General Information


Summer Camp registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis and camps are only open until filled. If you have attended a previous session, that does not guarantee a spot in future sessions. Please register early!

Emergency Forms

The Park District does not require children to have a medical examination to attend camp. However, it is important to accurately complete the Emergency Forms. If your child requires medication during camp, please complete the Permission to Dispense Medication Form. If your child has special needs such as allergies, please complete the Allergy Action Plan. Find Emergency Forms on the Camp Forms page. All required documents must be turned into the Park District office prior to the start of camp.

Parent Manuals

Parent Manuals for each camp are available on the Camp Forms page. Parent Manuals contains all you need to know about camp, including lunches, camp clothes, hours, and more. When you sign the Emergency Form, you’ll need to confirm you’ve read the Summer Camp Parent Manual.

Age Requirements

To choose an age-appropriate camp for your child, use the grade that your child will be entering in the fall. All campers in preschool programs must be of age by the first day of camp. Proof of age may be required.

Payment Policy

Pay in full when you register or select installment billing. For installment billing, you pay for the first session of camp in full and then your debit/credit card will be charged the Thursday before the next session of camp begins. Fees must be paid in full prior to your child attending camp. Payment plans are available if needed. Please contact the Park District office at (847) 223-7529 for more information.

Camp Staff

Park District camp staff is composed of recreation professionals, educators, teacher’s aides, college students studying related fields and high school students. Each camp site has a Camp Director who oversees day-to-day operations. Staff are certified in First Aid, CPR and AED and have attended training on safety policies and procedures, management techniques and lesson planning.

Camper Drop-Off and Pick-Up

We are concerned about our camper’s safety not only at camp, but also in arriving and departing camp. This summer, drop off and pick up will be curb-side. Parents will stay in their vehicle for sign in/sign out and will not enter the facility. If you are not available to pick up your child, only those people listed on the Emergency Form will be allowed to pick up your child from the program. A picture I.D. may be requested from you or anyone picking up your child.

Camp Refunds

Individuals will be eligible to receive a refund provided the request meets one of the criteria below:

  • The registration deadline is one week (7 days) prior to the start of the program. Prior to the registration deadline a 100% refund is given (less a $5 administrative processing fee).
  • After the registration deadline and prior to the first day of class a 75% refund is given (less a $5 administrative processing fee).
  • After the first day of camp, no refunds will be given unless it’s a medical reason. If it is a medical reason, a doctor’s note must be provided and a pro-rated refund will be issued (less a $5 administrative processing fee).

Communication Policies

Contacting the Park District
If you need to leave a message for staff members or call in for a sick child, please call the Park District office at (847) 223-7529. The office opens at 8:30am, Monday through Friday.

Contacting Your Child’s Camp Director
As part of our ongoing goal to communicate with parents, the Park District has equipped Directors with a cell phone. You may contact your Camp Director at anytime on the camp cell phone, if needed. The Camp Director’s phone number will be posted on the camp schedule. Peace of mind and the safety of your camper are only a phone call away!

Reporting Safety Concerns
The Park District is committed to providing a safe place for your recreational activities. We encourage Grayslake residents to report safety concerns about our facilities and parks by calling (847) 223-7529. You can leave a message any time of the day, seven days a week. Because of the high volume of people using our facilities each day, our facilities can change daily. We want to know if you see something that concerns you.

Release of Information

During camp sessions, photos and videos are often taken of all participants and posted online (social media, website, etc.) and included in print publications. Please see the back of the registration form for details.

Questions? Please contact Recreation Supervisor Kendra Ring at (847)223-7529 or, or Recreation Supervisor Brice Walsh at (847)223-7529 or