Frequently Asked Questions
Answers for your Camp Questions
Q: What do I need to know about registering my child for Summer Camp 2014?
A: Register for the grade your child will enter in Fall 2014. A $150 deposit per camp is required at the time of registration. Full payment is due by Friday, April 18. Camp fees under $150 must be paid in full at the time of registration. Wilmette Resident registration begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, January 28. Non-resident registration begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, February 4. 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. The registration fax number is 847-256-0739.
Q: I need to get an early start in the morning. Is there an option to drop my child off at camp before 9 a.m.?
A: Yes, we have an Early Bird program that begins at 8 a.m. and is available for most camps. In addition, an Extra Early Bird program is offered beginning at 7 a.m. for Tiny Tots at the Community Recreation Center, Discovery Camp, Sports Camps and Junior Day Camp. This program is for pre-camp use only. Check under each camp listing for times and fees.
Q: How about After Camp programs?
A: 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 Day Camp, Sports Camp, Pirate Tennis Camp, Junior Day, Afternoon Adventure, Wiggleworms and Camp F.U.S.I.O.N. Check camp descriptions for complete information.
Q: Is there an option for my child to purchase lunch rather than bringing a lunch from home?
A: Yes, due to popular demand, the Wilmette Park District will once again be partnering with Kiddos Catering to provide lunch service to select camps. Food choices vary from restaurants such as Subway, Chin's, Piero's Pizza and Dairy Queen. 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 will be at the 2014 Camp Fair at the Community Recreation Center to answer questions. Look for the lunch symbol next to camps that offer this service. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: My child will be participating in District 39 Summer Enrichment programs and needs transportation to camp after classes end. Is bus service available?
A: Yes, 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 11:30 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, Cindy Palmer, 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.
Q: What is the camp refund policy if we change our minds after we’ve already signed up for a camp?
A: Refunds requested prior to 10 p.m. Friday, April 18, are subject to a service charge of 10% of the total camp fee to a maximum of $50. After Friday, April 18, 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 16. 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.
Note: Summer camp locations and closing dates are subject to change due to the programming needs of Wilmette Public Schools District 39.