 10 Preschool & Kindergarten Camp Sunshine/More Sunshine 11 Variety Camps Junior Crew/Senior Crew 12-13 Creative Camps S.W.E.A.T. Shop Junior and Senior 14-15 Camp Big Top/Little Top 16-17 Counselor In Training Program Counselor In Training 22, 31 Nature Camps Sand Trackers 23 Coast Guardians 24 Eco Explorers 25 Trekkers 26 Outdoor Adventure Camp 27 Sports Camps KinderSports 28 JuniorSports 29 SeniorSports 30 SeniorSports XL 30 Girls Play Strong Camp 31 Highland Park Golf Academy 32 Tennis Plus 33

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End-of-Summer Mini Camps Tennis Plus Mini 34 Hook, Line and Sinker 34 Girls’ Outdoor Challenge 35 Mini Crew 35


Camps by Grade Preschool Camp Sunshine/More Sunshine 11 KinderSports 28 Kindergarten Camp Sunshine/More Sunshine 11 KinderSports 28 Grade 1 Before Camp and After Camp 10 Junior Crew 12-13 S.W.E.A.T. Shop Junior 14-15 Sand Trackers 23 JuniorSports 29 Mini Crew 35 Grade 2 Before Camp and After Camp 10 Junior Crew 12-13 S.W.E.A.T. Shop Junior 14-15 Sand Trackers 23 JuniorSports 29 Mini Crew 35 Grade 3 Before Camp and After Camp 10 Senior Crew 12-13 S.W.E.A.T. Shop Senior 14-15 Coast Guardians 24 SeniorSports 30 Girls Play Strong Camp 31 Highland Park Golf Academy 32 Tennis Plus 33 Tennis Plus Mini 34 Mini Crew 35 Grade 4 Before Camp and After Camp 10 Senior Crew 12-13 S.W.E.A.T. Shop Senior 14-15 Camp Big Top/Little Top 16-17 Coast Guardians 24 Eco Explorers 25 SeniorSports 30 Girls Play Strong Camp 31 Highland Park Golf Academy 32 Tennis Plus 33 Tennis Plus Mini 34 Hook, Line and Sinker 34 Girls’ Outdoor Challenge 35 Mini Crew 35

Grade 5 Before Camp and After Camp 10 Senior Crew 12-13 S.W.E.A.T. Shop Senior 14-15 Camp Big Top/Little Top 16-17 Eco Explorers 25 Trekkers 26 SeniorSports XL 30 Girls Play Strong Camp 31 Highland Park Golf Academy 32 Tennis Plus 33 Tennis Plus Mini 34 Hook, Line and Sinker 34 Girls’ Outdoor Challenge 35 Mini Crew 35 Grade 6 Senior Crew 12-13 S.W.E.A.T. Shop Senior 14-15 Camp Big Top/Little Top 16-17 Trekkers 26 SeniorSports XL 30 Girls Play Strong Camp 31 Highland Park Golf Academy 32 Tennis Plus 33 Tennis Plus Mini 34 Hook, Line and Sinker 34 Girls’ Outdoor Challenge 35 Grade 7 Camp Big Top/Little Top 16-17 Counselor In Training 22, 31 Outdoor Adventure Camp 27 SeniorSports XL 30 Highland Park Golf Academy 32 Tennis Plus 33 Tennis Plus Mini 34 Hook, Line and Sinker 34 Grade 8 Camp Big Top/Little Top 16-17 Counselor In Training 22, 31 Outdoor Adventure Camp 27 Highland Park Golf Academy 32 Tennis Plus 33 Tennis Plus Mini 34 Hook, Line and Sinker 34 Grades 9–12 Counselor In Training 22 Outdoor Adventure Camp 27 Highland Park Golf Academy 32 Tennis Plus 33

CHARACTER COUNTS! The Park District of Highland Park, along with other Highland Park community leaders and organizations, is proud to be a part of CHARACTER COUNTS!, a program teaching children the six pillars of character: Citizenship, Caring, Fairness, Respect, Responsibility and Trustworthiness. Children are 27 percent of our population, but they are 100 percent of our future. Which way they will go depends on us. The Park District of Highland Park wants to help build the character of the next generation! At the Park District of Highland Park, we believe CHARACTER COUNTS! Park District of Highland Park Administration 636 Ridge Road Highland Park, IL 60035 847.831.3810 • 847.831.0818 fax www.pdhp.org • info@pdhp.org Liza McElroy, lmcelroy@pdhp.org Executive Director Rick Stumpf, rstumpf@pdhp.org Director of Planning & Special Projects Kathy Donahue, kdonahue@pdhp.org Director of Recreation Services Doug Coutts, dcoutts@pdhp.org Director of Facilities Ted Baker, tbaker@pdhp.org

Director of Park Operations Board of Park Commissioners Public workshop meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month, and board meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month. Workshop Meetings begin at 5:00pm, and board meetings begin at 6:00pm at West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road, Highland Park. Agendas are posted on the website at www.pdhp.org. All board meetings can be viewed online at www.pdhp.org. Elaine Waxman, Vice President Cal Bernstein, Commissioner Mission Statement To enrich the quality of community life through a diversity of healthy leisure pursuits and a heightened appreciation of our natural world. Photography by Michael Metzger, Nadia Oussenko and Park District staff.

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General Information Camp Information Open House Do you have questions about camp? Come to the Discover West Ridge Center Open House on Saturday, November 13, 2010 from 11:00-2:00pm and visit our Camp 2011 table. Questions about registering online, partial (scheduled) payments, specifics about each camp and more will be answered.

Age Requirements When choosing an age-appropriate camp for your child, use the grade that your child will be entering in fall 2011. All campers in preschool programs must be of age by the first day of camp. Proof of age may be required; see individual camp listings.

Staff Supervision Each camp is supervised daily by a qualified adult director. Some camps, depending on size, also have an assistant director. Each camp’s high schoolor college-age counselors are chosen carefully by the Park District for their demonstration of maturity and enthusiasm. All camp staff members complete an extensive training program, which includes supervision and safety techniques, activity development and first aid.

Parent Manuals Parent manuals for camps beginning June 20 are mailed the week of June 6. These booklets contain all of the information you’ll need to know about camp, including lunch, field trips, swimming activities, camp clothes, hours, busing schedules and more. This manual also includes an emergency form.

Health and Safety Emergency Form The Park District does not require children to have a medical examination to attend camp. However, it is important to accurately complete the emergency form that is included in your parent manual. If your child has special needs such as allergies, phobias or medical alerts such as epilepsy or asthma, please include this information with home and work phone numbers on the form we provide. These forms must be returned to your camper’s director on the first day of camp. Camp Nurse The camp nurse is accessible to staff during camp hours by cell phone and reviews all emergency forms, medical forms and accident reports, assists in medical distribution, checks first aid supplies and assists in other areas.

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Special Accommodations ADA Information The Park District of Highland Park encourages participation by everyone! If you or a family member have special needs and would like to participate in a program, we will be happy to make reasonable modification(s) to meet your needs. Please indicate on the registration form or online if you would like information regarding our inclusion programs and/ or specifically identifying any need for and request for reasonable modification(s) according to the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Park District of Highland Park provides recreational opportunities for all residents of Highland Park. People with and without disabilities are encouraged and invited to register for all Park District of Highland Park programs of interest. People with disabilities will not be discriminated against in the delivery of Park District of Highland Park programs. To discuss our policies, programs or services or to raise a claim of discrimination on the basis of disability, contact Liza McElroy, our ADA Coordinator, at 847.831.3810.

Camp Locations Location Changes Please note that a camp location may be changed from time to time due to unforeseen building repairs and construction schedules. Facility Usage The Park District of Highland Park would like to recognize and thank School District 112 and 113 for use of their facilities.

Communicating with Us Contacting the Office If you need to leave a message for staff members or call in for a sick child, call 847.831.3810 beginning at 8:00am, Monday through Friday, June 20-August 5. Contacting Your Child’s Camp Director Also, as part of our ongoing goal to communicate with parents, the Park District has equipped directors with a cell phone. Peace of mind and the safety of your camper are only a phone call away! Reporting Safety Concerns The Park District is committed to providing a safe place for recreational activities. We encourage Highland Park residents to report safety concerns about our facilities and parks by calling 847.831.3968. You can leave a message any time of the day, seven days a week. We want to know if you see something that concerns you. Camp Newsletter In keeping with the Park District’s Green Initiative, our camp newsletters are paperless. The newsletters will be emailed to you and most camps will have their newsletter available on the Park District’s website, www.pdhp.org.


Registration

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December 8: Registration begins. ay May 20: Deadline for friendship requests. A ll D May 25: The last day to register for the first session of camp when paying by check. June 22: The last day to register for the second session of camp when paying by check. July 8: Registration deadline for camps held from July 18-August 5. July 13: The last day to register for mini camps when paying by check.

Refunds

February 4: Deadline for full refunds less a $50 service fee. April 1: Deadline for full refunds on bus transportation. No refunds are granted after 5:00pm, April 1, no exceptions. May 20: Deadline for full refunds less a $200 service fee. No refunds are granted after 5:00pm, May 20, no exceptions. This deadline applies for first and second sessions of camp. June 3 Deadline for full refunds for mini camps and extended camps less a $50 service fee.

Release of Information Photo & Video Policy During camp sessions, photos and videos are often taken of all participants. Please see the back of the registration form for details.

Refund Policy All refund requests must be made in-person at West Ridge Center during office hours. Note: The Park District’s "Good Time Guarantee" Refund Policy does not apply to camps. Our refund policy for camps is outlined in the following section. We do our best to issue refunds as quickly as possible, but delays are sometimes necessary to ensure accuracy. Check refunds take approximately two weeks. Credit card refunds take six to eight weeks to appear on your statement, although they are processed within three days of your request. A check will be issued for any registration that was processed online.

