2017 Summer Camps and Workshops
|Grades K-7||Summer Warm-Up
|Grades K-7||Awesome August
|Grades K-7||Grades 3-7||Zombie Survival Camp
Jump into summer with this one-week camp that begins after school ends. Campers enjoy daily field trips, crafts, sports and games.
Extend summer fun with an extra week of camp, highlighted by a field trip each day.
Join us after summer school classes for camp! Campers should bring lunch each day. More details to follow in the 2017 Spring recreation guide!
You Are My Sunshine (YAMS) (Ages 2-3 with Parent)
Monday & Wednesday; Tuesday & Thursday
Introduce children to their first camp experience, and enjoy sharing their adventures.
Kids Corner (Ages 3-4)
Monday-Friday; Monday, Wednesday & Friday
This variety camp is the perfect first camp for preschoolers, introducing them to summer fun with carefully supervised indoor and outdoor activities planned around a daily theme. Group games, playground time and water play combine with arts and crafts, small group activities and story time. Campers also will enjoy drawing instruction and guest entertainers. Our caring and compassionate staff creates a warm, friendly environment to make the first camp experience enjoyable. Counselors encourage social skills, such as sharing, taking turns and following directions. Campers must be potty-trained and
3 years old. Staff-to-camper ratio is 1:6.
Little Sportsters (Ages 4-6)
Monday-Friday; Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Everyone’s a winner in this non-competitive, first sports camp. Campers play a variety of sports, while learning to follow the rules and work as a team. Campers can sign up for three or five days per week. The camp offers a low staff-to-camper ratio of 1:6. Campers must be potty-trained and 4 years old.
Camp Curiosity (Ages 4-6)
Monday-Friday; Monday, Wednesday & Friday
This delightfully diverse camp offers a wide range of activities, including arts and crafts, group games, nature activities and Spanish lessons, planned around a daily theme. Your camper also will enjoy swimming lessons, welcome entertainers and venture out on field trips. Campers must be potty-trained and 4 years old. The staff-to-camper ratio is 1:6.
These two camps combine to extend the camp day with sports, games and craft activities.
Kaleidoscope Kids (Grades K-2)
Promote self-expression and friendship for your child during this fun-filled, classic camp with exciting twists. Kaleidoscope Kids provides the perfect day camp experience with activities that foster socialization and personal exploration. The staff-to-camper ratio is 1:8. A four-week session offers a variety of activities, including:
- Recreational swim
- Field trips
- Weekly professional science and art instruction
- Theme days, group games and team-building
- Swim lessons
Camp All S.T.A.R. (Grades 1-2)
Feed your child’s need for technology and fun with our specialty camp that emphasizes Science, Technology, Art and Recreation in a classic camp atmosphere. Daily hands-on activities create learning communities to spark campers’ interest and ignite their excitement for building, creating and problem-solving. Projects with COMPUTER EXPLORERS emphasize technology, including digital arts, robotics, engineering and programming. A four-week session includes recreational swim, weekly field trips, science experiments, art activities, theme days, group games, team building, and swim lessons. Staff-to-camper ratio is 1:8.
Mighty Mites Sports Camp (Grades 1-2)
Join this fast-paced camp that teaches the basics of a variety of sports and games. Campers focus on mastering one sport each week and learn the importance of teamwork and patience. Activities include traditional sports, games, swim lessons, and weekly field trips. The staff-to-camper ratio is 1:8.
Artistic Adventures (Grades 3-6)
Promote a love of art by supporting your child’s creative side with a camp that focuses on the fundamentals. Campers draw upon their imagination as they learn to express their creativity with guidance from professional artists. Projects emphasize design, perspective and personal exploration, using a variety of media to create masterpieces. Individual attention enhances the learning process and promotes self-confidence at every level. At the end of each theme-based session, the budding artists display their creations at an art show for friends and family. The camp also includes art-related field trips each session, swimming and outdoor activities focusing on natural art.
Extreme Adventures (Grades 2-4)
Venture out with us on expeditions that include rock climbing, canoeing, geocaching and outdoor exploration. This camp also includes recreational swim, 1-2 field trips each week, themed adventures, nature-based art and science experiments.
Rookies (Grades 3-4)
New adventures combine with camp classics to make every day fabulous. Campers enjoy themed activities, team-building, arts and crafts, swimming, weekly field trips, professional hands-on science instruction, and a lock-in at the Leisure Center (in Session 2). A positive, supportive environment allows campers to discover new interests and friendships. Staff-to-camper ratio is 1:10.
Veterans (Grades 5-7)
Campers explore and push their limits on thrilling field trips and challenges that include team-building activities, rock climbing, sports tournaments, swimming and hands-on science instruction. Campers can enjoy a lock-in at the Leisure Center (in Session 1) and a three-day camping adventure at Devil’s Lake Park (in Session 2). The camp focuses on adventure and creativity with exciting experiences that build strong relationships. Staff-to-camper ratio is 1:10.
Junior Sports Camp (8 Weeks; Grades 3-4)
Varsity Sports Camp (6 Weeks; Grades 5-6 & 7-9)
Discover and develop athletic potential with Sports Camp, offering a variety of lifetime sporting activities. Wacky theme days and crazy camp games combine with drills, structured sports, tournaments and swimming. Campers build leadership skills and increase physical fitness awareness.
Northbrook Golf Academy Youth Camps
The Northbrook Golf Academy offers one-week camps, under the direction of award-winning youth golf leader Michael Wenzel, that focus on skills development, course management, rules, etiquette and objective testing to measure improvement. PGA professionals teach the camps, which include competitions, tournaments, prizes and a gift bag for each participant. Students of all levels can enjoy daily on-course play, practice on a grass tee at the range, complimentary rental clubs, discounts on equipment and games with a focus on long-term skill development.
