Frequently Asked Questions
How do I pay for camp?
Register for the grade your child will enter in Fall 2016. A $150 deposit per camp is required at the time of registration. Camp balances will be auto debited from either your checking account or your credit card. You will be asked at the time of registration to supply the appropriate information to process an auto debit. The auto debit process will be run on April 15 2016, the summer camp payment deadline.
Camp fees under $150 must be paid in full at the time of registration. Wilmette Resident registration begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, January 26. Non-resident registration begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, February 2. You may register online or via fax, mail or walk in. If you are registering via fax or mail, you must include credit card information on your registration form along with a camp payment agreement. The registration fax number is 847-256-0739.
What is your refund policy?
Refunds requested prior to 10 p.m. Friday, April 15 are subject to a service charge of 10% of the total camp fee to a maximum of $50. After Friday, April 15, which is the “Payment in Full Due Date” for all camps, refunds are subject to a service charge of 10% of the total camp fee. No refunds will be given after Friday, May 13. This policy is strictly enforced to allow completion of camp preparations ranging from staff hiring, camper groupings and supply purchasing to informational mailings. Your understanding and cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Can my child get an earlier start?
The Early Bird program begins at 8 a.m. and is available for most camps. In addition, an Extra Early Bird is offered beginning at 7 a.m. for Sports Camp and Junior Day Camp. This program is for pre-camp use only. Check under each camp listing for times and fees.
Can my child stay later?
The Wilmette Park District offers an After Camp Recreation program that meets each day after camp ends. Pickup time is 6 p.m. The program meets at the Community Recreation Center, 3000 Glenview Road, Wilmette. Tiny Tots, Super Tots, Discovery and Wiggleworms Camps have separate After Camp programs. Bus transportation is provided for campers in Great Gillson, Sports, Pirate Tennis, Junior Day, Afternoon Adventure, Wiggleworms and Camp F.U.S.I.O.N. Check camp descriptions for complete information.
Are lunches available?
The Wilmette Park District partners with Kiddos Catering to provide lunch service to select camps. Food choices vary from several area restaurants. Lunches are delivered directly to your child’s camp. A portion of the proceeds from this program will be donated to the Wilmette Park District Family Scholarship program. Kiddos information will be available at the 2016 Camp Fair on Jan. 19 from 6-8 p.m. at the Community Recreation Center. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Will there be transportation from District 39 Summer Enrichment programs?
Limited bus service is offered for children who will be attending Afternoon Adventure, Junior Day, Great Gillson, Sports, Arts in the Parks or Broadway Bound camp after participating in District 39’s Summer Enrichment program. NOTE: Regardless of the time students leave the Summer Enrichment programs they will only be bussed by North Shore Transit (contracted by District 39) to their camps at 11:35 a.m. or after Third Period classes.
If your camper attends the First or Second Period of Summer Enrichment you will be responsible for transporting your camper to camp. For more information contact District 39 Transportation Liaison, Laketa Simpson, at 847-512-6024.
If your camper is attending Summer Enrichment through the Third Period you are eligible for a 10% discount on the camps listed above, excluding Afternoon Adventure Camp. Please contact the appropriate camp supervisors for the discounted camp fee.
Camp enrollments are limited, so please register early.
Note: Summer camp locations and closing dates are subject to change due to the programming needs of Wilmette Public Schools District 39.