Full Camp Session Refund Policy 1. A full refund (less a $50 service charge per camp session) will be given April 1: Deadline to transfer between all camps. if a camp refund form is submitted to the Park District before 5:00pm, Friendship Requests February 4. This cutoff date also applies to the second session of camp. Friendship requests may only be submitted for Junior Crew, Senior Crew, KinderSports, JuniorSports, 2. A full refund (less a $200 service charge per camp session) will be given if a camp refund SeniorSports (Grades 3–4), SeniorSports XL form is submitted to the Park District after (Grades 5–7), Coast Guardians, Sand Trackers, 5:00pm, February 4 and before 5:00pm, May S.W.E.A.T. Shop Junior and Senior, Outdoor 20. This cutoff date also applies to the second Adventure Camp and Girls Play Strong Camp. Due session of camp. to the unique structure of activities at all other camps, children are placed into camper groupings 3. No refunds are granted after 5:00pm, May 20. There are no exceptions to this policy. This cutoff and friendship requests are not available. The date also applies to the second session of camp. Friendship Request Form is in the center spread 4. Bus transportation fees for all services are not insert. refundable after 5:00pm, April 1. Guidelines for friendship requests: • Only one friend may be placed with your child, Mini Camp and Extended Camp and both must be entering the same grade in the Refund Policy A full refund (less a $50 service charge per fall and be of the same gender. • You may only request one friend, and that friend camp session) will be given if a camp refund must also request you (you may turn in your form is submitted to the Park District before 5:00pm, June 3. No refunds are granted after this requests separately). • Friendship requests that list more than one date. There are no exceptions to this policy. friend will not be honored. • Friendship requests are only accepted if the form Transfer Policy For all camps, transfers from one camp to another in this brochure is completely filled out. • Friendship requests are not accepted after must be made before 5:00pm, April 1. If additional fees are required, payment is due at the time of 5:00pm, May 20. • Friendship requests cannot be submitted online. transfer. Registration and the applicable payment Requests must be dropped off at West Ridge are not transferable between individuals. No Center before May 20 at 5:00pm for online refunds are granted after this date. There are no exceptions to this policy. registration.

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Bus Transportation

Bus transportation is available for the following camps: Junior Crew and Senior Crew S.W.E.A.T. Shop Junior and Senior Coast Guardians Sand Trackers Eco Explorers Trekkers Tennis Plus Camp JuniorSports SeniorSports SeniorSports XL Girls Play Strong Camp Camp Big Top/Little Top Highland Park Golf Academy

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We are pleased to offer door-todoor bus service for our Highland Park residents, which reflects our continued commitment to providing convenience for you and the highest quality camp experience for your children. This service is available to Park District taxpayers only (please see residency requirements on page 19 for more information). Registering for Bus Service Bus service is provided as a "complete package" only — riders must use the service both in the morning and in the afternoon (no morning-only or afternoon-only riders). Busing is not available to children enrolled in any section of Before Camp and After Camp. To receive bus service, simply register for the bus transportation option under each camp’s registration section. If you do not register for bus transportation, you may request bus service no later than 5:00pm, April 1 by contacting the supervisor of each camp. If you make a request for bus service after this date and before 5:00pm, April 29, an additional $75 charge per session will be assessed. No requests for bus service are accepted after 5:00pm, April 29. If you are signing up for the second session, July 18-August 5, the deadline will be June 3 for bus service.


If you would like your child to be picked up or dropped off at a location different from your home address (e.g. a babysitter’s house) please put your request in writing in a separate envelope by 5:00pm, April 1. Send your request to the Park District of Highland Park, Attn: Bus Coordinator, 636 Ridge Road, Highland Park, IL 60035. After this date there will be a $75 fee assessed for any route changes. If you move after you register, written notice to the bus coordinator must be received prior to 5:00pm, April 1 to avoid the $75 service fee. Safety A bus counselor supervises each bus throughout the entire route to ensure safety and provide assistance. Buses are designated as Park District camp buses. As always, it is your responsibility as parents to ensure your child’s safety when walking to and from the bus. Please make arrangements in the morning and afternoon to meet and supervise your children at the stop. Due to the large number of campers using our bus service, special colored backpacks are issued the first day of camp to identify them as Park District bus riders. Only children enrolled in Park District camps who have also registered for bus service may ride the bus. Camp Bus Routes Due to the revised locations of several of our camp programs for 2011, "route sharing" has been changed — some of the Park District camps that shared busing routes last year have been changed. Note that certain bus routes require a specific number of campers to sign up in order for bus service to be available. Please carefully read all of the following information.

Bus Transportation

Pick-Up/Drop-off Locations Campers are picked up at their homes except for those who live on roads inaccessible by the school bus. These campers must continue to walk to the nearest bus accessible intersection. As this year’s door-to-door service is expected to provide daily transportation for over 400 children, routes may average 45 minutes based on shared routes with multiple drop-off locations.

Junior Crew and Senior Crew Campers are picked up at their homes and dropped off at Sunset Woods Park. S.W.E.A.T. Shop Junior and Senior Campers are picked up at their homes and dropped off at West Ridge Center. Camp Big Top/Little Top and Tennis Plus Camp Campers are picked up at their homes and dropped off at Larry Fink Memorial Park or at Deer Creek Courts. Eco Explorers and Trekkers Campers are picked up at their homes and dropped off at Heller Nature Center. Bus service requires 20 or more Eco Explorers and Trekkers registrants combined. Coast Guardians and Sand Trackers Campers are picked up at their homes and dropped off at Park Avenue Beach. Bus service requires 10 or more registrants per camp. JuniorSports (Grades 1-2) and SeniorSports (Grades 3-4) Campers are picked up at their homes and dropped off at Lincoln School (JuniorSports) or Edgewood Middle School (SeniorSports). Highland Park Golf Academy and SeniorSports XL (Grades 5-7) Campers are picked up at their homes and dropped off at the Golf Learning Center or the Recreation Center of Highland Park. Girls Play Strong Camp (Grades 3-6) Campers are picked up at their homes and dropped off at Northwood Junior High School. Bus Service Refunds Bus transportation fees for all services are not refundable after 5:00pm, April 1. Camps 2011 I www.pdhp.org 9


Registration Before Camp and After Camp Grades 1– 5

Register for Before Camp, After Camp or both. Register early; camp fills quickly! If you need extended care for a 7-week camp, simply register for both a 4-week and a 3-week session. Proof of residency and grade may be required. There are no exceptions to the age requirement. Min/ Max: 15/30 (4-week and 3-week sessions); 10/20 (1-week sessions). Before Camp Only (Grades 1-5) West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road June 20–July 15 (4 weeks) 7:30–9:00am (No camp July 4.) #18300 M–F $227/277 July 18–August 5 (3 weeks) 7:30–9:00am #18301 M–F $172/222 Before Camp Mini (Grades 1-5) West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road August 8–12 (1 week) 7:30–9:00am #18302 M–F $79/129 After Camp Only (Grades 1-5) West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road June 20–July 15 (4 weeks) 3:00–6:00pm (No camp July 4.) #18303 M–F $448/498 July 18–August 5 (3 weeks) 3:00–6:00pm #18304 M–F $342/392

If you’re a working parent or even if your child just wants a little more camp time, we’ve got the perfect extended-day solution for you! Send your children to a Park District camp and then enroll them in our Before Camp and After Camp to complete their day. Before Camp and After Camp allow children to gear up for the day or wind down in a safe, lowkey environment. Supervised fun ranges from free indoor and outdoor playtime to organized activities such as crafts, movies and board games. Snacks and drinks are provided. This smaller, mixed-age group allows for individualized attention and interaction with children of many ages in a respectful, noncompetitive environment. The camp is open to all children in grades 1–5 who are also enrolled in a simultaneous Park District camp that runs 9:00am-2:45/3:00pm. You may choose to enroll in morning care, afternoon care or both. You must provide your own transportation to and from Before and After Camps (children will be bused to/from West Ridge Center to/ from their main camp). When registering for your child’s main camp, you must register without bus transportation. Supervisor: Julie Naatz, 847.579.3123, jnaatz@pdhp.org I www.pdhp.org 8 10 ParkCamps District2011 of Highland Park

After Camp Mini (Grades 1-5) West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road August 8–12 (1 week) 3:00–6:00pm #18305 M–F $145/195 Before and After Camp (Grades 1-5) West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road June 20–July 15 (4 weeks) 7:30–9:00am & 3:00–6:00pm (No camp July 4.) #18306 M–F $657/707 July 18–August 5 (3 weeks) 7:30–9:00am & 3:00–6:00pm #18307 M–F $493/543 Before and After Camp Mini (Grades 1-5) West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road August 8–12 (1 week) 7:30–9:00am & 3:00–6:00pm #18308 M–F $209/253


Ages 3–5

Our 7-week Camp Sunshine is the perfect “first camp” opportunity for your preschoolers ages 3–5. And our 1-week mini camp in August, called More Sunshine, is the perfect end-of-summer experience for preschoolers ages 4–5. Camp Sunshine introduces youngsters to the fun of summer through arts and crafts, show and tell, indoor and outdoor playtime, songs, games, group activities and fun special events (like going to Hidden Creek AquaPark, Rosewood Beach and various parks throughout Highland Park!). For Camp Sunshine, campers register in one of three sections by age — separate camps are held for 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds. Each section of approximately 18 children is staffed by an adult site director with early childhood education training and college-age or high school-age counselors, for a 7:1 camper/staff ratio. At the 1-week More Sunshine, 3- and 4-year-olds and 4- and 5-yearolds will be grouped together in one session. Our staff is highly attuned to the insecurities of young children who may be going to camp for the first time. Throughout each day, emphasis is placed on learning social skills such as sharing, taking turns, following directions and learning independence. 5-year-olds attending five days a week at West Ridge Center and Ravinia School will participate in introductory swim lessons at the Recreation Center of Highland Park. Parents are invited to Parents Night on Monday, June 6, 2011 at 7:00pm at West Ridge Center to learn more about the camp and meet the site directors and other parents. Parents are also encouraged to come to camp on the first day and participate with their children from 9:00 -9:30am. This “transition time” helps younger children become acclimated to camp. By the end of the summer, your camper will be full of stories and sunshine! Bus transportation is not provided for Camp Sunshine or More Sunshine. Carpool arrangements are the responsibility of individual families. Campers must bring a sack lunch and beverage with them to camp every day (additional snacks are provided by parents). Campers will receive a camp T-shirt on the first day of camp. Campers are encouraged to be pottytrained by the first day of camp. Supervisor: Megan Lebak, 847.579.3120, mlebak@pdhp.org

