Vernon Hills Summer Camp Guide

Which camp will your child attend this year?

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


Camp Adler

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



Camp Chi

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.

iD Tech Camps March 18, 2013 at 11:01 PM
Near Vernon Hills, there are summer tech camp options at iD Tech Camps. We run weeklong, day and overnight camps held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, along with other prestigious universities across the nation (http://www.internaldrive.com/locations/wisconsin-summer-camp-locations/university-of-wisconsin-madison/). Students ages 7-17 create iPhone apps, video games, programs in C++ and Java, robots, and more. Best of luck in your summer camp search!
Tiffany Jorgensen March 23, 2013 at 01:24 AM
Steve & Kate's Camp Imagine your child designing their day of camp around their own passions and interests. Steve & Kate's Camp is a summer day camp for K-7th graders who step into a world packed with possibilities. Camper’s choose from activities and studios like culinary, dance, music, animation, build or style or can be adventurous and play on an inflatable zip-line, rock climbing wall or bounce around the bumper cars. If sports are the thing, a camper can develop Leo Messi-like skills on our soccer field or engage in tons of other recreational games. And our flexible enrollment means flexible. Buy as many days of camp as you like, use them whenever you like and get any unused days of camp refunded back at the price you paid. Seriously. www.steveandkatescamp.com After 33 years, we’re still 100 percent obsessed with making each edition of Steve & Kate’s freer, fresher and more effective at inspiring campers to zero in on what makes them truly happy.. These discoveries are all the more exhilarating because campers make them for themselves. This is a world liberated from adult judgments and expectations, and campers flourish in it.


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