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Camp 2012

Cel ele ebrating 20 Years

of circus thrills & skills at Camp Big Top/Little Top

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Camp Director Spotlight Gary Mann 16-Year Camp Director (10-year Camp Big Top/Little Top Director) With a Bachelor of Fine Arts in education from the Art Institute of Chicago and a Masters in Fine Arts from Northwestern University, Gary has taught for 25 years at Carl Sandburg Middle School. Believing in a hands-on approach to learning, Gary designed and built two exhibits at the Children’s Museum and Imaginasium in Hoffman Estates as well as an exhibit with his students at the Explorium in Rolling Meadows. As the Ringmaster at Camp Big/Top Little Top, Gary is excited about the camp’s 20th anniversary and hopes that you will join us for a glittering galaxy of majestic memories under the Big Top. 2

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Years at Camp Big Top/Little Top!

Since 1992, the Park District of Highland Park has been ‘clowning around,’ providing a unique opportunity for campers to learn a wonderful variety of circus skills. Fun and challenging lessons teach skills such as high wire, teeterboard, stilts, unicycle, Spanish web, static trapeze, juggling balls and clowning techniques. Throughout two decades, more than 1,400 children have enjoyed this life-changing adventure at Camp Big Top/Little Top. Each developed new skills and increased confidence in their abilities to meet new and often unfamiliar challenges. And of course, no circus is complete without “A Big Show!” so each summer campers perform their newly-acquired skills in a final showcase for friends and family. The most common refrain from campers and their families is how these experiences build great confidence! Long after camp ends, children benefit from learning to react to situations with “I can!” and “I’ll try” instead of “I can’t” attitudes. Campers also learn patience and persistence as they work to master skills over time. The Park District is proud of all of our past and present campers for helping to make this an incredible experience for all involved. We thank the parents for allowing your child to partake in this unique experience and the staff for sharing your talent.

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Are you looking to get the most out of your summer? The Park District of Highland Park camps are…

Energetic.

From the thrill of kayaking a rushing river to the passion of exploring arts and theater, our camps give kids a chance to discover and build upon their interests. All summer long, days are filled with loads of activities, games and time to kick back and have some good, old-fashioned fun.

Engaging.

We believe in structuring our camps to involve and engage each camper as they learn, play and grow. Our camps not only bring the community together but also provide an outlet for children to increase their self-esteem and their sense of who they are and what they love to do.

Enjoyable.

Summer is a time to let loose and experience new activities. Our camps are full of fun for all ages, abilities and interests.

Established.

It’s no secret that the Park District of Highland Park has one of the most highly respected camp programs in the area. We’ve been providing camps that keep the kids coming back year after year since the 1940s. Our well-trained, enthusiastic staff works year-round to make each camp unique, special and fun to ensure kids have the best summer ever! So find a comfortable chair and take a moment to browse through the brochure to choose your camper’s next memorable experience.

Camp Director Spotlight Nancy Bartolai 22-year Camp Director Nancy has been with the Park District and involved in the early childhood programs for 22 years. As the Camp Sunshine Director, Nancy hires and trains staff, visits sites, communicates with parents and plays with the campers. She loves being able to see children begin as campers, work their way through Park District camps and eventually become C.I.T.s and counselors. Nancy is grateful for all of the camp opportunities the Park District provides and for the families who year after year participate in Park District camps. During the school year, Nancy teaches early childhood classes and helps out at special events. Nancy loves working with children because they are fun and silly and always keep her smiling.

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Camp Director Spotlight Candice Florance 11-Year Sports Camp Director Candice has twelve years of teaching and coaching experience and currently teaches kinetic wellness at Washburne Middle School. While coaching cross country, track and field, and boy’s volleyball keeps her busy, Candice also enjoys running, training and competing in races. Candice graduated from North Park University with a degree in Physical Education and Health and completed her Masters at North Eastern Illinois University in Educational Leadership. Candice hopes that through her work with children she can be a role model and help them to understand the importance of leading a healthy and active lifestyle not only in childhood but throughout adulthood.”

Camp Nurse Spotlight Alyson Flicher, RN 13-Year Camp Nurse Alyson has been an RN for 33 years and currently works as the Northwood Junior High School nurse. Prior to working as a school nurse, Alyson primarily worked as an emergency room nurse. Before camp begins, Alyson reviews/teaches basic first aid with all camp staff members including EpiPen administration. During camp, she makes daily visits to camp sites and oversees medication administration as needed. “The outdoors is my office. I get to work with children from preschool age through middle school in addition to meeting new friends and seeing old friends that return to work at the camps year after year.”

Register Online Residents: Starting Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Nonresidents: Starting Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Park District of Highland Park Administration 636 Ridge Road Highland Park, IL 60035 phone: 847.831.3810 fax: 847.831.0818 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 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. Scott Meyers President Brian Kaplan Vice President Cal Bernstein Commissioner Elaine Waxman Commissioner Lori Flores Weisskopf 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 Nadia Oussenko & Park District staff.

Table of Contents General Information 8-9 Bus Transportation 10-11 Registration 22-26

Camps by Activity Before & After Care Before Camp/ After Camp 12 Early Childhood & Kindergarten Camp Sunshine/More Sunshine 15 KinderSports 32 Variety Camps Junior Crew/Senior Crew 16-17 Creative Camps S.W.E.A.T. Shop Junior/ Senior 18-19 Camp Big Top/Little Top 20-21

Nature Camps Sand Trackers 28 Coast Guardians 29 Trekkers 30 Outdoor Adventure Camp 31 Sports Camps After Camp Swim 13 KinderSports 32 JuniorSports 33 SeniorSports 34 SeniorSports XL 34 Girls Play Strong Camp 35 HP Golf Academy 36 Tennis Plus 37 Flip & Kick 38 Flip-Flop 39

End-of-Summer Mini Camps Counselor In Training Tennis Plus Mini 40 Program Counselor-In-Training 14, 35 Hook, Line and Sinker 41 Girls’ Outdoor Challenge 42 Mini Crew 43 Space Camp 43


Busing. Door-to-door bus service for many of our camps! See pages 10-11 for details. Staff. Well-trained, seasoned staff committed to our campers’ safety and well-being. Variety. From sports to nature to 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. Before & After Camp offer care in the mornings and afternoons to help you out on busy days! See page 12. After Camp Swim. A wonderful supplement to help all levels of swimmers. Value. You can’t beat the Park District for a truly terrific camp experience at affordable prices!

