At the October 22 Board Meeting, Park Commissioners were provided with an overview of the successful 2019 camp season. Over 1,200 campers participated in the Park District camps this summer — that is a 5.5% increase over 2018. The Park District’s full 7-week camps also had a 13% increase in participation.
Providing a memorable summer camp experience at a value is at the core of the Park District’s mission. Generations of Highland Park families have attended our summer camps, and many of our campers come back as camp counselors and camp directors.
The Park District is proud to be one of Highland Park’s largest summer employers. And, for many teens, working at the Park District is their first job experience. This summer, 200 camp directors, counselors, and specialists joined the Park District team. Approximately 60% of our summer camp staff were retained from 2018.
Building on the successful 2019 camp season, the Park District will be offering new exciting options to the 2020 camp line-up. Residents will receive the 2020 Camp Brochure in the mail the week of November 25, and registration begins December 4.