The River Forest Park District offers weekly morning and afternoon summer camp programs, allowing our residents greater flexibility in their summer planning.
Morning Camps: The Park District offers four (4) morning camps geared toward your child’s age and interest:
- Tot Camp: 3-5 years of age. Campers must be toilet Trained.
- Kidz Camp: 6-10 years of age (entering 1st through 5th grade).
- Ultimate Sports Camp: 6-10 years of age (entering 1st through 5th grade).
- Thrill Zone 10-14 years of age (entering 5th through 8th grade).
Afternoon Camps: The Park District offers at least one art & fun camp and one sports camp each week.
Lunch Club: Lunch Club is available to provide our campers/parents the ease of transitioning from the half day camp to the afternoon camps without leaving camp. Campers will bring a lunch to eat under the supervision of our Camp Staff.
Registration for our 2017 Summer Camps begins on February 27 for residents, and March 27 for non-residents. Register online or download the Camp Registration Form.
Download the Camper Data Form.
Download the Thrill Zone Forms.
Download the Thrill Zone Field Trip Schedule.
Register early, as summer camps traditionally fill up quickly.
Click here to download of a PDF of the 2017 Summer Camp Guide.
1) Refund requests for camps must be received one week
before the camp meets to be eligible for a refund
2) A $10 cancellation
fee will be applied to any refunded amount per child/per
It is our intention to provide your child with a safe and secure
environment. We attempt to create a warm, comfortable, and
fun atmosphere that will make your child look forward to coming
to camp each day. In order to ensure the quality of this program
and safety of the campers, each participant must follow
4-Point Discipline Policy
Campers are encouraged to practice those social skills that will
allow them to resolve conflicts and meet their needs without
the use of harmful or destructive behaviors. When disciplinary
situations occur that requires intervention, an adult provides
the child with clear explanations as to why specific behavior is
inappropriate. They then help him/her find alternative behavior
that fits within the camp guidelines of appropriate behavior.
These guidelines revolve around concerns for the safety of all
participants in camp.
If the camp staff encounters behavior problems with any
participant, he/she will first attempt to resolve the problem with
the camper, if this fails, the Camp Supervisor will be consulted,
followed by the parents. There is a strict 4-Point Discipline Policy.
If a camper gets 2 Written Warnings during the summer, he/
she will be dismissed from the program. Every parent/guardian
is required to read the following information to his/her camper
and sign and return the 4-Point Discipline Policy Form to camp.
(This must be on file prior to the start of camp.)
All camp sites have been designated NUT-FREE. We are
requesting your cooperation in partnering with us to ensure a
safe environment for children with nut allergies. Parents with
children that have a nut allergy are requested to notify the Park
District as soon as possible by completing an Allergy Action
If your child has any other known allergies, please fill out an
Allergy Action Plan Form to keep on file.
A qualified adult Camp Director supervises each
camp. Counselors at each camp are mature and
enthusiastic college-aged students. All camp staff
complete an extensive training program that includes
supervision and safety techniques, activity development
and first aid. Camp Directors are also certified in
CPR, First Aid, and AED.
WSSRA provides outstanding opportunities through recreation
for individuals with disabilities. In certain circumstances,
additional support staff, called "Inclusion Partners", are recruited
and trained to assist an individual with a disability within the
Park District setting.
All participants must be able to meet the
essential eligibility requirements of the particular program or
camp, with or without reasonable accommodation. Eligibility
requirements can be found in program guides, registration materials,
codes of conduct, on the website, and through various
other means of communication. You are encouraged to call the
Park District with any questions on essential eligibility criteria.
Families registering participants with disabilities and special
needs should make sure to timely identify any special needs or
request for reasonable accommodation on the registration form.
WSSRA requires a 2 week minimum notice for requests to facilitate
successful inclusion. Brochures with more information can
be picked up at The Depot, 401 Thatcher Avenue. If you have
any questions regarding the Inclusion Process, please feel free
to contact WSSRA's Inclusion Coordinator at 847-455-2100