Camps by Grade Early Childhood Camp Sunshine/ More Sunshine 15 Kindergarten Camp Sunshine/ More Sunshine 15 KinderSports 32 Grade 1 Before Camp/After Camp 12 Junior Crew 16-17 After Camp Swim 13 S.W.E.A.T. Shop Junior 18-19 Sand Trackers 28 JuniorSports 33 Mini Crew 43 Grade 2 Before Camp/After Camp 10 Junior Crew 16-17 After Camp Swim 13 S.W.E.A.T. Shop Junior 18-19 Sand Trackers 28 JuniorSports 33 Mini Crew 43 Grade 3 Before Camp/After Camp 12 Senior Crew 16-17 After Camp Swim 13 S.W.E.A.T. Shop Senior 18-19 Coast Guardians 29 SeniorSports 34 Girls Play Strong Camp 35 HP Golf Academy 36 Tennis Plus 37 Tennis Plus Mini 40 Mini Crew 43

Grade 4 Before Camp/After Camp 12 Senior Crew 16-17 After Camp Swim 13 S.W.E.A.T. Shop Senior 18-19 Camp Big Top/Little Top 20-21 Coast Guardians 29 SeniorSports 34 Girls Play Strong Camp 35 HP Golf Academy 36 Tennis Plus 37 Tennis Plus Mini 40 Hook, Line and Sinker 41 Girls’ Outdoor Challenge 42 Mini Crew 43 Trekkers 30 Grade 5 Before Camp/After Camp 12 Senior Crew 16-17 After Camp Swim 13 S.W.E.A.T. Shop Senior 18-19 Camp Big Top/Little Top 20-21 Trekkers 30 SeniorSports XL 34 Girls Play Strong Camp 35 HP Golf Academy 36 Tennis Plus 37 Tennis Plus Mini 40 Hook, Line and Sinker 41 Girls’ Outdoor Challenge 42 Mini Crew 43 Grade 6 Senior Crew 16-17 S.W.E.A.T. Shop Senior 18-19 Camp Big Top/ Little Top 20-21 Trekkers 30 SeniorSports XL 34 Girls Play Strong Camp 35 HP Golf Academy 36 Tennis Plus 37 Tennis Plus Mini 40 Hook, Line and Sinker 41 Girls’ Outdoor Challenge 42

Grade 7 Camp Big Top/ Little Top 20-21 Counselor In Training 14, 35 Outdoor Adventure Camp 31 SeniorSports XL 34 HP Golf Academy 36 Tennis Plus 37 Tennis Plus Mini 40 Hook, Line and Sinker 41 Grade 8 Camp Big Top/ Little Top 20-21 Counselor In Training 14, 35 Outdoor Adventure Camp 31 HP Golf Academy 36 Tennis Plus 37 Tennis Plus Mini 40 Hook, Line and Sinker 41 Grades 9–12 Counselor In Training 14, 35 Outdoor Adventure Camp 31 HP Golf Academy 36 Tennis Plus 37

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General Information

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General Information Age Requirements When choosing an age-appropriate camp for your child, use the grade that your child will be entering in fall 2012. 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 by a qualified adult director. Some camps, depending on size, also have an assistant director. Each camp’s high school- or collegeage 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 Manuals for camps beginning June 18 are mailed on May 29. They contain all of the information you need to know about camp, including lunch, field trips, swimming activities, camp clothes, hours, busing schedules and more. It also includes an emergency form.

Health & Safety Emergency Form The Park District does not require children to have a medical examination to attend camp, but it’s important to accurately complete the emergency form that is included in your parent manual. If you have non-medical information regarding your child (i.e. phobias, social issues) that you wish our staff to know, please note this on your emergency form. If your child has a serious medical need please call the camp supervisor listed under each camp upon registration.

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 encourages everyone to participate in camp! 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 provides recreational opportunities for all residents of Highland Park. People with and without disabilities are encouraged and invited to register for all Park District programs of interest. People with disabilities will not be discriminated against in the delivery of Park District 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 change from time to time due to unforeseen building repairs and construction schedules.

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-Friday, June 18-August 3.

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 24/7. We want to know if something 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.

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General Information

Important Dates Registration January 11: Registration begins. April 10-17: 2-part payment option final payment due. May 18:

Deadline for friendship requests.

May 25:

Last day to register for the first session of camp when

June 22:

paying by check. Last day to register for the second session of camp when paying by check.

July 6:

Registration deadline for camps held from July 16 - August 3.

July 13:

Last day to register for mini camps when paying by check.

Refunds March 2:

Deadline for full refunds less a $50 service fee.

April 20:

Deadline for full refunds on bus transportation. No refunds are granted after 5:00pm, April 20; no exceptions.

May 18:

Deadline for full refunds less a $200 service fee. No refunds are granted after 5:00pm, May 18; no exceptions. This deadline applies for first and second sessions of camp.

June 15:

Transfers April 2: April 27:

Deadline for full refunds for mini camps & extended camps less a $50 service fee. Deadline for transfers involving Heller Nature Center Camps. Deadline to transfer between all other camps.

Guidelines for friendship requests:

Release of Information

• 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.

During camp, photos and videos are often taken of all participants. Please see the back of the registration form for waiver details.

• You may only request one friend and requests must be reciprocal. Request can be received separately.

Transfer Policy

Photo & Video Policy

• Friendship requests that list more than one friend will not be honored. • Friendship requests are only accepted if the form is complete. • Friendship requests are not accepted after May 18 at 5:00PM. • Friendship requests cannot be submitted online. Requests must be dropped off at West Ridge Center by May 18 by 5:00PM.

All Heller Nature Center camp transfers must be made by April 2 by 5:00PM. For all other camps, transfers must be made by April 27 by 5:00PM. If additional fees are required, payment is due at the time of transfer. Registration and the applicable payment are not transferable between individuals. The Park District of Highland Park recognizes and thanks School District 112 and 113 for use of their facilities.

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Bus Transportation We are pleased to offer door-to-door 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 24 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 and After Camp.

Bus transportation is available for the following camps: Junior Crew/Senior Crew S.W.E.A.T. Shop Junior/Senior Coast Guardians Sand Trackers 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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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 by contacting the supervisor of each camp and making full payment no later than April 20 at 5:00PM. If you make a request for bus service after this date, and we can fulfill your request, an additional $75 charge per session will be assessed. No requests for bus service are accepted after May 18 at 5:00PM. If you are signing up for the second session, July 16-August 3, the deadline will be June 15 for bus service. 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 200 children, routes may average 45 minutes based on shared routes with multiple drop-off locations. If you would like your child to be picked up or dropped off every day at a Highland Park location different from your home address (e.g. a babysitter’s house) please put your request in writing in a separate envelope by April 20 at 5:00PM. Send your request to the Park District of Highland Park, Attn: Bus

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Bus Transportation

Coordinator, 636 Ridge Road, Highland Park, IL 60035. After this date there will be a $75 fee assessed for any route changes if these changes are possible. If you move after you register, written notice to the bus coordinator must be received prior to April 20 at 5:00PM 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 School District 112/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.

Junior Crew/Senior Crew Campers are picked up at their homes and dropped off at Sunset Woods Park. S.W.E.A.T. Shop Junior/Senior Campers are picked up at their homes and dropped off at West Ridge Center. Camp Big Top/Little Top & Tennis Plus Camp Campers are picked up at their homes and dropped off at Larry Fink Memorial Park or at Deer Creek Courts. Trekkers Campers are picked up at their homes and dropped off at Heller Nature Center. Bus service requires 10 or more registrants. Coast Guardians & 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.

Camp Bus Routes Due to the revised locations of several of our camp programs for 2012, "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.

JuniorSports & SeniorSports Campers are picked up at their homes and dropped off at Lincoln School (JuniorSports) or Edgewood Middle School (SeniorSports).

Bus Service Refunds Bus transportation fees for all services are not refundable after April 20 at 5:00PM.