Circle Time Sam, Age 5

Costume Day Hugh, Age 4

Registration Camp Sunshine is a 7-week camp. More Sunshine is a 1-week mini camp. Three-year-old campers must be age three by the start of camp. Four-yearold and five-year-old campers must be of age by September 1, 2011. No exceptions! Proof of residency and age may be required. Min/Max: 12/18 (Camp Sunshine); 18/24 (More Sunshine). Camp Sunshine (Ages 3–5) Ravinia School, 763 Dean Avenue June 20–August 5 (7 weeks) 9:00am–1:00pm (No camp July 4.) #18337 Age 3 M,W,F $740/840 #18338 Age 4 M,W,F $740/840 #18339 Age 4 M–F $1,214/1,314 #18340 Age 5 M,W,F $740/840 9:00am–2:00pm (No camp July 4.) new #18341 Age 5 M–F $1,214/1,314 West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road June 20–August 5 (7 weeks) 9:00am–1:00pm (No camp July 4.) #18328 Age 4 M–F $1,214/1,314 9:00am–2:00pm (No camp July 4.) #18330 Age 5 M–F $1,214/1,314 Sherwood School, 1900 Stratford Road June 20–August 5 (7 weeks) new 9:00am–1:00pm (No camp July 4.) #18360 Age 3 M,W,F $740/840 #18361 Age 4 M,W,F $740/840 #18362 Age 5 M,W,F $740/840 More Sunshine (Ages 3–5) West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road August 8–12 (1-week mini camp) 9:00am–1:00pm #19107 Ages 3–4 M–F $248/268 #18319 Ages 4–5 M–F $248/268

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Preschool and Kindergarten

Camp Sunshine & More Sunshine

My favorite thing about Camp Sunshine is...


Junior Crew & Senior Crew Grades 1–2 & Grades 3–6

Welcome to Junior Crew and Senior Crew! These camps are two of our most popular Park District camps. If you’re looking for a true day camp experience with all of the best parts of summer packed into every hour, Junior Crew and Senior Crew are for you! These delightfully diverse camps give campers the opportunity to participate in a wide range of outdoor activities throughout the entire summer, including arts and crafts, sports, games, music, dance, swimming, field trips and much more! Camp meets rain or shine, and each week we invite special guests to come to camp to lead us in an activity, such as science projects, cooking, theater or martial arts. During the week we will also have recreational swimming at Hidden Creek AquaPark. In Junior Crew, your child will enjoy instructional intro-to-swim lessons at the indoor pool at the Recreation Center of Highland Park! We highly recommend you supplement the introductory lessons offered in this camp with a swim lesson/ class offered through the Recreation Center. Call 847.579.4051 for details.

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Variety Camps Campers must bring a sack lunch and beverage to camp every day. Campers will receive a backpack and camp T-shirt on the first day of camp. Friendship requests will be honored and must be turned in by May 20. See pages 7, 19 and insert for details. Our caring and compassionate staff consists of teachers and college and high school students who have participated in Park District programs for many years. They act as role models, creating a "neighborhood" environment that gives campers an opportunity to interact with a variety of children from all over the Highland Park area. Many of our campers form cherished friendships that last a lifetime! Supervisor: Megan Lebak, 847.579.3120, mlebak@pdhp.org

Registration

Choose from 7-week, 4-week or 3-week sessions for Junior Crew and Senior Crew. If you would like to sign up for bus transportation, choose the bus transportation option provided under each session (bus transportation is for residents only). Proof of residency and grade may be required. Min/Max: 40/100.

My favorite thing about Junior Crew & Senior Crew is... Camp Olympics Ben, Age 7

Science & Art

Junior Crew (Grades 1–2) Sunset Woods Park, 1801 Sunset Road Rain location: Elm Place Middle School, 2031 Sheridan Road June 20–August 5 (7 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm (No camp July 4.) #18274 M–F $2,239(with bus; res. only) #18275 M–F $1,698/1,798 (no bus) June 20–July 15 (4 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm (No camp July 4.) #18276 M–F $1,282 (with bus; res. only) #18277 M–F $973/1,023 (no bus) July 18–August 5 (3 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm #18278 M–F $963 (with bus; res. only) #18279 M–F $731/781 (no bus) Senior Crew (Grades 3–6) Sunset Woods Park, 1801 Sunset Road Rain location: Indian Trail School, 2075 St. Johns Avenue June 20–August 5 (7 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm (No camp July 4.) #18290 M–F $2,239 (with bus; res. only) #18291 M–F $1,698/1,798 (no bus) June 20–July 15 (4 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm (No camp July 4.) #18292 M–F $1,282 (with bus; res. only) #18293 M–F $973/1,023 (no bus) July 18–August 5 (3 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm #18294 M–F $963 (with bus; res. only) #18295 M–F $731/781 (no bus)

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Junior & Senior Summer Workshop Exploring Arts & Theater (S.W.E.A.T. Shop)

Grades 1–2 & Grades 3–6

If you think S.W.E.A.T. Shop means racing around on the soccer field, think again! Our premier camp for budding artists and young creatives, Summer Workshops in Exploring Arts and Theater (S.W.E.A.T.) has been one of the most successful Park District camps for more than 20 years. This camp gives participants the extraordinary opportunity to dabble in all aspects of the arts — dance, drama, music, theater, visual arts and ceramics (Senior only), while building self-confidence and self-esteem. Campers enjoy summer fun, including weekly trips to Hidden Creek AquaPark, while also tapping into their imaginations and creative passions. The campsite features a ceramics studio (Senior only), art and dance studios, a gymnasium and outside play areas. This camp emphasizes learning fine and large motor skills, as well as self-exploration of feelings through the arts and journaling. The camp culminates at the end of the summer with a final performance or showing of the campers’ work. In S.W.E.A.T. Shop Junior, campers will enjoy instructional intro-to-swim lessons at the indoor pool at the Recreation Center of Highland Park! We recommend you supplement this camp’s introductory lessons with a swim lesson/class offered through the Recreation Center. Call 847.579.4051 for details. 14 Camps 2011 I www.pdhp.org

S.W.E.A.T. Shop will have an overall theme that empowers the minds of campers to create a positive and healthy environment. Professional artists instruct campers in each art form, while counselors supervise free play time and organized games. In addition, this camp’s special "PAL" program (Providing Arts Leadership) matches older children with younger, creating special bonds and providing role models. The final performances/showings are held at West Ridge Center. Family and friends are invited to attend. The Junior performance is August 4 and the Senior performance is August 5. In order to fulfill final performance qualifications, we recommend campers attend all days and all weeks of this special camp unless there is an emergency. Campers must bring a sack lunch and beverage to camp every day. Campers will receive a backpack and camp T-shirt on the first day of camp. Friendship requests will be honored and must be turned in by May 20. See pages 7, 19 and insert for details. Due to the unique nature and structure of this camp, please note that groups will not be changed after the first day of camp. There will be a 4-week option again this year. At the end of the 4-week session there will be a showcase to display the work your budding artist has created. Join us this summer for S.W.E.A.T. Shop — you’ll develop a lifetime’s worth of creative interests! Supervisor: Megan Lebak, 847.579.3120, mlebak@pdhp.org


Creative Camps

My favorite thing about S.W.E.A.T. Shop is... Ceramics Shayna, Age 8

DJ Dance Party Bailey, Age 7

Theater

Maddie, Age 8

Sign Language Rose, Age 9

Registration S.W.E.A.T. Shop Junior and Senior are 7-week camps with a 4-week option. In order to fulfill final performance qualifications, it is recommended that campers plan to attend all days and all weeks for the 7-week camp, unless there is an emergency. 4-week campers will not participate in the final performance but will have a showcase on July 14 (Junior) and July 15 (Senior). If you would like to sign up for bus transportation, choose the bus transportation option provided under each session (bus transportation is for residents only). Proof of residency and grade may be required. Min/Max: 30/60 (Junior), 30/60 (Senior) for the 7-week camp and Max: 12 for the 4-week camp.

S.W.E.A.T. Shop Junior (Grades 1–2) West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road June 20–August 5 (7 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm (No camp July 4.) #18282 M–F $2,318 (with bus; res. only) #18283 M–F $1,777/1,877 (no bus) *Final performance is August 4. June 20–July 15 (4 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm (No camp July 4.) #18284 M–F $1.326 (with bus; res. only) #18285 M–F $1,017/1,067 (no bus) *Campers do not participate in a final performance; showcase is July 14. S.W.E.A.T. Shop Senior (Grades 3–6) West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road June 20–August 5 (7 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm (No camp July 4.) #18286 M–F $2,318 (with bus; res. only) #18287 M–F $1,777/1,877 (no bus) *Final performance is August 5. June 20–July 15 (4 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm (No camp July 4.) #18288 M–F $1,326 (with bus; res. only) #18289 M–F $1,017/1,067 (no bus) *Campers do not participate in a final performance; showcase is July 15.

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Camp Big Top/ Little Top

My favorite thing about Camp Big Top/Little Top is...

