Camp Meet & Greet
Thursday, June 6 | 6:30pm | Oak Room
Together, camp staff and families will review the Camp Parent Manual and daily operations. Afterwards, staff will answer camp questions and your child can meet their camp counselor.
About Our Camps
We incorporate the key elements of the camp experience: play, well being, community activity, nutrition and environment by providing safe play and learning opportunities that promote development, teamwork and fun. Camp curriculums emphasize socialization through child-led play which lays the foundation for learning and academic success. Camp Directors and Counselors are trained to provide a positive camp experience for children of ages 2 to 15. Staff is trained in CPR, AED, First Aid, and Behavior Management. The Bensenville Park District conducts background checks on all staff.
Early Registration Discount
Save $10 on each full session, register by Friday, May 24, 2019
Campers receive a day camp t-shirt during the first week of camp; camp shirts must be worn on field trips. Please read the camp policy manual for details about what your child should bring and wear to camp.
Free Healthy Lunch Program
Adventure, Sports and Teen Camp participants receive a free healthy lunch provided by the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Lunch menus will be available the week before camp starts. The free lunch program is optional. Campers may choose to bring a lunch.
Summer Day Camp Program | 9am – 3pm
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.
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. Drop off 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. About Fischer Farm…
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.
Forester Camp introduces children to nature through camping. Each morning campers will learn about an important outdoor skill, such as how to pitch a tent, knot tying, and building a campfire; while having fun! In the afternoon we will enjoy swim time at the Bensenville Water Park and
every week we will participate in exciting field trips. At the end of each session our campers will get the chance to apply the skills they learned during a camping trip at Fischer Farm from Thursday night to Friday morning.
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.
Jr. Lifeguard Camp
Interested in becoming a lifeguard? Join in on the fun as this camp is designed to be a mentor opportunity for campers to develop gain valuable first responder skills needed for lifeguarding and leadership experience. All participants of this program will work directly with veteran guarding staff to build knowledge in water safety, basic first aid, rescue techniques using lifesaving equipment and build self-confidence that future lifeguard needs once they reach the proper certification age. Of course, we will also play water games and have open swimming time as well! Campers should be comfortable in the water and know basic swimming skills before enrolling into this program. Min 6/Max 15.
Jr. Lifeguard Camp 12-15 M-Th, 06/24-06/27 10:00A-12:00P Water Park 312325-01 $50/$67
Jr. Lifeguard Camp 12-15 M-Th, 07/15-07/18 10:00A-12:00P Water Park 312325-02 $50/$67
Jr. Lifeguard Camp 12-15 M-Th, 07/29-08/01 10:00A-12:00P Water Park 312325-03 $50/$67
Join us this summer for our new outdoor water adventure camp where we will focus on further building core swimming skills and overall confidence in the water. The camp consists of daily structured swim lessons, water safety, water games and open play in Bensenville’s favorite water park! Min 6/Max 15.
Splastastic Camp 6-10 M-Th, 06/17-06/20 9:00A-12:00P Water Park 312201-01 $75/$101
Splastastic Camp 6-10 M-Th, 07/08-07/11 9:00A-12:00P Water Park 312201-02 $75/$101
Splastastic Camp 6-10 M-Th, 07/22-07/25 9:00A-12:00P Water Park 312201-03 $75/$101
Early Childhood Summer Camps
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 on hot days a visit to our safe Splash Pad. The children will also play games, sing, dance, and get messy with sensory craft projects, story time, and a healthy snack. Children will also enjoy plenty of indoor play inside the Deer Grove Leisure Center. Counselor to camper ratio is 1:6. Each camper receives one camp shirt on the first day of camp. No camp July 1-5.
Tot Camp 24-35mos MWF, 06/10-07/12 9:15-11:15A Nursery 505202-01 $175/$185
Tot Camp 24-35mos Tu/Th, 06/11-07/11 9:15-11:15A Nursery 505202-02 $125/$135
Tot Camp 24-35mos MWF, 07/15-08/09 9:15-11:15A Nursery 505202-03 $175/$185
Tot Camp 24-35mos Tu/Th, 07/16-08/08 9:15-11:15A Nursery 505202-04 $125/$135
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 our 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. Counselor to Camper ratio is 1:6. Campers receive one camp shirt on the first day of camp. There is no camp July 1-5. Before Camp is available for Sunshine Campers.
Sunshine Camp 3-5 MWF, 06/10-07/12 9:00A-12:00P Tiny Tot Room 505201-01 $175/$185
Sunshine Camp 3-5 Tu/Th, 06/11-07/11 9:00A-12:00P Tiny Tot Room 505201-02 $125/$135
Sunshine Camp 3-5 MWF, 07/15-08/09 9:00A-12:00P Tiny Tot Room 505201-03 $175/$185
Sunshine Camp 3-5 Tu/Th, 07/16-08/08 9:00A-12:00P Tiny Tot Room 505201-04 $125/$135
Lunch Pals & Playtime
Extend summer fun! Whether your child is a morning camper or if you just want your child to have lunch with us, you’re welcome to join us! After lunch we will play fun games. Min 4/Max 15.
Lunch Pals & Play Time 3-5 MWF, 06/10-07/12 12:00-1:00P Tiny Tot Room 505201-11 $40/$50
Lunch Pals & Play Time 3-5 MWF, 07/15-08/09 12:00-1:00P Tiny Tot Room 505201-22 $40/$50