Girls Play Strong Camp Campers are picked up at their homes and dropped off at Northwood Junior High School.

Highland Park Golf Academy & SeniorSports XL Campers are picked up at their homes and dropped off at the Golf Learning Center or the Recreation Center of Highland Park.

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Supervisor: Megan Lebak, 847.579.3120, mlebak@pdhp.org

Registration 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 18–July 13 (4 weeks) 7:30–9:00AM (No camp July 4.) 22790 M–F $232/282

Before Camp & After Camp Grades 1– 5 If you’re a working parent or even if your child just wants more camp time, we’ve got the perfect extended-day solution! Send your children to a Park District camp and then enroll them in Before Camp and After Camp to complete their day. Before and After Camp allow children to gear up for the day or wind down in a safe, low-key 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. Children in grades 1–5 who are also enrolled in a simultaneous Park District camp that runs 9:00AM-2:45/3:00PM may register for this camp. You may choose to enroll in Before Camp, After Camp 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.

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July 16–August 3 (3 weeks) 7:30–9:00AM 22791 M–F $177/227 Before Camp Mini (Grades 1–5) West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road August 6–10 (1 week) 7:30–9:00AM 22792 M–F $79/129 After Camp Only (Grades 1–5) West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road June 18–July 13 (4 weeks) 3:00–6:00PM (No camp July 4.) 22784 M–F $453/503 July 16–August 3 (3 weeks) 3:00–6:00PM 22785 M–F $347/397 After Camp Mini (Grades 1–5) West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road August 6–10 (1 week) 3:00–6:00PM 22786 M–F $145/195 Before & After Camp (Grades 1–5) West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road June 18–July 13 (4 weeks) 7:30–9:00AM & 3:00–6:00PM (No camp July 4.) 22787 M–F $657/707 July 16–August 3 (3 weeks) 7:30–9:00AM & 3:00–6:00PM 22788 M–F $493/543 Before & After Camp Mini (Grades 1–5) West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road August 6–10 (1 week) 7:30–9:00AM & 3:00–6:00PM 22789 M–F $209/253

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Before & After Camp Options

After Camp Swim

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If your child needs more time Registration in the pool, here’s an after Registration deadline is May 1, 2012, camp swimming opportunity No make-ups. Camp refund policy applies. Min/Max: 15/30. for Park District of Highland Park participants. A wonderful supplement to help swimmers of all levels reach their goals whether the goal is jumping off the side in the deep end, stroke development, fitness, swim team participation or just having fun in the water. Registrants will be bussed from their Park District camp to the Recreation Center of Highland Park. After a snack and beverage in the multi-purpose room with staff, campers will change clothes and head to the pool for swimming from 4:00-5:00PM. Campers will be dismissed to their parents at 5:00PM in the pool lobby. Campers must bring a swimsuit and towel to camp every day. Supervisor: Shari Heymann, 847.579.4051, sheymann@pdhp.org

After Camp Swim (Grades 1–5) Recreation Center of Highland Park, 1207 Park Avenue West June 19–July 12 (4 weeks) 4:00–5:00PM (No camp July 4.) 22865 T, Th $170 July 17–August 2 (3 weeks) 9:00AM–1:00PM 22866 T, Th $130

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Counselor-InTraining Grades 7–10 Now you can train to become a camp counselor. If you love to work with young children, Counselor -In-Training is for you! Participants entering grades 7–9 in the fall of 2012 may choose to be a Counselor in Training (CIT) for Camp Sunshine held at West Ridge Center or Ravinia School or KinderSports held at Sherwood School. For those entering grades 9 and 10 in the fall of 2012, CIT is available for Junior and Senior Crew held at Sunset Woods Park. CITs will develop self-esteem and leadership abilities as they work with preschool-age, kindergarten or elementary aged campers who love to look up to CITs as role models. Participants assist our counselors in leading activities allowing them to learn 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, 2011 and November 22, 2011, we’ll be holding interviews from 9:00–5:00PM. All interviews will take place at West Ridge Center. Please call 847.579.3121 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. Selected candidates must complete timely registration in order to assure their spot. 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.

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Registration Register to be a CIT for Camp Sunshine held at West Ridge Center or Ravinia School; KinderSports held at Sherwood School; or Junior or Senior Crew held at Sunset Woods Park. We will do our best to honor your location preference. CITs may register for one session only. Bus transportation is not available for this camp. Proof of grade may be required. Min/Max: 1/2 for Camp Sunshine at West Ridge Center; 1/4 for Ravinia School; 1/4 for KinderSports; and 5/10 for Junior and Senior Crew combined. CIT: Camp Sunshine (Grades 7–9) West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road June 18–July 13 (4 weeks) 9:00AM–1:00PM (No camp July 4.) 22813 M–F $341/391 July 16–August 3 (3 weeks) 9:00AM–1:00PM 22814 M–F $284/334 Sherwood School, 1900 Stratford Road June 18–July 13 (4 weeks) 9:00AM–1:00PM (No camp July 4.) 22874 M,W.F $204/254 July 16–August 3 (3 weeks) 9:00AM–1:00PM 153/203 M,W.F $204/254 Ravinia School, 763 Dean Avenue June 18–July 13 (4 weeks) 9:00AM–1:00PM (No camp July 4.) 22815 M–F $341/391 July 16–August 3 (3 weeks) 9:00AM–1:00PM 22816 M–F $284/334 CIT: KinderSports (Grades 7–9) Sherwood School, 1900 Stratford Road June 18–July 13 (4 weeks) 9:00AM–2:00PM (No camp July 4.) 22811 M–F $341/391 July 16–August 3 (3 weeks) 9:00AM–2:00PM 22812 M–F $284/334 CIT: Junior & Senior Crew (Grades 9–10) Sunset Woods Park, 1801 Sunset Road

Join us this summer — you’ll find the experience of working with young children extraordinarily rewarding.

June 18–July 13 (4 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM (No camp July 4.) 22809 M–F $412/462

Supervisor: Cathy Fiori, 847.579.3121, cfiori@pdhp.org

July 16–August 3 (3 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM 22810 M–F $309/359

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Ages 3– 5 Camp Sunshine is the perfect “first camp” opportunity for children ages 3–5. And our mini camp in August, called More Sunshine, is the perfect end-of-summer experience for children ages 3–5.

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 potty-trained by the first day of camp.

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).

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Campers register by age in one of three sections — 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-year-olds 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. Five-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 4, 2012 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 campers become acclimated to camp. Bus transportation is not provided for Camp Sunshine or More Sunshine. Carpool arrangements are the responsibility of individual families.

