Northbrook Park District • 545 Academy Drive • Northbrook, IL 60062 • 847·291·2960 •  nbparks.org
 

2017 Summer Camps and Workshops

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Ages 2-3 You Are My Sunshine
Loc: TBD
  Grades 1-2 Mighty Mites Sports Camp
Loc: TBD
Ages 3-4 Kids Corner
Loc: TBD
  Grades 1-8 Skate and Dance Camp
Location: TBD
Ages 3-5 New! Dancing Adventures
Loc: TBD
  Grades 2-4

Extreme Adventures
Loc: TBD

Ages 4-6 Little Sportsters
Loc: TBD
  Grades 3-4 Camp Challenge Rookies
Loc: TBD
Ages 4-6 Camp Curiosity
Loc: TBD
  Grades 3-4 Junior Sports Camp
Loc: TBD
Ages 4-6 1-3pm Camp Curiosity and Little Sportsters Extended Camp
Loc: TBD
  Grades 3-5 Rising Stars Workshop
Location: TBD
Ages 5-14 Northbrook Golf Academy Camps
Loc: TBD
  Grades 3-6 Artistic Adventures
Location: TBD
Grades K-2 Kaleidoscope Kids
Loc: TBD
  Grades 5-7 Camp Challenge Veterans
Loc: TBD
Grades K-2 Limelighters Workshop
Location: TBD
  Grades 5-8 Varsity Sports Camp
Loc: TBD
Ages 6-12 Hockey Training Academy
Location: TBD
  Grades 6-9 Theatre Arts Workshop
Location: TBD
Ages 6-18 Getting The Edge: Training Program
Location: TBD
  Grades 8-10 Junior Counselor Apprentice
Location: TBD
Grades 1-2 Camp All S.T.A.R.
Loc: TBD
  Level FS 1 & Up Getting The Edge: Summer Training Program
Loc: TBD

Extension Camps

Grades K-7 Summer Warm-Up
Location: TBD
    Grades K-7 Awesome August
Location: TBD
Grades K-7

Summer School Extension Camp for District 28 & 30- Beyond the Bell
Location: TBD

    Grades 3-7 Zombie Survival Camp
Loc: TBD

Summer Warm-Up (Grades K-7)
June 12-16
9am-3pm

Location: TBD

Jump into summer with this one-week camp that begins after school ends. Campers enjoy daily field trips, crafts, sports and games.


Awesome August
August 14-18
9am-3pm
Location: TBD

Extend summer fun with an extra week of camp, highlighted by a field trip each day.


Summer School Extension Camp for District 28 & 30 - Beyond the Bell
Location: TBD

Join us after summer school classes for camp! Campers should bring lunch each day. More details to follow in the 2017 Spring recreation guide!


YAMS

You Are My Sunshine (YAMS) (Ages 2-3 with Parent)
9:30-11am
Monday & Wednesday; Tuesday & Thursday

Location: TBD

Introduce children to their first camp experience, and enjoy sharing their adventures.


Kids Corner

Kids Corner (Ages 3-4)
9am-1pm

Monday-Friday; Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Location: TBD

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

Little Sportsters (Ages 4-6)
9am-1pm
Monday-Friday; Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Location: TBD

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

Camp Curiosity (Ages 4-6)
9am-1pm
Monday-Friday; Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Location: TBD

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.


Camp Curiosity and Little Sportsters Extended Camp 1-3pm
Location: TBD

These two camps combine to extend the camp day with sports, games and craft activities.


Kaleidoscope Kids

Kaleidoscope Kids (Grades K-2)
9am-3pm
Monday-Friday

Location: TBD

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.

Camp All S.T.A.R. (Grades 1-2)
9am-3pm
Monday-Friday
Location: TBD

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

Mighty Mites Sports Camp (Grades 1-2)
9am-3pm
Monday-Friday
Location: TBD

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

Artistic Adventures (Grades 3-6)
9am-3pm
Monday-Friday
Location: TBD

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)
9am-3pm
Monday-Friday
Location: TBD

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.



Camp Challenge

Camp Challenge

Rookies (Grades 3-4)
Location
: TBD
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)
Location: TBD
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.


Sports Camp

Sports Camps

Junior Sports Camp (8 Weeks; Grades 3-4)
Location: TBD

Varsity Sports Camp (6 Weeks; Grades 5-6 & 7-9)

Location:TBD

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.


Golf Camp

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)
Location
: TBD
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)
Location: TBD
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)
Location: TBD
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)
Location:
TBD
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)
Location: TBD
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)
Location: TBD
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

Rising Stars Workshop (Grades 3-5)
Location: TBD
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

Theatre Arts Workshop (Grades 6-9)
Location: TBD
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)
Location: TBD
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

Skate and Dance Camp (Grades 1-8)
Location: TBD

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

Getting The Edge: Summer Training Program (Ages 6-18)
Location: TBD

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


Hockey Training Academy

Youth Hockey Training Academy
Location: TBD

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: 2008-2010)
Players focus on training and improving skills through concentrated exercises and drills.

Squirts/Pee Wees (Birth Year: 2004-2008)
Players work on improving skills through games and exercises.


Zombie Survival Camp (Grades 3-7)
August 7-18 (2-Weeks)
Location: TBD

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.


Junior Counselor Apprentice (Ages 13-16 Years)
Location: Various

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


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