Age 5-13
This camp is for Children currently enrolled in Wilmette Public Schools District 39, Kindergarten through Grade 8, during Winter Break. We offer Campers lots of activities to keep them busy, including arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor activities and a movie day. Field trips may include; ice skating, bowling, and indoor entertainment parks. Children enrolled in a one-week camp may not participate in all listed activities. Camp meets at the Community Recreation Center. Please note there is no camp on Christmas Eve, and camp runs on New Year's Eve at a special time: 8 am-3 pm.

One Week
225046-01 M-Th
8 am-6 pm

Two Weeks
225046-03 M-Th
8 am-6 pm

One Day
225046-04 M
8 am-6 pm
225046-05 T 8 am-6 pm 12/21
225046-06 W 8 am-6 pm 12/22
225046-07 Th 8 am-6 pm 12/23
225046-08 M 8 am-6 pm 12/27
225046-09 T 8 am-6 pm 12/28
225046-10 W 8 am-6 pm 12/29
225046-11 Th 8 am-6 pm 12/30

One Day
225046-12 F
8 am-3 pm

Space is still available in the 2021-22 School Year CARE and Campus Clubs (Romona, McKenzie and Centennial).


Morning CARE locations and hours:

  • Central, Harper, McKenzie and Romona: 7-8:30 A.M.
  • Highcrest : 7-8:40 A.M.

C.A.R.E. after school at the Community Recreation Center

Register for C.A.R.E.!
  • Formerly known as After School Recreation (ASR)
  • Quality childcare; free time activities; independent homework time
  • Register (separately) for afternoon enrichment classes at the CRC
  • New 2, 3 and 5-day options

Ann Toma, School Age Coordinator
Phone: 847-251-6599 | Email:

Community Recreation Center Front Desk: 847-256-9686

About C.A.R.E.

Our After-School C.A.R.E. Program, formerly known as After School Recreation, is childcare located at the Community Recreation Center (CRC) that makes it easy to take advantage of all the CRC has to offer! At C.A.R.E., your child receives quality childcare services with assorted activities and independent homework time.

A wide variety of seasonal afternoon classes, also located at the CRC, are available to your child at an additional cost. Participants who are registered in afternoon classes will be transported to and from the classroom by C.A.R.E. staff.

Registration Details

After-School C.A.R.E. runs through the entire 2021-22 school year: August 26, 2021 - June 8, 2022

Three options for number of days:

  • 2-Day Option
  • 3-Day Option
  • 5-Day Option

Two options for length of program:


  • C.A.R.E. 3:15- 4:45 p.m.
  • C.A.R.E. 3:15-6 p.m.

C.A.R.E. follows the Wilmette D39 Public Schools calendar

CRC Afternoon Classes

The Community Recreation Center offers afternoon enrichment classes, including, but not limited to, gymnastics, art, sports, performing arts, dance, music lessons, karate, and crafts. Participants can register separately for these classes, and C.A.R.E. staff will transport them to and from their scheduled programs.

School Day Off

C.A.R.E. participants will have an option to register for all School Day Off programs at a discounted rate.

Campus Clubs

Register for Fall 2021 Campus Clubs. Space Still Available. Winter 2022 Campus Clubs TBA

Carol Heafey, Recreation General Manager

About Campus Clubs

Club it! Throughout the week Campus Club participants rotate through various exploratory classes designed to build life skills and encourage social and emotional development. Time is allotted each day for independent homework and structure, play based free time activities as well. Each week includes a dedicated "Challenge" day featuring a challenge to be completed as a team.

This program follows the Wilmette D39 Public Schools calendar. For all clubs a $200 deposit can be put down with a final payment due on August 13, 2021.

Campus Clubs are held at Romona School, Centennial Recreation Complex and McKenzie School.

After School Clubs

After School Clubs take place at Central, Harper and Highcrest.

About After School Clubs

Note: Please review your child's specific school's snack policy in your packet for further information. The Park District does not provide snacks.

Children are dismissed from their classroom and directed to meet in the cafeteria before clubs begin. They will be checked in at the cafeteria by an on-site coordinator. Instructors meet the children in the cafeteria at 3:30 p.m. and take them to their club activity. All clubs are one hour long.

Children will be brought to the front entrance of school at the end of their club for dismissal. Additional information regarding the check-out procedure will be emailed to families prior to the start of the session.