Preschool Camps

Preschool Camps are a gentle introduction to a semi-structured learning atmosphere – and they’re a ton of fun!

Summer 2020

Good news – we are still offering Preschool Camps this summer! However, camp will be different than in the past due to COVID-19 and the extensive requirements set by the Restore Illinois Plan and Illinois Department of Public Health.

Please see below for a few things that are different for Preschool Camps this summer:

Schedule
In June, camp will only be offered on M/W/F from 8:30-11:30am (no Tu/Th option). Please note the new times for these camps. We will reevaluate for July, depending on the current phase of the Restore Illinois Plan.

Group Size
Each camp will have a maximum of 10 campers with two group leaders.

Location
A majority of camp time will be spent outdoors. Camps will continue to be held in a Preschool Classroom at the Recreation Center, so the campers will have a designated indoor space that will not be shared with anyone else throughout the week.

Pick up/drop off
Curb-side drop off and pick up will take place. Parents will stay in their vehicle for sign in/sign out and will not enter the facility.

Safety
Staff is required to wear face coverings. Children will be asked to wear face coverings indoors and when social distancing cannot be maintained. Disposable masks will be available for purchase each day for $1 should your child come to camp without a face covering. While we know it may be difficult for children of this age group to maintain social distancing, we will find fun and creative ways to encourage it.

Personal items
Campers must bring a water bottle and snack from home. Water fountains can be used to refill water bottles, but not for drinking directly from. Snack time will take place outside (weather permitting); campers will bring a beach towel and be distanced 6 feet apart. No toys from home are allowed.

Preschool Camp Descriptions

Terrific 2 Be 2 Camp (2 years)

9-10:30am, M/W or Tu/Th, held at United Protestant Church

Due to the restrictions with Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois Plan, the first session of Terrific 2 B 2 Camp has been cancelled (June 8-July 2). We will re-evaluate the plan for the second session of camp (July 6-July 30), given the latest guidelines.

It is a terrific time to be 2 years old! Why? Because when you’re two it is so much fun to do art projects, learn about circle time, hear stories and sing new songs. This camp is a wonderful experience for your little one who is ready for a class. Under the watchful eye of our experienced teachers, there will be structured activities mixed with unstructured play. Join us in a fun and active environment designed with 2-year-olds in mind.

Little Busy Bee's Camp (3-4 years)

8:30-11:30am, M/W/F, held at Recreation Center

Summer will be more exciting for your 3 & 4-year-old when they join this camp! Activities include arts and crafts, story time, circle time, singing and theme days. We will venture outside for games, nature study and tons of fun! There’s also a water day once a week (weather dependent).

Fabulous 4s Camp (4 years)

8:30-11:30am, M/W/F, held at Recreation Center

This half-day camp is designed to activate your 4-year-old’s creativity and imagination by doing arts and crafts, storytelling, nature studies, playing games, theme days, and social interaction with children of the same age group. Along with these activities, your camper will have water day once day a week (weather dependent).

Questions? Please contact Recreation Supervisor Kendra Ring at (847)223-7529 or kring@glpd.com