Grades 4–8

Genna, Age 10

Trapeze

Globes & Juggling Kate, Age 12

Unicycles

Cameron, Age 10

The show unfolds before your eyes… It’s bound to dazzle and surprise…Your heart beats to the rhythm of the band…as the ringmaster announces the greatest show in Highland Park! What could be more fun than running off to join the (Park District) circus? This one of a kind program in Highland Park has gained a reputation as one of the best camps around! During Camp Big Top/Little Top, campers will have the opportunity to learn a wide variety of circus skills in a safe and fun environment, including tightwire walking, juggling, clowning, acrobatics, lyra, unicycle, globe balls and circus art painting. This camp even has its own circus band. Camp culminates with a spectacular show full of fabulous new wonders that will put circus magic in your heart. Camp Big Top/Little Top is led by circus specialists. Campers discover the fascinating world of circus and performance through rotations at various circus stations. They also spend time each week at Hidden Creek AquaPark or Rosewood Beach. Campers will build self-esteem and confidence as they learn the importance of focus and breaking down skills into learnable elements. Through the unique opportunities that working on a final circus performance provides, campers will learn critical socialization skills such as teamwork, peer encouragement, trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, caring and good citizenship. 16 Camps 2011 I www.pdhp.org

The full, performance-oriented camp is offered for seven weeks. The final performance is held during the last week of camp, on Tuesday, August 2 at 5:30pm (rain dates are August 3 and August 4). Families and friends are invited to the final performance as well as to the dress rehearsal on August 2. Because this camp culminates in a final production that is very team-oriented, attendance for the full seven weeks is mandatory to participate in the final performance. A 4-week option is also available for Camp Big Top/Little Top. 4-week campers do not perform in the final performance but have the opportunity to march in the Highland Park Fourth of July parade. The final day of the 4-week camp is July 15, which is Parents Day for the entire camp. Join us on this day to watch your campers perform the skills they’ve learned on the different apparatus and earn their red noses! Campers must bring a sack lunch and beverage to camp every day. Campers will receive a backpack and camp T-shirt on the first day of camp. If you’re looking for a fantastic summer filled with wonderfully unique opportunities, Camp Big Top/Little Top is for you! Please note: There will be a possibility of animals at this camp site. If your child is allergic to animals please notify the supervisor, Julie Naatz, prior to registering for this camp. Supervisor: Julie Naatz, 847.579.3123, jnaatz@pdhp.org


Creative Camps

Registration Camp Big Top/Little Top is a 7-week camp with a 4-week option. Because this camp culminates in a final production that is heavily team-oriented, attendance is mandatory to participate in the final performance for the 7-week camp. 4-week campers will not participate in the final performance but will have the opportunity to march in the Highland Park Fourth of July parade. The final day of the 4-week camp is July 15, which is Parent’s Day for the entire camp. If you would like to sign up for bus transportation, choose the bus transportation option provided under each session (bus transportation is for residents only). Proof of residency and grade may be required. Min/Max: 40/80. Camp Big Top/Little Top (Grades 4–8) Larry Fink Memorial Park, 701 Deer Creek Parkway Rain location: Deer Creek Courts June 20–August 5 (7 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm (No camp July 4.) #18296 M–F $2,497 (with bus; res. only) #18297 M–F $1,956/$2,934(no bus) *Final performance is August 2; Parents Day is July 15. June 20–July 15 (4 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm (No camp July 4.) #18298 M–F $1,427 (with bus; res. only) #18299 M–F $1,118/1,677 (no bus) *Parents Day is July 15. Camps 2011 I www.pdhp.org 17


Registration Guidelines Five Easy Ways to Register Resident: Registration begins Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 7:00am Nonresident: Registration begins Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 9:00am 1. Online (Immediate Confirmation) This is the best way to register for camp. Go to http://registration.pdhp.org or go to www.pdhp.org and click on the online registration link. RESIDENT camp registration begins Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 7:00am. Your registration will be immediately processed if space is available and once payment has successfully gone through. Spots in some camps may fill quickly. NONRESIDENT camp registration begins Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 9:00am. 2. In-Person for RESIDENTS Only (Immediate Confirmation) You may come in-person to West Ridge Center on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 between 7:00am and 4:30pm. A staff member will be available to enter your registration on a first-come, first-served basis. Spots in some camps may fill quickly. We encourage you to register for camps online. There may be a waiting line for in-person registration. 3. Drop-off (Processed the next business day)* You may drop off your registration at West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road to be processed randomly the next business day, if space is available. RESIDENT drop off begins Wednesday, December 8, 2010. NONRESIDENT drop off begins Wednesday, December 15, 2010. Confirmation letters will be mailed within two to three business days. If you are placed on a waitlist, a recreation supervisor will contact you. Registration will be accepted only during regular business hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-8:00pm Saturday 9:00am-Noon 4. Fax (Processed the next business day)* You may fax your registration form to 847.831.4040 to be processed randomly the next business day, if space is available. Confirmation letters will be mailed within two to three business days. If you are placed on a waitlist, a recreation supervisor will contact you. RESIDENTS may fax in registration beginning Wednesday, December 8, 2010. NONRESIDENTS may fax in registration beginning Wednesday, December 15, 2010.

5. Mail-in (Processed the next business day)* You may mail your registration form to: Park District of Highland Park Attn: Camp Registration West Ridge Center 636 Ridge Road Highland Park, IL 60035 Registration will be processed randomly the next business day, if space is available. Confirmation letters will be mailed within two to three business days. If you are placed on a waitlist, a recreation supervisor will contact you. *For Drop-off, Fax and Mail-in Registration Please note: RESIDENT registration dropped off, faxed or mailed in before Wednesday, December 8 will be processed beginning Thursday, December 9. NONRESIDENT registration dropped off, faxed or mailed in before Wednesday, December 15 will be processed beginning Thursday, December 16.

How to Complete Your Registration Form For in-person, drop off, mail in or fax registrations (full payments only). Please see the left column for resident and nonresident registration start dates/times. 1. Fill out the form with your selections, making sure all information is correct and that the camp program number, birth date, school and grade for fall 2011 are included. Please print all information. 2. Payments may be made in the form of cash, check (no second-party checks), VISA, MasterCard or Discover card. If paying with cash, we recommend dropping off your registration in-person so you will have a receipt of your cash payment. Registration will not be accepted without the correct payment attached, no exceptions. If you are utilizing the partial (scheduled) payment plan please see page 20-21 for directions. 3 All registrants must complete the waiver form. See form on the pullout registration form. 4. If you are placed on a waitlist your payment remains unprocessed. If a spot becomes available for the camp, a recreation supervisor will contact you.

Register Online Residents: Starting Wednesday, December 8, 2010 Nonresidents: Starting Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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Friendship Requests

1. Go to http://registration.pdhp.org or www.pdhp.org and click on the online registration link 2. Enter your LOGIN ID and ACCOUNT PIN 3. Click on the ‘Programs’ tab 4. Enter the five-digit ‘program number’ found in the brochure, or use the advanced search option and enter a key word. Please make sure you are entering the correct number for busing or no busing and the session. 5. Click the ‘Register’ button in the far right column that corresponds to the camp (if online registration is not available the ‘register’ button will not appear. If you logged in prior to the start time, you may need to refresh the page) 6. If a camp has reached its maximum, a ‘Waitlist’ button will appear instead of the ‘Register’ button. To be placed on the waitlist you must click this button and follow the remaining steps. 6. Select the participant from the drop down-list to be registered 7. OPTIONAL, click the scheduled payment box if you are using the partial (scheduled) payment option 8. Please answer the questions pertaining to your child’s grade, ADA assistance and T-shirt size. 9. To register for additional camps click ‘Find/ Add More Programs’ 10. If you are finished adding programs (whether waitlisting or registering) to your ‘My Basket,’ click ‘Save and Go to Checkout’ 11. Select VISA, MasterCard or Discover and enter in your account information. Your registration will not be confirmed (i.e. you will not be enrolled) until the payment has been successfully processed. If you are only waitlisting this step will be skipped. 12. Click ‘Complete Transaction’ 13. Choose to agree with the registration waiver. If you disagree with the waiver, you will not be able to complete the registration process. 14. After agreeing to the waiver and after your payment has been successfully processed, your receipt will be emailed to you. This receipt confirms your registration for the camps chosen or your waitlist confirmation.

Friendship requests may only be submitted for Junior Crew, Senior Crew, KinderSports, JuniorSports, SeniorSports (Grades 3–4), SeniorSports XL (Grades 5-7), Coast Guardians, Sand Trackers, S.W.E.A.T. Shop Junior and Senior, Outdoor Adventure Camp and Girls Play Strong Camp. Due to the unique structure of activities at all other camps, children are placed into camper groupings and friendship requests are not available. To make a friendship request, please complete the form in the middle of the brochure (insert) and include it with your registration forms. and drop it off by May 20 at 5:00pm.

Please note: As long as you stay active on the site your cart contents will be held for you. If you “time out” (are inactive for six or more minutes) you will lose your cart contents.

Guidelines for making a friendship request Only one friend may be placed with your child, and both must be entering the same grade in the fall and be of the same gender. You may only request one friend, and that friend must also request you (you may turn in your requests separately). Friendship requests that list more than one friend will not be honored. Friendship requests are only accepted if the form in this brochure is completely filled out. Friendship requests are not accepted after 5:00pm, May 20.

Transfer Policy For all camps, transfers from one camp to another must be made before 5:00pm, April 1. If additional fees are required, payment is due at the time of transfer. Registration and the applicable payment are not transferable between individuals. No refunds are granted after this date. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Residency and Age Requirements The Park District has the right to request proof of residency and grade for all participants. Residency Policy Recreation program residency rates apply to everyone who lives within Park District of Highland Park boundaries and pays Park District of Highland Park taxes, including: residents of Fort Sheridan (60037); portions of the Town of Fort Sheridan that lie within Park District boundaries (60035); and Park District of Highland Park taxpayers who reside on the following Kings Cove (Deerfield) streets: Carriage Way, Bent Creek Ridge, Fox Hunt Trail, Millstone Road, Shag Bark Lane, Smoke Tree Road and Tanglewood Court. All other Deerfield street addresses and residents of Highwood do not pay Park District of Highland Park taxes and are, therefore, nonresidents of the Park District.

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How to Register Online


Age Requirements When choosing an age-appropriate camp for your child, use the grade that your child will be entering in fall 2011. All campers in preschool programs must be of age by the first day of camp. Proof of age may be required. Improper Registration Participants who register for Park District programs and improperly use a Highland Park address are removed from the class and no refund or transfer is given. Nonresidents pay a higher fee per program. Nonresident fees are the second fees shown in program descriptions. Note: Nonresidents are not eligible for resident fees even if their caretaker/ provider/relative is a Highland Park resident.

Payment May 25: The last day to register for the first session of camp when paying by check. June 22: The last day to register for the second session of camp when paying by check. July 13: The last day to register for mini camps when paying by check. VISA, Discover or MasterCard Payments If your charge card is declined or the charge number is improperly presented, your registration form remains unprocessed. Card Verification Value 2 (CVV2) CVV2 is a three-digit number imprinted on the signature panel of VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards to help card-not-present merchants verify that the customer has a legitimate card in hand at the time of the order. For your protection, your CVV2 number is required on all VISA, MasterCard and Discover card payments. Partial Scheduled Payments Resident families that choose not to make full payment at the time of registration may sign up for the partial scheduled payment plan, which divides camp fees into two equal payments. This program is available for online, in-person, mailed and dropped off registration. Partial scheduled payments are NOT accepted via fax. A special partial scheduled payment form must accompany your 2011 registration form or you must click the ‘schedule’ button online while registering and complete the partial scheduled payment registration.

