Summer Camps: Play laugh, learn and discover!
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From talent shows to tie-dying and swimming to sports, our camps give children a chance to play, laugh, learn and grow. The Northbrook Park District offers high quality summer camps for tots to teens, with a wide range of enriching experiences outdoors and close to home. We provide one of the most respected camp programs in the area.
Our Camp Philosophy
We’re committed to providing a variety of safe, active learning opportunities that promote teamwork, friendship and fun. Through individual successes and group challenges, campers develop a stronger sense of self-confidence, while creating memories that last a lifetime. Inside this guide, you’ll find everything you need for a great summer.
We’re proud to continue the long-standing tradition of offering an exceptional summer camp experience to the youth in our area. In addition, we provide a wide array of camp programs, flexible full-day or half-day options, a professional, well-trained staff and a safe and nurturing environment — all at an affordable price. We offer a proven program that keeps campers coming back year after year and looking forward to a new experience every day.
Our Commitment to Staffing
Our exceptional staff is well-trained and dedicated to providing a safe, caring and nurturing environment for your child. We provide extensive staff training and select only the most qualified and committed individuals for our team.
It's simple and it's twofold:
- To offer an enjoyable and nurturing camp experience to every camper; and
- To maintain your trust that when your children are in our care, they will be safe and respected.
The Park District – in cooperative arrangements with School Districts #27, 28, 30 and 31 – strives to provide the optimum facilities for its summer day camps. During the summer, the schools undertake cleaning and improvement projects, which may occur at camp locations. We’ll do our best to notify you about any projects that may interfere with camp programs. We work closely with the schools to ensure a safe environment for our campers, parents and staff.
What to Expect on the First Day
On the first day of each camp session, we’ll place your child in an assigned group. The staff forms the groups by age and tries to have an equal number of boys and girls. Registration sometimes results in groups composed of all girls or all boys. Based on enrollment, your child’s group and counselor may change with the start of a new session. Changing groups can add variety and new friends to your child’s camp experience.
Our staff recognizes the value of attending camp with a friend, we try to honor all requests to be with one friend. Guidelines for making a friendship request are:
- You may request only one friend and that friend must also request you.
- Friendship requests are only accepted on the Friendship Request Form.
No friendship requests will be accepted for Skate and Dance Camp.
Register online or by mail, fax or in person at these customer service locations:
3323 Walters Avenue
Northbrook Sports Center
1730 Pfingsten Road
Northbrook Camp Staff
Leisure Center (General Camps & Drama Workshops)
Frank Lamberti, CPRP, Leisure Services Manager; flamberti @nbparks.org
Tiffany Greene, CPRP, Leisure Services Supervisor; tgreene @nbparks.org
Amanda Himert, Leisure Services Supervisor; ahimert @nbparks.org
Amy Kopecky, Leisure Services Supervisor; akopecky @nbparks.org
Erin McDonald, Assistant Manager of Performing Arts; emcdonald @nbparks.org
Village Green (Sports Camps)
Angus Shields, CPRP, Assistant Manager of Athletics and Aquatics; ashields @nbparks.org
George Baumgardt, Leisure Services Supervisor; gbaumgardt @nbparks.org
John Wilhelm, CPRP, Leisure Services Supervisor; jwilhelm @nbparks.org
Northbrook Sports center (Skate and Dance Camps & Hockey Academy)
Eileen Loftus, CPRP, CTRS, Leisure Services Manager; eloftus @nbparks.org
Maura Drew, Leisure Services Supervisor; mdrew @nbparks.org
Laila Schlesinger, Leisure Services Supervisor; lschlesinger @nbparks.org
Sportman's Country Club (Golf Camps)
Michael Wenzel, Director of Instruction, Northbrook Golf Academy; mwenzel @nbparks.org