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When Does Chicago Park District Summer Camp Registration Start?

The district's day camp will run for six weeks from July through August

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With summertime approaching, so is registration season for Chicago Park District Summer Camps. 

The district will host its annual selection camps, with registration running May 9-10 online and May 14 in-person for most parks. 

Day camps for those ages 6 to 12 will span six-weeks from July 5 to Aug. 12. The camp offers two six-hour shifts each day, ranging from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., or 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Activities for day camps will include sports, arts and outdoor activities with a concentration on honing developmental skills from friendship to civic engagement.

There also will be play camps for kids ages 3 to 5 and teens ages 13 to 17. Camp sign is available for kids who are Deaf or hard of hearing, as well. The hours for these programs vary. 

A Chicago Park District account is required to register for a program, whether registering online or in-person. Accounts can be created online here, or in-person at the parks. 

Financial assistance is available for city residents. More information is available here

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