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2014 Summer Camps and Workshops!
Resident registration is open!
Jump into summer with this pre-camp that runs from the end of school until the beginning of Session I camp. Campers enjoy different field trips each day, as well as crafts, sports and games. Parents will receive a calendar and field trip schedule two weeks before the program begins.
Extend your summer fun with Awesome August, an extra week of camp. Children enjoy an exciting field trip each day, as well as arts, crafts and games. Campers can expect a variety of thrilling experiences. Parents will receive a calendar and field trip schedule two weeks before the program begins.
You Are My Sunshine (YAMS) (Ages 2-3)
Introduce children to the camp experience, and enjoy sharing their adventures. A parent, guardian or caregiver joins each child to participate in story time, art, songs, play and outside activities. The camp facilitators guide children and adults through an exploration of themes and activities. The socialization can help prepare children for a classroom setting. Children must be 2 years old by 6/16/14.
Kids Corner (Ages 3-4)
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 weekly theme. Group games, playground time and water play combine with arts and crafts, small group activities and story time. Campers also 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 by 6/16. Staff-to-camper ratio is 1:6.
Little Sportsters (Ages 4-5)
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. Campers must be potty-trained and 4 years old by 6/16/14. Staff-to-camper ratio is 1:6.
Camp Curiosity (Ages 4.5-6)
This delightfully diverse camp offers a wide range of activities, including arts and crafts, group games, nature activities and Spanish lessons, planned around a weekly theme. Campers also enjoy swimming lessons, welcome entertainers and venture out on field trips. Campers must be potty-trained and 4.5 years old by 6/16. Staff-to-camper ratio is 1:8.
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
- Professional science instruction
- Professional art instruction
- Camp-wide activities and theme days
- 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. Staff-to-camper ratio is 1:8. A four-week session includes the following::
- Recreational swim
- Field trips
- Classic camp activities
- Weekly science experiments
- Theme days, group games and team-building
- Swim lessons
Mighty Mites (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. Staff-to-camper ratio is 1:8.
Camp Exploration (Grades 2-4)
Grab your compass, and prepare for a summer filled with thrilling exploration. Weekly adventures will focus on animals, nature, outdoor exploits and environmental stewardship. Campers will travel to exciting destinations, such as zoos, aquariums, wildlife preserves and conservatories. Rounding out the fun-filled schedule are outdoor activities, games, arts and crafts, science projects and swimming. Staff-to-camper ratio is 1:10.
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 three 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. The camp also includes art-related field trips, swimming and outdoor activities focusing on natural art. At the end of each theme-based session, the budding artists display their creations at an art show for friends and family. Staff-to-camper ratio is 1:10.
Camp Challenge (Grades 3-7)
New adventures and camp classics combine to make every day fabulous at Camp Challenge. Campers can explore and push their limits on thrilling field trips and daily challenges that include team-building activities, camp-wide tournaments, swimming, science, arts and crafts and an overnight adventure. Campers bond through theme days that encourage creativity and self-expression. The positive, supportive environment allows campers to discover new friendships and interests. Staff-to-camper ratio is 1:10.
A four-week session includes the following:
- Recreational swim
- Field trips each week
- Professional science instruction
- Theme days
Rookies Session I: Overnight Lock-in
Veterans Session I: Overnight Lock-in
Veterans Session II: Overnight at Phantom Ranch
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 can build leadership skills and increase physical fitness awareness. Staff-to-camper ratio for Junior Sports Camp is 1:8 and 1:10 for Senior Sports Camp.
Northbrook Golf Academy
Hats off to young golfers! The Northbrook Golf Academy (NGA) offers one-week camps that focus on skills application, course management, rules and etiquette. PGA professionals teach the camps, which include prizes and gifts. Levels 3-4 include daily lunch from Open Kitchens.
Level 1 (Grades K-3)
Explore the game of golf for the first time, and learn the basic skills through fun games. Key fundamentals and skills will be established through a step-by-step process with daily on-course play.
