Registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis for all sessions of camp. Even if you have attended a previous session, that does not guarantee a spot in future sessions. Be sure to include your child’s t-shirt size when registering. The grade listed for each camp is the grade that your children are entering in the fall.
When choosing 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.
All camp sessions must be paid in full at the time of registration with the exception of Full Day Day Camp, GoGirlGo! Camp, Teen Sports Camp, Breakaway Camp and Full Day Sports Camp. If you’re registering for more than one session for any of these camps, the first session must be paid in full at the time of registration. To secure a spot in additional sessions of camp, a $25 down payment is required per session. Fill out the Automatic Camp Payment Form to secure your spot in additional sessions of a camp. When you fill out the form, the balance will be charged to your debit/credit card the Friday before the session begins.
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 & Pick-Up
We are concerned about our camper’s safety while they’re at camp and also when arriving and departing camp. It is very important that camp staff know how each camper will arrive and depart each day. Parents should walk their child to the arrival and departure destinations each day (whether this is inside or outside). 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.
Health & Safety
The Park District does not require children to have a medical examination to attend camp. However, it is important to accurately complete the Emergency Form available on the website. 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. Visit our Camp Forms page.
Special Accommodations ADA Information
The Grayslake Park District encourages participation for everyone! If you or a family member have special needs and would like to participate in a program, we will be happy to make modifications to meet your needs. Please indicate on your registration form if you would like information regarding our inclusion programs and/or modifications for program participants according to the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Communicating with Us
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. 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.