Supervisor: Cathy Fiori, 847.579.3121, cfiori@pdhp.org

Camp Sunshine is a 7-week camp. More Sunshine is a 1-week, mini camp. Three-year-old campers must be 3 by the start of camp. Four-year-old and five-year-old campers must be of age by September 1, 2012. 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 18–August 3 (7 weeks) 9:00AM–1:00PM (No camp July 4.) 22793 Age 3 M,W,F $762/862 22794 Age 4 M,W,F $762/862 22795 Age 4 M–F $1,250/1,350 22796 Age 5 M,W,F $762/862 9:00AM–2:00PM (No camp July 4.) 22797 Age 5 M–F $1,258/1,358 West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road June 18–August 3 (7 weeks) 9:00AM–1:00PM (No camp July 4.) 22807 Age 4 M–F $1,250/1,350 9:00AM–2:00PM (No camp July 4.) 22808 Age 5 M–F $1,258/1,358 Sherwood School, 1900 Stratford Road June 18–August 3 (7 weeks) 9:00AM–1:00PM (No camp July 4.) 22804 Age 3 M,W,F $762/862 22805 Age 4 M,W,F $762/862 22806 Age 5 M,W,F $762/862 More Sunshine (Ages 3–5) West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road August 6–10 (1-week mini camp) 9:00AM–1:00PM 22830 Ages 3–4 M–F $255/275 22831 Ages 4–5 M–F $255/275

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Early Childhood & Kindergarten

Camp Sunshine & More Sunshine


Junior Crew & Senior Crew Grades 1–2 & Grades 3–6 Welcome to Junior 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 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 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. For the safety of our Junior Crew campers, they will not be allowed to go down the slides or into the deep end while swimming at Hidden Creek AquaPark. For inclement weather there is a camp hotline, 847.579.3172. This is a recorded message system used to inform campers of where camp is being held. In Junior Crew, your child will enjoy instructional learn-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 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 18. See pages 9, 24 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


Variety Camps

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. Junior Crew (Grades 1–2) Sunset Woods Park, 1801 Sunset Road Rain location: Elm Place Middle School, 2031 Sheridan Road June 18–August 3 (7 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM (No camp July 4.) 22817 M–F $2,303 (with bus; res. only) 22818 M–F $1,754/1,854 (no bus) June 18–July 13 (4 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM (No camp July 4.) 22819 M–F $1,321 (with bus; res. only) 22820 M–F $1,007/1,057 (no bus) July 16–August 3 (3 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM 22821 M–F $993 (with bus; res. only) 22822 M–F $758/808 (no bus)

Senior Crew (Grades 3–6) Sunset Woods Park, 1801 Sunset Road Rain location: Wayne Thomas, 2939 Summit Ave. June 18–August 3 (7 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM (No camp July 4.) 22840 M–F $2,303 (with bus; res. only) 22841 M–F $1,754/1,854 (no bus) June 18–July 13 (4 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM (No camp July 4.) 22842 M–F $1,321 (with bus; res. only) 22843 M–F $1,007/1,057 (no bus) July 16–August 3 (3 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM 22844 M–F $993 (with bus; res. only) 22845 M–F $758/808 (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 Workshop in Exploring Arts & 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. An overall theme will empower the minds of campers as professional artists instruct them in each art form. Counselors supervise free time and organized games. In addition, a special "PAL" program (Providing Arts Leadership) matches older children with younger creating special bonds and providing role models.

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 and showing of the campers’ work. For the safety of our Junior S.W.E.A.T. Shop campers, they will not be allowed to go down the slides or into the deep end while swimming at Hidden Creek AquaPark. 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. 18

The final performances/showings are held at West Ridge Center. Family and friends are invited to attend. The Junior performance is August 2 and the Senior performance is August 3. 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 18. See pages 9, 24 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 — you’ll develop a lifetime’s worth of creative interests! Supervisor: Megan Lebak, 847.579.3120, mlebak@pdhp.org

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Creative Camps

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. Four -week campers will not participate in the final performance but will have a showcase on July 12 (Junior) and July 13 (Senior). If you would like to sign up for bus transportation, choose the bus transportation option provided under each session. (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 18–August 3 (7 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM (No camp July 4.) 22832 M–F $2,379 (with bus; res. only) 22833 M–F $1,830/1,930 (no bus) *Final performance is August 2. June 18–July 13 (4 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM (No camp July 4.) 22834 M–F $1.366 (with bus; res. only) 22835 M–F $1,052/1,102 (no bus) *Campers do not participate in a final performance; showcase is July 12.

S.W.E.A.T. Shop Senior (Grades 3–6) West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road June 18–August 3 (7 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM (No camp July 4.) 22836 M–F $2,379 (with bus; res. only) 22837 M–F $1,830/1,930 (no bus) *Final performance is August 3. June 18–July 13 (4 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM (No camp July 4.) 22838 M–F $1,366 (with bus; res. only) 22839 M–F $1,052/1,102 (no bus) *Campers do not participate in a final performance; showcase is July 13.

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Camp Big Top/Little Top Grades 4–8 Run away to the circus and celebrate 20 years of circus thrills & skills. 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 the land! 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. 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.

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The full, performance-oriented camp is offered for seven weeks. The final performance is held during the last week of camp, on Tuesday, July 31 at 5:30PM (rain dates are August 1 and August 2). Families and friends are invited to the final performance as well as to the dress rehearsal on July 31. 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 13, 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!

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Creative Camps

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

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 teamoriented, 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 13, which is Parents’ Day for the entire camp. If you would like to sign up for bus transportation (for residents only), choose the bus transportation option provided under each session. 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 18–August 3 (7 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM (No camp July 4.) 22779 M–F $2,564 (with bus; res. only) 22780 M–F $2,015/$2,515 (no bus) *Final performance is July 31; Parents’ Day is July 13. June 18–July 13 (4 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM (No camp July 4.) 22781 M–F $1,465 (with bus; res. only) 22782 M–F $1,151/1,437 (no bus) *Parents’ Day is July 13.


Registration Guidelines Five Ways to Register RESIDENT online registration begins Wednesday, January 11. NONRESIDENT online registration begins Wednesday, January 18. Drop-off, fax and mail-in registration will be processed randomly the next business day beginning January 12 for residents and January 19 for non-residents.

1. Online (Immediate Confirmation) Go to http://registration.pdhp.org. Registration will be immediately processed if space is available and once payment has been successfully processed. Spots in some camps fill quickly.

2. In-Person for RESIDENTS Only (Immediate Confirmation) In-person registration is at West Ridge Center on Wednesday, January 11 from 7:00AM-Noon. A staff member will be available to enter your registration on a firstcome, 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) Drop-off your registration at West Ridge Center to be processed the next business day, if space is available. Registration will be accepted during regular business hours at West Ridge Center: Monday-Friday 8:30AM-8:00PM Saturday 9:00AM-Noon

4. Fax (Processed the next business day)* 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 three business days. If you are placed on a waitlist, a recreation supervisor will contact you.

5. Mail-in (Processed the next business day)* Park District of Highland Park Attn: Camp Registration West Ridge Center 636 Ridge Road Highland Park, IL 60035

*Confirmation letters will be mailed within three business days. If you are placed on a waitlist, a recreation supervisor will contact you.

Important Dates April 10-16: Online 2-part payment option: Final payment due. 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.