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Due to the large number of families using partial scheduled payments and the financial tracking involved, exceptions cannot be made to the following procedures and guidelines. 1. All camps must be paid in full by April 15. 2. Partial scheduled payments may only be done with the partial scheduled payment form at the time of registration or online with the ‘scheduled’ option/button. 3. All registrations received after 5:00pm, March 25 must be paid in full at the time of registration. 4. Camp payments paid in full at the time of registration can not be changed to a partial scheduled payment plan. To make partial scheduled payments for in-person, drop-off and mail-in registration 1. Divide your total camp fees into two equal payments. 2. Make your first payment at the time of registration (must be made by cash, check or credit card). Your first-half payment is processed immediately. 3. You must also make your second payment at the time of registration utilizing the enclosed partial scheduled payment form in this camp brochure. If you are paying by check, your second-half payment check must be postdated April 15, 2011, and it will not be cashed until this date. If you are paying by credit card the second half of the payment will be charged on April 15, 2011. 4. Your second payment must be attached for your registration to be processed. No exceptions! 5. There is a $20 charge for a non-sufficient fund check (NSF) or rejected/incorrect charge payment. The Park District reserves the right to withdraw a registrant for non-payment of camp in full. 6. If you are waitlisted for a camp, your payment will not be processed. To use the partial scheduled payment plan for online registration (residents only) 1. Choose your camp and the family member in which you wish to register. You may do this for all of the members you wish to register before proceeding to ‘checkout’ or you may register each individual family member and go through the checkout for each one (the benefit of using separate registrations is the ability to use different credit cards for each registrant). 2. On the ‘My Basket’ page, in the cost column you will see a box next to the word schedule. Check the box for each camp for which you wish to pay 50% now and 50% on April 15, 2011. 3. Your ‘My Basket’ page will refresh and add a section to your basket describing the charges. a. The basket charge row will show the total for your transaction, before the payment is split. b. The future due row will be the amount that will be charged to your card on April 15, 2011. c. The payment from credit card row is the amount that will be charged to your card today.


submitted to the Park District before 5:00pm, February 4. This cutoff date also applies to the second session of camp. 2. A full refund (less a $200 service charge per camp session) will be given if a camp refund form is submitted to the Park District after 5:00pm, February 4 and before 5:00pm, May 20. This cutoff date also applies to the second session of camp. 3. No refunds are granted after 5:00pm, May 20. There are no exceptions to this policy. This cutoff date also applies to the second session of camp. 4. Bus transportation fees for all services are not refundable after 5:00pm, April 1.

Mini Camp and Extended Camp Refund Policy Please note: You will only be able to use one A full refund (less a $50 service charge per camp credit card for each person’s complete transaction. session) will be given if a camp refund form is If you wish to use a different credit card per submitted to the Park District before 5:00pm, registrant then you must checkout separately June 3. No refunds are granted after this date. for each registrant. It is a good idea to verify in There are no exceptions to this policy. advance that your credit card company will allow a charge in the amount you plan to spend. Americans with Disabilities Act/ Financial Assistance The Park District of Highland Park offers Grant-InAid to qualifying families in Highland Park needing financial assistance. An application form requesting detailed financial information is available at West Ridge Center and must be fully completed. All Grant-In-Aid is awarded on the basis of need and availability of Grant-In-Aid funds. Upon submission of a grant request, families will be notified in 10 working days of their grant status.

Special Accommodations

The Park District of Highland Park encourages participation by everyone! If you or a family member have special needs and would like to participate in a program, we will be happy to make reasonable modification(s) to meet your needs. Please indicate on the registration form or online if you would like information regarding our inclusion programs and/ or specifically identifying any need for and request for reasonable modification(s) according to the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Park District of Applications for Grant-In-Aid (to be used for Highland Park provides recreational opportunities camps 2011) must be submitted by November for all residents of Highland Park. People with and 10, 2010 to be processed by the registration start without disabilities are encouraged and invited date. Upon review, you will be contacted with to register for all Park District of Highland Park the award. Questions regarding the Grant-In-Aid programs of interest. People with disabilities will program may be directed to Sunshine Voelker at not be discriminated against in the delivery of Park District of Highland Park programs. To discuss our 847.579.3133 or Julie Naatz at 847.579.3123. policies, programs or services or to raise a claim of discrimination on the basis of disability, contact Liza Refund Policy McElroy, our ADA Coordinator, at 847.831.3810. All refund requests must be made in-person at West Ridge Center during office hours. Other Policies Insurance The Park District does not carry medical or accident insurance for camp program participants, Our refund policy for camps is outlined in the as the costs would make program fees prohibitive. following section. We do our best to issue refunds Please review your own personal health insurance as quickly as possible, but delays are sometimes plan to be certain that you and your family have the necessary to ensure accuracy. Check refunds take proper coverage. approximately two weeks. Credit card refunds take six to eight weeks to appear on your Behavior Management Procedures statement, although they are processed within Participants are expected to exhibit appropriate three days of your request. If you register online behavior at all times. Guidelines have been and you request a refund a check will be issued. developed to help make our programs safe and Note: The Park District’s “Good Time Guarantee” Refund Policy does not apply to camps.

enjoyable for all. To learn more about our Behavior Full Camp Session Refund Policy Management Procedure, contact 847.831.3810. 1. A full refund (less a $50 service charge per camp session) will be given if a camp refund form is

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Registration

4. Enter your credit card payment information. This will be the card that will be used for both today’s payment and the schedule payment for April 15, 2011. The same card must be used for both payments. If your card expires before April 15, 2011 you will still be able to schedule the payment but you must provide us with your new expiration date no later than April 8, 2011. 5. Click ‘Complete Transaction’. If you are succesffully enrolled a confirmation will be emailed to you immediately. 6. If you wish to waitlist for a camp you must click the waitlist button and complete the checkout process. You will not be charged. You are only confirmed for the waitlist when you receive a waitlist confirmation. If a spot becomes available, a recreation supervisor will contact you.


Counselor In Training Grades 7–10

Now you can train to become Registration a camp counselor. If you’re in Register to be a CIT for Camp Sunshine held at Ridge Center or Ravinia School; KinderSports grades 7-10 and love to work West held at Danny Cunniff Park; or Junior or Senior with young children, Counselor Crew held at Sunset Woods Park. We will do our best to honor your location preference. CITs may In Training is for you! Participants entering grades 7-9 in the fall of 2011 may choose to be a Counselor in Training (CIT) for Camp Sunshine held at West Ridge Center or Ravinia School or KinderSports held at Danny Cunniff Park. For those entering grades 9 and 10 in the fall of 2011, CIT is available for Junior and Senior Crew held at Sunset Woods Park. CITs will develop their own self-esteem and leadership abilities as they work with preschoolage, kindergarten or elementary aged campers who love to look up to older children as role models. Participants assist our counselors in leading activities, learning safety techniques and communication skills. CITs must be energetic, have good communication skills and want to work with children. Due to the popularity of this program, interested candidates will be interviewed for the positions. On November 11, 2010 and November 22, 2010 we will be holding interviews from 9:00-5:00pm. All interviews will take place at West Ridge Center. Please call 847.579.3120 to schedule an interview starting on Monday, October 24. Candidates who are chosen from the interview process will be able to register through the camp registration process. You are not assured a spot until you have successfully registered due to maximum enrollment. CITs must bring a sack lunch and beverage to camp every day. They will receive a camp T-shirt on the first day of camp. Grades 9 and 10 Crew Camp CITs will also assist staff on camp field trips. Busing to and from home is not available for CITs. Join us this summer and be a CIT— you’ll find the experience of working with young children extraordinarily rewarding. Supervisor: Megan Lebak, 847.579.3120, mlebak@pdhp.org

register for one session only. Bus transportation is not available for this camp. Proof of grade may be required. Min/Max: 1/4 for Camp Sunshine at West Ridge Center; 1/2 for Ravinia School; 1/2 for KinderSports; and 5/10 for Junior and Senior Crew combined. Counselor In Training/Camp Sunshine (Grades 7–9) West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road June 20–July 15 (4 weeks) 9:00am–1:00pm (No camp July 4.) #18342 M–F $331 July 18–August 5 (3 weeks) 9:00am–1:00pm #18343 M–F $276 Ravinia School, 763 Dean Avenue June 20–July 15 (4 weeks) 9:00am–1:00pm (No camp July 4.) #18344 M–F $331 July 18–August 5 (3 weeks) 9:00am–1:00pm #18345 M–F $276 Counselor In Training/KinderSports (Grades 7–9) Danny Cunniff Park, 2700 Trail Way new June 20–July 15 (4 weeks) 9:00am–2:00pm (No camp July 4.) #18351 M–F $331 July 18–August 5 (3 weeks) 9:00am–2:00pm #18352 M–F $276 Counselor In Training/Junior & Senior Crew (Grades 9–10) Sunset Woods Park, 1801 Sunset Road June 20-July 15 (4 weeks) 9:00am-2:45pm (No camp July 4.) #18353 M–F $400 July 18-August 5 (3 weeks) 9:00am-2:45pm (No camp July 4.) #18357 M–F $300

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Sand Trackers Nature Camps

Grades 1–2

Embark on a summer adventure Registration along the beautiful shores of Lake Sand Trackers is a 7-week, 4-week or 3-week Michigan. Along with splishing and camp. If you would like to sign up for bus choose the bus transportation splashing on the beautiful shores of transportation, option provided (bus transportation is for the lake, Sand Trackers will learn residents only). A 10-camper minimum is and develop an appreciation for required for bus service. Friendship requests will be honored and must be turned in by May this valuable fresh water resource. 21. See pages 7, 19 and insert for details. Proof A love for the beach and water is a must for this nature-based camp as days are spent exploring and combing the shore for treasure. Each day we will discover a different theme from boats to animals, sand, water and maps–just to name a few, and play games, go on treasure hunts, conduct experiments and get creative with crafts, all to reflect the theme of the day. Special celebration days such as “Hawaiian Day” and “Pirate Day” will add to the summer fun down at the beach. Your child will enjoy instructional intro-to-swim lessons at the indoor pool at the Recreation Center of Highland Park. We highly recommend you supplement the introductory lessons offered in this camp with a swim lesson/class offered through the Recreation Center. Call 847.579.4051 for details. Campers are supervised by a certified lifeguard while swimming at the beach. Staff members are certified in Red Cross first aid and CPR to ensure camper’s safety at all times. Campers must bring a sack lunch and beverage to camp every day. They will receive a Sand Trackers beach towel and water bottle on the first day of camp.

of residency and grade may be required. Min/ Max: 14/24. Sand Trackers (Grades 1–2) Park Avenue Beach, 31 Park Avenue June 20–August 5 (7 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm (No camp July 4.) #18380 M–F $2,390 (with bus; res. only) #18381 M–F $1,849/1,949 (no bus) June 20–July 15 (4 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm (No camp July 4.) #18382 M–F $1,366 (with bus; res. only) #18383 M–F $1,057/1,107 (no bus) July 18–August 5 (3 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm #18384 M–F $1,024 (with bus; res. only) #18385 M–F $792/842 (no bus)

My favorite thing about Sand Trackers is... Beach Time Emma, Age 7

So come on out and make some tracks in the sand this summer. Beach treasures are waiting to be discovered!

