Entering Kindergarten or 1st Grade in the Fall of 2023 (Turning 5 by September 1, 2023)
Kids Camp activities include arts and crafts, sports, indoor and outdoor play, and games. Birchwood and Eagle campers may register for morning or afternoon sessions. Children may stay all day if you register them for morning, mid-day supervision and afternoon. Campers who attend all day must bring a lunch and drink every day. A full day of the 9-week option is available at Parkside and Birchwood. For questions regarding this camp, contact the Preschool/Tots Coordinator at 847.496.6239.
Campers will enjoy making new friends while learning cooperation and teamwork. Day Camp focuses on supportive, fun-filled experiences. All activities and a t-shirt are included in the fee. Children need to bring a sack lunch, water bottle, towel, and sunscreen every day. For questions regarding this camp, contact the Special Interest Coordinator at 847.496.6347.
Calling all sports fans! Here is your chance to participate in all of your favorite sports this summer including softball, basketball, soccer, volleyball and take part in some new adventurous activities! All activities and a camp t-shirt for every child are included in the fee. Children will need to bring a sack lunch, beverage, and sunscreen every day to camp. All activities and a t-shirt are included in the fee. Children need to bring a sack lunch, water bottle, and sunscreen every day. Sports Camp is a summer only program offered at one location: Falcon Park Recreation Center. For questions regarding this camp, contact the Athletic Manager at 847.496.6337.
Nerf Battle Summer Camp
Join the Nerf Battle phenomenon at the Palatine Park District where we focus on fun, team play, and sportsmanship while competing on obstacle courses and more! All campers must bring their own Nerf gun. Modified, fully automatic, and mega dart guns are not allowed. N-Strike darts will be provided along with safety goggles. Nerf Camp is a summer only program offered at one location: Falcon Park Recreation Center. For questions regarding this camp, contact the Athletic Manager at 847.496.6337.
NEW THIS YEAR! Kids, Day &, Sports Camps will be using ePACT Network – a digital, contactless solution to collect the health, emergency, and contact information needed to best support your child while at camp.
Summer Club | Ages 3-4
Summer Club is camp fun for three-and four-year-old’s. Activities include arts and crafts, music, stories, games, and water fun days. There will be different themes each session. Dress for indoor and outdoor play. Children must be self-sufficient in the bathroom- no diapers or pull-ups. All campers will receive a t-shirt. M/W/F campers should bring a peanut free lunch or snack and a drink.
Little Kids Pony Camp | Ages 4-6
A perfect camp for children to get involved in the wonderful world of ponies and horses. Campers will be introduced to basics of grooming and working around our ponies and will have a lesson on a pony every day. They’ll also enjoy crafts, stories, and lots of hands-on time learning to be comfortable with our little 4-legged friends. For questions regarding this camp, contact the Stables Front Desk at 847.359.0009.
Ready To Act | Ages 5-7
Learn all-important skills necessary for good stage performance as well as everyday living: public speaking, self-confidence, body language, and basic movement. This class offers more individual instruction than a performance orientated class. The focus will be on theater games and having fun with being “on stage.”
Cheerleading Camp | Ages 5-9
Designed for girls with all skill levels from beginning to advance. Girls will learn a variety of skills, work on team building, and participate in many exciting games and activities. All cheer participants will receive a camp t-shirt and the week will conclude with a performance for friends and family so the girls can show off their new cheer skills. For questions regarding this camp, contact the Special Interest Coordinator at 847.496.6347.
Pom Dance Camp | Ages 6-13
Camp will teach the latest in dance and pom routines, as well as help fine-tune skills for high school or junior high. Participants are divided according to grade level and learn 2-3 routines, in addition to enjoying many other fun activities. The week concludes with a performance for family and friends. For questions regarding this camp, contact the Cultural Arts Coordinator at 847.496.6237.
Singin’ in the Sun | Ages 6-12
Get your feet wet with the Palatine Children’s Chorus! Through games and other musical activities, singers will learn fun new songs, develop their musicianship and, and meet other children who love to sing. Singers should bring a snack and a water bottle. Singers will perform at the Fred P. Hall Amphitheater with the Summer Concert Choir for Sounds of Summer Concert Series. For questions regarding this camp, contact the Cultural Arts Coordinator at 847.496.6237.
Dance Camp | Ages 7-13
The Palatine Dance program is proud to offer Dance Camp for students 7-13 years. This specialized camp will focus on many dance styles and will also incorporate fun camp elements. Prior dance experience not required. Attire includes tights, leotard or shorts and t shirt, and ballet or jazz shoes.
Horsemanship Day Camp | Ages 7-13
Participants will learn the answers to your questions at our day camp, and learn to ride, too! Day campers will take a 45 minute riding lesson each day and learn the basics of horse care. Campers will also do craft projects, participate in game time, and watch videos. Horse handling and horse care will be taught in a hands-on situation where students will care for their own horse each day. For questions regarding this camp, contact the Stables Front Desk at 847.359.0009.
Camp “Art” Rageous | Ages 8-11
Join us in June for the first session where we’ll develop drawing skills. For our second session in July, we’ll break out the paints to draw out your child’s creativity. For questions regarding this camp, contact the Cultural Arts Coordinator at 847.496.6237.
Broadway Boot Camp | Ages 10-18
Get a fast-paced taste of theater! Attendance is required for each class. Students will work on their acting skills as they immerse themselves in the play chosen for the summer. Auditions are held the first class of the session. Students and parents will be asked to help with simple costumes and props. The final presentation will be held at Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center. For questions regarding this camp, contact the Cultural Arts Coordinator at 847.496.6237.
Palatine Youth Theatre Camp | Ages 11-18
Featuring Disney’s Descendants—The Musical, this camp will offer both an introduction to theater as well as the opportunity for experienced actors to work on developing their craft. Learn and help with all the elements of being in a full production. Auditions will take place the first day of camp. Attendance through the entire camp is expected to help ensure a successful production. All participants MUST be available for performances. No exceptions. Performances will take place on Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22. We will have pool days during the session, and a nut-free lunch will need to be brought each day, as PYTC has traditional camp elements Students and parents will be asked for help with costumes and props. Join us on the Isle of the Lost where students attend school alongside the villains!
Summer Concert Choir Intensive | Ages 12-18
Spend the summer singing with old friends and new! Palatine Children’s Chorus Concert Choir singers and new singers ages 12-18 will learn PCC favorites and some exciting new pieces, developing musicianship and friendships. Taught by a certified music teacher. Singers should bring a snack and a water bottle. Classes meet Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays. On Thursday, July 20 singers will perform at Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center with the Singin’ in the Sun summer camp.