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1. Go to http://registration.pdhp.org or www.pdhp.org and click the online registration link. 2. Click the green ‘Login’ button. 3. Enter LOGIN ID and ACCOUNT PIN and press the blue ‘Login’ button. 4. Click the blue ‘Programs’ tab. 5. Enter the five-digit ‘program number’ found in the brochure, or use the advanced search option and press enter. 6. Click the green ‘Register’ button on the right that corresponds to the camp (if online registration is not available the ‘Register’ button will not appear). 7. If a camp has reached its maximum and you wish to be waitlisted, click the ‘Waitlist’ button. You must complete the checkout process to be placed on the waitlist. 8. Select ‘Participant’ from the drop-down list to be registered or waitlisted. 9. OPTIONAL, click the 2-part payment box if you are using this option. Important: See page 25 for 2-part payment policy. It has changed for this year. ( See P. 25 How to make a 2-part plan) 10.To register your family members for other camps, click ‘Find/Add More Programs’. 11.If you are finished adding programs to your ‘Cart,’ click ‘Go to Checkout’. 12.Please answer the questions pertaining to your child’s grade, ADA assistance and T-shirt size. Then, click ‘Save & Go to Checkout’. 13.Select VISA, MasterCard or Discover and enter in your account information. Your registration will not be confirmed until the payment has been successfully processed and you have agreed to the waiver. There is no fee for waitlisted participants, but registration must be completed to be placed on the waitlist. 14.Click ‘Complete Transaction’. 15.Choose to agree with the registration waiver. If you disagree with the waiver, you will not be able to complete the registration process.

Please note: As long as you stay active on the site your cart contents will be held for you. If you “time out” (inactive for 6 or more minutes) you will lose your cart contents.

How to Complete Your Registration Form For in-person, drop-off, mail-in or fax registrations (full payments only). Please see page 22 for resident and nonresident registration start dates/times. 1. Fill out the form with your selections making sure all information is correct including the camp program number, birth date, school and grade for fall 2012. Please print all information. 2. Payments may be made in the form of cash, check (no secondparty 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 2-part payment plan please see page 25 for directions. 3. All registrants must complete the waivers on the registration form. 4. If you are placed on a waitlist your payment will not be processed. If a spot becomes available for the camp, a recreation supervisor will contact you.

NEW! Multiple Sibling Discount Register three or more siblings in any Park District 7-week or 4-week camp and receive a $50 discount per child. Discounts will be refunded to registrants the first week of camp.

VISA, Discover or MasterCard Payments If your credit card is declined or the charge number is improperly presented, your registration form will remain unprocessed. We will notify you, but cannot proceed until proper payment has been made.

16.After agreeing to the waiver and after the payment has been successfully processed, your receipt will be emailed to you. This receipt confirms your registration for the camp(s) chosen and/or your placement on a waitlist.

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Friendship Requests 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 and Girls Play Strong Camp. Due to the unique structure of activities at all other camps, 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 18 at 5:00PM.

Friendship Request Guidelines: While we make every effort to honor friendship requests, we are unable to guarantee placement. 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. Requests must be reciprocal (you may turn in your requests separately). Please note we are unable to honor any friendship requests that list more than one friend. Deadline: The friendship request form in this brochure must be completely filled out and submitted no later than May 18 at 5:00PM.

Transfer Policy All Heller Nature Center camp transfers must be made by April 2 by 5:00PM. For all other camps, transfers must be made by April 27 by 5:00PM. 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.

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Residency, Age & Grade 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.

Age Requirements When choosing an age-appropriate camp for your child, use the grade that your child will be entering in fall 2012. 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 camp 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.

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Families that choose not to make full payment at the time of registration may sign up to pay camp fees in two equal payments. This program is available for online, in-person, mailed, faxed and dropped off registration. Due to the large number of families using 2-part payments and the financial tracking involved, exceptions cannot be made to the following procedures and guidelines: 1. Camps must be paid in full by April 17. 2. 2-part payments can only occur with the appropriate completed payment form at the time of registration or online with the ‘2-part’ option/button. 3. No 2-part payment plans can be honored for any registrations received after 5:00PM on March 23. 4. Camp payments paid in full at the time of registration cannot be changed to a 2-part payment plan.

How to complete 2-part payments by drop-off, mail-in and fax registration Complete the enclosed 2-Part Payment Form in this camp brochure: 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). This first payment is processed immediately. 3. You must also prepare and submit guarantee for your second payment at the time of registration. • If you are paying by check, your second payment check must be postdated Monday, April 16 and it will not be cashed until that date. • If you are paying by credit card (not online) the second payment will be charged on April 16. 4. The Park District reserves the right to withdraw a registrant for non-payment of camp in full. There is a $20 charge for a non-sufficient fund check (NSF). 5. If you are waitlisted for a camp, your payment will not be processed until your registration is assured.

How to make a 2-part payment plan with online registration (residents only) (Supplement to P. 23) 1. Choose your camp and select the individual camper. You have the option of registering all campers before proceeding to ‘checkout’ or registering each individual camper and going through each ‘checkout’ separately. The benefit of separate registrations is the flexibility of using different credit cards for each registrant. This only applies to the first of the 2-part payments. You will have the option to use the same or different cards for your second payment(s). 2. On the ‘cart’ page check the box next to the words ‘2-part Payments’ for each camp for which you wish to pay 50% now and 50% by April 16, 2012. 3. When you go to checkout: a. The ‘charges’ section will show the total for your transaction, before the payment is split. b. The ‘payments’ section, ‘future due’ row will be the amount that is to be paid online by April 16. New! If you registered online, an account ‘balance due’ will appear on your account April 10. You must go online and make your final payment by April 16. Unfortunately, camp balances not paid online by this deadline will cause the registrant to be withdrawn from camp and a refund, minus $200 will be issued. c. The Payments section ‘today’s payment amount’ row is the amount that will be charged to your card immediately. 4. Enter your credit card payment information for your first payment. 5 Click ‘complete transaction’ and then agree to the waiver. If you are successfully 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 for the waitlist, and must receive a waitlist confirmation to indicate your request is received. If a camp spot becomes available, a recreation supervisor will contact you. Note: Please see the FAQ section online for detailed instructions about how to make your 2nd half payment online.

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Financial Assistance

Mini Camp Refund Policy

The Park District offers Grant-In-Aid 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 status.

A refund less a $50 service charge per camp session will be given if a camp refund form is submitted to the Park District in person before June 15 by 5:00PM. No refunds are granted after this date. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Applications for Grant-In-Aid (to be used for camps 2012) must be submitted by December 2, 2011 to be ready by the registration start date on January 11, 2012. Upon review, you will be contacted with the award. Questions regarding the Grant-In-Aid program may be directed to Sunshine Voelker at 847.579.3133 or Julie Naatz at 847.579.3123.

Refund Policy Note: The Park District’s “Good Time Guarantee” Refund Policy does not apply to camps. All refund requests must be made in-person at West Ridge Center during office hours. ALL refund requests must be accompanied by a completed camp refund form in order to be considered or processed. We do our best to issue refunds as quickly as possible, yet processing may take between two-to-three weeks. Check refunds generally take approximately two weeks. Credit card refunds are processed within three days of approval, although it may take six-to-eight weeks to appear on your statement. Online registrations and payments by check will be refunded by check.

Three to Seven Week Camp Session Refund Policy 1. For these sessions, a refund, less a $50 service charge per camper, per camp session, will be given if properly submitted to the Park District before March 2 by 5:00PM. 2. Refund requests properly submitted AFTER March 2 by 5:00 p.m. and before May 18 at 5:00PM will be processed less a $200 service charge per camper.