Clay Digging

Supervisor: Jeff Smith, 847.579.4182, jsmith@pdhp.org

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Coast Guardians Grades 3–4

My favorite thing about Coast Guardians is... Fossil Hunting Chris, Age 8

Swim Lessons Cailey, Age 8

Beach Time Ethan, Age 8

If you envision spending the Be a Coast Guardian this summer — you’ll meet wonderful new friends and learn all about summer by the shores of Lake some one of our country’s most important Great Lakes! Michigan learning about water Supervisor: Jeff Smith, 847.579.4182,, temperature, the water cycle and jsmith@pdhp.org the beach’s unique habitat, then Coast Guardians is for you! And Registration did we mention that you’ll get to Coast Guardians is a 7-week, 4-week or 3-week swim, canoe, bike and hike along camp. If you would like to sign up for bus transportation, choose the bus transportation option the beach? provided (bus transportation is for residents only). This fun nature camp for 3rd-4th graders meets at Rosewood Beach. Campers spend the day enjoying hands-on activities, active games, scientific investigations and recreation to learn all about water and the Great Lakes environment, as well as instruction on water safety. Weekly field trips may include biking and hiking at local ravines and beaches giving your child the opportunity to get to know the unique habitat of Lake Michigan. In Coast Guardians, your child will enjoy instructional intro-to-swim lessons at the indoor pool at the Recreation Center of Highland Park. We highly recommend you supplement the introductory lessons offered in this camp with a swim lesson/class offered through the Recreation Center. Call 847.579.4051 for details. Campers are supervised by a certified lifeguard while swimming at the beach. Staff members are certified in Red Cross first aid and CPR to ensure camper’s safety at all times. Campers must bring a sack lunch and beverage to camp every day, and they will receive a T-shirt and water bottle on the first day of camp. 24 Camps 2011 I www.pdhp.org

A 10-camper minimum is required for bus service. Friendship requests will be honored and must be turned in by May 20. See pages 7, 19 and insert for details. Bus transportation is available for this camp (residents only). Proof of residency and grade may be required. Min/Max: 14/24. Coast Guardians (Grades 3–4) Park Avenue Beach, 31 Park Avenue June 20–August 5 (7 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm (No camp July 4.) #18363 M–F $2,588 (with bus; res. only) #18364 M–F $2,047/2,147 (no bus) June 20–July 15 (4 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm (No camp July 4.) #18365 M–F $1,479 (with bus; res. only) #18366 M–F $1,170/1,220 (no bus) July 18–August 5 (3 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm #18367 M–F $1,109 (with bus; res. only) #18368 M–F $877/927 (no bus)


Eco Explorers Nature Camps

Grades 4–5

Do you love the outdoors? Do you enjoy discovering new places and going on exciting adventures? Then gear up for a summer of outdoor investigations with Eco Explorers! This fun-filled, adventurous camp for 4th-5th graders focuses on exploring new spaces and discovering new outdoor activities. Campers will investigate northern Illinois, southeastern Wisconsin or northeastern Indiana habitats; delve into wetlands, woodlands and prairies; ride a horse; canoe a lake; pitch a tent; fish; build fires; go hiking; learn to love mosquitoes (or at least understand why they’re important); and much more. By spending so much quality time outdoors, Eco Explorers will foster an appreciation of their natural environment, while learning how to care for the earth through habitat restoration, Leave No Trace ethics, environmental stewardship, composting and Zero-Waste practices. Eco Explorers is the perfect camp for campers looking to experience a few short trips away from home for the first time. This camp will include four campouts that range from one to two nights away. Staff members are certified in Red Cross first aid and CPR to ensure camper’s safety at all times.

My favorite thing about Eco Explorers is... Going Camping Amit, Age 9

Archery

Elizabeth, Age 10

Eating Bugs Kurt, Age 9

Registration Eco Explorers is a 7-week camp with overnight trips. If you would like to sign up for bus transportation, choose the bus transportation option provided (bus transportation is for residents only). A 10-camper minimum is required for bus service. Transfers to another Park District camp must be made by 5:00pm, April 1. Proof of residency and grade may be required. Min/Max: 14/24. Eco Explorers (Grades 4–5) Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road June 20–August 5 (7 weeks) 9:00am–3:00pm (No camp July 4.) #18369 M–F $3,039 (with bus; res. only) #18370 M–F $2,498/2,598 (no bus)

Camp will meet at Heller Nature Center. Campers must bring a sack lunch and beverage to camp every day. On overnight trips the Park District will provide the majority of meals. Campers will receive an Eco Explorers T-shirt and water bottle on the first day of camp. If you are passionate about the outdoors and love to explore, Eco Explorers is the camp for you! Supervisor: Leah Holloway, 847.579.4184, lholloway@pdhp.org

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Trekkers Grades 5–6

My favorite thing about Trekkers is... Tree Climbing Neil, Age 10

Campouts Olivia, Age 11

Making Shelters Ben, Age 10

Calling all serious outdoor enthu- experience for kids looking to become expert outdoors people and future leaders. siasts! If you want to spend your Jessica Soto, 847.579.4183, summer trying all of the adven- Supervisor: jsoto@pdhp.org ture and survival-based activities that you’ve always dreamed about, Registration then it’s time to become a Trekker! Trekkers is a 7-week camp with overnight trips. Camping, caving, hiking, SCUBA If you would like to sign up for bus transportachoose the bus transportation option prodiving, canoeing, biking, fishing and tion, vided (bus transportation is for residents only). A meeting live animals are all part 10-camper minimum is required for bus service. of the adventure-packed activities Transfers to another Park District camp must be made by 5:00pm, April 1. Proof of residency and taking place during the 7-weeks of grade may be required. Min/Max: 14/24. Trekkers camp. Trekkers spend the summer outdoors at Heller Nature Center as well as going away on field trips, campouts and adventure-based activities, where utilizing important social skills such as respect and responsibility are key. Survival skills including starting a fire without matches, learning about edible wild plants, camping and orienteering challenge Trekkers both mentally and physically. Trekkers coordinate all of the skills learned during the summer to become “survival experts” during the last week of camp when they are challenged to survive in the woods of Heller Nature Center and sleep in shelters that they have built. It is truly a unique experience for everyone! Staff members are certified in Red Cross first aid and CPR to ensure camper’s safety at all times. This camp features five overnight camping trips ranging from one to three nights (weekends excluded). Campers will be bused to campout locations. Campers must bring a sack lunch and beverage to camp every day. On overnight trips the Park District provides the majority of meals. Campers receive a T-shirt, carabiner and water bottle on the first day of camp. Becoming a Trekker is the ultimate summer camp 26 Camps 2011 I www.pdhp.org

Trekkers (Grades 5–6) Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road

June 20–August 5 (7 weeks) 9:00am–3:00pm (No camp July 4.) #18386 M–F $3,166 (with bus; res. only) #18387 M–F $2,625/2,725 (no bus)


Outdoor Adventure Camp (OAC) Nature Camps

Grades 7–9

My favorite thing about OAC is... Rock Climbing Rachel, Age 11

Kayaking Asher, Age 13

Campfires Sabrina, Age 13

You’re ready to go away for the (weekends excluded). Campers will be bused to locations. Campers must bring a sack summer, you love hanging out with campout lunch and beverage to camp every day. On overnew (and old!) friends and you can’t night trips the Park District provides the majority of wait to get outdoors. Through this meals. Campers receive a T-shirt, carabiner and water bottle on the first day of camp. high-energy camp, you’ll have the Adventure Camp is the perfect first opportunity to experience a mul- Outdoor away-from-home camp for middle-schoolers who titude of outdoor sports under the love the outdoors and adventure! guidance of experienced staff, such Supervisor: Jeff Smith, 847.579.4182, as whitewater rafting, rock climb- jsmith@pdhp.org ing, caving, kayaking, canoeing and Registration biking. Outdoor Adventure Camp is the perfect blend of day camp and sleep-away camp for older kids. Camp runs for 3, 4 or 7 weeks, and campers participate in many multiple overnight trips in Illinois and Wisconsin (they return home on weekends). Each week, campers learn independence, teamwork, self-confidence and responsibility as they participate in setting up camp and cooking meals. Daily excursions may include canoeing and camping on the Wisconsin River, rock climbing at Devil’s Lake State Park, whitewater rafting on the Wolf River sea kayaking on the Skokie Lagoons or caving at Pop’s Cave. Staff members for this camp are all 21 years and older and are certified in Red Cross first aid and CPR. Ensuring campers’ safety is paramount at all times. Qualified instructors are used for various activities such as rock climbing and kayaking. The 7-week camp features two overnight trips of 2 nights and four overnight trips of 4 nights

Outdoor Adventure Camp is a 7-week, 4-week or 3-week camp with many extended overnight trips. Bus transportation is not available for this camp. Friendship requests will be honored and must be turned in by May 21. See pages 7, 19 and insert for details. Transfers to another Park District camp must be made by 5:00pm, April 2. Proof of residency and grade may be required. Min/Max: 9/13. Outdoor Adventure Camp (Grades 7–9) Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road June 20–August 5 (7 weeks) 9:00am–3:00pm (No camp July 4.) #18377 M–F $3,252/3,352 June 20–July 15 (4 weeks) 9:00am–3:00pm (No camp July 4.) #18378 M–F $1,858/1,908 July 18–August 5 (3 weeks) 9:00am–3:00pm #18379 M–F $1,394/1,444 Camps 2011 I www.pdhp.org 27


