Camps

DUE TO COVID-19, THE ELGIN PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT WILL NOT HOLD IN-PERSON SUMMER CAMPS THIS YEAR.  PLEASE SEE OUR SOCIAL MEDIA FOR INFO ON VIRTUAL PROGRAMS AND SUMMER DROP IN PLAYGROUNDS. 

The Parks and Recreation department offers a variety of full-day camps for working parents during all school breaks and summertime.

Camps are available for ages 5 – 15 (K – 8th grades) and are offered from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Summer Camps

Summer Camp at the Centre is our traditional day camp featuring a variety of different activities including games, sports, crafts, swimming, weekly field trips, and more.

Centre Sports Camp  offers a variety of different sports and games and include weekly field trips, swimming, and more!

Teen Leaders Camp  is a camp offered for youth entering 6-8th grade. Campers will go on two weekly field trips while learning how to become a positive force in the community through meaningful activities.

Click here for the 2019 Camper Information Form

Climbing Wall Waiver - Needs to be filled to use the climbing wall at The Centre.

Call Rachel Jachowske at 847-531-7017 or email jachowske_r@cityofelgin.org with any questions on the above camps.

Camp Prairie View is a traditional day camp located at Prairie View Elementary School featuring a variety of different activities including games, sports, crafts, swimming, hiking, weekly field trips, and more. Contact Michelle Hansen at 847-531-7011 or hansen_m@cityofelgin.org for more info on Camp Prairie View.

Centre Preschool Discovery Camps are 4 day camp sessions held in the mornings for preschool aged children.  Each week focuses on a new and exciting theme and includes arts & crafts, songs, stories, STEM activities, outdoor play and snack.  Campers must be toilet trained and ready to be away from parent/caregiver.

Centre Preschool Safety Town Camp is a 5 day camp that focuses on lessons about safety for children ages 4-6 years.  During our 2.5 hours, we will educate the children on fire safety, personal safety, stranger danger, bicycle safety and water safety.  Children will learn safety behavior by role playing, riding bikes in a replica town and engaging with guest speakers.

Register online or at the Main Courtesy Desk at The Centre of Elgin Today!!

Summer Camp Field Trips

Summer Camp at The Centre, Centre Sports Camp, and Camp Prairie View will be tentatively scheduled for the field trips listed below. Field trips are subject to change and registered participants will be notified of scheduled field trips at the beginning of each session. Field trip admission fees are included in the cost of the camp.