Transfers from one camp to another must be made on or before May 1. In order to request a transfer, please contact the supervisor of the camp your child is currently enrolled. If additional fees are required, payment is due at the time of transfer.

Each camp is supervised daily by a qualified adult director. Some camps depending on size, also have an assistant director. Each camp’s high school- or college-age counselors are chosen carefully by the Park District for their demonstration of maturity and enthusiasm. All camp staff complete an extensive training program, including supervision and safety techniques, activity development, and first aid.

The Park District of Highland Park encourages participation by everyone! If you or a family member have special needs and would like to participate in a program, we will be happy to make reasonable modification(s) to meet your needs. Please indicate on the registration form if you would like information regarding our inclusion programs and/or specifically identify any need and request for reasonable modification(s) according to the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Park District of Highland Park provides recreational opportunities for all residents of Highland Park. People with and without disabilities are encouraged and invited to register for all Park District of Highland Park programs of interest. People with disabilities will not be discriminated against in the delivery of Park District of Highland Park programs. To discuss our policies, programs, or services or raise a claim of discrimination on the basis of disability, contact Julie Nichols, our ADA Coordinator, at [email protected] or 847.579.3131.

Recreation program residency rates apply to everyone who lives within Park District of Highland Park boundaries and pays Park District of Highland Park taxes including residents of Fort Sheridan (60037); portions of the Town of Fort Sheridan that lie within Park District boundaries (60035); and Park District of Highland Park taxpayers who reside on the following Kings Cove (Deerfield) streets: Carriage Way, Bent Creek Ridge, Fox Hunt Trail, Millstone Road, Shag Bark Lane, Smoke Tree Road and Tanglewood Court.  All other Deerfield street addresses do not pay Park District of Highland Park taxes and are, therefore, non-residents of the Park District. 

NEW! Residency privilege is extended to Kindergarten through Grade 8 students living in the geographic boundaries of North Shore School District 112 and students Grade 9 through 12 living in the geographic boundaries of Highland Park High School. Parents of these children are not eligible for resident fees (some exclusions may apply).

Proof of Park District of Highland Park residency in the form of a valid Driver’s License or Illinois State ID may be required for registration.  To receive resident rates:

Those who register for Park District programs and improperly use a Highland Park address are removed from the class and no refund or transfer is given. Non-residents pay a higher fee per program. Note: Non-residents are not eligible for resident fees even if their caretaker provider/relative is a Highland Park resident.

The Park District is committed to providing a safe place for your recreational activities. We encourage you to report safety concerns about our facilities and parks by calling 847.831.3968. You can leave a message any time of the day, seven days a week. Because of the high volume of people using our facilities each day, our facilities can change daily. We want to know if you see something that concerns you.

Photos and video footage are periodically taken of people participating in Park District programs and activities. All persons registering for Park District programs/activities, participants in Park District events, or using Park District property thereby agree that any photograph or video taken by the Park District may be used in Park District publications, advertising, marketing materials, brochures, event flyers, social media (including Facebook, YouTube, and other social media sites operated by the Park District), and the Park District’s website without additional prior notice or permission and without any compensation to you. All photos and videos are property of the Park District.

Please see your ePACT account for more information.

For information on Refund Requests, click here.

The Park District of Highland Park strives for quality and safety when designing and providing a maintenance program for your parks. Managing pests is only one aspect, yet an important one, of the overall management course. Our approach to controlling pests is termed IPM or Integrated Pest Management. IPM is a system utilizing a great deal of observation and multiple tactics for maintaining landscapes and controlling pests of turfgrass, ornamentals, and woodlands. By using IPM, we meet our objectives of maximizing cultural, biological, and environmental controls while minimizing chemical use. Occasionally, chemical means are necessary. When these are used on Park District grounds, notification is made through posting of signs in the area, as well as contacting residents, by phone or email, listed on our “turf care notification registry.” If you would like to be added to the notification registry, please call the Director of Parks at 847.579.3130.

Camp parent manuals will be emailed to the primary email address in your registration account on May 31. These booklets contain all of the information you’ll need to know about camp, including lunch, field trips, swimming activities, camp clothes, hours, busing schedules, and more.

In keeping with the Park District’s Green Initiative, all camp information will be sent through SeeSaw, an electronic communication platform.  SeeSaw is only used once camp begins. Prior to camp, all communication is done via email.