Americans with Disabilities Act/ 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 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.

Other Policies Insurance The Park District does not carry medical or accident insurance for camp program participants, as the costs would make program fees prohibitive. Please review your own personal health insurance plan to be certain that you and your family have the proper coverage.

Behavior Management Procedures Participants are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times. Guidelines have been developed to help make our programs safe and enjoyable for all. To learn more about our Behavior Management Procedure, contact 847.831.3810.

3. For these sessions, no refunds are granted after May 18 at 5:00PM. There are no exceptions to this policy. 4. Bus transportation fees are not refundable after April 20 at 5:00PM.

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Sand Trackers Grades 1–2 Embark on a summer adventure along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan. Along with swimming and playing in the sand on the beautiful shores of the lake, Sand Trackers will learn and develop an appreciation for this valuable fresh water resource. 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. A new theme will be highlighted each week such as: Wonders of Water, Treasures of the Beach and Animals of the Lake, to name a few. Sand Trackers play games, go on treasure hunts, conduct experiments and get creative with crafts, all reflecting the theme of the week. A special celebration day such as “Hawaiian Day” or “Pirate Day” takes place each week. We will also go on a few field trips each session to add to our summer fun.

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

Your child will enjoy instructional introto-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.

Sand Trackers (Grades 1–2) Park Avenue Beach 8 Park Avenue

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 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 backpack on the first day of camp.

Registration Sand Trackers 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 (bus transportation is for residents only). A 10-camper minimum is required for bus service. Friendship requests will be honored and must be turned in by May 18. See pages 9, 24 and insert for details. Proof of residency and grade may be required. Min/Max: 12/24.

June 18–August 3 (7 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM (No camp July 4.) 23410 M–F $2,435 (with bus; res. only) 23411 M–F $1,886/1,986 (no bus) June 18–July 13 (4 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM (No camp July 4.) 23412 M–F $1,392 (with bus; res. only) 23413 M–F $1,078/1,108 (no bus) July 16–August 3 (3 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM 23414 M–F $1,043 (with bus; res. only) 23415 M–F $808/858 (no bus)

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Nature Camps

Coast Guardians Grades 3–4

If you envision spending the Be a Coast Guardian this summer — you’ll meet some wonderful new summer by the shores of Lake friends and learn all about one of our Michigan learning about the country’s most important Great Lakes! beach’s unique habitat, the Supervisor: Jeff Smith, 847.579.4182, interesting creatures and jsmith@pdhp.org plants that reside there, and the water that sustains them, Registration then Coast Guardians is for Coast Guardians is a 7-week, 4-week or 3-week camp. If you would like you! Did we mention that to sign up for bus transportation, you’ll get to swim, canoe, bike choose the bus transportation option provided (bus transportation and hike along the beach? is for residents only). A 10-camper Campers will enjoy hands-on activities, active games, scientific investigations and recreation while learning about water, the Great Lakes environment and water safety. Weekly field trips may include biking and hiking at local ravines and beaches giving campers the opportunity to get to know the unique habitat of Lake Michigan. Campers will enjoy instructional intro-toswim 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 campers’ safety at all times. Campers must bring a sack lunch and beverage to camp every day. They will receive a T-shirt and backpack on the first day of camp.

minimum is required for bus service. Friendship requests will be honored and must be turned in by May 18. See pages 9, 24 and insert for details. Proof of residency and grade may be required. Min/Max: 12/24. Coast Guardians (Grades 3–4) Park Avenue Beach 8 Park Avenue

June 18–August 3 (7 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM (No camp July 4.) 23422 M–F $2,637 (with bus; res. only) 23423 M–F $2,088/2,188 (no bus) June 18–July 13 (4 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM (No camp July 4.) 23424 M–F $1,507 (with bus; res. only) 23425 M–F $1,193/1,243 (no bus) July 16–August 3 (3 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM 23426 M–F $1,130 (with bus; res. only) 23427 M–F $895/945 (no bus)

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Trekkers Grades 4–6

Calling all serious outdoor the first day of camp. Staff members are certified in Red Cross first aid and CPR to enthusiasts! If you want to ensure camper’s safety at all times. spend your summer trying all Becoming a Trekker is the ultimate of the adventure and survival- summer camp experience for kids based activities that you’ve looking to become expert outdoors always dreamed about, then people and future leaders. it’s time to become a Trekker! Supervisor: Jessica Soto, 847.579.4183, jsoto@pdhp.org Camping, caving, hiking, SCUBA diving, canoeing, Registration Trekkers is a 7-week, 4-week or 3-week biking, fishing and meeting camp with overnight trips. If you would live animals are all part of the like to sign up for bus transportation, adventure-packed activities. choose the bus transportation option Trekkers spend the summer outdoors at Heller Nature Center and at other field trip, campout and adventurebased activity locations where utilizing important social skills such as respect and responsibility are key.

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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 2. Proof of residency and grade may be required. Min/Max: 12/24.

Survival skills including starting a fire without matches, learning about edible wild plants, camping and orienteering challenge Trekkers both mentally and physically. It is truly a unique experience for everyone!

Trekkers (Grades 4–6) Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road

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

June 18–July 13 (4 weeks) 9:00AM–3:00PM (No camp July 4.) 23430 M–F $1,844(with bus; res. only) 23431 M–F $1,530/1,580 (no bus)

June 18–August 3 (7 weeks) 9:00AM–3:00PM (No camp July 4.) 23428 M–F $3,227 (with bus; res. only) 23429 M–F $2,678/2,778 (no bus)

July 16–August 3 (3 weeks) 9:00AM–3:00PM 23432 M–F $1,383 (with bus; res. only) 23433 M–F $1,148/1,198 (no bus)

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Nature Camps

Outdoor Adventure Camp (OAC) Grades 7–9 If you’re ready to spend some time away this summer, you’ll love hanging out with friends, new and old, and you can’t wait to get outdoors, then this high-energy camp is for you! You’ll have the opportunity to experience a multitude of outdoor sports like whitewater rafting, rock climbing, caving, kayaking, zip lining, canoeing and biking under the guidance of experienced staff, all while camping out under the stars. OAC is the perfect blend of day camp and over-night camp. It runs for 3-, 4or 7-weeks, and campers participate in many campouts throughout Illinois and Wisconsin (returning home on weekends).

Outdoor Adventure Camp is the perfect first away-from-home camp for middle-schoolers who love the outdoors and adventure!

Each week, campers learn independence, teamwork, self-confidence and responsibility as they participate in setting up camp and cooking meals. Trips 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, caving at Pop’s Cave or zip lining in Lake Geneva.

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OAC staff members are all 21 years or 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. Campers are 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.

Supervisor: Leah Holloway, 847.579.4184, lholloway@pdhp.org 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. Transfers to another Park District camp must be made by 5:00PM, April 2. Proof of residency and grade may be required. Min/Max: 8/13. Outdoor Adventure Camp (Grades 7–9) Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road June 18–August 3 (7 weeks) 9:00AM–3:00PM (No camp July 4.) 23434 M–F $3,317/3,417 June 18–July 13 (4 weeks) 9:00AM–3:00PM (No camp July 4.) 23435 M–F $1,895/1,945 July 16–August 3 (3 weeks) 9:00AM–3:00PM 23436 M–F $1,422/1,472

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KinderSports Ages 5–6 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-toswim 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 understand the needs of 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.

