SUMMER DAY CAMP

In-Person Camp begins Monday, July 6.

Preschool - 8th Grade
(grade entering in fall)

The Huntley Park District offers endless opportunities for your child to have a fun and memorable camp experience. Our full-day camp program focuses on adventure, friendship, fun, exploration, discovery, safety and team building. The Huntley Park District strives to provide a quality, exciting and unforgettable experience to all campers each session all summer long! Camps spend the majority of their camp day outdoors when weather permits. No matter what camp you choose for your child, they will have a great summer!

Each camp session is one week long.

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2020 Health and Safety Rules Guidelines

Our top priority is the safety of our campers and our staff and this summer the Huntley Park District will be making some changes to our camp program to address the current pandemic and deliver a safe camp program.  With the release of the Phase 4 guidelines we have updated the items below to be compliant with these requirements.  As a reminder, guidance can change at any time in Phase 4 based on medical data that is being observed by the State of Illinois on an ongoing basis:

  1. The camp day will be offered from 8:30a-5:00p only. 
  2. Camp groups (cohorts) will be formed in groups of 15 and will remain the same for at least a two-week period.  This includes campers and staff.
  3. Parents of our campers should review the Health Screening Questions and by arriving at camp you are affirming that these conditions do not exist to the best of your knowledge.
    1. If a child does have symptoms of COVID-19 they should not enter the premises until they have had no fever for at least 72 hours (without medication), other symptoms have improved, and at least 10 days have passed since their symptoms first appeared.
  4. Employees also follow the health screening guidelines and if they meet any of the criteria they will be held out of camp as outlined in the health requirements.
  5. If a participant or employee does contract COVID-19:
    1. They should remain isolated at home for a minimum of 10 days after symptom onset and can be released after feverless and feeling well (without fever-reducing medication) for at least 72 hours OR has 2 negative COVID-19 tests in a row, with testing done at least 24 hours apart.
    2. If this is determined in our program all individuals and staff in that group (cohort) must be quarantined for 14 days and not able to participate if they are determined to be “close contacts.”  Close contacts are defined as “household contacts, intimate contacts, or contacts within 6 ft. for 15 minutes or longer unless wearing N95 mask during period of contact.”
  6. Should children exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 during the camp day, they will be isolated from other children and monitored by staff until parents pick them up.  Parents should understand that under these guidelines it is more likely than ever a camper may be sent home and should have a plan to pick them up if such symptoms are observed.  If observed, pleaser refer to item 3a for return to camp.
  7. Check-in and check-out are done through ePact system and you can expect it to be “touchless.”  We will also be offering curbside drop off and pick up for all levels except Kindergarten and 1st Grade on days when weather is good.  On days where weather in not good participants will receive notification from our ePact system and the Weather Page will be updated by 8:00a to let you know which procedures to follow.  Please review these procedures here.
  8. If your child will be absent from camp, you must contact our Absentee Line no later than 9:00a each day.  We need to know the first and last name of the parent, the first and last name of the child, which camp they child is in, and the reason for your absence.  You can email camp@huntleyparks.org or call (847) 515-2965 to communicate this.
  9. All participants and staff must wear a cloth face covering when they enter and exit the building.  If distancing of 6 ft can be achieved indoors or outdoors, masks may be removed.  Maintaining 6 ft. distancing is challenging indoors unless seated (for things like lunch, a movie, etc.) so we will spend as much time outdoors as possible.
  10. We will limit parents entering the building as much as possible.  If there is a situation where you must enter the premises, all visitors must sign-in and wear a face covering.
  11. Lunches must contain only single-use containers and all items in the lunch must be thrown out after consumption.  No reusable containers or lunch boxes/bags are allowed.  The only reusable food container permitted is a water bottle.  Additionally, we are restricted from offering camp cookouts this summer.
  12. The Park District still provides one pre-packaged snack item in the afternoon.
  13. All staff will have face coverings on them and use as directed by State guidance.  In situations where close contact is necessary, you can expect staff to wear a mask.
  14. Camp groups are not able to “mix.”  This means that the groups of up to 15 will be together each day, will participate in activities together indoors and outdoors and will not be integrated at any time with other camp groups as required by the new guidelines.
  15. Fields trips and swimming at Stingray Bay are not options this year but we are reallocating resources to bring in additional entertainment for children that can be delivered safely outdoors.
  16. We know it will be difficult for children to follow many of these new rules.  Our staff are here to help them learn and be successful.  However, under our current circumstances, repeated failure to comply with health and safety rules (intentional or unintentional) may require disciplinary action up to and including removal from camp as outlined in our Code of Conduct.  Any situation that will routinely involve interaction with a participant within 6 ft. creates a direct threat to the safety of the child and staff.  Those situations will be evaluated and if they cannot be consistently maintained participation in camp will be evaluated.
  17. You can expect appropriate cleaning of our buildings, notably bathrooms and high touch items will be cleaned and disinfected every 2 hours. 
  18. Specific equipment will be assigned to each group of 15 and staff will disinfect items such as balls, writing implements, etc. after each use.
  19. Hand washing with soap and water will be done most often and hand sanitizer will be readily available where soap and water are not available.
  20. Disinfectant wipes will also be readily available to ensure high touch surfaces and equipment are safe for use.
  21. Though public water fountains are still closed, our facilities have been fitted with "touchless" water bottle fillers at key points for refilling of water bottles.  Additional resources are also available for water.
  22. Signs will be posted as reminders for staff and customers.
  23. A Parent Orientation Video will be sent to registrants on Wednesday, July 1 and posted on our website for reference.  Any general questions regarding summer camp can be directed to camp@huntleyparks.org

‚ÄčFor customers who are requesting accommodation for a disability, please call our main office at (847) 669-3180 x. 1 and ask for the supervisor of the program you wish to enroll for at least two weeks prior to the activity begin date.

