With a variety of summer camps available in the northwest suburbs and beyond, boredom won't be an option for Vernon Hills children this year.
Organizations from the Vernon Hills Park District to the JCC offer dozens of camp choices focusing on science, reading, sports, music and more.
Whether you're looking for an all-around experience or a more focused camp, this list features some in Vernon Hills and nearby.
Vernon Hills Park District
Where: Sullivan Community Center and other Vernon Hills park and school facilities
Information: The Vernon Hills Park District's summer camp offerings include programs for children ages 3 through ninth grade. Camps offer opportunities for sports, arts and crafts, field trips, games and more.
Contact: (847) 996-6800 or visit the Vernon Hills Park District's website for more information.
Vernon Township Summer Camp
Where: 16652 Buffalo Grove Road, Prairie View
Information: Vernon Township's camps serve children ages 4-7. Activities include arts and crafts, games, sports, singing and swimming.
Contact: (847) 634-1542 or www.vernontownship.com
Where: David Adler Music and Arts Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville
Information: Registration will be held April 1 for Camp Adler's half-day campers. Students will explore music, art and drama.
Contact: Visit the David Adler Center's website for more information.
Good Times Summer Day Camp
Where: The camp is based out of the Libertyville Sports Complex, 1950 N. Highway 45, and offers shuttle bus service throughout Lake County, including to towns like Grayslake, Lake Zurich and Vernon Hills.
Information: The camp offers a variety of activities, including swimming, field trips, sports and more.
Contact: (847) 680-4884 or www.goodtimesdaycamp.com/libertyville
Discovery Day Camp
Where: 241 Route 45, Indian Creek
Information: Programs are available for children in preschool through eighth grade. Activities include swimming, fine arts, sports, nature programs and a ropes course.
Contact: (847) 367-2267 or www.campdiscovery.com
Tamarak Day Camp
Where: 23970 N. Elm Road, Lincolnshire
Information: Camps are offered for children in preschool through eighth grade. Activities range from crafts, sports and natures programs to opportunities for overnight experiences.
Contact: (847) 634-3168 or www.tamarakdaycamp.com
Decoma Day Camp
Where: 4350 Walters Avenue, Northbrook
Information: Decoma offers programs for children ages 3 to 13. Activities include swimming, crafts, dance, theme days, field trips and more. Specialty programs are offered for golf, horseback riding, tennis, tae kwon do and technology.
Contact: 847-945-4455 or www.decomadaycamp.com
Banner Day Camp
Where: 1225 Riverwoods Road, Lake Forest
Information: Structured activities are offered for campers ages 3 through 6th grade. A Campers in Transition program is available for campers who have completed seventh and eighth grades, and those who have finished their freshman year can participate in a Staff in Training program.
Contact: (847) 295-4900 or www.bannerdaycamp.com
Where: 443 Munroe, Lake Delton, Wis.
Information: Jewish youths ready for an extended camp adventure can find it at the JCC's (Jewish Community Center Chicago) Camp Chi, which offers programs for male and female campers in fourth to 11th grades. Activities include horseback riding and water sports.
Contact: (847) 763-3551 or www.campchi.com
Which camp is your favorite? What camps did we miss? Tell us in the comment section below.