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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 4, 2012 at 7:00PM 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: Cathy Fiori, 847.579.3121, cfiori@pdhp.org

Registration Campers must be entering kindergarten in fall 2012. No exceptions! Friendship requests will be honored and must be turned in by May 18. See pages 9, 24 and insert for details. Proof of residency and age may be required. Min/Max: 12/40. KinderSports (Ages 5–6) Sherwood School, 1900 Stratford Road

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Sports Camps

JuniorSports Grades 1–2 Girls and boys entering grades 1 and 2 will love their first fullday 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. 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. For the safety of our JuniorSports campers, they will not be allowed to go down the slides or into the deep end while swimming at Hidden Creek AquaPark. 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.

and they will receive a backpack and camp T-shirt on the first day of camp. Come on out this summer for JuniorSports fun — it’s guaranteed to be a winning experience! Supervisor: Megan Lebak, 847.579.3120, mlebak@pdhp.org

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 18. See pages 9, 24 and insert for details. Proof of residency and grade may be required. Min/Max: 30/80.

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 mindbody 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.

June 18–August 3 (7 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM (No camp July 4.) 22823 M–F $2,330 (with bus; res. only) 22824 M–F $1,771/1,871 (no bus)

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,

July 16–August 3 (3 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM 22827 M–F $999 (with bus; res. only) 22828 M–F $764/814 (no bus)

JuniorSports (Grades 1–2) Lincoln School, 711 West Lincoln Avenue

June 18–July 13 (4 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM (No camp July 4.) 22825 M–F $1,330 (with bus; res. only) 22826 M–F $1,016/1,066 (no bus)

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SeniorSports SeniorSports XL Senior Sports: Grades 3–4 Senior Sports XL: Grades 5–7 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 will 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. SeniorSports campers (Grades 5–7) will take advantage of the gymnasiums, multi-purpose rooms and other stateof-the-art features at the Recreation Center of Highland Park. Supervisor: Megan Lebak, 847.579.3120, mlebak@pdhp.org

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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 18. 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 9, 24 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 18–August 3 (7 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM (No camp July 4.) 22798 M–F $2,320 (with bus; res. only) 22799 M–F $1,771/1,871 (no bus) June 18–July 13 (4 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM (No camp July 4.) 22800 M–F $1,330 (with bus; res. only) 22801 M–F $1,016/1,066 (no bus) July 16–August 3 (3 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM 22802 M–F $999 (with bus; res. only) 22803 M–F $764/814 (no bus) SeniorSports XL (Grades 5–7) Recreation Center of Highland Park, 1207 Park Avenue West June 13–August 3 (7 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM (No camp July 4.) 22846 M–F $2,420 (with bus; res. only) 22847 M–F $1,871/1,971(no bus) June 18–July 13 (4 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM (No camp July 4.) 22848 M–F $1,430 (with bus; res. only) 22849 M–F $1,116/1,166 (no bus) July 16–August 3 (3 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM 22850 M–F $1,099 (with bus; res. only) 22851 M–F $864/914 (no bus) One week options! (Grades 5–7) We will be offering 1-week options during the second session of SeniorSports XL. Busing will not be available for these 1-week options. You may register for multiple weeks.

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July 16–20 (1 week) 9:00AM–2:45PM 22867 M–F $313/333 (no bus) July 23–27 (1 week) 9:00AM–2:45PM 22868 M–F $313/333 (no bus) July 30–August 3 (1 week) 9:00AM–2:45PM 22869 M–F $313/333 (no bus)

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Sports Camps

Girls Play Strong Camp Grades 3–4 & Grades 5–6 Spend the summer experiencing Registration a variety of sports and activities Girls Play Strong Camp (Grades 3–4) while making memories with Min/Max: 20/50 Northwood Junior High School, friends. Every day will be a 945 North Avenue new way to discover what June 18–August 3 (7 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM (No camp July 4.) it’s like to play strong. 22853 M–F $2,419 (with bus; res. only) 22854 M–F $1,870/1,970 (no bus)

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, field hockey and other exciting sports.

June 18–July 13 (4 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM (No camp July 4.) 22856 M–F $1,429 (with bus; res. only) 22855 M–F $1,115/1,165 (no bus)

July 16–August 3 (3 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM 22858 M–F $1,097 (with bus; res. only) Girls will also learn how to shoot a bow 22857 M–F $862/912(no bus) and arrow, go horseback riding, spend a day canoeing and go rock climbing. Campers will also enjoy trips to local Girls Play Strong Camp (Grades 5–6) Northwood Junior High School, water parks. 945 North Avenue Campers must bring a sack lunch, June 18–August 3 (7 weeks) beverage, water bottle, sunscreen, 9:00AM–2:45PM (No camp July 4.) swimsuit and towel to camp every day. 22859 M–F $2,419 (with bus; res. only) Campers will receive a backpack and 22860 M–F $1,870/1,970 (no bus) camp T-shirt on the first day. June 18–July 13 (4 weeks) Counselor In Training/ 9:00AM–2:45PM (No camp July 4.) Girls Play Strong Camp 22861 M���F $1,429 (with bus; res. only) Due to the popularity of the CIT program, 22862 M–F $1,115/1,165 (no bus) we will be conducting interviews with July 16–August 3 (3 weeks) applicants. Beginning Monday, October 9:00AM–2:45PM 24 please call 847.579.3131 to schedule 22863 M–F $1,097 (with bus; res. only) an interview time on November 11 22864 M–F $862/912 (no bus) or 22, 2011 from 9:00-5:00pm at West Ridge Center. Selected candidates must complete registration in order to assure Counselor In Training/Girls Play Strong Camp (Grades 7–8) their spot. Northwood Junior High School, Supervisor: Colleen Boilini, 847.579.3131, 945 North Avenue cboilini@pdhp.org June 18–August 3 (7 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM (No camp July 4.) 22852 M–F $441

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Highland Park Golf Academy Ages 8–15

If you’ve had some previous Registration golf experience or lessons and Highland Park Golf Academy is a 3- or you’re ready to challenge 4-week camp (the same activities are offered for both). If you would like to yourself, Highland Park Golf sign up for bus transportation, choose Academy offers you the finest the bus transportation option provided each session (bus transportation in PGA golf instruction. Our under is for residents only). Proof of residency premier golf camp for both boys and grade may be required. Min/Max: and girls offers budding golfers 12/36. All lessons and activity fees are included in the price of the camp. a 3- or 4-week experience Park Golf Academy where they’ll improve their golf Highland (Ages 8–15) fundamentals and knowledge Highland Park Golf Learning Center, 2205 Skokie Valley Highway of the game. 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. 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.