Level 1 (Ages 5-7)
Explore the game of golf for the first time, learning basic skills through fun games. A step-by-step process focuses on fundamentals and skills with daily on-course play.
Level 2 (Ages 7-9)
Golfers continue to explore while improving basic strokes. Students learn about rules, etiquette and safety while playing on-course at Anetsberger and utilizing the Sportsman’s practice areas.
Level 3 (Ages 9-12)
Players learn how to manage the course strategically, while enhancing fundamentals and shot-making skills. Structured practices incorporate skills challenges and competitions to develop skills under pressure. V1 video swing analysis and Trackman system technologies assist instruction. Lunch is included.
Level 4B (Beginner; Ages 12-14)
Beginner to intermediate level players learn what it takes to play golf recreationally. Players focus on full swing, short game, and on-course shot selection and techniques. Players learn how to get the most out of their game and develop the skills to play with confidence.
Level 4A (Advanced; Ages 12-14)
Develop the skills needed to play competitive golf in high school. Sportsman’s is the home course for the GBN Boys’ and Girls’ Golf Teams. Our tournament-experienced staff will cover advanced short game and full swing techniques as well as course management, shot selection and mental strategy. Golfers will play on the Classic and East 9 Courses, learn to perform under pressure, and learn techniques to improve future performance.
Private Golf Lessons are available. Call Sportsman's Country Club at 847·291·2351 for details.
Limelighters Workshop(Grades K-2)
Step into the spotlight! This camp combines an introduction to theatre with recreational activities. Campers are immersed in a theatre production, working on sets, costumes and props, ending with a performance on stage: Let’s Eat (Session I) and Wing It (Session II).
Rising Stars Workshop (Grades 3-5)
Students enjoy a taste of the theatre as they become involved in the production of a musical. Campers can become “triple threats,” taking daily elective classes in dance, singing and acting, taught by working theatre professionals and educators. The workshop includes a cookout, swimming and a field trip to a live theatre production. On the first day of each workshop, campers will audition for parts in the play; staff will assign parts to campers who are absent. Shows are subject to change. Two tickets to the final performance are included in the camp fee. Please note that camp starts one week later than most 4-week sessions.
Theatre Arts Workshop (Grades 6-9)
Act. Sing. Dance. Create! Theatre Arts Workshop offers an integrated course in performing arts. Students experience many aspects of theatre in elective classes through the session as well as a field trip to see a live theatre show. On the first day of each workshop, campers will audition for parts in the play; staff will assign parts to campers who are absent. The workshop ends with a performance on stage. Two tickets to the final performance are included in the camp fee.
New! Dancing Adventures! (Ages 3-5)
Music, movement, balance, and basic steps are introduced in a fun, friendly and positive manner. Children must be able to participate on their own without a parent or guardian.
Skate and Dance Camp (Grades 1-8)
Campers enjoy daily skating instruction, practice time and an off-ice dance class in this popular camp that groups children by grade and skating level. Two four-week sessions include arts and crafts, cookouts, open swim times and field trips. At the end of each session, skaters present a short recital for family and friends. Instructional ice times include progress reports and testing each session.
Open to 5 year olds currently enrolled in lessons or with skating experience.
Getting The Edge: Summer Training Program (Ages 6-18)
The Northbrook Sports Center offers a summer program for skaters in FS 1 and up who are interested in specialized training to help develop their skating skills. Participants will experience freestyle ice, on-ice classes and off-ice specialty classes each day. Program shirts, yoga mat, bag and jump rope are included in the fee. Bring a sack lunch, gym shoes and a water bottle every day. An ISI skating school test session (for FS 1-6) will be scheduled for the last day of each session.
Intermediate Level: FS 1-4
Advanced: FS 6-10
Youth Hockey Training Academy
Join us for an enhanced training program to improve skills! Boys and girls are welcome. The training includes at least two hours (full-day program) or one hour (half-day program) of on-ice instruction by Bluehawks coaches, skill development, off-ice instruction, and advanced game play situations. Off-ice instruction focuses on stretching, strengthening, cardio, agility, plyometrics, stick handling and shooting. Full equipment is required. Players bring lunch; snacks are provided. Previous team play is required for the
Squirt/Pee Wee level and recommended for Pre-Mite/Mite level. However, beginners
can contact the Northbrook Sports Center Office.
Pre-Mites/Mites (Birth Year:
Players focus on training and improving skills through concentrated exercises and drills.
Squirts/Pee Wees (Birth Year:
Players work on improving skills through games and exercises.
They’re back! Join the Zombie Tactical Force and learn wilderness survival, disaster planning, and zombie combat to defend the Village. Students will train to build shelters, cook over a campfire, purify water and work together to accomplish projects. The experience also includes geocaching, swimming, archery and tracking.
Enjoy summer as you train to become a counselor. You’ll help Park District staff with campers, and we’ll help you develop leadership skills and prepare for jobs. Camp placements are made in the order in which applications are received. The nominal fee includes training, field trips and supplies for each four-week session.
Click here for an application.
Junior Counselor Apprentice Camp Options: Kids Corner, Little Sportsters, Camp Curiosity, Kaleidoscope Kids, Limelighters Workshop, Camp All S.T.A.R., Extreme Adventures, Mighty Mites, Skate and Dance Camp, Camp Challenge Rookies, Junior Sports Camp, Rising Stars Workshop, Artistic Adventures and Theatre Technician Assistant