Level 2 (Grades 3-5)
Golfers will gain an appreciation of the game while improving their strokes and learn rules, etiquette and safety while playing on-course. After completing this level, players can participate in the Anetsberger Youth Golf League.
Level 3 (Grades 4-7)
Players learn to manage the course strategically, while enhancing their shot-making skills. Structured practices will incorporate skills challenges to improve concentration. Staff will use V1 video swing analysis and TrackMan® technology. After completing this level, students can participate in the Sportsman’s East 9 Youth Golf League.
Level 4 (Grades 7-9)
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.
In addition, our TrackMan system and V1 technology will help analyze each player’s equipment and swing. Campers will enjoy contests and skills tests and receive a development plan for improvement, as well as entry into Sportsman’s Youth Club Championship.
Private Golf Lessons are available. Call Sportsman's Country Club at 847·291·2351 for details.
Kidz on Broadway (Grades 1-2)
Curtain up, light the lights... Kidz on Broadway offers an exciting program with comprehensive beginning theatre training that is engaging, challenging, and inspiring. Along with staging an entertaining musical, campers will have the opportunity to swim and enjoy a field trip to a live theatre show. The camp will end with a performance on stage with costumes, lights and full set. Staff-to-camper ratio is 1:8.
Rising Stars (formerly Creative Drama)(Grades 3-5)
Students enjoy a taste of the theatre as they become involved in the production of a musical. They will become a “triple threat,” 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 watch a live production. On the first day of the workshop, campers will audition for parts in the play. Staff will assign parts to campers who are not in attendance. Staff-to-camper ratio is 1:10.
Theatre Arts (Grades 6-10)
Act. Sing. Dance. Paint! The Theatre Arts Workshop offers an integrated course of study in the performing arts. Students experience many aspects of the theatre in elective classes through the session, as well as a field trip to see a live theatre production. The workshop ends with a performance on stage. On the first day of the workshop, campers will audition for parts in the play. Staff will assign parts to campers who are not in attendance. Staff-to-camper ratio is 1:10.
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. Sessions also 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.
Youth Hockey Academy
Pre-Mite/Mite Ages 6-8 (‘05-‘07)
Have fun and improve your hockey skills with two hours of on-ice instruction by Bluehawks coaches each day with skill development and game play. Daily video sessions, a snack and an introduction to off-ice training also are included. Some team hockey experience is recommended, and both boys and girls are welcome. Full equipment is required. Goalies register in person and get $50 off all fees.
Squirt/Pee Wee Ages 9-12 (‘01-’04)
Step up your game with at least two hours of on-ice instruction by Bluehawks coaches each day. Focus on skill development and advanced game play situations. Daily video sessions, a snack and off-ice instruction are also included. Off-ice instruction focuses on stretching, beginning plyometrics, stick handling and shooting. Full equipment is required, and boys and girls are welcome. Previous team play is required; however, interested beginners can contact the Northbrook Sports Center. Goalies register in person and get $50 off all fees.
Junior Counselor Apprentice (Grades 8-10)
Do you love working with young children? Bring your energy and enthusiasm to the Northbrook Park District, and enjoy summer as you train to become a Junior Counselor. You’ll help Park District staff with campers, and we’ll help you develop leadership skills and prepare for jobs. You’ll assist campers of all ages throughout the day and build self-esteem as you work with children who look up to you as a role model. Applications are available January 1 at nbparks.org.
*There are additional meeting/training dates that will be listed in the application packet.
Junior Counselor Apprentice Camp Options: Kids Corner, Little Sportsters, Camp Curiosity, Kaleidoscope Kids, Kidz on Broadway, Camp All S.T.A.R., Mighty Mites, Skate and Dance Camp, Camp Exploration, Camp Challenge Rookies, Junior Sports Camp, Rising Stars, Artistic Adventures and Theatre Technician Assistant