To provide safe play and learning opportunities that promote development, teamwork, and fun!
Our counselors are at least 18 years old and have undergone training to provide a positive camp experience for children of ages 6 to 15. All camp staff have been trained in first aid procedures and certified in CPR. Bensenville Park District conducts background checks on all staff.
Click here for the 2016 Summer Youth Brochure which includes our Summer Camps Program
Save With Early Bird Registration
Register by 6pm Friday, May 27, 2016 and save $10 off each full session or customized session of at least 5 days reserved for Adventure, Sports, Discovery, and Teen Camps. To reserve your child’s place in camp, a $25 down payment per session, per child, is required. Parents are responsible for making payments until the balance is paid in full. The session must be paid in full by the Thursday preceding each registered camp session. This option is especially convenient for parents of campers who attend more than one session of camp. If payment is not received by the Thursday preceding each camp session the deposit will be forfeited, your child’s enrollment will be dropped from the session, and his/her spot will not be held. The payment plan is only available for camp. It is not available for Extended Care. All payments must be made at the Deer Grove Leisure Center registration desk.
New Free Healthy Lunch Program
Campers attending Adventure, Sports, and Teen camps may now enjoy a healthy free lunch provided by the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Daily lunches meet USDA nutrition guidelines and will include a main meal item, vegetables, fruit and a beverage.
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.
Camp Meet & Greet
Wednesday, June 1 | 6:30pm
Deer Grove Leisure Center – Oak Room
The Camp Parent Manual and camp daily operations will be reviewed, and staff will answer any questions parents or participants might have. This event will help prepare your child(ren) for the camp experience, and it is a great opportunity to meet your new camp counselor.
Camp Registration Forms
Summer Day Camp Program | 9am – 3pm
Sports, Adventure, Discovery, and Teen Summer Camps
Sports, Adventure & Teens Camps: June 6 – August 19
Discovery Camp: July 5-15
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 are able 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 Day Camp Program highlight is offering the children the ability to spend part of their camp day having fun at the Bensenville Water Park and Splash Pad. The water park is conveniently located adjacent to Bensenville Park District’s Deer Grove Leisure Center, the District’s main activity building. 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.
Your young athlete’s summer will be filled with a variety of sports. All skill levels are welcome. The main focus of this camp is having fun, learning good sportsmanship, and developing and improving skills in sport such as hockey, soccer, softball, basketball, volleyball and other fun sports. In the afternoon we will go swimming, and we will take exciting field trips each week.
Campers will experience a fun adventurous summer filled with cool crafts, games, new discoveries about their surroundings, fantastic field trips, afternoon swim time, and occasional visits to the library. Adventure Camp emphasizes making new friends, trying new activities and having fun.
Children will connect with the farm animals and the outdoors every day! A hike through Fischer Woods and caring for the animals at Fischer Farm will provide great opportunities for children to appreciate and learn about the nature that surrounds us. Making discoveries to see what the past was like through games and hands-on activities are just part of our fun-filled day.
Take on the role of a Jr. Camp Leader this summer. 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 summer experience.
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.
New Camps for Children Ages 2-5
Meet & Greet!
Tot & Sunshine camps: Tuesday, May 31, 6:30-7pm in the Tiny Tot Preschool Room
This camp offers a caring and gentle introduction to the camp experience where each week is centered around an exciting theme. Our smallest campers enjoy nature exploration, vegetable gardening in our raised garden beds, water play and on hot days, a visit to our safe Slash Pad. The children will also play games, sing, dance, get messy with sensory craft projects, enjoy story time, and a healthy snack. Children will also enjoy plenty of indoor play inside the cool Deer Grove Leisure Center. Counselor to camper ratio is 1:6. Each camper receives one camp shirt on the first day of camp.
Ages 24-35mo 6/7-6/30 Tu,Th 9:15-11:15A $95/$105 505105-01
Ages 24-35mo 7/12-8/4 Tu,Th 9:15A-11:15A $95/$105 505105-02
Location: DGLC, Nursery
Tailored to the increasingly independent and adventurous Preschooler, Sunshine Camp offers fun camp experiences. Campers enjoy nature exploration, vegetable gardening in our raised garden beds, daily visits to the Splash Pad, guest speakers, sports, camp songs, and plenty of time to climb on our playground equipment. Camp fosters growth, independence and developing friendships. Each week is centered on an exciting theme. Children will also enjoy play inside the cool Deer Grove Leisure Center. Counselor to camper ratio is 1:6. Campers receive one camp shirt on the first day of camp.
Ages 3-5 6/6-7/1 M,W,F 9A-12P $165/$175 505201-01
Ages 3-5 6/7-6/30 Tu,Th 9A-12P $115/$125 505201-02
Ages 3-5 7/11-8/5 M,W,F 9A-12P $165/$175 505201-03
Ages 3-5 7/12-8/4 Tu,Th 9A-12P $115/$125 505201-04
Location: DGLC, Tiny Tot Preschool