KinderSports Ages 5–6

My favorite thing about KinderSports is... Floor Hockey Max, Age 5

Football Josh, Age 6

Capture the Flag Alec, Age 5

Girls and boys who are entering kindergarten this fall will love this noncompetitive first-sports camp! We focus on learning how to follow the rules and work as a team as well as the principles of good sportsmanship. KinderSports campers will have the opportunity to experience a wide variety of sports, including soccer, baseball, basketball and golfing. Recreational swimming includes trips to Hidden Creek AquaPark or Rosewood Beach. Weekly field trips include bowling, mini golf and more. Children will enjoy instructional intro-to-swim lessons at the indoor pool at the Recreation Center of Highland Park. We highly recommend you supplement the introductory lessons offered in this camp with a swim lesson/class offered through the Recreation Center. Call 847.579.4051 for details. This camp is an excellent preparation for our JuniorSports camp. Through games, crafts and structured playtime, your little sports enthusiast will learn a number of critical skills, including following directions, sharing, taking turns and forming relationships with other children. Our caring and compassionate staff understands the needs of 28 Camps 2011 I www.pdhp.org

young campers who might be going away from parents for the first time. Campers must bring a sack lunch, beverage, water bottle, sunscreen, swimsuit and towel to camp every day. Campers receive a camp T-shirt on the first day of camp. Open communication between staff and parents is a key facet of this program. Parents are invited to Parents Night on Monday, June 6, 2011 at 7:00 pm at West Ridge Center where they will learn more about the camp and meet the site directors and other parents. In KinderSports camp, kids learn what fun sports can be! Supervisor: Megan Lebak, 847.579.3120, mlebak@pdhp.org

Registration Campers must be entering kindergarten in fall 2011. No exceptions! Friendship requests will be honored and must be turned in by May 20. See pages 7, 19 and insert for details. Proof of residency and age may be required. Min/Max: 12/40. KinderSports (Ages 5–6) Danny Cunniff Shelter, 2700 Trail Way June 20–August 5 (7 weeks) 9:00am–2:00pm (No camp July 5.) #18281 M–F $1,539/1,639

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JuniorSports Grades 1–2

Campers will learn a variety of sports with the emphasis on fun and group participation and enjoy recreational swimming at Hidden Creek AquaPark or Rosewood Beach. Exciting field trips are also part of the fun. In JuniorSports, children will enjoy instructional intro-to-swim lessons at the indoor pool at the Recreation Center of Highland Park! We recommend you supplement this camp’s introductory lessons with a swim lesson/class at the Recreation Center. Call 847.579.4051 for details. JuniorSports campers will grow by leaps and bounds during this 3-week, 4-week or 7-week camp, increasing their stamina and learning about the mind-body connection. They’ll learn good sportsmanship as well as how to swing a bat, throw a football, kick a soccer ball and push themselves to run faster and catch each ball. They’ll be part of a team, learning to be accepting of others’ abilities. Camper/staff ratio is 10:1. JuniorSports staff members bring sports experience to camp and serve as wonderful role models for young children. Campers must bring a sack lunch, beverage, water bottle, sunscreen, swimsuit and towel to camp every day, and they will receive a backpack and camp T-shirt on the first day of camp. Come on out this summer for the JuniorSports fun — it’s guaranteed to be a winning experience! Supervisor: Kathy Donahue, 847.579.3120, kdonahue@pdhp.org

Sports Camps

Girls and boys entering grades 1 and 2 will love their first full-day camp experience where sports are the focus but swim lessons, field trips and more round out the summer! Through a caring and nurturing environment, JuniorSports campers will learn the rules and fundamentals of many sports. Registration JuniorSports is a 7-week, 4-week or 3-week camp. If you would like to sign up for bus transportation, choose the bus transportation option provided under each session (bus transportation is for residents only). Friendship requests will be honored and must be turned in by May 20. See pages 7, 19 and insert for details. Proof of residency and grade may be required. Min/Max: 30/80. JuniorSports (Grades 1–2) Lincoln School, 711 West Lincoln Avenue June 20–August 5 (7 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm (No camp July 4.) #18245 M–F $2,256 (with bus; res. only) #18246 M–F $1,715/1,815 (no bus) June 20–July 15 (4 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm (No camp July 4.) #18247 M–F $1,291 (with bus; res. only) #18248 M–F $982/1,032 (no bus) July 18–August 5 (3 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm #18249 M–F $969 (with bus; res. only) #18250 M–F $737/787 (no bus)

My favorite thing about JuniorSports is... Four Square Ryan, Age 7

Wiffle Ball Adam, Age 5

Tennis Baseball Lucas, Age 6

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SeniorSports SeniorSports XL Senior Sports: Grades 3–4 Senior Sports XL: Grades 5–7

My favorite thing about SeniorSports & XL is... World Series Tournament Jesse, Age 8

Kickball

Isabella, Age 12 Senior Sports campers (Grades 5–7) will take advantage of the gymnasiums, multi-purpose rooms and other state-of-the-art features at the Recreation Center of Highland Park. Supervisor: Kathy Donahue, 847.579.3120, kdonahue@pdhp.org

Registration Please pay close attention to the grade for which you are registering.

Girls and boys entering grades 3–4 and 5–7 are ready for true competitive sports. Campers in our SeniorSports program will use the skills they’ve developed in introductory sports programs and take them to the next level, while still placing emphasis on teamwork and competition. Campers learn the basics of traditional and nontraditional sports. Field trips and swimming at Hidden Creek AquaPark make the summer even more fun! A variety of leagues and teams are formed. Campers are taught that the most successful athlete is the one who plays fairly, gives 100 percent of his or her effort, has fun and congratulates all players at the end of the day. SeniorSports campers build self-esteem, self-awareness, good sportsmanship and leadership as they participate in choosing teammates, deciding which sports to play and creating new games. Campers will increase their knowledge of individual sports as well as their stamina and endurance. SeniorSports staff members bring a high level of athletic ability and enthusiasm to this camp, and many are graduates of Park District sports camps themselves! Safety and a secure environment are top priorities, as is encouraging each individual camper’s unique abilities. Camper/staff ratio is 10:1. Campers must bring a sack lunch, beverage, water bottle, sunscreen, swimsuit and towel to camp every day, and they will receive a backpack and camp T-shirt on the first day of camp. 30 Camps 2011 I www.pdhp.org

SeniorSports (Grades 3–4 & Grades 5–7) SeniorSports is a 7-week, 4-week or 3-week camp. If you would like to sign up for bus transportation, choose the bus transportation option provided under each session (bus transportation is for residents only). Friendship requests will be honored and must be turned in by May 20. After honoring the friendship requests and with the guidance of the camp director and staff, campers grades 5-7 will be allowed to choose their own groups on the first day of camp. See pages 7, 19 and insert for details. Proof of residency and grade may be required. Min/Max: 50/100. SeniorSports (Grades 3–4) Edgewood Middle School, 929 Edgewood Road June 20–August 5 (7 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm (No camp July 4.) #18251 M–F $2,256 (with bus; res. only) #18252 M–F $1,715/1,815 (no bus) June 20–July 15 (4 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm (No camp July 4.) #18253 M–F $1,291 (with bus; res. only) #18254 M–F $982/1,032 (no bus) July 18–August 5 (3 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm #18255 M–F $969 (with bus; res. only) #18256 M–F $737/787 (no bus) SeniorSports XL (Grades 5–7) Recreation Center of Highland Park, 1207 Park Avenue West June 20–August 5 (7 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm (No camp July 4.) #18415 M–F $2,356 (with bus; res. only) #18416 M–F $1,815/1,915 (no bus) June 20–July 15 (4 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm (No camp July 4.) #18417 M–F $1,391 (with bus; res. only) #18418 M–F $1,082/1,132 (no bus) July 18–August 5 (3 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm #18419 M–F $1,069 (with bus; res. only) #18420 M–F $837/887 (no bus)


Girls Play Strong Camp Grades 3–4 & Grades 5–6

new Sports Camps

Spend the summer experiencing a Registration variety of action-packed sports and Girls Play Strong Camp (Grades 3–4) Min/Max: 20/50 activities while making memories Northwood Junior High School, with new and old friends. Every day 945 North Avenue will be a new way to discover what June 20-August 5 (7 weeks) it is like to truly play strong. 9:00am–2:45pm (No camp July 4.) Girls will spend the summer sampling a wide variety of sports and activities while building leadership skills, gaining self confidence and focusing on teamwork. Athletic skills will be developed as the girls play soccer, lacrosse, field hockey and other exciting sports. College athletes and coaches (like Northwestern’s softball coach Caryl Drohan) will visit, mentor and teach skills. Beyond traditional sports girls will learn how to shoot a bow and arrow, go horseback riding, spend a day on the lake kayaking and go rock climbing. Days will also be filled with trips to local water parks. Campers must bring a sack lunch, beverage, water bottle, sunscreen, swimsuit and towel to camp every day, and they will receive a backpack and camp T-shirt on the first day of camp. Counselor In Training/ Girls Play Strong Camp Due to the popularity of the CIT program, interested candidates will be interviewed for the positions. On November 11, 2010 and November 22, 2010 we will be holding interviews from 9:00-5:00pm. All interviews will take place at West Ridge Center. Please call 847.579.3131 to schedule an interview starting on Monday, October 24. Candidates who are chosen from the interview process will be able to register through the camp registration process. You are not assured a spot until you have successfully registered due to maximum enrollment. Min/Max: 1/2 Supervisor: Colleen cboilini@pdhp.org

Boilini,

847.579.3131,

#18403 M–F #18404 M–F

$2,356 (with bus; res. only) $1,815/1,915 (no bus)

