Sunflower Day Camp

Ages 15 months – 5 years
June 17, 2019 – August 9, 2019*
Multiple schedule options – please see below
*Pre and Post–Camp may be available – dates TBA

Sunflower Day Camp at JCYS Highland Park offers all the spirit of a traditional summer camp, with the experienced teachers of a premier preschool.

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Summer Adventures for our Youngest Campers

Outdoor fun at Sunflower Day Camp includes trips to the Lillian L. Lutz Recreation Center (“the Lil’”) for swimming lessons (fours and fives) or to play around on the splash pad (threes). Our younger campers also enjoy Music & Movement with Stretch-n-Grow, while older campers learn the fundamentals of soccer, volleyball, tennis, and more with Amazing Athletes. As a new addition this year, we’re also offering yoga!

Age-appropriate field trips are a highlight of Sunflower Day Camp. In our Parent/Child camp, parents love joining their campers on trips to the Kohl Children’s Museum and WeOrbit, while older campers (fours and fives) enjoy mini-golf, Pirates’ Cove, Wagner Farm, and bowling. For all our campers, “At-Lutz field trips” bring performers and exciting activities right to the family center: in past years, we’ve hosted jugglers, magicians, storytellers, reptile shows, petting farms, and bubble guys.

Every Friday at Sunflower Day Camp is a special event day, with activities like a Royal Banquet, campfire, or water slide. We also host special dress-up days to coordinate with our theme of the week. Fridays also feature inclusive Shabbat celebrations with fresh-baked challah.

Families Grow at Sunflower Day Camp

Just like our school-year programs at JCYS Highland Park, Sunflower Day Camp is really a camp for the whole family. Camp kicks off with Parent Orientation night and parents are always welcome at our Parent Swim program observations and our camp party at the Lil’. We send home weekly newsletters from each group of campers and a bi-weekly all-camp newsletter to keep parents updated on all camp happenings. We post camper photos daily, both as hard copies and electronically.

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Experienced Program Staff

Sunflower Day Camp is led by the same early childhood teachers who lead classrooms at JCYS Highland park during the school year. Children love seeing the familiar faces of the teachers they know, and our experienced staff members – including our full-time Child and Family Development Specialist – have the know-how to guide children through any developmental challenges and fully support parents throughout the summer. Sunflower campers also have a great time with our Counselors-In-Training, trained assistants in grades 8-10 who help our full-time staff, act as good role models for our younger campers, and ease pick-up and drop-off transitions.

Learn more about our facility and our approach to early learning here.

Age and Schedule Options

Sunflower Day Camp at JCYS Highland Park will run from June 17, 2019 to August 9, 2019. Please select your child’s age to see schedule options.

15-24 months by June 17, 2019

Sunflower Day Camp
(15 – 24 months)
June 17, 2019 – August 9, 2019
Parent-Child: Summer Travel Tots  Total Program Cost
2 days/week (T/Th)
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
$550
24 Months
Sunflower Day Camp
( 24 months by June 17, 2019)
June 17, 2019 – August 9, 2019
Transition Camp Total Program Cost
2 days/week  (T/Thu)
9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. for weeks 1 – 3
9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. after week 4
$850
30 Months
Sunflower Day Camp
(30 months/two and a half by June 17, 2019)
June 17, 2019 – August 9, 2019

Traditional Twos Total Program Cost
2 days/week (T/Th)
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$1,170
3 days/week (M/W/F)
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$1,525
Early Bird Option
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
$75/day
Sunflower Day Camp
(30 months/two and a half by June 17, 2019)
June 17, 2019 – August 9, 2019

Half Day/Full Day Twos  Total Program Cost
Half Day
3, 4, or 5 days/week
7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
3 Half Days/week $1,930
4 Half Days/week $2,475
5 Half Days/week $2,975
Full Day
3, 4, or 5 days/week
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
3 Full Days/week $2,305
4 Full Days/week $2,910
5 Full Days/week $3,450
You may combine some half days with some full days (e.g., 2 full days + 1 half day per week)
3 Years
Sunflower Day Camp
(3 years by June 17, 2019)
June 17, 2019 – August 9, 2019

Traditional Threes Total Program Cost
3 days/week (M/W/F)
9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
$1,565
4 days/week (M/T/W/F)
9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
$2,050
5 days/week
9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
$2,520
Extended Day Option (1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) $75/day
Sunflower Day Camp
(3 years by June 17, 2019)
June 17, 2019 – August 9, 2019

Program Total Program Cost
Half Day
3, 4, 5 days/week
3 Half Days/week
7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
$1,990
4 Half Days/week
7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
$2,555
5 Half Days/week
7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
$3,050
Full Day
3, 4, or 5 days/week
3 Full Days/week
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
$2,340
4 Full Days/week
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
$3,000
5 Full Days/week
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
$3,520
You may combine some half days with some full days (e.g., 2 full days + 1 half day per week)
4 Years
Sunflower Day Camp
(4 years by September 1, 2019)
June 17, 2019 – August 9, 2019
Traditional Pre-K Total Program Cost
5 days/week
9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
$2,570
Extended Day Option (1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) $75/day
Sunflower Day Camp
(4 years by September 1, 2019)
June 17, 2019 – August 9, 2019
Program Total Program Cost
Half Day Pre-K
3, 4, 5 days/week
3 Half Days/week
7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
$2,080
4 Half Days/week
7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
2,660
5 Half Days/week
7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
3,260
Full Day Pre-K
3, 4, or 5 days/week
3 Full Days/week
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
$2,420
4 Full Days/week
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
$3,050
5 Full Days/week
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
$3,670
You may combine some half days with some full days (e.g., 2 full days + 1 half day per week)
5 Years
Sunflower Day Camp
(5 years by September 1, 2019)
June 17, 2019 – August 9, 2019
Traditional Kindergarten Adventure Camp Total Program Cost
5 days/week
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
$3,370
Sunflower Day Camp
(5 years by September 1, 2019)
June 17, 2019 – August 9, 2019
Full-Day Kindergarten Adventure Camp Total Program Cost
3 Full Days/week
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
$2,475
4 Full Days/week
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
$3,145
5 Full Days/week
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
$3,770