Sunflower Day Camp

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

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 Summer Travel Tots, 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.

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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.

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.

Summer 2020 Tuition and Registration

Infant (6 weeks - 15 months) Sunflower Camp Tuition
June 15, 2020 – August 7, 2020 2 monthly payments
Infant Full-Day Sunflower Camp
7:30 am – 6:00 pm
3 days/week $1,778
4 days/week $2,163
5 days/week $2,512
Toddler (15 months - 24 months) Sunflower Camp Tuition
June 15, 2020 – August 7, 2020 2 monthly payments
Parent-Child: Summer Travel Tots
10:00 am – 11:30 am
2 days/week (Mon/Wed) $285
Transition Tot Camp
9:15 am – 10:45 am for weeks 1 – 3
9:15 am – 11:15 am after week 4
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $440
Toddler Full-Day with Early Pick-Up Sunflower Camp
7:30 am – 12:30 pm
3 days/week $1,103
4 days/week $1,473
5 days/week $1,754
Toddler Full-Day Sunflower Camp
7:30 am – 6:00 pm
3 days/week $1,348
4 days/week $1,780
5 days/week $2,067
Twos Sunflower Camp Tuition
June 15, 2020 – August 7, 2020 2 monthly payments
Twos Part-Day Sunflower Camp
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
2 days/week $605
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $790
Twos Full-Day with Early Pick-Up Sunflower Camp
7:30 am – 12:30 pm
3 days/week $970
4 days/week $1,238
5 days/week $1,538
Twos Full-Day Sunflower Camp
7:30 am – 6:00 pm
3 days/week $1,189
4 days/week $1,497
5 days/week $1,784
Threes Sunflower Camp Tuition
June 15, 2020 – August 7, 2020 2 monthly payments
Threes Part-Day Sunflower Camp
9:00 am – 1:30 pm
3 days/week $810
4 days/week $1,070
5days/week $1,237
Threes Full-Day with Early Pick-Up Sunflower Camp
7:30 am – 1:30 pm
3 days/week $1,030
4 days/week $1,343
5 days/week $1,600
Threes Full-Day Sunflower Camp
7:30 am – 6:00 pm
3 days/week $1,189
4 days/week $1,510
5 days/week $1,784
Pre-K Sunflower Camp Tuition
June 15, 2020 – August 7, 2020 2 monthly payments
Pre-K Part-Day Sunflower Camp
9:00 am – 1:30 pm
5 days/week $1,265
Pre-K Full-Day with Early Pick-Up Sunflower Camp
7:30 am – 1:30 pm
3 days/week $1,067
4 days/week $1,343
5 days/week $1,630
Pre-K Full-Day Sunflower Camp
7:30 am – 6:00 pm
3 days/week $1,210
4 days/week $1,530
5 days/week $1,850
Kindergarten Adventure Camp Tuition
June 15, 2020 – August 7, 2020 2 monthly payments
Part-Day Kindergarten Adventure Camp
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
5 days/week $1,752.50
Full-Day Kindergarten Adventure Camp
7:30 am – 6:00 pm
3 days/week $1,287.00
4 days/week $1,635.50
5 days/week $1,960.50
Counselor-in-Training Program
June 15, 2020 – August 7, 2020 1 payment
First 4-week Session
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
5 days/week
$725
Second 4-week Session
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
5 days/week
$725
Full 8 weeks
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
5 days/week
$960
Camp Add-Ons
June 17, 2020 – August 9, 2020 2 Monthly Payments
Early Bird Twos Camp
9:00 am – 9:30 am
$50
Extended Day Threes Camp
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
$75
Extended Day Pre-K Camp
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
$75
Register

Registration for current JCYS families is now open.

Registration for new JCYS families opens at 10:00 am on December 2, 2019.

In order to complete your registration, you must provide a non-refundable and non-transferrable deposit. Deposits for infant care, toddler care, and preschool are $250; for all other programs, they are $150. Deposits will be applied to the final program invoice or forfeited with early withdrawal.