To provide safe play and learning opportunities that promote development, teamwork, and fun. Camp curriculum’s emphasize socialization through child-led play activities which engages the child’s imagination and creativity.
Camp counselors are trained in First Aid, CPR, and customer service and behavior management to provide a positive camp experience for children and families. The Bensenville Park District conducts background checks on all staff.
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Camp Meet & Greet
Thursday, June 1 | 6:30pm
Deer Grove Leisure Center – Oak Room
Together, camp staff and families will review the Camp Parent Manual and daily operations. Afterwards, staff will answer camp questions. Please bring your camper! This event helps prepare your child(ren) for the camp experience, and it is a great opportunity to meet your child’s camp counselor and the Camp Director.
Free Healthy Lunch Program
Adventure, Sports and Teen Camp participants receive a free healthy lunch provided by the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Daily lunches meet USDA guidelines and will include a main meal item, vegetables, fruit and a beverage. Lunch menus will be available the week before camp starts. A healthy lunch combined with plenty of sports, outdoor play, swimming, and fresh air will help your child grow and thrive while enjoying camp. The free lunch program is optional. Campers may choose to bring a lunch or purchase a lunch at the Water Park.
Combo Meal Deal Books
Parents/guardians can also take advantage of having their child enjoy lunch at the Water Park. Summer Camp Combo Meal Deal Books are available for Bensenville Park District Day Campers only and may be purchased at the Deer Grove Leisure Center and at the Meet and Greet/Open House 6:30pm on June 1. Meal vouchers may be used by campers anytime while visiting the Bensenville Water Park & Splash Pad.
Summer Day Camp Program | 9am – 3pm
Sports, Adventure, Discovery, and Teen Summer Camps
Sports, Adventure & Teens Camps: June 12 – August 18
Discovery Camp: July 10-21
Ages 6-10 will enjoy either Adventure, Sports, and Discovery Camp
Ages 11-15 will like the variety of activities offered at Teen Camp
Parents may choose to customize camp days where they have the ability to pick and choose their days each time they register. Current rates are indicated in the Bensenville Park District Program Guide.
The Bensenville Park District’s Day Camp Program features daily swim time at the Bensenville Water Park and Splash Pad. The Water Park is conveniently located adjacent to the Park District’s Deer Grove Leisure Center. Please read the descriptions below for information about other activities campers will enjoy.
The Bensenville Park District Camp Program also offers before and after camp extended care. Parents may drop their child off at Before Camp for early morning care (7:30-9am) and After Camp for late afternoon care (3-6pm). Detailed information is outlined below.
All skill levels are welcome. The focus of this camp is having fun, learning good sportsmanship, learning new skills, and developing and improving skills in sports such as hockey, soccer, softball, basketball, volleyball and other fun sports. In the afternoon we swim and enjoy a variety of exciting field trips.
Campers will experience a fun adventurous summer filled with cool crafts, games, new discoveries about their surroundings, fantastic field trips, afternoon swim time, and nature exploration. Adventure Camp emphasizes making new friends, trying new activities and having fun.
Campers connect with the farm animals and the outdoors every day! Making discoveries to see what the past was like through games and hands-on activities are just part of our fun-filled day. A hike through Fischer Woods and a chance to care for the chicken and sheep at Fischer Farm provide great opportunities to discover even more about the nature that surrounds all of us. Field trip visits to exciting places, including some splash time at the Bensenville Water Park & Splash Pad, are set to round out our camp. Dropoff and pick up your camper at Fischer Farm. Campers may be enrolled in the Park District’s Before and/or After Camp Care Program where transportation is provided to and/or from the Deer Grove Leisure Center for supervision and more fun. You must register your child for camp andbefore/after care by Thursday, July 6th.
Your teen can take on the role of a Jr. Camp Leader. Responsibility, respect, and cooperation are emphasized. Teens will enjoy interesting crafts, cool games, and sports. Afternoon swim time, exciting field trips, and opportunities to help lead the younger camps in activities will also be a part of this awesome experience. Exclusive field trips for Teen Leadership campers are included in the fees
Before and After Camp Care
Before Camp Care
Drop your child (ages 6-15) off early for morning activities, games, and crafts. Campers are escorted directly to their camps from the Before Camp program. A custom care option is available for campers who need less than five days a week. Choose the days that your child will attend and calculate it by the daily fee. Pre-registration required. All campers attending Before Camp Care will receive a healthy breakfast. Breakfast items are subject to change.
After Camp Care
Extend your child’s fun to indicate additional crafts, more games, and activities. A snack and drink is provided. Campers are escorted directly to After Camp Care from their camps. A custom care option is available for campers who need care less than 5 days a week. Choose the days of the week your child needs care and calculate it by the daily fee. Pre-registration required at the beginning of each session. All campers attending After Camp Care will receive a healthy snack. Snacks are subject to change.
Weekly Exciting Field Trips
Adventure, Sports, and Teen Camps will go on fun field trips every Wednesday! Bensenville School District 2 Bus Service provides fieldtrip transporation. On the additional Teen Camp trips children will be transported by van/bus.