This Summer...

Your children have a chance to get a little dirty, make new friends, learn a little more about themselves & build their self-esteem. Our summer camps give children the opportunity to jump out of their comfort zones and into exciting, healthy, and safe new worlds to discover and explore!

Our campers spend time every day in the great outdoors, are part of a team & have a sense of belonging. Most importantly, they have a chance to be just kids, getting the most out of summer!


For all summer camp registrations, select the age-appropriate camp that interests your child based on the grade he/she will be entering in September 2022.  Depending on the camp, there are several options to choose from, including: 7-week, 4-week, 3-week, early summer and end-of-camp options.  Check specific camps for details. Are you looking to participate week-by-week? Check out our sports camps!

New for 2022! Highwood residents can receive resident rates for Summer Camps.   To receive resident rates:

  • Registration must be made in-person at the Recreation Center of Highland Park, 1207 Park Ave West (Mon – Thu 5:30am – 6pm, Fri 5:30am – 6pm, Sat & Sun 7am – 1pm). 
  • One form of proof of Highwood residency is required at the time of registration (IL Driver’s License, IL State ID, lease agreement, real estate tax bill, real estate contract, or utility bill).  


We do not want a program fee to be a deterrent to your child from participating in summer camp.   All scholarships and inquiries regarding financial aid are completely confidential. 

SMILE Grant-In-Aid Program is available to qualifying Highland Park families needing financial assistance. 

FYI (Foundation Youth Initiative) Grant-in-Aid Program is available to qualifying Highwood families, and can help cover up to 50% of camp program fees.  

For more information, click here.

Early Bird Discount

Register by Monday, February 28 and receive:
$100 off 7-week sessions
$50 off 4 and 3-week sessions
$25 off mini camps and 1-week sessions

If choosing the payment plan, an early-bird discount will apply in full towards your first payment.

General Information
Everything you need to know about our Park District of Highland Park camps.
Ready to sign-up? Get the details about what to do next, including when and how to register and important dates.
Discounts, Payment Plans, & Refunds
We offer various discounts and payment plans that fit your financial needs.
Bus Transportation
Door-to-door bus service is back! Our convenient bus service picks up campers to and from their homes.
Contact Us
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