June 18–July 13 (4 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM (No camp July 4.) 22870 M–F $2,009 (with bus; res. only) 22871 M–F $1,700/1,800 (no bus) July 16–August 3 (3 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM 22872 M–F $1,507 (with bus; res. only) 22873 M–F $1,275/1,365 (no bus)

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Sports Camps

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

T h is p r e m ier ten n is ca mp Registration is t h e u ltima te in su mmer Campers must be age 8 by the fun! A 3 or 4-week camp for beginning of camp. Tennis Plus Camp is a 3- or 4-week camp. The high school boys and girls at Swingers option is a 7-week camp. If you would I I a n d a b o v e l e v e l s , t h i s like to sign up for bus transportation, the bus transportation option camp offers intensive, fun choose provided under each session (bus tennis instruction with other transportation is for residents only). a c t i v i t i e s t h r o u g h o u t t h e Proof of residency and grade may be required. Min/Max: 15/35. All lessons summer as well. and activity fees are included in the Our staff 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. 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, 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.

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Tennis Plus Camp (Grades 3–8) Larry Fink Memorial Park, 701 Deer Creek Parkway Rain location: Deer Creek Courts June 18–July 13 (4 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM (No camp July 4.) 22976 M–F $2,197 (with bus; res. only) 22977 M–F $1,968/2,372 (no bus) July 16–August 3 (3 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM 22978 M–F $1,647 (with bus; res. only) 22979 M–F $1,476/1,779 (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 18–August 3 (7 weeks) 9:00AM–2:45PM (No camp July 4.) 22980 T,Th,F $975 (no bus)

Boost your self-confidence in tennis and in life when you participate in our Tennis Plus Camp! Supervisor: Jennifer Nolan, 847.579.4124, jnolan@pdhp.org Camp 2012 | Park District of Highland Park

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new Flip & Kick Camp at Centennial Ice Arena Girls, Ages 7–13 Do you cartwheel through Campers need a sack lunch and beverage, and appropriate clothing. For the tulips but imagine flipping gymnastics, a leotard is recommended, over them? Are you mad and each camper must bring socks and about soccer? Are you shoes appropriate for games and sports. Campers will be informed of days they looking for some camp fun need to bring a swimsuit and towel. after summer school or just Supervisor: Julie Rivi, 847.579.4103, want to learn gymnastics on jrivi@pdhp.org some of your summer days? Registration This camp is for new gymnasts as well as seasoned gymnasts who wish to learn new skills. Campers will spend time daily on floor, beam, bars and vault, learning the art of gymnastics through fun drills, repetition and proper progressions. The rest of the time we will touch on dance, play indoor and outdoor games and sports, and have special events. There will be swimming at Hidden Creek AquaPark, and other special activities.

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Flip & Kick is a 5-week camp. Bus transportation is not available for this camp. Proof or residency and age may be required. Min/Max: 12/15. Centennial Ice Arena 3100 Trail Way June 25–July 26 (5 weeks) 12:15–3:30PM 23707 M, T, Th $375/425

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Ages 6–14, All levels; groups will be split by level Centennial Ice Arena 3100 Trail Way August 6–10 (1 week) Skating 2:30-6:00pm 23703 M-F $150/175 Gymnastics 2:30-6:00pm 23705 M-F $150/175 Combo — Skating & Gymnastics 2:30-6:00pm 23706 M-F $150/175 August 13–17 (1 week) Skating 2:30-6:00pm 23708 M-F $150/175 Gymnastics 2:30-6:00pm 23709 M-F $150/175

These mini camps are a great way to brush up on old skills and learn new ones. Participants can choose skating or gymnastics as their main camp activity, or they can flip-flop between the two by choosing the combo camp.

Combo — Skating & Gymnastics 2:30-6:00pm 23710 M-F $150/175

Campers will have instructional time for either gymnastics or skating, or both if they choose, and will be divided by level for the lessons. Campers will also enjoy arts and crafts, games and snack time. All campers will have snack time and will have the opportunity to participate in open skate and open gym times.

Combo — Skating & Gymnastics 2:30-6:00pm 23713 M-F $280/320

August 6–17 (2 weeks) Skating 2:30-6:00pm 23711 M-F $280/320 Gymnastics 2:30-6:00pm 23712 M-F $280/320

Campers should bring a snack and drink. Appropriate clothing should be brought for skating and gymnastics. Rental skates are available for those who do not have their own. Supervisor: Julie Rivi, 847.579.4103, jrivi@pdhp.org

Registration Flip-Flop camp runs in two, 1-week sessions. Registrants may sign up for either week, or may choose to sign up for a 2-week session. Bus transportation is not available for this camp. Proof of residency and age may be required. Min/Max: 12/30. Camp 2012 | Park District of Highland Park

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Sports Camps

new Flip-Flop at Centennial Mini Camps


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 Swingers II and above levels will receive the same type of instruction as our longer Tennis Plus Camp. Our staff (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, a movie, basketball and soccer. 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 6–10 (1 week) 9:00AM–2:45PM 22981 M–F $492/593 August 13–17 (1 week) 9:00AM–2:45PM 22982 M–F $492/593

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Grades 4–8 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. And 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 & Sinker! Supervisor: Jessica Soto, 847.579.4183, jsoto@pdhp.org

Registration Hook, Line & Sinker is a 1-week camp. Bus transportation is not available for this camp. Proof of residency and grade may be required. Min/Max: 8/13. Hook, Line and Sinker (Grades 4–8) Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road August 6–10 (1 week) 9:00AM–3:00PM (6:00AM drop-off on Fri) 23438 M–F $557/582

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End-of-Summer Mini Camps

Hook, Line & Sinker


Girls’ Outdoor Challenge Grades 4–6 Challenge yourself (& your new best friends!) to lots of new experiences including canoeing, rock climbing, camping & horseback riding. 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. Campers must bring a lunch to camp every day, and they will receive a water bottle on the first day of camp.

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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. 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: 8/13. Girls’ Outdoor Challenge (Grades 4–6) Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road August 6–10 (1 week) 9:00AM–3:00PM 23437 M–F $449/474

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End-of-Summer Mini Camps

Mini Crew

Space Camp

Grades 1–5

Grades 1–2

This camp is packed with a variety of indoor and outdoor activities sure to keep your camper playing strong for an extra week.

Three, two, one…BLAST OFF! Campers will build a model of the solar system and learn about astronauts. Please note the second session repeats the same programs. Single week registration is encouraged. Please send campers with a sack lunch with a beverage every day.

Activities include arts and crafts, cooking, sports, games, field trips and swimming at Hidden Creek AquaPark. Campers must bring a sack lunch, beverage, swimsuit and towel to camp every day. Busing is not available for this camp. Supervisor: Megan Lebak, 847.579.3120, mlebak@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

Supervisor: Cathy Fiori, 847.579.3121, cfiori@pdhp.org

Registration Space Camp is a 1-week camp. Min/ Max 6/18. Space Camp (Grades 1–2) West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road August 6–9 (4 days) 9:00AM–1:00PM 22877 M–Th $189/209 August 13–16 (4 days) 9:00AM–1:00PM 22878 M–Th $189/209

August 6–10 (1 week) 9:00AM–2:45PM 22876 M–F $351/366 Camp 2012 | Park District of Highland Park

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Residential Postal Patron

E.C.R.W.S.S.

Park District of Highland Park 636 Ridge Road Highland Park, Illinois 60035

Presorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid Permit No. 127 Highland Park, IL


Park District of Highland Park Camps 2012