We know these new changes can seem confusing or strange to children, and our staff are here to help them learn and be successful, including giving reminders and encouraging games and activities that will help the children to be successful.  However, please understand that under our current circumstances, failure to comply with health and safety rules, whether intentional or not, may require removal from camp as outlined in our behavior management policy when it creates a direct threat to the safety of the patron, staff, or other campers in the program.  Those situations will be evaluated on a case by case basis (and with input from the participant's family) and if the rules cannot be satisfied, participants may be removed from camp. 
 

Monthly Calendars

Please click here for the activities and themes for JULY
 

Registration Information

Tentative re-opening of the Huntley Park District Office will be Monday, July 6.  Hours to be announced.  All registration till then is available online, via fax, or via mail.  For full details on registration information please check here:  Registration Information

Benefits

  • Friendly, safe environment
  • Experienced, caring & CPR Certified Staff
  • Indoor Gymnasium
  • Cosman Theater
  • Access to Deicke Park
  • Indoor/Outdoor Activities
  • New friendships and memories made each day!
  • Affordably priced fun!

Camp Seedlings

Camp Seedlings is the Huntley Park District’s half day camp for preschoolers.  Our camp is, also, open to children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall. Our camp is an indoor/outdoor camp. Camp activities are based on our weekly themes and include arts and crafts, sing-a-longs, stories around the “campfire,” games, fun on the playground and more!  Each day a snack will be served.  All fees for supplies, materials and special themed activities are included in the fee.  Campers must be potty-trained and pull-ups are not allowed.  Each day campers need to bring a backpack, water bottle and wear sunscreen and bug spray.

Ages:
3 - 5
Times:
9:00am - 12:00pm
Where do we meet?
Huntley Park District REC Center, 
Maple Room
(Please use the Mill St. Entrance)

Register for Camp Seedlings

Kindergarten & 1st Grade

Our full-day camp program for Kindergarten and 1st grade focuses on adventure, friendship, fun, exploration, discovery, creativity and safety. The Huntley Park District strives to provide a quality, exciting and unforgettable experience to all the campers each session all summer long! Campers spend the majority of their camp day outdoors when weather permits. Program Highlights Include: Weekly special events, weekly on-site entertainment, cooperative sports & games and arts & crafts.  All activities will follow IDPH and CDC health and safety guidelines.

Times:
8:30am - 5:00pm
Where do we meet?
Huntley Park District, Deicke Park Building
(Drop-off location Deicke Building)

Register for Kindergarten & 1st Grade Camp

2nd & 3rd Grade

Our full-day camp program for 2nd and 3rd grade focuses on adventure, friendship, fun, exploration, discovery, creativity, team building and safety. The Huntley Park District strives to provide a quality, exciting and unforgettable experience to all the campers each session all summer long! Campers spend the majority of their camp day outdoors when weather permits. Program Highlights Include: Weekly special events, weekly on-site entertainment, cooperative sports & games and arts & crafts.  All activities will follow IDPH and CDC health and safety guidelines.

Times:
8:30am - 5:00pm

Where do we meet?
Huntley Park District REC Center,
Assigned Preschool Rooms

(Drop-off location Mill St. entrance at REC Center)

Register for 2nd & 3rd Grade Camp

4th & 5th Grade

Our full-day camp program for 4th & 5th grade focuses on adventure, friendship, fun, exploration, discovery, creativity, team building and safety. The Huntley Park District strives to provide a quality, exciting and unforgettable experience to all the campers each session all summer long! Campers spend the majority of their camp day outdoors when weather permits. Program Highlights Include: Weekly special events, weekly on-site entertainment, cooperative sports & games and arts & crafts.  All activities will follow IDPH and CDC health and safety guidelines.

Times:
8:30am - 5:00pm
Where do we meet?
Huntley Park District REC Center,
Cafeteria

(Drop-off location at Mill St. entrance of REC Center)

Register for 4th & 5th Grade Camp

Backyard Buddies

Backyard Buddies will not be offered for the Summer of 2020. 

Teen

Our full-day camp program for 6th-8th grade focuses on adventure, friendship, fun, exploration, discovery, creativity, team building and safety. The Huntley Park District strives to provide a quality, exciting and unforgettable experience to all the campers each session all summer long! Campers spend the majority of their camp day outdoors when weather permits. Program Highlights Include: Weekly special events, weekly on-site entertainment, cooperative sports & games and arts & crafts.  All activities will follow IDPH and CDC health and safety guidelines.

Grades:
6th - 8th
Times:
8:30am - 5:00pm
Where do we meet?
Huntley Park District, Cafeteria
(Drop-off location Mill St. entrance at REC Center)

Register for Teen Camp

Counselor-in-Training (CIT)

The Counselor in Training (CIT) program will not be offered for Summer 2020.

 

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