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Fuel Up on Fun this summer!   
Day Camp runs June 26 - August 4.

Late summer camps run the week of August 7 and/or August 14.
View/register for late summer camps now.

The Chicago Park provides Chicago’s youth with a fun-filled summer through our Day Camp program. Every summer our staff and campers look forward to reconnecting by engaging in fun, safe, and inclusive activities. 

The 6-weeks of summer fun includes sports, arts, fitness, and outdoor activities with the following ideas woven throughout the camp experience.

  • Civic Engagement 
  • Environmental Awareness 
  • Inclusion
  • Collaboration & Team Building 
  • Brain Play
  • Reflection & Journaling
  • Friendship & Kindness


Additional Day Camp Information

Registration Information 

An account is required to register for a program, whether registering online or in-person.  Accounts can be created online or in-person at the parks.  To create an account:  Create an Account

View these resources to help be prepared for online registration: 

See specific registration dates below.


Most youth camps are for children 6-12 years old, as determined by age on September 1, 2023.  This date is used to match the CPS age calculation date, which will keep kids with their peers for camp. This means that if a child is 12 at the start of camp but turns 13 on or before September 1, they will not be eligible to register for day camp.  Camps for ages 13-15 are available at many parks. 

    Financial Assistance 

    Financial assistance is available for Chicago residents.  Learn more:  Financial Assistance

    CHA Vouchers

    Chicago Housing Authority residents receive reduced pricing for day camp. Learn more about the process to receive a CHA voucher: CHA Vouchers 

    Canceling a Registration

    Refund requests will be issued either as a credit to the patron’s account for future use or a credit card/check refund. A 15% service charge will be applied to the amount credited.  All refund requests must be made at least two weeks before the camp’s scheduled start date. No refund requests will be accepted after the two-week point.


    Important Dates

    Program Dates (6 weeks):

    June 26 – August 4, 2023, for day camp.
    Dates vary for other camps.

    Most other summer programs (besides camps) run June 26 - August 20, 2023.

    Late summer camps run the week of August 7 and/or August 14. 



    Park Kids are Our Kids Financial Assistance Fund




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