June 20–July 15 (4 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm (No camp July 4.) #18406 M–F $1,391 (with bus; res. only) #18405 M–F $1,082/1,132 (no bus) July 18–August 5 (3 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm #18408 M–F $1,069 (with bus; res. only) #18407 M–F $837/887 (no bus) Girls Play Strong Camp (Grades 5–6) Northwood Junior High School, 945 North Avenue June 20-August 5 (7 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm (No camp July 4.) #18409 M–F $2,356 (with bus; res. only) #18410 M–F $1,815/1,915 (no bus) June 20–July 15 (4 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm (No camp July 4.) #18411 M–F $1,391 (with bus; res. only) #18412 M–F $1,082/1,132 (no bus) July 18–August 5 (3 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm #18413 M–F $1,069 (with bus; res. only) #18414 M–F $837/887 (no bus) Counselor In Training/Girls Play Strong Camp (Grades 7–8) Northwood Junior High School, 945 North Avenue June 20-August 5 (7 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm (No camp July 4.) #19114 M–F $428

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Highland Park Golf Academy Ages 8–15

If you’ve had some previous golf Registration experience or lessons and you’re Highland Park Golf Academy is a 3- or 4-week ready to challenge yourself in the camp (the same activities are offered for both camps). If you would like to sign up for bus transworld of golf, Highland Park Golf portation, choose the bus transportation option Academy offers you the finest in provided under each session (bus transportation for residents only). Proof of residency and PGA golf instruction. Our pre- isgrade may be required. Min/Max: 12/36. mier golf camp for both boys and All lessons and activity fees are included in the girls offers budding golfers a 3- or price of the camp. 4-week experience where they’ll Highland Park Golf Academy improve their golf fundamentals (Ages 8–15) Highland Park Golf Learning Center, and knowledge of the game. 2205 Skokie Valley Highway This 3- or 4-week camp will immerse young golfers in the world of golf, teaching them all about swinging the club correctly, driving, putting, golf etiquette and rules of the game. Campers will also have the opportunity to work on their game every day and even travel to several local golf courses. But the camp offers other diversions as well, such as swimming at Hidden Creek AquaPark, eSkape Entertainment and bowling. The 3-week session offers the same activities as the 4-week session. Campers must bring a sack lunch and beverage to camp every day, and they will receive a camp T-shirt and backpack on the first day of camp. Campers must bring their own set of clubs. Highland Park Golf Academy is our premier golf camp — can’t wait to see you there! Supervisor: Rob Saunders, 847.579.4162, rsaunders@pdhp.org

June 20–July 15 (4 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm (No camp July 5.) #18244 M–F $2,009 (with bus; res. only) #18241 M–F $1,700/1,800 (no bus) July 18–August 5 (3 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm #18242 M–F $1,507 (with bus; res. only) #18243 M–F $1,275/1,365 (no bus)

My favorite thing about HP Golf Academy is... Putting Game Sam, Age 9

Driving Range Chloe, Age 9

Mini Golf

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Tennis Plus This is our premier tennis camp Registration for the ultimate in summer ten- Campers must be age 8 by the beginning of nis fun! A 3- or 4-week camp for camp. Tennis Plus Camp is a 3- or 4-week camp. high school option is a 7-week camp. New boys and girls at the Stroker II The campers must have their ability level tested and and above levels, this camp offers approved by Jenny Nolan (call 847.433.5450 for intensive, fun instruction in tennis an appointment prior to camp). If you would like sign up for bus transportation, choose the bus with other activities throughout to transportation option provided under each session the summer as well. (bus transportation is for residents only). Proof of Our tennis pros will help you improve your tennis stroke development through special activities, games and strategy sessions. Campers make up the Park District’s Junior Tennis Team and play matches with surrounding area clubs several times per session (note that new campers' ability level must be tested prior to camp). Instructor to camper ratio is 1:5. In addition to tennis, campers will swim at Hidden Creek AquaPark or Rosewood Beach and visit Heller Nature Center as well as participate in other activities including ice skating, bowling, mini golf, laser tag, basketball, sack races, dunk tank and even a movie! Campers will learn the benefits of a positive attitude, communication with teammates, cooperation, coordination and respect for themselves and others. Campers must bring a sack lunch and beverage to camp every day, and they will receive a camp T-shirt and backpack on the first day of camp. All lesson and activity fees are included. Boost your self-confidence in tennis and in life when you participate in our Tennis Plus Camp this summer! Supervisor: Jennifer Nolan, 847.579.4124, jnolan@pdhp.org

residency and grade may be required. Min/Max: 15/35. All lessons and activity fees are included in the price of the camp. Tennis Plus Camp (Grades 3–8) Larry Fink Memorial Park, 701 Deer Creek Parkway Rain location: Deer Creek Courts June 20–July 15 (4 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm (No camp July 4.) #18392 M–F $2,185 (with bus; res. only) #18393 M–F $1,898/2,323 (no bus) July 18–August 5 (3 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm #18394 M–F $1,638 (with bus; res. only) #18395 M–F $1,423/1,848 (no bus) High School Option Tennis Plus Camp (Grades 9–10) Larry Fink Memorial Park, 701 Deer Creek Parkway Rain location: Deer Creek Courts June 20–August 5 (7 weeks) 9:00am–2:45pm (No camp July 4.) #18398 T,Th,F $900 (no bus)

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Sports Camps

Grades 3–10 (must be age 8 by first day of camp)


Hook, Line and Sinker Grades 4–8

Tennis Plus Mini Camp Grades 3–8 (must be age 8 by first day of camp)

If you’re looking for an intense week of tennis, register for one (or two) of the Tennis Plus Mini 1-week camps. Boys and girls at the Stroker II and above levels will receive the same type of instruction as our longer Tennis Plus Camp. Our tennis pros (at an 8:1 camper-staff ratio) provide instruction in tennis basics and fundamentals, as well as matches with surrounding area clubs. Just like Tennis Plus Camp, in addition to tennis each week, Tennis Plus Mini Camp will include swimming at Hidden Creek AquaPark or Rosewood Beach as well as a variety of other activities including bowling, mini golf, basketball and laser tag. Campers will learn the benefits of a positive attitude, communication with teammates, cooperation, coordination and respect for themselves and others. Supervisor: Jennifer Nolan, 847.579.4124, jnolan@pdhp.org

Registration Campers must be age 8 by the first day of camp. Tennis Plus Mini Camp is a 1-week camp. Bus transportation is not available for this camp. Proof of residency and age may be required. Min/Max: 15/35. All lessons and activity fees are included in the price of the camp. Tennis Plus Mini Camp (Grades 3–8) Larry Fink Memorial Park, 701 Deer Creek Parkway Rain location: Deer Creek Courts August 8–12 (1 week) 9:00am–2:45pm #18399 M–F $474/580 August 15–19 (1 week) 9:00am–2:45pm #18400 M–F $474/580 34 Camps 2011 I www.pdhp.org

If you’re a fish-fanatic, this camp is for you! This 1–week mini camp is perfect for both boys and girls who love to fish — or who would like to learn! You’ll spend your days discovering the secrets to fishing success. Along the way, you’ll learn about different types of fish, bait, lures and equipment, as well as aquatic ecosystems and lives of various fish. We’ll visit several local fishing spots and learn to predict what might make a good fishing hole. But wait, there’s more . . . we’ll go swimming, salmon fishing on Lake Michigan and learn to fly fish. Campers will spend the day fishing, learning patience (a critical fishing skill!) and how to encourage others. The staff are fishing enthusiasts, so kids will learn to fish the proper way right from the beginning! Campers must bring a sack lunch and beverage to camp every day. The Park District will provide a water bottle the first day of camp. Fishing gear is also provided. If you’re hooked on fishing, join us this summer at Hook, Line and Sinker! Supervisor: Jessica Soto, 847.579.4183, jsoto@pdhp.org

Registration Hook, Line and Sinker is a 1-week camp. Bus transportation is not available for this camp. Proof of residency and grade may be required. Min/ Max: 9/13. Hook, Line and Sinker (Grades 4-8) Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road August 8–12 (1 week) 9:00am–3:00pm (6:00am drop-off on Fri) #18376 M–F $546/571


End-of-Summer Mini Camps

Girls’ Outdoor Mini Crew Grades 1–5 Challenge Here’s a mini camp packed with a variety of indoor and outdoor acFor one entire week, you’ll tivities sure to keep your camper challenge yourself (and your new playing strong for an extra week of best girlfriends!) to lots of new expe- summer excitement. riences including canoeing, rock climbing, camping and horseback In Mini Crew, you’ll have one more week of fun at the Park District. Activities include arts and crafts, riding. cooking, sports, games, field trips and swimming at Grades 4–6

Girls’ Outdoor Challenge is the perfect camp for girls who really want to focus on developing new skills while building friendships and self-esteem. The week culminates in an overnight camping trip where campers use their newfound skills to help set up camp, build a campfire and spend a night away from home with friends. Staff members are certified in Red Cross first aid and CPR to ensure camper’s safety at all times. Being safe and having fun are musts! Campers must bring a lunch to camp every day, and they will receive a water bottle on the first day of camp. Girls’ Outdoor Challenge is an ideal 1-week adventure for girls at a critical age when developing self-esteem, independence and social interactions are some of the most important skills they can learn.

Hidden Creek AquaPark. It’s tons of fun for everyone! Campers must bring a sack lunch, beverage, swimsuit and towel to camp every day. Busing is not available for this camp. Supervisor: Julie Naatz, 847.579.3123, jnaatz@pdhp.org

Registration Mini Crew is a 1-week mini camp. Proof of residency and grade may be required. Min/Max: 20/30. Mini Crew (Grades 1–5) West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road August 8–12 (1 week) 9:00am–2:45pm #18318 M–F $341/356

Supervisor: Leah Holloway, 847.579.4184, lholloway@pdhp.org

Registration Girls’ Outdoor Challenge is a 1-week camp with one overnight trip. Bus transportation is not available for this camp. Proof of residency and grade may be required. Min/Max: 9/13. Girls’ Outdoor Challenge (Grades 4–6) Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road August 8–12 (1 week) 9:00am–3:00pm #18375 M–F $440/465 Camps 2011 I www.pdhp.org 35


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* My First Account is available to anyone under the age of 18. No minimum balance after the initial deposit. Please refer to our disclosure statement for complete terms and conditions. Upon your 18th birthday, your account will be transferred to a regular Statement Savings Account. The Annual Percentage Yield for My First Account is 0.75%, as of 9/24/10, and is subject to change at any time. Free piggy bank is being offered now through 12/31/11.

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