Transfers from one camp to another must be made on or before May 1. 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 jnichols@pdhp.org 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. Non-residents pay a higher fee for most programs.

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. Anyone who improperly uses a Highland Park address for Park District program registration will be removed from the class without a refund or transfer.

Note: Non-residents are not eligible for resident fees even if their caretaker provider or relative is a Highland Park resident.

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

The Park District is committed to providing a safe place for your recreational activities. We encourage Highland Park residents 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.

During camp, photos and videos are often taken of all participants. Please see the back of the registration form for waiver details.

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 847.579.4082.

Parent manuals for camps 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, we will be going paperless with the weekly newsletters. More information on accessing the camp newsletters will be coming in the parent manuals.